Reviews and Problems with Samsung M920 / Transform
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Samsung Transform Review
12 January 2011
Excerpt: The Samsung Transform is Sprints attempt to hit the middle tier market customers. Does the Transform have what it takes to capture this fairly untapped market and succeed like its older brother the Samsung Epic 4G?
Conclusion: In the end, we like the Samsung Transform's hardware and basic Android 2.1 bundle, but Sprint ID brings it down. Sprint ID overwhelms this phone and the result is a slow and buggy device. For $149 with contract after a $100 rebate, we'd like to see a little more improvement over the $99 Samsung Intercept as well-- the hardware is solid low to mid-range but $149 puts it too close to high end phones like the HTC EVO 4G .
Pros: Decent hardware keyboard, solid build.
Cons: Sluggish, made worse by Sprint ID packs that bog down the phone.
Summary: We like the idea behind the Transform--a smaller, less expensive Epic 4G with an interface you can easily personalize with apps. However, the Sprint ID packs take longer to download than we'd like, and then there's additional work involved. Plus, Sprint ID slowed down overall performance.
Pros: Comfortable QWERTY keyboard, Good call quality, Front-facing camera, Sprint ID packs for personalization
Cons: Takes a while to download ID packs, Sluggish performance with Sprint ID, Low screen resolution, Pricey for the specs