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A slide phone is one of the mobile phone form factors, which implements two separate but connected panels: one for the screen and one for the keypad - sliding out on rails along vertical or horizontal axes. Slide phones give you the whole advantage of using standard or QWERTY keypads and sliding them back behind the display when not in use, to maintain the compactness of the phone. Typically, slide phones can be operated single handed.

The latest slide cell phones which some of them are smart phones are integrated with touch screen feature with the thought of increasing the screen size and reducing the keypad size. The accelerometers in the slide phones automatically rotate the screen layout between portrait and landscape modes, depending on the sliding keypad use. Since the sliding keypads allow faster typing, they can be used for messaging and emailing purposes by realtors and business people.

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Samsung Gravity Q

Samsung Gravity Q T289 Cellphone


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Release Date
Jul 2013
Dec 2012
Oct 2012
Nov 2010
Sep 2010
Style
Candy Bar, Touch Screen, Slide
Smartphone, Slide
Slide
Slide, Smartphone, Touch Screen
Smartphone, Slide
Digital Camera Resolution
2.0 MP
5.0 MP
2.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Screen Size(Diagonal)
3.0 inch
4.0 inch
3.8 inch
3.7 inch
Battery Capacity
1000.0 mAh
1800.0 mAh
Carrier
T-Mobile
Verizon
T-Mobile
AT-T

  • If you're not opting for a smartphone and you can look past its dated design, the Samsung Gravity Q is your best choice for a T-Mobile keyboard phone.


  • Let's talk about cost briefly here, as the Samsung Gravity Q for T-Mobile requires a down payment of $9.99 up front, then 24 monthly installment payments of $6 each, which brings its total cost to $153.99. Looking at the figure, it's not that bad, but come on, this is a quick messaging device we're dealing with here. We can name a host of other prepaid entry-level Android smartphones that deliver a significantly better experience than this.


  • The Samsung Gravity Q for T-Mobile offers a physical keyboard, but feels like a phone that landed a decade too late.


  • Although it isn't banging on all cylinders when it comes to top-tier specs, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II's reliable performance makes it the QWERTY keyboard phone to buy on Verizon.


  • Overall, we're content with the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II. Not only is it more fashionable than the original model, but is quite faster with the dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The full QWERTY keyboard is one of its main features, and we like how it is laid out and is easy to use for those of you that do a lot of typing. We do wish that the 4" screen was a little larger and higher resolution, but it still does a good job for a mid-range device.


  • The affordable Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is perfectly fine and will likely please keyboard lovers on Verizon, but it could have been a slam dunk.


  • Though video chat isn't ready for prime time, there's plenty to love about the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, including its speed, sleek and sturdy design, and great call quality.


  • We're absolutely over the fact that the original myTouch 3G Slide wasn't all that much of a standout hit last year, but after looking meticulously at its successor, we're amazed at how the device has transcended on so many levels. Obviously, some might still be attracted to the equally capable HTC Sensation 4G on Tmo's lineup though, you'll be missing out with what the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide has to offer.


  • I'll give it to you straight. If I was going to buy a new Android phone on T-Mobile today, I'd buy the myTouch 4G without a second thought. I would miss the Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Vibrant, but the myTouch 4G has a top-notch hardware design, its call quality was excellent, and its data speeds rock (even without having seen the full potential of HSPA+). Its battery life suited my needs for a full day of use, and its camera was fun to use.

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    - A unified inbox lets people sort messages by top contacts or unread e-mail, for example.


  • The HTC Desire Z is one of the only two handsets so far with the new version of Sense UI, and deserved our attention, even just for that. HTC didn't stop here to make it stand out in the Android crowd, however, and added a physical keyboard with clever, if somewhat pointless, Z-hinge mechanism.


  • - One nice little touch is the ability to set two keys to perform a certain function, be it call a contact, open a web page or start up an application - it's the little touches like this that make smartphones less scary for users.