Good construction, good camera, solid battery life
The biggest hurdle that the HTC Radar 4G has to overcome is the fact that its user experience, and 98 percent of its software, is the same as found on every other Windows Phone that is being sold today or has been sold in the past. Differentiation is difficult for a WP7 device. Still, if you like Windows Phone and want a solid camera in an equally solid body, yet don't want to opt for one of the devices with a massive 4-inch or larger touchscreen, the Radar 4G is for you.
The HTC Radar is all the Trophy was and then some. With a great screen, comfortable, ergonomic design and an attractive interface not to mention all the advantages of Mango. The phone won't do everything an Android handset will, however, it's much easier to work your way around, and with the bonus of the decent 5MP camera and fantastic build quality, buy this and you're onto a winner.
3D movie and 3D game preloaded
The EVO 3D is an odd duck. The phone does certain things exceptionally well while other things rendered us perplexed. For instance, as a standalone smartphone, it's just as speedy an intuitive as the HTC Sensation 4G. Its dual-core Snapdragon, Android 2.3, and HTC Sense 3.0 hat trick will reel in any consumer. The phone also comes with a 3D movie and 3D game preloaded, and it performs quite well in that department.
Well-made and affordable Windows Phone
The HTC Radar 4G looked pretty good for the $99 with contract price tag when it first came out. But the new Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone on T-Mobile gives it a serious run for the money, so be sure to look at the Lumia 710 as well. We like the Radar 4G's sturdy build, bright display and elegant unibody design. We wish the battery were user replaceable though.
Ample amount of RAM provide quick performance
The Motorola PHOTON 4G is a bit of a return to form on Sprint for the brand with the "bat wing" logo. It is a solid phone with very little to complain about. While I would love to see a better camera and longer battery life, neither were so bad as to put the PHOTON 4G into the reject pile. Despite the sluggish tendencies of Motorola's interface, the dual-core processor and ample amount of RAM provide quick performance for almost all tasks you can throw at it.
Large, crisp and vibrant qHD display
The Motorola Photon 4G makes a very strong case for being the best phone in Sprint's lineup. It certainly has the horsepower with the Tegra 2 dual core processer, 16GB of memory and brilliant qHD display. The 8-megapixel camera with 720p recording performed well enough to double as a point and shoot for most people. The battery life and call quality was well above average, and overall the build quality and design is very well done.
Google Android smartphone
Despite its fairly pedestrian hardware design, the Photon 4G should appeal to anyone looking for an Android smartphone that stands a good chance of being allowed access to the corporate network - but you do need to be something of a propeller head to get it working consistently in the UK. The 4G WiMax capability isn't worth spending money on, given its virtual non-deployment in the UK and the basic questions about WiMax's future, but the device itself is perfectly good.
Powerful and versatile smartphone
The Motorola Photon 4G is one powerful and versatile smartphone, boasting a first-rate industrial design, brilliant display, excellent gaming performance, and a sharp (albeit sluggish) camera. The HDMI mirroring works smoothly, and those looking for desktop-like functionality can spring for the HD Station dock. Mobile professionals will appreciate the global roaming capability--though not the cost of roaming--as well as the Exchange support and security features.
Sharp and large qHD display
The Motorola Photon 4G is Sprint's latest top tier Android smartphone. It runs Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread on a dual core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU. The Photon is both a world phone with GSM for roaming overseas and a WiMAX 4G phone. Reception is above average on Sprint's network for both 3G and 4G, though WiMAX coverage is still spotty and Sprint's 3G EV-DO Rev. A network is slower than the other three big US carriers.
Impressive battery life and solid performance
With its stunning display, impressive battery life and solid performance, the Photon 4G comes very close to dethroning Samsung's mighty Galaxy S II as king of the Android hill. This is simultaneously Motorola's and Sprint's best handset ever -- it takes everything we praised about the Droid X2, adds WiMAX support, a global GSM / HSPA radio and WebTop capability, then wraps it up in a much sleeker package.
Great battery life
The Motorola Triumph is the device to get if you are searching for a contract free phone. The Motorola Triumph is fast, has great battery life, and its screen is sharper than any of the qHD displays we have seen on Motorola's subsidized phones on larger carriers. I would recommend the Triumph to anyone looking for a new phone. It may not take the best pictures, but overall the phone is excellent.
Pure Android 2.2 user interface
The term "prepaid phone" conjures up visions of a poorly constructed device with even worse performance. Thankfully, the Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile defies the stereotype. For $299, you'll walk away with a mid-level Android phone that mostly satisfies, from its light weight and big screen to its 1-GHz processor. The best part is that you'll save hundreds versus competing carriers over two years. What keeps this handset from garnering a higher rating is its weak battery life.
A real life review after 2 moths of use.
In conclusion it is a good phone, not an iPhone or the high level HTC, but definitely a nice phone. I save $55 a month, that's a lot. Make sure Virgin has good coverage in your area. I bought a cheap virgin phone and I used it for a couple of weeks, taking it with me everywhere everywhere and trying to make some test phone calls. When I was sure that the coverage was ok, I ported my number.
Great upgrade from Rumour Touch to Android
Overall I'm happy with my purchase and VM is tops in my book, I kept my $25/mo plan, that alone has my friends with iphones finally jealous with envy, as much as I was at their hardware. (though I discover the game apps are still far below theirs-the drag racing game is so dumb, why am I so addicted to it?) As for apps they are great, my non android friends are most impressed with Google Sky Map- hold your Triumph up to the night sky and sight up any star or planet, and there you go.
Not User Friendly At All
If Motorola wants to be high end, they could at least put out a product and manuel that is up to that standard. So far, I've spent $300 for a phone that isn't as good as using my old landline. Motorola should be ashamed of the Triumph...the only thing triumphant about it is it looks good. Doesn't work worth a flip, but it looks good, if you can keep the back on it.
Performance is incredibly fast
As we have come to expect from previous versions of Samsung's Galaxy S II, AT&T's edition is a fantastic smartphone. Performance is incredibly fast, the screen is gorgeous to look at, and the phone's battery life is among the best I have seen from an Android smartphone to date. Throw in a razor-thin design and one of the best cameras on the market, and you have a recipe for a winner.
Pricey for a mid-range device
Strangely, it's difficult for us to accept the Samsung Gravity SMART as a mid-range device after checking out the better spec'd Samsung Exhibit 4G but of course, it has the added convenience of a physical keyboard. Without a doubt, it works rather well as a messaging device, but after carefully taking into consideration its pricing and list of features, it definitely seems overpriced for its value.
Cheap smartphone with a cheap plan
The Gravity Smart easily ranks in as an 'Average' entry level smartphone. While there's nothing majorly wrong with the smartphone, there's nothing majorly great about it either. For an extra $30 and a contract attached, you could get the Sidekick 4G which is a considerably better smartphone with a keyboard from T-Mobile. The Samsung Exhibit 4G is another affordable smartphone that's better than the Gravity Smart that would be a better choice as well.
Browser and satellite navigation
If you want a Smartphone but don't want to be forking out large sums of money each month on an expensive contract or paying through the nose for a top spec geek machine on pay as you go then you wouldn't go far wrong with the Samsung Gravity Smart. It contains many of the useful everyday feature of its much pricier rivals with the ability to navigate the web and the word with browser and satellite navigation.
Cheap slider mechanism doesn't feel like it will hold up
The Samsung Gravity SMART is a budget oriented smartphone with a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2'' multi-touch display. Unlike the similarly priced Exhibit 4G, the Gravity SMART is only equipped with an older Samsung 800Mhz processor used in older devices such as the Samsung Moment.
Good battery life
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail, although not a high-end smartphone, is certainly a solid option for the Boost Mobile customer looking to upgrade their handset. It benefits from the full Android ecosystem, as well as Sprint's nationwide 3G network for solid data capabilities. The build quality is very nice, and there is abundant use of soft-touch rubber on the phone's body to provide extra grip.
With a $180 price tag, you'll get the Prevail for a song given what you'll otherwise pay for a smartphone off-contract (upwards of $500, usually). Along with the affordable $50 monthly unlimited data plan, we were inclined not to be snobbish about the details -- a plastic finish here, a lower-resolution camera there. But we just can't excuse a touchscreen so finicky that we were constantly selecting the wrong link, email, or map destination, and even making mistakes in games.
Nice little design
Overall the Samsung Galaxy Prevail is a great little addition to Boost Mobile's line up and a great entry level smartphone for customers looking for a cheap smartphone. Like the LG Optimus C, it is a bit late to the market, and with no real differentiators, it can quickly get lost in the pack. In Boost Mobile's line up, the Galaxy Prevail comes off as a strong contender, but with the rise of cheaper smartphones on national carriers, the Prevail loses its advantage.
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail is a unique elegant device with a reasonable price. It has an acceptable HVGA resolution. The 2MP camera is quite good that produced better images than expected. The Prevail takes over the top spot as the Boost Mobile's best smart phone. It may not be as advanced as a dual core 4G phone, but this handset deserves the Galaxy name and one would wish to own this phone.
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