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Our friends over at Samsung have sent us the Samsung Captivate Glide to review. It is one of the new phones that were announced for AT&T at CTIA 2011. Samsung also announced the DoubleTime, our full review of that will be coming soon as well. Now, let’s get started with the full review of the Samsung Captivate Glide.

 

Hardware

The Samsung Captivate glide is built well. It features a touch screen and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. On top of the phone you have your headphone jack and the micro USB port. On the right hand side is the power/sleep button. On the left hand side you have your volume rocker. On top of the screen is the AT&T logo, earpiece, and a 1.3 mega-pixel front facing camera. Under the screen you have the Samsung Logo, and 4 touch buttons, the menu, home, back, and search buttons. The left hand side is where the full QWERTY keyboard slides out from. On the keyboard it also features buttons with the 4 Android buttons. On the back you have the Samsung Logo, a speaker, and an 8 mega-pixel camera with LED flash. The camera can record video in 1080pHD video. If you take the back cover off you will find the AT&T Sim Card, battery and a micro SD card slot. It does not come with a micro SD card but, does have 8GB of internal memory. It has a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, with a resolution of 480 x 800. Samsung is known for having great screens, and the Samsung Captivate Glide is no exception. The screen on it is great and the colors look very vibrant on it. In terms of speed it is running on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ Network and it has a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor. On top of that it also has 1GB of RAM. The phone runs very fast and there is no delay. Overall, the hardware on the Samsung Captivate Glide is great!

 

Operating System

The Samsung Captivate Glide has great hardware but, does it have an equally good operating system? It is running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. It has Samsung Touch Wiz running on top. It does run very well with no delay because of it’s 1GB of RAM and  1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor inside. It has Samsung’s great widgets pre-loaded on the device. For instance, it has the great weather widget. It also has the classic Samsung Unlock Screen. The one where you just swipe it away and you access the phone. It also has Samsung Media Hub, keep in mind it needs an SD card to work. It also has Samsung Social Hub, one of Samsung’s great apps. It brings all of your Social Networks into one simple to use app. It works great and really simplifies your whole experience with Social Networks. In terms of pre-loaded apps the Samsung Captivate Glide has plenty of them. Some of them are like Google App Suite, All Share, Amazon Kindle, Asphalt 6, AT&T Code Scanner, AT&T Family Map, AT&T Navigator, Featured Apps, Facebook, Live TV, Media Hub, Memo, Mini Diary, Music, myAT&T, News & Weather, QIK Lite, Quick Office, Social Hub, Task, Task Manager, Voice Recorder, Yellow Pages, and more. As you can see there are quite a few apps and many of them come in very handy. Overall, the Software and Operating System on the Samsun Captivate Glide is great and very easy to use.

 

Bottom Line

The Samsung Captivate is a great phone. AT&T will welcome it as a new device to their lineup. It is a fully loaded device, that features a touch screen and QWERTY keyboard but, is still very thin and light. This gives it portability. It is fast because it has the  1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor and is running on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ Network. It has one of the best operations systems and user interfaces on the market, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Samsung Touch Wiz. I would recommend the Samsung Captivate Glide to anyone looking for a feature rich smartphone. The Samsung Captivate Glide will be available on November 20, for the price of $149.99 with a 2-year contract. You Can Get More Info On The Samsung Captivate Glide, By Clicking Here. We would like to thank Samsung Mobile for providing us with a copy of the “Samsung Captivate Glide”.

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