Our friends at Samsung have sent us the Samsung DoubleTime to review. It is one of the newest Samsung phones on AT&T’s network. It feature 2 touch screens and a full QWERTY keyboard. From the looks of the device, it seems like its meant for a first time smartphone user who loves to text. So it may be perfect for any teenager out there. Now, let’s get started with the full review of Samsung DoubleTime!
The Samsung DoubleTime has mainly a plastic build, but is built well. On the top of the phone you will find the power/sleep button and headphone jack. The volume rocker is located on the left hand side. On the bottom you will find the micro USB port. The earpiece and AT&T logo are found above the screen. And the Samsung Logo and Android menu, home, back, and search buttons are found below. On the back you will find a speaker, a 3.2 mega-pixel camera, and the Samsung Logo. If you take off the back cover you will see the AT&T Sim Card, Samsung Battery and the micro SD card slot. It comes with a 2GB microSD card but, the slot can hold up to a 32GB micro SD card. Most phones that have a full QWERTY keyboard have it below the screen or it slides out from under the screen. The Samsung DoubleTime does not use this method. You actually flip the phone open to find both the full QWERTY keyboard and a second touch screen display. Both the screen on the front and the inside are a 3.2” full touch screen display. The front screen has a resolution of 480 x 320 while, the inside screen has a resolution of 320 x 480. Both resolutions are HVGA. Both screens are pretty good, but we have seen better from Samsung. Keep in mind that the Samsung DoubleTime is meant to be a texting and social networking phone, that has the bonus of Android 2.2 Froyo. It also has the low price of only $49.99 with a 2-year contract from AT&T. In terms of speed, it is not fast as lightening. It does have a delay sometimes, but for the most part it runs well. It has a Qualcomm 800 MHz Processor. It also has 278MB of RAM, so not that much but it does help the phone run better. The colors of the phone are white and pink. The pink is mainly found on the QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is very easy to use, it is a ordinary keyboard. It is not the like split keyboard on the LG DoublePlay (Click Here To See Our Review Of The LG DoublePlay). The only special keys included on the QWERTY keyboard are the Android buttons. The menu, home, back, and search buttons. Overall, the Samsung DoubleTime has some good hardware in it, that will get the job done.
Samsung did not give the Samsung DoubleTime the latest Android Operating System out there. It is running Android 2.2 Froyo, and as of now i don’t think it will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, keep in mind the Samsung DoubleTime is a phone meant for social networking and texting. Android is an ext ram feature that Samsung decided to throw into play here. It does have an old version of Samsung Touch Wiz, which for the most part just makes the phone a lot simpler and easy to use. In terms of pre-loaded apps, there are not that many. The ones that did make it on are Memo, Music, My Files, myAT&T, News & Weather, Task Manger, Voice Recorder, YouTube, Yellow Pages, AT&T Code Scanner, AT&T Family Maps, AT&T Navigator, AT&T Live TV, Google App Suite, and more. While the operating system and software are not that advanced on the DoubleTime, it is perfect for texting and social networking.
The Samsung DoubleTime would be a great phone for anyone looking for a simple to use device, it is great for social networking and texting. It has a unique design that includes two 3.2 inch touch screens and a full QWERTY keyboard. While the phone may have delays, this is expected because it does not have the fastest processor the world has ever seen. However the phone is great for what it was designed to do. It is perfect for texting and social networking, many people will enjoy doing those things on the Samsung DoubleTime. The Samsung DoubleTime will be available on November 20, 2011. It runs on AT&T’s 3G Network. It will cost $49.99 with a 2-year contract. You Can Get More Info On The Samsung DoubleTime, By Clicking Here. We would like to thank Samsung Mobile for providing us with a copy of the “Samsung DoubleTime”.