The Samsung Infuse 4G at the time of it’s release (May 15) was being advertised as Super Slim, and Super Smart. The phone features an absolutely beautiful Super AMOLED screen that produces, nice true, rich colors. The Infuse right out of the box had me impressed and it was a wonderful device and experience.
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- Android 2.2
- 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen
- 1.2GHz CPU
- 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- microSD memory slot
- 8.9mm to 9.24mm thin
- HSPA+ connectivity
The screen on this device is a gorgeous 4.5” Super AMOLED display. The display produces bright, true colors, but can the colors are a little over sharpened. The screen does get very bright, and very dim so you have a wide range of choice for the display. The screen is enjoyable to watch movies, and other media on and gives a nice experience while playing games.
The processor on the Samsung Infuse is a single-core 1GHz. The processor handles it own, it’s not the fastest but it certainly isn’t slow. Not the phone a power user would want but if you just want some a nice phone to browse web, watch video, play Angry Birds then this is the phone for you. You will not get an enjoyable experience playing Shadowgun and heavy graphic games like that.
The camera is great for a smartphone camera, with that said smartphone cameras aren’t really the best. The camera will produce some clear pictures in good lighting but once in bad lighting the picture aren’t exactly the best. There were some nice colors produced in the picture but the picture had a lot of noise in them and didn’t really pop at all. The front facing camera is fine to have a quick video chat but nothing to get excited about.
The battery life was rather good for me. On an average day for me I would be texting at least 300 messages a day, making 2 or 3 phone calls, checking twitter constantly, playing a lot of games and watching YouTube videos. I would keep the brightness almost all the way up because I like the bright display. Lasting about 8 hours when I used it like I normally would. On a school day though when I did not use it as much and used it like a normal user would the battery lasted through a day and a half. So no need really for an extra battery with this device but never hurts to carry an extra around.
The hardware design on this device is plastic, plastic, and some more plastic. With that said it feels cheap and flimsy. The back of the device is flimsy and bends when you push on it, but it has a nice texture on it which makes it somewhat enjoyable to hold in the hand. The power button, and volume rocker feel cheap, and not sturdy. Overall the build quality isn’t the best but it makes for a light phone but I don’t recommend dropping it.
The Infuse comes with Android 2.2 and a TouchWiz overlay. At first I complained about how ugly Touchwiz was, and how cluttered it made the screen look with those huge colorful blocks behind my apps. Now I have a completely different opinion, TouchWiz really grew on me and I actually really enjoy it. Not enough to overtake Vanilla Android but certainly better than Sense, Blur, or Time Scape. There is not to much bloatware on the phone, you get all the usual AT&T apps, along with Angry Birds.
Playing games on the device was enjoyable depending on the game you played. Playing light less graphic intense games like Angry Birds, Fruit Slice, Battle Heart, and Cut the Rope was very enjoyable. There was no lag playing these games and it was very responsive and fluid. When you begin to play games like Shadowgun, many Gameloft games, and high graphic intense games, the expirence became less ejoyable. It was still very playable but it could have been better. There was lag in some parts of games where I just wanted to stop playing and delete the game, but other parts ran fluidly. If you want to game don’t get this but if you want to casually game then go for this device, because the beautiful screen gives you some looking Angry Birds.
IN THE BOX
- Samsung Infuse 4G
- Lithium Ion Batter (1750mAH battery)
- 2GB microSD card
- Stereo Headset
- Wall Charger
- USB Cable
- HML Adapter for HDMI Output
- Quickstart Guide
Overall the device is really good, and it is enjoyable to use.The device is thin, has a beautiful screen, and has a great battery. The device is perfect for the entry level smartphone user. With that said the processor speed just isn’t up to par with other devices and the device feels cheap. With that said I would say if you want a good smartphone just to browser the web, YouTube, and social networks this is the phone for you.
RATING: 3 1/2 droids (out of 5)