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Samsung Captivate Glide (AT&T)
- Display: 4.0-inches
- Camera: 8-MP
- Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 4G-enabled smartphone running Android 2.3 with 4-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
- Dual-core 1 GHz processor; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot and tethering capabilities); GPS navigation
- 8-MP camera; HD 720p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 8 GB memory; corporate and personal e-mail
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- Size (LWH): 4.9 inches, 2.5 inches, 0.5 inches
- Weight: 5.28 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 480 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 396 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Stay on the move with the 4G-enabled, Android-powered Samsung Captivate Glide smartphone from AT&T, which offers a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for fast on-the-go typing and a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor. The 4-inch Super AMOLED screen gives you brilliant detail, spectacular color and deep contrast, plus it's bright enough to read easily in bright daylight and it automatically adjusts when indoors.
Speedy on-the-go typing via the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard (view larger).
The large display and QWERTY keyboard make it easy to rapidly respond to e-mails and texts, work on reports, or draft documents. Create Microsoft-compatible documents, spreadsheets, and put together a PowerPoint presentation in or out of the office. Business-friendly features include Virtual Private Network (VPN) support, Quickoffice, and Exchange ActiveSync.
With AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network (learn more below). You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.
Capture brilliant photos and videos on the go with the 8-megapixel camera/camcorder on the rear--which can record video at up to HD 720p resolution--and video chat over Wi-Fi and 4G via the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Connect the Captivate Glide to an external HDTV via the HDMI port and watch HD videos or photo slideshows on the big screen, or wirelessly share them with compatible HDTVs via its DLNA capabilities.
Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming; an internal 8 GB memory, memory expansion via optional microSD memory cards (up to 32 GB in size), access to thousands of apps via the Android Market, and up to 8 hours of talk time.
Dual-Core Processor Moves Data Like a Two-Lane Highway
You'll have a full 1.0 GHz, dual-core processor moving your data and information. Single core processors can only move data so fast, but when a second core is added, it makes all the difference. You’ll have a smoother and better movie and video playback. You can load images lightning fast, and forget about buffering during games. Once you experience dual core speed, there's no going back to single core processing.
The Samsung Captivate Glide weighs 5.2 ounces and measures 4.9 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches. Its 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 400 hours (16.5 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's dual-band 4G HSPA+ network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 2100 MHz 3G networks. It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).
What's in the Box
Samsung Captivate Glide handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display (view larger).
This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).
Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.
Optional AT&T Services
AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.
DataPro 4 GB for Smartphone Tethering: Tethering lets you use your smartphone as a wireless modem or mobile hotspot, enabling you to share your mobile broadband connection to laptops, netbooks, and more. The DataPro 4 GB plan also includes unlimited access to more than 26,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots. And if you go over, you'll get an additional 1 GB automatically for only $10.
AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Samsung Captivate Glide runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Captivate Glide also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
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Top Customer Reviews
Keyboard is great the slide is solid and feels like it will last. They keyboard spacing is good also. They keyboard touch and feel is well done.
The screen is perfect. It is crystal sharp and I have had no issues with its touch sensitivity.
Camera. It is an 8mp phone cammera. It is good for a quick point and shoot camera but lacks the features of a high end point and shoot camera. It compares to the other good camera phones of 5mp or higher.
Space. I am not sure how it calculates space but it does not seem to have 8gig like is advertised although I am not sure what it is counting. I stuck a 32gb card in it and have more room than I need. The Internal SD shows up as 4gb and then another 2 if you add in some protected storage.
Web browser is so much faster than my old HTC Tilt 2 Windows phone and being a true touch screen it works great.
Dual Core processor keeps everything running faster than you will notice. I have lots of games and movies and it runs fine.
Size: This is a great size. They kept it thin even with the slider and it is not so big as to be a full size tablet like the Galaxy S2 Rocketship at 4.5 inches.
Now the bad. It is from AT&T. They bloat it with worthless trial software.Read more ›
Note: AmazonWireless was selling this as "Unlocked" which implied that it won't need a network unlock code, so I had to get it unlocked. Now I'm using it in the United Arab Emirates.
1. Slider is well built, the spring action is helpful. Hopefully it won't get loose over time.
2. The 4" screen is ideal for me, since I mostly listen to radio.
3. The slider on the USB door is very cool, keeps the dust out.
4. Beautiful back-light keyboard, very clear.
5. Fantastic value for the price.
1. Major con - No notification light. (Rooting allows touch button lights to become notification lights)
2. Major con - Android doesn't clearly indicate if caps lock or num has been engaged on the physical keyboard.
3. Minor con - No slot to attach a hand strap. (workaround: get a case)
4. Major con - Speaker should've been stereo and on the sides, for louder sound. (workaround: use apps like Volume+ or Equalizer)
5. Major con - No hardware FM radio receiver. Really useful if you're out roaming or on vacation.
1. Not Samsungs fault, but it's hard to find good quality leather covers for sliders.
The AT&T ROM has carrier restrictions which means you can't manually toggle between 2G and 3G networks. This is not a deal breaker, but those who don't use data packages or want to conserve battery can't switch to 2G if they want to.Read more ›
My only (really minor) complaint: although there are lots of protective covers out there supposedly for this phone, the only one I've found that fits the phone is the dusty blue Body Glove cover sold by AT&T; the others are too "thick" and don't allow the phone to slide smoothly.
Samsung has really put out some great devices, and also some bad ones in the last two years. So I am very pleased to say this is a great one. While some do not like the look of the "Touch-Wiz" UI that Samsung uses, it compliments the Android OS very well. One of the drawbacks of Android is that it can lag in commands and the Glide is no exception. There are some longer loading times on email updates and web sites. But nothing that will bother an average user. It is a good media phone, although again more complex media (movies, videos) will take some extra loading times.
The keyboard has 2 drawbacks: The phone is thin, but it does it at the expense of the keys. They are very flat and that makes the experince a little to get used too. Also, why a device which has a nice 4.0" screen has so much wasted space and uses only 4 rows instead of 5 (Like on Verizons excellent Droid 4 and the 2010 Samsung Epic on Sprint) is beyond me. However, they are decently spaced and very responsive. It takes just a little getting used to and the accuracy and speed you can type is so much better than the average on screen keyboard.
I can easily recommend the Glide so long as you take it for a test run at an AT&T shop or another mobile store. There is no better keyboard option on AT&T- Samsung has a dud in the Doubletime, and there are some BlackBerry options with fantastic keyboards (Bold, portrait sliding Torch) but with an underperforming internet experience and poor media options. The Captivate Glide has got a great screen, decent battery life, a decent performance and a great keyboard. Easy win and I expect anyone will enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mobile phone very satisfied, are quality goods is released. Beautiful, feel or are familiar with. Services in place, the logistics.Published 7 months ago by Leif Viker
Love this phone. Still hanging onto my keyboard and I did not want to give it up for a touch one, although it has one of those too. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LINDA K SENSING
i read the specs and it says it has 8 gb memory mine only has 4gb I thought i was buying 8 also other peoples pics were still in the phone... that was awkward. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sam
I have had problems with this phone from the start. Partially AT&T's fault, but i will randomly not get texts for a few days. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lauren
This phone seems like it is everything I need, but it is not user friendly. I live 5 miles from a T-Mobile tower, on a T-Mobile sim card, and I can't get a signal on this phone. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jen Spencer
This phone started giving me problems 2 months after I bought it. Worse phone I ever had. Its been 10 months now and it no longer works. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by judy higgins
Not many smartphones have keyboards anymore; but this one is wonderful! Came with and older version of Android OS, so (after purchasing a nice 32GB SD card from my local... Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by Syberguy
Note: I don't "play" with my phone very much at all. I work on my phone. The purpose of my smartphone is to function as my connection to the office when I am not there. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Emily