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Samsung Captivate Glide (AT&T)

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Technical Details

  • 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
  • 8-MP camera; HD 720p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 8 GB memory; corporate and personal e-mail
  • Dual-core 1 GHz processor; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot and tethering capabilities); GPS navigation
  • Up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 400 hours (16.5 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0068PZ4IE
  • Item model number: Captivate Glide
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,495 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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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).
Samsung Captivate Glide
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G HSPA+ connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 1 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen

  • 8 GB memory

  • 8-MP camera + HD 720p video

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

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.

Vital Statistics

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




AT&T 4G Network



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.




Connectivity

  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA+ network. Where 4G isn't available, your phone will connect with AT&T's 3G network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • AT&T Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded Google Maps or optional AT&T Navigator) and location services

Hardware

  • 1.0 GHz dual-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.0-inch Super LCD multi-touch display (480 x 800 pixels) with LED backlighting.
  • HDMI port for video output to your HDTV or monitor (cable not included).
  • MicroUSB port

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).

Memory

  • 8 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 1 GB of RAM

Camera

  • 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, smile detection, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom and panorama capture functionality.
  • HD 720p video recording
  • 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats and self portraits.

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.
  • DLNA capabilities allow you to stream movies, music, and photos from your smartphone to a compatible HDTV.

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3/T3



Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

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.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

 

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Product Description

Stay connected on the go with this Samsung i927 Captivate Glide mobile phone that features 4G connectivity for fast access to the Internet and e-mail, as well as a 4" AMOLED touch-screen display for simple navigation of the phone's functions.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
83 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone December 9, 2011
Finally an Android Phone with a good keyboard. I purchased this phone from the AT&T store the day it was available. It is more than I had hoped for. I saw it announced and was awaiting its release. In preparation I checked out some of the other Samsung keyboard phones for Verizon and Sprint to see what I thought but was very disappointed. The Captivate is so much better than the older keyboard sliders Samsung made for other Carriers.

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.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Physical QWERTY GSM Android Smartphone March 4, 2012
My first phone was a physical QWERTY Nokia 5510, and my last was a Nokia E71 (Unlocked). These phones have very well built hardware keyboards, Samsung is not entirely there yet, but this is a very well built classy looking phone.

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

Observations
1. Not Samsungs fault, but it's hard to find good quality leather covers for sliders.

Edit:
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.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this phone! February 18, 2012
By D Allen
I've had my Samsung Captivate Glide for a little over a month now and I love it. My previous phone was an older Motorola flip phone so this phone felt large to begin with, but after using it for a couple weeks, the bigger screen is worth the extra size. The QWERTY keyboard has a nice feel and is large enough to make typing easy. Nice camera w/flash, haven't tried the camcorder yet. WiFi works great! The screen is sharp and clear and the touchscreen is really nice. The battery seems to last better than I've heard about smartphones, I usually have 1/4 to 1/2 a charge left at the end of the day.

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.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ATT Android Phone December 29, 2011
Refused to upgrade my old Samsung Propel until they came out with this Phone with QWERTY Slider. ATT wanted $150 to upgrade to it & Amazon was selling it for $0.01!!! So I dumped old # to get this Phone. Amazingly fast, crystal clear screen, solid feeling & build. Won't go into any details since the previous reviewer covers it all. Love this PHONE!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT a good BlackBerry replacement December 24, 2012
By Emily
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. Games and apps are not very important to me.

My company is moving to a Microsoft Exchange server that will not support BlackBerry, so I was forced to find a replacement for the BlackBerry Torch I owned and liked a lot. I of course loved the QWERTY keys on the Torch and did not want to give them up for an iPhone. The Samsung Captivate Glide seemed liked a great option, and it had good reviews.

I've had it for about a month, and I have to say, I'm not impressed.

1. Battery life is pathetic. This phone drains within several hours, even with NO activity (i.e., without even being touched). Exiting all applications doesn't help extend the battery life in any tangible way. I know I could purchase an extended battery with case and make the phone even fatter with the keyboard factored in, but I don't think I should be forced to do so just so that I can leave it on my desk all day and not have it die completely.

2. The thing I care about most on my phone, email, is in no way built to facilitate work.
--There is no Mark All as Read option. Not even a work around trick.
--If you have the keyboard open drafting a response to a email with a fairly long thread (many emails back and forth before yours), you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the email trail to reach the Send button. There is no other way to send an email with the keyboard open. (If you close the keyboard, the Send option will reappear on screen.)
--Sometimes it takes a full minute or more for an email to load on the screen after you open it, even with strong wifi connection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars samsung captivate glide
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 more
Published 9 months ago by judy higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Keyboard and Smart!
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 more
Published 11 months ago by Syberguy
5.0 out of 5 stars samsung glide
ok i love this phone now what got me with this phone was the space on the keypad love the space on the keypad it love touch screen love the style love that it is not big and wide... Read more
Published 19 months ago by torry
4.0 out of 5 stars Best QWERTY option on AT&T by far.
This is a great device. It seems as though physical keyboards are fewer and fewer, and when one comes out that is a blast to use it needs to be shared. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Snowgator
4.0 out of 5 stars Great QWerty Android Phone 4G over PrePaid works!
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TO add to this ....

Well I just shipped it back. Seems to have a bad charging/usb port. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Joe F
3.0 out of 5 stars It's an okay phone but definitely a down grade!
Okay people I usually don't do reviews often but I feel like other folks should know about this device. It's really an ok phone, especially if this is you're first Android. Read more
Published 21 months ago by yessitsme
1.0 out of 5 stars Great features, but mostly breaks down in a few months
I absolutely loved this phone when I first got it, but decided to hold off until I'd had it a while to write a review. I'm glad I did, because it turns out its junk. Read more
Published 23 months ago by A. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Phone cases.
The phone is great. If you want a keyboard, this is the best. Otherwise, GSII is a better bet. The most common case is the Body Glove case, but I read from reviews that it is hard... Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by QQZJ
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this phone
I'm a long time blackberry user and I was very apprehensive about switching to a different brand. I did my research, picked the Samsung Captivate Glide, and am thrilled that I... Read more
Published on February 10, 2012 by CL
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing phone for work use
The phone is very snappy because of the dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM. Upgraded from Galaxy S and phone feels very responsible. Read more
Published on February 6, 2012 by wizkid
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