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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Needs an iPhone?
Let me begin by saying I'm an economist. Logos do not impress me. Excellent price/performance ratios impress me. Although I must admit, the Exhibit II is a fairly beautiful phone in real life; don't let the photos scare you.
This powerful yet humble device has the same memory (512MB RAM) and CPU speed (1GHz) as the iPhone 4. And, dare I say, it actually makes...
Published on November 8, 2011 by B. D. Soufi
194 of 217 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More effort required.
I ordered this off amazon, tax free, with two day shipping. Arrived in a timely manner, but just got to activate it this morning. Activation is very simple. The kit includes a sim card, which you just insert above (and to the left) of the battery in the back. Then you will want to go to t-mobile.com/activation and follow the instructions. It comes with a random $3.34...
Published 23 months ago by Carmen Tang
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Cheap Phone,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)Android 2.2 but cheap enough soI can take it with me in rough circumstances and not worry about it (travel and outdoor sports). Does everything I need but is not a $300 liability I need to worry about.
5.0 out of 5 stars Works with Wal-mart plan,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)I love the phone! It has a camera in the front and back which makes it easy to Skype. I love the screen size because it is not as large as the TV looking ones. All the apps work with the Walmart plan which is great! Has many preloaded apps that you can remove if you need, unlike the IPhone. This phone is very fast! Will be purchasing another one.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Cell,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)I saw a review of this cell on you tube, and I liked. Its a good phone, and ease to use.
2.0 out of 5 stars Good price, terrible, slow slow phone!,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)This phone might be good for a 12 year old's first phone but let me tell you this phone is very slow. I used to have the original droid that was 4 years old and hands down that is a much better phone than this one. This phone is very slow and does not allow you to post photos to facebook. All of my pictures that I took (400+) never did save to my memory card even though i set it too. Now that I dropped my phone into water all my photos are gone. I would have rather spent twice as much to have a phone that actually worked properly. Do not buy this phone if you want a phone that is fast and has the apps you want. I am ordering the galaxy s2 which has good reviews and is still an economical phone compared to the 700$ ones.
5.0 out of 5 stars My first smartphone and love it.,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)I purches 3 of these because it was such a sweet deal. I rooted one and installed slimrom with gapps and the other 2 left stock. One for my wife and one for employee. Haven't had any issues.
I will say its my first so I don't have much to compare it to but if you are looking for a first smartphone, this is a very capable little device.
front and rear facing camera, gps, Bluetooth that can play music to the headset(way excited about that), good battery life, great screen with the corning scratch resistant screen(don't even need a screen cover). I haven't dropped mine yet but its still doing great.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Big Step up from my Dart,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)I have had the phone for over a month now and I have not found anything that I do not like about it. The battery seems to hold a charge for quite a long time. I do not charge it everyday and I can usually go 2 days on the same charge. I do not use the phone a lot though.
4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't come with an activation code,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)Didn't come with an activation code- I have bought tow of these in the past and did not have trouble getting them activated! Don't know why this didn't come with a code.
The T-mobile website lists a good plan, but the 'help' guy on the activation line says I can't get it. says it is only available through Walmart. But the Walmart plan is only for iPhone. So, I am trying to figure out how to use this phone!
4.0 out of 5 stars Father in law loves it..,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)Not too big and works well after I had it unlocked. Although this is sold "without contract" that does not mean that it is an unlocked phone. I was going to return it to the supplier because it was locked, but spent the extra money to have it unlocked because I am in Costa Rica. A good phone, but be sure what you are buying..
2.0 out of 5 stars clunky interface, poor touch response,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)I find this phone to be difficult to work with. First, the touch sensitivity is poor. I find I frequently need to touch things twice to make them work. The screen needs to be unlocked with a swipe...many times I have to swipe twice. I like the push and hold method better. Second, the navigation is terrible. It is difficult to see how to exit from certain function such as messaging, contact lists or the phone pad. Finding settings is difficult too..still can't find the auto-word-complete for sending messages. Beware signing up an existing Gmail account. It totally loads the entire gmail contact list and mixes it in with your phone list. Suddenly, you might have hundreds of contact names. I tried to delete the GMAIL account, but it require an entire phone reset.
My other phone is an iPhone, which I find to be superior, so, I've obviously experience a higher standard.
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the front page reviews,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)Background: I am not a techie, just a regular person. Previously owned the T-Mobile G2 for about 2 years. I just bought the Samsung Exhibit last week just to have a more up-to-date phone. I loved the slide-out keyboard and durability of the G2 (seriously I don't know how many times I dropped it and it never cracked. I was trying to decide between the Nokia Lumia 521 and this one, and ended up getting the Exhibit due to familiarity of the Android system. After a few days, I bought the Nokia due to a few issues.
---Great preloaded apps (I didn't even need to install some of the ones I was using before because the ones included were comparable)
---Plastic backing made me feel uneasy, but I think it's safer in case of a drop
---Sounds came through loud and clear
---Back cover is a challenge to remove
---EXTREMELY UNRESPONSIVE TOUCHSCREEN. My biggest issue thus far, leading me to purchase the Nokia. The screen will not register your touch or lag for minutes. And when you're trying to use the navigation in traffic, those minutes seem like hours. Having to tap the text box 5-6 times to bring up the keyboard and type messages was incredibly annoying. This is unforgivable though.
Now that I have the phone, I really question all these 5-star reviews by what seems like professional reviewers...go to the Samsung site and you will see nothing but 1-star reviews of dissatisfaction. I think I'm going to keep the Nokia and send this one back.
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