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Samsung Infuse 4G Android Phone (AT&T)
 
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Samsung Infuse 4G Android Phone (AT&T)

by Samsung
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.15 inches, 2.77 inches, 0.36 inches
  • Weight: 4.96 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: UMTS
  • Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 528 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 400 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00505S2RI
  • Item model number: Infuse
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,550 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

The unlocked Infuse 4G is Samsung's thinnest Smartphone at just 8.99 mm (0.35") at its thinnest, so it's easy to slip into a purse or pocket. You'll have access to over 150,000 Android apps, allowing you total freedom to create your own customized collection of apps to fit your individual lifestyle.

To a Smartphone, the screen is critical. The Infuse 4G gives you the largest touch screen on any Samsung phone. Samsung screens have a reputation for brilliant color, and the Infuse 4G's 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus screen exhibits our latest innovations. The screen gives you a full spectrum of rich, vivid color with high color contrast, for an incredible cinematic experience. The screen's amazing luminance allows you to easily read the display even in daylight. With its brilliant color and thin design, the Infuse 4G is fantastic for social messaging, outstanding browsing and entertainment on the go.

With the Infuse 4G, you're only seconds away from being able to watch hit movies and TV shows from Samsung Media Hub. It's your best entertainment experience on the go in a handheld device. And there is a 2GB microSD card that comes pre-loaded with this summer's hottest movie trailers. With the brilliant color and sound, videos and TV shows come to life. Once you choose a movie or show to watch, the content can be shared with up to four other devices.

8.0 MP Rear-Facing Camera with LED FLASH & 1.3 MP Front-Facing Camera. The Infuse 4G has an incredible 8.0 Megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and auto-focus. It shoots 720p HD video with incredible detail! Now you can send stunning photos and videos to friends, and have high quality images to share with your social network. There is also a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

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Redefining the premium multimedia experience via the thinnest, biggest, and brightest smartphone yet from Samsung, the Infuse 4G connects to AT&T's ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband network and features a brilliant 4.5-inch screen with next-generation Super AMOLED Plus technology. Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and the Android 2.2 platform, the Infuse 4G also comes pre-loaded with a version of Angry Birds with an exclusive hidden level plus a $25 credit to download movie content from Samsung Media Hub (available to the first 500,000 Infuse 4G units sold).



Ultra-fast 4G connectivity with the Samsung Infuse 4G (view larger).


AT&T's JustUs app (view larger).

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).



Ultra-thin and packed with an 8-MP camera with HD 720p video capture (view larger).

The Infuse 4G includes an 8-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots HD 720p video with incredible detail, and a front facing camera is perfect for self portraits or video chat. With Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, you'll be able to connect to home and office networks using the latest technology for super speedy downloads.

Other features include GPS for navigation and location-based services, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 16 GB internal memory, an included 2 GB microSD memory card, wide compatibility with music and video files, HTML web browser with support for Adobe Flash, access to personal and corporate e-mail, HDMI connectivity (via microUSB port), and up to 8.8 hours of talk time.

Mobile Entertainment

Samsung's Media Hub enables you to rent or purchase movies and TV shows within seconds watch from the convenience of anywhere. With Media Hub's progressive downloading feature, you can start watching your content almost immediately as the rest of the file downloads to the Infuse 4G. Plus, all Media Hub content can be shared among five Media Hub-enabled devices on the same account. And the first 500,000 Infuse 4G units sold will include a $25 voucher for consumers to get started on downloading content from Media Hub.

In collaboration with Rovio, the Infuse 4G is pre-loaded with a special edition of Angry Birds. Players can unlock a special "Golden Egg" level of the game, and once the special level is completed, you can register to win Samsung prizes exclusive to Infuse 4G users.

The Infuse 4G is also compatible with the U-verse Mobile and U-verse Live TV services (additional charges applicable). Additionally, the included 2 GB microSD card with preloaded trailers for upcoming summer movies.

Get Social

Keep tabs on the people that matter most in your life with AT&T's JustUs app for Android. The app combines both social media and text activity from five favorite contacts into an animated wallpaper that appear right on your home screen (see example). You'll see messages, photos and updates from your friends' Facebook and Twitter feeds. You can download the app for free via the Android Market.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Infuse 4G weighs 4.9 ounces and measures 5.15 x 2.77 x 0.36 inches. Its 1750 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8.8 hours of talk time, and up to 400 hours (16+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 4G network (850/1900/2100 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS).

What's in the Box

Infuse 4G handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD card, wired stereo headset, USB cable, MHL adapter for HDMI output, quick start guide



Connectivity

  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA+ network (with enhanced backhaul). See more about AT&T's 4G service below)
  • 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.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services

Google Integration

  • Android 2.2 OS (Froyo)
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Preloaded 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

Communications & Internet

  • Full HTML Web Browser with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype text input for fast text entry
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging

Hardware

  • 1.2 GHz processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display reproduces sharper and brighter colors with improved visibility in bright light (480 x 800 pixels).
  • HDMI output via adapter connected to USB port
  • MicroUSB port
  • Removable battery

Camera

  • 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus LED flash, digital zoom, smile detection technology, multi-shot capabilities, and more
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera for easy video chats
  • HD video capture (1280 x 720 pixels for native HD 720p resolution at 30 fps)

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Memory

  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 2 GB included microSD card

More Features

  • Organizer tools including calculator, world clock, stopwatch, countdown timer, and memo
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3


Android Operating System

The Infuse 4G runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the Infuse 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The Infuse 4G 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.

Swype Keyboard

Swype Keyboard

An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.

In the image to the right, the word "quick" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.

AT&T 4G Network

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.

Coming later in 2011, AT&T will deliver a second layer of 4G network called LTE (Long Term Evolution) that is even faster than HSPA+ speeds.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
204 of 209 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Infuse vs Captivate May 19, 2011
I've never had a phone or PDA where I didn't have to sacrifice a lot to get something else. Not with this one. I am a Google addict. I use Google Docs, Tasks, Contacts, GMail, Calendar, etc. So of course this phone works perfectly with all of that and syncs well with my Galaxy Tab, Windows 7 PC and MacBook Air.

Before this I had a Captivate running Froyo and wasn't sure if switching would be worth the cost, as I mainly have just wanted a bigger screen. I don't know why iPhone does so well at only 3.5". You can't read text on something that small. I could barely stand 4" Captivate. 4.5" seems to be the sweet spot. Especially since the phone is so thin and light. Perfect width for telephone conversation and surfing, typing.

The biggest surprise though is the battery life. I have never had a smartphone last a whole day and I do not talk much on them or play media. Just surfing, texting and updating calendar, tasks, etc usually drains the battery. On my Captivate I could go about 12 hours if I used a black background, turned off 3G, turned off WiFi except when needed, etc. But with the Infuse, I took it out of the box 1/2 charged Monday evening. Charged to full charge (takes up to 4 hours from 0%) and took it off the charger at 10:40pm. Tonight is Thursday and at 9:30pm it finally died! Nearly 3 whole days!! I used a 1/3 of each day with FaceBook Go Chat open on it, full color wallpaper, never turned off WiFi in the entire 3 days. Screen brightness has been on medium or Auto. Just normal use, nothing heavy and nothing to intentionally preserve battery. That in itself justified the cost.

But other perks have been how fast menus open and apps launch compared to some lags in Captivate.
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124 of 129 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Phone Is Snappy! May 16, 2011
You are going to hear a lot of opinions on how this phone isn't dual core, isn't the Galaxy S II, too big, blah blah blah. Unless you simply must have the "next generation" phone this fall, if you are looking for the BEST AT&T Android phone, the Samsung Infuse is it.

On paper, I didn't upgrade by much...I already had the pretty good Samsung Captivate. But after a few minutes with the Infuse, I could already tell this was a great phone. The performance is so snappy and quick. I don't have official benchmarks but for instance, I am a heavy Google Reader user. On the Captivate, when I would choose "Mark All Previous Read", it would take, on average, 10 seconds. Now, it is about 1 second. This is on both Wi-Fi and "4G". App loading and closing is also much faster. I did have my home menu in a long "spinning symbol" after running some apps and I even rebooted but it has since not returned.

The screen is absolutely beautiful. Bight, big and sharp. The screen size was the selling point for me and it feels good in your hand. Slightly larger feeling but I expected it to feel much bigger.

Multimedia is also a joy to use on this phone. The front facing camera is a nice addition and I like having the flash on the 8MP camera on the back. We did try a Tango video call and never could get it to work right. If we weren't sideways, then it wasn't displaying correctly. Someone needs to make a definitive video chat client for Android.

To me, this phone is ready for the future. Even with dual core processors out there, this phone should do you for at least the terms of a 2 year contract, if not longer. If you simply can't wait for the fall lineup of phones, this is an excellent choice.
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88 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably the best. Far better than iphone June 17, 2011
I used the iphone 2G, 3GS and iphone 4. Of course the last one had major issues with the dropped reception. I have been looking for an andriod phone to get me off Apple and iphone, but NO ONE could match the touch feeling of the iphone. Blackberry touch, you have to tap several times, even Motorola Atrix the response was not great and I returned it. Besides that in the Atrix email program, I could not see Html mail well. Then I heard that Samsung makes the screen that iphone uses and I had heard good feedback on the Galaxy series, that their touch was super. I decided to go with a Samsung product.

Outstanding. Impressive. Forget Iphone.
Touch: the response is super, even better than the iphone. Yes even better.
HTML Email: Excellent, reads it very well.
Speed: Excellent processes requests very fast
battery: Wow! for the smartphones these days that barely last a day, I have gone 3 days so far and not needed a charge. Although, I have GPS turned off, Wifi turned off and power management fully on. I am not a heavy user, I just want my email, little browsing and a bit of phone. yet for me, the Atrix&iphone4 would last 2 days at best.
Screen: its very big and beautiful, which I like very very much. If you are into watching videos etc with your phone you will enjoy it.

I say drop your iphone and get this.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Love it! Love it! May 17, 2011
What can I say. I really love this phone. It's quick. It's fast on the download. Typing is accurate. The camera is good. The styling is great. It's slim. Having the larger screen just makes everything so much easier - and it's exciting for multimedia.

I was disappointed that Tango wasn't working quite right, so I went to the Tango Web site to find a cure. Evidentally, there are a few different Samsung phones, including the Infuse, that are having trouble with sending a rotated and zoomed in video to the other party. The tech support said that they are aware of the problem and that the engineers are working on a fix.

One great benefit - you can use the Amazon App Store without taking extraordinary measures or rooting the phone. This is not possible on all ATT phones, so it's a welcome change. It means you can take advantage of the free app they offer every day and use your Amazon account to purchase apps.

I was worried about the phone fitting into my jeans pocket and allowing me to sit down. I found out that if I rotate it sideways, I can sit down easily. It's very slim and light, so you don't feel like you are carrying a brick. I'm so happy that I got this phone.
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Came as advertised. Was in perfect condition, without a scratch or ding on it despite being used. If you do order it, you'll have to download the samsung desktop app to upgrade the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Some Dude
4.0 out of 5 stars The phone is great! I got it a little late and with ...
The phone is great! I got it a little late and with a few hassles but I'm really loving this phone. It can be a little slow, but only when a lot of apps and keys are being pressed... Read more
Published 2 months ago by jasmine
5.0 out of 5 stars Grrrrrt
It was all I expected and more. I love the large screen, keypad, camera and apps. I wish they would come up with a smaller one
Published 16 months ago by felicia mitchell
1.0 out of 5 stars Samsung Denies Warranty Claim on Infuse
My 7 month old Samsung Infuse Model SGH-I997 mobile phone started turning itself off after being attached to the charger and/or the computer. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Indysouth
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent phone but iPhone is much better
I originally had an iPhone 3GS, but when it finally died I wanted to try out an Android phone to see what all the excitement was about. Read more
Published 23 months ago by mdn
1.0 out of 5 stars Its awful
I have had this phone for about 8 months now and i must say its the worst phone i have had. it freezes on me, its battery is the worst. Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Infuse
The Samsung Infuse is the best phone you could ever buy. Even though I paid a penny for it, it was worth the actual value of the phone. Read more
Published on September 24, 2012 by Monique B.
1.0 out of 5 stars How did this get such good reviews?
I liked this phone when I got it in January or Febuary. It's only been seven or eight months and it's broken already. Read more
Published on September 16, 2012 by iDelilah
1.0 out of 5 stars Phone does not work
My phone has had an issue with the gps since I bought it. I didn't realize it in time for me to send it back to amazon and had to go through samsung to resolve it. Read more
Published on July 30, 2012 by Laura T
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