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Samsung Transform Ultra from a big man's perspective... who also modded his phone...,
This review is from: Samsung Transform Ultra (Boost Mobile) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
The Samsung Transform Ultra is a mid range phone but it performs very well for it's price range. I bought mine for $120.00 during a black friday sale and have been using it since then. I am a large man, I am 6'5" and I weigh in at 290 lbs (just lost 13 pounds last month woot woot!) I chose this phone over the warp because it has a qwerty keyboard and I am glad that I did. I do NOT enjoy using the touch screen keyboard.. The Qwerty keyboard works just fine for me, I don't ever fat finger any extra keys. In short I am in love with this phone and in this phone has caused me to love android.
From a modders perspective this phone has an active community. There are at the time of this writing 4 custom roms, an over clock kernel, a recovery tool based on clockwork mods and a one click root tool. Cyanogenmod 7 is in the works and Cyanogenmod 9 is being talked about and worked on by one enterprising individual. Let me say that in clearer terms... this phone will likely have an ice cream sandwich based rom built for it. I would recommend this phone to anyone and everyone because as I have mentioned I am smitten with it.
AnTuTu Benchmark with no tweaks 3532
Highest Performance for this device 4695 (cpu clocked at 2016 Mhz)
ARMv7 1 Ghz cpu
Adreno (TM) 205 gpu
1gb onboard memory
It has a touch screen issue where if you stop your finger while dragging something it forgets your finger is there. This is well documented and seems to affect all phones of this model. The modding community is currently working on a fix for this.
Phone battery length is short, however I feel this is a con across all smart phones. The drain comes primarily from radio usage, I can turn off wifi and 3g while I am using it for a game or an ebook and it will last much longer. A battery extender app is a MUST. I use juice defender ultimate and get 2x battery life through location based wifi activation and turning off network connectivity (wifi and 3g) while screen is off, it checks in every 30 minutes for facebook updates etc. Heavy users should expect to charge this phone twice a day, giving it an afternoon nap charging and once again while you sleep. But when I say heavy I mean constant use like I do. If I use it only moderately I will go all day with one charge.
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Initial post: Apr 28, 2012 5:22:22 AM PDT
A Keith-mocker says:
I've found that using a stylus solves the touch screen problem of dragging. I know it stinks to have to carry one around at times, but if you do a lot of swiping, it really helps!
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