Author: Nik Parenti
Samsung Captivate on AT&T
|Size||Dimensions||4.78 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches|
|User Interface||Input Device||Touchscreen|
|Physical Size||4.00 inch|
|Camera||5.0 Mega Pixel|
|1280×720 (720p HD)|
|Auto focus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Multi shot, Effects, Self-timer, Panorama, ISO control|
|Multimedia||Video Playback||MPEG4, AAC, AAC+, H.263, H.264|
|Music Player||AAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA, XMF|
|FM Radio||FM, RDS|
|External Storage||Built-in||16GB Internal / Up to 32GB External|
|Software||O/S||Android 2.1 Éclair|
|Processor||TI OMAP3630-1000, 1000 MHz|
|Memory (RAM)||512MB RAM / 1024MB ROM|
|Bluetooth||3.0, Stereo Bluetooth|
Next on our docket is the Samsung Captivate. This Galaxy S was the first Galaxy S to hit the U.S. market but even though its older than the others it still holds its own. AT&T really isn’t known as a major Android carrier. When you have the iPhone under in your catalog you aren’t really known as any type of carrier besides an iPhone carrier, so any type of Android phone is welcomed with open arms from AT&T customers. To date this is the best Android offering AT&T has ever delivered. Quick performance and sexy looks also make it one of the overall best phones AT&T has to offer. Out of the 4 Galaxy S models this one is the smallest in physical size and in my opinion the best looking version available. The back of the phone is covered it what looks and feels like real carbon fiber. And like I stated before, I love the carbon fiber look. The screen and battery are on par with all the other Galaxy S phones, which again, is on another level for a smartphone. It also includes 16GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB via the microSD slot. This is nice if you intend to take full advantage of the devices multimedia functionality.
The Captivate is lacking in some small areas. First, the camera quality is a bit shabby. This is partially due to the fact the phone is lacking a flash. In this day and age for a smartphone to be considered a real contender you MUST include a flash for your camera. How else are you going to make those late night home videos? Second, the call quality is not on par with the Epic 4G or the Fascinate. Sometimes when making calls you get a slight echo effect in the background. For some reason the Captivate doesn’t like its GSM network. I think it’s just jealous of Big Red.
All-in-all this phone is still the best Android phone on AT&T and will remain that way for some time. If you’re on AT&T and you aren’t an iPhone fan this phone is the phone for you. Embrace the open source lifestyle, you drones!
Beautiful Super AMOLED Screen
Great Battery Life
Large Internal Storage
Extremely Sexy Shell
Sketchy Call Quality