Thursday, March 17, 2011

Samsung Transform Android Phone Sprint Review

Samsung Transform Android Phone (Sprint)Samsung Transform Android Phone Sprint ReviewThis review is from Y. Nakai in amazon Samsung Transform Android Phone (Sprint) (Wireless Phone) product Cell Phones with Service.
First, please note, this phone is NOT PINK. I don't know what joker put that in the technical specifications above, but it is your standard black / grey / chrome phone.

Before I purchased the Samsung Transform, I spent a good hour testing other Android QWERTY phones on Sprint - mostly the Epic 4G and the Intercept. While the Epic 4G was noticeably more responsive and had better screen contrast and more pixels, it is also significantly more expensive. The Intercept is slightly cheaper up front, but also feels a lot cheaper. So the Transform strikes a decent middle ground, and with the upcoming Froyo (Android 2.2) upgrade, the speed should improve significantly.

This is my first Android phone, and I'm very pleased. The keyboard and other physical design elements are solid and well thought out. The battery life is decent for a smartphone, and the MicroUSB charging port makes it inexpensive and easy to share cords with your other devices. Since the operating system is almost pure stock Android (with the addition of Sprint ID, which I haven't tested), it should be highly compatible and easy to modify. And the price is very reasonable.

The only reason I give it 4 stars rather than 5 is that the software, Android 2.1, is not as responsive as it should be, and because every phone should have physical keys to answer and end calls. The softkeys below the screen, and on-screen keys, are too unresponsive and hard to use without looking. This is a common problem, but even the Samsung Intercept accomplishes this basic usability task, so Samsung should know better.
Samsung Transform Android Phone Sprint is 3G-enabled, Android-powered phone with 3.5-inch touchscreen display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard; Sprint ID-enabled, 3G speeds via Sprint Mobile Broadband Network; Sprint TV enabled; GPS turn-by-turn directions via Sprint Navigation, Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion to 32 GB; 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; access to personal and work e-mail
Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 350 hours (14.5 days) of standby time; released in October, 2010, What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, USB cable, quick start guide. DETAIL INFORMATION CLICK HERESamsung Transform Android Phone Sprint Review.