"Great looking screen, fast interface, best phone ever!"5.0 starson by glpatnode
Pros: Good feel, quick operation, variety of features, bright view screen, many apps to choose from, all make it a great upgrade from the HTC Pure phone I had previously running Windows 6.5, with a bigger screen, separate. earphone jack with headphones.
Cons: Getting used to the android system takes a little time if you have had 2 Windows phones before. Pictures I had loaded from my HTC Pure would not load to the phone directry contacts, maybe I have to do it some other way?
The phone's almost addictive.
Summary: The screen is very bright and clear, there is a separate earphone jack with a good earphones and a mic (not tested yet), including ear comfort pieces for the earphones, a nice touch. Apps are easy to get, there are things that take time to discover on this phone every day, which makes it a very clever phone that isn't an iPhone, especially coming from ATT. There is also a slide cover over the USB port after you are done charging, for normal use, so nothing comes into it, a well thought out feature I didn't have with my HTC Pure. You have to make sure you learn to set the alarm clock, as it can be a bit confusing, along with grouping your pictures and so on. The phone fits in your shirt pocket, it just sticks out just a little bit, but the phone is very lightweight so it is not cumbersome to keep it there. Most of my friends like it and want to get one, too.No longer captivated...sorry, ATT, this is the second Captivate phone I have got from you and it still malfunctions.
Updated on Nov 19, 2010
I had a PURE Windows 6.5 phone that operated flawlessly, but my business partner wanted the same cell phones for everyone in the group, so out it went and then the ATT Samsung Captivate. This phone likes to turn itself off, decides to stop getting emails and generally jam up to the point of me taking the battery out of the darn thing to reboot it. No wonder why the salesman at the ATT store, when he was first setting up my first phone did that for me...ouch. ATT/Samsung: WHEN is that Andriod 2.2 upgrade going to occur? Never? Maybe this model phone will behave by then - or - I can convince my group to dump this phone and get the new Windows 7 phone I should have got all along and waited for it to come out.
Updated on Dec 1, 2010Phone replacement is better, gets emails (now) without having to reboot the phone everyday, it also grabs service faster when it is turned on from off, seems to work as it should have all along, but ATT's service still tanks in terms of call quality and drop offs. ATT also "upgraded" me to a higher service plan recently without my permission so they could raise my bill by 25% more, too, not happy with their lousy customer service.