"The best phone I've used so far and I've used a lot."3.5 starson by jpoirier587
Pros: - Gorgeous 4" amoled display
- Capacitive touch screen
- Android 2.1 (soon to be 2.2)
- Free voice navigation
- 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- 3.5mm Headphone jack
- 720p Video capture
- 5mp Camera
- Camera features
Cons: - GPS did not work out of the box
- No camera flash
Summary: This phone, simply put, is the single best phone I have ever had the pleasure using. This phone screams. Samsung's hummingbird processor is lightning fast. There is no lag on the home screen when going through Android's multiple pages what-so-ever. Menu's load almost too fast as well. The display is superb in quality. The contrast and vivid colors it produces are eye catching to say the least. I have already had two people ask me what phone I had strictly because they noticed the amazing depth of color. I would also briefly like to touch on the subject of Samsung's TouchWiz skin that has been layered on top of Android. It is seamless. Someone new to android most likely would not be able to distinguish where Android ends and TouchWiz starts. Nothing from TouchWiz detracts from Android rather it fills in some gaps. All in all it's very synergistic. I have put the Captivate side by side with the EVO and i can honestly say that the Captivate was the hands down winner. The screen quality was better, the menu navigation was much smoother and it felt more natural in the hand. You can talk specs all you want but once in the hand you will take the Captivate over the EVO every time, I guarantee it.
The GPS issue is BIG BIG BIG. Samsung needs to get a firmware fix out yesterday for this problem. It is unacceptable for such a device to have a key feature not working. I really was in a bad mood yesterday because everything else on the phone was so superb that I hated the idea of having to return the device. Thankfully XDA Dev was there as always to comfort me and give me a fix for the issue before Samsung has even gotten around to it. With that fixed I don't see myself getting a new phone any time soon.