"It fits in my pocket!"5.0 starson by ImEnriquez
Pros: + Screen is good! Everything looks clear and sharp
+ Touchscreen very responsive, minimal delay in opening apps
+ Speaker sound is pretty good
+ Fast browser
+ Easy setup
Cons: - Needs a dedicated cable for charging
- Camera no digital zoom, video is so so
Summary: Good evening, This is my first dive into the tablet market, I have over the years played around the the various kindles, nooks, android, BlackBerry and the Ipads, they for the most part were very impressive except for the price. and I wasn't about to contract a 4g account on one of these.
So being a owner of a iPhone 3g, HTC EVO 4g, and my current Samsung Exhibit 2, I felt I needed a bigger screen for my aging eyes, This device does the trick and its easily portable one of the main reason I chose this over a Transformer.
My views of this device through the eyes of a previous user of a Iphone and a Android phone, out of the box it appeared as a large hand size smart phone, the button inputs seem to be it the right place, the back is a little slippery, this must a Samsung thing, my exhibit 2 sometimes is like trying to hold a wet bar of soap, . I didn't have any problems syncing my Google account.
I did manage to get the peel remote to work with my U verse, Samsung TV and RCA 5.1 stereo, I think the interface is a little quirky, the controls are strange and a little cumbersome, it also has a bunch of program suggestions, none that I like. I'm sure in time there will be better apps out there for the IR blaster.
speaker sound is pretty good, you will probably want to use headphones or ext speakers anyway. The camera is sub par, it does have rapid shoot, and panorama that works really well, sorry, no digital zoom. at least I could not find that setting, the video is so so, grainy and dark nuff said
I had pretty good luck with the battery, watched 5 episode of Lost on Netflix, downloads apps surfed the web etc, my data usage for that day was about 5+gigs and I had about 27% battery left.
I'm actually a fan of the power connector only because I broke off the power socket on my EVO 4g with the mini usb plug, so i will side with the world of physics and go with more surface area contact the less chance of being snapped off.
Apps: youtube works just fine, easy to navigate the tube, I use Waze for GPS, works perfectly, no probs with slacker radio or netflix, but beware HULU is not supported on this device, like about half of the other android devices out there, works on my evo but not on my exhibit? .... the S calendar is awesome, I use Jorte on my phone but I think this is a little bit better.
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No major gripes with this device. it suits all my needs.