October 15th 2010 4:14 pm

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PC Mag Jul 21, 2010

A lot of people are starting to get sick of the hullaballoo surrounding the iPhone, and they want to try something a little different. The Captivate has better social-networking links than the iPhone, a more customizable home screen, free voice-guided navigation, and that ... Super AMOLED screen.

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CNET Jul 14, 2010

The Samsung Captivate is easily AT&T's best Android phone to date. It delivers great performance, tons of features, and an easy-to-use interface.

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Digital Trends Jul 27, 2010

If you’re an active social networker and video watcher, the Captivate probably makes a better choice than the iPhone 4 ... If you’re more concerned with speedy Web surfing, image and video capture, and video chatting, the iPhone 4 is the only choice.

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BGR Jul 23, 2010

This is Samsung’s first serious play at a high-end, top-of-the-line Android smartphone, and it is a great start. In our opinion the Samsung Captivate would make a great smartphone for those who are new to the world of Android or those who aren’t Android purists.

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PocketNow Jul 16, 2010

It's fast, has a stunning display and above average battery life, plus it's super thin and also quite light. Samsung has also made a lot of enhancements to Android to make it more customizable and easier to navigate.

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TrevorBroccoli TrevorBroccoli

I love this phone. It has been a great replacement for my iPhone 3G. Upgraded with a 32GB microSD (SanDisk) and created a blog just because I love Android so much I want to write about it from now on. Thanks, Samsung. http://droidicted.com/ if you are interested.

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DuncanManutz DuncanManutz

I hesitate to write a detailed review because I no longer use the stock Samsung flavor of Android. As stock the captivate had several issues: random shut downs, GPS losing signal, AT&T bloatware. I upgraded to Cyanogen, and now I am very pleased. Many of my issues are resolved. I do miss...

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mm2 mm2

No idea why anyone would want this when you could get the Nexus One. At least it let to the S II which was a good phone.

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laforge2001 laforge2001

I've had this Samsung Captivate for a few years now. The thing I like most about it is its display. As old as it is now, compared to newer phones these days, the blacks are truly black and the colors really pop on its Super Amoled screen. In fact, I often find myself preferring this screen...

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ragg1234 ragg1234

Overall the worst android phone in the market, the battery life sucks, always had issues and my carrier changed this particular phone for me about 3 times in a span of 1 year, how good is that samsung? Only good thing is its display apart from that the phone is not capable of handling high def...

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werner7 werner7

The Samsung Galaxy S range is amazing, but what I like about the Captivate more is its looks. It has a better quality build feel and look than the plasticy feel and look of the i9000. Overall excellent phone, and full featured. Battery life on original ROM isn't as good but that is easily...

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jwooS jwooS

During a call, my friends told me they feel like they are with me.. Your friends can hear all the noise that surrounds you. GPS sucks. Battery life sucks. Except those, this phone is great!

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doubletwist doubletwist

I really love the swype keyboard! There's a few apps I'm missing from iOS, some of which will likely come to Android soon. I'm very happy to have full integration with Google Voice for outgoing calls! I just wish the battery would last a bit longer. I didn't rate on media...

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