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conclusion:We're mixed

77 July 20th 2012 12:38 pm

Samsung's Galaxy Exhilarate runs an older version of Android, has just a 5-megapixel camera, and, despite having just a 4-inch screen, is bulkier than Samsung's Galaxy S III, which boasts a 4.5-inch display. So, what's good about the Exhilarate? Quite simply, the fact that, at just $30 with a two-year contract, it's one of the cheapest ways to get a decent Android smartphone with access to AT&T's fast 4G LTE data network. That makes it worth considering if you don't want to spend $100 or more for a higher-end smartphone. However, if you want to spend even less, the Pantech Burst has similar features, and is available for free with a two-year AT&T contract.

Critic reviews

7.4
2 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    6.8
  • Camera
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.2
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.8
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

8.0
2 reviews
7.0
CNET Jul 18, 2012

The value is high and the drawbacks are few and far between on the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate.

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8.0
Phone Scoop Jul 13, 2012

In a world full of smartphone extremes, the Exhilarate strikes a good balance, and in so doing, finds an identity all its own.

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7.0
onionwolf onionwolf

The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate for AT&T is quite a mixed bag. It's affordable for $30 on a 2-year contract on AT&T. Even at that price, it's unbelievable it has that specs sheets. This device is a US-only phone and you cannot buy this nor is it available anywhere else in the world....

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9.0
Thullraven Thullraven

This is a fantastic phone, especially when you consider the price. Also, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) is out and I have upgraded to it. Once upgraded to ICS, this phone is like a smaller version of the Galaxy S 3. Performs very well. The only real negative would be the internal storage....

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