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Samsung Transform

Samsung Transform

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70
kernco
This is a good phone. After rating the various features, and seeing the average...read more
80
rmmiles
This device should have been released with Android 2.2. I don't known who...read more
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70
kernco
03.02.11
This is a good phone. After rating the various features, and seeing the average as 3.5, my first thought was that it should be higher. But I'll leave it as is, because I do have some issues with this phone. The two things that really attracted me to this phone were Android and the slide out keyboard. I use the keyboard a lot, and don't regret getting a phone with a physical keyboard even though it adds some bulk and weight to the phone. My main complaint is the battery life. This thing can barely go a day sometimes, even if it's just sitting in my pocket. Another small thing I didn't think of when I got the phone is that it doesn't have an LED notifier like my old HTC Hero. I liked being able to see at a glance that I had texts, IMs, etc. without having to pick up my phone and turn on the screen. I think Android is the way to go with smartphones right now. I've had an iPhone before (3G), and while there are a lot of things I liked better on iPhone, I think that the recent news that Android has overtaken iPhone in market share is going to mean that companies will start focusing on Android more for their apps.
 
80
rmmiles
01.12.11
This device should have been released with Android 2.2. I don't known who to fault, Samsung or Sprint. 2.1 is OK, but a bit sluggish. The fact that the LG Optimus S is 200 MHz slower, but running 2.2 and much more responsive and runs applications much better makes having this device with 2.1 a bit frustrating.