Full keyboard fans unite! This is the phone for you! It's been a long time coming, but AT&T has released a side-sliding keyboard phone with respectable specs that can, in theory, keep up with the best of them. It's leading off with a full QWERTY keyboard, and keeping it spicy with a great Samsung camera and a 1 GHz dual-core processor that is nothing to shake a stick at. As we have come to know, however, specs can sometimes be deceiving. Does the phone perform as well as the components included in it would suggest or is it a souped up failure waiting to float into your pocket? Find out in my full review below.
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system
- 8 MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 4" Super AMOLED display
- Up to 8 hours of talk time
- 8 GB internal memory (with expandable Micro-SD card slot for up to 32 GB more)
- 4G HSPA+ enabled
- Samsung earbuds with built-in microphone in the box
- Optional SWYPE keyboard
|A close-up of the keyboard showing the buttons a little bit better.|
Notice the four Android hard keys (two on each side).
|The top of the phone showing the headphone jack and the Micro-|
USB port with the sliding cover open.
|The volume rocker is located on the top left and the full top|
profile reveals it's much like every other Samsung smartphone
|The phone still has the four android soft keys on the bottom of|
the front of the phone
|Full profile pic of the back|
Battery life on the Glide was very similar to the other Samsung smartphones I've been reviewing lately - very good - and because of the slightly smaller processor and smaller display it actually lasted a bit longer than the others. It's around the same as the Motorola Atrix 2 with battery life.
|The camera housing showing the speaker for music and talking|
on speakerphone as well as the 8 MP camera and LED flash.
|The battery cover, battery, and phone with the cover off (in case|
you couldn't tell)
|The lock/power button on the top right side of the phone|