Samsung Gravity Smart

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Just another simple smartphone

Samsung Gravity Smart is a new smartphone aimed at satisfying the needs of those who want a good device at an affordable price. Or so its manufacturers say. We tested it and personally enjoyed it a great deal; that’s why we recommend it to fans of the Korean company, but also to those of you who have never used a smartphone before. Below you’ll find our review with more information about this product.

A little bit heavy

First off, let’s see how the Samsung Gravity Smart looks like. What we noticed at first glance was that it resembled the previous Gravity T, but not that much. With its 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.6″, the phone is slim and short; the 130g make it a bit heavy when compared to other devices in its category; but we didn’t feel it weighed us down when we held it in our hand. A small 3.2″ touchscreen adorns the front of the smartphone; the team at Samsung added a resolution of 420 x 380 pixels to it. Thanks to it, text and icons alike had a great deal of vivid colors and sharpness. The fact that the device is so small makes it a tad difficult to look at the screen from a distance; that was why we had to come closer to it when we tested the product for this review. Samsung-Gravity-Smart

QWERTY keyboard

Under the display sit the following keys: menu, search and back. On the left we noticed the volume button and on the right were placed an USB charger port and the power/lock button. The camera, a 3-megapixel one, and its flash are housed on the rear of the phone.
When we started using the Samsung Gravity Smart for the first time, we very much liked the TouchWiz interface it sported; we could easily customize it, access the Wi-Fi possibility, browse between 7 different home screens and many more operations. The QWERTY keyboard is comprised of 4 rows which have well-spaced keys that are very responsive; our only issue was with the spacebar, because it was too small.

Powered by Android 2.2

In the features department, the latest Gravity Smart is packed with Android 2.2, single-core 800MHz processor, phonebook, clock, calendar, text and multimedia messaging, the ability to import and sync contacts from accounts like Gmail, Yahoo! and so on, Google Maps, Google Talk and many more. The processor didn’t seem to lag, as far as our tests showed us. As for applications, the Samsung Gravity Smart comes preinstalled with a memo pad, games, task manager, Wi-Fi calling and so on. What we found exciting was the inclusion of something called DriveSmart, which basically routed our incoming SMS and calls from friends via Bluetooth while we were driving the car.

Not impressive pictures

The camera gave decent results when we used it indoors (but bad when we took photos during the night); outdoors, things were also OK. The videos we managed to record looked better than the pictures, but not by much. The music player gave a decent performance.
As for audio quality, this smartphone’s main problem was the fact that voices at the other edn didn’t sound that clear. Fortunately there were no distortions and the speakerphone worked great.
The battery offered around 5 hours of talk time.

Review conclusion

So, all in all, the review conclusion is that the new Samsung Gravity Smart is a perfectly good choice for buyers who have never used a smartphone and want a simple one to begin with.

Technical specifications

Network
3G NetworkHSDPA 1700, 2100 MHz
2G NetworkGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Display
Colors & Resolution16M Colors & 480 x 320 Pixels
Size3.2 inches
TypeTFT Capacitive Touch Screen
Input/ User Interface4-row QWERTY Keyboard
Dimensions
Size2.3″ x 4.5″X 0.6″.
Form FactorQWERTY-Slider
Multi Touch
Light-Sensor (Ambient), Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Touch-sensitive controls
Storage Capacity
Internal Memory512MB Onboard Storage
Expandable MemoryMicro-SD Card Support For 32GB Memory Expansion
Browser & MessagingMMS, SMS, IM, Email, RSS
HTML, RSS Reader, Flash
System Properties
CPU800 MHz Processor
Operating SystemAndroid 2.2 Froyo OS
Camera– 3 Megapixels
– 2048×1536 pixels
Auto Focus, Geo tagging
LED Flash
Video RecordingYes
Connectivity
DATAGPRS, EDGE, HSPA
USBv2.0 Micro USB
Bluetoothv2.1 with EDR Stereo
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack
GPSA-GPS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
3GHSDPA – Up to 3.6 Mbps
RadioFM radio (76-108MHz) with RDS
Video & Audio
Video FormatsMP4, WMV, H.264, H.263
Audio FormatsMP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Battery
Standby Time
Talk Time
TypeLi-Ion Standard Battery
Other FeaturesAdobe Flash player compatibility
Google maps
Android Market, G-mail, Google Maps, G-Talk
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa
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