Samsung Gravity Smart
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.
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.
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.
|3G Network||HSDPA 1700, 2100 MHz|
|2G Network||GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|Colors & Resolution||16M Colors & 480 x 320 Pixels|
|Type||TFT Capacitive Touch Screen|
|Input/ User Interface||4-row QWERTY Keyboard|
|Size||2.3″ x 4.5″X 0.6″.|
|Light-Sensor (Ambient), Proximity Sensor|
|Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate|
|Internal Memory||512MB Onboard Storage|
|Expandable Memory||Micro-SD Card Support For 32GB Memory Expansion|
|Browser & Messaging||MMS, SMS, IM, Email, RSS|
|HTML, RSS Reader, Flash|
|CPU||800 MHz Processor|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 Froyo OS|
|Camera||– 3 Megapixels|
|– 2048×1536 pixels|
|Auto Focus, Geo tagging|
|DATA||GPRS, EDGE, HSPA|
|USB||v2.0 Micro USB|
|Bluetooth||v2.1 with EDR Stereo|
|Headset||3.5mm stereo headset jack|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|3G||HSDPA – Up to 3.6 Mbps|
|Radio||FM radio (76-108MHz) with RDS|
|Video & Audio|
|Video Formats||MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263|
|Audio Formats||MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+|
|Type||Li-Ion Standard Battery|
|Other Features||Adobe Flash player compatibility|
|Android Market, G-mail, Google Maps, G-Talk|
|Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa|