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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile),  t679

  • Ultra-fast 4G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered smartphone with 3.7-inch multi-touch LCD display and 1 GHz processor
  • Pay as You Go lets you stay connected with no monthly payments, no hidden fees; Wi-Fi networking plus Wi-Fi Calling capabilities
  • 3-MP camera/camcorder; video chats via front camera; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; HTML web browser with Flash 10.1; access to T-Mobile TV
  • Up to 5.5 hours of talk time, up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time; released in October, 2011
  • What’s in the Box: handset, battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
  • 3-MP camera/camcorder; video chats via front camera; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; HTML web browser with Flash 10.1; access to T-Mobile TV. The phone is locked for T-Mobile Service.
  • Ultra-fast 4G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered smartphone with 3.7-inch multi-touch display and 1 GHz processor

Samsung Dart Prepaid Android Phone (T-Mobile) with 1 year parts and labor warranty. Budget-friendly and feature-rich, the Android-powered Samsung Exhibit II 4G keeps you connected to everything you love–fast. And with prepaid and postpaid calling plans from T-Mobile’s No Annual Contract, you’ll be able to pay the way you want without being tied down to a monthly contract (learn more about prepaid services below). Enjoy ultra-fast, on-the-go multimedia with T-Mobile’s 4G network (view larger). Samsung Exhibit II 4G
At a Glance:
T-Mobile Pay As You Go

3G/4G connectivity

Android 2.3 OS

1 GHz processor

3.7-inch touchscreen

4 GB memory

3-MP rear camera + VGA front camera

List Price: $ 249.99

Price: $ 128.99

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3 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679”

  1. B. D. Soufi says:
    944 of 971 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Who Needs an iPhone?, November 8, 2011
    By 
    B. D. Soufi (Los Angeles, CA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Let me begin by saying I’m an economist. Logos do not impress me. Excellent price/performance ratios impress me. Although I must admit, the Exhibit II is a fairly beautiful phone in real life; don’t let the photos scare you.

    This powerful yet humble device has the same memory (512MB RAM) and CPU speed (1GHz) as the iPhone 4. And, dare I say, it actually makes phone calls. It even has a larger screen than the latest $700+ iPhone 4S. Still with me?

    Why I bought this phone (with a new prepaid plan):

    >1. Freedom: With T-Mobile’s prepaid plans, you can start or stop your service anytime without any fines. You can switch carriers, sell your phone, and walk away without even saying goodbye.

    >2. Screen: The 3.7″ screen is bigger than the one on the iPhone 4S. The 800×480 resolution makes for a relatively high pixel density (252 ppi) and looks fantastic.

    >3. Android has developed into a very solid OS. With over 400,000 apps to choose from, I’m overwhelmed.

    >4. Price: Why spend $500 to $800 on a flagship phone when you can get 90% of the utility/functionality for $200? At $200, if my phone is destroyed, lost, or stolen, it’s not the end of the world.

    >5. Plan: The phone is shipped with a prepaid SIM card, so there’s no need to order the $7.00 SIM card from T-Mobile. For $30/month you get 5GB of “4G” data, unlimited texts, and 100 minutes of talk. If you setup a Google Voice # and get either the GrooveIP app ($5.00) or the Google Voice Callback app (free), you’ll be able to make unlimited domestic calls for free, over the internet. It works quite well and even allows you to make much cheaper international calls than you would through your carrier. Just make sure to set it up correctly, so you don’t accidentally use up all your minutes. Edit: Groove IP/Google Voice is only reliable with a Wi-Fi connection so it may not be a viable alternative to normal voice calls in all situations.

    >6. ROI: The return on investment is phenomenal. This phone truly represents a breakthrough in information and communications technology. For the first time in history, with a device that costs $200 and service that costs $1 a day, you can have a 3.7″ window to the world that goes with you, guides you, informs you, entertains you, wakes you, and connects you to everyone and everything that matters in your life. The list of gadgets that this phone makes obsolete would go on for pages, but let me just say that if you don’t have a smartphone yet, get this phone and don’t look back.

    I was finally released after serving a 2-year sentence, I mean, a….contract. I’m free!

    EDIT: (after 1 week with the phone)

    Performance (including call quality) is excellent while battery life falls short of miraculous. With more moderate use and battery saving apps, you could easily go an entire day without needing to recharge. The 3Mp camera on the phone doesn’t quite replace my old DSLR, but it works flawlessly for bar-code scanning, jpg-to-pdf scanning, and other “utilitarian” applications. By the way, the maximum video capture resolution is 640×480, not 720×480.

    EDIT 2: (after 4 weeks with the phone)

    My Exhibit II is still going strong and looks brand new, even after dropping it a few times. I’ve gotten used to using Samsung’s “swype” keyboard which is the only technology I’ve seen that truly makes touchscreen typing viable beyond a few words. I’m not surprised that the phone is out of stock at both Amazon and Walmart.com. If you’re planning to get this phone, good luck finding it in stock! On eBay, the going rate for this phone is $250. Get it on Amazon, if you can.

    EDIT 3: (After 40 days with the phone)

    The phone still works perfectly and looks great. Even now, it’s easily the best smartphone under $300 and, at $189, has the best price-performance of any phone currently on the market.

    EDIT 4: (After 10 weeks with the phone)

    We have had many fruitful discussions in the 100+ comments that have been posted since I first wrote my review 10 weeks ago. If you own this phone, I strongly recommend reading the comments posted by Franquis, Yogi Bear, and others who have become de facto experts on this device. They have surpassed my knowledge of the phone and I have learned from their insights. It appears many of us have been having difficulties with the Groove IP app and various alternatives have been suggested, including Skype.

    I have dropped the phone so many times and I finally managed to crack the screen but it functions perfectly nonetheless. The Exhibit II is a truly remarkable device (at any price) and I continue to be amazed by its capabilities.

    EDIT 5: (After 1 year with the phone)
    I got this phone exactly one year ago today (Nov. 2) and it’s still going strong. It has enabled me to harness the power of the internet in my daily life like never…

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  2. Hao Zhang says:
    201 of 207 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Highest performance to price ratio, hands down!, November 16, 2011
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    UPDATE 12/5/12: This phone has officially retired for me. I upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy SII from T-Mobile. Here are a few final points on this phone. It has gained its own section in the xda-developers forum, so go check it out if you’re new to this phone and are interested in customizing it. Check out the updated review below for more information.
    ====================================================================================================
    ————————-From a regular user’s point of view————————-
    I love this phone! I picked it up at Wal-Mart because of their exclusive $30 monthly plan with 100 talk minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited web (first 5GB at 4G speed per month, rest of the month slows down to EDGE). I’ll tell you, I have never reached my 5GB limit, and I’m a heavy Internet user! T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network is really good, considering the price. Of course it’s spotty in some places with T-Mobile being the way it is, but not most places that I’ve been to.

    The phone is sleek, and is loaded with features. Of course, being an Android phone, it is capable of doing many things that cannot be done on common feature phones. The 3.2 megapixel camera is quite good; it’s not digital SLR quality, but it gets the job done when you need quick snapshots. The screen is nice and bright, very detailed and unpixelated because Samsung did a smart move by fitting a whole lot of pixels in a 3.7 inch screen. The 1GHz processor really hits the spot! Everything I do on it is fast! There’s barely any freezing with the exception of browsing complicated webpages with more than 5 windows open.

    Personally, I think this phone beats the iPhone 4. For those who don’t know the truth, the iPhone 4 costs $650 unsubsidized when it first came out. So to those saying “meh you can just get an iPhone for the same price”, keep in mind that this phone does not require a contract, so you aren’t forced to pay $100+ for cellphone bill every month. If you do simple math, you’ll find that you’d actually save money in the long run with this phone compared to the iPhone locked into a contract. This phone showed me so much I’ve been missing out with iOS! It has pretty much the same features of iOS, and then some. You’ll find that this phone is highly customizable due to Android OS’s capabilities. It should be relatively easy to use for those new to smartphones.

    The phone has many pre-installed apps, which can be either good or bad depending on your preference. The apps are supposed to help you access T-Mobile stuff easier, but they are of no use to me. I rooted my phone and have since flashed many custom firmwares/ROMs to make the phone fit my needs.

    I really have nothing much to say to regular users. If you’re new to Android, you should probably hit up YouTube and see what it’s capable of. I can’t explain how to do everything in this review. If you’re looking for a bit more information, check out the section of review below!
    ————————————————————————————-

    ————————-From a geek/power-user’s point of view————————-
    Now, let’s talk about the performance-price ratio. When you first get the phone, it may be a little ‘meh’, but many great developers came out and started pimpin’ this phone. There are many custom ROMs available; Gingerbread ROMs for those with performance in mind, and Ice Cream Sandwich/Jellybean ROMs for those that want a little taste of unofficial upgrade. There’s also a custom kernel floating around that allows the seemingly weak processor to overclock to 1.8GHz! That’s about an 80% increase in processing power! Think about that, a 1.8GHz phone for $200. Now keep in mind that this isn’t a dual-core processor, but it still performs like a champion.

    This phone can very easily outperform similar competitions at this price range, thanks to the great developers over at the xda-developers forum for taking the phone’s hardware to its limit. At one point, users were able to score a little under 7000 points in AnTuTu Benchmark, which is double of the usual 3500 points that you’ll usually see with the stock ROM.

    There are many ROMs to choose from. Whether it’s Gingerbread-based ROMs or Ice Cream Sandwich-based ROMs, or Jellybean-based ROMs, you can’t go wrong with this phone. Developers are always porting ROMs such as CyanogenMod, AOKP, MIUI, Paranoid Android, PAC, etc. You’ll probably step into the day where you have nothing left to customize! I’m actually looking back from my Galaxy SII with a bit of envy, seeing how this phone has stepped up so much from its start.

    This phone is perfect for people who wants a mid-end experience at a low-end price. Seriously, this phone is very powerful with a few tweaks here and there. For $200, you definitely can’t beat the phone for what it’s capable of. It’s no Galaxy…

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  3. Chris Baker "cb2000a" says:
    132 of 142 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome phone at this price and great plans, November 3, 2011
    By 
    Chris Baker “cb2000a” (Hawaii) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G (T-Mobile), t679 (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I have been researching pre paid phones and plans for a while now and this phone with the pre paid plans T-mobile has is a great deal. The phone is really nice for a $200 buyout phone. It has great sound quality (both earpiece and speakerphone). I am coming from the original Droid on Verizon. The camera on the phone is very decent. Certainly as good as the 5mp on the Droid and faster too. I like T mobiles wi-fi calling from home..it allows me to run on my own wifi system if T-Mobiles signal is weak indoors. Video chat using Gtalk works very well. The phone comes with Kies Air for wireless transfers from your laptop and Yelp (for finding all those nice places to do business with). The GPS system works very well and the web is super fast on T-Mobiles great 4G (and I get it almost everywhere even in places my friends do NOT get Wimax on Sprint. The phone is very light and smaller in size than the Droid (but with same screen size). It has a textured back for better grip. The battery lasts all day with moderate use (remember not to load the phone with tons of apps and widgets). My chargers for the Droid work with this phone (including the car charger). The screen is very easy to see and the colours are good. It comes with Gingerbread 2.3.5 and the scrolling is very smooth. It’s a way more pleasant phone to use than the Droid is. It’s not flashy, but it works very well.

    Cons: Lots of bloatware (not removable without rooting), ATT might consume T-Mobile potentially ruining a good thing, I wish it had a 4″ screen…maybe version 3 will have that.

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