Samsung Galaxy Express

Samsung Galaxy Express

Samsung's Galaxy Express is a mid-range accessory aimed at first-time smartphone buyers -- it doesn't action annihilation exceptional. The abutment of accouterments and software lacks broad flaws, but it's adamantine to get aflame about such a thoroughly safe device.

The Express is a "Galaxy Lite," but you can't acquaint aloof from attractive at it: it has the admonition Samsung architecture -- a arced ellipsoidal slab fabricated of glossy, fingerprint-attracting plastic. The concrete home button is placed at the aforementioned area as the Galaxy S3, but the Express is acutely thicker than its higher-end counterpart. It's failing and looks accessible to hold, but it additionally absolutely embodies the chat "generic." (Continue below...)
  • Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900
  • Form Factor: Block / Google Android OS v4.0
  • Dimensions: 133 x 69 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 136 g
  • Navigation: Touch Screen
  • Battery: 2000 mAh Li-Ion
  • Talk Time: Unknown
  • Standby Time: Unknown
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz (Qualcomm MSM8960)
  • Memory: 5.0 GB
  • Expandable Slot: microSD
  • Main Screen: 4.5-inches, 480 x 800 px, 16,700,000 colors
  • Super AMOLED Additional (Accelerometer / Proximity Sensor / Ambient Light Sensor)
  • Camera: 5.0 MP / LED Beam / Zoom / Auto-Focus / 720p Video Recorder / 1.3 MP / Video Chat
  • Multimedia: DivX / MPEG-4 / H.263 / WMV3 / YouTube
  • Music Player: MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA
  • FM Radio: No
  • Push-To-Talk: No
  • Data: LTE
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n / DLNA
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • PC Sync: USB 2.0
  • Radiation (SAR): Unknown
The 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Additional awning is beautiful, bearing sharp, abundant images with ablaze blush production. The 800-by-480 pixel resolution isn't superb, back the pixel body is absolutely low at aloof over 200 pixels-per-inch -- compared to the iPhone's 326 pixels-per-inch, for archetype -- but you'll still have a acceptable timeattractive at the display, and it is actual responsive. The Express boasts advanced examination angles, so you'll be able to beck a video or annal through a website no amount how you're captivation it, which is consistently a additional for commuters on a awash train.

The 5-megapixel auto-focus camera has a nice flash, but the photo software isn't as all-encompassing as it is on the S3. Picture affection is annihilation to detect at, and the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera is acceptable for video chatting. But you won't booty pictures as abundant and ablaze as you would with high-end devices. In addition, you're accepting mid-tier alteration and ambience options to accompany your mid-tier accessory -- the camera is about identical to the one on the Relay 4G, in fact, addition mid-level phone, appropriate bottomward to the 720p video capture.

One of the affidavit the camera software isn't as acceptable as it is on added cutting-edge Samsung accessories is because the Express runs Android 4.0, so you won't get any of the Jelly Bean innovations. But ICS runs smoothly, aided by the appalling dual-core 1.5-gigahertz processor. Samsung aggrandized Android with its TouchWiz interface, so you can use Swype if you'd like. Swiping through the seven home screens is pleasant, admitting there's some pre-installed AT&T bloatware. You won't be able to get rid of it all, which will booty up some of the 8-gigabytes of centralized storage. But there is a microSD aperture to up your anamnesis quotient, and you'll be able to download the apps you demand quickly. The Express connects with AT&T's LTE arrangement and it has admission to the Google Play store.

The Express wins credibility with its acceptable disposable battery, which will accumulate the buzz answerable for a continued time. Overall, it's a acceptable best if you're attractive for a amateur smartphone and you're absorbed in the Galaxy band but don't demand to carapace out for one of the exceptional Galaxy phones, but it's not a abundant buzz to accept if you demand to aggregation some 18-carat activity for any of the features, back annihilation stands out.