With the upcoming of 4G technology(fourth-generation connectivity) which is the fastest option to seamlessly connect with the world, it became necessary for major smartphone companies to tap the potential of it and thus, the Samsung Infuse 4G came into existence.In this review, I'll be critically analysing the Samsung Infuse 4G on the basis of design, build quality, functionality and pricing after which I will give a final verdict.
Design- The Samsung Infuse 4G looks quite large, but Samsung has done a great job in streamlining the device to give it sleek looks. It sports a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen which gives the user over saturated(very deep), juicy looking colours. It has soft navigation keys namely- Menu, Home, Back and Search. There is a 1.3 MP camera at the front and an 8 MP autofocus camera with an LED flash. You have a volume rocker on the left, a dedicated power button on the right and a mini USB port at the bottom of the device.
Build Quality- Almost every Samsung handset is completely made out of plastic; nothing changes with the Infuse. It follows the same all plastic design and thanks to that, the Infuse feels very light. Plastic also acts like a shock absorber; so the Infuse 4G can survive some minor bumps and falls. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla glass. The back panel is made of flimsy plastic, but it is textured and facilitates grip.
Functionality- The Infuse 4G is powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A8 processor. It would be better if it was a dual core A9 chip set as dual core processors help in multi tasking and the A9 has better graphics capabilities. It runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, yes you read that right; we did not expect this from Samsung(2.3 Gingerbread would be the ideal OS). Leaving that aside, the web browser of the Infuse 4G does support HTML and Flash . Maybe because of the the A8 chip set, the web pages couldn't load as fast as they would on other 4G devices. Another let down was the user interface; it functions on TouchWiz 3.0(TouchWiz 4.0 is far more interactive and user friendly and is the preferred UI for most high end Android devices). The 1.3 MP front facing camera enables video calling and the 8 MP autofocus camera at the back can shoot video at 720p@29fps and can snap some good pictures. The call quality of the Infuse is great, where voices are clear and distinct from both ends of the line.
Pricing- The Samsung Infuse 4G comes at a price of $410(USD). For its price, we thought that Samsung should have put an A9 chipset and the UI should have been TouchWiz 4.0 instead of 3.0. If these recommendations were to be implemented then the Samsung Infuse 4G would become a great buy.
The Verdict- Overall, the Samsung Infuse 4G is a good smartphone packing sleek looks and reasonable functionality. It can also be purchased on contract with carriers such as at&t mobile for a price of only $200(USD). If you really want the Gingerbread OS you can put in a couple of bucks and upgrade your Infuse 4G to Android 2.3.
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