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4.0
47 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Samsung
Model:
I897
Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone

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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone
 
4.0

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Big buttons (4)
  • Easy navigation (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Music (5)
  • Gaming (4)
  • Making calls (4)
  • Web browsing (4)
  • Texting (3)
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    • Quality connection (3)
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    • Average (4)
    • Cell Phone Camera:
    • Easy to use (4), Takes clear pictures (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (5)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (8), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Built in GPS makes ladies happy.

This is a christmas present for my wife and she loved it to the death not becuase it is her first smart phone but it has built in GPS. which worked well after installing...Read complete review

This is a christmas present for my wife and she loved it to the death not becuase it is her first smart phone but it has built in GPS. which worked well after installing fix provided by samsung. She used to call me 3 times in a day for directions but now not getting any call from her so I do not know where is she during day :).  I played with it little bit but open source andriod os gives more flexibiliy than IOS. It has 5 MP camera with 4x zoom , really good quality pics and videos. Another cool feature I found is TV out from 3.5 mm phone jack. you can watch video on your TV from this phone , just awesome. IPhone 3G S does not have this feature. Andriod App market place is cool not compare to Apple store but still suficient enough. Having AMOLED display makes it sleek but still can not beat Iphone in screen resolution. Over all it is a second best cell phone with all Google app loaded. Voice search from google is little fussy but still it works after 2-3 trials. Batter is the only con in this phone. As soon as it activated , we started playing with it and with in a day it just went down, need to recharger again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Samsung Captivate - Balanced Between Good and Bad

I got this phone the day that it came out, so I have had this for 6 months now.  I really do enjoy it; the apps, the android system, the clear...Read complete review

I got this phone the day that it came out, so I have had this for 6 months now.  I really do enjoy it; the apps, the android system, the clear screen with really nice video, the sound quality is amazing for a phone.  The camera is actually pretty nice, it takes really nice photos but of course there is no flash so you have to make sure you have good lighting.  I have used the video camera and it's great as well, takes very high quality videos and the sound is clear.  The swype is amazing!  I love this feature because its so fast to type and now I can't live without it.  The browser is alright, but I think it's more of the 3g's fault; it's not that fast.  The 16Gb of storage is great with exandable storage.  It's also easy to hook up to your computer with the usb cable that comes with the phone.  There are cons; the phone does take quite a while to boot up because of all the apps it is trying to open; I have tried the GPS (google maps version) and it always put us on the street next to us and would rarely put us in the right place.  Sometimes my phone will freeze, usually takes a minute to catch up with itself and then it will be fine.  And I don't know if it's just the first round of phones that came out but me and my husbands phones will randomly shut off, usually it will be after we completely charged the phone.  I did a hard reset on mine and it happens pretty rarely now but it still happens.  But I don't know if they fixed that bug after a while.  I've seen other people having the same problem when I searched around the internet.  Otherwise I really do like this phone. 

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3.0

But this phone its so good

By 

from Algérie guelma

About Me Student

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Navigation
  • Great OS

Cons

  • Difficult Navigation
  • Poor Battery Life
  • Screen Scratches Easily

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Web Browsing

Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

When i use that phone was smarte with a pour battrey life

But fast charging it take about 2 hours small size Nice qualité i love it son but this phone is cheap a'd big quality

  • Phone Size:
  • Compact
  • Bluetooth Connectivity:
  • Fair
  • Data Connection Speed:
  • Average
  • Cell Phone Camera:
  • Easy To Use, Takes Clear Pictures
  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
4.0

i like buy this model because is good and easy

By 

from morocco

About Me Student

Pros

  • Big Buttons
  • Easy Navigation
  • Good Interface w/email

Cons

  • Poor Battery Life
  • Poor OS

Best Uses

  • Games
  • Making Calls
  • Music
  • Web Browsing

Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

i like buy this model because easy for use yes is very good i like this phone

  • Phone Size:
  • Just Right
  • Bluetooth Connectivity:
  • Quality Connection
  • Data Connection Speed:
  • Average
  • Cell Phone Camera:
  • Easy To Use, Takes Clear Pictures
  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
2.0

Iam not buy this phone

By 

from iraq

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Pros

  • Brilliant Display
  • Easy Navigation
  • Great Battery Life

Cons

  • Poor Interface w/email
  • Poor OS
  • Screen Scratches Easily
  • Small Buttons

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Making Calls
  • Music
  • Texting

Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

this phone very bad

  • Phone Size:
  • Compact
  • Bluetooth Connectivity:
  • Fair
  • Data Connection Speed:
  • Average
  • Cell Phone Camera:
  • Easy To Use, Takes Poor Pictures
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
3.0

hhhh

By 

from san fierro

About Me Student

Pros

  • Big Buttons

Cons

  • Difficult Navigation

Best Uses

  • Games

Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

bad

  • Bluetooth Connectivity:
  • Poor Connection
  • Data Connection Speed:
  • Slow
  • Cell Phone Camera:
  • Hard To Use
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
5.0

I love it

By 

from morocco

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Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

this the best phone in the world

 
5.0

i like buy this model because nice

By 

from zraoua_tunisia

About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical, Student

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Big Buttons
  • Brilliant Display
  • Easy Navigation
  • Good Interface w/email
  • Great Battery Life
  • Great OS
  • QWERTY Keypad

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Email
    • Games
    • Making Calls
    • Music
    • Organizing Contacts
    • Organizing Schedule
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

    nice i love my mobile phone i'm very happy

    • Phone Size:
    • Large
    • Bluetooth Connectivity:
    • Quality Connection
    • Data Connection Speed:
    • Fast
    • Cell Phone Camera:
    • Takes Clear Pictures
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    very good

    By 

    from ca

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    Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

    very good

     
    5.0

    amazing mobile galaxy s Captivate Smartphone

    By 

    from algerie

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    Pros

    • Big Buttons

    Cons

    • Dull Display

    Best Uses

    • Facebook
    • Games
    • Making Calls
    • Music
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

    amazing mobile is fantastic

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Bluetooth Connectivity:
    • Quality Connection
    • Data Connection Speed:
    • Average
    • Cell Phone Camera:
    • Easy To Use, FANTASTIC
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    Amazing phone that last for a very long time.

    By 

    from USA

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    Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

    I love this phone, I got this almost 3 years ago, it was given to me by my dad, he decided to buy me this phone because it was very popular at that time. I wasn't considering of buying any phone, but when we went to At&t there was a representative there that assisted us on what we were inquiring. The representative was attentive, he answered all our questions and it turned out that he had the same phone. I asked him if he enjoyed it and said he's very satisfied. He even showed us how strong the phone was, he threw it a couple of times, the second time was almost close to their door. He even showed how scratch proof it was, with no protective plastic on screen, he took a blade and tried scratching the screen until we were satisfied. I bought it the same day and even now I still have this phone. Dropped it a lot of time (by accident, of course) but still working, no damaged done, none at all. Amazing! I put a screen protector because I like it like that. Put a case, I guess I'm a bit moe careful than the guy at At&t. Even now no scratches, no ding, no dents, no problem/s at all. Pretty amazing phone. My parents have iphones and they are so jealous how I can do so much on this phone. Transfer songs without Itunes, download so many FREE apps, bluetooth is amazing unlike iphone, bigger screen, i can add micro sd card anytime I need more space. the resolution is so awesome. I can keep going. My dad is offering me an ipod, and i said what for, this phone is my radio, camera, tv, social networking, everything i would probably need. I hear other galaxy phones are great, im still having doubts of letting this one go.

    Battery Life
    As long as you put the brightness and screen timeout to the lowest and it'll last a day or two. Depending on how you use your phone.

    Display/Screen Quality
    Very clear, no complain.

    Call Quality
    I love the speaker.

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    • I received a sample
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    3.0

    Good Smart Phone

    By 

    from Shawnee, OK

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    Comments about Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Smartphone:

    My Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is a great phone for the cost. The screen is very clear and the audio quality is great. Being my first smart phone, I have been extremely pleased with its performance and would readily recommend it to anyone looking for a good place to start.

    Design
    Occassionally, when trying to operate the touch screen one-handed, touch isn't correctly detected. I attribute this more to my way of holding the phone than a defect of the phone itself, but it has become frustrating when needing to use the phone with one hand while cooking/driving/etc.

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