Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate

7/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G).

In a world full of smartphone extremes, the Exhilarate strikes a good balance, and in so doing, finds an identity all its own.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 

Reviews summary

Based on 4 reviews

Looking for decent smartphone with a 4-inch screen that will last for a full day of moderate to heavy use? You might consider the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate. It's a mid-range Android device with decent specs and all the latest wireless connectivity features. As a added bonus, it uses an eco-friendly casing. The question is, is this the most worthy selection?

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Design-wise, the Exhilarate is pretty boring. It looks a lot like many other Galaxy-branded smartphones that were released before it, and there’s no easy way to tell that it comes in an eco-friendly casing. It is based on the ever-dependable candybar form factor and weighs 130 grams. It's not compact by any means but it is fairly easy to grip because of its 12mm thick profile. Also, the presence of soft-touch buttons below its 4-inch 480x800 touchscreen display makes life easier for users in navigating Android.

Things are rather disappointing for the Exhilarate on the software front. It comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed and there is no indication that it will get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, much less Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It supports plenty of official and third-party applications that can be downloaded easily through Google Play. But just the fact that it’s seemingly stuck with an older version of the Android software won’t leave too many users happy.

Need to Know: Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate

1. 4-inch 480x800 Super AMOLED touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Eco-friendly casing. (The Good)

3. Runs an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)

4. Old and tired design. (The Bad)

Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)


Offers plenty of functionality for a device with ecological credentials

from GSMArena

Eco-friendly body aside, there's nothing revolutionary about the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate I577, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It offers decent performance, a good camera and solid build quality to go with a low price tag. AT&T's LTE network is a joy to use, where available too. In a nutshell, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate is all the smartphone most users will ever need.

Unfortunately however, having the above qualities is no longer a guarantee for success with today's cut-throat competition in the Android world. The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate lacks the looks to attract many... Full review


The value is high and the drawbacks are few

from Cnet

The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate started off looking good on paper, and got better and better throughout the course of my testing. I'm not sure if the handset is always faster than others, or if I got lucky with my review unit and testing pattern, but AT&T's LTE speeds were on fire. The screen, the processor, and the video deliver; and the price tag that's now 40 percent lower just keeps ratcheting up the value.

There are still trade-offs to be made. The Exhilarate isn't superlative in any category apart from LTE, and I was expecting more from the camera. The phone isn't fancy or slim, a... Full review

Phone Scoop

Offers peace of mind when it comes to carbon footprint thanks to its eco-friendly build

from Phone Scoop
The Exhilarate gets all the basics right. The user interface is speedy and easy to use; phone calls sound great and the Exhilarate maintains a strong connection to AT&T's network; the media features -- particularly the camera and video camera -- deliver strong results; and all the essential communications tools are covered... Full review

One of the better-looking eco-friendly devices out there

from PhoneArena
In an era where $100 can get you a pretty stacked smartphone, you’ll need to do a lot of thinking if you’re considering picking up the Samsung Exhilarate at $49.99 on-contract. Overall, we’re pleased by its well-balanced package – and it helps that it’s one of the better-looking eco-friendly devices out there!.. Full review

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Full Specs

Release date June 10, 2012
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
700 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.96 W/kg
Body: 0.94 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.3 x 1.2 cm
(4.8 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 130 grams
(4.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Amazon Kindle, Facebook, Google+, Android Market, Qik Lite, YouTube, YPmobile)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-I577

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