Specs summary

Screen
4"

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

Processor
1.02GHz

There is a 1.02 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.1 (Update Available: 2.3 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).

Camera
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 useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 31.5 days standby time, 800 minutes (2G), 393 minutes (3G).



The Captivate offers much more power, a larger display, better battery life, and 16GB of on board storage.

- Todd Haselton , MobileBurn 

Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


The Captivate still manages to impress with its personalized look, equally responsive feel, and depth of features

from PhoneArena

If Samsung keeps on producing fantastic devices like the Samsung Captivate and Focus, there is no stopping them from creeping up to the top spot in the global scene. Even though they sport opposing platforms, the results in various categories are in fact relatively similar – and that's why they're both wonderful solutions in the smartphone realm. However, consumers that are shopping around right now are going to need to weigh the benefits offered by both platforms since they have their own unique perks. Windows Phone 7 is the newer of the two and employes a straightforward exp... Full review

Samsung’s first serious play at a high-end, top-of-the-line Android smartphone

from BGR

The device’s heavily customized UI really does tax the phones list of impressive resources at times. And for this reason alone we are not overly impressed with the Captivate. This phone could be a case study of how marginal software can taint the experience of an amazing piece of hardware (we’re talking about TouchWiz 3.0, not Android).

This is Samsung’s first serious play at a high-end, top-of-the-line Android smartphone, and it is a great start. In our opinion the Samsung Captivate would make a great smartphone for those who are new to the world of An... Full review

Offers much more power, a larger display, better battery life, and 16GB of on board storage

from MobileBurn

AT&T fans can finally rejoice with an Android smartphone that's competitive with Android offerings on the other U.S. carriers. The Samsung Captivate is the best Android smartphone on AT&T today, and while there are other solid offerings, such as the HTC Aria, the Captivate offers much more power, a larger display, better battery life, and 16GB of on board storage.

The Captivate seems to offer it all, from a 5 megapixel camera to a 1GHz processor and a Super AMOLED display. It's a beauty all around and was a pleasure to use during my testing experience. However, I did ha... Full review

The media performance of the Captivate is above par for Android devices

from Phone Scoop

The Captivate is no doubt the best Android handset available from AT&T. It beats the Aria and Backflip hands down on many levels. It easily offers one of the best displays available in AT&T's entire offering. Some may not like the large size of the device (a result of the large display), and those people could be happy with the smaller Aria.

The media performance of the Captivate is above par for Android devices. Additions to the music player software are welcome and appreciated. The camera software is more advanced, and happens to take great pictures, too. Even... Full review

The Samsung Captivate is average at best in this category as our callers stated that our voice sounded a bit hissy

from PhoneArena

Honestly, this is the best Android smartphone available to AT&T customers to date – and that's a fact! Not only does it easily trump all of the mid-range offerings released thus far for the carrier, but it stands tall amongst the elites in the Android world. With its lightning quick reflexes, navigating on the platform is very assuring as everything just moves so smoothly – which goes to show the processing prowess of its Hummingbird processor. And to tell you the truth, its customized Android experience is a refreshing new look when you take into consideration what... Full review

Android smart phone with Super AMOLED screen

from CNET
Thanks to Android's software brains and Samsung's hardware flair, the Galaxy S is a very impressive smart-phone package -- albeit an oddly light one. The huge Super AMOLED screen is great, and you can freely ignore the occasionally clumsy Samsung widgets and apps in favour of your choice from the thousands in the Android Market. The downside of all this power is the Galaxy S' weedy battery life. But, for the pay-monthly price, we can forgive the plasticky case and incontinent battery... Full review

Samsung galaxy captivate s, mediocre smartphone with a great screen

After receiving the third phone from rogers, you realize that the android platform will be ready in 2015. Battery last half day with email and phone calls only. No other apps running. Call clarity is subpar. Navigation is always behind and cannot be trusted. If you receive a call, navigation crashes... More

After receiving the third phone from rogers, you realize that the android platform will be ready in 2015. Battery last half day with email and phone calls only. No other apps running. Call clarity is subpar. Navigation is always behind and cannot be trusted. If you receive a call, navigation crashes. It freezes a lot even with the 2.2 OS. ( of course, not as much as windows devices ) wi-fi is not compatible with n range. Keeps locking up. Bluetooth voice activated calls is a joke. Screen is nice to surf the web...when you have battery. My solution: I ditched it and got a Blackberry Torch 9800. What a difference in performance.

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