Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The Samsung Infuse 4G's screen is 4.5 inches with 450 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Hummingbird 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo (Update Available: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ 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
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 480 minutes (2G).



The Samsung Infuse 4G might scare off potential buyers with its imposing screen, but thanks to the thin size and light weight, it turns out to be fairly easy to live with.

- Dan Seifert , MobileBurn 

Reviews summary

7.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 13 reviews

The Samsung Infuse 4G offers a monster, 4.5 inch, 480 x 800 pixel resolution touchscreen display and is powered by a 1200MHz Hummingbird processor. The Infuse 4G offers an 8MP camera with LED flash and a host of camera/photo effect features, High-Def video record (1920 x 1080p), additional 1.3MP camera for video calling, MP3 player, YouTube player, and an Android Browser supporting HTML and Flash (rendering true web pages).

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Along with native support for Facebook, Picasa and Twitter, the Infuse 4G also features A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and the convenience of a 3.5mm headset jack.

The Samsung Infuse 4G also offers expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD/microSDHC.


Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)


Top Ten Reviews

The screen on this multimedia cell phone is large and gorgeous

from Top Ten Reviews

As its name suggests, this multimedia cell phone runs on the 4G network. However, AT&T's 4G network has been slow for a 4G network. The Infuse 4G has a 1.2 GHz processor and runs on Android 2.2. We've reviewed other multimedia phones that have had dual-core processors and run on Android 2.3, so this phone isn't as fast and efficient; however, it isn't slow either. You may notice a little lag but not much. The Samsung Infuse 4G has a longer battery life than many of the multimedia cell phones we reviewed. It supplies you with just less than nine hours of talk time. It also comes with a large... Full review

GSMArena

The Infuse 4G looks by all means like a true flagship but fails to deliver in the performance section

from GSMArena
As it seems the Samsung I997 Infuse 4G has pretty good chance of completing its mission. It will ensure that those who want a new smartphone right now get plenty of bragging rights for a while and will still leave them with the largest Super AMOLED Plus display in the world when it imminently gets outdone by the AT&T version of the Galaxy S II and perhaps even the iPhone 5 or 4s in a few months... Full review
Phone Scoop

It's an all-around solid device that rarely disappoints

from Phone Scoop

The Samsung Infuse's stand-out feature is its gigantic, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Almost every other feature can be found on other Android devices. The Infuse's display is certainly impressive, but it makes for a larger-than-life device that may literally be too big for some users.

I was a little disappointed by the Infuse's performance in some key essentials, such as voice quality and battery life. Network performance was acceptable, however, as was the overall user experience and performance of this 1.2GHz-powered powerhouse.

The music and video experienc... Full review

PCWorld

A great phone for the media-hungry consumer, but a few issues keep it from being great

from PCWorld
The Samsung Infuse is a great device for media consumption, provided you can get over the text- and image-rendering issues. Reading pixilated text on that otherwise gorgeous 4.5-inch display is just a tad heartbreaking, to say the least. But if you are someone who is likes to watch movies on the go, then this is the phone for you... Full review
Cnet

The Infuse 4G disappoints in some areas, but is still a very good Android smartphone as long as you're OK with the larger design

from Cnet

AT&T has slowly but surely been beefing up its selection of Android phones, and the Samsung Infuse 4G is another good addition to its lineup. There are certainly some aspects of the phone that were disappointing, including the unimpressive 4G data speeds and the lack of some of the latest features (such as Gingerbread and a dual-core processor), but in the end, the Infuse 4G is very much a solid Android smartphone. Obviously, its large size will mean it won't appeal to everybody, but if you're OK with that, you'll get a beautiful screen for browsing the Web and watching video, good perf... Full review

Laptop Magazine

The Infuse 4G's mammoth 4.5-inch display has some benefits, but it's held back by AT&T's slow network

from Laptop Magazine

The Samsung Infuse 4G has plenty to offer--a sleek design, a good camera, and a big and vibrant screen. However, even though this device is thin and light for a 4.5-inch smartphone, using it one-handed can feel awkward because of the large footprint. What's more, having extra real estate makes waiting for content to load over AT&T's network all the more agonizing. For Android fans, we prefer the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T, which sports a more powerful Tegra 2 processor and a smaller but higher-resolution display. And if you're not wedded to Ma Bell, consider the T-Mobile G2x, which o... Full review

InfoSync

A quality device that deserves a chance as much as any of the better Android phones out there

from InfoSync

Our InfoSync Diagnosis with the Samsung Infuse 4G is a good one. The phone managed to hit several core requirements that solidified it as a worthy device in our book. First off, the phone's massive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display not only gave us the graphics goods, but it managed to aid in the conservation of battery life. Speaking of battery life, the Infuse 4G performed exceedingly well, proving itself as one of the best devices when it came to stamina. The phone was also faster than most of its peers, courtesy of the 1.2GHz processor, and it was about as thin as an iPhone 4. The Infu... Full review

PC Magazine

If you like big screens, look no further

from PC Magazine
Don't believe the hype: the Samsung Infuse 4G may be AT&T's first true 4G cell phone, but AT&T doesn't appear to have the network to back up the Infuse's HSPA+ 21 speeds. The Infuse is the first phone we've tested that packs an extra-large, 4.5-inch touch screen. It's also amazingly thin—thinner even than the on T-Mobile. Still, a few quibbles here and there add up to a phone that's very good, but not great... Full review
Engadget

A stunning screen that's big and the kind of battery life that could finally put your charge anxiety to rest

from Engadget
The Infuse 4G is another solid offering from Samsung that we think those of you with wide pockets and big hands are going to fall in love with. It doesn't quite reach the blistering processor speeds of the Atrix, doesn't have a fancy composite back, and is completely bereft of laptop pretenses. It does, however, have a stunning screen that's big and the kind of battery life that could finally put your charge anxiety to rest. Maybe, just maybe, you could leave that second battery at home... Full review
BGR

It may not be the 4G phone you’ve been waiting for, but it’s still worthy of your attention

from BGR

No, it’s not the 4G phone you’ve been waiting for, but it’s still a solid device. I’m shocked that AT&T can get away with calling this a 4G phone, however, because I have yet to see data speeds that push the boundaries of its network. But if AT&T making good on its “4G” claims and delivering solid data speeds isn’t a necessity for you, the Infuse 4G is worthy of your attention. The screen is incredible, I like the thin form factor, and the solid battery life was definitely appreciated. Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface isn’t for... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 13, 2010
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4, HSUPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo (Update Available: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread)

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Processor Hummingbird 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM Unknown
ROM Unknown
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.2 W/kg
Body: 1.26 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, 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:
480 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D]
Weight 0 grams
(0 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 450 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Screensavers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
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 Unknown
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, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info 1.3 Mpx
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung i997

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