- John V. , PhoneArena
Without a doubt, it works rather well as a messaging device, but after carefully taking into consideration its pricing and list of features, it definitely seems overpriced for its value.
Available through T-Mobile in the USA, the Samsung Gravity Smart runs Android 2.2 Froyo on a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen-equipped body with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities on-board. There’s also a built-in 3MP camera that can be used to take pictures or record video. The phone comes in the familiar slide-out QWERTY keyboard form factor which makes it useful for easy text input for SMS or e-mail. A dedicated voicemail key is also available for quick checking of voicemails on the go. Email and instant messaging services are both supported as well to ensure you are always connected with the ones you care about.
The built-in camera, as mentioned earlier, offers a resolution of 3MP and takes decent quality pictures and videos with its flash, zoom, and other features like camera effects, white balance, self-timer, panorama, and scene modes. Audio and video playback are supported so you can listen to your favorite tracks and watch your favorite videos whenever you like. It lacks an FM radio, though, so you can skip that one. Nevertheless, you can always keep yourself entertained with pre-installed or downloadable games and applications. And you probably won’t need to worry about running out space for all your downloads because the storage space is expandable up to 32GB with microSD cards.
One major downfall is the the lack of a document viewer. This might be enough to make some people reconsider, especially if they’re thinking of being a little productive outside of the office. Other common complaints about this particular Android smartphone include lag experienced during use and the somewhat low quality touchscreen display.
So how about the fact that it comes free with a contract? Is that enough to make it likeable? Perhaps. If you can get over a few minor concerns then this might still be a good—or shall we say smart?—option for a someone who is out for a capable smartphone that is simple and easy to use.
Oh, and its available in Sapphire Blue, Lunar Gray, and Berry Red.
Need to Know: Samsung Gravity Smart
1. Offers combination of touchscreen display and QWERTY keyboard for input. (The Good)
2. Touchscreen display is not too small and offers decent native resolution. (The Good)
3. Ships with an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)
4. Tends to be a bit slow during usage sometimes. (The Bad)
Reviews (6.7/10 Avg. rating)
The phone provides a relatively agreeable experience
It gets the job done on most occasions without breaking any sweat
After spending significant time with the Samsung Gravity SMART, we came fairly impressed with it. Obviously, it wasn’t the spec sheet or the mind-blowing performance of the device which got to us. It was the fact that it got the job done on most occasions without breaking any sweat.
As a successor of a family of feature phones, the Gravity SMART is clearly aimed at the people who are about to make the jump to smartphones. Even on a seriously developed market such as the one in the United States, there are still plenty of people who are not familiar with the concept of havin... Full review
Battery life is good, call quality is mediocre and the camera is only useful for texting
For a free phone with a 2-year contract, the Gravity Smart is not bad, but it's certainly not the best out there. Battery life is good, call quality is mediocre, the camera is only useful for texting, and the phone is laggy and crashed a few programs throughout our testing. Unfortunately, the phone also ships with next to nothing for memory.
Yes, the limited life of the free with 2-year contract smartphone. But you'll have to ask yourself if you can live with an entry-level Android phone for two years, or whether a QWERTY phone like the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G by Samsung would be a... Full review
A smart choice for any new smartphone user looking to ease their way in with a capable and approachable device
The Samsung Gravity Smart is a decent all-around phone. Its biggest weakness is poor voice quality. Considering that many of us use our phones less for calling and more for networking, browsing, and messaging, this is not a deal-breaker at all.
The menu system is intuitive, the messaging apps are robust, the camera and video camera perform above average for a device of this caliber, and even battery life is commendable. Since the Gravity Smart hits the nail on the head with so many of the basics and advanced features, it is worth recommending to most users. Only the most advanced... Full review
A decent budget-priced Android smartphone, but it has a few significant flaws
It definitely seems overpriced for its value
Strangely, it’s difficult for us to accept the Samsung Gravity SMART as a mid-range device after checking out the better spec’d Samsung Exhibit 4G – but of course, it has the added convenience of a physical keyboard. Without a doubt, it works rather well as a messaging device, but after carefully taking into consideration its pricing and list of features, it definitely seems overpriced for its value. Specifically, it’s only $30 that separates this from the undeniably superior $100 on-contract Samsung manufactured T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Thinking about it more, the Side... Full review
A competent Android messaging phone for smartphone newcomers in search of a physical keyboard at a budget price
Samsung made the right decision moving the Samsung Gravity line to Android. Although there's a place for feature phones, affordable Android devices are in high demand, and the Gravity Smart, with its $29.99 price tag after some online rebates, fits the bill. (The retail price is a much higher, much lower value $69.99 after a mail-in rebate.) There are some nice touches, like the brushed metal look on the keyboard and the soft-touch chassis, but the more downmarket specs keep the phone affordable. Although the screen is a bit small, the camera could be better, and the keyboard spacing could... Full review
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