- GSMArena Team , GSMArena
The device was up for all the tasks we threw at it and, while not being a benchmark monster, we are quite confident it won’t disappoint you either.
The Samsung Exhibit 4G packs a decent smartphone in a sleek and stylish candybar form factor. While it certainly does not have enough features to tackle the heavyweights, the Exhibit 4G stands out due to its ease of use and a moderately fast 1GHz processor. The easily distinguishable feature, however, is the smartphone's price. At just $79 on-contract, the Exhibit 4G is an attractive choice for potential smartphone buyers.
The 3.5-inch touchscreen up front serves decent resolution but suffers from horribly narrow viewing angles. The Exhibit is surrounded by a rubbery-soft material that lends it a somewhat cheap but extremely comfortable grip. Available in just two colors (black and violet), the Exhibit is no fashion accessory. Don't expect any eyes to follow this phone down the sidewalk.
Hardware aside, the Exhibit uses Samsung's TouchWiz interface built upon Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In addition to the default Android keyboard, Samsung has also included the famous Swype input method. However, it fails to impress on the Exhibit's rather small screen. The Exhibit 4G also features dual cameras - a VGA one up front and a 3.2-megapixel one at the rear. Picture quality is pretty average - not exceptional, not particularly horrible.
A 4GB microSD comes in the Exhibit's box and its capacity can be boosted up to 32GB. As it runs Gingerbread, the Exhibit can run almost any app from the Android Market. It ships with a variety of third-party apps pre-installed and provides solutions for Facebook, Email, Twitter, Flickr, Google Talk, mySpace and Kodak Photo out of the box. Connectivity options are also plentiful and include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and microUSB.
Overall, the Samsung Exhibit 4G is an excellent option for those who do not want to spend extra cash to get the beefiest smartphone and are okay with a few compromises. If you go ahead and buy the smartphone while keeping in mind that it is no Galaxy S II or iPhone 4, you'll be much more impressed.
Need to know: Samsung Exhibit 4G
1. The AMOLED 3.5-inch screen provides a crystal clear display. (The Good)
2. 4G speeds lead to faster web browsing and downloading. (The Good)
3. It comes with the latest Android Gingerbread. (The Good)
4. Some people may not like Samsung's custom TouchWiz interface. (The Bad)
Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)
The Exhibit aims for the entry-level segment and manages to find its own niche in T-Mobile's lineup
It's comfortable to use despite some of its shortcomings
A solid performance overall
In the end, the Samsung Exhibit 4G exhibited a solid performance overall. Its speed, courtesy of the 1GHz Hummingbird processor, was hasty enough to pull me through the day, even though it lacked the supersonic punch of a dual-core. I was a fan of the Exhibit 4G’s bright AMOLED screen, and the fact that the phone shipped with Android 2.3 was a pleasant surprise. The Exhibit 4G’s portable iPhone-like size and unconventional design were plusses in my book, and its stellar battery life made me a believer in the potential of smartphone longevity. On the other hand, the Samsung Exhib... Full review
It only aims to provide you with a few apps, the ability to call, text, and browse the web
A budget Android phone with solid features
A very good Android smartphone for customers who want 4G speed on a budget
What it may lack in style it makes up for with lots of substance
In the recent tri-fecta of Samsung Android smartphones for T-Mobile, the Exhibit 4G is clearly the best. While the Dart and Gravity Smart each have their own strengths, the Exhibit 4G rates above average in almost every way we test phones.
The display looks great, call quality is excellent, data performance is zippy, and even battery life rates well. The TouchWiz user interface isn't too intrusive and gives the system software its own, non-stock look. The 1GHz processor means the Exhibit 4G is a speedy device, and the media playback/capture tools perform with pizazz.
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Perfect for first time smartphone or Android users
The Samsung Exhibit 4G comes in right where you’d expect it to, much better than the Gravity Smart or the terrible Samsung Dart but not quite as nice as something like the Galaxy S 4G. With above average performance as well as the latest Android 2.3 OS and a great 3.5″ screen it really is what I’d consider right around the top of the mid-range list. It may not have a dual-core CPU or a 8MP camera but for the average user over at T-Mobile I think this is a pretty solid buy for anyone. It would fit pretty perfect in the hands of a first time smartphone or Android user might... Full review
An excellent choice for anyone who wants a fast, capable, and relatively petite smartphone
The Exhibit 4G is up against several high-end Android smartphones on T-Mobile. The HTC Sensation 4G is our current Editors' Choice for T-Mobile smartphones without a hardware QWERTY keyboard. It offers a higher-resolution, 4.3-inch screen, a fast dual-core processor, and HTC's useful Sense UI layer, although it's obviously larger and heavier than the Samsung Exhibit 4G and costs more as well. The T-Mobile G2x offers a near-stock version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and stellar gaming performance, but it's also larger and heavier. Both of these phones are even faster and more powerful than t... Full review
Ideal for someone looking to save everything down to the last penny, but also wants the latest data speed connectivity
The Samsung Exhibit 4G is ideal for someone looking to save everything down to the last penny, but also wants the latest data speed connectivity. Size is also a factor here as well. The Exhibit 4G is significantly smaller than the giant fleet of 4G super phones. Oh, and then there's the whole awesome battery life situation on the Exhibit while the Thunderbolt and EVO 3D can't even last most of the day without a charge.
Even if the Samsung Exhibit 4G is not the phone for you, it's a sign that things are going to change around the 4G landscape. Cheaper, lighter, battery-friendly 4G... Full review
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