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Samsung Captivate SGH-I897

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews of Samsung Captivate SGH-I897. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and screen also get good opinions. The sound and reception get negative views.

usability, screen, portability, design, durability

battery, reliability, GPS navigation, reception, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the screen and portability. The performance and usability also get good opinions. There are some critical reviews about the sound, and there are mixed opinions on the reliability and size.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015


Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (

Samsung Captivate


Guy walks into an AT&T store and says, “I want a touch-screen smartphone, but I'm concerned about the iPhone 4 antenna issues.” Until the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, AT&T sales staffers could only perform stuttering a Ralph Kramden prevarication. But...

Bright, colorful, glossy 4-inch AMOLED screen ; Google Android OS v2.1 ; 5-megapixel camera, 720p HD video recorder ; 16GB built-in memory ; Light, sleek, uncluttered exterior

Touch controls backlighting out-of-sync with screen ; No camera flash ; No front-facing camera ; Confusing lock switch in camera mode ; Slower Web surfing than iPhone

Samsung’s iPhone-challenging Galaxy S Captivate offers a larger screen and blissful freedom from antenna issues, but has its own headaches, too.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

Samsung Captivate


This spring, Samsung introduced the first of its Galaxy S phones, Android powerhouses to rival the HTC EVO 4G, the various Droids (both Motorola's and HTC's), and of course, the iPhone 4. AT&T's version of the Galaxy S, the Samsung Captivate ($200 with...

Stunning Super AMOLED Display ; Thin and lightweight design

Can't install third-party apps ; Performance can be a bit sluggish

The Samsung Captivate has a dazzling display and a bevy of multimedia and social networking features.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Samsung Captivate


Thanks to its jaw-dropping display and good performance, this high-end Android phone finally gives AT&T customers a worthy iPhone alternative.

The fact that the Samsung Captivate is the best Android phone on AT&T almost goes without saying. The combination of its Super AMOLED screen, 1-GHz processor, and HD video recording make it a no-brainer. But is it better than the competition? We prefer...

Jul, 2010

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Samsung Captivate (AT&T)


The Captivate connects to AT&T's and foreign 3G networks, as well as to 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. The phone also has Bluetooth 3.0, which sounds exciting but doesn't offer any real-world advantages over version 2.1. The Captivate got average RF...

Fast. Powerful processor. Bright, beautiful screen. PC syncing options

Media store not ready yet. No voice dialing over Bluetooth. No flash on camera

The Samsung Captivate is the top Android phone on AT&T and the best alternative to an iPhone.

Expert review by: Review Crew (

Samsung Captivate Review


IntroductionCaptivate is Samsung's new Android powered smartphone for AT&T, and along with T-Mobile's Vibrant it's the first of the Korean phone maker's "Galaxy S" devices to hit a US carrier. ...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (

Samsung Captivate


The Samsung Captivate is a Galaxy S smartphone for AT&T. As such, it shares many features with other Galaxy S cell phones currently available such as a Super AMOLED 4-inch display, 1Ghz processor, Android 2.1 OS, the Swype input method for the...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Captivate vs. Apple iPhone 4


Try as they may, Android's push with AT&T has yet to compare to the level seen with other carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon as they boast some of the most eclectic mix of high-end Android smartphones that can quench the needs of many. For the last few...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Captivate Review


Up until recently, AT&T customers had some limited Android offerings to choose from as a good chunk of them swayed slightly from providing the true limitless possibilities that other carriers have experienced with the platform. Littered by mostly...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (

AT&T's nimble Android smartphone


A smartphone with a dazzling screen

Vibrant, high-resolution screen, fast 1 Ghz Hummingbird processor, easy-to-navigate menus

Third-party apps blocked, no flash or front facing camera

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Carlos A. Soto (

Samsung Captivate makes good use of its Android OS


For most agencies, the Captivate would be a perfect mobile device because it walks a careful balance between the easy-to-manage BlackBerry and the power and capabilities of the Evo.

Sep, 2010
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