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Samsung Captivate Glide (AT&T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and build quality are on the whole positive. The camera and screen also get good feedback, but many are negative about the features and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Captivate Glide

 

The QWERTY slider hasn't exactly gone the way of the dinosaur, but it's definitely approaching giant panda status. That is to say, it's become rare for a major device manufacturer to output anything other than candybar touchscreen smartphones. And why...

Beautiful 4-inch Super AMOLED display ; Long battery life ; Lightweight build ; Spacious QWERTY keyboard ; HSPA+ 21-capable

Overpriced for mid-range tier

The Captivate Glide carries on the legacy of Samsung's Galaxy S II, delivering a quality experience with the addition of a workable, slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung Captivate Glide (AT&T)

 

AT&T has plenty of smartphones, but it doesn't have plenty of keyboarded smartphones. Sure, there's the Sharp FX Plus (Free, 3.5 stars) and the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 ($49.99, 3 stars), but neither of those devices are particularly cutting edge....

Solid keyboard. Fast performance. Beautiful screen. Great battery life

Limited docking options

The Samsung Captivate Glide is the best keyboarded smartphone available on AT&T right now.

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Samsung Captivate Glide (AT&T)

 

AT&T's portfolio of 4G QWERTY smartphones was looking fairly thin before it added the Samsung Captivate Glide. Sure, the phone runs on the carrier's HSPA+ 21 network rather than the 4G LTE network that AT&T is rolling out, but speeds will eclipse 3G,...

The Samsung Captivate Glide has high-end specs like AT&T's HSPA+ speeds, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 720p HD video

Samsung commits its typical plasticky sins with the Captivate Glide, and the phone is slippery despite the textured backing. The keyboard is too flat, and call quality was variable

The Samsung Captivate Glide is one of AT&T's most powerful QWERTY smartphones, and at $150, it won't cost you an arm and a leg. However, the ultraflat keyboard may be more hindrance than help to all but the most dedicated keyboard enthusiasts.

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Samsung Captivate Glide - QWERTY-powered Android for AT&T review

 

The Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T is a fairly unique device in Samsung's extensive U.S. smartphone line-up. Featuring a 4-inch display and a 4-row QWERTY keyboard, the Captivate Glide has many features borrowed from both the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II...

Snappy performance, bright, colorful screen, friendly user interface

All-plastic construction, lackluster video recording

The Captivate Glide offers an attractive package for those who want a powerful smartphone, but aren't satisfied with a virtual keyboard for their text input. While the Captivate Glide has a few faults, it offers a mostly-positive experience, so read on...

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Hands-on with the Samsung Captivate Glide

 

Last year we saw the Samsung Captivate, a great device which was quite popular, and this year we have the Samsung Captivate Glide. Unlike the original Captivate, the Captivate Glide has a slide out ...

The Captivate Glider has a 4-inch display and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, and has a great feel in the hand. The camera has also been upgraded on the device, now including an 8MP shooter with a flash on the back, as well as your...

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"Best Physical QWERTY GSM Android Smartphone."

 

My first phone was a physical QWERTY Nokia 5510, and my last was a Nokia E71 (Unlocked). These phones have very well built hardware keyboards, Samsung is not entirely there yet, but this is a very well built classy looking phone.

1. Slider is well built, the spring action is helpful.

1. No notification light.

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Best Physical QWERTY GSM Android Smartphone.

 

My first phone was a physical QWERTY Nokia 5510, and my last was a Nokia E71 (Unlocked). These phones have very well built hardware keyboards, Samsung is not entirely there yet, but this is a very well built classy looking phone. Observations 1. Not...

1. Slider is well built, the spring action is helpful ; 2. The 4" screen is ideal for me, since I mostly listen to radio ; 3. The slider on the USB door is very cool, keeps the dust out ; 4. Beautiful back-light keyboard, very clear

1. No notification light ; 2. No slot to attach a hand strap ; 3. Speaker should've been stereo and on the sides, for louder sound ; 4. No hardware FM radio receiver. Really useful if you're out roaming or on vacation

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"Surprisingly well built"

 

I was surprised at Jessica's emphasis on the supposedly less-than-stellar materials and construction of the phone. Now, while it may not be at the level of Apple, HTC or Nokia phones, I find the materials/construction quite good and sturdy - definitely...

Wonderful display, sturdy construction, very good camera, mass storage mode, choice of virtual or physical keyboard, just the right size for handling, decent battery life, lots of useful apps available.

Sliding open for the keyboard requires some getting used to.

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"A good side slider option."

 

This was my Daughters dream phone, so we got it for her B-Day. I have spent a lot of time helping her get it set up. There is nothing really wrong or weak with the Glide- it is a fine effort from Samsung. As a follow up to the Captivate, which was...

-Gorgeous display.

-Found it to be a little Buggy.

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Samsung Captivate (TM) Glide (Refurbished)

 

i got this phone last march as a birthday present and i love it! i dropped it the next day i got it sadly but no harm was done iv dropped my phone soo soo many times and not even a scratch was left. i love how the keyboard works the only bad thing is...