Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate a $50 Smartphone

There has long been a trend of expensive hi-end Smartphones in the market. Now looking at the current scenario where the consumers are more budget conscious the mobile companies too have started to take notice of this fact. Now budget friendly mobiles are up for grabs. Recently a month back a similar approach has been adopted by Samsung by coming out with Galaxy Exhilarate priced at $50. Let us find out about this phone.

Look and Features

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Exhilarate is a budget phone with a look and feel that is a lot different from what one expects it to be. The thickness of this phone is 0.46 inches as this is an LTE technology enabled phone, this makes it comparatively thicker than a 3G phone. However, the body finishing of this phone is that of plastic, this somewhat helps in cutting a few grams of weight off it. The battery cover of this phone has a texture finish; the phone weighs at 4.59 ounces. The measurement of this phone is 4.8×2.48 inches.

The phone has an AMOLED display with a screen of 4 inches. This comes as an advantage to those who are constantly messaging or like chatting as you can easily type text. Internet browsing and playing games are good experience as the touch screen is responsive and smooth. The only drawback seems to be the overtones of bright colors, these may seem distracting to a few users. The resolution of the screen is 400×800 pixels (WVGA) this is pretty decent to look at, however when one looks closely at the screen you may find it a bit pixilated.

The left hand side of the phone consists of volume buttons. The microSD slot for memory card is located on the right hand side of the phone along with power button. The internal storage of phone is 4GB but the phone does not come packed with a card. The phone is mounted with a 1.3MP front facing camera for video chat and self-shot, right next to it you will find a speaker. This makes it easy for video calling.

Performance

This phone is powered by Android 2.3 version and UI of TouchWiz. The technology of TouchWiz UI makes the UI as user friendly and smooth in functionality. The user can customize the widgets, as far as the apps and menu icons are concerned these too are improved as compared to its other earlier versions. Less color but better functionality is what you get. The user will find AT&T apps that include Family app, Navigator, AllShare, Messages, Live TV and many useful apps. For those who are interested in media and movies they will be delighted to gain access to Movie store and Media Hub.

The performance of this phone is pretty impressive with Qualcomm Snapdragon (S3 Processor) 1.2 GHz. With a RAM of 1GB, a user can easily play games, surf internet and engage in other such activities without feeling disappointed about its performance. A user can easily enjoy gaming, downloading videos and sharing pictures.

If you are thinking of network and connectivity then with AT&T coverage you get the speed of 12Mbps of download. For upload, you will be able to achieve the speed of 5Mbps.

Camera quality

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Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate has a 5MP camera with the facility of LED flash. Now you can easily shoot pictures in dim lighting conditions. It also has the feature of auto-focus; this means that you can easily capture an object clearly. When it comes to video capturing experience, you can easily indulge in 720p and get HD quality video. Comparatively the image quality is much better than video capture.

 

Battery

This phone packs a battery of 1,750 mAh. This is supposed to give you a non-stop seven hours of talk time along with routine activities. When it comes to peak battery performance and putting it through the battery drain test, it took almost 11 hours to drain off the battery entirely. This is comparatively pretty impressive, especially with a phone that only costs $50. For enhanced battery power you need to remember disconnecting LTE functionality. It can be said that the battery performance if yet another thing that is pretty impressive about this phone.

The verdict

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The best and the most attractive feature about this phone is its price, $50. Other things include good camera quality with flash functionality, impressive battery performance and a good processor. Additionally the AMOLED display is another impressive feature along with LTE technology. Overall, the phone is worth each penny. Look no further if you are looking for a budget friendly phone with decent features and good performance.