T-Mobile Samsung Dart Hands-on and Physical Comparison to Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart

June 30, 2011
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What we've got here is the third of three mid-range Samsung Android smartphones that've been revealed over the past couple of weeks, this one the smallest of the three and certainly the one with the least special features. We've had a hands-on look at the Samsung Gravity Smart and a hands-on look at the Samsung Exhibit 4G, both of which you'll find are a bump up from the Dart. Which one will be the true victor, you may be wondering? Here's a hint: it's not blue!

The Samsung Dart is a 4.09 x 2.40 x 0.51 (104 x 61 x 13 mm) handset that weighs in at 3.80 oz, aka 108 grams. It's the tiniest little think you've ever seen in your life and a clear opponent of LG's line of Optimus devices such as the LG Optimus V and the LG Optimus U. But how does it add up? This is one tiny device, with a 3.14-inch screen, 240x320 pixel resolution, and a 1200 mAh, we expect to be playing around with it for over a day at a time, but with such a small resolution on the screen, we're hesitant to risk our eyesight.

The build quality feels OK, but certainly not on par with higher-tier devices. There's a lot of plastic going on here, save for the display glass, and cheapness is one thing noone wants to feel in a device they'll be paying for a data plan on. This device is a prime example of where Samsung should certainly be stepping up production materials instead of stepping back, without a doubt presenting one of the lowest quality devices they've ever made containing Android.

We'll be reviewing this device soon along with the other two Android Samsung devices we've got in the video above, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, what's your minimum specs for a device? Would you ever have purchased something with such tiny specs as the Dart? Also let us know what you'd like to know about this or any of the three Samsung devices we've got on hand here and now. Review time, that means request time!


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  • http://twitter.com/eb101 mynameseli

    so so cute when the cat comes LOL