Criteria Comments Rating
- Reception and call quality Not the best but always pretty good.
- Display Super Amoled = awesome.
- Battery life Needed a second battery to carry around just to make it through the day.
- Camera No comments
- Ease of use This is really about the Android OS and not the Samsung design. Overall I thought ease of use was fair but could have been better.
- Design and form factor Good solid design. Small but sturdy.
- Portability (size / weight) No comments
- Media support No comments
- Durability No comments
- Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) No comments
My MAJOR frustration with this phone was the lack of Android updates. It was very frustrating to watch other phones come out with better software. Eventually I rooted the phone and installed CyanogenMod 7, and that made all the difference in the world. It was like a getting a new awesome phone!! However, most folks would never consider that and they shouldn't have to. If not for that frustration my overall experience with the Captivate would rate 5 out of 5, but I will downgrade it to 3.5 because this headache was unnecessary and unacceptable.
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