Samsung Gravity Smart Review

The Samsung Gravity Smart from the Korean manufacturer’s Gravity line is the first one from the series that offers the Android experience. Other than that, this smartphone comes with the same features present in the previous models in the Gravity line, like a landscape QWERTY keyboard, and a capacitive touchscreen.

Though belonging to the smartphone category, the Gravity Smart does not boost of a really smart look, something that is usually a hallmark of Android phones. Clearly, this handset is designed for those looking for a good device that comes with the android experience and at a reasonable price, but nothing fancier than that. The key features of this phone include a  3.2″ 16M color, TFT capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, multi touch, full four-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a customizable social networking key, ARMv6 800MHz CPU, 270MB RAM, 150MB of user-available storage, Android 2.2.2 (Froyo) with TouchWiz 3.0 UI, Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, Wi-Fi Calling enabled, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, with hotspot functionality, GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass, 3.15 MP autofocus camera, QVGA video recording at 30 frames per second, microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth 3.0, microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box), standard 3.5 mm audio jack, accelerometer and proximity sensor, web browser with Flash support, and Smart dialing. Cased in a soft touch back cover and a mostly plastic exterior, the Gravity Smart handset is relatively lightweight, with design aesthetics that are not as exciting as its competitors in the same category.

Samsung Gravity Smart: Software and Applications

Running on Android 2.2 and TouchWIZ, the Gravity Smart has the 600MHz Qualcomm chipset with Adreno 200 GPU, though it cannot be touted as the fastest performer around. The Gravity Smart plays 3D games quite well, though there is room for improvement as far as graphics and fine pixel movement are concerned. Social networking is not an issue with this phone, as there are apps supporting Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, Snapfish, and many more. Internet lacks Flash support, though Group Texting and Cloud Texting options may quite easily be called some of the Gravity Smart’s highlights. Phone calls made and received do not really deliver outstanding sound quality, and may be categorized as just an okay experience. Good things can be said about the battery life of the Gravity Smart though, as a single charge on the 1500mAh pack is enough to last the entire day. When tested with the phone’s screen set at 50 percent brightness, push email enabled, Twitter polling at an interval of 15 minutes,  automatic Facebook updates every hour, GPS and WiFi on, and playing a looped video, the Gravity Smart’s battery was able to provide over seven hours of usage.

Coming to the camera of the Gravity Smart, though the 3-megapixel camera with LED flash can deliver good enough shots in bright light, the 320×480 HVGA resolution videos are not exactly of a high quality. Not quite an Android super phone, the Gravity Smart has a few disadvantages. These are the absence of shutter key, no ambient light sensor, lack of a dedicated video player application, QVGA – only video recording, absence of secondary video-call camera, and the presence of Android 2.2 Froyo and not the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 114 x 59 x 14 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Android OS with 800 MHz processor
  • Display/ Screen: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
  • Multi touch, full four-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 152 MB storage, 278 MB RAM
  • Upto 32GB microSD storage
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, LED flash with GEOTAGGING
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh: 364 hours stand by time and 5 hours talk time

The Verdict

In conclusion, those in the market for a smartphone that packs in features like HD capable camera, a high resolution screen or graphic intense gaming, the Gravity Smart will not be a good choice. However, this is one device that will find favor among those looking for a smartphone that is highly compatible as a social networking companion and with smart messenger tools, along with an easy to use keypad. The good battery life is an added plus, for the otherwise unexciting but text-friendly Gravity Smart from Samsung.

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