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Watch TV on your phone

A necessary antenna

Hidden in its spot

A decent display

Good for pictures

Hotspot capability included

Lots of bloatware

Samsung's Galaxy S Lightray 4G is the first device to carry Dyle, which allows the phone to pick up live local channels through its own broadcast network. The phone has an antenna that needs to be extended for Dyle to work.

Dyle comes with a handy TV guide that gives you listings on future programs. Click on the program and you get a synopsis and option to set a reminder for the phone.

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The antenna is a throwback to portable TVs of old. It may, of course, open you up to ridicule as well.
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Fortunately, the antenna can retract into the upper right-hand corner of the phone, tucking in and remaining relatively unseen.
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The phone, which features some outdated specs, does feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touch-screen display.
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The Lightray has an 8-megapixel camera in the back, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
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The phone is the first MetroPCS device to offer 4G hot-spot capabilities (see the top left corner of the screen). Other Wi-Fi devices can tap into the phone's cellular connection.
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The phone, unfortunately, also includes a lot of MetroPCS bloatware, including its own app store, a Metro411 information service app, an easy Wi-Fi finder, and its own branded music and ringtone store.
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