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Christmas Gift Guide

'Value' is its middle name

Style

Color and shape

Virtual keyboard

Camera

Lights and angles

From the operating system to the hardware specs, the Samsung Gem is a reliable Android 2.2 Froyo phone for a great price. Nothing will wow you, but it'll get the job done.
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The Gem has a Select button inspired by a superhero, and interesting angles and lines.
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The glossy black face and body are extremely shiny, maybe too shiny, but the Gem fits well in the hand and is quite light.
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The 3.2-inch screen size is smaller than we'd like, and it shows on a cramped virtual keyboard and small icons. Three and a half inches is a roomier size.
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This pentagon sets off the Gem's 3.2-megapixel camera.
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Seeing the Gem in profile shows off some of its signature angles.
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