CNET First Look
Samsung Exhibit II 4GThe Samsung Exhibit II 4G is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with a compelling price, both off-contract and on.
-Hey everyone, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET taking a first look today at the Samsung Exhibit 2 4G. This is a new phone for T-Mobile and it is rather hasty update to their original Samsung exhibit 4G, which really only came out a couple of months ago. Now, this is not exactly your typical low cost phone because it does run Android 2.3 gingerbread. It has 4G speeds on T-Mobile's HSPA Plus network and it has a front facing camera, which you don't see everyday on budget phones. I personally don't like the look of this one as much as its predecessor, which had barbarized coding all around it, which is really nice, but it isn't bad on its own. It's got this flat top, which is kind of interesting and it's got a dark blue color and a nubbly back cover, which helps a lot of with grip. It also has a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen with Samsung Touchwhiz on top of android. So you can do all 7 home screens and an overview and also acts as the system settings in a way that you can't do with just plain android. In addition to all of the great Google services on board like Google Maps, GMail, Google Books, YouTube, stuff like that. There's also a ton of extra apps inside from Samsung and from T-Mobile like [unk], which helps with DNLA and also look out antivirus that's reported and T-Mobile TV. You're also gonna find quick for video chatting and T-Mobile social hub. There's also Wi-Fi calling on board. Now, there's a 3-megapixel camera on this phone. It's not superpowerful, but it produced totally decent picture. I would say that colors were ** and photos were not as in focused as I've seen on other cameras. Still, this s a really good budget smartphone or good starter phone for somebody who's just moving over from a feature phone and I would say that the price is extremely generous. It's $30 with a new 2-year contract with T-Mobile and that is after $50 mail rebate or you can buy at off contract for $200 and you can pick it out in that capacity from Wal-Mart. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and this is your first look at the Samsung Exhibit 2 4G for T-Mobile. You can check out the full review and all other reviews at reviews.cnet.com.