Samsung Captivate

Fast, feature-packed, and entertaining, the Samsung Captivate finally brings a high-end Android smartphone to AT&T's lineup. It will be available starting July 18 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
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Design

The Captivate isn't the sexiest device, but it feels much more solid than the Samsung Vibrant. The real star of the device, however, is the 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen. Aside from being sharp and brilliant, it's also responsive, viewable outdoors, and has wider viewing angles.
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Buttons and UI

The Captivate features Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface and also has four touch-sensitive buttons below the display: menu, home, back, and search.
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Right side

The right side has a power/lock button. We would have liked to see a dedicated camera activation/capture button as well.
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Top view

On top of the device, you'll find a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro-USB port.
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Camera

The Captivate features a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture and advanced editing options, such as ISO settings, smile and blink detection, and antishake.
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Picture quality

However, without a flash, pictures taken indoors came out a bit dull. There is a party/indoor scene mode, as well as one for night, but it didn't make a huge difference in photo quality.
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