The Good The Samsung Caliber is slim and lightweight with a generous and attractive display. Features include an accelerometer, a 3.0-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headset jack, a full HTML browser with Flash Lite, and a music player. It has good call quality as well.
The Bad The Samsung Caliber's touch screen can be a bit too sensitive at times, and it takes some acclimation.
The Bottom Line The Samsung Caliber is a fairly good touch-screen feature phone for MetroPCS customers.
Samsung has been one of the few handset manufacturers to make touch-screen feature phones for smaller regional carriers. They include the Samsung Caliber for U.S. Cellular.for Alltel, the Samsung Caliber for , and the for . Well, now MetroPCS is getting its own version of the Samsung Caliber as well. It's not quite as blocky as the Finesse, and we're fans of the Caliber's slim and curved design. The Samsung Caliber is available for $249 without a contract from MetroPCS. For this review, we'll focus more on the performance and MetroPCS services. For full details on the Caliber's design and features, please read our review of the
As far as features go, the only differences between the MetroPCS version of the Caliber and the one for U.S. Cellular are that MetroPCS has its own applications for e-mail, GPS navigation, and the Internet browser. MetroPCS also has an online backup service called MetroBackup, and Metro411 works as an easy way to search for businesses. You can download more games and applications to the Caliber by going to the @metro MobileShop.
We tested the Samsung Caliber in San Francisco using MetroPCS. Call quality was very good on the whole. On our end, we heard our callers loud and clear without a lot of static. Turning on the speakerphone is as easy as tapping the screen during a call. The speakerphone volume is loud enough for us.
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