Samsung Fascinate Android Phone

Category: Cell Phones - Date: April 26, 2012

The Samsung Fascinate is a sleek, yet powerful addition to Verizon’s Android lineup. This phone is both thin (4.6 oz.) and lightweight (9.9 mm). This smartphone has a 4 inch touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera (with flash) and can even be used as a mobile hot spot to share your 3G connection. Here are some additional product specs.

Hardware

This Samsung Fascinate phone is powered by a 1GHz hummingbird processor, has 512MB of RAM and is running on Android 2.1. It has 2 GB of built in internal memory and comes with a 16 GB microSD card. The Fascinate though can accept a microSD card as big as 32 gigs. It runs on the Verizon Wireless 3G network which can give you speeds up to 7.2 mbps. You can also share the 3G Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi with five devices such as a laptop, your desktop or another phone.

Screen

The 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display is thinner, brighter and has a higher resolution than other screens. 480 x 800 pixels, 16 million color depth to be exact. You’ll enjoy your games and other content on this amazing display.

Keyboard

Typing on touchscreens is difficult for some users. While the Samsung Fascinate doesn’t have a physical keyboard, it can make typing a bit easier if you activate the Swype virtual keyboard. Here’s how it works. Rather than tapping on the letters you want, you can swipe your finger in one continuous motion across the screen over the letters you want to type. Internal testing has shown that both accuracy and speed are either equal or better using this new method. Is it the future of typing on a smartphone? I think not, but it’s neat to try this method out because it may work for you.

Camera

Nowadays you can’t talk about a smartphone without discussing the camera capabilities. This Fascinate comes with a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and a LED flash. The camera can also do HD video recording in 720p resolution.

Size

The Samsung Fascinate weighs in at 4.16 ounces. It’s an extremely thin phone, only 0.39 inches thick (9.9 mm). It measures 4.92 inches tall, is 2.53 inches wide and like I said earlier, just 0.39 inches thick.

Battery

The battery life on the Samsung Fascinate has been well received. Inside the phone you’ll find a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which can give you up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 13 days in standby.

Here are some additional images of the Samsung Fascinate.

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