Samsung Exclaim Review

I have always been a big Samsung fan.  This dates back to my beginning of being a computer technician.  The Samsung name is very reliable, and the products are well made.  In the past my wife had a standard cell phone, and she had a basic plan, and now she wants a new phone.  Recently we made some major changes to our cellular service.  I am thinking of upgrading her into a Samsung Exclaim because that’s what she says she wants.  We were allowed to do a review on the unit so we accepted.  Wife will then have the capability of texting.  I never thought that she would want to text, but she does.  She surfs the internet a bit, and plays some games.  Out of the box the phone comes packaged with a Li-ion battery, a 512mb micro sd card, micro sd adapter, wall charger, phone, and books.

The Samsung Exclaim has a full slide out QWERTY keyboard which makes texting, and web browsing a lot easier.  The phone has 2 different slide outs… Slide down reveals the phone keyboard, and slide out gives access to the QWERTY keyboard.  The phone comes in 3 colors.  White, Cranberry, and Blueberry.  The phone comes equipped for Facebook, MySpace, and can go on almost any other social networking site that you can imagine.

When it comes to messaging this phone brings everything to the table.  You can text message, video message, and picture message just to name a few.  These can be done with the use of the onboard camera, or photos that are stored in your phone.  The camera is 2MP, and has a 3x zoom.  Video clips can be recorded for up to 10 minutes.  For the times that you can’t find anything to do you can watch SprintTV.  Everything you do is done on the 2.6″ display on the front of the phone.  The Exclaim is fully BlueTooth capable.

The service on the Exclaim is still being evaluated by me, but at this time I haven’t found any major service problems that would cause me to complain.  Internet speeds are about average to what I have experienced on other phones.

Here are some of the features as listed on the site…

Dimensions: 2.1″ x 4.4″ x 0.7″
Weight: 4.69 oz
Battery Information: Standard Li-Ion Battery (960 mAh)
Talk Time: up to 4.75 hours of continuous talk time

Highlights

  • Dedicated Sprint One Click tiles for social networking sites
  • Take high-quality pics to upload & share with the 2.0 MP camera

Key Features

  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 3G speeds where available
  • Sprint® One Click
  • Music capable
  • Sprint TV®
  • GPS Navigation enabled
  • Web browsing capable
  • Email capable
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth® Wireless
  • Memory card slot
  • Voice activated dialing

What we didn’t like…

The browser on the Exclaim is a bit weak.  You can’t view sites as nicely as you can on other phones.

Video messages can’t be very large in size, and Photo messages need the pictures to be smaller as well.

The headphone jack is not standard size.

The USB port is not standard.  Connecting to a computer will require a special USB cable.

What we did like…

The phone is very stylish in design.

QWERTY keyboard made everything a lot easier.

Texting with photos, and video is very easy.

Final evaluation…

All in all the phone seems pretty capable of handling just about anything that you can throw at it.

Keep checking back for more reviews.  Next thing to do is to get a new cell phone for me.

I will be putting up a video review of the phone in the next day, or two.

Leave your comments here about your thoughts about the Exclaim.  At the end of our review period we will be giving the phone away to (1) lucky commenter.

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2 Responses to Samsung Exclaim Review

  1. Phone looks nice. I have a Blackberry currently, but always looking for something for kids, or better half.

  2. This phone seems to have just about everything that I was looking for in a new phone. When you say the browser is a bit weak what do you mean?