Samsung Infuse 4G is the latest Android smartphone provided by AT&T that supports 4G data speed. The smartphone is ultra slim and has a large touchscreen that makes the browsing and multimedia experience really good. According to AT&T, Samsung Infuse 4G is their fastest 4G smartphone. Well if it is true then it’s a nice news for AT&T users because 4G data speed provided by AT&T is bit slower. The smartphone comes boxed up with a USB cable, AC adapter, MHL to HDMI adapter, stereo handset and microSD card of 2GB.
The most prominent element of the Samsung Infuse 4G is its 4.5 inch large Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen. The smartphone is 5.2 inch tall, 2.8 inch wide and 0.35 inch thick with weight 4.9 ounces. The smartphone is really super thin and ultra light mainly because of its plastic body. Though the smartphone has plastic body but the battery cover has bit textured surface that has given the smartphone a good quality look.
Due to large screen the smartphone has spacious virtual keyboard. Users can either use the Android, Swype or Samsung keyboard. The screen has WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels. The large screen has many benefits like enhance browsing and multimedia experiences with easy reading but the resolution is bit lower and is not according to screen size resulting in bit pixilated images and text.
Below the screen and at the bottom of the smartphone are present four touch buttons for Menu, Home, Back and Search. Headphone jack is present at the top of the smartphone. Volume control buttons are present at the left side and right side of the smartphone has a power button. MicroUSB port is present at the bottom.
There is no Camera button available but the smartphone has 8 MP Camera at the back with a flash light. The smartphone also has 1.3 MP front-facing Camera above the display at the left corner.
System Software and User Interface
The Samsung Infuse 4G is running on Android OS 2.2.1. On top of Android OS the smartphone is running TouchWiz user interface of Samsung. There are seven customizable home screens present with shortcuts and different widgets. Moreover, the smartphone has the feature similar to HTC’s Leap screen which shows the thumbnail version of the screens and the menus.
Infuse 4G has Android browser for Internet browsing with support for both HTML and Flash. Moreover, the smartphone has default support for online services that are Facebook, Twitter and Picasa.
The display of the smartphone is multi-touch with Light and Proximity sensors. Infuse 4G has a music player with support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA and MIDI. The smartphone has video playback feature with support for MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and also has YouTube player. With front-facing camera and speaker phone the Infuse 4G provides video calling facility. Also it supports conference calling, SMS, MMS and Email facilities.
The infuse 4G has support for location based services of type A-GPS with navigation. Regarding connectivity the smartphone has Bluetooth, WiFi (802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n), microUSB with version 2.0 for USB charging and Mass storage device. The smartphone has 3.5mm headphones connector and HDMI via microUSB.
More features include sensors for Accelerometer and compass. The smartphone also has M3 Hearing Aid compatibility. Organizer has all the regular utility applications that include Calendar, Alarm, World Clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Stopwatch and Memo pad. Infuse 4G has Phonebook capacity according to memory available with features Caller groups, Ring ID, Picture ID, Multiple numbers per contact, Search contact by both first and last name.
Samsung Infuse 4G is running on Single core, 1200 MHz Hummingbird processor. Though it is bit disappointing that it does not have dual core processor but still its performance is good. Applications launch quickly and navigation through menus and screens is smooth. At times some applications take bit longer time to launch.
The call quality of the Infuse 4G is bit stifled. The voice is not really clear at both the ends. At high volumes the speaker phones sound is also distorted. The internet speed is comparatively better than other Android smartphones that include HTC Inspire 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G. The smartphone provides average 3.99 Mbps download speed and 0.69 Mbps upload speed. But as mentioned earlier the smartphone has bit slower data speed as compared to the 4G speed provided by other carriers.
Samsung Infuse 4G is powered by Lithium-ion battery of capacity 1750 mAh. The smartphone provides 8 hours of talk time and 400 hours of stand-by time.
The Samsung Infuse 4G has bit slower 4G data speed just like other Android smartphones by AT&T but it is indeed a good addition to the Samsung Android family of smartphones. The large screen may not appeal everyone but for those who like it can enjoy the enhanced browsing and video watching experience. Hopefully the OS will be updated to Gingerbread but the presence of single core processor is bit disappointing.