Back on October 7th the Samsung Transform was unveiled, with many saying that it was a mini Epic 4G. However, after reading over a recent review of the device, those wanting to get a bargain Epic like handset can forget it. The Transform is one of those smartphones that fools you into thinking that it is a high-end device, when in fact it is not.
Before you jump in with both feet just remember that this latest handset from Sprint is a mid-range device, Sean Hollister’s review on Engadget states that it is nothing more than an evolution of a Moment and Intercept. However, just remember that this handset costs $50 more than those two handsets, for that you get a front-facing camera, LED flash and a few other features, but nothing to increase performance.
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The design of the Transform is hard to fault, this shows that Samsung are on top of their game when it comes to handset design – you only need look at the Galaxy S range to see that. However, the Transform is slightly thicker and has a cheaper looking finish – just remember this is not a high-end phone.
Sprint wants $150 for the Samsung Transform, Hollister believes that this is $50 to $100 too much, and that alone will stop it being a great addition to the Android lineup. The problem is, the current price tag will confuse those into thinking that the handset is high-end – when in fact it is not.
Have you been fooled by the Samsung Transform?