You may remember roughly a week ago we told you that the Samsung Infuse 4G was headed to AT&T on May 15th (four days ago) and costs $199.99 when you agree a two-year deal, well if you are still not convinced whether this is the right smartphone for you we have come across a review which might interest you.
If you head over to ChipChick you can see their fully detailed review for yourself, in our article we will summarize some of the main points raised.
Let’s start with its design and display, the Infuse 4G measures in at 5.2” x 2.8” x .35”, its large size is mainly due to its huge 4.5-inch display and ChipChick say that some people just won’t be able to get along with its huge dimensions, despite its size it weighs just 4.9oz and feels surprisingly solid considering it is 8.9mm thick. The material used is not perfect and tends to get greasy, therefore it may slip out of your hand if you are not careful.
As for the display we already mentioned its large size, now we can also tell you that it features a resolution of 480 x 800, perhaps Samsung could have pushed the boat out and improved on this, however it still produces rich, sharp, bright visuals with vivid colors and deep blacks.
In terms of software there are no real surprises, the large display allows Android 2.2’s on-screen keyboard to be easy to use (even if you have fat fingers), however it is a bit disappointing that it does not ship with Gingerbread. As you would expect the OS is masked by Samsung‘s TouchWiz UI.
Call quality and web surfing performance was great, because of its size you have to hold the handset in the correct position to ensure that your mouth and ear line-up to the mic and speaker respectively, as for web browsing you almost get a tablet-like experience due to its massive display and the 4G connectivity helps in this aspect to.
The Infuse 4G has a great 8 megapixel camera on the rear which takes great stills and videos, the flash might be a little too strong, but on the whole you get vivid sharp images and videos. The handset’s 1.2GHz processor helps in this aspect, in fact on the whole it performs well whilst still delivering a full day of moderate use from a single charge.
Check out the link in the second paragraph for the fully detailed review which features images along with sample videos and pictures, do you think a 4.5-inch display is too large for a smartphone?