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.
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?