Features - Samsung Exclaim Review
We continue our Samsung Exclaim review, by looking at the phone's features.
The Samsung Exclaim's list of features are completely run-of-the-mill for a phone of its pedigree, not one extra addition or pleasant surprise. However most of them work well.
Let us start off with connectivity, we have the dual CDMA frequencies of 800 and 1900, this phone is not really designed for international roaming. For fast speeds we have a CDMA EVDO REV.o, it works relatively well, with a 4 MB file downloading in approximately one minute. For local connectivity we have Bluetooth v2.0 with AD2P and microUSB, there is no Wi-Fi at all.
The Exclaim's internal memory is 568 MB, which is rather generous compared to most phones, even high end ones. It does however accept either a microSD or microSDHC card for memory expansion, with a maximum capacity of 8GB.
Now, for the multimedia performance. The Exclaim's music player serves well, it does the basics such as shuffling, equalizer settings, song filtering, and supports all the major music file formats such as; MP3, AAC+ and WAV. It should be noted that MP3 files cannot be used as ringtones on this Samsung model though. The video player only plays at its native resolution, and supports 3GP and MP4 formats. Videos are painful to watch for long, as they pixelate and stutter. This is, at best, a player designed for short funny video clips.
Sprint TV videos are not the best quality either, streaming tends to re-buffer a lot, and the video quality is indeed very poor. The phone does support JAVA though, so you are not limited to apps from Sprint only.
The 2 MP camera is a decent shooter, pictures tend to lack detail and appear slightly faded -- other then that it performs well enough. Video shooting on the other hand is terrible, it barely musters enough power to be a real 15 FPS snapper, and should only be used for MMS purposes. Both pictures and videos can be shared via Sprint Album, Bluetooth, various social sites such as Picasa, Flickr and finally as a MMS.
The phone has a complete organizer, and all the following apps are present; Calculator, Tip Calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Notes and Memo.