The Samsung Conquer 4G, as the name suggests, is a 4G capable device. You can expect download speeds of 9 MB/ts and upload speeds of 2 MB/ts. You also have the latest Bluetooth version 3.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB 2.0. Calls are handled via CDMA 800 and 1900, while if you end up needing to use 3G, EV-DO Rev.A is on hand to help you out.
The engine that runs the Conquer is a second generation single core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of internal memory.
The phone's 3.2 MP camera is a bit of a letdown, while colors are reproduced faithfully and it has the ability to stay focused even at a distance, foliage shots always end up looking like badly done oil paintings. Shadows also tend to overpower pictures, a result of the rather weak flash. Even a slight shadow will appear pitch black and dim the rest of the photo.
The good news is, the problem can easily be solved with some tinkering in the settings, it seems the default settings are not the best settings after all. Speaking of settings, macro mode, manual exposure adjustment, a lot of scene modes, auto exposure, center weight, spot metering, 3x digital zoom and auto focus are all there. Shot modes include-- multi-shots, night-shot, and geo-tagging. You also have access to various editing modes and finally online image uploading. Just adjust the auto-exposure meter and that should take care of most of the phone's picture quality based problem.
Snapping special moments is pretty much a breeze with the double-dip shutter key, press halfway for focus and then press all the way down to capture the picture.
Videos are shot at 30 FPS in VGA at a maximum resolution of 640 x 480, and at best they can be termed 'respectable". The frame rate drops and picks up randomly, while videos appear choppy but not completely awful. It's best to keep videos taken with the Conquer 4G on the Conquer 4G.
The music player is stock Android, and it's pretty good. You get the usual features such as playlists, auto-shuffle, genre, preset equalizer and many, many more. Other than stellar sound quality, the music player supports a huge library of music file formats. They include MP3, WAV, eAAC+, M4V, OGG, AMR, AWB and MIDI.
The video player, on the other hand, is the only video player I know of that will only play one half of the DIVX/XVID coin, as in it will play MP4, 3GP, WMV and XVID encoded videos, but not DIVX videos. Videos otherwise play smoothly without flaw at a maximum resolution of 640 x 480.
When it comes to the list of available features, there are few un-installable apps courtesy of Sprint, such as the Sprint Zone, Mobile Wallet and of course ID, while ThinkFree Office, My Files, Adobe Flash and Qik are un-installable but handy to have nonetheless. Otherwise you have the norms of Gtalk, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, GPS, JAVA, an organizer, Picasa integration and a lot more besides.