On the back of the Samsung Mesmerize you will find a 5.0 megapixel camera with an LED flash. There are a ton of camera functions, like ISO manipulation, white balance settings, autofocus, 4X digital zoom, image stabilization and even blink detection. The pictures taken with this device are excellent, at least as far as a camera in a cell phone goes. The camera also takes 720p HD video, which looks very good when replayed.
The Samsung Mesmerize comes with the standard Google and Samsung applications and bloatware, but thankfully U.S. Cellular only added three programs. The added programs include ThinkFree Office, CityID, My Contacts Backup and U.S. Cellular’s navigation software which is powered by TeleNav. If you don’t find any application to do what you need to do, you have access to over 100,000 applications in the Android Market, plus the Mesmerize can handle third-party apps.
The Samsung Mesmerize comes with a host of applications for email, messaging and social networking, which is expected as these are becoming standard fare on any smartphone. There is also a unified inbox for all of your messaging, email and social networking accounts which makes life that much easier. The device also comes with an application that will let you compose a message in a single application and then decide how to send it, to prevent you from having to change applications to send messages through different services.
The Mesmerize has a robust music player which will play a number of different file types through the headset or over a Bluetooth connection. The music player will get updated to the Samsung Media Hub, which offers a central application for all your media needs, with the 2.2 update.