BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2010, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: May 2009
Model: 9900
OS: 7.1.0.267
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 259
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Samsung Captivate

Please Login to Remove!

I'm considering the Samsung Captivate for AT&T. Based on the YouTube reviews, it looks and acts like an iPhone with removeable memory and battery. Does anyone here have one? If so, what do you think of it?
Offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,803
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 442 Times in 382 Posts
Default

Under the category of close enough maybe - I have the Samsung Vibrant, the T-mobile version. My major concern is battery life. I was getting 4-6 hours with most features turned off. Not sure if the Captivate has 2.2 installed, but the battery was a killer for me. It is a very nice phone... I switched back to the 9700.
Offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
iPhone Mod!
 
zerog46's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: In a House
Model: 9650
Carrier: VZW Bold
Posts: 6,752
Post Thanks: 17
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Once the 2.2 Update is out it will make a big difference, at least it did on all the Moto devices.
Offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 09:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: DFW
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 109
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Andriod / Samsung Captivate... my 2 cents
Offline  
Old 10-11-2010, 09:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: May 2009
Model: 9900
OS: 7.1.0.267
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 259
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Exactly how bad is the battery life? I can use my 9700 for a whole day and use not even a third of the battery.
Offline  
Old 10-11-2010, 09:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,803
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 442 Times in 382 Posts
Default

On the Vibrant, with "Corporate" e-mail (some call it Exchange) and GMail, with very few additional apps, I am getting 4-6 hours max. You can watch the battery indicator drop.

And shutting off WiFi, BT, ..., ... to increase battery life to a more usable 12 hours is not acceptable.

It reminds me of the early iPhone days.
Offline  
Old 10-11-2010, 09:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NJ
Model: WP7
OS: The Best
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 1,930
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have the Captivate. Battery life is not in the same class as the 9700. I've been playing with the settings to see what improves it. I'm going to try not using wifi at all and see what happens, hear that is a big drain.
Battery aside, I like the device, display is great, form factor is great, Android is great. If your looking for an ATT Android device, I would wait for a decent HTC device. The touch UI of HTC is nicer then the Samsung interface. I had the Aria for a few days and preferred that interface. The Aria was simply too small for me.

From what I've read, 2.2 is very close for the Galaxy S series, so hopefully the battery life will improve.

Last edited by ArgonNJ : 10-11-2010 at 09:34 AM.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.