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Unboxing: Samsung Fascinate on Verizon

Got our grubby little Droid paws on a Samsung Fascinate today which we are all expecting to launch on Verizon next week for $199 on new 2-year contract and a possible BOGO offer thrown in.  Anyways, no more rambling, let’s get straight to the video…

Oh and if you are wondering about RAM, Quadrant says about 332MB and this comparison sheet we gave you the other day says 336MB.

Questions?  Anything you want me to use to attack this new Android family member?

  • http://www.friv.gs/ Friv

    meh. anyone else?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benjamin-Barry/100000489380498 Benjamin Barry

    I'm so happy with my new unlocked cell phones! This has an unbelievably fast processor, great feel and easy to text on. I used to own a unlocked htc phones, but I'm so much happier with my brand new unlocked samsung phones. This Samsung Fascinate is so much better for my business and pulls my email in so much faster. And I really couldn't be happier with it since it is an unlocked tmobile phones and it's a unlocked 3g phones I can take it overseas. My family loves my new phone and can't get enough of the games. I'm going to purchase another one for my son for his birthday from gsmauthority.com. Definitely would recommend this phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessie-Klein/100000371000139 Jessie Klein

    You surely must not have had your hands on THIS phone. I have had a firm hold on ATT's version 'Captivate' and was in the store pre sale and had a look and feel of Verizon's 'Fascinate' and WOW it is just as he said in this video: feels great in your hands and the screen is awesome. Thin, light, slides easily into the pocket. I agree with you on the support from Samsung. Unfortunatly I have been reading that pretty frequently.in my research.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessie-Klein/100000371000139 Jessie Klein

    You surely must not have had your hands on THIS phone. I have had a firm hold on ATT's version 'Captivate' and was in the store pre sale and had a look and feel of Verizon's 'Fascinate' and WOW it is just as he said in this video: feels great in your hands and the screen is awesome. Thin, light, slides easily into the pocket. I agree with you on the support from Samsung. Unfortunatly I have been reading that pretty frequently.in my research.

  • Donnyd

    sad how engadget reviewed the samsung fasinate faster than droid-life.com and you guys had the phone first.

  • BigRed4X15

    So I really like the live wallpapers from samsung, and I installed them using the files that were posted 6/23/10, but on my droid 2 running 2.2 they just force close, any ideas? I am rooted with bootstrap in case you were wondering.

  • Kschleich

    Sure would have liked to see the virtual keyboard in action!

  • Jmswim35

    this phone makes me wanna gag.
    it reminds me of my samsung rogue…
    i understand that it is android and all but i don't want my SMARTphone looking like a teen's phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Paco_Novoa Francisco Novoa

    Great unboxing, keep up the good work Kellex !

  • Avalanche32

    One last thing if you want another good benchmark app to compare the fps (frames per second) download the free app called neocore and compare the samsungs score to any of the motorola's and htc's the samsung phones kicks butt when it comes to fps. The best i ever seen on a droidx was 43.2 and every Galaxy S phone averages around 55.1

  • Avalanche32

    One quick little tip about the notification bar, if you slide your finger across the notification bar you can adjust the brightness, slide to the right for brighter and to the left for dimmer.

  • doomsjay

    High End Phone. Runs Android. On Verizon.

    Belongs on this site.

  • Ulnek75

    what about the battery performance? all the other galaxy s were rated the worst of the droids when it came to battery usage.

  • Chris Nimon

    I got my hands on the at&t version today and I really liked it. If its bootloader is unlocked i'd have to say epic win.

  • Andrew Valladolid y Zaragoza

    my next phone :D…so what if it look like an iphone you guys care too much its just a freakin phone not a living thing phones are always going to be phones ok get back to reality and even if it not called a Droid who cares ppl call all Android phone Droid. my friend called his Vibrant a Droid but for Tmo and i know meany ppl that do that on and dont even have verizon. so
    get over it.

    • Chris Nimon

      I agree. The Incredible didnt get the Droid label till right before launch and most everybody is fine with it.

  • CompCrash

    The one thing that keeps bugging me is if it really has a front facing camera. It may sound silly but I like to have one, and know if the Fascinate has one. It keep hearing it doesn't and it does, please let me know! Thanks.

  • NorCalGuy

    This is a nice phone looks clean… but for all those mad about this phone on this site settle your self, this site was once known as droid-life a motorola droid blog, then came the incredible… so then it was droid-life a droid community blog, so as our family (phones) grows so will the coverage of our new cousins. And plus isn't a little bit of news better than nothing at all??

  • http://twitter.com/Summerfish Travis Darby

    This is extremely tempting. I love the look of the Droid X, but this just have an overall sexiness that I almost jizzed my pants. Only disappointment is the 5MP. I would have expected 8MP. I love it, but think I would probably wait for a front facing camera Android from Verizon.

  • http://twitter.com/mrabdi Alex

    From what I am reading a big part of the reason for the ram is because it can share up to 128mb of ram with the gpu(true for all Galaxy S and Hummingbird device).

  • Slowmo

    Guys even with Moto Droid X when i freed up ALL Ram i was only able to free 300 something Ram. Sam as the galaxy. And honestly ive owned the Droid X and have Played with the Captivate and the Captivate OS is much better and faster….and just better all around.

  • Collinsclerk

    When you hit the dedicated Search button, does a Bing search come up? If so, can you change your settings so that Google is the default browser, or are you stuck with Bing unless you root?

  • lakerzz

    *Rest assured…no Droids were harmed in any way in the filming of this reveiw* :P

  • digitalicecream

    Hey since it doesnt have google maps… does that mean it also doesnt have Google NAV?

  • Adryan

    How did you get all these phones? Do the companys just give them to you? I mean I would to get to show everyone devices if the companys would give them to me.

    • nelly1

      I think this phone is probably just “loaner” device that they sent him specifically to review. Because Kellex is now up there with the “big dogs” being that this site effin kicks a$$, and is going strong from what I can tell.