Samsung T528G review – Straight Talk touchscreen 3g phone
The Samsung T528G is a 3g capable touchscreen phone that is available at Straight Talk for $99.99. Besides being a touchscreen phone, which was by the way the biggest wish of Straight Talk users since Samsung Finesse, this phone offers some very cool features. What’s more, Straight Talk plans that this phone goes with, also add to the beauty of this deal. Great featured phone with one of the most affordable plans in prepaid industry. So let’s see what the phone itself has to offer.
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The Samsung T528G is a candybar phone that features 3.0” touch screen display with three scrollable workspaces. The phone runs on Samsung’s proprietary operating system using TouchWiz UI 2.0, which is very simple to use. This widget and app-friendly user interface supports multi tasking, which is a great feature for users who like to handle more than one task at the same time. This lightweight device weights 3.24 ounces and is 4.3 inches high by 2.0 inches wide by 0.5 inches deep. The virtual QWERTY keyboard is very easy to type on and thanks to accelerometer built-in, it can be used in both, landscape and portrait mode.
The Samsung T528G is a GSM 3g capable phone that uses both AT&T and T-Mobile Networks. The 3G speeds would not be enough for better and faster connectivity if there were no Stereo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection options. The WiFi works fine and can help you keep below the 30 MB per month data if you decide to choose this plan. Also, YouTube app works great and you will be able to watch videos as long as you are connected to WI-FI. There was an uncertainty whether unlimited prepaid plan for $45 is requested with this phone but now it is clear that both plans are available.
The Samsung T528G is capable of add-on applications as an iPhone or Android phone is. You can download apps and use them to enrich your phone as you please. This feature is cool because of all the freedom that you are given in creating the functionality of your phone as it works the best for you. However, as far as preloaded applications are concerned, this phone has social networking apps as Facebook and Twiter preloaded as well as web browser, media player, email and instant messaging clients. Voice commands for hands free are also available with this phone. That is a good thing since this is the first GSM phone from Straight Talk, TracFone or Net10 to do so.
The Samsung T528G has a 2.0 mega-pixel digital camera with 2x zoom and video recorder for taking decent pictures and videos. An MP3 player is also present as well as microSD card slot for expanding the phone’s memory up to 32GB. Mobile web access is granted and as already mentioned, the phone is 3g and WiFi capable and allows faster speeds so access to social networking sites, all the major email accounts, YouTube, downloading different apps is something that you can do with the Samsung T528G. With this phone, you are not limited just to updating your status on Facebook or just accessing your email as with Samsung r355c so this is an improvement. Battery life lasts up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 10 days of stand-by time.