A LTE smartphone
If you’re short on money but still want to own a smartphone that is cool, Samsung says that its Galaxy Attain 4G is what you need. And, if you’re a MetroPCS customer, you can get it for as little as $199.99 (after, of course, a $50 mail-in rebate). Its best features are the camera and the design. It’s a nice device, but if you are a smartphone user who wants good LTE speeds, you should ditch the MetroPCS carrier and get another one. We’ll let you find out more about this product from this review.
MetroPCS is on place 5 in the top of most well-known carriers. It fails to rank higher because the smartphones it endorses lack awesome features and speeds. The fact that Samsung chose them for their Galaxy S Attain 4G is a very good thing for this carrier. The looks are definitely a very nice sight for sore eyes. The specifications aren’t bad, either.
The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G isn’t a device that will blow your mind with extraordinary slimness or lightweight. But it’s nonetheless a smartphone which can be carried with ease. The LCD screen gets alive when you touch its surface and the resolution makes it look particularly bright; the colors it delivers are the embodiment of beauty. But take it outside and you won’t be able to see much on this display. The backlit buttons of Attain 4G are sitting directly under the display are the standard ones and they send off the same comfortable feeling and responsiveness when pressed.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Navigation is possible via an operating system called Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This naturally implies the existence of a TouchWiz UI with the entire set of characteristics that made it famous on other Galaxy smartphones. The processor will glide through operations like Speedy Gonzalez.
Two cameras will offer a true blast when snapping pics and everything else that a cam does. The one located on the back offered superb photos whatever the light and environment were when we used it; they seemed to explode with brilliant levels of brightness, sharpness and so on. The one on the front was not at all inferior to its sibling.
Like everything else on this smartphone, features are an important part. We didn’t feel like anything major was missing; We loved the address book the most because it accepted a seemingly endless number of contacts and their info. We could browse the Internet via the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi offerings and even Google’s services were open to us.
Some MetroPCS problems
As is usual for us, we went on a busy street to see for our analysis whether call and speakerphone quality were good or not. It was so-so. Friends liked how clear our voices sounded, but we didn’t like how theirs sounded; specifically the haziness, unnatural sound and the low volume. The speakerphone fared overall better. The battery of the Attain 4G kept this device running for almost a day.
Our main problem was with the speed offered by this MetroPCS network. From mobile sites we received loading speeds of 10 seconds; but full pages needed a total of one minute to load. Speeds for download were 1Mbps-2.5Mbps in tests and those for upload were only a bit slower.
Samsung did a pretty good job with its Galaxy Attain 4G. This smartphone can offer users a pleasant experience. And, most importantly, it won’t kill your hands, lag, die after only several hours of use or snap ugly pictures.