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Samsung Exhibit 4G vs. Samsung Gravity SMART Comparison

Wirefly Learn » Android Phones

June 2nd, 2011


T-Mobile is preparing to release two new affordable Android phones in the next couple of weeks: the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity SMART. Demonstrating the flexibility of Android, the Exhibit 4G and Gravity SMART are compact devices that cater to different operating styles: the Exhibit 4G uses a touchscreen for most interactions, while the Gravity SMART has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to handle typing. In addition, the Exhibit 4G is pre-loaded with Swype, an application that lets you enter words quickly by gliding a fingertip across an on-screen keyboard.

The term “4G” means that a device can connect to the carrier’s data network at a faster speed than most other phones. In the case of the Samsung Exhibit 4G, the phone is rated for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network at a maximum data speed of 21 Mbps. (The Samsung Gravity SMART connects to T-Mobile’s HSPA network at a maximum data speed of 7.2 Mbps, which is still plenty fast.) Two new phones for T-Mobile, each with its own operating style and configuration. How do their features compare?

Samsung Exhibit 4G Samsung Gravity SMART
Samsung Exhibit 4G Samsung Gravity SMART
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Carrier T-Mobile T-Mobile
Operating System Android 2.3 Android 2.2
Interface Samsung TouchWiz

Samsung TouchWiz

Display 3.5″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels 3.2″ LCD, 320 x 480 pixels
Data Speed 4G HSPA+ (21 Mbps max.) 3G HSPA (7.2 Mbps max.)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 3
Mobile Hotspot Yes – Optional Yes – Optional
Camera 3-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 3-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes (VGA: 640 x 480) No
Video Capture Yes Yes
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.2 Adobe Flash 10.2
Storage Space 1GB onboard; 4GB pre-installed microSD card 1GB onboard; microSD slot
Keyboard Virtual (on-screen) QWERTY Physical (slide-out) QWERTY
Battery 1,500 mAh, lithium-ion 1,500 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor 1 GHz single-core 800MHz single-core
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 384MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 4.4 oz Not yet known
Dimensions 2.3″ x 4.7″ x 0.5″ 2.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″

Key Differences

  • Display: One difference between the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity SMART is the display. The Exhibit 4G will have a 3.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, while the Gravity Smart has a 3.2-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
  • Operating system: The Samsung Exhibit 4G runs Android 2.3, the latest and fastest version of the popular open operating system. The Samsung Gravity Smart will ship with Android 2.2.
  • Keyboard: The Samsung Gravity Smart has a physical slide-out keyboard, ideal for those who prefer a physical keyboard for texting and e-mail. In addition, the Gravity SMART comes pre-loaded with Swype for fast on-screen message composition. The Samsung Exhibit 4G does not have a physical keyboard, instead providing a virtual QWERTY on-screen keyboard that is Swype enabled.
  • Storage Space: Both the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Gravity SMART have 1GB of internal storage. Both phones will have microSD slots for memory expansion up to 32GB, and the Exhibit 4G’s slot is pre-loaded with a 4GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart are equipped with 3-megapixel cameras with autofocus and on-board LED flashes. In addition, the Exhibit 4G has a VGA (640 x 480) front-facing camera for video chat. Both phones can also record video: The Exhibit 4G has a maximum video resolution of 480p (DVD quality) and the Gravity SMART’s video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.
  • Battery life: Both the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity SMART have 1,500 mAh lithium-ion batteries that can easily be replaced by the user.

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Related posts:

  1. Samsung Exhibit 4G Review
  2. Samsung Exhibit 4G Unboxing
  3. Samsung Gravity 2 Review: Full Video Review of the T469
  4. T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit II 4G Manual

8 Responses to “Samsung Exhibit 4G vs. Samsung Gravity SMART Comparison”

  • I’m on my forth Gravity Smart is a few weeks, all have failed. T-mobile keeps replacing them. Its poor choice for a phone. Call quality is horrible, as noted by many. Save your money on this phone.

  • Jacquelyn
    August 14, 2011

    i have the gravity smart…just got it…so still tryin to figure it all out….any tips on how to make my battery last…and how to it…i dont know how to make my facebook not update all the time…and i got rid of my weather thing to help…im a lil lost… im downloading a “battery Monitor Widget” to try and help…will it? lol

  • Samsung Gravity Smart Mobile is good but camera is quality Medium

  • Samsung Exhibit 4G is style wowoo but camera is low 3.15 and memory is low.

  • My battery dies only after 6 hours or so. Even when I’m not using it, it is on standby at night, just the normal things are running in the background the battery will be almost dead when I wake up in the morning. This is inconvenient…what can I do to manage this problem???

    • Nini, battery use is a major concern for cell phone owners, so we feel your pain. The usual things you can do to preserve battery power are:

      1. Turn off the GPS system in the cell phone.
      2. Set your Facebook and e-mail updates to longer times. If you now update your Facebook and e-mail every hour, set it to every 3 hours or 6 hours.
      3. Set weather updates to every 3 hours.

      Automatic updates for Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, weather and others use a little power whenever they make and update. Delaying them will make your battery last longer. There may even be a setting that tells the phone not to update things overnight — that way, you save power and get all your updates in the morning.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • joseph m.saye
    June 17, 2011

    i want to upgrade my phone.

    • Joseph, please give a call to 800-552-9000. An agent at that number will help steer you through the upgrade process.

      Bob at Wirefly

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