Samsung Intercept Sprint Phone (SPH-M910)
The black version of the Intercept was on the Sprint
web site so I was a little surprised when I opened the box and saw a nifty PINK version inside. It had an engraving on the back than made it look like a piece of jeweler. I shrugged and proceeded to set it up for use. The 2.2" x 4.4" x 0.6” size and a weight of 4.9 oz. makes for an easy to carry package.
The 3.2 Inch touch screen is a little small for frequent internet users but the slider QWERTY keyboard helps to make up for the small screen. With number keys at the top and a FN key for shifting on the same keyboard it is very easy to use. Sure you can use the virtual keyboards but who wants to when a real keyboard is available.
Early on I heard a click each time I pressed the screen or any control button and a swishing noise when I slid my finger up or down the screen. I chose to turn those functions off.
The Samsung Intercept for Sprint is small enough to fit in a little purse or pocket without a bulge. As an Android phone it has the capability that comes with that label. Call quality was fine with no dropped calls during the test period of one month. Photo/Video results were pretty good for a 3.2 MP camera. To see results on my Flickr site CLICK HERE.
When setting up E-mail using a special Yahoo mail App the Intercept synced my entire Yahoo contact list so I was up and running quickly. the Optical Joy Stick makes it easy to move around.
The Intercept has most of the usual touch functions. Sometimes it was slow to respond when touch tapping. If you want to enlarge/reduce a photo it uses a plus/minus sign at the bottom of the screen instead of using pinch in or out with your thumb and finger. On the other hand you can use the pinching moves to enlarge text during other functions. The Intercept Browser would not run videos from my Flickr site.
APPs I installed that helped me work and play
Yahoo eMail App
The Weather Channel
Bump (Needs to be on both phones. Bump them together to transfer files from one to the other. Cute and it works.
Sprint pricing with 2 year contract
Regular price $349.99
Instant savings -$150.00
Mail-in Rebate -$100.00
New price $99.99
Requires new line or eligible upgrade with a 2-yr contract.
The Samsung Intercept for Sprint is a very capable Android (2.1) phone that is small enough to be carried in a little purse or a pocket. With a 2 year contract the out of pocket cost is just $99.99. Monthly costs depend on what plan you need. Although the web can be viewed on the Intercept I suggest those who use the web frequently might want to go with a phone that has a larger screen. Deciding between an easily carried phone and a bulky one is a personal choice as well as a financial decision.
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For Sprint offerings CLICK HERE.