The "1-Minute" Review
The Samsung Gravity is a candy bar phone that slides open lengthwise, revealing a spacious, full QWERTY keyboard. The Gravity is yet another in a series of new phones from Samsung that puts a quality QWERTY keyboard in the hands of casual users who like to text but do not want a full-blown smartphone.
When closed, the Gravity offers a slim, if not a bit thick, profile, with an alpha-numeric keypad, a 2.1-inch, 176 x 220 pixel resolution display, navigation array and several familiar dedicated keys to make phone calls and other simple tasks….simple.
But with the flip of the thumb you also have access to a full QWERTY keyboard, making text messaging and emailing not only easy, but a real pleasure. For an entry-level phone with a focus on texting, the Samsung Gravity does a nice job.
Beyond the thoughtful use of the QWERTY keyboard, the Gravity offers a 1.2 MP camera, customizable 1,000 contact address book, speakerphone, MMS, basic MP3 player, voice recorder and instant messaging via all major IM services.
People who use their phones primarily for calls and texting will enjoy the form factor and ease of use. The other features will simply be a bonus.
Pros: Horizontal slider form factor allows for a spacious keyboard, fun features, easy to use.
Cons: Limited capability, display resolution could be crisper. Call quality could better.
Verdict: A smart choice for a non-smartphone. Folks looking for a durable phone that makes texting easy should consider the Samsung Gravity.
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Samsung released the Gravity on November 7, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Gravity user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Gravity with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Gravity has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.