4G is where the action seems to have concentrated these days and cell phone manufacturers are using blazing fast networks of service providers to make available Android powered smartphones that are one up on each other. In this connection, Samsung seems to be ahead of the competition as it is busy unveiling smartphones one after another loaded with features. The latest 4G phone from the stable of Samsung is Exhibit 4G. And the carrier T-Mobile continues with its premium phones in the form of myTouch; myTouch 4G is its premium device. Let us make a quick comparison of these two smartphones to enable new buyers get a gadget that suits their requirements.
Samsung Exhibit 4G
Samsung Exhibit 4G is soon arriving on T-Mobile’s fast 4G network at prices that will surprise many (less than $100 on a new two year contract with a min $10 per month data plan). For those who want high end mobiles but cannot spend $300 or more, this is a great opportunity to have the experience of a latest Android smartphone at such affordable prices. The phone has dimensions of 4.7×2.3×0.5 inch and 4.4 oz and has a candy bar form factor. Exhibit 4G has all standard smartphone features such as accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi touch input method with swype, and a 3.5mm audio jack at the top.
Exhibit is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a powerful 1 GHz hummingbird processor (no dual core here), and packs a solid 512 MB of RAM to provide users with a premium, enriching experience while surfing and enjoying heavy media files. It has a decent 3.7 inch display that utilizes TFT AMOLED screen and produces a resolution of 480×800 pixels. The images are bright and sharp, and the colors (16 M) are vivid and true to life. The smartphone has a 3 MP camera at the rear and a VGA camera at front to allow users to make video calls. Main camera is flash enabled and can record videos also. It captures images in 2048x1536pixels, is auto focus and capable of geo tagging.
As far as internal storage is concerned, the smartphone provides 1 GB of onboard storage with 8 GB of storage provided in the form of micro SD cards. The memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. The phone is Wi-Fi802.1b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, and an HTML browser with flash support that makes surfing a breeze. One can download host of apps and services from T-Mobile. The phone has an FM radio with EDR and provides high download and upload speeds in HSPA+21Mbps network.
Exhibit has a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery with a rated talktime of up to 9 hours.
Availability: June 2011
T-Mobile myTouch 4G
Though T-Mobile has many 4G phones from giant electronic manufacturers, it has added its premium phone – myTouch 4G to complete its portfolio. The phone has dimensions of 4.8×2.44×0.43 inch making it thinner than Exhibit. It’s bit bulkier than Exhibit weighing 5.4 oz. It is available for $129.99 on a two year contract.
This smartphone has a big display of 3.8 inches and uses TFT capacitive touchscreen that produces a resolution of 480×800 pixels which is sharp and bright. The phone has an accelerometer, optical trackpad, proximity sensor, multi touch input method, and rides on HTC sense UI. It has the standard 3.5 mm audio jack at the top.
The phone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, has 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 GPU, and provides 4 GB onboard storage and packs a solid 768 MB RAM. Internal memory is expandable up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
For those fond of clicking and sharing their photos with friends, the phone has a rear 5 MP camera (2592X1944pixels). It has auto focus, LED flash and has the feature of geo tagging. It can record HD videos in 720p at 30fps. The secondary camera at the front is a VGA one for making video calls.
The smartphone is WiFi802.1b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, and full HTML browser. It also has stereo FM.
myTouch 4G is equipped with standard Li-Ion batter (1400 mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 6 hours.
Comparison of Samsung Exhibit 4G vs T-Mobile myTouch 4G
• myTouch 4G has a slightly bigger display (3.8inch) than Exhibit 4G (3.7 inch)
• myTouch 4G is thinner (0.43 inch) than Exhibit (0.5 inch) but 1 oz heftier than Exhibit
• myTouch has a better camera (5MP) than Exhibit (3 MP)
• myTouch 4G has a better RAM (768 MB) than Exhibit (512 MB)
• myTouch produces sharper images (2592X1944 pixels) than Exhibit (2048X1536 pixels)
• Exhibit runs on latest version of Android (2.3.3) whereas myTouch runs on Android 2.2 Froyo
• Exhibit has a stronger battery (1500 mAh, 9 hours talktime) than myTouch 4G (1400 mAh, 6 hours talktime)
• Exhibit is cheaper ($79) than myTouch ($129.99)