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The Samsung Conquer 4G (Sprint) made a name of itself last summer by being Sprint's first budget WiMAX 4G device. And considering the low asking price, what it brought to the table was surprisingly competent. Some might even say impressive. But almost twelve months later, entry-level 4G phones are somewhat commonplace. So does the Conquer still have what it takes? Actually, it does.HardwareThe first thing one will notice is its size: it's small. Granted, the 4.57" x 2.38" x 0.46" dimensions are on par with iPhone 4/4S (actually, it's ever so slightly thicker than Apple's handset), but when compared to most 4G Androids today, it's a dwarf among giants. Not only that, but thanks to its all-plastic build, the Conquer is also exceptionally lightweight.It comes in at just 4.1 ounces, thanks to the aforementioned construction, as well as a relatively small screen and lack of physical keyboard. Does the phone feel cheap then? Far from it; while not rock heavy, the Conquer definitely feels rock solid, and even feels nice to hold, thanks to the textured back.
At $99.99 after a two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate, the Samsung Conquer 4G is Sprint's first 4G smartphone to launch at less than $100, although some older 4G phones now cost less than $100 up front. Luckily, the Samsung Conquer 4G is packing plenty of power, fast 4G speeds, and fantastic call quality. It's not designed to compete with Sprint's top-of-the-line Android phones, but it's an excellent bet for getting 4G on a budget. Design, Call Quality, Performance and Apps The Conquer 4G looks nice, if not particularly luxurious. It measures 4.6 by 2.4 by .5 inches (HWD) and weighs a refreshingly light 4.1 ounces. The back is made of textured black plastic, with a chrome band separating it from the matte black plastic on the front. The 3.5-inch capacitive LCD has 320-by-480 pixel resolution. Though it's bright, responsive, and standard for midrange Android devices, it pales in comparison to the higher-res screens on most of its 4G brethren. Typing on the on-screen QWERTY keyboard was fine, and the four physical buttons that sit below the display are large and easy to press. The Conquer 4G connects to Sprint's 3G CDMA and 4G WiMAX networks, as well as to Wi-Fi. 3G and 4G speeds were right on par with the excellent Motorola Photon 4G ($199.99, 4.5 stars).
We all know that if you wait long enough you can get a really good price on a product that is slightly aging. Arguably the most iconic device of 2010 was the HTC EVO 4G - it was the first 4.3” smartphone and the first 4G device in the US, along with one of the first 1GHz processors, gobs of memory and a whole host of other goodies. Fast-forward just over a year later and we have the Samsung Conquer 4G. Billed as the first budget 4G device, the spec sheet is actually quite similar to the EVO 4G in a smaller package and all for under $100 on contract. Alright, there are some cutbacks such as the 3.5” 320x480 display and 3.2 megapixel main camera, but you still get a 1GHz S2 (second generation) Snapdragon processor, 1GB of memory and 4G WiMAX data. Included with the Conquer 4G you’ll get the microUSB cable with AC adaptor and a 2GB microSD card.When you hear the term “budget friendly” a high quality build doesn’t come to mind, but we were pleasantly surprised when we first unboxed the Samsung Conquer 4G. The phone is very well put together with great attention to detail. The battery door is covered in tiny nibs and soft touch which proves an excellent tactile feel.
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