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Samsung Array review

Samsung and Sprint offer an unremarkable QWERTY slider for the talk and text crowd

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Our Verdict

For

  • Perfect for heavy talk and texters
  • QWERTY slider keyboard
  • Decent display pixel density
  • Long battery life, talk time

Against

  • No Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Poor video recording quality
  • No autofocus or camera flash
  • Music player ignores some compatible tracks
  • Two-year contract

You're not really expecting much from a 2MP camera phone, are you? That's good, because you pretty much get what you pay for here.

Samsung Array Review

While photos have an impressive-sounding 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution in Fine mode and color reproduction is adequate, even images taken in daylight exhibit blotchiness and a general lack of detail.

Videos fare even worse, no better than a tiny 15fps, 174 x 144 pixel postage stamp movies of cell phones past. Unless it's the only video camera you have available for documenting a once-in-a-lifetime event, we'd say don't bother.

Samsung Array Review

Quality issues aside, the Samsung Array does have a few more camera features than one would expect, including five different shooting modes (Single, Continuous, Mosaic, Panorama and Night Shot), auto or manual white balance and a five or ten-second timer.

However, the Array's camera is more notable for what it doesn't have – namely autofocus or an LED flash, but given that the sensor fails to live up to even our meager expectations, this shouldn't be much of a surprise.