By John Dodge
The Samsung Fascinate is the fifth Android smart phone I’ve reviewed in the past year and it reflects the evolution of Android devices. It may be my favorite one yet. It’s four-inch AMOLED display is brilliant and crisp (check out the pic) and at four inches is a touch bigger than my next favorite Android smart phone, the HTC Droid Incredible. The on-screen keyboard is precise as the phone touch pad. The Fascinate just feels good and weighs a mere 4. 16 ounces – light for a unit with a 4-inch screen. I could not test out the camera or camcorder which generates 720p HD video (same as my Flip) because the 16 GB SD card that supposed to come with it wasn’t in the review unit I borrowed from Verizon Wireless. Sort of irritating – I hope Verizon does do that to real paying customers which I could very well be in November when I can get my discounted upgrade phone. The unit has many of the same features as all Verizon’s Android phones – lots of junkware and a WiFI hotspot.