View Full Version : Metro PCS' Samsung Indulge hands-on

02-17-2011, 03:05 PM
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The Samsung Indulge (http://www.androidcentral.com/search/samsung%20indulge) is the first LTE Android phone, running on metroPCS' dual CDMA/LTE network. It also checks in at a very affordable $399 price point (http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-indulge-arrives-metropcs-website) -- and that's on a no-contract metroPCS plan. With that in mind, we're going to have a good long look at this one, because it's attractive in a way some other new phones aren't.
It's no powerhouse, but it's also no slouch. Here's the short list of specs:

Android 2.2.1
1 GHz Hummingbird CPU
3.5 inch TFT display, at 320 x 480
3.2 MP camera that captures 480p video
RAM: 384 MB (unverified). At boot, there is 295 MB available for the user. Since a portion of RAM is set aside for other services, my calculations place it at 384 total.
Horizontal sliding 4 row QWERTY

The software is pure Samsung. It's Touchwiz (http://www.androidcentral.com/search/touchwiz), and basically the same Touchwiz we're all used to. We'll be sure to look for the minor differences while we use the Indulge and wrap all that up at the end.