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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate™ | Black

SGH-I896

Be a part of the mobile revolution with the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate brilliant phone. Powered by AndroidTM 2.2, this fully integrated entertainment, messaging, and social networking powerhouse puts your life and your online world in the palm of your hand. Its unrivalled 1Ghz processor and advanced video support lets you watch and record HD videos and games on the go, all with 3D surround sound. And the 4" Super AMOLED touchscreen provides stunning, out-of-this-world HD graphics. It's a brilliant phone that's as captivating as life itself. 3.385 5 52 reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate™ | Black

Features

  • 4” Super AMOLED Screen
  • Swype® Texting
  • Social Hub™
  • Android™ 2.2 and Android Market

4” Super AMOLED Screen.

4” Super AMOLED Screen.
Brilliant, responsive, and ultra-thin, it's not only 20% brighter than traditional AMOLED displays, it uses 20% less energy and reflects 80% less sunlight. Watch HD video, HD movies and play games, indoors and out. You'll see a brilliant performance on the screen every time.

Swype® Texting.

Swype® Texting.
The virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology lets you input text at lightning-fast speed without lifting a finger.

Social Hub™.

Social Hub™.
Keep up with friends as easily as you make them. Social Hub syncs your calendars, integrates your email, and lets you view each contact's messages, emails and social network activity - on one screen, in real time.

Android™ 2.2 and Android Market
Now available: upgrade to Android 2.2

Android™ 2.2 and Android Market<br /><a href="http://www.samsung.com/androidupgrade" target="_blank" ><font color="#0009d8" size="2.8"><strong>Now available: upgrade to Android 2.2</strong></font></a>
Running on Android 2.2, you can access hundreds of thousands of apps on Android Market - everything from popular games to productivity tools to constellation maps. New paid and free apps are being added every minute of the day.

1 Ghz Processor.

1 Ghz Processor.
Powered by an impressive 1 GHz processor for super-fast response times and advanced performance for viewing content and mobile gaming. Downloads are faster, HD playing and recording is smooth, and you can multi-task and switch between apps at lightning fast speed.

Kies

Kies
Kies is an easy-to-use, one-step program that makes managing multiple mobile devices a breeze. Quick and intuitive, it lets you back up, copy, and transfer content stored on your phone, computer, and other devices with a simple click and drag. What's more, it syncs up your text messages, contacts and calendar with Outlook, helping you streamline your life at work and play. Learn More >

How-to Videos

<a href="http://support-cacyber.samsung.com/caspsn/howto.jsp?ctg_id=1020&sub_ctg_id=878" target="_blank">How-to Videos</a>
Reach the full potential of your Samsung Galaxy S phone with Samsung SPSTV How-to videos. View step-by-step instructions and learn how to do just about anything right at your fingertips!

Samsung MobilePrint Application

Samsung MobilePrint Application
Samsung MobilePrint is a free application which enables you to print photos, documents and web pages directly from your Android smartphone and tablet. The application also enables scanning documents to your mobile device directly. For more information and to download the free app, please
click here.

tech specs

  • OS
    Android
  • Display
    4"
  • Camera
    5.0Megapixel

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Platform

  • Operation System

    Android

  • Browser

    ECMA Script
    xHTML
    xHTML-MP
    cHTML
    HTML 4.0
    Large format HTML rendering
    AJAX
    CSS 1.0
    CSS 2.1

  • JAVA™

    Android

Physical Specifications

  • Weight

    125 g

  • Dimension(HxWxD)

    122.90 x 60.20 x 9.99 mm

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Display

  • Internal
    Technology

    SUPER AMOLED

    Resolution

    800 x 480 pixels

    Size

    4"

Battery

  • Standard
    Talk Time

    Up to 5 h

    Stand-by Time

    Up to 350 h

Camera

  • Camera Resolution

    5.0Megapixel

  • Digital/Optical Zoom

    Digital Zoom 4x

  • Shot mode

    Yes

  • Photo Effects

    Yes

Video

  • Input Device

    Full touch QWERTY

  • Video player

    H.263 / H.264 / MPEG-4 / Xvid / VC-1

  • Video recording

    H.263 / MPEG-4 HD

  • Video Messaging

    Yes

Music & Sound

  • Music Player

    MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+

  • Poly Ringtones

    Yes

  • MP3 Ringtone

    Yes

  • DRM

    Not comply

  • 3D Sound Technology

    Yes

Business&Office

  • Mobile Printing

    Yes

  • Offline Mode

    Yes

  • Voice memo & Voice mail

    Yes

Memory

  • SMS

    Yes

  • Total Internal Memory

    16 GB internal

  • Phone book entries

    minimum 1000 and up to phone memory

  • External Memory

    Yes ( MicroSDHC up to 32 GB)

Messaging

  • SMS/EMS/MMS

    Yes

  • Predictive Text Input T9

    SWYPE

  • Email

    Yes

  • vCard/vCalendar

    Yes

  • Instant Messaging

    Android

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth

    File Transfer Profile
    Generic Access Profile
    Generic Object Exchange Profile
    Handsfree Profile
    Headset Profile
    Object Push Profile
    Serial Port Profile
    Service Discovery Application Profile
    Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
    Audio / Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
    All products supporting BluetoothTM spec. 1.1, or higher
    Class 2 shall cover up to 33 feet (10 meters) in an area without any obstacles.
    Class 1 shall cover up to 333 feet (100 meters) in an area without any obstacles.

  • USB

    Yes

  • WAP

    ECMA Script
    xHTML
    xHTML-MP
    cHTML
    HTML 4.0
    Large format HTML rendering
    AJAX
    CSS 1.0
    CSS 2.1

  • Internet HTML Browser

    xHTML, HTML

Personal Information Management

  • Calendar

    Yes

  • Scheduler

    Yes

  • To do list

    Yes

  • Clock

    Yes

  • Worldtime

    Yes

  • Alarm

    Yes

  • Currency converter

    Yes

  • Converter

    Yes

  • Calculator

    Yes

  • Memo book

    Yes

  • Stop Watch

    Yes

  • Countdown Timer

    Yes

Call Function

  • Speaker Phone

    Yes

  • Caller ID

    No

  • Multiparty

    Yes

  • Dialed/Missed/Received Calls

    Yes

SAR Information

SAR Information

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REVIEWS (52)

Owners Overall Ratings

29 out of 52 (55%) customers recommend this product

  • Features3.6/5.0
  • Performance2.9/5.0
  • Design3.7/5.0
  • Value3.3/5.0

Owner Reviews

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Jesse

2014-03-22

  • Features3/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Not bad, but it's rather glitchy

This smartphone came free with my 3 year contract with Rogers. I'd rate the performance of this phone as moderate. It has shut itself off on many occasions, for no apparent reason.

The camera program that came with the phone will lock up, and the phone will only start functioning after I remove the battery and reinstall it. The ringer will also shut itself off, resulting in my missing a few calls. The battery tended to overheat after about two years, but is easily and inexpensively replaced (on eBay). On the bright side, the phone is good for playing games on. It's also survived a few 4-5 ft falls, thanks in part to the Otterbox case. The earbuds that came with the phone have an amazing sound quality. Overall, the phone is okay, but not great. I will probably look at another Samsung (maybe the S4) when my contract expires (soon, thank goodness).

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wilnott

2013-12-16

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance1/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value2/5.0

nothing but trouble

had this phone for 2 yrs now . loved it at first but it freezes up, can take up to 25 minutes to turn on and boot . I have to keep removing the battery and reinsert it to get it to reboot.

I want a new phone but the size of this one is perfect for me .. Plus I don't want to have to sign up for another contract to get a new phone. .. most new phones are too big they don't fit your pocket .. there almost min tablets... I agree with the durable part though I have dropped mine a few times and it still works like it always has .It has always messed up since it was new, and the battery doesn't last long at all . I never leave home without a charger. tried to upgrade the software but no luck.

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kal240

2013-12-11

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Great phone!!!

This was my first smartphone and I don't want to change. Easy to do so many applications.

birch

2013-12-11

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

good phone quick. easyto use

light weight easy to download apps, easy to switch between apps

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Support

User Manual(Froyo)

2.95 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2011.01.18

Other Manuals (3)

Software (1)

  • SAMSUNG Kies,PC Sync

    Win XP/Vista/Windows 7, 66.33 MB, exe, ENGLISH

    Version : 2.5.3.13043_14_1

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