Samsung Admire 2 brings LTE to the table Video
Samsung Admire 2 brings LTE to the table Video Transcript
I'm Jessica Dolcourt from cnet.com here at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas. We're looking at the Samsung Admire 2 for Cricket Wireless. This is a new phone for them that's gonna arrive this summer. It's a mid-range but more of an upper mid-range for Cricket. It looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S3, but a little shorter and thicker. Still has the same brush-finish on the back, very smooth coating so it's very nice to look at. Looks quite premium as well compared to a lot of the Cricket phones. Now, this is running Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. It does have Samsung's typical TouchWiz interface on top. This phone has a 4-inch display and has a front-facing camera, and there's a 5 megapixel camera on the back with flash and capability to record in 720p HD video. A Cricket phone-- it is also preloaded with Muve Music which is Cricket's music service that's integrated into the monthly rate plan. There's NFC on board as well so you can use Android Beam and Samsung's S Beam with other compatible phones. There are no pricing details or exact availability dates just yet. So stay tune for more information on that. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You can catch all of our CTIA news at cnet.com.
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Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 (Cricket Wireless) Review
The good: Samsung's Galaxy Admire 2 is easy on the eye and stocked with Android 4.1's software amenities. The 5-megapixel camera is quite good and the Muve Music service adds extra value.
The bad: The Admire 2 feels heavy in the hand. If you're not in Cricket's 4G LTE area, data is slow. Muve Music's stuttery software is showing its age, and call quality was mediocre.
The bottom line: Buy the Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 for Cricket's best midrange value, though a few performance drawbacks mar the experience.
Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 (Cricket Wireless) Specs
Part number: Admire 2/CRKCT
- Product Basic Spec