Samsung Illusion (Verizon) Video
Samsung Illusion (Verizon) Video Transcript
Hi, everyone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET taking first look today at the Samsung Illusion for Verizon. Now, this is a 3G phone. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it's got Samsung touch with interface on top. This is a completely decent phone but there's nothing special and there are no surprises. It's all black with a contour backing made of textured plastic that feels pretty good in the hand. It's got a3.5 inch HDVA touch screen which is smallest by today's standards but it isn't too small. Now, but interestingly, the phone does have a slight curve to the screen that's ever so slightly (??) but you'll barely be able to notice it. It's really suttle. It's also got a 3.2 megapixel camera. There's no flash, no auto focus. Photos were pretty good considering but they definitely weren't outstanding. There was a little blurry. The edges weren't really crisp and some of the indoor photos definitely suffer. Also, strangely the software itself is fixed in landscape mode. The software also doesn't have all of the options that we find on other phones that are (??) to the basic and there is a fun cartoon mode. Inside, the Illusion has all the usual Google services but there's also several more on the side. It comes pre-loaded with Swipe Virtual keyboard and there's also Skype mobile, (??) radio and the entire suite (Decaf?) app like (Decaf?) music and video. The phone cost 79.99 which is a good price for a Verizon Smartphone although you should weigh it against other phones in Verizon's lineup too before you buy. For example, take a look at the 4G capable Palmtech (Break?) out. Once again, I'm Jessica Dolcourt. You can read all of the pro's and con's on Samsung Illusion and my full review on Cnet.com.
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Samsung Illusion SCH-I110 (Verizon Wireless) Review
The good: The Samsung Illusion runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a decent 3-megapixel camera lens.
The bad: Some issues with call quality and the camera app mar the Illusion.
The bottom line: The Samsung Illusion is a wholly decent midrange smartphone that won't wow you, but mostly delivers. However, there are a few flaws.
Samsung Illusion SCH-I110 (Verizon Wireless) Specs
Part number: Illusion
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