Last month I let you in on a little information about the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE powered by Sprint. I have been using this phone for a little over a month now and wanted to let you in on how it was going and give you a run down of features.
This is the phone for you bargain hunters this holiday season. The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE offers some of the S III's coolest features for nearly half the price - it's only $49.99 with a 2 year contract and $50 rebate! So far I really love it. It’s said to be a great introduction Android phone, which really made it perfect for me. It was easy to manage and very user friendly – for once I didn’t have to read the manual to figure out what was going on.
The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE features a 4-inch touch screen, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, with 5-megapixel rear camera and LED flash. I found the style to be sleek and slim enough for my needs. Besides we buy a phone and add our own case anyway, right?
Loaded with Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz interface; you get five home screens, pre-loaded with some content. The only downside, no preloaded social media, I thought that was a bit odd. No worries though, because I was quickly able to jump over to Google Play and grab all the social media apps I desired.
If you tire or your home screen look sprint also provides Sprint ID packs which are basically different themed packages that change your device's home screen wallpapers and basic apps. With all the kids stealing my phone to play games, I found the Disney Junior ID pack useful; equipped with games and fun Disney Junior themes.
The Victory's lock screen can be customized to include the weather, a clock, and shortcuts to messages, the camera and phone. Users can also unlock the Victory with a standard swipe, password, pattern lock, face unlock or face and voice unlock. I like to keep things easy with a standard swipe, but it seems to unlock easily while in my purse. No random dialing just random app access and such. I could stop that by adding password protection or another lock feature, but like I said, I like to keep it simple.
The touch screen display was clear. I was able to browse the web and look at photos without any noticeable distortion. The keyboard was small in portrait mode leading me to believe I was going to have some issues – I’m not the best touchscreen typer in the best of situations. However, I guess my small hand proved useful and what I liked was that auto correct wasn’t overkill on the Victory. It gently guides me without inputting all kids of crazy text and switching up my words.
I am also a big fan of Voice S which is like a virtual assistant of sorts who will answer your question, make appointments, open apps, set alarms, update your Facebook or Twitter, navigate to places, and more all by voice. Other media apps were plentiful from the Samsung media hub and of course GooglePlay doesn’t disappoint.
I mentioned the Galaxy Victory also offers a few features of the S lll. One said feature given to the Galaxy as well as the III is III's S Beam feature, which allows users to wirelessly share photos and apps with other S III or Galaxy Victory users!
For me this was a great phone and since you can buy a 450-minute plan with unlimited text and data for $79.99 per month via Sprint, it’s also one I can afford.
I am participating in Sprints Ambassador program and have been compensated with product(s) for this post, however all opinions expressed are my own.