Expert Review of Samsung Rex 90 Brown
Samsung has been a dominant force in the world of smartphone world for quite some time now. The company has the largest market share in fact, but it's not only the smartphone segment that it hold an edge with, as the Android-less phones are also doing a good business in the market. The competition from various tier2 companies have been immense in the last few months as far as the low segment devices are concerned. So it would be difficult for the company to keep their lead but the brand name and the credibility that they have worked on over the years would certainly take them ahead. Samsung Rex 90 is a budget device from the company that has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that gives a prudent resolution of 320 by 480 pixels. The device has a length of 113mm, a breadth of 61.9mm and a height of 11.9mm. The gadget is dual-SIM, which means that the user can allocate two GSM SIM's in the same device at the same time and in a active state. Samsung has been big on having dual SIM device's, especially in the lower range devices. The internal memory of the device is 10MB which is as good as nothing but the microSD card slot should give the user the liberty to explicate the external memory of the device up to 32GB. This would directly translate into the user storing tons of data without worrying about the memory space running out. There is no secondary camera with the device but there is a 3.2 megapixels primary shutter that produces better images outdoors as compared to low light. Videos have too much noise with them which kind of ruins them. Internet facilities are accessible through the default browser that comes with the device while Wi-Fi is also available for using the external connections available. The Wi-Fi is not too fancy and does not have any other features related to Wi-Fi tethering. Data connectivity features apart from the above mentioned include USB port and Bluetooth along with GPRS and EDGE that would be useful in accessing the web. Available in the color of white and brown, Samsung Rex 90 has a music player and a video player to cover the entertainment aspect of the device. Lastly, the device is powered by the standard lithium-ion battery of 1,000mAh, which produces a beefy talk time of up to 15 hours. The device should last for a day and a half even after the user uses it for heavy applications.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Rex 90 has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a good response time but that would detoriate as and when time takes its toll on the device. The processor is not that powerful and this is not an Android device so swiping speed is not the best you would find.
Samsung Rex 90 has a music player and a video player to look after the entertainment features of the device where the former has a nice sound quality with earphones although it is not the same case with loudspeakers. The video player is also there that supports the formats of MP4 and H.263. Samsung Rex 90 has compatibility with a 3.5mm jack.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Rex 90 has a 3.2 megapixels camera that lets the user click images at a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels. There is not much to complain with camera and images produced are praise worthy of what the pixels represent but videos are a little too dull and produce noise.
Samsung Rex 90 has the Wi-Fi and the default built-in browser to access the web. Downloading of data can be done where songs, games, images and videos would be the kind of data involved. Facebook and Twitter are also easily accessible along with checking mails.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Rex 90 has a internal memory of 10MB which is small by any stretch of imagination but the microSD card slot gives the user the green light to extend the external memory of the device up to 32GB. Thus a mammoth amount of data can be stored including songs, games, images and videos.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Rex 90 has a good number of games and images that should be enjoyable but one has to keep in mind that the device is not Android so the level of games in terms of both, quality and quantity would not be the same. Having said that, the user can download more games from the web as per his or her requirement.
Samsung Rex 90 is fostered by the standard lithium-ion battery of 1,000mAh, which looks like a good stat but the talk time thus offered by the device is better than what one would expect with up to 15 hours.
GPRS facility that the Samsung Rex 90 features lets the user navigate to the desired location apart from using the web while Bluetooth and USB port can be used for exchanging data with other devices. Wi-Fi is also there for accessing the web in addition to GPRS and the default browser.
Samsung Rex 90 when compared to Nokia Asha 311 has a bigger screen while the resolution offered is also better with the former. The battery strength is more with Nokia Asha 311 and even though the standby time offered is also more with it as compared to Samsung Rex 90, the talk time offered by the latter is double that of the former. Camera strength is similar for both the devices although Nokia Asha 311 arguably produces better images as compared to Samsung Rex 90. The handset however is quicker in response time while the web speed is more or less the same.