February 24, 2010 1:58pm
The Samsung Flight was just released by Rogers and is one of their new “touchphones”. This is available for $49.99 on a 3-year contract and is just a notch up from an entry level device.
The Flight has a number of great things going for it. First and foremost it has a 2.8 inch touchscreen display (resolution is 240×320) that is incredibly responsive. The overall design of the Flight reminds me of the Palm Pre a bit, but the slide out full QWERTY keyboard is another great feature the Flight has going for it. The keyboard is well put together and the buttons feel soft to the touch when pressed. There are dedicated keys for your messaging (text, MobileMail, Gmail, IM), directional keys and voice mail. The keyboard lights up nice in the dark and has a similar layout to the Samsung Reclaim. In addition, the actual slide mechanism is smooth and won’t cause you any grief over time.
For other features of the Flight, the 2 megapixel camera also has video capabilities but it gives you exactly what you expect. Pictures and video come up a bit pixelated but are perfect for sharing via picture messaging. For the video quality, sound is great (speaker is located at the back of the device) but the quality of picture again comes up very pixelated. The good news about the Flight is that it can pack up to 16GB of storage with a microSD card.
Surfing the web was decent, nothing incredible by any means. Speed was good and we checked out YouTube for streaming videos and it uses the entire 2.8 inch screen. Missing from the Flight is a standard 3.5mm headset jack… you’ll have to use the microUSB that comes in the box to listen to your music/videos etc. Overall dimensions are 58 x 106 x 13.95 mm and weighs in at 115 grams.
Check out the video review below: