Video Review: Rogers Samsung Forever

The Samsung “Forever” was released by Rogers and is a device that runs off the TouchWiz UI… so you have access to widgets that you can drag and drop onto the desktop and customize it to your liking.

The are a number of great features of the Forever that I like. The first is how incredibly easy it is to start using. All you have to do is power it up and start putting in your contacts (max number is 2,000), or go straight to the web etc. The underlining factor is that the Forever is simple to use. Also, the style is standard these days but another benefit is that it only weighs 94 grams so it’s light in your pocket (Overall dimensions are 109.2 x 52.3 x 12.6 mm).

This is a touchscreen device that has a 3-inch display (resolution of 240 x 400)… when typing out your messages (text, IM or e-mail) you have a few options. You can use the T9, full QWERTY keyboard (accelerometer) or the handwriting recognition. All will take a bit of practice but the actual display is wickedly responsive.

With all the great features of the Forever there are few things that I thought could make the device a bit better. There is no 3.5 mm headset jack and this device uses a Samsung proprietary cable to charge and hook up for your headphones. The 2.0 megapixel camera has digital zoom and can do videos, but the quality is what you would expect. Inside pics were a bit pixelated while I found exterior shots were better. The camera does not come with a flash. On a plus side you have a spot for a microSD card that can hold up to 32GB of memory… the video/audio quality was decent but the speaker was somewhat muffled. You’ll see in the video that we had it on the highest level possible.

Other quick notes about the Forever are the full HTML browsing – this has no WiFi but was fast and easy to navigate around a web page in either portrait or landscape more. This does come with GPS, stereo Bluetooth and a music player. For call quality we had no issues as people could clearly hear us and battery life lasted a number of days with moderate use.

This is available at Rogers on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $79.99
2-year contract: $129.99
1-year contract: $229.99
No Contract: $279.99

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