Samsung Galaxy Express

AT&T this morning announced that its entry-level Samsung Galaxy Express will be available Nov. 16 for $99 on contract.

As you'll recall from our hands-on with the Express last month, it's a pretty basic Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 2,000 mAh battery. It's got a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a few of the software tweaks seen in more powerful (and expensive) Samsung phones, like the Galaxy S3. It also runs on AT&T's LTE network, if you've got it where you live.

Source: AT&T

 

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AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Express available Nov. 16 for $99

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Another one of those phone that will never see a software update. There is a reason I will never own a samsung phone, updates. They release too many phones, there is no way they will be able to update most of them. Hey that's how you do it, flood the market with enough crap and people are bound to pick them up. I see why android is basically samsung these days, that formula has worked wonders for samsung.

Defo getting this, much better than that silly little nexus defice... this phone has removable battery, expanded storage and has LTE

Too bad. You'll be stuck with a slower device that has a much lower resolution screen and is two Android versions behind. It will probably have half the RAM and never be updated to the latest version of Android, and it will cost more off contract.

Really, in my opinion, all those things are acceptable except the screen. That kills it. You're talking a resolution that started shipping on phones 3 years ago.

Because so many smartphone novices (that's who this is targeted at) give two shits about the difference between Android 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2? Get real. The lower res means the GPU doesnt have to work as hard, and for a user who is reading SMS or twitter posts, it's going to be perfectly clear. In return, the unloaded CPU and GPU won't tank the battery and the phone will probably get 30% or more screen-on runtime out of a single charge.

I do believe I was replying to one person, not a bunch of "smartphone novices". Hard to believe someone who is following Android news and knows what a Nexus is and its benefits are doesn't care about what Android version he's running.

I never said this device doesn't have its benefits. I pointed out all the things he'd be missing with this vs. a "silly little Nexus defice." Pay attention next time.

No, I don't see anything ironic about your post. I hope you don't mean sarcasm, because those are legitimate things people complain about with the Nexus and there was literally no way for me to tell from your post.

Samsung must be on a quest to have close to 100 smartphones all bearing the name Galaxy.

I pity the Samsung employees who have to remember all those names... :)