Samsung Intrepid Review


The Samsung intrepid is a full qwerty keyboard windows mobile 6.5 smartphone offered on the sprint network through Samsung. The first thing you notice about this phone is how fast and responsive it is; armed with a 2.5 resistive touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, wifi, bluetooth, 3G. We put the Intrepid through its paces and see how it fairs in our review.

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The Intrepid has a very simple finish with smooth rounded edges and a very distinct look, with a light an comfortable feel. That leans towards a power user, with a clear business approach. The qwerty keyboard feels very nice  though the raised angular nature of the keys take some adjustments. The 2.5 resistive touch screen is very very responsive and the need for a stylus is almost none existent here./ I applaud Samsung for making good use of the screen. In all the hardware is solid and straight to the point.


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So how does Windows mobile 6.5 fare on the Intrepid. Answers is very well. The Os runs smoothly with little to no experience of hiccup or slow downs.  Also the addition of numerous preinstalled apps were a plus, i.e sprint TV, Tellme to name a few, provides the user with a good feel of how to use the device and show of what it has to offer.  Samsung did a very good job of making windows mobile less cumbersome and more straight forward; which in turn provided a rich experience with device.


The camera software was easy to use and the setting where very user friendly. Pictures from the device to look sharp and crisp, but  do not video recording is not one of the cameras strong suits. Here are some sample Pictures from the Samsung Intrepid.


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The Samsung Intrepid is a solid business class windows mobile phone, its simplistic approach allows for easy access to the user. Combined with a solid keyboard and very responsive touchscreen make for a great windows mobile user experience. On the down side, the poor quality of the video camera is to be noted as the camera is suited for taking pictures. In all the Samsung Intrepid is a very solid windows mobile phone,though the device is geared towards power user; its simplistic and efficient approach will attract other users.  Samsung’s use of Windows mobile 6.5 is impressive to say the least and clearly shows the relevance of windows mobile in the smartphone arena.

Samsung Intrepid Specs

  • Network
    • Type
      • GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
        CDMA dual band (1900/800 MHz)
        UMTS European/Asian 3G (2100 MHz)
    • Data

      • EDGE/UMTS/1xEV-DO rev.A
    • 3G Capable
      • Yes
    • Dimensions

    • Weight 3.20 oz (91 g)
    • Type
      • Li – Ion, 1480 mAh
    • Talk
      • 6 hours (360 mins) of Talk time
    • Resolution
      • 320 x 240 pixels
    • Type
      • 65 536 colors, TFT
    • Physical Size
      • 2.55 inches
    • Touch Screen
      • Resistive
    • Resolution
      • 3 megapixels Resolution
    • Features
      • Digital zoom
    • Video Playback
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
    • Music Player
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MIDI
    • Memory Slot
      • microSD/microSDHC
    • Smartphone
      • Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
    • Processor
      • 528 MHz
    • Memory
      • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
    • Predictive Text Input
      • Yes
    • Keyboard
      • Full keyboard (QWERTY)
    • Internet
      • Internet Explorer Mobile
    • USB
      • microUSB
    • WiFi
      • 802.11b/802.11g
    • Bluetooth
      • 2.0, Stereo Bluetooth
    • Headphones connector
      • 3.5mm
    • PhoneBook
      • Capacity depends on system memory; Ring ID, Picture ID, Multiple numbers per contact
    • PIM
      • Alarm, Calendar, To-Do / Tasks, Calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Notes, Converter
    • Voice
      • Dialing, Commands, Recording, Speaker Phone
    • Email
      • IMAP/POP3/SMTP
    • GPS
      • GPS