Review: Samsung Juke
The Juke does one thing really well, and many other things not so well at all. The sound quality from its music player is top-notch, and the adjustability of the equalizer alone is a very nice touch to have. But like so many other features of the Juke, the music player software itself is clunky to use because it requires you to use the spin wheel / D-pad in different ways for different purposes. This leads to a lot of confusion. Also, the switchblade-style hardware is very much biased towards people who hold phones in their right hand. Unfortunately, the detractors in basic usability trump the good performance of the music player.
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