Review: Samsung Strive
The Strive is not a device for power users. It is for people who use text messages to communicate with their friends and family more than through any other means of communication. In that goal, the Strive succeeds. The texting app offers solid threaded conversation performance and even weaves in video and pictures messages.
The Strive also earns high marks for its general ease of use, and the solid calling, battery and signal performance. In other words, it delivers on the vitals.
It starts to lose focus, however, when it comes to media. Music playback is decent, but the camera disappoints. It will only suffice to capture what would otherwise be disposable moments in life.
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The web browsing experience wasn't all that good, either, but the Strive makes up for it in part with the SocialNet social networking application. SocialNet does well to keep users in touch with Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Given the nature of the Strive, that's a major plus in its favor.
So, if messaging is the main attraction, then the Strive suffices. If you need a more well-rounded device, perhaps it would be best to look elsewhere.
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