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Review: Samsung Gravity Smart

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Camera

The Gravity Smart's camera software opens quickly and is as simple and easy-to-use as many of Samsung's Android devices.

Most of the time when shooting, the Gravity Smart's display is unobstructed save for the shutter button, which is nestled up against the right edge of the display. Tap the screen gently, and a strip of controls will appear on both the left and right sides of the screen, offering quick access to many of the Gravity Smart's camera options.

It offers three different shooting modes (single, continuous, panorama); thirteen different scenes (sunset, beach/snow, fall color.), and the ability to adjust the flash. In order to fine tune further, you have to dive into the full settings menu. Therein, you'll be able to adjust picture resolution/quality, effects, white balance, metering, and so on. It's a good set of tools for a mid-range device such as the Gravity Smart.

The Gravity Smart doesn't have auto-focus but is still somewhat slow to capture images. Once you press the shutter button, it takes about one second to capture the image and return to a review screen. From the review screen, images can be fired off in several different directions or you can choose to go back to the camera.

 

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Gallery

The gallery is the stock Android option. Photo albums float in stacks in the main gallery view, and you can sift through them in the chronological timeline in which they are arranged. It has a neat 3D look and feel to it.

Editing options are limited to crop and rotate. There are no other ways to adjust images after the fact. All you can do is share them with the photo-sharing service of your choice, which includes AllShare, PhotoBucket, Facebook, Bluetooth, Picasa, SMS, Gmail, Kodak, and Snapfish. That's a bigger selection than most phones offer.

 

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