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Oct 17, 2011, 3:16 PM
I am looking to upgrade to my first smart phone. I am seriously considering the Samsung Admire. Is this a good phone for me considering that it is my first smart phone and I have no idea about smart phones? I have heard good and bad things about this phone and I am trying to sort them all out. Thank you in advance.

Oct 27, 2011, 3:55 AM
I chose the Admire for my first smartphone as well. I've had it now for 2 weeks, and have been pretty happy with its performance.

I'll start with the biggest shortcoming first: Battery life. In my limited research, this seems to be a common complaint in the Android world. If you decide to live on your phone (constant social/GPS/regular browsing), this phone will suck your battery dry in a heartbeat (1 hour, give or take 5 minutes). It'll take at least 3 hours to recharge if you're at less that 10% battery life. It does come with a combo USB/Wall charger, but no car charger. I highly recommend a car charger if you buy this phone.

The other cons I've noticed you may not care about. No built-in FM radio. No front-facing camera. T...

Oct 27, 2011, 12:26 PM
I ended up getting the phone and have had it for 7 days now. I love it! I noticed the battery drain issue right away, so I put the power widget on my home screen and when I am not using Foursquare or any app that requires GPS I turn it off. I also turn off the account sync feature too at least for a bit, then I will turn it back on and let the accounts for email and other stuff sync.

I am not worried about the front facing camera, but I would have liked to have control over more of the sounds on my phone. But that is no big deal.

As for the Gmail thing, I created a new account specifically for my phone. I had a few contacts in my other phone that I re entered, but found most of my contacts on Facebook too.

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