Review: Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G for MetroPCS
The Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G mostly succeeds. It is a solid little phone that gets nearly every feature right. The hardware, though somewhat thick, is solid and easy to use. I wish the display were better (and bigger, for that matter), but it really is a good phone for the price. The Admire passes the signal, calling, and battery tests with above-average marks for a MetroPCS device.
The only significant flaw I can find is the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It's old and outdated. Google offers a much-improved version of Android, you just won't find it here. Android 2.3 works, no doubt, but even pre-paid smartphone customers deserve a more capable platform. That said, the software the Admire has performs just fine.
For those with a limited budget, the Admire offers a lot for its $170 price tag. Such a phone can't deliver everything, but the Admire 4G comes pretty close.
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Dec 6, 2012
MetroPCS today announced the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G, a revised version of the Admire that includes support for MetroPCS's LTE 4G network. Other improvements compared to the original boost the processor speed from 800MHz to 1GHz, and increase the screen size from 3.5 inches to 3.6 inches.
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