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Review: Samsung Captivate

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Browser

The Samsung Captivate relies on the stock Android browser for its main mobile web browsing tool. You can use your finger to navigate around web pages directly on the screen, and do things such as pinch-to-zoom or double-tap to pan in and out. There is a full list of settings that let you customize how the browser operates (such as enabling / disabling JavaScript, managing passwords and privacy).

As far as performance goes, I had a few data slowdowns in areas with poor coverage, but it performed well enough most of the time.

 

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Customize

Here's one area where the Captivate really falls flat. Most Android devices I've used allow users to customize the heck out of them. There's no customizing with TouchWiz 3.0. Sure, you can change the wallpapers, and the ringers, and the alerts and a number of deep-down settings. You can delete unused home screens. You can rearrange the main menu.

But you can't change the theme. You can't change the basic colors or appearance of the main menu icons. If you don't like the way TouchWiz 3.0 looks, there's nothing you can do about it.

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