Review: Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G for MetroPCS
The Galaxy Attain 4G ships with Android 2.3.6 and a light user interface treatment from Samsung.
The overall appearance of the menus is near-to stock Android. There are seven home screen panels for customization and plenty of MetroPCS widgets and apps plastered on them. The main app menu is a grid that slides left and right rather than up and down. Samsung has given the app icons the "Samsung look." The default view is an alphabetized grid, though the grid can be rearranged or shifted into a list view.
The settings are standard for an Android device and allow users to make a wide range of adjustments to the Attain 4G's behavior.
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Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G
The Galaxy Attain is the result of trying to make a 4G LTE phone really affordable, for a prepaid carrier like MetroPCS. It's a cute little phone, with that blazing fast LTE inside.
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