Infuse 1

Ah, Cinco de Mayo.  The day of Spanish food, alcohol, and thanks to Samsung, the Infuse 4G.  Launching on May 15th for $199.99, the Samsung Infuse 4G packs a 1.2 GHz processor, gigantic 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera, front-facing shooter for video calling, and Android 2.2 with TouchWiz 3.0.  It's certainly pushing the divide between "super large smartphone" and "baby tablet," but at 8.9mm thick, it's one of the thinnest devices on the market.

I've put it through its paces in the Big Apple and for a few hours since I've been home, and here's what I've discovered:

  • The 4.5-inch display is of the Super AMOLED Plus variety, and is absolutely beautiful.  Colors look fantastic, though at 480 x 800 pixels, the 4.5-inch size is pushing the boundaries, and you may notice some rough edges around text as a result.
  • While it's sporting a single-core processor, the 1.2 GHz Hummingbird chip humms along - pun intended - without issue.  In the 24 hours I've had the unit, I haven't noticed any lag, though at 1,074, the Quadrant Standard score places it well below its dual-core counterparts. 
  • Infuse has the same plastic build quality that you've come to expect from Samsung and either love or hate, and while I didn't care for the chrome sides at first, they've grown on me.  Just above the signature Samsung "hump," you'll find the texturized battery cover, which makes the phone easier to hang onto.  I'm also digging the boxy form factor.

Infuse 2

  • Packing a 1,750 mAh battery, you'd think the Infuse 4G would make it through the day with moderate use, but I'm thinking that won't be the case.  I took the device off of the charger at 6:00 AM this morning when I left New York, and at 2:30 PM, it's at 58 percent with moderate use like calling, texting, and some light web use (apps, browsing, etc.).  I'll have better battery numbers for you after a few days of actual use.
  • I'm still working with call quality, but I've already had some signal strength issues in areas that are typically strong spots for AT&T.  Don't become anti-Infuse just yet - it could be one of a million network-related things - but it's on my list to test further.

Infuse 3

  • The Infuse is AT&T's first HSPA+ category 14 device, which means it can support speeds of up to 21 Mbps.  AT&T has admitted that they're not disclosing which cities have "enhanced backhaul," but the speeds have been surprisingly good in the Charlotte metro area.  I've only been able to test it on one side of town thus far, but I've seen download speeds between 2.32 and 5.05 Mbps, with upload speeds between 0.24 Mbps and 1.27 Mbps.

Stay tuned for more coverage on the Samsung Infuse 4G, and in the meantime, check out the special unboxing from the Samsung event in New York City.  Good food, good drinks, and a new phone equals a good time! 

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Mo Elleven
Mo Elleven no the screen resolution sucks with this super screen galaxy s2 knocks it down
Sungbin Go
Sungbin Go the Samsung Infuse 4G design looks almost like Galaxy s 2
Jason Young
Jason Young If I had ATampT It would Be. It's a great phone; SPRINT is my carrier. Looking forward To the EVO 3D.
Eskias McDaniels
Eskias McDaniels single core processor?? do i get a cassette tape too?
Nick Kalman
Nick Kalman Is it wp7? No. Then I don't need it
Nick Koval
Nick Koval Tooooo freeeeeking huuuuuge
Robin Clark Kuppusamy
Robin Clark Kuppusamy I'm with Zachary I'm over android. I returned the thunderbolt so buggy and I couldn't call, text or use apps out of the lte service area. Got the iPhone 4 in white and love that it works!
Thomas A. Kautz
Thomas A. Kautz I will take the dual core Motorola attic 4g, made in America, buy american
Justin Santiago
Justin Santiago Yes.
Sunny Patel
Sunny Patel No, I read that it is only single core, my next phone will be dual core, plus is verisimilitude so automatic no
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama The Evo 4G will be the best phone for the next 4 years
Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez Lg optimus s!! Love it.
Cesar Macareno
Cesar Macareno Nahh im w8ting for the charge ;)..
Nyt Walker
Nyt Walker May b i love dis fone
Sam Rick
Sam Rick Nope,Galaxy S2 for the win.
TJ Jurado
TJ Jurado Nope...HTC Evo 3D please!
Douglas J Kmiotek
Douglas J Kmiotek No
Mark Gittens
Mark Gittens Nah itz not sexy enough for me lol
Ashley Vaughan
Ashley Vaughan This phone has the super amoled plus extra infinity additional crazy ridiculous screen technology.
Michael Glueckstein
Michael Glueckstein Yes
Rc Cavin
Rc Cavin Hell no
Amyn Hirani
Amyn Hirani Waiting for HTC SENSATION!!!!
Juan Fernando Torres
Juan Fernando Torres Spanish food????? Mexican food.
Keith Ainsley
Keith Ainsley Hmmm. Should be their not there.
Jorge Hugo Galindo
Jorge Hugo Galindo No 2 reasons why. First its on crappy ATT. Second its a Samsung, meaning this phone will never see an update anytime soon also it has touch wiz which is pure trash next to MOTO blur sense UI all the way. HTC EVO 3D is the phone to get hands down.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline And iPhone 4 ftw. I'm over android.
Scott Bitters
Scott Bitters No AT&T sucks and there 4G sucks
Mustafa Sidiqee
Mustafa Sidiqee Last years technology
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones Yes!!!!!! I been waiting for the Infuse to come out of hiding.
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime And I currently have a thunderbolt impatiently waiting on the Charge...
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime And for the record anything HTC is a joke LONG LIVE SAMSUNG!!!
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson Ill never get a Samsung after that p.o.s vibrant!
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime No Lte then NOPE! I'll stick with the far superior Droid Charge!
Noor Mahmoud
Noor Mahmoud No. SGS2 is a thousand times better...
Joel Moran
Joel Moran Im a Apple lover,but its a beautiful phone!
Jordan Scarano
Jordan Scarano HTC Sensation!
Eric Kroh
Eric Kroh I wish Samsung would make Eco plastic if they are gonna make anything with plastic..other than that I would get a Motorola or HTC for better build quality and keyboards are much easier to use if on the screen
Brandon Androes
Brandon Androes That thing is huge!! 4.5!? Soon we will be carrying 10" phones
Seenoor Peter
Seenoor Peter Evo 3d
Ivan Mendoza
Ivan Mendoza This phone is hella bomb!! Can't wait to root mine with custom firmware!!
Seenoor Peter
Seenoor Peter No!!! I love my Evo...
Andrew Sanchez
Andrew Sanchez Hopefully :)
Tyler Backherms
Tyler Backherms i love this phone
Keith Ainsley
Keith Ainsley No. Samsung products suck! Lousy customer service. Glad I have HTC. :)
De Leon Edwin
De Leon Edwin Maybe gotta see it in person, and see the next iphone
Tim Anello
Tim Anello Trying to sell my Atrix so I can get the infuse
Robert Wernikoff
Robert Wernikoff HTC EVO 3D!!! N plus samsungs Touchwiz ui is way to much like ios. N I HATE ios! N plus u probably won't get an OTA update till like 2yrs after the latest version of android os comes out.
Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey Anderson no I avoid Samsung like the plague!
Manoj Paudel
Manoj Paudel infuse- no. GS 2 - yes.
Jeff Alamillo
Jeff Alamillo Yes!!!
Gavin Feist
Gavin Feist Yep
Brandon Nsfw Jackson
Brandon Nsfw Jackson Nope lol evo 3D
Reilly W. Dettling
Reilly W. Dettling your mom
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor If it was 400 off contract def would be....im not sure the pricing
Javier Sanchez-Ortiz
Javier Sanchez-Ortiz I'm on the thought of waiting for the iPhone 5 on Verizon... Currently ATT with iPhone 4....this phone still rocks all :)
John Gross
John Gross Nope, all about Galaxy S 2
Victor Rios
Victor Rios No it's AT&T & Samsung
Jackson Sanger
Jackson Sanger Maybe, lets see how the iPhone 5, LG thrill, and hd7s though..
Tyler Backherms
Tyler Backherms f**k yess!!!!
Sebastian Roland
Sebastian Roland yes
Tim Miyashiro
Tim Miyashiro No, it's Samsung and I already picked up an Inspire 4G

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