I feel comfortable enough with Android to say that it’s presented in a solid package on the Samsung Behold II. And while many might like the fact that there are loads of third-party apps available, it really doesn’t need that many. You could could spend more time enjoying the beautiful screen and battery life rocking out to a nicely connected life.
Features such as on-device carrier/account management, Google services integration, and device design will appeal to many who see smartphones as a life-enabler. The music and video abilities likewise will appeal to those who aren’t attached to the iTunes ecosystem.
The real question for the Behold II comes down to how plugged into Google you are. If Google is a large part of how you connect and manage information, then you are great here. If not, this smartphone may feel a bit disconnected for you.
At $230 with a 2-year contract, this device is more expensive than T-Mobile’s similar myTouch 3G, probably because of its cutting-edge display. Yet, the many surprises about this device, even beyond its screen, may make the Behold II a device worth taking hold of.
- Outstanding AM-OLED Screen
- Long Battery life
- Solid suite of built-in features
- Patched-together, inconsistent UI
- Weak on business apps
- Screen is a fingerprint magnet