AT&T Receiving Samsung Galaxy Express November 16th

AT&T is getting a whole host of new devices, and this includes the Samsung Galaxy Express. And there is a lot to like about this phone. It’s $100 on contract, placing it squarely into the mid-end category. And its specs don’t disappoint, mostly.

This device houses a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus dual core processor, a 5MP rear camera, a front facing camera, a decently sized 2,000 mAh battery, NFC, Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz, and a very attractive design (in my opinion). However, one thing kills it: the display. The screen is 4.5″, but it’s a Super AMOLED Plus display. While this means it has no PenTile matrix, it also means it’s at a very low 480×800 resolution. For such a nice phone, the screen is just too low of a resolution. Yes, it doesn’t bother a lot of people, but it’s a shame they couldn’t even make it qHD.

For the record, I’m using a Galaxy S II with a 4.3″ WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display and I think it’s gorgeous, but the pixel density leaves far too much to be desired. At 4.5″, it would be quite a bit worse.

Would any of you still buy a WVGA device? Or is WVGA unacceptable for devices by now? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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