The Samsung Galaxy Indulge was designed to be used with carriers that don’t require contracts. As the result of this the price of the phone is pretty high. This can be a bit of a problem since the standard of the phone isn’t really up to the same level as other phones of a similar price. That being said it is by far the best option available that doesn’t come with a contract.
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is a fairly big phone which can be bit of pain when you have to put it in your pocket. The black color does give it a smooth look however the plastic look and feel may not be for everybody. That being said it does feel quite comfortable in your hand.
The screen on the Indulge is fairly good with a crisp bright image. However it is a step down from the screen on the higher priced Galaxy phones. Nevertheless the screen is very responsive. The Android operating system is well known so people should know what to expect from that. The Hummingbird processor is quite quick as well so that is a definite plus as well.
The navigation buttons are of a good size and there is click when you press them so that you know that you have pressed the key. Some people like that others don’t, I would be in former camp. There is a slide out QWERTY keyboard that is quite large, in fact it might be too large for people with small hands. The keys themselves are little bit of hassle to use because they are fairly flat.
The User interface on the Indulge is the same one that is used on other Galaxy phones but it is missing some of the features, in particular the media hub. There is a pull down bar at the top of the screen that has controls for things like GPS, Bluetooth, on and off, not to mention several other things. At the bottom of the screen are shortcuts to the dialer, address book, inbox and application launcher. The icons for apps are very easy to see and to click on.
The one major flaw that we found with this phone is that the battery life is just terrible, you will be recharging this thing all the time. The other issue that we have is that it doesn’t have the same features that you would get from other Galaxy phones. However the price is fairly high. The reason for the high price is that there is no contract when you buy it which is appealing to a lot of people. Nevertheless most of them are going to be disappointed with the quality of the phone given the price that they paid for it. It just isn’t up to the quality that you would expect of a phone in this price range.