Mid-range devices may not be the sleekest or most powerful phones on the market, but they constitute an important niche for individuals who want all of the features and functionality of a smartphone, but who don’t want to spend over $200 to get it.
The Samsung Intercept falls right into this category, mostly. This Android 2.1 QWERTY slider is only $99 with a new 2-year contract (after $150 instant savings and a $100 mail-in rebate), or $349.99 outright. It features a 3.2-inch TFT disaply with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels.
It also has an 800 MHz Samsung S3C6410 processor, 160MB RAM, a 3.2MP camera, 1xEV-DO rev.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and microSD expansion of up to 32 GB. Given the 800MHz CPU, some may want to lump this into a category somewhere between mid and high range devices. However, given the amount of RAM, lack of flash for the camera, and mediocre display quality, I feel comfortable labeling this as a mid-range device. Now, let’s take a look at what comes with the box.