The Samsung Admire Review

Samsung Admire Design and Display

Samsung Admire is a touchscreen device, available in red and grey. It is rectangular with rounded edges, fitting easily in the hand or the pocket. With ribbed edges, it is comfortable to hold this smartphone in the hand. Samsung Admire has a plastic construction which does not make it look weighty, but makes it sturdy enough. The display is dominated by a 3.5″ 262K TFT screen having 320×480 pixel resolution. The display quality is not excellent but is bright enough. Below the display there are the physical Menu, Back, Home and Search keys. They are raised and respond well to touch. While the volume rocker and microSD card slot are housed on the left of the device, the camera button and the power key are located on the right. The top contains the 3.5mm headset jack and the bottom contains the microUSB port (used for charging and as a USB cable).


Samsung Admire measures 4.56″×2.38″×0.46″ and weighs 4.1 ounces. It runs on an 800MHz processor, having 125MB internal memory and support for 32GB external memory.

Samsung Admire runs on Android 2.3, Gingerbread. Users can shuffle between five homescreens which they can customize using widgets and shortcut icons. For entering data, the Swype keyboard can be used. The phonebook can store entries based on available memory, with multiple phone entries per person. Connectivity options include Bluetooth and WiFi. Apart from the installed apps, access to other apps is possible through the MetroPCS app store or Android market. With access to the Rhapsody Unlimited Music Service, users will be able to stream and download a lot of tracks. Unfortunately, call quality on this device is not too great and users may have a problem listening to what the person at the other end of the line is saying.

This smartphone has a 3.2MP camera. Images can be shot in varying resolutions, with photo editing options for altering images taken. Photo quality is average on this device.


Samsung Admire has a rated talktime of 3 hours and a standby time of 200 hours.
Samsung Admire Price

Samsung Admire is being offered at $129 without a contract. Users will have to opt for atleast a $50 monthly unlimited calling and data plan.

Overall, Samsung Admire is an average mid-range smartphone that offers a smart design and standard features. However, call quality on this device is not too great and users need to be careful of this aspect before purchasing this device. Also, this is not a 3G device.