It can be difficult getting excited about the introduction of lower-end smartphones, especially with our sights already set upon quad-core handsets. They’re still an important part of the market, and for many users, can represent their first exposure to smartphones. US Cellular has announced that it’s adding to its line-up with the Samsung Repp; how does it stack-up against the rest?

With an 800MHz processor, 3.2-inch HVGA display, and three-megapixel camera, the Repp reminds us of a slightly-smaller Samsung Admire. It arrives running Gingerbread, and has 2GB of internal flash storage. US Cellular will start selling it free on-contract or for about $140 on a pre-paid plan.

The Repp should make a good alternative to the HTC Wildfire S on US Cellular. Though the models are very similarly-equipped, the Repp has a slight edge on processor speed, and the Wildfire S wins-out with camera resolution. Both may be free on-contract, but the Repp really shines as the winning choice for going pre-paid, since the Wildfire S demands nearly $230.

That said, the Repp might not make the most sense when compared to slightly more powerful models. HTC’s Desire may be an aging handset, but it’s another model you can get free on-contract with US Cellular, and it beats the Repp in display size, screen resolution, processor speed, and camera resolution; the most obvious downside is that it comes with Froyo. Of course, that pricing situation may change as the carrier modifies its promotions, but for the moment the Repp only seems to make sense as a pre-paid handset.

Source: US Cellular

Via: Unwired View

You May Also Like
Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 render leaks, shows off Infinity O display

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A71 will look like the device rendered above, according to Evan Blass. It will be the successor to the Galaxy A70

Here’s why new iPhones collect location data even if you disable Location Services

Earlier this week it was discovered that the new iPhone models are collecting location data even if the user manually disables the Location Services.
Galaxy S10 Lite Note 10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite renders leak

These leaked Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite renders try to suggest how the two affordable models might look when they become official.