The Samsung Jet is Sammy’s first touchscreen blower to bag its incredible new OLED screen, packing more pixels than Michael Jackson had rhinestones on his jackets, and it’s just arrived on our doorstep. Samsung promised a phone that was smarter than smart, but with a big Android-shaped hole in the software, can this beautiful dumbphone live up to the hype? Read on to find out in our unboxing!
Samsung’s up front with the fact that the Samsung Jet isn’t a smartphone. You won’t be able to crank out third-party apps for a profit on this one: instead, we’re promised a phone that’s so intuitive, even your gran would swap one for her Worthers’ Originals.
From our quick play around, we almost have to agree. While we still question the logic of making a dumphone that’s almost as expensive as a smartphone, the Samsung Jet boasts one of the most responsive resistive touchscreens we’ve ever used. Admittedly, that’s like complimenting a dwarf on how tall he is (The capacitive, multitouch iPhone screen still slays it), but at least it means you won’t need a stylus.
The OLED screen on the Samsung Jet meanwhile (with a higher resolution than the jaw dropping Sony X Series Walkman’s) is beyond gorgeous, but it’s the clever touches like Smart Unlock that have us swooning. We’ve set it so swiping the letter H while the phone is locked pops it out of hold mode and automatically dials home, but you can customise the feature however you like.
Rounding off the spec sheet on the Samsung Jet, we’ve also got a 5MP camera, Wi-Fi and GPS. Not bad for a “dumbphone”, no? We’re off to test them all, but in the meantime get a good gawk at the Samsung Jet in our unboxing gallery right here!
Out Now | £from free | Samsung