Samsung Gravity SMART review: Smarter direction

GSMArena team, 20 July 2011.

Android gallery is nice as usual

The Gravity SMART uses the standard Android gallery, which is great. It offers the good functionality, we’re accustomed to, cool 3D looks and nice transition effects, but unfortunately (again) only shows a downsized version of your images.

The different albums appear as piles of photos, which fall in neat grids once selected. Online albums at Picasa show up as separate stacks as well.

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Beautiful gallery

You can also organize the photos by date via a button in the top right corner which switches between grid and timeline view.

In grid view, there’s a date slider, which can also be used to find photos taken on a certain date.

If you are checking out a photo, you can use the tabs at the top of the screen to jump back to the main gallery screen, without having to go through its folder.

The gallery supports finger scrolling or panning so you can skip images without having to return to the default view. Just swipe to the left or right when viewing a photo in fullscreen mode and the previous/next image will appear.

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The usual Android gallery

There are tons of options for a picture – you can crop or rotate it directly in the gallery. The Send feature offers quick sharing via Picasa, Facebook Email apps, Bluetooth or MMS.

Minimum functionality video player

The video player of the Samsung Gravity SMART is barely worth mentioning. It covers only the basic 3GP and MP4 formats and doesn’t even have an icon in the menu. The only way to get at it is through the file browser or the gallery. Watching DivX or XviD movies is a no-go with the default video player.

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Basic video player

The on-screen controls boil down to play/pause and skip buttons as well as a scrollable progress bar.

TouchWiz music player

The music player of the Samsung Gravity SMART has benefited greatly from the TouchWiz UI. You can sort the music using the sorting options, which are neatly displayed in a tabbed interface. Among the options are current playlist, all tracks, playlists and albums, artists and composers. You are free to remove some of the filters to make the interface easier to navigate.

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The TouchWiz music player

Music experience on the Gravity SMART can be enhanced thanks to the included equalizer in the settings menu.

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Options • notification area music player view

As far as usability and looks go the music player on the Gravity SMART is top notch and offers everything from creating playlists to enabling equalizer settings and enjoying an enhanced audio experience.