The Android browser is one of the best available on a mobile device. It’s relatively fast, generally bug-free and really easy to use. In the case of the Samsung Exhibit 4G, the browser supports flash and multitouch, so it is a breeze to use.
The minimalist UI is quite powerful – hit the menu key and six keys pop up. You can open a new tab, switch tabs, refresh the page, go forward, and open bookmarks. The final button reveals even more options (text copying, find on page, etc.).
The bookmark list shows a thumbnail of the bookmarked page and you also get a “most visited” list in addition to the history. Most visited is self-explanatory and history shows your last visited pages.
Overall, the web browser of the Exhibit 4G offers a great browsing experience. The device’s AMOLED screen only enhances it further, making it feel like it is in a different price range altogether.
Coming to the organizing skills of the Exhibit 4G we have no complaints. It has a nice preload of apps and those that are missing can be downloaded through the Android Market easily and in no time.
The calendar app has been given the TouchWiz treatment and is very good. It has four different types of view - agenda, daily, weekly and monthly. Adding a new event is quick and easy, and you can also set an alarm to act as a reminder.
The agenda view shows a list of all the calendar entries from the recent past to the near future. It’s a very handy tool when you need to check your appointments for the next few days.
There is also a calculator aboard. It is nicely touch optimized – the buttons are big enough and easy to hit. The voice recorder is good too and offers the same usability as on a Galaxy S.
The clock app is nice and allows a huge number of alarms to be set, each with its own start and repeat time. You also get Stopwatch, Timer and World Clock options.
As usual, Samsung has included the My Files app – a simple to use but functional file manager, which also doubles as an image gallery. It can move, copy, lock and rename files in bulk, even send multiple files over Bluetooth. It will only browse the memory card.
You also have the notes application on board. It’s great and offers perfect usability. You can store as many notes as you like and even change the color of the note.
To make things even more attractive in the office department, there is a Thinkfree Office editor preinstalled. You can view and edit all the popular office file formats right out of the box.
Overall, we cannot find anything to complain about regarding the office capabilities of the Samsung Exhibit 4G. Should you decide that you need something extra, the Android Market is full of options.