August 22, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
U.S. Cellular is currently selling the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G Android smartphone, featuring a QWERTY Slider keyboard and 4G LTE today online only. However, the Metrix 4G will be available for purchase in-store starting August 24th.
The carrier has an interesting price plan for the Metrix 4G and it depends if you live in an area with 4G LTE service or not. For customers that do live in a 4G LTE zone, the Metrix costs $129 after a $100 Mail-in-Rebate. However, customers that live outside of such a zone must pay $179 after a $100 MIR.
Now, in terms of specs and features, the Metrix 4G offers a 4 inch Super AMOLED touch screen display, Android 2.3, 5MP rear facing camera, front facing camera, and a 1GHz processor.
My recommendation is to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G if you live in a 4G LTE zone. It’s hard to justify paying a premium device when you won’t even have access to one of its main selling points — 4G LTE. Again, it is available for online purchase today and in-store purchase on Friday, August 24.