Reviewing the Samsung Captivate Glide right after the Samsung DoubleTime is a study in contrasts. The DoubleTime is outdated, slow, and ugly, while the Glide is modern, fast, and sleek. The natural successor to the Epic 4G, the Glide is a hybrid of the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II — it has a nice 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, an acceptably recent version of Android, and though there’s no LTE it still connects to AT&T’s HSPA+ network. It also has a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and — most importantly of all — a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.

If all the Glide had to do was be better than the DoubleTime, this would be a very short review, but the $149 (with contract) Glide is also competing with the rest of AT&T’s smartphone lineup, which is formidable opposition. How does it stack up? Read on for the full review.