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Samsung Infuse 4G Caviar Black Unlocked Cell Phone w/ Android OS / 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus Screen (SGH-I997)

  • Android OS/4.5" Super AMOLED Plus Screen
  • 8.0 MP w/ HD Video Capture & LED Flash
  • GPS/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
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Infuse 4G
Caviar Black
Form Factor
Smart Phones


Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T, AT&T 3G, T-Mobile, Simple Mobile, Red Pocket, Red Pocket 3G (US Carrier), Rogers, Fido (Canada Carrier)
Wi-Fi Support
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA
Data transfer


GPS Integrated
A-GPS support
MP3, WAV ringtones

Email, Push Mail


Operating System
Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz processor
Internal Memory
Card Slot
MicroSD(TF Card)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 32GB


Main Display Size
Main Display Color
Main Display Format
Super AMOLED Plus
Main Display Resolution
800 x 480
Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen


8.0 MP w/ 720p Video Capture & LED Flash
Auto Focus
HD Video Capture
Second Camera
1.3 MP

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
3.5mm jack, microUSB


Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Capacity
Talk Time
Up to 8 hours
Standby Time
Up to 400 hours


Social networking integration

Digital compass

MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player


Image/video editor

Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration

Flash support


Gorilla Glass display

TouchWiz 3.0 UI

Multi-touch input method

Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

Touch-sensitive controls

Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection

Java MIDP emulator

Voice memo/dial/commands

Predictive text input (Swype)


5.2" x 2.8" x 0.35"
4.6 oz.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG SGH-I997

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  • jimmy
  • 11/12/2013 2:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: its out dated been dependable had it over a year now no major issues got the job done whatever the task was being perform very pleased with over all performance

Cons: the phone speaker could had been little louder always had to listen to phone calls with the loudspeaker on

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  • steven e.
  • 9/23/2012 12:33:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: The price

Other Thoughts: This was a great phone a years ago.The"Google" Galaxy Nexus will run circles around the Infuse!

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  • Gerald K.
  • 9/17/2012 9:34:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSamsung Infuse - AT&T will not support 4G this phone

Pros: I love this phone. It is my business phone, so I do not do games, or much internet work. Camera is great, creating text via voice is super. Google Nav is great.

Cons: Not the phones fault, BUT, I bought this phone to replace my original Samsung Infuse I bought from AT&T. When I got this phone and set up my new SIM card, AT&T said their system cannot support this phone at 4G speeds because it is not a "made for AT&T" phone. So, my data and emails have definitely slowed down.

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  • RAVI K.
  • 8/16/2012 2:07:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSamsung Infuse 4G Sucks & NewEgg's customer service is the Worst Customer Service

Pros: The features of Samsung Infuse are good, however the battery life SUCKS, HORRIBLE, BLAH....BLAH....BLAH.....

Cons: Samsung Infuse 4G Battery Life Sucks & NewEgg's customer service is the Worst Customer Service. First time I have ever received such a WORST, PATHETIC customer service. I wish I would like to give -5 (MINUS FIVE) for the customer service, unfortunately it's not available :-(

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  • Kevin C.
  • 8/6/2012 8:58:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Phone

Pros: Huge Screen
Good camera

Cons: None?

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  • Ryan K.
  • 7/20/2012 11:07:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great So Far

Pros: -Amazing Screen
-Records HD video
-8MP Camera
-Unlocked and not branded to a network
-Runs games, and video FAST
-Came loaded with Gingerbread

Cons: -Bottom 4 buttons do at times seem a little unresponsive, might be the otter-box blocking them a bit but not enough to where I would deduct and egg.

-Box was open and I can tell the phone had been handled. The plastic screen protectors were still on. I am sure this was to update the phone. I am totally okay with this.

Other Thoughts: I am using this phone with Straight Talk and so far so good. Really digging this phone. Compared to other unlocked phones prices, I think this is the most bang for the buck right now.

Why are people complaining about the missing HDMI adapter? No where is that listed here or in the pictures. Do not expect to get something not included here.

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  • John A.
  • 7/15/2012 10:03:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBig Scrren Luv Samsung

Pros: Big display - bright screen (indoors) - bigger than iPhone 4s - supports andriod apps - free and paid. Easy to read if you need that - very thin - supports larger Micro SDHC cards Class 6 /10 to 64GB w fat32 format. Onboard speakers are powerfull for their size w good sound - Screen and the LED flash can be used for flashlight w app! Battery is replaceable - screen response to video playback and movie's is much better than most. Great screen resolution bhigher than iPhone - can take /play riped mp4 videos at standard 720HD resolution when storred on the micoSHDC card. And do they look good on this screen, keyboard TYPING is easyier due to larger screen - the text autolookup function is almost as nice as iPhone4.
Hands free is good for both audio pickup w mic & sound quality in quiet room - will need ear buds for noisey rooms but can be heard in a car. Held next to ear it's A ok. Suprized at how light in weight vs iPhone - Supports Blue Tooth, w usb cable attached acts like USB drive.

Cons: Comes w 2GB SDHC class 4 as standard - 2 small for this phone - camera action is ok - flash is ok for indoors @ low light - better outdoors w sunlight - this is a phone not a Nikon camera - the screen in daylight is barely visable /readable even w sunglasses - this is a problem w all color screen devices sunlight - not very readable in shade- even iPhone has this problem.
Didnt come w latest Andriod OS; I needed a PC to install Samsung software then to load newer OS to phone.
USB data cable has potential for breakage but this is for all phones that use the mico connector - Battery is small in capacity - if U leave Andriod apps active the Battery will dain faster. Standard screen fonts not as nice as Apple iPhone's - You will need earbuds for very noisy areas if not held in traditional fashion next to ear! Its big so fitting this into pants pockets can be a problem w soft skin covers - us guys don' want any bulges in our pockets.

Other Thoughts: Wife has had an Apple iPhone for 2 generations and likes this as its larger.
Sri & here don't get along, a woman can't boss another woman around is what I think.
So I am worried I will hear "I'll take it"
I too didn't get the HDMI adapter for TV, I think they should but phones in TV's instead.
Usb charger /data cable works.
Unit is so big that its somewhat problematic about where you are going to carry it for guys - fits a purse Aok - this is where the iPhone is better. I was able to use my non smart phone sim card in the phone - caution ATT requires data plan even though you may not needed it - this is illegal to me - Phone has Wifi and connects to networks w/o issue - wifi finder is great @ finding wifi zones & joing them. I use wifi to make calls or for use with any data functions w phone - ATT is not 4G but phone is. Att has highest data plan rates too. I wanted a larger phone (eyes) and should not be forced to purchase a data plan cause I have a smartphone. Like Obamma Care

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  • RUBEN P.
  • 6/22/2012 6:10:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMissing mini HDMI to HDMI cable adapter

Pros: Great phone. Amazing screen. Came with Gingerbread, V 2.3.3, UXKG3, not Froyo. No preinstalled applications from ATT.

Cons: missing mini HDMI to HDMI cable adapter

Other Thoughts: This is my second Galaxy. To me,super amoled is the best screen on earth.

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  • Suman K.
  • 6/13/2012 8:41:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBox is opened and cable missing

Pros: * Good price

Cons: * The box is open and not sure if the piece that I got is a original or duplicate.
* As others have complained the mini hdmi cable is missing.

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  • Abraham S.
  • 6/2/2012 12:08:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Nice screen, battery life, many functions.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: The phone is nice, the reason I deducted one star is because it wasn't shipped in an infuse box, instead it was shipped in a Galaxy S box which doesn't bother me much. The next problem was that it didn't come with the HDMI adapter that it was supposed to come with.

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