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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S is a feature-packed smart phone with a huge, gorgeous screen. Samsung's own software falls flat, but its hardware ticks every box, and, with Android providing the brains and usability, the result is an excellent phone
  • Cons: Plasticky case; Samsung's own widgets are weak; some apps load slowly; poor battery life; no camera light; iPhone-wannabe menu style; software is flaky in places.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review

Brighthand
13 March 2011
  • Summary: BUY the Galaxy S 4G Cell Phone - T-Mobile CONCLUSION The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an entertainment powerhouse. If you're looking for a phone that can offer excellent photo and video quality, with excellent choices for live and on-demand TV, this is the phone for you. The screen is gorgeous, the battery life is impressive, the camera/camcorder capture everyday memories with excellent quality, and the gaming experience is fun.
  • Pros: Thin and light, Excellent screen, Good sound quality, Highly responsive, Useful bundled apps, Excellent battery life
  • Cons: Slippery to hold, Disappointing voice quality, Frustrating lock screen, Flash web experience can be glitchy and frustrating
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Overall 9
8.5

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review

Phone Arena
2 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Overall callers were impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S 4G . They said we sounded a bit distant and real nasally (in fairness we are a bit congested) but not hollow and they had no issues hearing us clearly. They rated us an 8.25/10, and we would probably rate them about half a point higher than that. Their voice sounded natural and clear, and though we could hear background noise from the store they were at it did not take away from the conversation.
  • Pros: Wonderful Super AMOLED display gives great multimedia experience, Great battery life, 21+ Mbps 4G speeds is the best on the market, Comfortable, thin design
  • Cons: The materials could be better, Lots of bloatware
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile): Solid and Speedy

PC World
1 March 2011
  • Excerpt: As a part of its aggressive 4G plans, T-Mobile launched a 4G version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S phones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S 4G

MobileTechReview.com
23 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an evolutionary upgrade to the Vibrant. Think of it as the Vibrant with 2011 tweaks: 4G, a front video chat camera and Froyo with Flash 10.1. If you already own a Samsung Vibrant, you likely won’t want to shell out the out of cycle upgrade price for the Galaxy S 4G, but if you’re coming from a lower end Android phone like the myTouch 3G or a feature phone, the Galaxy S 4G has major appeal.
  • Pros: Excellent display, solid camera with good video recording, 4G HSPA speeds are great.
  • Cons: Attractive but plasticky, 1GHz Hummingbird no longer the cream of the CPU crop.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile)

LAPTOP Magazine
22 February 2011
  • Summary: The Galaxy S 4G delivers the fastest speeds yet for T-Mobile customers and adds some welcome enhancements, including a front-facing camera and longer-lasting battery. While we wish Samsung had also included a faster processor for $199, this is now the top smart phone available for the carrier. Both the $99 myTouch 4G and T-Mobile G2 are great bargains, but the Galaxy S 4G has a superior Super AMOLED display and does a better job of living up to the 4G part of its name.
  • Pros: Fastest data speeds for T-Mobile, Good battery life, Gorgeous Super AMOLED Display, High-quality 720p camcorder, Lots of entertainment apps included
  • Cons: Annoying lock screen, Some lag at times, No camera flash or HDMI
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
11 January 2011
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S 4G, with its faster data connection, refreshed styling, and Android 2.2 OS, is a stellar performer that doubles as a great laptop modem.
  • Pros: Slim design. Gorgeous screen. Very fast 4G HSPA+ data speeds. Excellent music and video. Solid battery life.
  • Cons: Buggy TV app. Only a modest refresh over the Vibrant.
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Overall 9
9.0

Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint)

CNET
11 January 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung Epic 4G is a multimedia powerhouse with features the other Galaxy S phones don't have. Unfortunately, it comes with a big price tag.
  • Cons: The Samsung Epic 4G is the bulkiest of the Galaxy S phones and also the priciest. It also requires a costly data plan.
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Overall 9
9.0

Samsung Galaxy S 4G

CNET
11 January 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a fantastic Android smartphone for T-Mobile customers, delivering fast data speeds and other improvements, but Vibrant owners should be fine holding off for now.
  • Cons: No camera flash. The Galaxy S 4G has less internal memory than the Vibrant. There was some slight sluggishness with some tasks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Captivate (AT&T)

CNET
10 January 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung Captivate is easily AT&T's best Android phone to date. It delivers great performance, tons of features, and an easy-to-use interface.
  • Cons: AT&T won't let you sideload apps to the phone; camera lacks a flash.
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