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Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review
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
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.
Conclusion: It’s brilliant to see Samsung come out with a serious smartphone contender, and the Korean company has done a great job. It’s a handset we wouldn’t be ashamed to be seen with, and managed to keep up with us every step of the way. A definite contender for anyone currently considering the likes of the iPhone 4, Google Nexus One or HTC Desire.
Summary: Sleek and powerful, the Samsung Fascinate is another strong addition to Verizon's Android lineup. Its user interface won't appeal to everyone, particularly seasoned Android users, but it's a good smartphone for the masses.
Pros: The Samsung Fascinate offers a gorgeous Super AMOLED touch screen, a 1GHz processor, and a great multimedia experience. The smartphone can be used as a mobile hot spot.
Cons: GPS positioning isn't always accurate. For now, you can't save apps to an SD card or voice dial over Bluetooth. Search is locked to Bing.
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.
Pros: The Samsung Captivate features a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz processor, 16GB of onboard memory, and it has an expansion slot. The Android 2.1 device also offers great call quality, full wireless options, and a HD video capture.
Cons: AT&T won't let you sideload apps to the phone; camera lacks a flash.