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Samsung Galaxy S 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 538 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S 4G. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the camera and durability.

screen, performance, usability, portability, battery

reliability, durability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android Phone (T-Mobile)Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android Phone (T-Mobile)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Galaxy S 4G from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I9000T Galaxy S 8GB Unlocked Cell Phone with Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - International Version - No Warranty (Black) (Discontinued by ManufactuSamsung I9000T Galaxy S 8GB Unlocked Cell Phone with Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - International Version - No Warranty (Black) (Discontinued by Manufactu

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi review: Hands-on

 

Having unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Beam projector phone, Samsung has rounded off its MWC 2012 offering with the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy S review

 

Samsung strikes mobile gold with a phone that combines both hugely powerful hardware with a UI that makes Android 2.1 easy but also incredibly intuitive to use

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S review

 

Looks like an iPhone. But now tastes like Gingerbread

Superb screen ; Cheaper price ; Slim chassis ; Great audio quality ; HD video recording

No unified inbox ; No more updates ; Wi-Fi not too strong ; No camera flash

This Samsung Galaxy S review has been updated to include the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system update.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S

 

It's Samsung's best smartphone to date, but is it the best in the market?

Vibrant AMOLED display ; Fast processor ; Customised interface works well

Less than perfect built quality ; Mediocre battery life

The Galaxy S should have been a cracking handset and in many ways it is. Its screen is very good, it's fast, it's packed with features, and looks pretty decent as well. Certainly if you're looking for a large and powerful Android smartphone, it's up...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Mark Sullivan, pcworld.com (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G review

 

The Google Android 2.2-powered Samsung Galaxy S 4G is, in essence, a Samsung Galaxy S with added extras. It will be sold in the US by T-Mobile starting February 23, and will be priced at about $150 with a two-year contract. UK availability is not yet...

In a nutshell, I'm impressed with the Galaxy S 4G. It doesn't have the features or horsepower of its brother the Galaxy S II (launched here yesterday), but to get to a bargain price point you can't have the best of everything.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S review

 

This sleek candybar Google Android handset is almost identical in size to the iPhone 3GS and mimics its chrome-trimmed black exterior. But the Samsung Galaxy S is lighter, at 119g, and has a brighter 4in AmoLED touchscreen. Vain gadget fans will also...

The fantastic Samsung Galaxy S offers a range of features and an incredible screen, and is a legitimate rival to Apple's iPhone. The battery may not last as long as you'd expect, however.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The Galaxy S takes the familiar iPhone format and tries to improve it with some eye-catching screen tech. But has it worked?

It's not the most original design, but all sins are forgiven the moment you fire up that glorious screen

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy S Review: In Depth

 

The Galaxy S appears to be Samsung's answer to the likes of the iPhone and the Google Nexus One. It has definitely taken more than a few design queues from Apple's ubiquitous smartphone, but running Android…

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Galaxy S Media Player : Samsung Galaxy S WiFi

 

Do you remember your first one? I am, of course, referring to your first portable media device such as an MP3 player.

I have just had a flashback – fortunately it was not painful but it did remind me of my first MP3 player. This was a device, whose antecedents I have forgotten, that I won as a prize in a charity raffle. Actually it was not the prize attached in my...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (funkykit.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S Android Smartphone

 

Vikki Harries (Funky Kit's very own geekette) takes a look at the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone (Captivate/Vibrant). It's a touchcreen handset/ smartphone that uses the Android OS. It's a great alternative to the iPhone ... but what's the verdict? Find...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):500 / 750
Standby time (3G):576
Talk time (2G):13 / 13.3 / 6.5
Talk time (3G):6.5 / 6.55

Call management

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:720 x 1280
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:720 x 1280
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.238

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 400 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED
External display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.2 (FroYo)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:S5PC111

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.2 (FroYo)
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Internal Memory:16384 / 2048 / 8192
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.42 / 9.9 / 9.99
Height :12.2 / 9.9
Weight:118 / 119
Width:12.2 / 6.42