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Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Posted
Jan 12, 2011
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a version of the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones and is set to be the first to offer 21+ Mbps speeds on T-Mo's HSPA+ network, as the G2 and myTouch 4G are limited to 14.4 Mbps at present. Also, it will come with a front-facing camera and Qik. Some more goodies like the preloaded full version of the movie Inception is on board, as well as Slacker Radio and Amazon Kindle reader.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3, 2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.82 x 2.54 x 0.39 inches (122 x 65 x 10 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.16 oz (118 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 233 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 57.66 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Smile detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Panorama, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 3
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX540
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (906 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 23 days (556 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1650 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Android Browser
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • Yes

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 200

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung Vibrant Plus, Samsung Vibrant 4G


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