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Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Posted
Jan 12, 2011
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (0.5 GB RAM)
  • 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)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.3 oz (150 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:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Panorama, Effects
  • 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.

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

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1650 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 16 h (955 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 22 days (537 h)

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Android Browser
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5, XHTML, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Cellular

  • 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
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (XT9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • 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
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • Yes

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 200

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 18 Jan 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSGHT959V link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.90 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1700 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.23 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1700 MHz
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This device is also known as Samsung Vibrant Plus, Samsung Vibrant 4G


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