Samsung Galaxy S 4G now available on T-Mobile, is the carrier's "fastest smartphone"

Samsung Galaxy S 4G now available on T-Mobile, is the carrier's

Starting today you can get the Samsung Galaxy S 4G on T-Mobile and enjoy download speeds of up to 21Mbps. That is if you get HSPA+ at such blazing fast rates in your area, of course. The Galaxy S 4G arrives in a timely manner, just as expected, and we're looking forward to getting it for a closer look. But in the meantime, we got a chance to play with it at MWC, so why don't you check out our brief hands-on here.

The nation's fourth largest carrier offers the latest addition to the Galaxy S lineup for $199 on a 2-year agreement. You can get it online or in store, but the handset should be available also at retailers like RadioShack, Wirefly, Walmart and others, which might offer a better deal for the handset. Question however remains whether the innovations in the S 4G provide enough ground for an upgrade if you already own a Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile's reincarnation of the Galaxy S). Basically, the handset only differs by offering faster data, a front-facing camera and support for Wi-Fi calls. To lure you into a purchase, the phone comes with the iconic movie Inception preloaded. All of that paired with the handset's HD movie playback capabilities requires some additional power and that's why the Galaxy S 4G packs a 1650mAh battery, up from 1500mAh on the Vibrant. Is this enough for you to get the latest addition in T-Mo's lineup? Let us know in the comments!

source: T-Mobile

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Galaxy S 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)



1. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Tempting.... i hope the GS2 when it arrives for the carriers has a bigger battery!

2. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I hate it when they show videos that you really don't see or learn anything but the reporter holding it and turning in around in their hand. If you can't show what the device can do, don't bother. If we want to see what the device looks like, we can check out commercials for it on YouTube.

3. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

-__- t-moblie lies. when they had there 4G (HSPA+) at 14 mbps most customers got around 5 mbps now that they have their 4G(HSPA+) at 21mbps people have been reporting having speeds around 8-11 mpbs. stop exaggerating your speeds >:O t-mobile and...HSPA+ is not 4G tell it reaches 100mbps. i need a drink x]

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010


7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

luis, 21mbps is based on the THEORETICAL MAX. Hence the disclaimer that "actual speeds may vary". i get 5-6 on my 3g vibrant, my wife gets 6-11 on her 4g G2. Sprint's wimax has a theoretical max of 12 with a real world of 4-7. And they charge extra for that. VZWs LTE has a theoretical max around 30 somewhere (im sure someone will correct me, hint hint), and when it gets some phones on it, it will probably run around 7-15 in real world tests... but it hasnt so far. Out of all the "4g" carriers, Tmobile is winning the speed tests, even against LTE for now.

10. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

it was a joke xD didnt you see the i need a drink part :P x] -__- i have a G2 its descent but i want more :O

5. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Their fastest smartphone with the slowest updates.

6. Rob A. unregistered

I currently have the T-Mobile Vibrant and like it. The new S 4G is faster and I'm considering going to it. The one thing holding me back is wondering if the newly announced Galaxy S II is coming to the USA and if so, if it's coming to T-Mobile. The specs I've seen so far do NOT have the T-Mobile UTMS 1700 band on it. Anyone know?

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Rob, I would assume that the galaxyS 2 will be on every carrier just like the last one. You wont see a version that has Tmobile's radio (as they are the only ones using it) until the Tmobile specific version is outted. I would hold off if your on the fence. The new galaxyS 2 brings a lot more horsepower, bigger screen, and new features to the table.

9. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Yeah hold of till summer since thats when the orignal GS devices came out for the carriers, HOPEFULLY t-mobile + samsung deicde to add a hspa+ radio into it :D

11. herbie1960

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

I got this phone yesterday and I love it! It has a pretty cool design on the back and really light weight and the screen is absolutely amazing!

12. kevin

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

Top dollar for a cut cost phone. Still no flash no 2.3 no tv plug no super PLUS. Still 4 in not 4.3 STOP PAYING OZZY A TON OF MONEY A PUT A REAL KICK ASS PHONE OUT THERE. Little Miss pink dress is a joke

13. David98 unregistered

it would of been really great if it had a fm radio

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