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Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3813 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the durability and reliability. There are mixed comments on the reception and battery.

size, performance, screen, usability, portability

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the durability, and the GPS navigation and connectivity get less positive opinions.

usability, screen, battery, portability, price

reception, connectivity, GPS navigation

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S i9000 High Capacity Battery - EXTRA LONG LIFE 1500mAh ... GT-i9000, SGH-i897 - Exclusively sold by FAB2983Samsung I9000 Galaxy S Sim Free Mobile PhoneSamsung Galaxy S I9000 White Simfree Mobile Phone

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the battery and screen. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the reception and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, battery

reliability, reception

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Extended Cell Phone Battery (3500 mAh) w/ Black Battery DoorSamsung Galaxy S 4G Android Phone (T-Mobile)Samsung I9000T Galaxy S 8GB Unlocked Cell Phone with Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth--International Version with 1 Year Warranty (Black)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Android Mobile


The Samsung I9000 aka Galaxy S is making Waves (pardon the pun) in the Android sector. As Android handsets go it's being frequently discussed as one of the most powerful devices in this segment. But before you break open your piggy bank, take a closer...

While the Galaxy S has a lot to offer users from a media and connectivity stand point I didn’t find it all that impressive at the end of the day. The sometimes buggy UI, poor battery life and just about average camera would not make this my first...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

Speed Bump: Samsung’s Galaxy Phone Gets Upped to 4G


With mobile handsets stuck in a pattern of incremental updates, at least Samsung's Galaxy S 4G is an example of baby steps done right.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

Samsung Galaxy S 4G


As a part of its aggressive 4G plans, T-Mobile launched a 4G version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S phones. But unfortunately, the Galaxy S 4G ($200 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile; price as of 3/1/11) does not have the specs of the hot...

HSPA+ is fast ; Gorgeous Super AMOLED display ; Attractive design

No camera flash ; 4G connectivity is hit-or-miss

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a solid, powerful phone, but it doesn't have the specs to compete with the next generation of smartphones.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile)


The Samsung Galaxy S 4G has 4G connectivity, a front-facing camera for video calls, and a larger battery. Android 2.2 offers impressive data speeds and good call quality. Other highlights include a rich and vibrant Super AMOLED touch screen and a...

No camera flash. The Galaxy S 4G has less internal memory than the Vibrant. There was some slight sluggishness with some tasks.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a fantastic Android smartphone for T-Mobile customers, delivering fast data speeds and other improvements, but Vibrant owners should be fine holding off for now.

Feb, 2011

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Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile)


A speedy data connection and lots of entertainment options make this Android phone an excellent choice for T-Mobile customers.

The Galaxy S 4G delivers the fastest speeds yet for T-Mobile customers and adds some welcome enhancements, including a front-facing camera and longer-lasting battery. While we wish Samsung had also included a faster processor for $199, this is now the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S vs. Apple iPhone 4: Collision course


It's not like you're out of options. Here's one. Another one would be to get a friend's iPhone 4 and another friend's Galaxy S, put them on a table, close your eyes and… tell your friends to bugger off. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way. Flip a what?

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Samsung Galaxy S Review


The Android smartphone segment keeps getting stronger, and the Samsung Galaxy S looks set to be a key player in 2010. Not only does it get the company's coveted Super AMOLED display, but a 1GHz processor, 720p HD video recording and plenty of wireless...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S review: From outer space


Our homepage is the natural home of the deadliest smartphone carnivores. We normally don't mind but this time is different. Are we about to start feeling a wee bit nervous or what. It's a beast that tops the food chain, instilling fear and terror...

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support ; 4" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution ; Android OS v2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI customization ; 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird...

No Flash support for the web browser ; No flash for the camera ; No dedicated camera key ; The all-plastic body is a real fingerprint magnet ; Feeble loudspeaker

The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has so much muscle that trying to impose your will with brute force is pointless. No sir, this creature needs to be befriended, patted on the back until it starts to trust you. But once it lets you jump on its back it will...

May, 2010

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Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile)


The Galaxy S 4G is a quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and dual-band 4G HSPA+ (1700/2100 MHz) device with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. T-Mobile's HSPA+ network promises theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, and in real life about half that speed. I...

Slim design. Gorgeous screen. Very fast 4G HSPA+ data speeds. Excellent music and video. Solid battery life

Buggy TV app. Only a modest refresh over the Vibrant

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G, with its faster data connection, refreshed styling, and Android 2.2 OS, is a stellar performer that doubles as a great laptop modem.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review


Last summer was a watershed moment for Android. The HTC EVO 4G, Motorola DROID X and Samsung Galaxy S lineup dominated the cellular landscape and rightfully so. The Samsung Vibrant was the Galaxy S variant for T-Mobile and was the first Galaxy S phone...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:ARM / Samsung
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8 / S5PC110


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: No


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED / OLED Display / SUPER AMOLED / Super-AMOLED / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:ARM / Samsung
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8 / S5PC110