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Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3862 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. Reviews about the portability and usability are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability, and views about the reception and battery are different.

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the durability. Many are critical about the connectivity and GPS navigation.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

reliability, reception, GPS navigation, connectivity

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reception. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

reliability, GPS navigation

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

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (gsmarena.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (gsmarena.com)

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

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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 (phonearena.com)

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

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung GALAXY S I9000 Review

 

The Samsung GALAXY S I9000 comes with a huge 4” Super AMOLED display, significantly larger than the only other such screen on the market – the 3.3” one of the Samsung Wave. This gorgeous window to the phone's soul is hinged to another novelty from...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review - Android Phone Reviews by MobileTechReview

 

Last year's Samsung Vibrant, T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy S, was a hit: T-Mobile sold large numbers of what was then an Android Superphone with a Super AMOLED display and fast 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. Roll around to early 2011 and the Vibrant is...

Excellent display, solid camera with good video recording, 4G HSPA speeds are great

Attractive but plasticky, 1GHz Hummingbird no longer the cream of the CPU crop

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an evolutionary upgrade to the Vibrant. Think of it as the Vibrant with 2011 tweaks: 4G, a front video chat camera and Froyo with Flash 10.1. If you already own a Samsung Vibrant, you likely won’t want to shell out the out of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4G

 

Samsung has updated the Vibrant variant of its Galaxy S line with HSPA+ at 21Mbps. Is a faster data radio worth the upgrade? Find out in Phone Scoop's review.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

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

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
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

Messaging

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

Processor

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