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Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 reviews of Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the performance and usability are overall positive. The durability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the size and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation.

portability, screen, durability, usability, performance

reliability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG 16GB GALAXY S i9000 VIBRANT UNLOCKEDSAMSUNG 16GB GALAXY S i9000 VIBRANT UNLOCKED

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 user reviews of Samsung Vibrant / Samsung T959 Galaxy S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the camera and performance are generally positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but the GPS navigation and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, design, performance, camera

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung T959 Galaxy S Vibrant 4G Unlocked Phone with Android OS, 5 MP Camera, GPS and Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - BlackSamsung T959 Galaxy S Vibrant 4G Unlocked Phone with Android OS, 5 MP Camera, GPS and Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Vibrant

 

Looks like an iPhone, smells like an iPhone, tastes like an iPhone. But brother, this ain't no iPhone.

Vibrant (ha!) 800×480 AMOLED screen is great for movies and video content. Shoots crisp 720p video at a buttery 30fps. Comes baked with multiple input options: Android keyboard, Samsung keyboard, and Swype. Sports TV-out and 5.1 audio. Solid call...

Piss-poor battery hinders its potential. Chassis feels cheap and plasticy. Tinny speakerphone is a blight on both calls and movies. Forget about indoor photos. Ships with a full copy of…Avatar

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Brian Neal (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)

 

A stunning display and swift performance catapults the Vibrant to the top of the Android pack for T-Mobile customers.

The Android faithful on T-Mobile finally have a phone worth boasting about. The Samsung Vibrant's Super AMOLED display is a great showcase for content and apps, and it's a swift performing phone with a good amount of storage. We wish the Vibrant had a...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Samsung Vibrant

 

The T-Mobile version of Samsung's killer Galaxy S line of super Android phones, the Samsung Vibrant ($200 with a two-year contract, as of July 12, 2010) stands apart from its siblings due to the high-quality multimedia apps the carrier has preloaded on...

Great multimedia features and apps ; Stunning Super AMOLED display

Camera lacks a flash ; Interface can lag a bit

The Samsung Vibrant boasts a gorgeous Super AMOLED display and a bevy of multimedia features, but some users might be disappointed by the absence of a flash on its camera.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile) review: Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)

 

Editors' note: We have updated the review and ratings since the original publish date to reflect new devices on the market.

The Samsung Vibrant boasts a brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen and comes preloaded with a number of entertainment goodies, including a full-length copy of "Avatar." The Android-based smartphone also offers 16GB of internal memory, full wireless...

The phone feels plasticky and slick. Battery life isn't the greatest. There's no camera flash.

Sleek and fast, the Samsung Vibrant is one of T-Mobile's top smartphones for entertainment, but its feature set takes a toll on the battery life.

Jul, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)

 

The Vibrant connects to T-Mobile's and foreign 3G networks, as well as to 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. The phone also has Bluetooth 3.0, which sounds exciting but doesn't offer any real-world advantages over version 2.1 of Android. Unlike AT&T's...

Fast. 1-GHz processor handles graphics well. Bright screen. PC syncing options. Great photos and videos. Free, full copy of Sims 3 included

Media store not ready yet. No voice dialing over Bluetooth. No tethering

The Samsung Vibrant is T-Mobile's super-phone, and it delivers a lot of power on some really inexpensive monthly plans.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Vibrant Review

 

T-Mobile surely has an ace up its sleeve in the form of the Samsung Vibrant T959 – their version of the Galaxy S. Already finding itself in the comfy position amongst other premier Android powered smartphones, the Vibrant packs ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Samsung Vibrant stands out as a fast-paced, stunning multimedia phone

 

A fine Android phone for T-Mobile

Speedy processor, colorful and vibrant display, 16 GB of storage space and microSD slot

No camera flash, lags occasionally

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: GADJO CARDENAS SEVILLA (evergeek.com)

Galaxy S Vibrant

 

With a shape that's very similar to a larger, thinner iPhone 3GS, the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is noticeably brilliant, literally if not figuratively.

In terms of design, Samsung has definitely taken a less-is-more approach to the Vibrant - aka the Galaxy S Vibrant in Canada - in that it's conservative, elegant and functional. It also 'pops' likes nobody's business.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Yawney (thereviewcrew.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

 

There's no denying the popularity of Android phones as of late. Google's operating system has taken on a life of its own becoming more popular each month. Part of that may be due to the fact that a new Android handset seems to hit the market each and...

Light weight ; Stunning screen ; Front facing camera ; Fast processor

No flash ; Plastic backing feels cheap

Samsung’s Galaxy S Vibrant is an outstanding Android handset. The user interface is intuitive, the screen outstanding, and the features top notch. Some will complain the phone’s plastic backing makes it feel cheap, but I actually liked how light the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Antoine Wright (brighthand)

Samsung Vibrant Review

 

The Samsung Vibrant is currently the only high-end Android OS smartphone in T-Mobile's lineup. Antoine Wright brings us a review of a mobile with a large touchcreen, a fast processor, 16 GB of internal storage, and a range of other features.

Excellent screen (indoors and out) ; Solid battery life ; Good experience out of the box

Screen a fingerprint magnet ; Heat after long, intensive use ; Uninspiried camera app

It is interesting. I went into using the

Aug, 2010