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Samsung Galaxy S 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S 4G. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the battery and portability are overall positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the camera, and some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

performance, screen, usability, portability, battery

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Galaxy S 4G from Amazon.ca. 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.ca.

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

May, 2019

Expert review by : Myriam Joire (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G review

 

It's only been six months since Samsung launched its highly successful Galaxy S assault upon the US market with a series of carrier customized phones:

Gorgeous display ; Impressive camera ; Solid overall performance

Average battery life ; Looks and feels cheap ; Froyo instead of Gingerbread

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S 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.

Stronger iteration of a solid design. Mostly smooth navigation thanks to a humming 1-GHz processor. Great call quality. Awesome battery life and power management. Gorgeous high-def 720p video (in well-lit environments). Ready for downloads and app-tion...

Accessing the movie storefront requires a tedious login process. Bloatware aplenty. Where’s my HDMI out? HSPA+ service is fantastically fast (where available). 4G to 3G to EDGE handoffs are often slow. White backgrounds often produce the dreaded...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a refinement of the popular Vibrant on T-Mobile to include 4G capability, Android 2.2, and a front-facing VGA camera.

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.

Samsung's TouchWiz UI layer also looks a little different, but it's never been much of a draw. The phone features seven customizable home screens you can swipe between, plus colorful little boxes around all of the menu icons. Scrolling is fast and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

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 (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G review

 

Though it hasn't even been a year since the Samsung Vibrant was released, a successor has already come along to take its place. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is nearly identical in design, but don't let its looks fool you, as the new smartphone brings a...

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

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 : 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

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Expert review by : Jennifer Johnson (hothardware.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android Smartphone Review

 

When it comes to smartphones and wireless data services, 4G is definitely one of the hottest features today. And while various wireless service providers are touting their 4G networks and upcoming plans for 4G, there are still a relatively small number...

Fast 1 GHz Hummingbird processor ; Gorgeous 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen ; Thin & very lightweight ; microSD expansion slot

T-Mobile's 4G coverage is still somewhat limited ; Speed tests showed hit and miss scores

We're seeing a lot of hot phones hit the market lately. Of course, one of the most touted new features is 4G capabilities. As you can assume from its name, the Galaxy S 4G is capable of 4G speeds when a 4G connection is available from T-Mobile's HSPA+...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (androidcommunity.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review

 

Behold a rather familiar customer upgraded to meet the needs of the ravenous hoards of Galaxy S users across the country. This is the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and if you're still reading this paragraph, you've quite obviously never picked this phone up...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Robert Faustus (brighthub.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Reviewed

 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the minor update to the original Vibrant from T-Mobile. Sporting a slightly different look and a front facing camera for video chatting, the Galaxy is a powerful smartphone. However, do the minor updates make it a worthy...

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G comes with the familiar 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, capable of running the Android platform that it comes preloaded with, though it is a bit laggy. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is preloaded with Android 2.2, unlike 2.1 like its...

Mar, 2011
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