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Old 07-12-10, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone else getting a Samsung Galaxy S phone?

I think I'll pick up the TMobile version this Thursday when it comes out. It's supposed to be a pretty nice and fast phone. It has a 1GHZ Hummingbird processor with a gpu that is 3x faster than any other phone out. It also has 512 RAM.
The Tmobile one has no front facing camera or flash like some of the other carriers but it does have 16gb internal memory and another 2gb SD Card included. The 4" Super AMOLED screen is supposed to be very nice. Also comes with Kindle, Sims game and Avatar in HD (on the 2gb sd card I heard) and Android 2.1. I have read that they are going to be putting 2.2 on it but we will see.

http://galaxys.samsungmobile.com/

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Old 07-12-10, 03:27 PM   #2
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Avatar in HD (on the 2gb sd card I heard

haha, 3 hour movie in HD on 2gb card, not gonna happen.

for 720p, about 40 minutes will take about 1.1gb at acceptable quality, so to fit 3 hours on 2gb, they either went really low on resolution or really bad/low bitrate.
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Old 07-12-10, 03:30 PM   #3
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I think I'll pick up the TMobile version this Thursday when it comes out. It's supposed to be a pretty nice and fast phone. It has a 1GHZ processor (supposedly better than the snapdragon as the gpu is 3x as fast from reviews I have seen) and 512 RAM.
The Tmobile one has no front facing camera or flash like some of the other carriers but it does have 16gb internal memory and another 2gb SD Card included. The 4" Super AMOLED screen is supposed to be very nice. Also comes with Kindle, Sims game and Avatar in HD (on the 2gb sd card I heard).

http://galaxys.samsungmobile.com/

The GPU speed is irrelevant with any Android device. There aren't any decent games to play. If you want to play a game, pick up the iPhone or (believe it or not) a Palm Pre.

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Old 07-12-10, 03:44 PM   #4
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Avatar in HD (on the 2gb sd card I heard

haha, 3 hour movie in HD on 2gb card, not gonna happen.

for 720p, about 40 minutes will take about 1.1gb at acceptable quality, so to fit 3 hours on 2gb, they either went really low on resolution or really bad/low bitrate.
Well the article I read said HD but on that little screen it for sure isn't going to be 1080 or 720, of course they went low resolution but on that little screen it will look close to HD.
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Old 07-12-10, 03:47 PM   #5
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The GPU speed is irrelevant with any Android device. There aren't any decent games to play. If you want to play a game, pick up the iPhone or (believe it or not) a Palm Pre.

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I want to go T Mobile so me and my wife can be on a family plan and plus I can call her and bug her and not have it take any minutes away
I don't want an iphone but the Incredible looks good though.
I figure if I'm going to get a new phone I might as well get the best one out that TMobile has. I still do love the hell out of the Garmin GPS on my wife's Garminfone though.
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Old 07-12-10, 03:56 PM   #6
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Well the article I read said HD but on that little screen it for sure isn't going to be 1080 or 720, of course they went low resolution but on that little screen it will look close to HD.
it might, but calling something HD when it isn't, it just mad marketing.

anyway, the device looks great.
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Old 07-12-10, 04:07 PM   #7
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Yea I agree nekro. Anyways I didn't care for the movie that much anyways (the 3d was good though) so no big deal. Hell I will probably copy it to my computer anyways and just format the card for extra space. The SIms game could go too for all I care as i don't play those games but my wife does so she will probably be borrowing my phone a lot.
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Old 07-12-10, 09:54 PM   #8
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I want the Captivate soooo bad.

If I find a job, this is my next phone.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/dev...-captivate.jsp
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Old 07-12-10, 10:02 PM   #9
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its the same phone
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Old 07-12-10, 10:05 PM   #10
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They are both Galaxy S phones. The Captivate is a little more squared off looking than the more rounded Vibrant.
http://phandroid.com/2010/06/30/gala...vibrant-video/

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Old 07-12-10, 10:36 PM   #11
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hmm looks nice...



Here's some 720P video shot with the Galaxy S
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Old 07-12-10, 11:04 PM   #12
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This guy tries to destroy a Galaxy S and I am surprised how scratch resistant the screen is.

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