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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 of smartphones that actually support 4G technology and can take full advantage of the speed boost and other advantages 4G provides. The latest 4G device from T-Mobile is the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. This phone works on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network, which uses a different technical standard than Sprint or Verizon Wireless' 4G networks. According to T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the wireless carrier's first smartphone that is capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps while in one of T-Mobile's 4G coverage areas. With these speeds, T-Mobile says you'll be able to enjoy mobile HDTV through T-Mobile TV as well as video chat via Qik. In addition to fast speeds, the Galaxy S 4G offers many of the specifications we like to see in a high-end smartphone—it has a large, 4-inch display, a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, and a preinstalled 16GB microSD memory card.
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 out of the gate in the US. It was quickly followed by the Captivate, Epic 4G, Fascinate and others. The latest is the Galaxy S 4G, a Vibrant refresh that takes advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G network to achieve theoretical download speeds of 21Mbps. The Galaxy S 4G adds a front facing camera for video chat and comes with a new pearlescent paint job for the back cover. Included with the Galaxy S 4G you’ll find a 16GB microSD card (class 2,) 1650mAh battery and microUSB data/charging cable.The Samsung Galaxy S 4G retains the exact same design as the original Vibrant, save for the front facing camera (placed just to the left of the earpiece) and the new paint job on the battery door. Dimensions, weight, button placement and the chrome bezel remain unchanged. Given that we loved the design of the Vibrant, not changing it up for the Galaxy S 4G was a good move for Samsung.
Like your smartphones slim and super-speedy? At first glance, the new Samsung Galaxy S 4G doesn't look like a huge improvement over the original, popular and now-off-the-market Samsung Vibrant (4 stars). But the 4G data upgrade is screamingly fast, assuming you're in one of T-Mobile's HSPA+ coverage areas. The Galaxy S 4G also contains some other, more modest enhancements that, when taken together, make a powerful smartphone even better. The Galaxy S 4G measures 4.8 by 2.5 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.2 ounces. The new silver and chrome exterior finish looks nicer; the original Vibrant feels a bit cheap in comparison. The new sculpted back panel feels better to hold during calls, too. The Galaxy S 4G features the same 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen as before, with 480-by-800-pixel resolution and bright, vibrant colors. The Galaxy S 4G uses Swype, a popular virtual keyboard that lets you swipe your finger between letters without picking it up to type. Normally I'm not a Swype fan, but I had an easier time using it on the Galaxy S thanks to the large glass screen, even in portrait mode (which scrunches the keys together).
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 number of changes under the hood. It ships running Android 2.2.1; there's a front-facing camera for video calls; and, most importantly, you get 4G connectivity, with the capability of hitting theoretical download speeds of 21Mbps. Indeed, we got some impressive and zippy data speeds during our review period, improving the smartphone Web browsing and streaming experience. Throw in the preloaded entertainment extras and you've got one fast and fun device. If you already own a Vibrant, we wouldn't say this is a necessary upgrade, especially since you're probably still on contract. However, if you're in the market for a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is certainly one of our top picks. T-Mobile has two other great 4G devices, the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G and the T-Mobile G2, and it may come down to personal preference, but the Galaxy S 4G has the potential to be faster and also sports a sharper, richer display.
One of our favorite Android phones just got a major speed boost. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile is a lot like the Vibrant we reviewed in July, but it adds 4G connectivity, promising "theoretical" peak download speeds of 21 Mbps. This sequel also sports a front-facing camera for video chats, a beefier battery, and lots of entertainment goodies--including a full copy of the flick Inception. Still, $199 isn't exactly cheap when you can pick up competing Android phones such as the myTouch 4G and T-Mobile G2 for half as much. Read on to find out what kind of performance you'll get for your money.With the exception of the front-facing camera above the screen, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G looks similar to the Vibrant from the front (black with chrome accents). The back cover is a different story. This silver reflex treatment sports a two-tone gray finish, and it plays with the light in such a way that the light and dark sides reverse based on how you hold the device. We prefer metal covers to plastic ones, but it's a pretty neat effect.Measuring 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches and weighing 4.2 ounces, the Galaxy S 4G is just as thin and light as its predecessor.
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