Monday, November 21, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Hardwear

Samsung Galaxy S 4G HardwearIt is just been 6 months as Samsung released it's very successful Galaxy S strike upon the US marketplace with a sequence of carrier personalized phones: the Vibrant and Captivate GSM mixed twins for T-Mobile and AT&T, the WiMAX-rocking Epic 4G for Run and the Fascinate for Verizon. Much more derivatives came later, using the Mesmerize, Continuum, Nexus S, and LTE-equipped Galaxy Indulge. Samsung Galaxy S 4G.
Still the Vibrant was the 1st, and the closest in appearance on the original Galaxy S, losing your front-facing camera, but gaining a new search button. Unfortunately, Samsung was slow to upgrade early devices much like the Vibrant beyond Eclair, and to solve the well-documented AGPS problems. Consequently, the release of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile -- generally an updated Vibrant with HS PA+, a new front-facing camera, a bronze battery pack cover, Froyo out of your gate, but no dedicated interior flash storage -- is bittersweet. While best for those who waited, it's a slap inside face to those who acquired the Vibrant. But is the idea a worthy upgrade? How should it fit into T-Mobile's high-end Android mobile phone lineup? Read on for our full review following break.

Hardware Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Samsung Galaxy S 4G HardwearAt a peek, you'd be hard pressed to see the front of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G aside from the Vibrant. The only difference will be the return of the front-facing VGA camera also present for the original Galaxy S, Epic 4G, along with Nexus S. It features a similar gorgeous (dare we declare vibrant? )#) 4-inch WVGA wine glass capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen, full of faux-chrome surround. The T-Mobile logo is the same top center spot, below the earpiece and beside the proximity and light detectors, while the Samsung logo lies bottom center, above the normal row of backlit capacitive links. And yes, the LEDs behind the capacitive buttons still shut off too soon and still stand out too bright. In back, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is actually identical to the Vibrant, while using same metal-rimmed 5 mega pixel digicam, speaker grill, and Galaxy S logo -- even the signature bump inside battery cover carries over. But rather of being finished in shiny black which has a faint silver dot pattern, the back is painted a new satin bronze finish that changes color slightly according to the viewing angle, just like a new lenticular print. It's a quite polarizing design: while some people like it, we think it seems to be cheap and tacky, especially on the is arguably T-Mobile's flagship mobile phone. Everything remains the same throughout the edge of the device, which has a standard 3. 5 mm headphone jack along with microUSB connector (behind a smart sliding door) on prime, a battery cover removal slit and microphone for the bottom, a lanyard hole and volume rocker for the left, and the power / lock key for the right. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G feels equally light as the Vibrant, with out less plasticky, which is a new shame.

Spec-wise the Samsung Galaxy Ersus 4 G further mirrors the Vivid, but cranks things up a notch with the help of HSPA+ for network speeds approximately 21Mbps (what T-Mobile cell phone calls "4G"). Inside you'll obtain the same 1GHz Hummingbird CPU using PowerVR SGX 540 graphics, 512MB RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY, WiFi b / g or n, Bluetooh 3. 0, AGPS, a new compass, a gyroscope / accelerometer, and also a light sensor. Despite being already few months old, this combination of computer hardware still delivers solid performance, particularly when paired with Android 2. only two. In addition to the aforesaid HSPA+ radio (with AWS or 1700MHz and 2100MHz support), gleam legacy quad band radio for BORDER duty. Lifting the battery cover shows a microSD card slot with the obligatory SIM slot. A 16GB card comes along with an SD adapter -- its content has the movie Inception as a new DRM encrypted file. Strangely, the 16GB of internal flash storage seen in the Vibrant is gone through the Galaxy S 4G, leaving the micro SD card slot because sole option for storing media and also other content. In our tests, cell phone calls sounded clear and reception ended up being equally good. Battery life, on the other hand, was only average, with the 1650mAh battery lasting about one day on a charge with moderate use (capturing, listening to music, surfing the world wide web, and messaging). While this is in keeping with most other high-end Android telephones, we think there's room pertaining to improvement.

And so does HSPA+ truly make significantly of a main difference? Many of us compared the Samsung Galaxy S 4 G to our own HSPA-just Nexus S on T-Mobile just by using the speedtest. net application in various San Francisco locations (with the carrier's HSPA+ presence) and almost all of the period the results were related on each devices. Certainly the topography of San Francisco is infamously difficult on signal quality, and we assume the functionality gap between HSPA and HSPA+ to expand over time as T-Mobile adjustments it's network, but right now HSPA+ doesn't seem to provide significant speed increases.