Bait & Switch? August 25, 2010
Reviewer: Theresa D. Kroll (Houston, Texas United States) -
We discovered Amazon Mobile by accident while gathering information on the Samsung Vibrant model. We are pleased with the technical aspects of the Samsung phones, we ordered two. The reviews and technical descriptions accurately described the phones features and capabilities. Shipping and and starting service with T-Mobile also went well - the folks at T-Mobile were helpful, courteous, and a pleasure to deal with.
In the end however, we are deeply disappointed in Amazon Mobile. While signing up for features for the T-Mobile plan, the billing statement showed a special waiver of the normal $ 35.00 per person activation fee. Well, when the first bill appeared from T-Mobile there was the $ 35.00 activation fee. So this will remain the first and last time to use Amazon Mobile for our family.
I really want to love this phone, but... August 23, 2010
Reviewer: Willie B. (Portland, OR USA) -
When my G1 died, I upgraded to the Vibrant. The honeymoon was short, but breathtaking. Slim, light, big and brilliant AMOLED screen, fast, seven home screens, Bluetooth stereo, a virtual keypad that made me forget the G1's slider, and Swipe! I had doubts about Swipe, but I quickly got the hang of it. You gotta try this!
The Vibrant promises to be all that a smartphone can be wrapped in a stylish and comfortable package. Memory, both on-board and flashcard, is staggeringly huge. Running a lot of background apps doesn't seem to slow it down. Coverage where I live and travel is good, but the G1 seemed to have a better antenna.
Problems surfaced. Battery life running background apps is a disappointment. I installed System Panel and now monitor and kill some apps when working unplugged. I tried to use GPS without success. Several reviews noted the same thing, along with magnetic compass problems. There's a fix promised with the release of 2.2 next month. Mounting the phone via USB to my PC is a nightmare. It seems confused about whether it's connected to a computer when I plug in the charger, resulting in aberrant touch screen behavior and a constantly flashing message, "USB connected" whether the phone is plugged into anything. Turning off the screen sends it into a coma requiring roboot. I need to call customer service to work this one out.
The docking accessories announced by Samsung earlier this month are unavailable. Production problems? Last-minute bugs? Vaporware?
So the jury is still out. I hope I can revise this review up to what should be an unqualified 5 stars. All things considered, I really want to love this phone, and as the man says, "Love is patient..." Up to a point.
Love the Phone August 20, 2010
Reviewer: Paula Johnson "PaulaJ" (Mpls, MN) -
I have had mine for about 2 weeks and I love it and have enjoyed learning all the new features. Reading all the other comments I noticed the main complaints are the camera and the GPS. Since I already had a digital camera and GPS, I don't need to use those features on the phone so I don't have any complaints. I have become addicted to foursquare and am looking forward to learning more new things about the phone.
Tremendous potential but wasted by lack of support from Samsung. January 17, 2011
Reviewer: A. Kulczynski "Marsupial" (NY, NY) -
This phone had great potential at the release time but as it turns out, it was wasted by some fatal flaws:
1) GPS on this phone is just plain broken. It functions very poorly. Samsung has tried to fix this with software update and by releasing an application but both attempts failed which can only mean that the GPS hardware is broken on this phone. It is just plain frustrating to use it and it is completely unreliable.
2) Phone was released with mid-June last year with Android version 2.1 with a statement from Samsung that it will soon be updated to the then newest Android version 2.2 bringing with it some new exciting features. It is now over 6 months later and Samsung has failed to update the phone to the promised version 2.2 of Android. Meanwhile Android 2.3 came out and Samsung has released a new phone with OS 2.3 on it. They are also about to release a slightly updated version of Vibrant with OS 2.2 on it while still not making update to this older version available to its customers. Samsung clearly wants its customers to get the latest software by buying their newest hardware - this is just horrible support to their existing customers.
Do not buy this or other Samsung phones if you care about keeping your phone up to date with new Android features. Samsung is now notorious about not supporting their smartphones - Behold II was never updated past Android 1.6 despite promises from Samsung either. Buy HTC Android phones instead as that company has a much better track record with keeping their products updated with newest features.
You have been warned.
Best phone available on T-mobile right now!!! December 16, 2010
Reviewer: Jack Bean (Chicago, IL USA) -
I went to the T-moble store and read extensive reviews before purchasing my phone. This is by far the best phone on t-mobile. I am stressing this because T-mobile has the best rates among major carriers and allows you to take $10 internet plan instead of $30 for other carriers.
Anyway, regarding the phone itself, it is simply great if you compare it to other newer phones like my touch and G2. This is because all android phones are not the same.
1. Swype is available on this phone and this makes a huge difference. After a couple of hours with the phone, I was able to type really fast. This makes everything from texting to online searches that much quicker.
2. 4 inch AMOLED screen (see it to believe)- only iphone 4 has a screen of comparable resolution.
3. Android - right now only android and iOS has a decent App store
1. No flash
2. The screen produces finger prints easily
Overall. Great phone. Buy it if like T-mobile and you would not be disappointed.
I'm in love with this phone December 12, 2010
Reviewer: Paulina "PD" (USA) -
This phone is fantastic. My last phone was an Iphone 2 on Tmobile. I have now switched to Tmobile Walmart Family and purchased this phone to use on the plan.
*Slick and thin and lightweight
*Came with Avatar the movie (which looks fabulous)
*Came with Sims3 the game
*Super Fast processor
*Almost unlimited features (I seem to find more things almost every week that I didnt realize were available to me before)
*Great Camera. Camera lacks flash but has many modes/settings to compensate.
*Touch screen is very receptive (comparing to Cliq Qt)
*Love Android vs Iphones stupid ass propriatry software and having to deal with stupid Itunes deleting my music and uploading problems.
*Loud speaker (although it's located on the back so if youre holding it wrong youd actually lessen the sound coming out but if you cup your hand behind it it amplifies it more..
*Battery meter is inaccurate. When it appears to be at 50% it's actually closer to 20-30 in settings.
*Battery life is short. With wifi turned on and heavy to moderate use it will barely last all day. However it lasts a while as far as calls go (I usually use a headset or bluetooth) and lasts a good 4-5 hours of streaming I heart radio via headset. I can be on the phone for an hour and a half and listen to iheart radio for 3 or 4 hours and the battery would be at about 30-40%.
*No camera flash, however, it takes great pictures anyway. Ive played with the Samsung galaxies that have flash and the pictures arent that much better. Taking pictures in a semi dark room is pretty much useless though.
*The puzzle piece screen is cute but seems that I cant have that and the unlocking grid at the same time??..Like I can have one or the other I'd like to have the puzzle screen and then have the password grid come up to unlock..
*No notification lights on the outside. I have to open the screen to see if there are any missed calls etc. (Iphone didnt have this either)
*No quick silence button on the side, screen has to be turned on to silence. No camera button either.
*Cant take pictures during a call with the standard camera, works with market fxcamera though. Not sure if that was because I was on bluetooth or what.
*There's no way to be able to put the cursor between letters like how the iphone has the magnifying glass thing that helps you put the cursor in a specific spot. It helps if you hold the phone horizontally and that makes it a lot easier to put the cursor where you need it. Hope upgrade fixes this...
This looks like quite a list of cons but the quality of this phone outweigh the negatives. I cannot fathom having to go back to my iphone. This phone is fun to play with, go on the internet on, watch videos on, play games on, and just about everything else. This phone is just as good as the iphone 4 if not better (not having to deal with Itunes) soo glad I got it.
Excellent screen, fair software December 9, 2010
Reviewer: C. Kirkpatrick "Ed" (SoCal) -
Pros: great screen, colors, movies play excellent. Very good software preloaded. Sound quality, TV out works good (buy the inexpensive connectors). Bluetooth good to connect to my car; however file transfer to computer was unable to occur. Call quality. TM apps ok.
Cons: Calendar program is subpar for business use. Touchdown product(paid version)ok but industry not yet at MS level. Battery life...don't be far from outlet. Use app killer to help. Unable to use overseas! I went to Scotland where TMo is carrier and took to store to get SIM and was told it would not work as my phone configured only for US. So you CAN use it overseas but would have to pay huge expensive plan.
Suggestions: Ability to hit dialer and have speed dail numbers pictured instead of having to pull up the speed dail function (three clicks!!!)
You cannot delete the preloaded apps even if you won't use them. Come on TMo, fix this.
I would buy again.
Amazing Device November 9, 2010
Reviewer: Bob Whitley "Bob" (San luis obispo, CA) -
Since i have been using Windows Mobile devices for years i was reluctant to buy a phone with a different OS but now that i have seen just how wonderful Android is i am very happy that i made the switch.First of all the Samsung Vibrant is one of the most powerful phones on the market today,it has a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor,512MB of Ram and enough graphics processing power to let you play a game like Quake 3 with ease.You really need to use the phone yourself to see how beautiful games and movies look on the Vibrants display,the videos on Youtube don't do it justice.The one thing i did not look forward to was using a touchscreen to type since i was used to a physical qwerty keypad but after about an hour using the on screen keys it became second nature to use.As for navigating through the menus all you do is give a gentle swipe with your finger or thumb and that's it,simple,no problems with response time,no annoying slowdown,hands down the most hassle free way to navigate a mobile device.As for the sound and call quality everything is clear,both the front and rear speaker do their job well,i just wish the rear speaker was a little louder,but this is a minor complaint.While using the Vibrant to make calls i found that the signal was strong,people i talked to said they could hear me fine and they also came in loud and clear.If you're in a 3G area you will find web pages load in seconds but if you're not you would be better served by using the WiFi feature,the only downside of this is that WiFi drains the battery fast so only use it when you have to.Speaking of the battery it lasts quite a long time even when using 3G data,playing games or watching movies for hours on end.I have only used the gps navigation service twice so far but i can say it is very accurate,i got to my destination with no problems whatsoever.There is a camera on the back of the Vibrant that takes photos and records videos which look very nice even when displayed on an HDTV.The one major issue i worried about coming from a Windows Mobile device was losing all those apps i have become so fond of such as Coreplayer,my fear was unfounded for the most part,even though Coreplayer isn't out for Android yet.Documents To Go,Slick Messenger,Skype and tons of other great apps are available now and work just as well (if not better) on the Android OS.If you like to use your device as a music player and load it up with Mp3's you will fall in love with this thing,not only does it have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack but it also has 16GB of internal storage,of course a lot of this storage is used for other things but no worries,you can pop in a 16GB or 32GB Micro SD card and you're set.I have not even talked about the other outstanding feature of the Vibrant,it has video/audio out via the 3.5mm jack!You can buy some cheap cables right here on Amazon and have your phones HD display on your tv,this is a feature that should be standard on all future smartphones.I could go on and on about how this thing will change your life but all that's left to say is give it a try and i bet you will love it.Enjoy :)
After having this phone for a few months i have decided to return it.After getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update the phones battery life was cut in half and many apps now force close at least once a day,this phone really can't handle Froyo well but that's only one of the problems i have run into.The fact that it has no front facing camera makes it impossible to do video chat over WiFi without constantly turning phone around so other person can see me,the back of the device gets very hot at times especially when playing 3D games,the GPS works great at times and then says you're over a mile from where you really are!I know for a fact that this is not due to weak signal since the person with me used another phone on same network with the same app and had no Gps problems.
Bottom line is that the Vibrants hardware flaws keep it from being the device it could have been.I still like the Android OS,Froyo is very slick but you will be better served using it on another device.
Fantastic phone!!!! October 31, 2010
I just switched from a Motorola Cliq to this phone, and shortly before that I had the G1. It is like night and day. I thought I wouldn't get used to not having an actual keyboard to use. But I can text even faster with the Samsung. To be short and to the point, this phone is perfect. The battery usually lasts a whole day, the reception is no different than every other phone I have ever had. I NEVER drop calls or lose internet connection. The GPS is okay (I have a garmin, so this is not a necessity for me anyway), and all of the apps work great. Going online is faster than my laptop most of the time. I have NO complaints about this phone. I have used my friends' iphones, and this phone is far better.
My first smart phone !!! September 9, 2010
Reviewer: R. Allen "Uptown's own" (New York N.Y.) -
I am upgrading from the Samsung Behold and the Vibrant is my first smart phone, I've only had it a week and I am very impressed with it so far The speed is as amazing as is the color screen. I do have a couple of cons but they aren't Deal breakers. What I would have liked was if the message notification alerts could ring out more than once so that you would know if you missed a call or message. (I don't really need a LED light but more than one ring would be nice considering that you are paying so much for the phone)Battery life isn't that great but I think once I stop playing with the phone so much I'm sure it will get better. All in All I think it is the best phone that T-mobile has out at the moment, but give me a few weeks and I'll let you know.
Major Features and Benefits override the few minor inconveniences August 25, 2010
Reviewer: Derek Hoffman (Kansas CIty, MO) -
By Far, this has been the most advanced phone to rival the iPhone without having to deal with AT&T's crappy service or jailbreak an iPhone. Everything is great, but instead of repeating all the awesome things all the other reviewers posted, here are the short list of (my) negatives:
1. Unlock Screen button seems inconveniently placed and then requires you to swipe the screen to continue to unlock - seems like an unnecessary step.
2. Locked (lit) screen doesn't show battery level - My old G1 and Motorola Cliq showed % of battery power left
3. Mini USB Charger is located on the top. I continually pick the phone up while charging and just assume the USB port should be on the bottom, like nearly all other phones/MP3 players.
4. Contacts don't allow you to keep multiple numbers for the same person under one profile.
That's it... I'm a picky person so little things get to me, but EVERYTHING else on the phone is FANTASTIC... enjoy!
(T-Mobile review - their customer service is going to pots with this required data package tied TO the phone line - they are trying to keep everyone from sharing upgrades which is going to cause me to leave them if they don't get rid of that policy by the end of my contract)
Awesome phone. love it so far. August 12, 2010
Reviewer: H. Sachan (Seattle, WA United States) -
Samsung Galaxy S (as Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile)
I have been using Smartphones since a long time and my last device for HTC HD2 was a great `first impression' phone but the fascination died in couple of months. More on that in my HD2 review. Since that experience I was hesitant to buy a similar device with Android OS but so far this device has everything I want and hasn't disappointed me once.
Display: The screen is amazingly clear and crisp. The included movie Avatar does a good job showing off the phone and the screen. No hesitation or flickering or pixilation whatsoever.
Quick and very responsive interface. The device boots up in 30+ seconds but once it's completely up and running (in 60+ seconds) after starting services like media scanner, it is quick in everything you do. Never experienced any lag.
The default buttons on the device bottom (Menu, Home, Back/Return, and Search) are very helpful. Specially in the case where you click on a link from and email and it opens in the browser, you can always click on the back button to go to the email. This is very useful for someone who is used to Windows devices where its difficult to go back to Email app once you open another app. The Back button works on the device across apps. Very cool.
When you are using the phone at night it might be difficult to find those four buttons at the bottom when the back light turns off, but you get used to it and slowly figure out where the buttons will be. Nothing major.
Pictures are very clear and crisp. Even when compared to HD2 in low light, these come out so much better.
Battery is slightly better than HD2 but pretty much at par when using 3G data or videos. It would need daily charging is you use good amount of 3G.
Android marketplace is a plus when compared with Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. But Windows Phone 7 is supposed to change that.
It comes with two back cases, not sure why. But would have preferred a leather or rubber case like HD2.
The T-Mobile version also comes with 16GB installed and 2GB card. The MicroUSB <-> USB cable comes with USB adapter charger so you carry only one cable.
Some issues or nice to have features:
Front camera for video calling would be nice.
No Flash light for the camera. So no flash light app as in HD2.
It comes with many apps which are either just a link or require you to register or will get you to sign-up for a subscription. So be careful about what you sign up for since some of these will give you a month free and then unless you call them, they'll keep charging.
-- After couple of weeks of usage --
Its still a great device so far. Few things worth mentioning:
* Really could use a front facing camera for video calling. The non-US version has one but it was removed for ATT and TMobile in US.
* The camera quality is amazing. Even the various built-in affects like action-shoot, panoramic shots are a great addition where you can shoot a 270 degree pictures and it stitches them all together. I lets you take 8 pictures while guiding you how to move and then creates a wonderful panoramic picture. Amazing.
* Battery life seems much better than that of HTC HD2
* The GPS is flaky. The applications like Four Square don't connect to it well unless you open the Google Navigation first to connect with GPS and then open other apps that use it. Samsung is supposed to come out with an updated software in Sept to fix it. But not a deal breaker.
* Still a great snappy interface.
* Android marketplace has some great free apps, but still not as good as Apple. I'm sure that will change overtime as android marketplace is 'free' as compared to Apple where they take a cut.
Overall, I'll still recommend it.
Amazing phone, couple of issues, I can get over them July 18, 2010
First off, I'm coming from a Blackberry Curve 8320 to this phone. My last upgrade was in September of 2007 when I got the Curve. The 8320 to the Vibrant... hoooooooooly cow. It's amazing.
* The Super AMOLED screen is simply stunning. It's bright, it's responsive, and the picture quality is stunning.
* Swype's keyboard is great, and pretty fun to use.
* Android is great, a huge leap forward from the BB OS I was using before.
* The App Market has a ton of great free apps that makes the using the phone a blast.
* So much quicker than my previous phone... and so much more fun to use than BB OS.
* T-Mo's 3G network is a big leap forward in speed over EDGE. Really handy apps like Google Maps work so much better.
* I knew battery life wasn't going to be all that spectacular, but today I woke up at 8:30am and my phone was dead by 6:30pm. The screen is a battery drainer. I probably just need to get used to having to keep charging it.
* The Yahoo Mail app constantly crashes/freezes on me, and Android's default mail app doesn't seem to work well will with Yahoo.
* Using Advanced Task Killer helps to keep open apps to a minimum, but sometimes there's like 10-15 open apps that I never opened. Some, like [...] Mobile, I have no idea why they're open.
* Some apps like AllShare, Audio Postcard, GoGo, and others came pre-installed and I can't remove them. I doubt they take up much space, but still... annoying.
* Using the features like wireless or GPS are huge battery drains. Again, it's probably just something I have to get used to.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this phone to anyone on the market looking for a T-Mo smartphone. Just be prepared to keep a charger handy for home, work, car, etc. Also, T-Mo's 3G network sometimes has trouble inside buildings. I'm curious to see what kind of reception I get at my office tomorrow.
Great phone except for worthless GPS August 11, 2010
Reviewer: super-elastic (Seattle) -
While the phone has many positive features--and is generally lovable--as noted by other reviewers, a major problem is that the GPS does not work reliably. In my experience, none of the various proposed fixes posted throughout the web made a significant improvement. The consequence is that navigation--when it does seem to work--is often inaccurate (and wrong directions are probably worse than no directions at all). Once more, the phone will sometimes freeze up and reboot on its own (or require one to remove and replace the battery to restart) while trying to obtain its location (during which its battery consumption is rapid). Samsung has promised a fix for a while, but has not yet delivered, leading me to suspect that it may be an irremediable problem with the hardware. It's difficult to get past the frustration of thinking that the manufacturer and service provider released the product without disclosing such a glaringly obvious error, and for me, at least, that was enough to sour the love affair and replace it with another Android device.
Only phone I'd upgrade to since G1! July 15, 2010
Reviewer: C. Gallo
What a great phone. Extremely fast, user friendly, beautiful screen. I'm sure they'll be over 100 reviews describing all the details but for a average phone user this is the phone to pick up! This is the phone I've been waiting to buy since google's G1 phone. 5/5!
Good features ruined by bad battery !!! January 16, 2011
Reviewer: Manju (PHOENIX, AZ, US) -
I switched from iPhone 3G to T-Mobile since the Vibrant was available for free on the T-Mobile website a couple of weeks ago. Although the specs for the phone make it appear to be a really good phone and a true iPhone competitor, it fails to deliver on several key fronts which are very vital. I had the phone for just 3 days before requesting a replacement phone. But i had to return even the second phone and go back to buying the iPhone 4.
1. The Screen: It truly lives up to its well advertised gorgeous AMOLED display. Even at its lowest setting, its really bright. But what use would this bright screen be if it consumes almost 40% of the battery (yes, the android battery consumption indicator indicates that the screen consumes 35-40%). This means the more you use the phone to view something, the sooner your battery dies.
2. RAM: Upon start-up, almost 50% of the RAM was already being used up. Opening a few ( i don't even mean 10 here, only 2-3 apps)leaves only about 25% of RAM free. And most of the RAM is not freed up even after closing the app. Over a period of time (several hrs of usage) this will start to eat into your battery. Closing of apps is not that simple in Android, you need to go into apps settings and kill it.
3. Voice Recorder (Mike): Most horrible mike i have ever used. I have used iPhone 2G and 3G before and i have gotten used to a decent quality. This one had a lot of static background noise that it was impossible to get a clear recording. My voice mail recording was so bad, even i could not bear to hear it.
4. Battery: The Screen and background app running resulting in heavy battery consumption. You could easily find the need to recharge in less than half a day if you happened to make a few phone calls, a little bit of browsing, movie and GPS usage.
5. Phone call quality was average at most. I felt i was listening to a completely different person when i spoke over this phone.
6. Phone build: Phone is very light but also gives you a feeling of a cheap build. The back flap is nothing but a thin plastic which is susceptible to breaking.
7. Android apps selection a lot less than iPhone. Not one good decent browser was available. App market not so well organized and a bit slow.
Good T-Mobile customer service.
Overall a phone with good specs but marred by very bad battery life, mediocre voice recorder and average call quality. You are better off spending your 100 dollars elsewhere.
good phone with glitches December 15, 2010
i have had this phone for about five months and i have had to do at least two master resets, at least once a month do a soft reset and turn it on and off once or twice a week. it will at random choose contacts to delete sometimes it's the same contact and sometimes it's not. that is the only problem i have with it. they are sending me another one. i finally broke down and went back to the store and told them everything and i am getting a refurbished, ugghhh, one in its place. hopefully it's better.
Lightest Smartphone at 1ghz on the market! December 10, 2010
Reviewer: J. Holroyd (Santa Ana,, CA. United States) -
Seriously, you can carry this in your shirt pocket and not feel it.
It weigh's in at just under 118 grams. (Comparatively, the iPhone weighs 135 grams and is thicker.)
It's powerful and even better with Froyo. The downside is Touch Wiz, Samsung's UI really slows this phone down and the bloatware is just crap, frankly.
I'd go on about the awesome super AMOLED screen but just read all the other reviews about it. Killer!
I had the first Android phone, the G1 and this phone is night and day better. Highly recommend it.
Iphone friend is jealous December 10, 2010
Reviewer: Michael (Redding, Ca) -
I finally upgraded my phone in Sept, after 5 years of using my daughters hand me downs phones, yes I spoil my daughter, I finally upgraded my phone to the Samsung Vibrant, over the years the iphone was the only phone that I really wanted, but being a T-Mobile customer and not wanting to switch to AT&T I elected to stay with regular type cell phones. Then I saw the Samsung Vibrant, and knew that this is what I wanted and got a great deal at the time, paid $149.00 and 2 more free phones that went to other family members.
After going home and giving it a full charge I had to show it off to my friend that has an iphone 3gs, she played with my phone and watched a little bit of Avatar, then said I love your phone. What she liked most about it is the fact that you can replace the battery, add more memory, and has a better choice in apps, not that the Apple Store is bad in any way, and finally she has witnessed me dealing with T-Mobile and she see's that T-Mobile has awesome customer service.
Next I showed off my phone to a friend that has Verizon, he has the HTC Droid, he also said that he is jealous, he states that the screen has a beautiful display and the memory on the phone is amazing compared to his HTC, and the final comment was he can't wait until his commitment is done because he is sick of Verizon's lack of customer service, and we both agree that Verizon has the best coverage, but they totally SUCK when it comes to service and the price of the plans they offer.
One of the best things I like about my Vibrant is the battery life, all of my friends can't believe how long the battery lasts compared to their smart phones, the other thing I really like is the quality of pictures I take, I read somebody else's review and they were nitpicking about how the Vibrant only has 5 mega pixels compared to the Droid's 8 mega pixels, big deal I don't know of anyone that uses their phone for professional pictures.
Bottom line is this, Samsung has built an awesome phone that is easy and fun to use and in my opinion makes the HTC DROID obsolete.
Okay, but not good enough November 26, 2010
Reviewer: J. Li (LA, CA USA) -
Had mine for about 2 weeks before selling it.
1. Screen. Watch Avatar on that is a treat for your eyes. Screen real estate is great too. Also, screen is really tough to scratch.
2. Dolby sound. pretty impressive for such a slim device.
3. Size and shape. Feels so much thiner than iphone 3Gs. I also love the odd bump on the back. I feel it provides character.
4. free extra back bezel is cool. Love the purple backing. And I am a dude.
5. Superior headphone quality and sound.
6. 16gb bult-in memory. 2gb reserved for system and apps. Still, more than enough for my use.
7. Amazing HD camcorder and camera under good light.
1. SAMOLED screen also burns battery. I have to charge it nightly. Can not compare with iphone 3Gs.
2. Skype does not work, period. I need it for international calls.
3. Bluetooth headset issue. It will pair and work fine. But after a few auto lock screens, it can no longer find my BT headset. Blue-Ant Z9. Never had an issue with iphone 3Gs.
4. Where is my 2.2 update?
5. GPS lock issue when "Assisted via data" is turned off. What's up, Samsung?
6. Would it kill you to add an LED or two for the camera in the back, Samsung?
7. Would it kill you to install a bigger battery in the phone? I am willing to sacrafice a little bulk for it.
8. For contacts, it will show all the contacts in your gmail. Dumb. My old G1 knew to display only "My contacs" Hello, Samsung?
I will wait for its updated version, Nexus S, and try my luck again. Why? Because I really don't like HTC phones.