Samsung Galaxy S 4G review


Samsung Galaxy S 4G review

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an Android smartphone that was first announced in February 2011 and is scheduled for release on March 18, 2011. The phone follows the Samsung Galaxy S and is sometimes referred to as the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy S was first released on June 4, 2010 in Singapore, China to anxiously awaiting recipients. The phone sold out its first weekend and Samsung Galaxy S has been in high demand ever since. The major difference between the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Samsung S is that the Galaxy S 4G is on Android 2.2 Froyo, where as the Samsung Galaxy S was on Android 2.1 (Éclair). The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is known for its high speed, whether it is uploading files or browsing the Internet.

With a 1 GHZ dual core SoC process and Nvidia Tegra 2, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is perfect for handling your data transactions, video conferencing, photos, downloading and uploading. The 4G connectivity ensures that you have fast downloads and uploads without worrying about slow connections. The phone features a five megapixel camera, however, it doesn’t have flash, so this is a drawback. It also has a video player. Internal memory includes 512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, expandable memory up to 32GB memory card and a 16GB micro SD card is included. The processor speed is 1GHz.

As a smartphone you’ll find that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G has many features associated with mobile phones such as voicemail and identifying the last thirty outgoing and incoming messages as well as the last thirty missed phone calls. The phone also features call list, caller id, automatic redial, call forwarding, call waiting, three way calling, call timers, speakerphone and up to eight speed dial entries.

With Froyo 2.2 the Samsung Galaxy S 4G becomes a mobile hot spot. Enabling the mobile hot spot features is simple. Just choose settings and wireless network then choose “mobile AP.” You will need to disconnect your Wi-Fi connection then choose Wi-Fi on the mobile device that you are going to use. Choose the Android AP number and then your Samsung Galaxy S 4G will connect as a mobile hot spot. This feature is just one of many is geared to make the Galaxy S smartphone a popular choice with consumers.

In addition to the mobile features and video and photo capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G features a media hub that includes T-Mobile TV. This will let users watch live television shows through their smartphone and includes TV on demand. Using T-Mobile TV is easy and you can access the program through the 4” Super Amoled display that provides easy visibility with crisp, vivid images.

The screen is clear and smooth and you’ll find that movements are fluid. Finding different apps is simple with the Samsung Galaxy S 4G as well. To access T-Mobile TV, choose applications then T-Mobile TV and make sure that you agree to the terms and conditions. You’ll need to turn off Wi-Fi for the first set up, then after the program is enabled you can choose either Wi-Fi or cellular networks for live TV viewing or on demand programming. You can also use the T-Mobile TV hub to watch programs from your selected media. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is preloaded with the hit film Inception as well.

Those who wish to make phone calls over a Wi-Fi network can do so easily with the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. You can easily turn Wi-Fi on or off through the touch screen. Turning the program on is simple, just touch applications then choose Wi-Fi calling. You can activate it through the Wi-Fi settings and then use the slider at the bottom to activate Wi-Fi calling. It’s important to remember that when you use your Samsung Galaxy S 4G on Wi-Fi, you are still using minutes for your phone. Other features in the phone include mobile email, mobile web, html web, GPS and social networking.

With so many options to choose from and blazing fast speed, there is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is going to be a huge success.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G specs:

Carrier: T-Mobile
Form Factor: Candy Bar
Operating System: Android 2.2
Networks: GSM: 850,900,1800,1900 UMTS: Band IV(1700), 1(2100), 2(1900) HSDPA: 21Mbps HSUPA: 5.76Mpbs
Internal Memory 32GB
Memory Expansion Type: microSD Card
Display: 4″ Super AMOLED
Display (secondary)
Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Camera: 5 MP
Standby Time: 400 Hours
Talk Time: 6.5 Hours
Dimensions:4.82 x 2.54 x 0.39 inches
Weight: 4.16 ounces


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  1. my battery has a 5 hour window! I have never had a phone with such a short battery and that was making 3 calls in the 5 hours! What is making the battery use up so fast? I need it for work till 5 and dont have a car charger cause my lighter doesn;t work. What can I do? I need the phone to work till 5!

  2. i have a galaxy s, and when i make a call i only have 27 sec. before the phone hangs up is there anyway to disable the call timer or extend for more time?

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