I think that, if you can, you should wait until Galaxy S has official Froyo update, because I think, hope, most of Galaxy S problems will be fixed with Froyo. If you want to install a lot of, (mostly pointless), apps from Android market then the small built in memory on Desire will be a problem because even with Froyo most apps still can not be installed on the external sd-card. I am still keeping my Galaxy S hoping Froyo will "fix it", but I will probably use Desire as my everyday-phone even if Froyo really fix all problems on Galaxy S.
Froyo will not give it a led-flash so taking pictutes in dark the dark will not be possible even after Froyo-update.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010Heya TC,
Thanks a lot for your response! How about the battery backup between the 2? I read... moreDesire had problems with short batterylife, but after the Froyo update this is not a big problem anymore. I have a new Desire with the new slcd-screen ans I have no problems with batterylife, I charge it only 1 time every night, but I am used to Nokias useless batterylife and Desrire has much longer batterylife than any nokia-phone.
Galaxy S is almost weightless so I can not feel it at all when I have it in my pocket, but it is very plastic and I am always afraid that I will damage it if I "bump" in to a table or... Desire is has the same weight as IPhone4 and Nokia N8, and it is no problem to have in my pocket, and I am nit afraid that I could accidently damage it.
galaxy, 07 Sep 2010Yet again total rubbish someone else who doesn't know how to use their phone, there was an upd... moreThe problem with Galaxy S is that it can not show my location using triangulation in the gsm-network, use a-gps. Samsung has not finished updating the software to Froyo so they can not send any update to the networks, so the problem is the sliw company Samsung. If I have to use a rubber case to hold Galaxy S, then it will not be better than IPhone4.
TC, 07 Sep 2010Galaxy S has a lot of problems while Desire has ni problems at all. Galaxy S does not feel com... moreHeya TC,
Thanks a lot for your response! How about the battery backup between the 2? I read in a few places that the Desire's lasts an entire day with difficulty. Could you let me know if that's true? How's the Galaxy's backup?
Also, is the differences in their weight felt a lot when kept in the pocket?
Mahesh.Kotha, 07 Sep 2010Waste of Money for the same features being provided in Nokia N8. See comparision, u'll underst... moreSGS VS N8
1.Super AMOLED Vs AMOLED(Compare nexus one clarity with SGS and understand Super AMOLED's clarity over AMOLED)
2.119G(light) Vs 135g(heavy compared to SGS)
3.4 inch screen Vs 3.5 inch
4.480X800 resolution Vs 360X640
5.SWYPE Vs normal texting
6.512MB ram Vs 256Mb
7.2GB ROM Vs 512MB ROM
8.5MP Vs 12MP xenon(One among 2 standout feature for N8)
9.720P at 30fps Vs 720p at 25FPS(mayb this too but it doesnt count much)
10.1GHz Vs 600MHz
11.TV out Vs HDMI(2nd standout feature)
12.Li-Ion 1500Mah Vs Li-Ion 1200MAh(will it be suffiicent only when it gets released we will know)
13.Removable battery Vs Screwed in battery(almost not possible to remove)
Now for the final verdict let it get into hands of the people(neutral types who are not fanboys of any comapny) then only we will know for sure what all are the positive and negatives until then keep quiet
HaP2BMe, 07 Sep 2010Hi all.
I'm thinking of getting me the Samsung I9000s Galaxy, but since reading the last co... more1st of all understand that the touchscreen used here is not resistive(where u have to use stylus pen) this is based on capacitive technology where the heat from ur body is taken to sense ur movements.
2nd in the message area there is option for handwriting recognition
3rd calendar although needs internet connection to get activated its like anythin else,email syncing and setup r just easy as it should be.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010so u tried out the froyo beta version ? it avoids the warranty rite ? I havent tried froyo just tested by making modifying the windows registry..........havent done anything to mobile..........i wouldnt risk warranty over beta versions............
Waste of Money for the same features being provided in Nokia N8. See comparision, u'll understand.
Samsung same-song, 07 Sep 2010No flash for the camera? No stereo radio? No status LED? Are you kidding? "..the screen ... moreLol what a tit first you say iPhone is so good then you say the fact the galaxy looks like it is bad surely if it looks like it then you like it, it does more has better hardware and better features and all you can complain about it led flash and notification light. You are truely a tit and more than likely Samsung galaxy trash who changed his name.
TC, 07 Sep 2010Galaxy S has a lot of problems while Desire has ni problems at all. Galaxy S does not feel com... moreYet again total rubbish someone else who doesn't know how to use their phone, there was an updated firmware through kies last week the GPS is now great it is very nice to hold though a bit slippery but you would use a nice rubber case anyway HTC don't update their phones quicker android send out the update its usually the networks that hold things up. Seriously get this phone and spend a while customizing it to your taste I have and now it is truly amazing.
Also kies is poo but if you copy all files on internal SD card and remove external SD then unmount and format internal SD it will connect do what you got to do then just replace the files to the internal SD and put the external card back in it is hassle but kids wasn't made for galaxy just for wave so android plays it up. This doesn't mean the phone is not great though.
Samsung same-song, 07 Sep 2010No flash for the camera? No stereo radio? No status LED? Are you kidding? "..the screen ... moreif we will start look what does apple copied from others it will everything stolen,so shut up looser ;)
No flash for the camera? No stereo radio? No status LED?
Are you kidding? "..the screen is supercalifragilistic compared to the competition.." yeah, right! Buy yourself a TV set, buddy! The design is just a sad copy of an I Phone with misplaced buttons. But that's Samsung... good old Samsung that go for a copy instead of innovating.
I'm thinking of getting me the Samsung I9000s Galaxy, but since reading the last couple of negitive comments. I'm not sure..
Just a few Questions:
1.: Is there a app/program where you can draw a sketch/note
2.: I understand that a stylus doesn't work on this touch screen, so no text recognition...?
3.: How do the rest feel about the calender and email setup/sync and use...?
thanx a million
Let see what the newspaper say about apple iphone 4 and samsung galaxy e
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shiva, 07 Sep 2010thanks its works great......welcome buddy...
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010so u tried out the froyo beta version ? it avoids the warranty rite ? wait for the official update to froyo.....me also waiting for it....
Vic, 07 Sep 2010I have been owning this phone since since 4th of September 2010. The experience is not good. P... more1.I do accept that it had bugs but the version from original site hasnt shown any problms for me.......I installed it 2 times already 1 time for making tweaks so as to update to froyo(which i just tested)
2.Only once u need to use net for calendar and u dont need to sync with google all the time
3.Google gives priority to its services but doesnt mean u cant link other
4.Adobe reader from market works fine in mine.
5.The headphones do fit quite right mayb ur ears mayb 2 little my cousin brother also tried it
6.I registered and they had called me asking for opinions(within 2 weeks)
The other things I havent trie so cant really tell u about it..........Unless I try.