forgot to mention the SatNav. Killer app and Apple should buy a satnav company soon or lose out. The argument about Flash will also be embarassing when the Android world is used to Flash on a mobile. The media-apple love in cannot ignore that apple will decline on mobile soon
I bought a Galaxy S on Thursday to replace a 3GS and it's an excellent phone. Only problem was when connecting to a PC. Drivers didnt work first time and there was no help from the phone to select the correct mode but after some googling found the answers.
Apart from that its much better than the iPhone 4 and look forward to Froyo next month. Camera is excellent and i think better colours than iphone 4. Big screen is wonderful, the body shape is better and found all the apps i needed.
Unbiased, 14 Aug 2010Are u crazy, I told u in my review specifically telling that both the phones share a same kind... moredont pretend you have touched the SGS lol. android is so much better than iOS..its basically just an ipodtouch with a mediocre camera and mediocre phone. same OS basically.
the only thing better in iPhone 4 is the number of apps (WITH almost 90,000 + of old, useless and crap apps)
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2010Dude, just check the user votings results...Don't you mean the multiple 1,1,1 loser voting results.
Until GSM Arena limits one IP one vote those votes show nothing.
The Samsung i8910 innov8 was a victim of this when the Nokia N96 came out and the Samsung dropped by 3 points in a day and a half.
Continuous 1,1,1 voters make this measure worthless.
Unbiased, 14 Aug 2010Are u crazy, I told u in my review specifically telling that both the phones share a same kind... moreThe Samsung has a memory bottleneck that the iPhone doesn't have, teamed with the gyroscope and strong developer support and the iPhone will do things Android phone's can only dream of, like this:-
The Android market makes 2% of the revenue that the App store makes, big name developers need to make money in order to invest the time and effort to making top quality games, Android doesn't offer that.
Download, backup and return for a refund does not pay developers bills.
alferret, 14 Aug 2010GPS is not faulty SGS, locks on perfectly on my phone and accurate to 16ft. FW JM2.Try the AGPS when you are inside or surrounded by buildings with no satellites in view, all the location services fail because they are so inaccurate.
Check out the user forums in Europe and the US.
Samsung admitted there is a major issue and they are working to push out an update next month.
GSM Arena's biased review conveniently left this out.
Unbiased, 14 Aug 2010Are u crazy, I told u in my review specifically telling that both the phones share a same kind... moreOne of the reasons I like Galaxy S is BECAUSE of the Android OS... So if I think Android is better, and if the Galaxy S costs half as the iPhone 4, I'll take the Galaxy anyday... And yeah, I've tried both OS and Android rocks!
youre a pretender, 14 Aug 2010youre a pretender.. you havent touch galaxy S yet.. you will like it in 1 day rather than 15da... moreAre u crazy, I told u in my review specifically telling that both the phones share a same kind of hardware and GPU, samsung gpu is powerful but realistically you won't see the Samsung performance coz of android, accept it, what ever I put in my review is absolutely truth and unbiased and for your kind information I have tested Samsung Galaxy s it is good but still it won't last for long coz it's just another android phone and within few months it will fade away as a better hardware device will come with android, and u will see that there is no resale value of it, accept the truth and don't try to fool urself.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2010Why didn't GSM Arena compare the GPS? Samsung has just announced a patch for the Galaxy's F... moreGPS is not faulty SGS, locks on perfectly on my phone and accurate to 16ft. FW JM2.
unbiased, 14 Aug 2010First of all I am amazed with article response, before I start saying anything, i wanna tell u... moreyoure a pretender.. you havent touch galaxy S yet.. you will like it in 1 day rather than 15days with iphone 4...
Ios is a boring OS, you cant customize it like android.. both are equally fast, dont pretend kid. graphics wise iphone4 is better? research before making an assumption and pretending to have seen the BEST gpu in a phone that is in SGS.
Why didn't GSM Arena compare the GPS?
Samsung has just announced a patch for the Galaxy's FAULTY GPS.
That's called biased reporting.
First of all I am amazed with article response, before I start saying anything, i wanna tell u that I am not a rich person, but my job allows me to test phones and I have tested all samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia,Iphone 4 and so on high end phones
here I go
I am testing I phone 4 as a primary phone for 15 days now, and here i go.
1)initially I have been using iphone 4 without a cover and with a cover and saw that hardly you get a dropped calls, I think with the cover I have yet to see a dropped signal, actually realistically while calling iphone4 has a better voice quality then 3gs, when you make a call, u will feel that.
2) Hardware wise i think other high end phones are not good because they lack GPU, iphone 4 with A4 chip and a dedicated GPU with 512 ram is a serious hardware, games graphics are actually like console hd gaming with the use of gyroscope.I would say better than Samsung Galaxy (though they share the same type of hardware) but Android cannot handle high end games, and developers dont release it coz there is no money for them in android. It will take a lot of time for people to get high end gaming on android.
3)As tester, developer and normal day to day usage, I firmly think that Apple OS is better designed than android right now, for eg touch screen responsiveness test Iphone 4 screen test has a better results.
4) camera is top notch which actually records 720 p smooth HD video, and other high end phones lack that coz of bad or no GPU, on papers they say and realistically they fail, on Iphone 4 720 p Hd recording is realistically smooth without any jams or frame rates issue there is no need to buy a camcorder now, I still find smasung Galaxy HD recording jerky loosing frame rates, but its not fault of Samsung its coz of Android itself, its still little unstable compared to Apple platform.
4) Both phones I phone 4 and samsung Galaxy has gorgeous display.
5) Apple app store is the best right now, tested and firmly believe it, haha there is app for everything, I used android when i tested and used HTC and samsung Galaxy phones and I can say android is still behind,as I told u before they will need time and its gonna be difficult as big developers want money.
6) I phone 4 is expensive , but i think with contract its reasonable now. Plus believe me it has the best resale value then any other phone in the market.
7) After testing phones i figured out that what iphone 4 says it does that, I mean when I tested some HTC and samsung high end phones, I saw that on papers they look good but realistically they actually fail (for eg even a VGA recording is poor and jerky on a HTC high end phones.
I am not saying Samsung Galaxy is a bad phone but what I feel its just any other Android phone just like HTC, motorola android phones, u wont find any difference as they share the same platform, the problem is that these phones fade away after sometime and people will for get them coz of this they are never able to keep there resale value.
last but not least I can guarantee you that you will get bored with other phone and actually will never get bored with Iphone 4, u will know it in 15 days only.
coz of my work I got a privilege to test and benchmark it and actually think of getting as my primary phone.
iphone is a crap phone compared to an android phone. The only good thing is the apps store, over 100,000 apps. well android's got over 75,000 apps. i keep telling this stupid people your only probably lets say each app was 10mb (there some that are even 100mb) 1gb= 1,000mb (estimated)
apple has 32gb maximum which is 32,000mb
32,000/10= 3,200 apps out of 100,000
be realistic your not even going to download 1,000 apps
also why pay more for apps and not a good os (android)
everyone is just buying it for popularity... soon you will realise..
anyhoo samsung wave is going to be the best :)
imageine the galaxy-s with a 12MPX snapper and Xenon Flash !!! oh my GOD that would be the ultimate fone that gonna stopr the fone industries for years !!