Hardware wise, the galaxy S is a BEAST.
The "Apple A4" is actually a samsung S5PC100, which is an A8 Cortex core with a PowerVR SGX535. In the iPhone4, the SGX535 is at 180mhz.
The galaxy S uses the samsung S5PC110 "Hummingbird", which is, again, an A8 Cortex core, but this time, with a brand new shining PowerVR SGX540 GPU @200mhz.
The SGX540 is around 40% stronger as it is, and with the frequency gap, you get around 50% more juice from the galaxy s.
It has a dedicated GPU, one that kicks the iphone 4's sorry behind, it has every thinkable feature on the market, and probably the best screen around.
Although they messed up BAD with the first Galaxy, the Galaxy S is, simply put, a device nearing perfection.
It's a media beast, a gaming beast, a good phone, good net console, and all of this is coming in a slim, light, and nifty package.
Samsung did SOMETHING right this time.
A recap for me, Samsung Galaxy S won over icrap crappy iphone4:
Video, screen display, ease of use, practicality, lighter, faster
i am an i-phone hater and using allsorts of fones but today saturday i am off to an o2 shop to get galaxy s ,,if they have one in..
my optional name, 06 Aug 2010iphone is much better phone..sorry guys but samsung will never make a good smart phone...neverIts funny how the apple bots (i5heep,iphans) keep saying that Samsungs Galaxy S will never catch up to the iphone, even though Samsung makes half of the parts inside the iphone 4 (2g,3g,3gs). Oh and LG makes the beloved Retina display, so how much money is Samsing making off apple?
here's something interesting iphone fanboys should know, in some parts of europe iphones are ridiculously expensive, i mean where i live u can get an htc desire for 500 euro (alot i know) a galaxy s for 600 euro (rip off i know) but the no 1 rip off : iphones 3gs 32gb(800 euro) and 4 16gb (1200 euro), now i donno abt u bt i have spent less money building a gaming pc, and this is waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooo much money for an icrap sorry
Wow I can see lot of apple haters here, the unlock code and jailbreak is out now freedom from Apple.
Used and tested HTC hd2s wild fires and all those high end phones and those nokia and other LGs, samsung etc coz I am a phone bench marker.
But realistically speaking Iphone 4 is one of the best phone in the market right now.
I am testing I phone 4 and using it as a primary phone for 15 days now, and here i go.
1) i have been using the phone initially 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.
3) camera is top notch which actually records 720 p smooth HD video,who needs a camcorder now and other high end phones lack that coz of bad or no GPU, on papers they say and realistically they fail.
4) Apple app store is the best right now, tested and firmly believe it, funny there is app for everything, I used android when i tested and used HTC and samsung phones and I can say android is still behind, they will need time and its gonna be difficult as big developers want money.
5) I phone 4 is expensive its not for everyday people thats a bad part, but i think with contract its reasonable now.
6) After testing phones i figured out that what iphone 4 says it does that, I mean when I tested some HTC 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)
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.
I digress on the pricing, Samsung Galaxy S is actually more expensive than iPhone 4 in Singapore, Hong Kong... Singapore: Galaxy S$1098, iPhone 4 16GB S$888.
OMG 4th gen iphone.... they finally got LED flash..... no i5heep care about LED flash for the 1st 3gen device, and NOW they cant stop talking about it ROFL!!!!! it's OLD tech LOL and NO Apple didnt invent LED flash LMAO
Quit moaning i5heeps.... you got the most expensive flawed design device, enjoy your amazing magical experience.
You've been had by your g0d steve jobs.... deal with it sad followers
enough said... Galaxy S rules!
I want to be able to drop and drag music and video files.
I want to be able to use my MicroSD card
I want to be able to use miniUSB
I want a radio
I want reception and not fake software hiding the issues
As Steve doesn't like us to want this stuff, i really do want it.
I iphone4 is dumb for a smart phone
Although i am a iphone hater and a samsung i8910 user, i believe this is a very biased review. Gsmarena gave very low points to the iphone. The iphone should have won in many occasions. I am very disappointing with this review as it does not give a correct result on each topic. Looks like iphone was targeted for all it's slightly weak points and was over exaggerated! Anyways die iphone!
i wonder how the sound quality will be from the FLAC player on the samsung compared to the musicplayer of the iphone.
I do find that the review is rather incomplete. The lack of a flash on the Galaxy S would definitely make me want to test photos in low light conditions. It's interesting that Samsung made the decision to not include the flash. I have heard that it is supposed to work fairly well without a flash, but I would like to actually see it in action.
The GPS issues on the Samsung is a valid issue that some have brought up. I would have like to see it tested as well as one of the things important to me on a smartphone is the GPS. I personally didn't know about it until the members here brought it up. I guess the Galaxy S's GPS issues isn't as widely known as the iPhone's antenna issues. Still, I would expect the reviewer to be fairly knowledgeable about such issue as I would deem this issue to be important.
A review of the battery life of both phones would have also been nice.
The omission of testing the cameras under low light conditions and the GPS issues does make the review somewhat incomplete. Everyone has personal preferences about what aspects of a smartphone is important to them and will highlight them. Still being more complete would make this review seem more fair.
Although Apple had an early start with that Ip4 thingy mijiggy, so too will Samsung, Nokia, HTC, have a great 2011 early start with some devices which will exceed, proceed Ip4 light years ahead into the future & leave it for dust as some overgrown piece a glass ornament in the mantle shelf. So too will Android & S^3 also exceed Apple. It will only be a matter of time before these other Soft entities open up their bowls with emerging markets, think Android App Store, Nokia Store, etc.. etc.. it's going to be a matter of time before Apple are lost in their "then" *small* App Store. Looking for a way out.
See you in hell Iphone!! Welcome to heaven GALAXY S!!!!
iPhone 4 is like watching a video of the best porn star. Samsung Galaxy S is like having sex with an average girl, she may not be the best porn star, but at least its practical.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2010What a biased review. Especially on the camera part. They tried so hard to focus on the ip4'... moreNatural looking colours? Right, black is not black but grey-blue from now on! TFT produces more natural looking colours that OLED because Steve said so! iPhone changes everything, again!
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2010Yes, this review is very biased towards galaxy indeed. They did not even bother with the... morethats complete shite iphones design is the biggest pile of bollocks ive ever seen ! who put a bloody glass back on a phone thats hard to hold and then needing to pay £140 to fix it !
biller, 07 Aug 2010Don't know about u guys , but the games on iPhone are the best.
who needs a pspjust wait till ovi 2.0 comes out and N8 that will change really soon
and Qt on the N900 plus the massive price drop
means ALOT WILL BE DONE ON MAEMO 5 and N8