Unbiased opinion on Samsung Galaxy S.
I have been using galaxy s from past 3 to 4 months, bought it the first day it was launched (India). And I guess india was one of the early country to get the phone. This is my first samsung phone before this phone I was using HTC diamond 2. Was Very happy with htc also, the customer service which htc gives is gr8.
Well I see that there is a lot of debate between two phones SGS and iphone 4 and I guess only these two phones are worthy to be compared to each other. I have never used an Apple phone before and that's because of the limitations in its software (original & not jailbroken ).
Apple products are really expensive compared to products of other companies. But they do give something new and quality also. I have a Mac book Pro, dell, Hp, and lenovo notebook in house and I can see the difference in apple product. Their style of doing things is totally different, and good also.
BUT the way apple handled the anntenagate issue of iphone 4, was totally incorrect and bad on their part.
Back to SGS, the company has done a very good job as far as hardware is concerned. But software wise the phone sometime lags, its not smooth as it should be if we compare it with the specs it has.
Screen is gorgeous 4 inch super amoled, amazing the best screen seen till date. I had seen the screen of iphone 4 (unofficial piece) personally but that was for short time in a shop so couldn't fairly compare. But size wise even 1/2 inch does matter when u compare screen of .
Build Quality of iphone 4 is gr8 it felt like something expensive and fragile in hand. SGS feels a bit plasticky in hand and becomes greasy in hands after sometime but the wait of phone is very light and phone with such big screen is very easy to use in daily life.
Price everyone knows apple is expensive. Here in india unofficial iphone 4 is for 38k and SGS is for 27k for such a difference one can get a good second phone.
Software can only talk for SGS, as I haven't used iphone regularly. everything is Ok except that samsung lags sometimes and I guess there are only two things where apple wins lagginess and app store. Samsung has some really good stuff such as dailybriefing, dairy, aldiko book reader, all share via dlna, some good apps from samsung appstore, and yeah swype messaging, infact i m writing this comment from my galaxy s using swype.
Google gives Sgs live wallpapers, and open platform, ok app store second best after apple's.
Battery wise I would say that sgs is good as it has 1500 mah and works for a day with moderate usage.
Finally I would say that if samsung releases a fix with FROYO, then only a true potential of this device would be felt.
I m myself waiting for Froyo update badly, and if with that the lag issue solves, then this phone is better than iphone 4 (considering the price). And If not then I will shift to iphone 4 and also try that one.
wr, 15 Oct 2010I was using a HTC desiresince may 10and was very happy with the overall performance, it was bl... moreYou need to customise you phone big time. Use jm9 with update.zip lag fix through Mcr scripts. GPS is amazing phone is super fast in fact I can't think of anything bad battery is better than desire too.
Froyo hasnt reached india bt other countries it has reached has any1 tried modifyin the reg..........here is method how to change the reg for offical froyo ':::
so i am in australia and ofcoarse there is no upgrade to froyo.
so ...reg hack... updated via kies and yes am on froyo now!
this is my reg hack
remember..mod ur registry only whilst your device has been detected by kies.
if you need to plug your phone out..u plug it in again and again mod ur registry.
note it took a good 4 to 5 mins for the phone to load...
I was using a HTC desiresince may 10and was very happy with the overall performance, it was blazing fast good features and after the froyo update back in end july it was an even marvellous machine. the things that i didnt like about it was no divx support even though word was that they will add this with froyo update, limited memory and after installing 10-12 apps it was running out of memeory and battery life was terrible.
Come september and i was due an upgrade and the choice was iphone 4 or a galaxy s... after alot of thinking and ahving used android before i settled for the galaxy.... but what a disappointing experience it has been. the phone is slow as hell, sometime while opening apps it laggs for ages and feels like a 50 pound handset, well some might still be faster than this...froyo was promised at the end of september now thats pushed till the end of october. Gps was another nightmare, as i decided to relying on it and it wouldnt just get a fix and i had to manouver my way around by constantly calling people and asking for directions. i like the overall look and feel of the phone, screen is brilliant but samsung seriously needs to fix the lagg and other although minor issues but considering the price and hype and the numbers sold a critical fix or else atleast i wont consider a samsung just by word of mouth
Amir, 15 Oct 2010Pls tell me how to close all programs on the background step by step?and tell me how to contro... moreHi right for the email go to email choose one of your accounts so to settings and in there is update frequency choose how often you want it too look for mail, then do that on other accounts too.
T8jjx, 15 Oct 2010I have tried everything to get my sgs connected to kies and its just not happening. says conne... moreHi simple unplug phone go to top left of kies drop down box click driver recovery let that load then plug phone back in make sure phone is in kies mode and that USB debugging is turned off.
paul, 15 Oct 2010It was £14.99 English from Amazon.Co.uk not euro's obviously I've got to set the battery... mores reset the battery stats and tell us the if it is good for heavy usage bec am heavy user.... i dont find these battery here must find on ebay....
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2010you need to close all the program then you connect the cable in to the phone and the laptop/desktopPls tell me how to close all programs on the background step by step?and tell me how to control update emails or other social apps step by step like in iphone u can do every 5,10,15,or half or manualy so pls in galaxy how step by step?thanks
T8jjx, 15 Oct 2010I have tried everything to get my sgs connected to kies and its just not happening. says conne... moreyou need to close all the program then you connect the cable in to the phone and the laptop/desktop
I have tried everything to get my sgs connected to kies and its just not happening. says connecting for the next two years.
Can somebody please help, where can i get the drivers from? your help will be much appreciated. thanx
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2010But 15 € is cheap were as samsung orginal battery cost 25€....It was £14.99 English from Amazon.Co.uk not euro's obviously I've got to set the battery up first and I'm going to reset battery stats which is best to do when you flash a new rom but I didnt. Still on %52 been using since midday yesterday and all evening at work all morning with everything turned on and the brightness on full.
The only thing that doesn`t make Galaxy S the perfect phone is no-flash and the baterry that i hope will be better with the 2.2 update
All of you say that samsung sucks,but at gsmarena in top by rate are 1.samsung wawe 2.samsung galaxy s and 3.samsung omnia hd ...it`s your top !!! 1,2,3 samsung.The people that say samsung sucks i think that they work at nokia :) frustraiting ! I work at orange and i tell you, Galaxy s better than Iphone 4 =>the best phone ever
phantom, 15 Oct 2010Hey, did u order from batteryBay? for shipping to bangalore , its sums to 21$..?
was waiting ... moreit costs 1400 in ebay will get shipped in 2 days....
but i paid advance for the battery in service center before 2 weeks but now they saying out of stock and needs another 2 weeks its really shame on samsung...
paul, 14 Oct 2010Hey got my extended battery today the 3000mah one that i described a few posts back I've been ... moreHey, did u order from batteryBay? for shipping to bangalore , its sums to 21$..?
was waiting for ur update!!!
taleb, 15 Oct 2010assistance again!! is there any way to delete the embbedd YOUTUBE app, on this phone? thanksroot it man!! and delete whatever you want, leaving alone your kernel lol ;))
is there any way to delete the embbedd YOUTUBE app, on this phone?
The guys are right, Samsung is still a terrible, dreadful, company. No matter if the Galaxy S is passable, Samsung sucks.