Tech Review: Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S


Posted August 20, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone Review »

You requested it, so here it is: Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip review the Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S smartphone powered by Android with a 4" super AMOLED touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, 1 GHz processor and more, all free with a contract.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need To Know

  • It feels kind of plastic-y, but it has a uniform design.
  • The super AMOLED screen looks amazing with its 50,000:1 contrast radio, which is better than the iPhone 4's Retina display.
  • It's not as bright or sharp as the iPhone 4.
  • Avatar on this display looks beautiful.
  • The 4" screen size is also nice, since it's not so big like the Droid X or small like the iPhone.
  • The phone runs on Android 2.1 (Samsung plans to update to 2.2) and uses the Touchwiz interface, making the overall user experience great.
  • The touch screen feels smooth and responsive, and supports multi-touch.
  • Samsung's widgets are also really useful: the Buddies widget makes it easy to call or message your favorite contacts, and the Feeds widget aggregates Facebook, Twitter and Myspace all at a glance.
  • Launching apps or playing media is just fast as the HTC Evo or iPhone 4.
  • Overall, it's one of the slickest Android phones we've used.
  • The phone comes preloaded with Avatar, The Sims 3, a mobile TV app called MobiTV and a five megapixel camera.
  • MobiTV is cool because there are tons of live programs or OnDemand shows.
  • It comes with a 30 day trial but after that, the service costs $10 a month.
  • The camera is only okay and the picture quality is a little lacking, and there's no flash.
  • It does have the ability to record HD video.
  • It also supports 5.1 surround sound through earphones for when you watch a movie or listen to music.
  • It comes with 16 GB of storage and is micro SD expandable.
  • There's also DLNA streaming.


  • $0.01 with a contract on Amazon.


  • 5 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Amazing display, sleek interface and a ton of features, all free with a contract!

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Tech Review: Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S


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