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.
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.