Samsung’s Galaxy S Series

Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile


Samsung Vibrant
Network GSM AT&T
Size Dimensions 4.90 x 2.54 x 0.39 inches
Weight 5.46oz
Battery Type Li-Ion, 1500mAh
Talk 6.5 Hours
Standby 250 Hours
User Interface Input Device Touchscreen
Display Resolution 480-800px
Type Super AMOLED
Physical Size 4.00 inch
Touchscreen Capacitive, Multi-touch
Camera 5.0 Mega Pixel
1280×720 (720p HD)
Flash: LED; Auto focus, Digital zoom
Multimedia Video Playback MPEG4, H.263, H.264
FM Radio None
External Storage Built-in 1GB Internal / Up to 32GB External
Memory Slot microSD/microSDHC
Software O/S Android 2.1 Éclair
Processor TI OMAP3630-1000, 1000 MHz
Memory (RAM) 512MB RAM / 1024MB ROM
Connectivity Internet HTML
USB microUSB
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0, Stereo Bluetooth
Headphones Connector 3.5mm

T-Mobile is no stranger to good Android phones. They were the only carrier to support the Google King, the Nexus One, to its fullest potential and they are also going to be releasing the G2 soon, which should turn some heads. If you remember correctly the original G1 was the bad boy that started it all. The Vibrant is just the next in a progression of awesome Android phones T-Mobile has on its menu. If you think of the Nexus One as filet mignon you’d have to think of the Vibrant as a porterhouse with all the fixings. This phone has everything you could ask for in an Android handset. The screen is paralleled only by the other Galaxy S phones on other carriers. With the gloss of the enclosure and the vibrance (maybe that’s where they got the name) of the screen you can pick this puppy up from across the room. Also, just like T-Mobile did with the HD2 and Transformers, they decided to package a copy of Avatar with the phone to show off its multimedia superiority.

Unfortunately compared to the other Galaxy S models I’d have to say this one falls a bit short. The construction of the phone is a bit of a concern. The phone lacks a flash which is always a huge bone with me. Why don’t phone manufactures make this a requirement with all phones? The casing itself also feels a bit cheap. The look of the phone is attractive but the overwhelmingly plastic feel is somewhat of a turn off.  If the metallic looking section of the phone was actually metal it would have greatly increased the lure of the phone. Naturally it would have added some weight to the phone but personally I prefer a phone to have some meat to it.

The call quality suffers a bit with the Vibrant but that’s with the majority of phones on T-Mobiles network. Overall this is a solid phone and with a few small changes it could be a great phone. I’m sorry to say that T-Mobile somewhat shot themselves in the foot. Anytime you compare a phone to the Nexus One you’re going to come out bloodied.

Beautiful Super AMOLED Screen
Great Battery Life
Free Avatar
Sexy Exterior

No Flash
Sketchy Call Quality
Cheap Construction