Samsung Vibrant Gets Reviewed

While the launch is only three days away, the awesome folks over at Wirefly have came through once again with the first full review of the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant. Hopefully this review can help those of you decide that aren’t quite sure if the Vibrant is the Android phone for you. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!

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  • daffy

    After seeing this Thursday can’t come soon enough.

    • HowdyDoody

      I HOPE T Mobile gets the HTC ONE.

      Now that’s a phone waiting for, Vibrant, maybe, I sustain it has few things against it.

      1) No FFC
      2) No HDMI
      3) No Flash for the camera
      4) Its Samsung and updates are incomplete at best.

      Samsung did good on stating it will upgrade the first Samsung S to 2.2, that leaves all International users at their mercy. Question I have is, what features of 2.2 will be left out?

      If I do get a Vibrant it will be rooted the next day!

      • HowdyDoody

        Compare how smooth Incredible is:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlFlK-1dNY

        I see the Samsung Galaxy S with a great screen.. but HTC makes a better phone.

        Will try one today and get back to you guys on that.

      • HowdyDoody

        Having seen the Incredible and the Vibrant videos side by side, the Vibrant looks like a poor imitation of a 3GS.

        Sorry Samsung, I was possibly considering an option… Now I have 6 things that make a NO GO.

        1) Incredible is smoother
        2) If I want an iPhone Ill get an iPhone
        3) No FFC
        4) No HDMI
        5) No Flash for the camera
        6) Its Samsung and updates are incomplete at best.

        T Mobile.. keep your phone, I ll wait for something better.

  • Michael

    I can’t wait until Thursday it’s beautiful

  • singlienkwaul

    I just order the vibrant from wirefly, thought it would save me money.. and time of course. Hope i made the right choice thou i never shop with ’em before.

  • HD2/NEXUS ONE USER

    Nexus one sold tonight(i love craigslist) cash in hand ready for thursday!!

  • brie987

    NO FLASH FOR THE CAMERA!!! NOOOOOO! I swear I read there was a flash for the camera, I take a lot of pics at night and indoors at events and I thought this would save me from carrying a separate camera! The pictures dont have to be perfect but objects and faces need to be seen! Please tell me this is wrong! I just bought one, Im going to cry.

    • jmts80

      No it is correct, there is no flash for the camera but supposedly the night mode works really well on this phone… I personally won’t buy one until I am sure about that though.

      • brie987

        I already bought it, should be here Thursday/Friday, thanks jmts80, I will just give it a go when it arrives.

    • bfhmd68

      Sorry, but it has been known for a while that the Samsung Vibrant does not have flash. Try to cancel your order or something… Get the MyTouch Slide, it has flash and is android. Or if you don’t really care about Android, get the HD2, it has a GREAT camera with dual flash.

      • brie987

        Thanks for the idea but I love android, Im still rocking a rooted G1 with Cyanogenmod Froyo!!! Its going great but its feeling heavy so I do need a new phone. Wanted the Vibrant for the processor and built in memory and camera w/flash, I must have gotten confused with another phone. Im a trooper, Ill give it a go for a week and see. Thanks for all your ideas and help guys!!!

      • Cammy

        My N1 has flash but honestly all pics I’ve taken at night look terrible even as I’ve adjusted the settings.

    • meee

      have you not been on this website at all in the past month? Yep, this phone has no flash, but apparently the its good enough in low light that you shouldn’t need it.

  • TMoFan

    Wow, the Vibrant is absolutely stunning!

  • jmts80

    It does look gorgeous but I must admit I am not totally sold yet…

    • bfhmd68

      Agreed. Since all the hype surrounding the Galaxy S series of phones has been around at least for a month plus, these phones almost seem like old news now. I think I am content with my HD2 for now even if it doesn’t have the beloved Android OS. At least it has a great flash. ;)

  • BZ

    This isnt a review. Theres no analysis. Its just a walkthrough of a few features and preinstalled apps. Doesnt tell me much.

    • NiiDiddy

      agree…but have to admit,the phone is very responsive. that’s all i want to replace my MT3G laggy crap that never gets updated.

  • Swoosh042507

    Can’t wait …glad I know someone that works in tmobile 199 with no upgrade or contract extension !!!!

    • pauLIEd

      Omg you have to pay!!?? My hook up is just handing one straight to me! I guess it’s better to know someone in the customer loyalty department!!!!

    • Scott

      Yah and my hook up with Samsung is giving me not one but two Vibrants for GOG2 (got one, get two)

      • Chris

        I want hookups!! (like sonic under water)

    • TigerWood’sSausage

      Well, my own personal hook up told me I get my Vibrant tonight, BEFORE anyone, FOR FREE! He also is throwing in 3 naked women and 1 naked guy to spice things up.

      Jealous?

      • SpyrosCurse

        Cool keep the Phone and the Naked Dude and send me the women….lol

      • Chris

        1 up ya here. I received mine when they first announced it overseas. The whole backside of this is a flash, it has a front and rear cam, top and bottom and both sides. The only drawback, when the flash goes off once, it kills the battery. But talk about lighting it up. Looks like a lightning bolt flash. LOL! Oh and they flew me over there to pick it up at the Samsung factory. And free monthly usage.

  • so where is everyone getting their phones from

    • pimpstrong

      pickin up 2 from a TMO store. They said they will have 25-30 units

  • Getreal

    Looks like it lags. I think i will pass on this one.

    • Doug

    • monkeyboy311

      yea, that was your computer lagging with playing the video…

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Oh good grief… like others said, that’s your 386 PC, 4MB video card, 1MB RAM, and 56K modem acting up. ;)

      • Davidohio

        Fiddle sticks! Good grief charlie brown!

    • Nick

      Seemed like the some of the widgets affected screen scrolling, thats about it.

      • J-Hop2o6

        exactly.. mainly that Buddy widget.. plus since Samsung diverts app data to the sd card, it does that stuttering.. so u can move your app data to the NAND (internal memory) to stop the stuttering, but ROOT is required first.. or u can wait for Samsung to push out the maintenance fix OTA.. they are aware of the problem.

    • Toro

      It does seem to lag but Samsung has a firmware update which will address this issue

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiMKLb0zCjw&feature=player_embedded#!

  • FAIL, for the person who sold their N1 for this. I thought about it but this is basically a stripped down N1 without the google guarantee of getting android updates months before anyone else, without the camera flash and they even stripped out the front facing camera, which really seems to be a must have feature for a new superphone. And the iPhone wanna be UI on top of android is a turnoff if you’ve been using froyo. Good try T-mo. I’ll continue to wait for our version of the Evo or Droid X or hell, even the icrack4

    • Animate

      They didn’t strip out anything. Other carriers ADDED features.

      • pimpstrong

        They DID strip out the Front Camera… no denying it

    • Awsnap

      Seems to be a must have feature? Eh. Most people would never use a FCC. The ones that would, probably don’t need to be broadcasting their mugs, anyways.

      And you can’t compare a n1 to this phone. Or we can start saying that the charm is like a stripped down blackberry bold. Apples to oranges.

      • z6

        I think it’s more correct to say that new ‘top tier’ smartphones should have FFC + more. If we’re talking about a mid-ranged phone then I would agree, it’s not a must, but I don’t think Samsung was aiming for that. Not to mention the lack of a flash, that should be a must have for any new phone, even the low end of mid-range phones. (And to clarify, I don’t care about night-modes that much for the camera, I use the flash more as a flashlight, the night mode doesn’t help with that).

      • J-Hop2o6

        use the Screen Flashlight app then

      • z6

        Not as bright, not as good.

    • HD2/NEXUS ONE USER

      that was me who sold the N1. i just can’t get with that screen size anymore. plus the responsiveness on the screen was terrible. and it always had 3g connectivity issues, shall i go on……….seems like a win to me. the froyo update made nothing faster as far as i could tell. and when the htc beast comes out, Craigslist will be utilized again so its win win for me. good luck with your outdated N1, its so january

      • pimpstrong

        I aint mad atcha! The Vibrant is the shiz but it’s gonna be handed off to the GF for that good HTC Emerald beast if it’s got the right combination of features.

    • pimpstrong

      If your willing to wait for the iP4 then why is the “wanna be iPhone UI” a turnoff? While the Vibrant may pretty much be just like the N1 without the G guarantee, the Vibrant has a bigger and better screen which is the 100% most frequently used feature of the two. F!@K the camera flash when you have such a bad@$$ night mode and F!@K the FCC with its choppy @$$ video calling. While it would be neat-o to be able to show people that you can video chat, it is not near a must have feature. I can’t speculate on how many but a great deal of us don’t even talk that much on these phones let alone want to specifically LOOK at someone while you are having a conversation.

      WIN is what this phone will do.

      • pimpstrong

        FFC!

  • J1

    Rantings of an ex? Iphone fanboy smh:

    So this guy I know recently purchased a commitment free ip4(from the darkside aka at&t) and Was patiently waiting for a carrier unlock from musclenerd and the gang, until he watched this vid review of the VIBRANT, and was sooo impressed that he’s planning to sell said ip4 on cl ASAP!!! .. lol

    Seriously though this phone is starting to look more and more like a monster.. it just may be enough to hold me over til the beast is released in november.. I love emarlds.. don’t you?!.. lol

  • Sb

    Can’t Believe it doesn’t have a flash. Will definitely have to test it out. Could be a deal breaker. I Can keep the
    My touch slide

  • Corey

    I’m sold!!!! I have a G1 and have been looking to replace it…so I’m good to go

  • coolMANDINGO

    CAN YOU PLUS IN THE 3.5 MM HEAD PHONE JACK FOR VIDEO OUT LIKE THE GALAXY S? CHECK OUT THE VIDEO I JUST FOUND ABOUT. THE GALAXY S CAN USE THE 3.5 MM TO DO THE VIDEO OUT THING LIKE HDMI INSTEAD OF THE STUPID DLNA(I CALL I TSTUPID BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DONT AT THIS MOMENT HAVE DLNA READY DEVICES)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQBAx_BDfk&feature=player_embedded#!

    • Nick

      Should work.

    • 2FR35H

      Nope.

    • cirrob

      could you please stop typing in all caps. we do not want a first timer to the website think it is populated by retards.

      • dee-xt

        @ CIRROB- WHAT IS IT WITH U N CAPS!! UR RIDICULOUS!!

    • Satertek

      PS3 or 360 both support DNLA which alot of people have, not to mention every Windows computer.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S for Sprint ( The Epic ) has a Falsh! haha! Sorry guy’s, but I just swithced to spint about a month ago after being with T-Mo for 9 years! I have to say that I don’t have to stand outside to get 3G and over all the service is better. I am not her to hate, but if you like the Vibrant ( and i am JUST SAYING )The Epic has a flash and a full qwerty keyboard! We have options guys, and as much as I loved and was loyal to T-Mo, The rumors of being sold, The weak 3G in Tucson, Az, and the fact that Spint, Att, And Verizon get better devices… is why I switched. Been using the the Palm pre and what a great device. I hope you loyal T-Mobians get palm and web o.s. cuz it is way robust and up there with ios! I still Love T-Mo and have my Mom and Dad’s plan with them ( hence why I still follow this blog ).

    • Awsnap

      Lol @palm being a great os.

      Outdated, hence why no one else is running w/ it.

      Also, hspa+ will be around before sprints 4g, and outperforms it.

      And no thanks on a bulkier galaxy s device.

      Flash just distorts images, i will never understand why people ‘require’ it or why it’s a fail. I have a nexus, an hd2 and turn the flash off and adjust settings for low light.

      The visuals alone floored me.

      • Reece

        “Lol @palm being a great os.

        Outdated, hence why no one else is running w/ it.”

        Sounds like you’re 2 years late with this assessment since the Palm Pre runs WebOS, which is easily THE most beautiful mobile OS around (this coming from an Android “fanboy”). Thus the reason Palm had any significant value for HP to purchase them. Palm Pre HARDWARE leaves much to be desired & many other things Palm could’ve done wrong in selling it they did, but calling WebOS itself outdated is pretty much like calling a Ferrari California slow.

    • watbetch

      Just because your Sprint service is “better” now, doesn’t mean T-Mobile’s won’t be better. Sprint is garbage here 3G or not so it’s not much of a choice. I’m seeing more 3G every other week so it’s your loss. We’re not missing out on anything by not being with Sprint POS. Maybe billing errors and slow 3G.

      • Davidohio

        Omg you are ugly!

      • jay555

        Yeah and we’re also missing out on paying an extortion, oops I mean “premium”, fee just to have the latest and greatest Android phones.

      • J-Hop2o6

        and Sprint 3G crawls (and doesn’t support Talk-n-surf) while T-Mobile’s 3G speeds down the highway.. even faster than Sprints “4G”/WiMax

  • coolMANDINGO

    *USE
    I WAS ASKING CAN THE HEADPHONE JACK BE USED LIKE THE GALAXY S FOR THE VIDEO OUTPUT?
    HERES MY VIDEO PROOF THAT IT CAN BE USED ON THE GALAXY S BUT IM STILL OWNDERING ABOUT THE AMERICAN RELEASES.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQBAx_BDfk&feature=player_embedded#!

    • soon2TMO

      i believe that 3.5 mm jack TV out will be there..!! it will have DLNA and TV out..

      let’s hope so!

  • coolMANDINGO

    *WONDERING

  • me

    you still wondering???

  • tmoled

    I dont see why not mandingo.

  • Animate

    I’m even more sold. I may be at the store when it opens lol.

  • synapblink

    If any of you are on a family line and is eligible for an upgrade, try amazon.com

    They offer the $199 upgrade without having to wait for mail in rebate because I know wirefly doesn’t offer upgrade for family accounts.

  • jscarano

    I saw a video review on phonedog.com for the Captivate and on the box it said something about 3.5mm out to tv…so hopefully vibrant would have the same.

    • jscarano

      My bad it wasnt phonedog.com but androidandme.com here video…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61eV_h_CvRE&feature=player_embedded#!

    • soon2TMO

      ya i think it will be there.. that feauture is just a bonus feauture that is not planned to be there.. that’s what i think, this singaporean owner of the galaxyS just discovered that feture by using his own nokia tv jack and connect it on the phone and into the TV.. it worked like a charm!

      i hope so though..

  • @ awsnap- F’ OFF! I said i wasn’t here to hate. Have you ever tried web os jack ass? No one can “pick it up because it proprietary like Blackberry and ipone. I’ve had both of your phones and I am more content with palm. Not out dated at all. Hp just picked them up and is waiting for the Iphone to get it’s 15 min of fame before the new devices hit!
    Grow up! My point more or less is that there are alot of people who want a Flash and preffer a full qwerty. And as long as we are on the subject…? Spint’s service BLOW’S T-Mo’s away! Hence #3 vs. #4

    • watbetch

      Hence why Sprint is #3?

      Sprint is number #3 because they have iDEN and have converted customers to CDMA. Sprint would be behind T-Mobile if it weren’t for Nextel. Retard

      • phonegeek

        hahahahahaahahahahahahah kids play nice now or i wont let you have recess watbetch get down from the tree stop spitting at cheech wheres your manners lmao ….@cheech what do you expect saying things on a tmo BLOG … i could see if it was phone dog but over here … that only gets shut down

      • TMOprophet

        Sprints # 2, Big blue will die when they lose the Iphone

      • Davidohio

        Lol you look like ceili from the movie The Color Purple! You Sho is ugly! Lmao!

    • watbetch

      Sprint coverage is garbage. Spint is even worse I bet

      • Davidohio

        Is that your real picture? You should really take that off and go with a default one. Just sayin…

    • taaars

      Well…by saying “the Samsung Galaxy s for sprint has a flash! HAHA, is basically trying to creat a stir…will here ya go

      Tmobile has 16GB of internal memory! HAHA,

      (sprint only has 500mb)

      Sprint made a statement that they were disappointed in palm pre!..HAHA

      ATT and verizon have the palm pre!..They cant even give them away!. HAHA

      but in not here to hate…

  • BY the way, 3 of the top 4 service providers are “Running” with it, so I don’t know where you get your info?

    • brie987

      @cheech, hey what is your battery like on your Epic? Just curious as Im waiting for my Vibrant and they are similar you said sans qwerty and flash, which I love. Im coming from my trusty rooted G1 with extended battery, yes its a hunchback but power is never, ever, every an issue and i like it that way. So with being spoiled with a big battery I let apps run in the background, will this be an issue with my Vibrant you think? Thanks.

      • taaars

        Epic isn’t released, he doesn’t have a clue

  • TMoRep

    Im having issues with my Vibrant when holding the phone at the bottom left, kind of like the issue with the Iphone4. I have full bars when not touching but as soon as I grab it, it drops to 1 bar. Just wondering if anyone reviewing this phone has the same issue. It doesn’t drop the call but for sure slows my internet connection down.

    Other than that, the phone is performing like a champ!

    Maybe I’ll just hold it a different way, lol

    • NinjaBlur

      TMO rep huh, well forget this phone and tell us what you know about that HTC Emerald? if anything.

      They probably dont tell you guys jack anyway, nevermind

    • TigerWood’sSausage

      Nice try,

      but nobody cares about your lame attempt to stir… go back to eating your apple

  • blablabla

    some choppiness while he was moving from home screen to home screen. I know his screens were loaded with widgets and he was running a live wallpaper but it’s a 1 ghz processor so wth.

    • NinjaBlur

      Yeah and that Hummingbird is supposed to be so fast..lol
      I said it before and I will say it again, I would rather have an EVO

      • TMOprophet

        You echo my thoughts exactly, I knew that the SGS would be a “epic” fail..lol. If a GSM version of the Evo would show up as it has been rumored, I would totally be on that, but then again I want to see what the project emerald turns out to be, cause it sounds like TMO’s answer to the evo and droid X.

      • NinjaBlur

        At least someone shares my opinion. I heard about that gsm evo thing too. Sounds cool. I also want to see this HTC EMERALD, has there been any pics yet?

      • TMOprophet

        Not yet. I am thinking that some might pop up around the time of the Vibrator’s launch day, but that’s just speculation on my part. It seems to be a logical way for HTC to kill some sales on the Vibrator, by leaking some pics, but who knows, we might not see anything till late august or october?

      • watbetch

        Yes, because the Evo isn’t choppy.. wait, is that 30 frames per second calling out your bull? yep

      • TMOprophet

        One more thing, you could try asking some of the Mods here, cause IMO I believe that they know stuff and are holding out on us. They obviously had prior knowledge about the HTC Vanguard before anyone had even heard that name. In fact the guys said he had been planning a separate article on the Vanguard at the time of that roadmap leak, so ask those dudes, someone knows, they just ain’t talking till they want to. They obviously work for TMO or are very close to someone who does at a reasonably high level of information.
        I would ask myself, but they would probably just get their panties all up in a bunch.

        If I find anything I will post it, I am trying to get some people who work with TMO to start talking.

      • TMOprophet

        @watbetch, say what you want Vibrator lover, but I have used an EVO and it operated flawlessly, not one hiccup, lag or nothing, so cram it. Your just a hater, go play with your Vibrator

      • Jay

        TMOprophet, with a few teaks this phone is a beast ;)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujg2cpzZPBM

      • watbetch

        “flawlessly”? I know you’re full of crap now. Keep it up, your Vaginalgard will be here soon enough.

      • TMOprophet

        Sorry to burst your bubble, but it did operate flawlessly, perfectly. Maybe it doesnt work for people that dont know how to use it…but for me it was perfection……..will there be a better phone eventually, yes, but for now, the Vibrator isnt even close.

      • TMOprophet

        Oh and the Vanguard..not for me, Perhaps the Emerald..maybe

      • watbetch

        No it doesn’t operate flawlessly, the mere fact that you’re trying to tell me that there is no choppiness throughout the entire phone tells ME that you’ve got a big hardon for the phone, and it’s probably just because you like typing and saying Evo

      • taaars

        I did notice the chop when moving home screens, I will have to see whats up, but I can think of a couple things…Live widgets + live wallpaper maybe causing and update hiccup, when I use my MT3G it does this with live widgets…Also I am not sure how much touch wiz is bogging down the os, I also noticed screen lag on droid x videos when moving the home screen around, same with incredible…this may be a fundamental issue with to many live widgets. 2.2 will solve a lot of these issues, I have 2.2 rooted on mT3G and it runs like butter, with live wallpaper and widgets.

      • TMOprophet

        Evo.evo evo evo evo evo evo evo evo evo evo, your right I do like typing EVO

    • hi!

      not to worry, as soon as 2.2 comes out it will definitely run so smooth, on top of that no android phone has been released with no problems at first so non of that whining

      • J-Hop2o6

        Thx for youtube video Jay, showing the uninformed that i CAN be fixed, and that your NOT STUCK WITH THE TOUCHWIZ interface & App Drawer.. he’s the Stutter Fix WITH Launcher Pro again for the ones that might of missed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujg2cpzZPBM

        @ taaars & hi! — good comments.. once Samsung pushes out 2.2 for the SGS/Vibrant, it will definitely be better than the current 2.1.

  • Oscar

    Wow I thought a hummingbird proccessor wouldn’t lag as much at opening apps and scrolling. Good thing the galaxy s is already rooted so we can get a good CM release on it before too long. I could either use my upgrade on this or wait a few months for whatever the hell that project emerald is to come out, I think I might just keep my G1 for a little longer. I don’t think I could get used to a phone without a hard keyboard. Sure you get swype and all that but most of the time I type without looking at the phone. Try typing on a screen without looking and see how accurate you are. At least Cyanogen fixed up the market issues on CM6.

  • soon2TMO

    did that reviewer even think of killing the apps running in the background to make it run smoother ? it has task killer apps you know..

  • watbetch

    Samsung is already working on this the minor choppiness, unlike HTC with their Evo and it’s 30FPS and of course still in beta XDA fix.

    So stop getting your coke straws clogged

    • TMoRep

      Yeah, I haven’t seen any choppiness and mine has performed flawlessly. This phone is wicked fast and blows away the Evo, Incredible, Iphone4 when it comes to a faster GPU and processor. It proven and you can find it all over youtube killing everything out there.

      I for one am glad to try something different. I have owned many HTC products and people seem to forget that HTC doesn’t back up there phones too. I dont see them giving the HD2 an update to windows 7, same with the TP2.

      Lets count all the problems with there phones, G1 <—major freezing issues, battery issues, MYTOUCH<–major freezing issues, TP2<– major freezing,battery issues, EVO4G<–Screen lifting problems, battery issues, INCREDIBLE<–antenna issues out the gate, lack of AMOLED screens(made by samsung), HD2<—Major Freezing issues, speakerphone issues, no W7, NEXUS ONE<– Antenna issues, and the list goes on and on with HTC. Im just tired of people saying HTC makes a better product when they have the same issues as any other company.

  • Straynger

    You guys knocking the Vibrator must not have seen the benchmarks they dumped this weekend. I can’t remember what site it was from. But the “Vibrator” from T mobile beat them all.

    No flash…check. No FFC…check. Fastest CPU and GPU….check!

    • TMOprophet

      Perhaps, but its the user experience that matters, and for me the EVO worked flawlessly..enough said, besides, aside from being really thin, the Vibrator looks like a fugly IPhone, I think the EVO, HD2, and Droid X all look a million times sweeter than this thing..but that’s very subjective

      • Straynger

        Yeah, having had the Vibe in hand. In looks it is very much an Iphone 3g enlarged. I have had a G1 since Oct 08 or whenever it was released. For me, its perfect. The automatic setting or nightshot….wow. All a flash would do is screw up the pic. The cam rocks. Just sayin’, dont knock it before you try it. i think T Mob did us a favor by electing to take the larger on board memory instead of the ffc and flash.

      • soon2TMO

        oh there you go , you finally said something sensible.. you keep boasting that the EVO is better coz you’ve played with it, while on the other hand have not played with the Vibrant yourself.. smmh! if you really still think that the EVO is better after you’ve played with the vibrant, then you are one dumb evo fanboy..

        i see you’re a HTC fanboy, but let me tell you this, HTC makes poor hardware and it is not a better company compared to samsung that is innovative and makes great technology!! couldn’t HTC put a better hardware on their evo since it just launched recently in june, htc put the same hardware as their devices that came out 6 months ago with the nexus1,desire..etc..
        both the samsung galaxyS and Evo were announced at CTIA.. but samsung obviously came up with a better hardware for their flasghip android device..

        HTC is bleecch!

      • soon2TMO

        @..TMOprophet

  • TMOprophet

    I think anyone getting this phone will feel pretty retarded, once their locked into keeping it and then the HTC Emerald launches, and spanks this phone all day and night. I’ll be laughing and you’ll all be crying and whining like babies.

    • Straynger

      If the magic Project Emerald doesn’t use a separate GPU like all HTC phones currently out, the Vibrator will hold its own at least. Seriously TMO, look up them Neocore benchmarks. The Vibe didnt just beat the Froyo’d Nexus 1, it doubled its score! Thats badass in my book.

      • TMOprophet

        If its really that badass, then they should have at least made it look cooler and not copy Apple

    • BinaryBulge

      Agreed whole heartedly. Benchmarks don’t make a phone. Besides the beautiful screen, this phone is “meh”. Annoying capacitive hard keys, no LED flash… yadda yadda.

  • Davidohio

    Didn’t Palm just fail and HP picked them up to try and revive them? I thought nobody was buying palm because of bad reviews of their os. Obviously one person likes their os lol

    • Straynger

      Yeah HP bought Palm for 1.2 billion for that one dude. Wish I had HP mad money.

  • Davidohio

    Please please change your picture. You have crazy eyes and your smile creeps me out! Or just stop posting rn i don’t have to keep seeing your face lmao!

    • Davidohio

      That was directed at watbetch. Change your photo please

    • TMOprophet

      yeah it looks like hes trying to take a big crap and it like got stuck half out or something..lol

    • watbetch

      I’m sick of repeating myself so I won’t

      Get used to the picture because I’m not changing it

      • Davidohio

        The sun is rising so you should get in your coffin rn you don’t burst into flames.

      • pimpstrong

        Lets see Davidohio either hates women, or has a butt ugly girlfriend and is lashing out on a your picture because it makes him feel better even while knowing that is not actually a picture of you. At the end of the day he is still empty. OR he’s about 15.

      • NeXus

        watbetch picture is from a show on WEtv. some show called bridezilla.

  • Trill

    Are we not adults? While both cheeks and the other person have good points they both show favoritism and you can tell. Cheeks you know what site this is and it leads me to believe your trolling a bit but not intentionlly anyway lets all move on lol

    30fps is more than enough anyway unless your using HDMI but most of this is hardware limitations. The phone is a mode addition but I have a Nexus One so not anything really worth it but I could get it just because.

    • Davidohio

      I really like the nexus one. It is fast and smooth!

  • Danny

    Seem’s very choppy at times while navigating through panes.

  • Straynger

    TMOprophet…

    It could look like a turd. If it performs the way it does I’d buy it. Me myself, using a rooted cyanogen G1 with a Bodyglove snap on cover. Everyone asks me wtf is that lol. Bodyglove is making a snap on for the Vibrator. Due out August 6th or 8th…cant remember the exact date.

    • TMOprophet

      I dunno man, after seeing the EVO and Droid X, I dont think I could live with the VIbrant, it might outperform which is cool, but it gets out-classed by the others. Beside you start getting phones with 1+Ghz processors and it really dont matter too much anymore, they are all going to perform pretty well.

      • Straynger

        The 1 gig plus crowd are rather equal in the OS side of things. If the leaked Gingerbread specs have anything to do with reality and Samsung decides to back their flagship phone…we’ll heck, Im giving them a shot. If I’m wrong we can come back here in a few months and you can play hackeysack with my jewels lol

      • TMOprophet

        I honestly and firmly dont think the Vibrant will ever get Gingerbread.
        It will get Froyo, but pretty sure nothing beyond that. Now froyo is nice, so that should be fine for those who get it. We dont even know anything about Gingerbread yet, those rumors were false. Nothing is known for sure yet.

      • taaars

        It will get gingerbread, thats a given, you dont release a device on all major carriers and tuck tail and run, can you imagine what the carriers would do after?…behold was dropped from updates due to the small market that got them and the hardware limitations.

        The Galaxy S has been rooted, So I may be rooting mine, Ill get away from ugly touch wiz and back into stock, also should make the os run better.

      • TMOprophet

        Keep telling yourself that

      • soon2TMO

        @TMO prophet.. are you one of those bitter behold2 owner?

        galaxyS gets outclassed by others? like te EVO? you are wrong, and why do you say that 1ghz processor don’t matter too much? when a phone doesn’t come with a 1ghz processor, people complain about it! obviously 1GHz or processros matters and makes a difference.. you can’t say that they all perform pretty well , when you know that EVO can not handle 3D games and lags even more.. in other words, there is a difference between them.. a phone’s performance is what classify a smartphone a superphone..

  • Mike

    Is it Thursday yet?????????

  • Davidohio

    Does anyone know he you can use the Vibrant for a wifi modem? The specs on the original galaxy s said you can use it for wifi to connect like 5 devices or something. I’m sure t.mobile her crippled this feature but he you root it can you do the tethering wirelessly? Just wondering.

  • Davidohio

    Does anyone know if you can use the Vibrant for a wifi modem? The specs on the original galaxy s said you can use it for wifi to connect like 5 devices or something. I’m sure t-mobile has crippled this feature but if you root it can you do the tethering wirelessly? Just wondering.

    • Ashish

      May not now, but this feature is anyways coming in Froyo 2.2 – so just wait.
      Carriers like VZ & Sprint are charging atleast $20/month. On Tmo, we will get it for free..

    • J-Hop2o6

      once u root, u can use a wifi hotspot app.. just search for XDAndroid Tether apk or Wireless Tether for Root Users app.

      or u can do it OTB once 2.2 gets releases for this phone.. hopefully t-mo doesn’t cut that out.. if they do, just root it and add a wifi hotspot app.

  • BinaryBulge

    I’m surprised to see almost all positive comments regarding this review.

    Frankly, I’m underwhelmed.

    The screen is nice, yes. But did anyone notice how laggy the apps appeared to be? Check out the home screen. Multiple times it got caught up when he was trying to swipe from screen to screen, or scroll in widgets. That’s unacceptable in a phone of this caliber. MyTouch Slide/HTC Sense doesn’t have this issue.

    Also, only a 5 megapixel camera and NO flash? Seriously? OK, perhaps 5 MP is enough, but no flash = deal breaker. Anyone who says otherwise probably hasn’t tried a camera phone with LED flash.

    I did LOL at the guy who sold the Nexus One for Vibrant money. I’m thinking there’s a very good chance you’ll regret that. This phone is no Nexus. It’s good that T-Mobile is giving us some more Android options, though (you could argue against this, seeing as EVERY major carrier is getting a Galaxy S variant).

  • pimpstrong

    Yeah does anyone know if it has tethering like the SGS or do we have to get PdaNet??

    I can’t wait to see reports of how the Vibrant night mode pictures come out so people will STFU already!!

  • I’m getting a vibe and going to rant that it looks a little choppy. Oh well as I que up Jay-Z’s “On to the nex one”.

  • mailman13877

    This phone is a huge failure for TMO cuzz there definitely is lag when he is sliding from screen to screen. The Iphone rip is so stupid n your gonna tell me they exchanged at least flash investment or ffc for avatar,Sims 3 n 2 back covers with that cheap plastic btw..smh if you guys are sold cuzz of great color graphics for games n images then more power to you..I was looking at their promo video n thought to myself…the entire promo is bout graphics with the SamoLed.Then I thought bout promos for the droid,Evo n even the Iphone. Those phones promo is about much more n even picture quality. The fact that they have such good graphics n a 2 min promo but not show off its camera in any type of way tells me that the camera is not gonna be good. I mean the night mode is supposed to be good according to their supporters n they didn’t once give a glimpse of it. Evo is clearly a winner for me in this video. I’m still waiting till I see the unboxing video phonedog usually does before I make Evo official.
    Ok notice how I bash TMO..not with nasty language so please no nasty bashing at me. Bash me however but not in a vulgar way as this 1 dude did for no reason in a previous TMO article.

    • Chris

      OMG, now he is comparing promo videos! Have you compared boxes they come in yet? Double wall, triple wall? Did I do good at bashing you this time, I know you must have virgin eyes since you couldn’t take what I said to you before.

    • TMOprophet

      Well at least Im with ya mailman, on this subject anyway

  • nice phone!!
    can someone tell me something??
    is it me or does it seem like almost every person who reviews touch screen phones swip the screen as fast as they possibly can? like its on fire. i mean who does this and why? it doesnt seem like a normal motion and looks kinda funny to see someone move thier fingers like that. maybe this is to give the appearence of “lag”?? i mean it is a “touch screen”, so touch it, move the screen and enjoy the effects!! this guy ( in video), seems to want to do everything really fast. like he’s been practing and cant wait to show off his speed! like someone said “lets see who can find facebook mode, then text, find pix and search the web as fast as you can” but comes off as fumbling back and forth between screeens and modes… just an observation….slow down and use the phone like you would in every day life.

    • Ashish

      Nice one Karl…agree with you :-)

    • pimpstrong

      It’s to show how well(or not) the phone can handle the tasks you ask of it. Everyone who watches a review of a phone wants to see stuff like that as opposed to my mother trying to figure out how to use it.

    • Animate

      I agree with you. I was watching the video and kept getting the feeling that the guy didn’t know what he was doing at times. There were a few times he’d swipe in a direction that wasn’t viable depending on what he was doing.

  • Ashish

    Folks
    Does anyone who has visited the store & played with the phone know if Vibrant supports FM radio like international version ?

  • observation:
    i’m noticing more FM radios on smartphones as a “feature”, why?? seems kinda outdated. all you have to do now is just download radio/music app. and call it day.
    besides who really uses their phone for a music/mp3 player?? to me it seems more of a throw in feature than anything else. maybe just me… i dont have a landline so im more into saving battery life for more impotant things….like web browsing – HA!
    maybe someday we will be able to choose our features or have different phones models to choose from like we do cars, IE; drop the fm/mp3 player for a xenon/LED flash!!! or chose the accord over the civic for better features/upgrades.. just dreaming

  • Patrick

    I’m going to upgrade thursday….IF i like….i MAY sell my HD2 to keep it….otherwise…..I’ll continue to use my HD2 and wait for a fully functional version of android to come lol(theres already a Froyo version that has most everything working in it…so I’m thinking september/october to get a daily useable version of it on my HD2…or at least as useable as the TP2 version)

  • mailman13877

    @Ashish
    Yes it does have FM radio in the Vibrant as I just a video of it recently…or was it the Evo… know the Evo has it for sure so maybe it was a vibrant video.I say get the Evo n I’ll have it all or sure.

    @Karl
    The FM radio isn’t outdated. Many people including me like live radio cuzz you get certain benefits you don’t get when using XM or streaming. One is that streaming doesn’t always give u live news bout celebrity or sports n it also kills your battery ten times faster as is seen on the videos comparing streaming vs FM. I wish AM was added for sports stations like WFAN NY n ESPN NY but I can stream those n be ok with FM.

  • Alejandro

    I’m getting one for free on Thursday from a T-Mobile Executive in exchange for my crap Behold II. I’m actually really excited…

    • hecg55

      hey personal question for you guys…. are you guys going to put ghost armor on it???? dio you think itll mess with its perfect screen?

  • Pablo

    This phone is amazing. I have been using mine for a day now and absolutely love it. Everything about it is seine. I was on the fence for a whole but it us just too beautiful to pass up. The grass if always greener people. And you all may be waiting got the vision for christmas but by then we will have gotten wind of something better. This phone more than fills the need for an awesome android super phone in my life. Stop hating and go check it out.

    • mailman13877

      @Pablo
      Are you really calling that phone a Super phone? Is this what TMO has made you guys believe? Smfh..

      • 007

        yeah jack a**. Considering its specs, only a troll would call it anything but. Yes it has a few things left out and I get the frustration with that. Regardless, it is still in line with the best devices out there despite those factors. Personal preference does not merit you being a douche on every single post.

        The screen, the hummingbird, the sixaxis, the proximity sensor, the 720p video recording quality, how excellent it runs games, the ability to connect to other devices for playback on the big screen, the included memory, and yes a 5mp camera give it advantages and disadvantages over other superphones. Due to where its advantages are, I can see no reason why it would be called anything else

        Buy it or don’t buy it I don’t care… but I sure am tired of the waste spewing from your fingertips in comment form.

  • mailman13877

    Lol of course anyone would be excited to get it free. See how wack the phone is..you think the Evo,Droid X or Iphone 4 would be given out for free to a regular customer by an executive..Nooooo

    • im sure there have been many phones handed out for free, across all networks. its called good marketing! especially in the internet age we live in….word of mouth, its free advertising! so yeessss!

    • Thanks for showing us that you have the IQ of a tapeworm. Your argument makes no sense and has no bearing on anything, due to the fact that you just showed the world that you live in a deep dark hole and know nothing about marketing. People who know high up people get free phones…it gets them into the wild and sparks videos/reviews/media attention. Every single phone released in the past few years has been given out to somebody before launch to leak teaser info. Now that you have been given some 1st grade level sales education, onto your hater/troll/retard phone opinion. This phone IS a super phone, and has the specs to back it up. You have shown your inability to read and therefore your inability to give an intelligent statement, so please feel free to keep your mouth shut and your worthless hot air ramblings to yourself.

    • TMOsucks

      Can’t this mailman guy be kicked out of the forums some how some way??

  • KrayzieN9ne

    Can Touchwiz be turned off? would hate to have to be stuck with it.

    • mailman13877

      @Krazy
      No you can’t get rid of touch wiz without rooting your phone for a complete different Rom. You can turn off the Iphone app display though but then it looks worse as the app are just viewed in a list like contacts where you scroll up or down. Get the Evo or Droid lol..Can’t wait till the 23rd to get my Evo.

      Also to all those saying TMO wont vanish or merge, engadget posted a new article today with quotes from the ceo of sprint n I think TMO saying they’re open to the idea…I didn’t read it just skim thru..they would merge thru lte n wimax to have the same services.

      • SwizzleStix

        Vanish, no.

        Merge, so? Whats so bad about a merge? Sprint and Nextel? Cingular and At&t? Alltel? It just means MORE COVERAGE which is what Tmo haters bitch about anyway.

      • KrayzieN9ne

        @ mailman13877

        I’m on Tmobile so the Evo or Droid aren’t really options for me.
        Pretty much right now im looking at either the Nexus One and the Vibrant. Im leaning more towards the Vibrant due to the hummingbird processor’s performance over the Snapdragon. I can look past the absent Flash for the camera but the touchwiz is a major turn off. If i were to root the device would it be safe or would my device be open to information theft?

    • J-Hop2o6

      u don’t have to see TouchWiz.. look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujg2cpzZPBM

      • briaann

        @KrayzieN9ne in the market there are so many home replacement apps you don’t need to root anymore when you use one , touchwiz is not even a issue no more

  • j.p

    The main problem with this phone is that it’s a Samsung

    Been there, done that and ain’t doing it again

    I don’t care if this phone changes a car’s oil and makes breakfast.

    Would’nt touch it with a 10 or 20 foot pole

    • 007

      Now mailman see… this guy has a valid post on why he wont buy this phone. Guess what? he’s not even being a jerk about.

    • Dashi

      MMMMmmmmmm breakfastttttt

  • j.p

    I will say that Samsung makes pretty decent tv’s though.

  • look at the bright side… you can always use the tv remote feature :)

  • mjcl987

    I would love to see this phone in a dogfight againt the EVO

    • Chris

      I would love to see Mailman in a dogfight! I would root for the dog to. Great big pitbull!

      • hi!

        LOLZ seriously that troll needs to get outta here already!

    • badaphooko01

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkiCAOXsUSE

      International version though. Galaxy wins hands down in my opinion.

  • Sofakingstoked

    Even though WinMo is less than to be desired, I still would rather keep my HTC HD2. After some needed tweaking it has been the most insane phone I have ever owned. SAMSUNG phones have always reminded me of just throw away phones. I’m sure this model is pretty sick, but I think HTC just makes a better phone. I might just have to pick this up for my wife since her iPhone 3G is slow as f**** since the IOS4 update.

  • tmob

    I was at a tmo store this morning and I spoke to the manager, she told me that they havent recieved any demo units. she told me to check back thursday when the phone comes out, but she was suprised that tmo hasnt sent them demo units yet.

    • ScuroRaven

      I have connections at local TMO store and they had their demo, just not on the floor yet. Noticeably faster then the Iphone 4 I have played with. No flash though.

      As for rumors of Tmo/sprint merger. It is true that tmo is 4th rated in US, but it one of the top in the UK. Considering that tmo is larger worldwide then sprint, has faster data speeds then sprint (( several tests confirm that TMO is faster then sprint all around and even ATT in some areas)) and tmo tech is more adaptable then sprint, If their is a merger/buyout then Deutsche Telekom would be buying sprint.

      Never understood why people like ATT anyway. Since they went from ATT, Cinglar, back to ATT the service has gone to crap. I have Tmo and have no problems at all in Oklahoma. Those I know that have ATT have constant dropped calls, or weak signals no matter what phone they have. Seems to be the same with my family in Ohio.

  • j.p

    I’m holding out for the new T-Mobile Touch Me running the new NonSense-MotoBlurb UI on top of Android 2.6 Zebra Cake

    Talk about an eyeful of candy.

  • rushmore

    Why is there aa delay in opening apps? EVO, Inc and Droid X do not have this delay / lag for opening apps. Is this a Wiz issue bogging it down?

  • JaylanPHNX

    I agree that this was not a real review, and I’d love to see a real review, but I did see some things in this that I’ve not seen before. I may actually be sold on TouchWiz 3.0! The swipe-any-direction-to-unlock feature is convenient. So is the ability to swipe left or right on a contact to call or text. Everything was quick and seemed well-thought-out. Some of the widgets looked quite useful (better than damn Motoblur!). I really want to know how good the speakers sound. Nothing sucks worse than a bad speaker on a multimedia phone. It’s one of the better features of my Cliq XT, the speaker and the speakerphone sound excellent. I hope the Vibrant is as good or better.

  • John G.

    Nice review

  • JDANGLE

    I may get kicked off the blog, but why are there so many pussy cry babies on here. Every other post is this phones sucks, or it doesn’t have a front facing camera…It’s not the iphone….or the EVO….Why don’t you go to one of those blogs and talk about how cool your FFC is or that the you jerk off to your EVO at night. T-Mobile has some pretty cool phones, and for the money I’m not complaining. I’m sure that most of the comments are coming from some high school or collage kid who is on his mommas family plan and has never worked any where besides bass pro shop or the GAP. Fockers!!! That’s right I said FOCKERS!!! Stop all the blasting….If you don’t like it move on!!!

    • Chris

      Was this directed at Mailman? +1 if so! :) He does JO to his photo of a EVO. Imagine what it will be like when the 23rd, the 25th or the 29th gets here and he gets his crusty hands on it. Providing that he settles on a date. Hey Mailman, to clear it up, just say when I get my phone sometime this month, instead of shooting for dates.

      • mailman13877

        Chris stop Dangling J nuts. Serious you old people need to get outta here cuzz if u didn’t realize cell phones sell mostly cuzz of younger customers like us COLLEGE kids but I can tell your a dropout seeing can’t spell college. And Chris stop J/o to my comments cuzz its the only time you make a comment on here. I’m still a TMO customer so i can bash em cuzz I pay those bastards n lets be real. Here in nyc their reception is terrible especially in Manhattan buildings. I will talk bout the Evo or Droid X when I want cuzz TMO has no real excitement. Watch when you get your vibrators n use it up ur a** I’ll u should’ve got a real phone instead of some cheap plastic feminine colored covers for your vibrators. You tell me what on this phone is better than the Evo n Droid X other than its samoled? Nothing including the service.

      • Animate

        I like how someone is calling someone else a dropout for misspelling college but don’t know the difference between YOU’RE and YOUR.

      • Animate

        errr doesn’t lol

      • Chris

        Once again Mailman, heres another comment thats so not useful. You are speaking of people not knowing how to spell college. And you are in college???? And you don’t even know sentences? “Watch when you get your vibrators n use it up ur a** I’ll u should’ve got a real phone instead of some cheap plastic feminine colored covers for your vibrators.”. What the hell is I’ll u should’ve? You don’t know when to use “.” “,” And not to mention you can’t say ass? Apparently your mom must still have Net Nanny on your computer, that masks out bad words so you can’t see them. You just need to STFU, you are dishing out useless dribble, no one here likes you, as you can tell. Besides me, about everyone I see bashes you. Instead of you leaving TMO, I wish they would shut your service off. As for us and our Vibrants or as you called vibrators. You use the real thing, a vibrator, and I bet it feels nice. Such a douche! I will watch for your next stupid ass posts, and I will comment again. I love pissing you off. LOL! This is fun!

    • j.p

      Is this a lovefest?

      I thought it was a free exchange of ideas, good, bad or indifferent

      Far as I can tell, nobody is telling anyone not to buy the phone.

      Comments on the internet really should’nt stop anyone from doing what they want to do. And nobody should really look to anonymous comments for validation of their decisions.

    • rushmore

      “T-Mobile has some pretty cool phones” You just zapped your thread cred ;)

      Look forward to a review to answer:

      1. Why is there lag for opening apps? My Touch Slide seems faster…
      2. How is signal reception? Sammy devices are not known for good reception
      3. What drugs was the Tmo and Verizon marketing teams on? One Galaxy version has 16gb built-on but no flash and the other has only 2gb built-in but does have a flash. Crazy.

      Radio reception is the main issue, so if good, this is an “A” level device.

  • mailman13877

    I agree. I can’t wait to see the Evo in a dog fight with this vibrator. I will buy the phone for someone on here if it won a fight between the Evo or vs the Droid X. I guarantee the result will go something like “as you can see the vibrant is easily the top phone for TMO but when it comes to the top phones overall,TMO has some catching up to do”. Guarantee that’s what we will here vs the Evo n Droid X. The only thing people can brag bout is its graphics cuzz that sh*t was lagging like crazy when he swiped across screens. The Evo n Droid X is known for everything. Only issue with the Evo is its 30fps cap n XDA will handle that n there are already rumors of a fix coming for it in it’s version on Froyo or minor just as how htc said they will release a minor update soon allowing the incredible to record at 720p. So prove me wrong n I will give Mr 007 a free vibrator lol.

    • Chris

      You can get Mr 007 a vibrator if you want. I am going to get you a dictionary, followed by proper grammar for dummies. If you will send me your posts first, and I will correct them for you and send them back and you can post them. Sound like a good deal?

    • Ktwist

      @mailman13877

      Im not sure if your aware, but Engadget has reported and several other sites that the Evo is also having screen separation issues. Apparently the glue HTC is using to hold the screens on is not sticking like they thought it would. Not to mention the battery drain issues its having because of its non amoled screen and CDMA network that craves battery power. I know this because I had an Evo customer come into my store to buy a charger and he freaked when i showed him his screen was lifting. I know all phones have there problems so Im not here to say the Vibrant is better, I’m just showing you that the Evo is not all it’s cracked up to be.

  • t-swaggr

    @Mailman13877, even thought you left T-Mobile for Sprint,you still troll on Tmonews.. whats your problem?? Do you have regret for leave T-Mobile or what?? If you’re going to stay, at least try not to be jacka**.

    • mailman13877

      @t-swag
      When did I say I left TMO? Said I will soon n just as people can trash their car manufacturer although they have one so can I at TMO even though ive been with em since 2001. Don’t tell me how to treat TMO cuzz I haven’t owed them a thing seeing they haven’t given me a thing.

  • Steven

    Just got off the phone with my local tmo store and they still do not have a demo yet however they said the Vibrant units are already in. They received 30 units compared to the 8 HD2’s when it launched. I just sold my HTC HD2 on craigsllist and going to pick up the Vibrant on Thursday. I loved the HD2 but the lack of apps and HD recording has me changing again. My only concern is about the flash. I know it is supposed to take good low light photos but I like having the flash for a flashlight. I can’t tell you how many times a have needed it.

    • J-Hop2o6

      use the Screen Flashlight app.. voila.

    • mailman13877

      There night mode isn’t good n many other things or they would’ve found a way to put it in their 2min promo but the only thing they could show was HDMI recording n super colors. That’s lame. Look at the Evo commercial n the droid series commercials.2 minutes is long enough to get your night mode in seeing people wonder bout it n u have to prove y flash isn’t needed.

    • Nate

      There’s Flashlight apps if u r really that bent bout using your fones flash for that “Color Flashlight” is a good one, i use it all the time.

  • Kevin

    I just visited my local T-Mobile store today (July 13) and the rep told me she’s getting her personal Vibrant at 2pm tomorrow (the 14th) and that they’re going to be receiving stock tomorrow and be SELLING it tomorrow. This was in Dallas, TX.

  • nietzche

    A free vibrator LOL!!!

  • hani

    Lol.
    Samsung has shamelessly COPIED outer shell from Apple I-phone & basic Specs/Features from Sony Ericsson Xperia X10( an awesome phone) & enhanced features like amoled screen(over X10s lcd) & finally came out with a device that is nothing Original.

    I really wish TMO could start selling a top end device like with good design like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 like its counterparts across T-Mobile in Europe.

    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/pay-monthly/sony-ericsson-x10/
    http://www.t-mobile.de/shop/handy/0,4855,2963-_53595-0-8957;CNC-0,00.html

  • M.

    @mailman13877 check this link http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/06/smartphone_stats_v2.0.jpg for smartphone comparision.

    Look at processors.. iPhone4 uses Samsung, but Vibrant is better than ALL. Best screen. Most energy efficient.

    I think sir you owe me a Samsung Vibrant as you promised in your post.. ha!

    • mailman13877

      You fool the Iphone isn’t what I said to compare n that garbage u linked me isn’t proof. I meant a video of phone v s phone like u will start seeing next week. The nexus specs can fool you. Example..the Iphone camera is just as good if not better than the Evo 8MP cuzz apple put good money into the cameras. The vibrator has super fast speeds vs the nexus one but yet the vibrator lags on this video review. Show me the phone vs phone video n then if the vibrator wins u get your colorful vibrator.

  • Brandon

    mailman speaks about college… however he lacks punctuation and excels in run-on sentences. lol… maybe you should proof read your posts in MSword before posting…

    anywho, the vibrant will def. be an awesome device, but the Behold II was supposed to be a nice device too… I want the vibrant but I’m worried about the support it’ll get from Google and Samsung.

    • Chris

      Brandon, I have offered to proof read his posts before he posts them. I don’t know if he will take me up on this. He spells college, so he thinks he is gifted. As we can all tell if college is the case for him, Spelling and Language he doesn’t do so well in. He will work for Apple after he graduates. He takes the long way around. He’s special—–ed.

      • Kyra

        I’ve been reading through these posts in hopes of reaching a decision on whether or not to buy the vibrant and yet, I can’t help but giggle at your people’s disputes lol. Chris, you are a funny man, and I believe this mailman fellow should really take you up on your offer. Either that or perhaps attend english 101 again if he hasn’t already. I was curious, I’ve been with sprint for some time, however, my contract is up soon and I’m looking for a great new phone. The Evo doesn’t really do it for me, so I was thinking of switching to Tmobile for the Vibrant because it looks amazing. How would you rate Tmobile as a service provider?

  • Brandon
    • mailman13877

      @Brandon
      Who asked to compare the Iphone. That loser did it. If you’ve been paying attention u’d see I talk bout comparisons vs Evo n Droid X. Also don’t bash my grammar when your saying anywho..wtf is anywho?

      • M.

        @mailman13877 your an idiot.. that chart had ALL smartphones, not only the iPhone… you suck at life

  • Vit

    No FFC, no flash. The phone is in a class of it’s own. “Featureless smart phone”, cut above a dumd phone, but not realy smart.

  • Reder

    FWIW I just got back from a Tmo store where the salesman was nice enough to let me play with his new Vibrant. The thing is breathtaking. I’ve played with the Evo, Incredible and DroidX, and this is in a league of its own. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. No pictures or videos I’ve seen on the internet do it justice, it’s really in a league of its own.

  • Relikk2

    LOL, these comments are great!!! Mildly reminds me of PS3 vs Xbox fan boy fights!!!

    My concerns are screen size / rez/ video quality, processing power and GPU power. According to the online specs and rumors it’s got all of that. Supposedly it’s the best phone for gaming at more then twice as many triangle per second then any other phone; even higher then the EVO ? (Supposedly more then a PS2 as well). Of course I’ve only really seen this on paper so if that spec is real or not I will find out Thursday. I could care less if it even had a camera let alone a flash. I’ve used my phone camera’s maybe 10 times. I would rather save on battery.

    I think the Vibrant should work great for me, but if not I will take it back. Its really no risk for me.

  • derrickps3

    of course you would be happy if you got it free, i got a behold 2 for free last year. even tho samsung screwed it over

  • John G.

    Why do all these “haters” keep posting about how EVOs,and Doid Xs have all these wonderful specs and are better than anything Tmobile has to offer. You are all classic examples of the power of big money marketing. We have all seen Verizon and AT&T’s commercial wars, the Droid “stealth bomber”,the EVO’s first with 4G stuff, and iPhone ads everywhere.You believe their phones are better because they tell you so. Tmobile doesn’t market as much, but that doesn’t mean their phones, and network are any less capable than the others. I hear people complain about the MyTouch Slide, which is a great phone BTW, and how it’s only a mid range handset. The MTS has been compared to some some of these “superphones” in benchmark tests and won. I know everyone says it’s because of the screen resolution, or the screen size, or whatever. The point is, since your “superphone” has all of these great features and specs, shouldn’t it perform better than a MTS in any test? The Vibrant, like the MTS, is also a powerful phone that will do very well for Tmobile, even without the marketing machine behind it.Yes I own a MTS, and I’ll pick up a Vibrant on Thurs. BTW, check out this Cnet video where Bonnie Cha compares carrier speeds in none other than New York. This test consists of an EVO, Droid X,iphone 4, and nexus One. It’s a good video for Tmobile fans, not so much for the “haters” though.
    http://cnettv.cnet.com/testing-cell-phone-data-speeds-new-york/9742-1_53-50090183.html

  • Relikk2

    T-Mobile uses HSPA with speeds up to 7.2mb per second. Because T-Mobile is the worst marketing company on the planet most people don’t realize how fast there web really is. With the right hand held it’s pretty much already as fast as Sprints 4G. Supposedly if and when T-Mobile moves to HSPA+ it will blow you away at apx 42mbits. Which is not as fast as AT&T and Verizon’s LTE but the rumors say that T-Mobile should be able to change over to HSPA+ way before the LTE networks will be finished. Of course this is all rumors and speculations. Don’t expect T-Mobile to tell you this because that would be positive marketing and they don’t do that.

    • ScuroRaven

      There are several cities that already have the HSPA+

  • Jbird47

    This is the best phone on the us market right now I have iPhone 4 and an evo……I also have the tmobile vibrant :) got it yesterday it is superb….trust me this phone beats the evo and crushes iPhone 4

  • Rene

    I called two T-Mobile stores. One T-Mobile limited store actually had the phone in stock but I couldn’t buy it out right, as the phone was only available to new customers or upgrading customers. The other t-mobile store (chain) said it will be out thursday. So if you are upgrading you can upgrade your phone today at t-mobile limited stores.

  • J1

    Off topic: @ mailmam(I say mailmam bc obviously you’ve been on your period this month)

    Granted you’re unhappy with the the current phone line-up, as well as with tmo as a company

    Granted you are still a active cust who’ve been with us x # of yrs, so by default you have the right to gripe/vent on a tmo forum

    But the fact that you re-visit this sight daily just to bash us and tmo is the equivalent of chopping off tmo’s arm then sticking their finger in a fan.. overkill dude.. it jus makes you sound like a troll..

    If you found a phone/carrier (evo/sprint) that better suites your needs then cool that’s your right as a consumer.. but why do you feel the need to bash other ppl for choosing a phone/carrier that best suites their respective needs?!(rhetorical)

    Are you waiting for everyone to admit we were wrong and you were right?!(again rhetorical).. dude it’ll never happen on this forum.. bc even when u make a valid point it just gets lost bc of the abrassive nature you used to make the point.. but I guess in troll land the means justifies the end..

    Back on topic: if the two companies did(fingers crossed hoping we’ll make a come ltr this yr) merge, I wonder what the new name would be?.. sprint-mobile sounds pretty catchy.. but mobile-sprint has a better ring to it.. don’t you think?.. lol

  • droiddoes

    i can’t for the life of me figure out the problem with following a tech blog these days. mr mailman maybe you can help me out? from what ive read you’re switching to sprint right? 1) so if your mind is made up, why are you spewing yor hatred of everything tmobile on a tmobile blog? hmm maybe its because you are looking for someone to come with you, feelin a little lonely out on that limb? 2) theres a possible merger with sprint with tmobile likely in control, so yea you will be back.3 reasons tmobile will be in control? sprint is thinking over the idea, says nothin bout tmo which tells me sprint is in more dire straits 2)tmo would not go through the trouble of changing ceo just to be bought out 3) tmo will not go to cdma one of their best selling points is being 1 of the 2 service providers with gsm allowing you to take your with you overseas. oh and i nearly forgot tmobile doesn’t charge to tether and hspa+ is faster than wimax granted they both will probably go to lte but who do you think will really unlock lte’s full potential my guess tmobile. and as far a super phones go tmobile hears your dumbass they are comming if you can’t wait do us all a favor and jumb off the brigde that is tmobile into the dung pile that is sprint bottom line to mailman and all you othe tmobile haters tmo hears ya’ll better phones are comming down the pipe line i for one am gettin the vibrant untill emerald come then i’ll probably get that droid x, evo 4g, iphone 4 are not on tmobile accept it or get over yourselves btw on a last note anybody notice each of this phones have had some problem or another wrong with them when released they are not perfect geezzz

  • swehes

    Just visited the T-mobile store across the street. Borrow the phone from one of the customer reps (as they don’t have their Demo yet) and played with it a little. A pretty sweet phone! Thursday it is. 10AM outside their store. :)

  • Ray

    Guys guys guys, Ive had this phone for about a day and all I can say is SWEET. This phone is great. Does everything you need it to do. Android 2.1 (and you know its gonna get hacked and get 2.2 in about a week, lol) 1ghz, 4 inch screen, super fast, built in 16GB HD (yes built in, not 196MB like the N1) expandable memory card slot up to a 32Gb card will give you 48GB of downloadable pleasure. The screen is amazingly crisp, 5.1 surround sound capable for your earphones. The camera is great at 5MP, no it doesnt have a flash but it does have a night mode which brightens up low light situations. Besides anything happening while the lights are off are better off being enjoyed and not wasting time taking pictures off ;-)

    • Ashish

      Hi Ray
      Did you check if they have Tv-out feature ? AT&T’s version explicitly states it & since this one is pretty much like that one, it should support it.
      You can find that out by going to Applications -> Sound & Media and then scroll all the way down & you should see TV out.

      • Ray

        Hey Ashish,

        Yes, it does have the TV-Out Feature also. And you access it the same way as the AT&T version. Applications -> Sound & Media and then scroll all the way down to see the TV out feature.

  • AK47

    Don’t know if you guys saw this yet but all the US variants have been already rooted.
    http://www.androidcentral.com/us-samsung-galaxy-s-variants-rooted-release

  • tipsofme

    I am a tier 2 tech for tmo. I have used this phone for a long period of time and the lag seen in the video DOES NOT HAPPEN in person. Don’t know why his phone was lagging but the vibrant I used was just as smooth as my roommates Evo and this phone doesn’t die after using Sprints(clearwire’s) “4g” for two hours…. If you can even find an area where clearwire works… Its going to be so funny when this phone comes out and all the idiots waiting for their crap ass amoled screen phones finally come in and are already behind the curve… HAHA Just like the iSheep… BTW also used the night shot mode feature in a bath room with no light and the door cracked an inch. Photo came out just like day light. Google “pictures taken with vibrant night shot”. Can’t wait to see all you guys that aren’t retarded in the stores on Thursday. Most stores only received between 10-30 units, get them fast. Samsung’s amoled screens that are in the EVO (for retards that talk down on samsung) ran out very fast… These samoled screens will go even faster. Get it and you wont be disappointed AND YES it is a superphone.

  • Ashish
  • tipsofme

    Why does no one make a point to show off layer? This app is amazing. No one will show side by side low light pictures with night shot either. I want to see one in depth review, just one.

  • JJ
  • mailman13877

    CNet review proves this phone sux..Notice they can only brag bout the samoled as that’s all it offers..smfh

    The good: The Samsung Vibrant boasts a brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen and comes preloaded with a number of entertainment goodies, including a full-length copy of “Avatar.” The Android-based smartphone also offers 16GB of internal memory, full wireless options, and great call quality.

    The bad: The phone feels plasticky and slick. Battery life isn’t the greatest. There’s no camera flash.

    The bottom line: Sleek and fast, the Samsung Vibrant is one of T-Mobile’s top smartphones for entertainment, but its feature set takes a toll on the battery life.

    • mailman13877

      That was the actual quotes from CNet so now go back to the site an see the reviews for the Evo n Droid X..oh an btw i know there was screen seperation issues..WAS but i haven’t gotten the phone yet so the batch i order from will not have that issue plue my cousins Evo isn’t having the issue..He left TMO also btw lmao

      The girl in the video actually says “Cheap Plastic..Looks like another phone” with a winking of the eye..meaning the iphone 3G

      • Giga

        Yeah I jumped ship and got the iPhone 4 … Mainly because I was getting reall really tired of dropped calls while sitting on my couch … and yes I called Tmo and they sent techs out to go look at the tower nearby … I love Tmo CS and their prices but I need my signal strength …. just traded one evil for another … but dealing with worse CS over on ATT is more tolerable than having cruddy signal strength in my book. Still love ya though Tmo.

      • mailman13877

        @Giga
        I agree..TMO signal issues is terrible here in NYC and so those articles that praise there 3G an service doesnt apply to me cuzz with no signal i cant get 3G at a steady pace

      • Josh M.

        hey did you know that the evo also comes with the epson manufactured display? of course you did. if you’re gonna get an evo, see if you can get the one with the samsung amoled screen, or you can wait for the next htc phone which will have htc’s own screen which i heard should be competition for the samoled. other than that, i read your rants on here, and although i can’t agree on them all, it is a free country and a free forum, and sir that is what america is all about. go and disagree :) you are allowed to.

        now that i said that, did you also see how tmobile’s 3g blew sprints out of the water? although at bonnie claims on cnet, many variables can differ the results, but at least in NY tmobile 3g rules. oh by the way, i would wait if i were you for sprint to have fully functioning 4G coverage in alot more places, i would hate to see you pay and extra 10 a month for something you can’t use. You sir, have a great day.

        P.S. Tmobile is a better “all-around” provider, and I would marry it if it was a woman.

      • Josh M.

        Giga I can’t disagree with you, although I have tmobile and have great service in philly, friends have verizon, metro pcs, and no one has a problem with their service. family has att and they are amazing too. I can only say that it depends on where you live (variables) and if one travels or not. If another company offers better coverage in your area, you should go for it. I have been back and forth with just about every carrier, including tmobile. I finally decided to stay with magenta for the long run, lets hope all works out for all of us :)

      • Giga

        @ Josh M.

        I live in Colorado Springs right above Peterson AFB almost and I just got tired of the poor signal quality (mainly just in my house but thats were I make most of my calls from)… and if it wasnt for me already having an iPad then I would have stayed with some other android device (I love android also) Didnt see the point in paying for certain apps twice because of different OS’s.
        Tmo is great but just didnt fit what I am looking for to fully satisfy what I want.

  • ObsceneJesster

    @mailman13877….The Galaxy S/Vibrant utterly and totally destroys the EVO when it comes to specs. The EVO can’t even hold a candle to this phone when it comes to raw power. This phone also destroys the Droid X when it comes to 3D benchmarks. Have fun with your out-dated Snapdragon and over-hyped EVO that’s capped at 30 FPS.

    YOU LOSE!!!!!LOSER

  • ObsceneJesster

    To those who say they wanted to see a dog fight between this and the EVO check the link after the break. The benchmark is not against the EVO but it is against phones that are more powerful than the EVO including the Droid X. The Nexus One has the same exact internals as the Evo and the Nexus One used in this benchmark was running 2.2 while the Galaxy S was running 2.1. This test clearly shows the power of the Galaxy S and it’s Hummingbird CPU. The test also shows just how WEAK the Snapdragon is. I would imagine the EVO would have faired alot worse than the Nexus being that it would still be running 2.1 and it’s capped at 30 FPS. To those that want RAW POWER, stay away from the EVO.

    Mailman13877….Have fun with your weak ass EVO and your weak ass wanna-be 4G network. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ owns Sprint’s Wi-Max

    http://androidandme.com/2010/07/news/galaxy-s-lineup-leads-the-pack-in-android-gpu-benchmarks/#comment-45497

    • clocinnorcal

      Thank you! I was going to comment on the cpu/gpu benchmarks as well but looks like you beat me to it. If this isnt concrete evidence the the EVO/DroidX dont compare internally than I dont know what is. Seriously, quite a bit more power all around ;)

      • clocinnorcal

        Also, the SGS should have a much better display since they locked out other buyers to their amoled production. Looks like the EVO and DroidX will be stuck with Sony’s LCD’s.

    • TMOprophet

      The EVO is still betta..suckazzzz

  • ObsceneJesster

    Hey MAILFAG….I just showed you a benchmark of the Galaxy S beating the Droid X on a benchmark….What’s your faggot ass gotta say now?

    YOU LOSE!!!

    • Giga

      I personally think the Vibrant is going to be an awesome Android phone but there is no need for comments like that …. even if someone else started it.

  • ObsceneJesster

    Oh and one more thing MailMan….The Lag will be fixed with a firmware update at the end of the month….YOU LOSE AGAIN!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiMKLb0zCjw

    • TMOprophet

      Mailman wins again

      • ObsceneJesster

        Aww, how sweet….Taking up for your butt-buddy.

  • Dan

    @ Everyone who thinks Samsung will not give the Vibrant updates.
    Samsung has released this phone on ALL 4 major carriers and just in Korea alone it has surpassed the sales of the Behold 2 already.
    You think Samsung would be stupid enough not to give the updates?
    Look at how much marketing this thing is getting, Behold 2 got barely any. Samsung is betting it all on the Galaxy S.
    So stop worrying.

  • monkeyboy311

    Vibrant FTW!

  • Tipsofme

    +1
    Vibrant wins!

    Evo = out of date screen and out of stock!

  • Tipsofme

    Oh p.s.

    “WAS a screen issue” still shipped with an issue with the screen and btw the whole phone (Evo) works off of what? THE screen! Starting to sound like the iSheep that don’t need an phone that makes and holds calls.

  • Myg1

    Wow I’m back and I see mailman trolling again. Does that guy even go to college like he said he is? I mean he s on here everyday like he’s got no homework to do? Leave already last time i heard you was leaving on the 28th..why all the dates change? You haven’t used the phone do stop bashing..its nice to read reviews but are you going to listen to everything people wrote? those are critics..kind of like o this movie sucks..does that make you not go cuz someone just said it sucks? Ill get the phone first thing thursday..played with the demo at the store it was beautiful and smooth n touch wizard is a lot better than it was on the behold..n this is a superphone period!

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    CNET has a short preview of the Vibrant. Nothing different than what we know, BUT…

    She said that Samsung said that no FFC was a “carrier decision.”

    So that answers the question on whether T-Mobile’s version came from Samsung without the FFC or if it was T-Mobile’s specs as ordered.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-vibrant-t-mobile/4505-6452_7-34129373.html?part=cnet&subj=Samsung+Vibrant+(T-Mobile)

    • Josh M.

      either way, as of tomorrow, it will still be the best phone offered on t-mobile, which is enough reason to get it. If people want an EVO, they should be on sprint. An Iphone, well, theres at&t. Droid X, verizon. Those of us who love t-mobile and what they stand for, will relish the vibrant. the MTS is awesome too, idk why people pass it up.

  • taaars

    Go to androidandme.com they have a couple good videos of the captivate, which is the same unit as the vibrant save the back cover. The guy even mentions that some people said “lag” and he hasnt noticed any, also you can use other launcher to get away from touch wiz 3.0 and it works nice (I may go with ADW launcher) . Also they bench marked this phone against them all, and Galaxy S was fast in all categories except one, and that was only achieved by the DROID X in one test…and if TMOPROPHET comes says EVO, well..his fav was almost dead last…so he should be more worried about his unit getting gingerbread before anyone else….AND the rooting process works for the US galaxy S line as well…DROID X is on lockdown..so your stuck with what motorola wants.

  • taaars

    Galaxy S was fast in all categories except one

    Meant to say fastest

    ..mia culpa

  • mailman13877

    First I thought I was done on the 28th n they told me the 23rd so that’s why my date changed.The other thing is I’m getting bashed with vulgar language n I haven’t used that against n e 1 so RESPECT plz..All you TMO SETTLERS don’t notice but all u compare the vibrator to the Evo with is the screen.For the last time IDC bout the super amoled or regular screen cuzz they’re both viewable.Other than that the Evo kicks ass even though the specs of the vibrant may be better cuzz let’s face it.the everyday use of a phone consist of good call quality which I’m already hearing the vibrator doesn’t have vs the Evo(Evo isn’t even the best quality),take pix,videos an use the web.Now the evo beats the vibrator in all those main uses.No 1 really sits an runs benchmark test an speed test an stuff everyday.Idk who said b4 that NYC has great 3G but I live here an I guarantee the signal an 3G is backed up.The videos of course will show otherwise because u can create a clean atmosphere for running test like those for ads but in everyday scenario’s the 3G isn’t able to run at its full potential cuzz the data for TMO is always backed up.Just like the video they show on youtube of the vibrator using HSPA+..they specifically say there’s non in the area but they created a hspa+ environment to show the phones full use.I have yet to see some promo of the Evo where there’s LAG an I haven’t seen any screen seperation issues in person although I held 1.Just as u can say the lag will be fixed in an update,the evo is getting an update to fix the fps according to htc..but no time frame.CNet is a trust worthy site an they don’t just go on specs like u guys.they base it on basic everyday features an that’s why they say the vibrator is 1 of the best TMO phones.Not even the best cuzz the N1 is still up their although it has inferior specs so what about the specs?now go to CNet review for the Evo an see they say it’s easily the best Smartphone out there..not just for sprint but overall.the only bad thing is the fps..the only good thing they say bout the vibrator is the samoled which imo if that’s all u can brag about then that’s lame.I can live with a phone that has the same display as the G1 I’m using but FFC,Dual Flash,4.3 screen for my slingbox,Better service,HDMI,kickstand that saves me $ on buying a cradle..I’ll take the Evo cuzz those are used much more than some BS benchmark test and the nexus one is fast enuf for me as far as processor so I don’t care bout the hummingbroad processor cuzz they are both fast.Now continue to bash me bout ur samoled screen cuzz that’s all u got..oh n for that dude saying 3D..IDC BOUT NO 3D..ur overwieght self prob sit watching movies an playin games all day so that’s what makes this vibrator so good to you.

    • taaars

      I have not a clue what you just said..other than the fact that you apparently you think you are in love with your evo…and more power to ya.

      The review on the EVO from cnn is from the evos release date and at the time it was a superior device, but like all electronics, it has its day, and in a few months another device will come smoke the galaxy s in specs.

      What I don’t understand all these people coming in here bashing the Vibrant (now they call it a vibrator, I guess these people are sexually repressed) I speculate that this is pure envy, they have to down everyone else to feel that they still have a good device, they secretly “wish” their phone had some of the specs the galaxy has,(not all, but some) and this is their best way to fight that envy, with juvenile remarks.

      To be honest, if you are happy with the phone you got you would not have a need to down another device, so to all those people that keep bashing other phones, keep it coming, it just shows how much you really are dissatisfied with what you have.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Well needless to say, but I will anyway… I agree with you.

      And I note that the CNET reviewer also said the MTS is a good phone.

      In regards to the Slide, when I was talking to the T-Mobile rep yesterday he said say that the Slide is selling very well and “it’s our biggest seller.” (His exact words).

      I am heading over to the T-Mobile store to see the Vibrant. While I posted elsewhere that I was going to keep my HD2, not get the Vibrant and wait to get T-Mobile’s HSPA+ phone in September, I bet I leave the store deciding to get the Vibrant too.

      Maybe I will get the Vibrant, give the HD2 to my sister (who has ALS so she needs a good touch screen phone) and give the Slide to my GF.

      Or maybe give our old G1 to my sister and…. never mind, I digress.

      But look at what just happened. I talked myself into again getting the Vibrant. As the saying goes “that was easy.”

      What a mess.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Oops and a big one at that. This post was a response to Josh M, not Mailman.

        SO MAILMAN, DISREGARD!

        What I was going to say to you was that I cannot read your post because you apparently don’t know where the “Enter” key is on your keyboard. :)

        Try hitting “new paragraph” every so often.

  • oh it’s wednesday =(

    i can’t sleep and i still have to wait another day, but this phone will be so worth it.
    i remember being almost as excited before i got my HD2 but knowing this beauty is packing android, just makes it that much better!

  • taaars

    And to let everyone know..heres is my dream device:

    A retina Super AMOLED 4.3 inch screen.
    Dual core 1.5 ghz processor with GPU
    64GB internal with MICRO SD slot
    1GB or more ram
    FFC
    XEON FLASH
    12 MP camera

    But thats a dream…..

    • taaars

      Oh..ANDROID os

      • mailman13877

        ~tarr
        Who mentioned any CNN review..and the Evo is still in videos vs the N1 an other androids n it wins hands down so its not just a 1st day thing.Also u keep saying people aren’t happy with the phones they have..Duhhh u TMO loving SETTLER..we aren’t happy an are trying to find a replacement phone which would be the vibrator or Evo an so forth..We are all on TMO still an we are not happy with our devices so that’s on TMO.If you were happy with yours u wouldn’t be wanting the vibrant nor having a dream hpone that TMO will never have..I bet those specs of ur dream phone is out by ends year of 2011 on another company.It’s also obvious that some of you are lying when u say ffc n flash ain’t n issue seeing its part of ur dream phones.

      • mailman13877

        Oh and it seems the Droid X is off ur dream phone specs by .5gig in processor,ffc and couple MP..Maybe TMO will come that close in 2012 if they’re around.

  • daffy

    mailman i dont understand u. this is a t-mobile forum and u come to insult the company, its phones and the customers. WE get it you’re leaving t-mobile to get your evo quit bashing and just gtfo.

    • mailman13877

      @daffy
      I’m not gonna stop cuzz TMO will get my all until I see a legit showdown of the vibrator vs the Evo which wont come till probably next week. I bet the rooted N1 vs vibrant showdown will be closer than it should be. All I wanted was the N1 till I saw the Evo kill it in a showdown so now I’m waiting for the vibrant to prove me wrong.

      • David

        Dude, are you in special ed?

      • daffy

        But what u don’t seem to see is no one here gives a damn about the evo or sprint. We are t-mobile customers because we choose to be, if we wanted to be with sprint we would be.

      • JermaineJacksonhair

        LOL, my dude def seems a lil slow

      • Matt Smith

        He has to be in special ed. Mailmans’s English skills are horrid.

      • Macknifetx

        If I wanted the EVO, I would go to Sprint, but then I would have to deal with horrible customer service and a screen that is sub par. Yes, the EVO may have killed the N1 as you say, but you need to understand that the EVO came out after the N1. Things do progress as time goes by. The Vibrant is better than the EVO in specs and graphics, but guess what, it is coming out after the EVO. Imagine that.

  • mjcl987

    wow, 268 comments already?! and what’s more impresive is that 10% of those comments are coming from the BIG MOUTH of Mailman, impresive, huh?

    • mailman13877

      Yea 10% from me keeps you guys posting more. See all I do on here is voice what I believe is facts to bash TMO but since some of you have nothing on the Evo or Droid X other than samoled you bash me. Smfh at some people. Ooo..I can’t see without samoled…get real. Talk big boy facts with ur Almighty specs but yet lagging in everything but display for what?? Video games n movies??? Lame.

      • ObsceneJesster

        OK lets talk facts.

        1. Super AMOLED display is more “vibrant”, thinner, has better contrast and uses less power.

        2. Internal storage is 16GB and couple that with a 32GB SD card that gives you a total of 48GB of storage. Thats a whopping 15.5GB more than the EVO.

        3. The Vibrant uses 802.11n while the EVO uses the older standard 802.11g.

        4. Vibrant records 720p video at 30FPS while the EVO can only do it at 20FPS.

        5. Vibrant’s battery gives you 7 hours of talk time while EVO gives you up to 5.5 hours.

        6. Last but certainly not least. The Vibrant’s Hummingbird processor coupled with the PowerVR SGX540 makes the Snapdragon look like the outdated, over-hyped chip it is. Every Benchmark out there shows the Hummingbird bending the Snapdragon over it’s knee and beating it like the red-headed step-child it is.

        Oh and the Vibrant isn’t capped at 30 FPS…Sorry EVO!

  • Relikk2

    I said the FFC and Flash aren’t an issue FOR ME. If I take 3 pictures with this thing I’ll be surprised. I’m using this phone for text, talk, gamming and video playback(aka Avatar). I will probably barely use the web either. This phone kills for gamming, and not because of the screen (the awesome screen quality is a plus), but because of Hummingbirds awesome GPU. There is a video testing it 3d performance and its just ripping up every phone out there and most new GPU that are coming out. Most super phones today are 30m triangles per second this phone is 90 million.

    My only complaint is it seems that the battery sucks. Which is probably due to the awesome GPU and screen but even if I didn’t have T-mobile as my carrier I would be getting a Galaxy S. I’m just lucky that my current provider is releasing their version first.

  • Relikk2

    Mailman,

    You do realize that sprint has a version of the Galaxy S phone coming out right? In some ways the sprint version will be the most complete with all the super phone “hoopla”. It will be 4G, have the LED flash and FFC as well as a QWERTY keyboard. It’s called the Samsung Epic and if you’re stuck on going with sprint I would suggest you wait for that to come out over the EVO. The battery life will probably be horrible though as sprints network architecture kills batteries.

  • ObsceneJesster

    Mailman is so missguided it’s not even funny anymore. He says HTC will be updating to fix the 30 FPS cap in the EVO. Hey IDIOT…HTC already said it was not fixable due to the HDMI out. Next he says he is already hearing about poor call quality with the Vibrant. Again, Hey IDIOT…Do you pull information out of your ass or do you actually do research? Find me one review that says this because I can give you a review that says otherwise. Lastly, you talk about the hardware power of the Droid X but if you read my last post you will see a link that proves otherwise. If you clicked on the link you would see the Galaxy S beating the Droid X in a benchmark.

    Go check out the Vibrant review that is posted on Tmonews. It says the phone has good call quality and no lag. Funny how you say the phone lags when every review I see say otherwise.

    Have fun with your so called 4G that’s slower than T-Mobiles 3G (HSPA+). If you don’t believe me I can provide you with proof on that as-well.

  • ObsceneJesster

    Oh and Mailman…One more thing…When you reply to my post please use some punctuation. You last post consisted of 5,000 characters yet you only used 3 periods. It was extremely painful and makes one question, what college did you attend or what high school did you graduate from so I know where NOT to send my kids.

  • droiddoes

    mailman or wateva we get it already you want the evo so go get the freakin phone already and stop bashing us loyalist me personally i admit i wanted the evo but im not going to pay an extra $10 for 4g when its not even out where im at here in jacksonville, FL 3g works couls and a week from 2day we will have hspa+ and as far as giving tmo ur all so why not go to their actual forum i mean read the website’s name UNOFFICIAL tmobile news do you really think you are making a whole lot of diffrence besides pissin everyone else off maybe the evo is betta than vibrant maybe its not it all depends on your needs hell in my opinion the g1 is betta than iphone 4g but thats just my opinion do you see me posting that all over iphone blogs um not its not that freaking important oh and btw before you call someone overweight for playing games and surfing the net look at you its seems your are on this site 24/7 come on man grow up already stop being stuck in peter pan mode your are going to think what you want and we are goin to think what we want jus be glad we have options and aren’t stuck in the esarly 90’s with plain dumb phones

    signing off tmo loyalist

    • mailman13877

      Dude I’m not on here all day but I work 12hr shifts n so I use my G1. You guys only care bout avatar n Sims. How many times u gonna watch it n say this is why I got my phone. If u wanna play Sims go on a pc or game console. You guys are probably the same grown a** people that’s always commenting in the market for the Gameboid app “I luv u..now I can play my Pokemon”. That’s gotta be you seeing how u so grown n bragging bout Sims n avatar. Just make sure u watch it everyday n then play your Sims after to get your money worth ok.

  • mailman13877

    Thanks relikk.I saw the SGS Pro for sprint but don’t want a qwerty.

    @obscene
    I think u should go to engadget as they posted n article recently with htc saying that it can run more gps but they capped it at 30 cuzz of the HDMI. They also go on to say that they are looking into it which means in basic terms..we will update the fix via ota cuzz if xda has already found a way to get it at 54fps so can we. Either way it will be fixed cuzz my G1 has been rooted from day 1 of root so ur wrong. As far as the phone quality I’m not hearing it from articles, I’m hearing it from people who already has the phone for promo reasons n have made little comments bout it. Maybe you should Google Samsung galaxy call quality before u talk. The call quality wont change from the original version unless they added noise cancellation mics n they didn’t.

    • Brad

      Looks like you missed this one?

      ——————–
      ObsceneJesster says:
      July 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM

      OK lets talk facts.

      1. Super AMOLED display is more “vibrant”, thinner, has better contrast and uses less power.

      2. Internal storage is 16GB and couple that with a 32GB SD card that gives you a total of 48GB of storage. Thats a whopping 15.5GB more than the EVO.

      3. The Vibrant uses 802.11n while the EVO uses the older standard 802.11g.

      4. Vibrant records 720p video at 30FPS while the EVO can only do it at 20FPS.

      5. Vibrant’s battery gives you 7 hours of talk time while EVO gives you up to 5.5 hours.

      6. Last but certainly not least. The Vibrant’s Hummingbird processor coupled with the PowerVR SGX540 makes the Snapdragon look like the outdated, over-hyped chip it is. Every Benchmark out there shows the Hummingbird bending the Snapdragon over it’s knee and beating it like the red-headed step-child it is.

      Oh and the Vibrant isn’t capped at 30 FPS…Sorry EVO!
      ——————–

      • mailman13877

        Seems like you missed my initial FACTS. You can replace equal memory for less than $50 if you want that much,the processors are both old enuff, the battery life can both be extended for a few bucks n after rooting you will soon be able to record at 30fps if xda hasn’t already figured it but I take pix more than record. N again the damn samoled gives you more colorful images,so what. You all off what you mentioned can be replaced but u can’t buy or root ur vibrant for the ffc,DUAL flash n HDMI. Oh n u can’t watch ur avatar on a 4.3 screen n save money on a cradle with the kickstand at the same time can you???

      • Brad

        ———————
        mailman13877 said:
        “Seems like you missed my initial FACTS. You can replace equal memory for less than $50 if you want that much,the processors are both old enuff, the battery life can both be extended for a few bucks n after rooting you will soon be able to record at 30fps if xda hasn’t already figured it but I take pix more than record. N again the damn samoled gives you more colorful images,so what. You all off what you mentioned can be replaced but u can’t buy or root ur vibrant for the ffc,DUAL flash n HDMI. Oh n u can’t watch ur avatar on a 4.3 screen n save money on a cradle with the kickstand at the same time can you???”
        ———————

        – The Vibrant has quite a bit more internal memory, right? I don’t believe you can replace that.
        – The processors are both old enough? Old enough for what? The evo processor is certainly old – that part is correct. But I believe the Hummingbird is the newest processor out, while the Snapdragon has been used in many older phones by now.
        – Extend battery life for a few bucks? Who wants to have to buy another battery (costing $50+?) for their phone to last all day? And not to mention making the phone heavier & thicker…
        – I didn’t realize before you mentioned it that you have to root the evo to get a decent video recording framerate, but if that’s true that is downright wrong. 30fps has been a video recording standard for a really long time now – I’m surprised at that limitation. And again, having to root a phone to restore a basic feature…
        – So you readily admit that the SAMOLED provides a better picture than the older generation evo screen, but then dismiss it with a ‘so what’? I’m not really sure how to help you here since display quality is one of the most major items to consider when buying something with a display. And if you’re under the impression that the SAMOLED only provides “more colorful images” then you should read up on it. Aside from that (which is a huge benefit) it also provides for a much thinner device, less battery usage, and much better outdoor readability. Again, major benefits.
        – FFC & camera flash – yes those are features that are missing on the vibrant but they are minor compared to the features the vibrant has over the evo (DLNA (wireless HDMI), faster processor, better display, better video recording, more internal memory, batt life, faster wifi, night-mode camera, etc).

        ———————
        mailman13877 said:
        Brad ur slow cuzz I said the Evo wasn’t the best in quality. I didn’t read up bout the Evo quality cuzz I new it wasn’t all that. I was just saying the vibrant can’t seem to legitimately win in any often use features other than graphics n display. It either at best ties the Evo or loses in everything else other than colors lol. That’s all I’m saying.
        ———————

        Check out the Google results you brought up though – it’s not even close. Sure, this is partly due to the evo being released first, but regardless I can’t imagine why you thought it would be a good idea to highlight your phone’s shortcomings on this blog.

      • Relikk2

        You forgot;

        Bluetooth 3.0

        DLNA (allows you to stream media to or from other DLNA devices such as PS3 through network devices)

        And I’ve been reading that the phone comes rooted.

    • Brad

      mailman13877 said, “Maybe you should Google Samsung galaxy call quality before u talk.”

      I just did as you said and found quite a bit more complaints for the evo’s call quality than the galaxy, by a wide margin. Perhaps you should check that stuff out before stating it? So far with the two posts I’ve read of yours you are hurting your favorite’s phone reputation far more than you have harmed this Samsung.

      Just a thought.

      • droiddoes

        exactly oh and i never said g1 was bad i still pull mine out every once in a while really i could care less about avartar and sims currently i have the g1, nexus one, hd2, and the odroid (developers edition of course) i don’t really need a new phone jus for gaming shoot i don’t even really need a new phone perion bhut do like my man said do your homework maybe you should stop following tmo blogs and research your beloved evo mailman because your facts are so twisted its not even funni man oh and answer me this how can you go to college, work 12 hour shifts follow theese blogs and sleep plus eat that tell me one of two things 1) you’re flat out lying 2)you have no life. so which is it peter pan boy?

      • mailman13877

        Brad ur slow cuzz I said the Evo wasn’t the best in quality. I didn’t read up bout the Evo quality cuzz I new it wasn’t all that. I was just saying the vibrant can’t seem to legitimately win in any often use features other than graphics n display. It either at best ties the Evo or loses in everything else other than colors lol. That’s all I’m saying.

      • mailman13877

        Lmao Droiddoes
        I can work 12 hours n go to school cuzz college isn’t in session is it??? N I work 12 hours 3 days a week so yea tell me whose a Peter pan boy u fat a**..watch u say I’m really fat next…I would love to see what u guys can say bout this vibrant that’s so good other than I can’t wait for it or something pertaining to its graphics. Nothing else ive see that’s unique. Watch someone try n answer but use its processor or graphics in another form. Smh.

      • androidarmy

        @mailman: ….you can pick up your face at the local Sprint store.

  • monkeyboy

    tmonews needs a ban button. mailboy is insecure with his purchase of an EVO.

    • mailman13877

      Monkey
      TMO wont ban me cuzz I’m voicing my opinions without braking rules. Besides the more comments the more popular they remain I would think. Now it seems some monkeys don’t follow on point cuzz I have NOT left TMO yet or bought n Evo. I plan on it but if you guys were smart you realize I’m still here cuzz honestly ive been hoping someone on here can make me change my mind bout the vibrant n TMO but u guys haven’t so I’m out to the Evo soon lol. Ive been with TMO since 2001 so no matter what its hard to leave cuzz I never had any issues with them other than their phones n signal issues lol. The divorce is here though. Also Ive always wondered why I get 5 bars with edge but never more than 3 with 3G..boggles my mind.

      • swehes

        I put my hands on the Vibrant yesterday. It is a sweet phone. It does have better battery life than EVO. A friend had the EVO. Charged it over night. In the morning he took it off the charge. Used it somewhat and in three hours it was in yellow. Problem? Yes. He noticed that programs that he killed with his app killer, started back up again and sucked battery. He and his friend both sent their EVO’s back waiting for something better. The other things about the Vibrant. People hold it and they say it feels low quality. However the phone is about 4+ ounces with battery. You would be hardpressed to find a phone that packs that much and weighs so little. And I didn’t think it felt that bad. I would suggest you to go into your local T-mobile store and get some hands on with it. It is worth it.

  • Dud

    Come on everyone, just ignore mailman. It’s pointless trying to fix a broken record. Don’t let his baseless ranting ruffle your feathers.

    I’m excited for the Vibrant and can’t wait for it.

  • droiddoes

    you said it monkeyboy o be quite honest with you mail man i could care less if you were fat, skinny, or but ugly my whole thing is this is the evo out in store right now? why yes it is is the vibrant out in stores just yet y no its its not? so how can you compare two phone when one isn’t out yet albeight videos you have no real proofevo is bettar than the vibrant maybe its just me but earlier u was sayin how the evo is light-years ahead of the vibrant but now you’re saying it ties come on man which is and for your info have u heard of summer sesions so college technically isn’t out also don’t bash others for what you won’t admit the processor and graphics are better than the overated evo read my posts again though i never said the vibrant was betta than the evo to each his own is what i said each phone works to specific needs lets be real though the only thing the evo has over the vibrant is the brand name which i could care less bout i will get my vibrant 2morrow root it and cook up my own froyo rom its not that hardf if yu kno what you are doing so while you have your 2.1 evo i will have my 2.2 vibrant

  • monkeyboy

    Everyone, its best to ignore the troll. I shouldn’t have even commented on “it” earlier.

  • mailman13877

    Lol ok summer session is in but I’m not doing summer session.End of August is when school is back. Now I said the vibrant can do no better than tie the Evo n other top phones in some comparisons but when you add in all of what u get outta the Evo it is indeed far better. To each his own but I started out by saying I was personally disappointed in TMO for their version of the SGS n people bashed me so I started my Evo ranting. Like I said I would love to stay with TMO if you guys can change my mind but I haven’t heard anything bout this vibrant other than its graphics. That’s not what I’m looking for. After I have the ffc or flash if not both then I will look fir samoled but not the other way around.

    • mailman13877

      Lol see what I mean. I keep it bout TMO n the Evo but u guys keep it bout me. Why am I a troll?cuzz I want more than samoled? Huh monkey?

  • Nick

    Mailman we do not care what u think or have to say.This is vibrant forums post not evo, please take your stupidity somewhere else, where people care.

    • mailman13877

      Well Nick
      I am talking bout the vibrant so pay attention. I’m just not riding the vibrator like some of you so I mention my phone of choice n u get mad. Now for all of u saying you don’t care what I say..wtf u still responding to me then??ignore me n move on. Simple.

  • ObsceneJesster

    I am glad I won’t have to rely on XDA just so I can get better battery life, better FPS in high demanding games and the ability to record video at 30 FPS. Lets see if XDA can fix your display when it tares away from the body of the phone.

    I love how you think everyone who is buying this phone is buying it because of SIMS and Avatar. I will be removing both on day one since SIMS is for girls and Avatar was a lame ass movie made for tree huggers. I am buying this phone because I want the most powerful Android phone available. I will not settle for a Snapdragon processor that is already 6 months out-dated. I will also not settle for paying $10 extra for 4G (WiMax) speeds slower than my 3G (HSPA+).

    By the way, is English your primary language? If so, how did you graduate middle school with punctuation and grammar like that?

  • mjcl987

    Who do you work for mailman, Postal Service? lol… I hope you deliver my vibrant on time, lol :P

    • mailman13877

      Lol I don’t work for postal service. Mailman was a nickname from when I used to play basketball (Carl Malone). Watch someone say I can’t play basketball now.Amazes me how much my TMO bashing is not cared bout but yet your right on top of me in every article.

      • you guys are all funny…. i love this site!!! and i dont know about your b-ball skills, however the b-ball player you got your nick name from spells his first name with a “K”, as i do!!

  • mailman13877

    Punctuation isn’t needed on blog sites so I don’t bother. Funny how this is the first phone with hummingbroad for android in the US n all of a sudden the snapdragon is lame n outta date??? Who jumping bandwagons now??before the hummingbird was mentioned the snapdragon was all u guys wanted. Smh.

  • ItsMe

    Im using the vibrant right now…. Phone works great I hate all touch screen phones… Pandora looks awesome something about samsung makes the movie look great…. Other than the fact that the phone doesnt have a flash it looks, runs great!!… It has a built in 16gb internal memory on top of that u can expand to a 32gb external memory card how f’n great is that cant wait to root this guy…..phone is very light… I dont know what else to say go buy one ur self to experience the fun….

  • droiddoes

    i will end on this note my ealier post said “tmobile hears you its comming in the pipeline if you can’t wait go get the evo” i trie to be civilized but its hard when all you hear/see is constant senseless dribble what got what u think about the vibrant 200 times over theres no need to constantly repeat it you said the vibrant isn’t what you’re lookin for the point EVERYONE is trying to make is this… MOVE ON you say you were trying to get someone to change your mind thats a line i don’t kno if it was the first time you posted or the ten thousandth but somewhere between then you already made up your mind and instead of researchin the phone you claim to love and highly regard you decided “well i might as well talk constant trash about a phone i have no intention whatsoever of getting” come on man ppl read this blog to get honest info and personal reviews on a phone or service but you my friend have turned this blog into a circus and for what to reiterate a thousand times how much you would rather have an evo come on im sure there is somethin bettar you could be doin with y9our time hell out with a female live a little beause this is just gettin riddiculous

  • Marvin8

    How the flock could Sammy not include a flash for the camera?!!!

  • mailman13877

    @itsme
    Dude you don’t have the vibrant or else you wouldn’t have told us what we already no. You would’ve told us bout the handle of the phone since its plastic, might slip outta your hands or look messy from fingerprints. You would’ve told us bout that night mode n you would told us if your phone lags unlike the video.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Well I have made an executive decision on all this. I have decided to keep my HD2 (I really like it) and wait to consider getting T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ phone debuting in September.

    Also may wait to see T-Mobile’s second HSPA+ phone debuting for the holidays.

    I wanted the Vibrant, but T-Mobile’s HSPA+ phone will be debuting in less than two months. That’s like tomorrow in tech years.

    • Doug

      same here. the vibrant looks great. but my HD2 running Eleganica will easily hold em over until TMO’s next release. I want to jump on the android bandwagon. But I’m going to wait justa bit longer.

  • M.

    http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/06/smartphone_stats_v2.0.jpg

    For the loser that wants to compare Vibrant to other phones like EVO.. Hummingbird is 3x stronger than SnapDragon. 45nm fabrication uses less battery power than Evo’s 65nm. Super Amoled vs TFT? = S Amoled wins. Graphic processor, 90 mil vs 22 mil. Lets not forget Evo’s framework issues and all the bugs it experienced… which is why Sprint cant replace all the defective phones quick enough.

  • daffy

    So I just calls tmobile and the cs Rep said i wouldn’t be able to get the phone from the store until 10am pacifc time. Any truth to this?

  • mailman13877

    See why M is missing the point
    You just compared the graphics all over again. That’s all you guys can say. I never said the processor wasn’t good. I said this is the first hummingbird phone n u guys talking bout F snapdragon like hummingbird been out for a while. Also you can put the same processor in different phones n they can both work different so that hummingbird can give itself a bad image by messing with Samsung for its debut.Some specs fool you. You say the Evo has other bugs but i have only heard bout the FPS cap n screen seperation issue so wtf u talking bout??If you haven’t notice its been selling out like crazy. I bet this phone doesn’t even sell as much as the G1 did. Funny how TMO can’t get a phone to outsell the G1 n this is like its 6th android phone since then.(wild guess)

  • Darien

    I only read a few of the newer comments coming from Mailman but has anyone noticed what has changed? He keeps going from saying “Vibrator” back to “Vibrant”.

    I think you guys are finally getting to him and he is seriously realizing how stupid he is for defending the EVO when the VIBRANT is actually releasing tomorrow.

  • mailman13877

    Darian
    You had a point up until you called me stupid.Yea I have been hoping you can change my mind but Jacka** like u make me not wanna even touch that vibrant. I’m Hoping someone can bring something to the table other than silly graphics.Tell me the night mode is good or something so I can stay with TMO cuzz right now I’m seeing graphics vs larger screen with better UI,camera,ffc,dial flash, kickstand for my slingbox moments n more. I really would stay with TMO believe it or not but I’m not seeing anything to keep me. N what’s worse the Evo is cheaper for me n I no in my part of NYC Sprint has much better overall service.

  • John

    I just saw the vibrant at a tmo store. The phone is beautiful, smooth as butter and very light. My friend now wants to return his evo and get the vibrant lol. The vibrant is definitely smoother than my friend’s evo when scrolling and panning over home screens and web pages. The pinch to zoom is also smoother. The evo is indeed substantially larger and heavier.

    • mailman13877

      John
      Dude you obviously didn’t just see the vibrant cuzz what are the chances u see when I ask for more than graphics n ur friend goes with n Evo. What a fraud like TMO is becoming more n more.

  • pimpstrong

    Its sad to come in here and so so many comments made by one person.

    • mailman13877

      Its sad some people come into blog sites like its some type of room. You pay to much attention to me pimp. See nothing to offer other than graphics so he bashes me.

      • mailman13877

        @KickStar13
        Honest answer..which is better..Evo or vibrant?It’s ok if you can’t answer seeing its a TMO site n all but I thought I’d ask anyways.

  • Nick

    guys do not bother even with the milkman, it is very clear he has no life and this is how he spends his life. We all here know he is off in the head so lets just ignore everything he says and do not respond. moving on..

    • pimpstrong

      that worx. At any rate I just came from the TMO store and demo’d the Vibrant… Needless to say it is without a doubt living up to the expectations. The screen size is on the money, the picture is just crisp and clear(can’t wait to see it in the sun), it runs smooth like the iPhone and it is just crazy thin. I have a sturdy built TP2 and the Vibrant didn’t feel cheap at all. TOMORROW!!

      • mailman13877

        Pimp
        Are you lying or your forreal? Now u coming to the table with something n that’s what ive been looking for if your right. Now I’m thinking bout driving over to the TMO store after work. Keep coming people. This is what I need n TMO can have me back lol. What bout the night mode pimp?

      • pimpstrong

        not bsing seriously. they said they had 40 units at that store as well. Couldnt find the night mode in the settings for some reason. Avatar played back with ZERO choppiness or pixelation. the hump on the back was minor and the phone didnt wanna slip n slide out of my hand like my GF’s mytouch 3G. Also the Contrast was just sick, black is black like its suposed to be. that was my take on it within about 5 minutes time. Oh yeah the pics were sick and the recording was about 90% smooth. I even did a slow pan along with a fast back and forth…playback didnt show any chopiness at all it was just as smooth as the screen while i was shooting it. Honest info here no BS. AND STILL NO !@@##@$$ PRICE!

  • onthecouchagain

    Long time reader, first time poster…

    I was fortunate enough to have a T-Mobile rep. in the store let me try out the floor model of the Samsung Vibrant (I think any Tmo store will) and I must say, most of what I’ve read about it is true. The screen is very crisp and clear, the colors are bright and really bounce out. The screen is also responsive, with little lag, though of course, there were only basic widgets set up – I’ve read that the phone begins to lag after you customize all your features into those widgets. In any case, couldn’t confirm this, and my brief time spent with it was very smooth and fluid. I browsed and used Google Maps, and found them both to also be very smooth and responsive (Maps couldn’t locate my current location though). Pinch to zoom was easy to use, as was double-tapping, and the hitting small links was easy and accurate. The keyboard was a major concern for me (I’m used to QWERTY on my blackberry) but I found it was also very accurate, fast, and responsive. Multi-touch is all there too. This was using the Android keyboard. Unfortunately, when I switched to the Samsung keyboard, it really changed the experience. It was slow, laggy, unresponsive and inaccurate. On the other hand, Swype was fantastic to use, after getting used to it, but I could tell even after a brief crash course, I was Swyping pretty quickly. The most impressive thing about Swype is that you don’t have to be very accurate. The predictive text is really spot on. I was impressed.

    The phone physically is exactly what most previews tell us, very light. You don’t notice the cheap plastic if you’re not really looking at it, because it feels pretty solid and comfortable in hand. The 4-inch screen is a perfect balance between smaller and larger screens. And again, you’ll be mostly distracted by the display to worry about the phone’s cheap plastic feel. It is superbly thin, as well. I asked to put it in my pocket (with their watchful eyes) and it felt like nothing in my jeans.

    Didn’t get to test out much else, but I was overall very impressed with it. Thought you guys might enjoy my amateur impressions. Looking forward to official reviews…

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Excellent commentary… thanks for taking the time to post it.

      On the plastic case, while it’s plastic (as many phones are) was it in fact “cheap plastic” or was it more that it had a cheap feel to it?

      Perhaps it felt like cheap plastic because of how light the phone is?

      My Slide is all “cheap plastic” too, but the phone has a heft to it, so one does not notice the plastic case all that much. In fact, in the hand the Slide feels expensive despite the “cheap plastic” components.

      For example, the battery cover removed (that is half the phone in terms of form factor) really feels and acts like cheap plastic). The “cheapness” is confirmed once seeing that replacement battery covers for phones on eBay sell for $10 or less, shipped.

      However, once placing the battery cover back on to the Slide, the phone overall then feels expensive. This is because the battery cover fits tightly against the Slide. This coupled with the weight of the Slide makes the phone NOT feel like cheap plastic.

      Maybe the solution is to put some fishing lead sinkers inside the battery compartment. ;)

  • onthecouchagain

    Speaking of official reviews, first from CNET (this is not the “first look” preview):

    http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-vibrant-t-mobile/4505-6452_7-34129373.html?part=cnet&subj=Samsung+Vibrant+%28T-Mobile%29

  • Damian

    I think the real reason mailgirl is acting this way is because she is stuck in a 2 year contract with t-mo and cant upgrade to the new vibrant. So he wants to jump ship.

  • mailman13877

    @onthecoach
    That is what I call a honest review.So is the lag gonna be a problem?are u gonna get it or to many lag issues to make change ur mind?was hoping to hear bout the camera night mode. Also is the lag more bout the Widgets or touchwiz UI?
    Based on your review I would rather take my chances with another phone even if its not the Evo. Keep em coming lol

    • loc8

      If there was lag in an earlier version it’s gone now. I have one right here in front of me.

  • Damian

    Mailgirl does not have an upgrade for the vibrant so he wants to sprint to sprint lol.

  • droiddoes

    ok ok last post im really excited bout bout getting the vibrant 2morrow less than 24 hours to all the positive feedback as well as the UNBIASED feedback thank you!!! srry mailman but you have already shown us all how biased you all all i can say to you is go to tmobile tomorrow yourself and play with it either way im getting the vibrant oh btw to all my loyal hd2 users hd2 now has froyo as it stands im currently testing it out i’ll let yall kno what i think about it after i finish putting it through its pace one last thing the whole evo vs vibrant thing i absolutley love it more competition means greater features for upcoming android phones

  • onthecouchagain

    For those concerned with TouchWiz, I found the experience really smooth, and the apps menu really easy to navigate. I should clarify: when I wrote “with little lag” I meant very very little, and it looked to me like it only occurred when dealing with the heavy widgets, like the ones with the constant refreshed feeds.

    But if you don’t like TouchWiz, apparently, you can change it to the more stock Android look. The person does it toward the last few minutes of this video: http://androidandme.com/2010/07/phones/touchwiz-3-0-walkthrough-with-the-samsung-captivate-galaxy-s/

    Hope that answers some questions.

  • mailman13877

    Thanks onthecoach
    Anyone with news bout the camera’s night mode?
    Damien stfu cuzz I’m trying to listen which is what you wanted but doesn’t seem you want me to.

    • pimpstrong

      go to the store and I guarantee you’ll be like Dayum

      • mailman13877

        I will go pimp but not till tomorrow unless I hear the night mode is just as good as the single flash pix atleast.

  • daffy

    Anyone know if i really have to wait till 10am PST to get this from the T-mobile store even though i am on the east coast?

  • mailman13877

    Daffy
    That’s a lie..all depends on the opening time of the store. Its a new phone n TMO is desperate to sell it so tonight they will make sure its stacked.

    • daffy

      cool, thats what i figured.. should have my vibrant in hand by 11 am!

  • snugglebandit

    5 Megapickles, that’s a lot of pickles.

  • Tomtom

    Mobileburn.com has a full review it’s like 20 min long but broke. Into 2 videos Check em out

  • HD2/NEXUS ONE USER

    Just left my local t mo store, wow, good job t mo the phone is brilliant. The rep said they have 100 in stock, nothing like the HD2 release should be enough to go around. now i see why other phones are still out of stock Samsung was taking care of their own. now whats full retail, no one seems to know???

    • pimpstrong

      LOL yeah they knew what they were doing. But come back tomorrow and I’ll have a price for you. sux doesn’t it

  • Dennis

    Omg one more day, im at the tmobile store first thing in the morning when it opens at 10 can’t wait i been reading into this phone for the longest lol

  • Macknifetx

    The only thing negative I have to say about Tmobile is their marketing is terrible. Here it is, the night before their supposed launch of the Vibrant and their website still says coming soon. I am not interested in extending my contract and have been looking to find out what the actual cost will be off contract. The prices that have been thrown around were 330 (When it was first announced), 449 (Shortly after announcement, and the 500 listed in the fine print for this phone.

    If I were them, I would have had a pre-sale on the device, and built up as much hype as possible. It worked for the Droid and is working for the Droid X, and while the Iphone does not need the hype (they are getting enough bad press as it is), it all works for them. The only information about this phone has been on the tech and phone blogs for the most part. Only after they launched the MT3G, did they start with the advertising in which they over paid actors to show how the touch conformed for them. Tmobile should have taken and chopped up the promo video and started airing it a week ago, and let people know what this phone can do. Instead they gave us a website, that twirled the phone around and listed the specs. That technology went out years ago.

    If they want to move up in the cell phone wars, they need to advertise more; whether it is on TV or on web pages a lot of people visit.

    Just my two cents.

  • taaars

    OK, I got to test this phone today at the store, and I must say, ANY video you see of this display does it 0 justice, it is, for lack of a better word, gorgeous. (its the first thing that pops out at you) Now, after that I dove a little deeper, (the store was slow at midday, so they let em play with it a good while) Ok..lets talk about the lag deal, there was 0 lag with standard widgets and live wallpaper, so I went ahead and started adding samsungs own live widgets 7 screens, I had widgets on all of them, fairly full, then I changed the simple weed live background to something a little more challenging, water..the nice thing is that it shows waves and when you swipe your finer across it it interacts, like your running your had through real water…as i went from screen to screen I noticed VERY little lag..in fact I wouldn’t call it lag, more of a “jump” it seems to be due to the live widgets updating, but I am not surprised, even a pc has some issues with live desktop and running stuff, and when 2.2 comes out I can see this being barely and issue. People say..well Iphone never lags when flipping screens, , well iphone doesn’t have live widgets or live wallpaper, and you really have to load this phone down to make even a little lag to start.

    Now, touchwiz 3.0,Before I was set to get adw launcher, or something else (which you can have and switch on the fly) in all honestly, touchwiz isn’t bad, so once I get it I may decided to keep it as is, but it is nice to know I can change the launcher to something else if I like.

    Web pages, load fast, My wife loaded her favorite Spanish page and it was up in a a few secs (think about 6)..pinch and zoom was smooth and reformatted the page fast.

    Camera, video does a great job, Regular pics very nice, blink detect works like a charm, so does smile, and you can tap anywhere on the screen to set focus area. (I did not get to test the night mode..it wasn’t dark)

    Although I may never play sims, I tested it out anyways..The 3d rendering was nice, game ran smooth..but not my cup of tea..so on to the next thing…

    The accelerometer, very fast…no waiting for the unit to respond to the change of direction.

    Sound, I just tested the ringer volume and the movie avatar, both fairly loud, some ringtones annoyingly loud. The vibrate also was strong.

    Overall build, Yes its plastic, I don’t feel it to be cheap at all, feels very solid and light, its real thin, so I know when I put a hard case on this puppy it will still be thinner than my MT3G.

    All in all, I am very impressed by this phone, even my wife was impressed, and she hates it when I decide to switch phones for us, and after playing with this I am certain now I will be getting this come tomorrow.

  • ObsceneJesster

    Mailman, You say your looking for a reason to stay with T-Mobile instead of moving to Sprint. How about better data speeds? T-Mobiles HSPA+ is faster in both download and upload when compared to Sprint’s fake 4G called WiMax

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    OK, the reviews are rolling in, thanks for posting impressions.

    I too was able to finally get my hands on it today. Here’s my impressions.

    Appearance: When you see it in someone’s hands it is noticeable how small it looks. It looks great. All black, shiny and high tech looking.

    Weight: When it was handed to me, yes, the first thing you notice is how light it is. And I don’t mean light, I mean really, really light. You could put it in your shirt pocket and forget it’s there.

    Cheap Plastic: A word about others saying feels like cheap plastic. 1) most phones have cheap feeling plastic; 2) most phones do in fact utilize cheap plastic. Consider that you can replace a Slide battery cover for $10 shipped, that should tell you that yes, there’s cheap plastic on cell phones; 3) most phones since day one have used cheap plastic; and 4) so what.

    The reason people are commenting about the Vibrant’s cheap plastic feel is as I said before, there’s no heft to it. My Slide’s cover is cheap plastic yet overall the phone feels like the quality HTC handset that it is because there’s some weight to it. The SGS is so light, that’s why it feels cheap to people. We have all been brought up to associate weight with quality, the heavier a small electronic device is, the better it must be.

    But times have changed. One of the reasons the SGS is so light is that the SAMOLED display leaves out one of the layers included in TFT screens. Also, other components are getting better, but lighter. (I bought a 28″ 1080p HDTV that has all the extra connections and ports, speakers, and a base. It weighs 19 lbs! I have on a wall an NEC 42″ gas plasma monitor that I bought in 1999, back when such cost me $12,000. It weighs 104 lbs. With the wall mount it totals 116 lbs. I know all this because NEC said to be damn sure that the mounting bolts are affixed to structural beams. LOL).

    Once handling the SGS, pressing some buttons, looking at the display, etc. you forget real fast about your initial impression that the phone feels like a cheap handset.

    Form factor: Overall the phone has an excellent design. There’s a chin on that back of the phone so when typing or watching a movie there’s something to grasp. It’s subtle, but useful.

    The hardware switches on the front of the phone are cool. They are white lighted and look great. The rounded corners are especially good looking. I guess many phones are going to rounded corners (even my HD2).

    Extra Cover: In the Wirefly review it said the SGS comes with two covers, a dark one and a purplish one. The manager of the store said his Vibrant did not come with a second cover. But his may have been a limited demo unit.

    Display: Coincidentally I had Avatar on my HD2 so we were able to play that movie, in the same place on the tape, for a side by side comparison. It was a great test because the fluorescent lights provided a great backdrop to see how the SGS does in bright light situations.

    The Vibrant was… pardon the pun… vibrant! It pummeled my HD2 under the bright lights. I was able to look at Avatar scenes side by side and see that detail on the Vibrant was sharp, clear, and pronounced. In comparison, because of the bright lights and reflection on my HD2, the same scenes were dull, washed out and blurry.

    The Vibrant has a better resolution than the HD2 and it shows. The detail in the movie was sharp and finely defined. For example, in one scene there was a fire burning in the background. On the Vibrant the fire was a bright orange and the flames were finely detailed. On my HD2 the fire was a dull orange, and most significant, it was blurry. Not real blurry, but when compared to the SGS it was obvious which display was the better of the two.

    Display Size: Where the HD2 really beats the Vibrant is the screen size. The SGS has a 4″ diagonal screen, the HD2 4.3″ While you may not think that is much of a difference, remember that that is .3″ on each edge, which adds up, especially on screens this small.

    The difference in size is so prominent that if one of the main “features” you are looking for is max screen size (because you intend to watch a lot of movies, while on flights for example, or you want to make it easier to view Net pages) consider the HD2 over the SGS).

    Keep in mind, however, that the size difference between the two was noticeable only because the HD2’s display was next to the SGS. When I first saw the Vibrant, before my little shoot out, the Vibrant’s screen was plenty big.

    Bells and Whistles: The store manager had his SGS set up with animated wallpaper running (like it was on the Nexus One demo back in Jan-Feb). I am a fan of animated wallpaper and the SGS does not disappoint. Of course, there’s no function for the wallpaper except to wow us. And it did that. The one he had set was the rays of light crisscrossing the screen. It looked super cool.

    The TouchWiz graphics are very cool too. He got a phone call and the dialer showed up after he rejected the call. The phone interface has a nice design.

    Android: The OS worked quickly and without any lag. Flipping screens was smooth and responsive to touch commands.

    I was especially impressed that while the movie was playing a call came in and the interface popped up immediately and functioned smoothly.

    Conclusion: While my “test” was only 15 minutes I have enough experience with handsets to know that I like what I saw. It’s a fantastic device and when you couple that with the fact it’s $200 on a two year contract, well… it’s ridiculous that people are complaining about the FFC or LED flash.

    Get this handset, you will love it.

    Bonus Tip: There’s a lanyard hole on the SGS. I recommend you put a lanyard on it, IMMEDIATELY. While other phones might drop because of their heavy weight, the SGS feels like it will go flying out of your hand with a good gust of wind coupled with a little nudge or bump by someone.

    That brings to mind one benefit of the SGS’s light weight. If it falls to the ground it seems that it won’t suffer as much damage because there won’t be that much force on impact.

    • M.

      great review.. just got my Vibrant and its great… I was wondering what the lanyard hole was. Do anyone know how to remove TouchWiz and use stock Android? Or where to get these other live wallpaper from?

    • Tom

      That’s not a lanyard hole. That’s an opening for the speaker phone. Note that this “lanyard hole” is on the back cover. If you are unlucky, your lanyard will rip off the back cover and let the main part of the phone crash on the floor.

  • michael

    My question is does this phone have a front facing camera?

    • David

      No, no FFC.

  • meg

    where is the lanyard hole on the phone?

  • Bon_gabs

    @meg,,lanyard at the top left hand side,,remove the back cover and you’ll see it

  • Bon_gabs

    anyone here has static noise issue on the speaker mode calling? thanks

  • tmo-guy

    Is the samsung vibrant worth its price? i heard all of its problems were fixed and that its a really great phone, i’ve been playing around with a lot at t-mobile stands.

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