(UPDATED) G2 and Vibrant Comparison

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Here we go, what will surely be the two best (Android) phones for a little while (still waiting for that MyTouch HD huh?) go head to head in a good ol’ comparison sheet.  As we told you before, the pricing will probably be the same for both, so that may not sway your opinion.  The biggest differences to note are the presence of a keyboard and whether you want stock Android.  If you want that keyboard, with some added heft, and/or a stock Android experience go with the G2, but if you like the Touchwiz UI and the slimmer package, the Samsung Vibrant will surely be the phone for you.  Beyond that, the phones are a near wash, with the Vibrant being an International device (the G2 isn’t) and and G2 being hearing aid capable (the Vibrant isn’t).  The other difference is in the memory; the Samsung Vibrant has 16 GB internal memory  and 512 MB RAM while the G2 has 4 GB of internal memory and 512 MB of RAM (remember that both have expandable MicroSD card slots, but the G2 comes with an 8 GB microSD card and the Vibrant comes with a 2 GB microSD card).  The last difference is with the silicone.  As some of you may know, the Vibrant has a 1 GHz hummingbird processor while the G2 has a 800 MHz Scorpion processor.  I will say this again, MHz isn’t everything, and I am sure (until proven otherwise at least) that the G2′s processor will directly compete with the Vibrant’s processor.  With that in mind, which one do you favor? Leave you thoughts and opinions in the comments!

UPDATE: Silly me, I forgot to mention that the G2 can take advantage of faster HSPA+ speeds and the Vibrant can’t.

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Want to go even further and compare the G2 against both the Vibrant and the Slide? Good, Wirefly has got you covered, hit up their Wirefly.com/Learn page, or since we’ve down the work for hint this link here (Vibrant), or maybe this one here (Slide) and compare!

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  • cellswag5

    the added onuces fail. the my touch slide was too heavy for me. i saw the pic thinking the g2 was thinner but its not :( 500 without a new plan. thats a lot for a phone thats kinda outdated this should have dropped in june instead of the my touch slide. ill wait for something better early 2011

  • derrickps3

    the g2 is ugly just like it’s predecessor

    • Brigini

      hater…

    • http://www.yahoo.com mj

      you are stupid predecessor means after so unless you have a flux capacitor and a Delorian to see the G3 then you do not know the English language like you do not know wireless.

      • Reverend Ink

        pred·e·ces·sor Noun /ˈpredəˌsesər/ /ˈprē-/
        Synonyms:
        noun: precursor, progenitor, ancestor, forefather, forerunner, forbear
        predecessors plural

        1) A person who held a job or office before the current holder
        the new president’s foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor
        2) A thing that has been followed or replaced by another
        the chapel was built in 1864 on the site of its predecessor

        The second definition is appropriate in this case. DerrickPS3 is stating that the G2 is ugly just like it’s predecessor (the G1 in this case). The prefix “pre” usually means “before”, as in “Previous”, or “Prefix”. I believe you’re searching for “Successor”. Now, if DerrickPS3 had stated that the G2 is ugly just like it’s “successor”, then yes, he would require: a flux capacitor, a DeLorean, Dr. Emmett Brown and either 1.21 jigawatts of electricity or Mr. Fusion. I sure hope you haven’t paid for English classes yet. Yes, I have taken four English classes in college and received three “A’s” and one “A+”. I figure you may question me on that.

      • B

        I bet you really wish there was an edit button right now

  • Scott

    Why oh why did T-Mobile waste its cutting-edge G1 brand on a MyTouch-quality handset?

    • B

      Oh here we go. What exactly about the quality are you bringing into question?

  • cellswag5

    this phone may not release til oct.cuz there isnt much time left to pre order im hoping the my touch hd comes in nov. and is way better then the g2. but mostly likely wont. the my touch came out a few month after the g1.i guess my bold will have to hold me down til 2011. sk twist????

    • htcSlide

      As a rep/dev/tester/avid Android fan, I will tell you that the G2 is going to kill the Vibrant. Yes, it is heavier: its made out of metal, not thin plastic. The processor is “slower”: the Scorpion is designed much more optimized than the hummingbird or snapdragon. Still in the snapdragon chipset, it is meerely newer. It does not have any lame UI (user interface for noobs): less lag because less crap for processor to sort thru. Last big difference that the review forgets to mention: G2: 2.2 (Froyo) Vibrant: 2.1 (Eclair). HTC started the Android revolution with the G1, they are taking it to the next step with the G2.

  • cellswag5

    yeah this should have been the my touch slide / nexus slide. should hav saved the g2 name for something ground breaking like the g1 was.

  • http://www.suffolk757.com Hilton

    So glad I stopped waiting for this and got the vibrant. You know the battle is lost when a major argument is “but it can do HSPA+”. Good point but in the real world, I’m still waiting for normal 3G to reach my city.

  • Adam

    Need to get confirmation that the 3G on the G2 really isn’t AWS-only. All previous T-Mo 3G handsets that I can think of have also supported band 1 (Euro 3G), which is essential for me. The comparison above and the specs only show AWS, but I’m hoping this is a mistake – after all, why cut out that bit now?

  • anthonyx26

    For all the trash talk about the Nexus One, it’s still a great phone compared to all these newer devices…it only needed a bigger screen.

    I have to agree with derrickps3…the G2 is just as ugly as the G1.

    Winner: Vibrant (even w/o HSPA+ support)

    • Smugle

      Vibrant is HSPA+ supported

      • AlphaRich

        The vibrant def is not a HSPA+ supported device

  • ThreeFourSeven

    Acer just announce a new phone using a scorpion processor clock at 1ghz. T-Mobile like usually, drop the ball when it comes to phones.

  • josue

    Go Vibrant! It has a way better screen. Will be updated because theres one for each carrier. Samsung is supporting them 100%. MEDIA HUB is comming soon! There’s invites for the event on Sept 16!!!!

  • luis

    everyone is a hater. I want and android phone with a keyboard, wwaah… Now that it’s coming i don’t want it because it isn’t 1ghz processor. Pleasing you people is very difficult.

    • Spencer

      It’s not unrealistic. I don’t see the want for a keyboard (much prefer without) but the Droid 2 meets those requirements

  • withhy

    My Samsung Vibrant battery runs out in 36 hours without even using it, and only 12 hours when I use it.

    • Acacia Strain

      ADVANCED TASK KILLER! Get it. It is your friend.

      I can usually go 20 hours or so without a charge before being near 5% left with moderate to heavy use.

      • Andrew

        If only it worked with Froyo….

    • http://www.huzzam.com peter

      Same here; my Vibrant has almost unusable battery life. Even with only moderate use, it’s gasping for breath by 5pm.

      Plus the screen brightness on 0% is still brighter than I usually need, which is annoying since I’d love to turn it down more to save battery! (And yes: wifi & gps are off, Task Killer is doing its thing, I even have the SetCPU app throttling the processor speed downwards.)

      AND T-Mobile’s reception at my house is nearly non-existent. NEVER get more than two bars (and it’s always Edge, never 3g).

      Overall I’m not really all that in love with this phone. Kinda wishing I’d returned it within the remorse period & gotten a (gasp) iPhone.

      • Bryan

        @peter

        Just a heads up, you’re a little off on your reasoning…you have two things working against your battery.

        1. A weak, or “nearly non-existent,” T-Mobile signal means that your phone turns up it’s power output to stay connected, which will consume MORE power. Vibrant’s power level ranges from “0.006 watts to 0.2
        watts,” per online Samsung Vibrant PDF Manual page 170.
        2. 3g uses more power when in-use(active call or actively transferring data) than Edge, HOWEVER, Edge in “Standby” mode uses MORE power than 3g in “Standby.” This is a common misunderstanding that usually isn’t significant.

        To sum it up, your phone is being asked to turn up its power at the worst possible time…Edge Standby, AKA-all that time when it’s not being actively used, but just sitting on the coffee table while you go about the rest of life. For proof…read the detailed specs for any 3g phone, which aren’t always broken down for both specific network connection types. If you can’t find them on the net, call customer care and ask, they do have them(I work for T-Mobile, these specs are listed internally in “Streamline.”

  • Shadow0043

    Oddly according to those band frequencies the G2 looks to be an international device device just not 3G international otherwise EDGE should work just fine with it being a Quad Band and all…?

  • Spencer

    The best android phones? Personally I think that is very wrong, it is: Droid X, Evo 4g, Galaxy s phones, Nexus One, Incredible, Droid 2, Tmobile G2.

  • Euched

    Your chart above doesn’t have the price for G2, but at the bottom of the T-Mobile page it has below:

    “†On approved credit. $125 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $125, required. 0% APR. Taxes & fees additional. Available only at T-Mobile-owned retail stores; see store for details. ”

    Does this not hint at the price since at the bottom of the other phones it also lists that information for them as well?

    • Cupcake

      I hope that is not the price for upgrades or new customers!! If that’s the price then what the hell will non-upgrades pay? A grand??!!!!

  • Homey

    What’s with the standby time? Is that correct? 18 days vs 17.5 hours? I would like to see a definite screen size on the g2 also.

    • http://127.0.0.1 GString

      Sorry but NO smartphone would last 18 days turned on and unplugged. The G1 can not last more than 24 hours without me having to charge it. My work BB can barely last more than a work week with light use.

      • Foxeh

        It’s for comparative purposes, really. The phone can’t be doing *anything* (syncing mail, checking weather, etc) for that kind of theoretical standby time to work. They have the batteries, but simply running the OS will keep it from lasting 3 days, let alone 18.

        Don’t take it too literally.

  • Will

    I hate to post another blogs stuff but G2 GOES FOR PREORDER SEPT.10 @ Best Buy http://www.phonedog.com/2010/09/09/t-mobile-g2-pre-orders-begin-sept-10th-at-best-buy-launches-oct-6th/

  • http://127.0.0.1 GString

    You forgot to mention the “theoretical” download max for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is 21Mbps and the Gee Me 2 maxes out at “theoretical” 14.4Mbps. Kinda reminds me of modem speeds back in the K days.

  • LarryH

    the vibrant doesnt even match to the G2 the only thing yall complain about is whatt exactly 3G signal to bad for me in fort worth tx we already have hspa+ running, what the keep board well it come pre-install with swype, processor hmm how many of yall are in college like me majoring in computer scince with a minor in engenering not many i guess and when i ask my professor he said that from the research he read that the scorpion was underclock and if adjusted could do twice that speed without any problem so there goes that argument, oh yea its what 2.3 ounces heavier ok i that will hardly be reconize unless you are using both phones at once, what the G2 is dated already how there will not be a phone release matching its surpassing it unless the mythical specs on the mytouch hd are true which are also false since htc and qalcommn both sdaid the will not be a processor over 1ghz this year so how is it dated, o yea the fatal ffc come on how many people you know with ffc phone zero at the most for normal people. So please remove the foot out of your mouth thank you :-)
    P.S. its truly amaziing listen to idiots aruge about thing that are idiotic plus without meaning thanks for and abundet of laughs

    • lava

      Oh. my. GOD. Please use punctuation! I stopped reading after the 2nd line…

      • vlad

        agree. but you should submit this post to guinness for worlds longest run on sentence.
        if you are in college like you say, please do us all a favor and take an english course

    • AllieT

      let’s see, someone calling others “idiots” that has written “yall” at least three times, typed “computer scince”and “abundet” with, presumably, a straight face– forgot what a comma, period, or anything resembling a capital letter was…hmmm, I’m thinking that a village has, indeed, lost their idiot!

  • http://YourMomMyWeeWee.com Killah Kyle

    How is the standby time on the g2 up to 17.5 hours?

    • J-Hop2o6

      its 17.5 DAYS

  • Jon

    I was hoping the choice would be clearer, and I WISH that T-Mo would offer a clear and consistent hierarchy…

    The Vibrant looks increasingly appealing with it’s more modest weight and the 16GB internal memory to run apps. BUT…having suffered through mediocre EDGE speeds on my BB 8900 with T-Mo, I was really looking forward to HSPA+, and would hate to use my upgrade credit on a device without HSPA+…

    Also find the keyboard layout on the G2 a bit disturbing — might turn out OK, as I don’t type numbers a lot, but I do NOT understand why they couldn’t have just implemented a normal keyboard with all rows.

    *sigh*

    This really should have been an easier decision…but at this rate, I may sit this out for a few months, try these out in the T-Mo store, read feedback from others, and wait to be really inspired by a device that is closer to something like this:
    - lightweight, but with a FULL slide out keyboard
    - 15GB internal memory
    - HSPA+
    - a processor comparable AT LEAST to the 1Ghz Hummingbird (maybe dual?)
    - a screen as nice as the super AMOLED
    - Android 2.2 (at least), upgradeable at least to 3.x

    and…(drum roll)…UMA

    THEN I would be excited :)

    - Jon

    • J-Hop2o6

      Hummingbird and SAMOLED will only be in Samsung products for now.

  • going_home

    4GB internal memory may be the ticket to get me to look at this phone over me Nexus :D

    • wooters

      That is what is making me consider it also. That and I am tired of trying to type in terminal with an on screen keyboard.

  • tcky

    there is not much of a difference between these two beast’s proccessor, but the vibrant will still be a bit farther from the G2.

  • Josh

    Ugh i can’t decide. I like the screen better on the vibrant and am ok with touchwiz. I actually think I’d prefer no keyboard with swype. I’m not too worried about the vibrant getting updated since it’s on all carriers. Regardless, I can put-on a custom rom. The higher speeds is one thing I want though. Not sure if it’s worth it though. Is it really going to be that much faster?

    • http://www.huzzam.com peter

      The network speed will depend on the network coverage where you are. At my house, there’s barely 2g service, so there’s no reason to pick 4g vs 3g…

  • KazO

    I was originally dead-set on a keyboard device, having a Treo650 for ages. I got the Vibrant anyways, and only regret no-keyb part of the time. The portrait-centricness of most of Android makes a landscape slider keyb a bit awkward, IMO. When a Torch/Pre-like portrait slider comes out, I may reconsider, but I’m happy enough with the Vibrant that I doubt I’d swap it for the G2.

  • stream

    I had upgraded to the Vibrant but returned it because I missed my g1 keyboard way more than thought I would, even with swype. HSPA+ only makes me want to get the G2 even more since I noticed that youtube downloads or buffering were WAYYYY faster on my G1 than the Vibrant. Don’t know why that is though. G2 all the way.

  • Shawn

    Vibrant is the flagship once again.

    • pantlesspenguin

      Not quite. Since Galaxy S is on all carriers, that disqualifies the Vibrant as being T-Mo’s “flagship” device. Unfortunately, I think right now the flagship is the MyTouch Slide, even though it’s not the best device out for T-Mo right now. G2 will be the flagship when it drops.

  • tvphil

    Oh boy, the g2 is hearing aid compatible and it’s faster in about a dozen cities. Do I get an AARP disocunt too? I’ll need the discount to pay for the higher date rate for an hspda..eieio device. Glad I own a Vibrant!

    • AllieT

      hehehe…the “AARP discount” statement was hilarious!

  • Perry

    Funny how one of the most important specs on any phone is curiously left out by tmo. that being the screen. I understand the G2 will sport a 3.7″ screen but what type?

    Aside from the iPhone the Galaxy S devices have the best screens. I went to my local tmo store to see the vibrant first hand and I was blown away with the quality of the screen. I thought the whole avater thing was a marketing gimmick but when I saw parts of the movie on that 4″ screen it looked amazing. It was like a little bluray movie on a miniature HDTV display.

    Is there a reason why the screen technology on the G2 is not being touted by tmo?

  • Brandon

    And don’t forget, the g2 will have flash on the camera and, sadly, the vibrant doesn’t.

  • Landon

    Whats with all the android on android violence nowadays? When the first Mytouch came out, us G1 owners embraced our fellow Android brothers and sisters. Now its….My android is better than your android…so suck it! COME ON GUYS…the Android Army must stand united against the forces of the evil empire (apple)….and nokia…and WM….and RIM! Lets show LOVE for all android devices and just be happy the army is growing stronger! K Thnx bye!

    P.S The G2 is a great device that will compete with the best of them. Don’t read so much into the spec sheets…thats only half the battle. Real world performance will be just as good as the Galaxy S phones. This I promise you.

    • Go Hard

      I agree Landon. Half of these guys griping about specs won’t use half of them. Just a bunch of gadget freaks. I care about specs but I not as much as I care about how the phone works for what I need. Android is the best Mobile OS out. Can’t we all just get along? (singing) Kumbaya Android…Kumbaya!

  • comatose

    so hope this isn’t a stupid question, but if the G2 will do HSPA+ and the Vibrant won’t, then how is that possible if the Vibrant has more supported frequencies?

  • Jared

    So the G2′s 3G can’t even be used in Europe? :(

    • J-Hop2o6

      2G/GSM Yes.. 3G… not sure yet.

  • Alex

    If I
    Don`t Like The G2 I`m Going To Get The Samsumg Vibrant .
    And The G2 Doesn`t Bring Wi-Fi. :/

  • http://www.technothusiasts.com Josh

    Correct me if I”m wrong about this, Folks.

    T-Mobile’s USA 3G on ANY phone doesn’t work in Europe. That’s not specific to the G2. T-Mobile USA 3G runs on a different frequency that is only in the US pretty much. EDGE will work fine over seas. I don’t even think at&t’s 3G works overseas either but I could be wrong on that.

    The G2 can do HSPA+ while the Vibrant can’t because they made it that way lol. HSPA and HSPA+ is the same 3G frequency but HSPA+ needs an additional hardware component that only the G2 has right now.

    I’ve actually decided that I won’t be getting the G2. I have the mytouch slide now. Now I need to decide if it’s worth the extra cost of getting the Vibrant now or just holding off until mid next year until I am eligible for an upgrade…

  • Justin L

    Gonna just have to say the Vibrant wins here…… Hspa + soumds nice,and all but until that is universal throughout the country, its pointless to revelate the G2′s further abilities, furthermore, the Vibrant IS HSPA+ ready, not sure what “that” means but sure as heck sounds like it will work as well as the G2….. But thats my opinion…… Also Vibrant has the 16 gig internal memory and is really the only threat to the iphone thusfar in that field, not to mention the tv out (I love this feature) I have the jetflicks app as well as oodles of movies stacked on my phone since it has a mobile divx pre-installed on it and already previously mentioned memory ‘duh’, when plugged into the tv using the $7.99 samsung tv out cord I bought, I can watch my phone’s entertainment capabilities as well as ON THE TV…… Avatar strangely will not work for w/e reason but who cares…… Can the G2 let alone other phones do this?

    • mad dog

      Wow, you are literally a dumb ass. How can you compare 2 phones without actually trying both of them in the real world? And since you haven’t used a g2 you are stating a baseless opinion. Wait for the phone to release, go try it out, and then compare them.

      • Justin L

        Dont like my opinion?
        Awwww, cry about it then get over it…..that was me listing facts )about 2 phones) which have been released publicly…… Whatever dude

  • JLG

    Samsung Vibrant
    -1GHz processor
    -4″ SAMOLED screen
    -16GB internal storage
    -microSD slot for up to 32GB
    -720p video recording
    - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and DLNA
    -HSPA+ compatible
    -only 4.2oz
    -first DivX certified Android device
    -upgradeable to 2.2

    This sounds pretty good to me.

  • Go Hard

    Love my G1. G2 will be my next choice. Has all I need. Camera with flash, HD Video, Keyboard and best of all, I won’t have to install software to my PC or laptop just load my music and movies. F.U. Sammy!

  • Karlos

    Hey people!!! I just got my Galaxy s vibrant 2 days ago and it says that is hearing aid capable. Chek out the booklet!

  • James

    Hey all,
    Since I read every single post, thought I might chime in.

    The guy who said he is in college, LOL learn to spell and get some sentence structure. I have read numerous posts and even talked to the head of my local Tmo’s store. He showed me benchmark tests, were the Vibrant beat the G2 out, albeit narrowly. He also showed me some stats, I asked him about the screen size and he mentioned a 3.7 WVGA screen, which is really outdated. The could have at least waited awhile and gone for the SLCD which HTC has partnered with sony to create.

    I have seen the Vibrant and although I wish it had a qwerty keyboard, the onscreen buttons are large enough to easily message. The slide texting can be turned on or off so if you are not use to it, you can feel more comfortable. As for a flash just search the TMO forums about Vibrant Night Camera, it doesn’t need a flash and performs better than most phones with a flash.

    On another note, the new HPSA+ is great to have, to bad that TMO only currently has about 5% of the US up and running on this band. So by the time it will be effectively running across the nation, you will have the Samsung Galaxy line with Orion Dual processors, NVIDIA graphic cards and the HPSA+ out. So should you decide to upgrade to G2 don’t be mad in 6 months all these phones will be out of date.

    The other thing I have noticed is look at the phones with qwerty keyboards. They are usually added due to the smaller style screen; G1, N1 and even the original Moto Droid.

    The Vibrant also uses LED technology for the screen which uses alot less battery than the WVGA most other phones carry. So I believe the battery life is better just on the get go.

    Also the Vibrant is the flagship for TMO, this is possible since the Vibrant is a Samsung Galaxy S phone. This refers to the line, not the model. Each carrier is getting a different version of the same base model. The Galaxy S on verizon will have a qwerty keyboard, go grab that and then use it on the Tmo network, TMO does do that, was told that by tech manager today as I saw him use a Droid X on TMO with full use of all features.

    Don’t get me wrong, I loved my G1, till it crapped out, but think they are releasing this late in the game. The really should have held it back for the 1ghz Dual core Processor, more onboard memory (32gb), better onboard graphics card (NVIDIA 7300m) and kept the qwerty keyboard. PERFECT PHONE……Even better make it a 1080p (HD) video capture and you have a phone that would blow anything else out of the water. That would be a true flagship!

    Come Oct when I can upgrade, I will be going for the Vibrant. Sorry if I bounced around. Thanks for listening

    • Upsurt813

      Bull. Verizon is a cdma network. Tmo is GSM. You cant take a tmo or att phone and expect it to work on verizon or sprint. Its physically impossible. The hardware isnt there.

  • Animate

    While the Vibrant isn’t capable of directly using the HSPA+ signal it can achieve faster speeds if it is in an HSPA+ area. So in a way it can use the HSPA+ network.

  • Moe

    As of today (9/22/2010) since I just read that AT&T’s version of the Vibrant will be getting their GPS bug fixed in the next couple of weeks and Tmobile users, well it will be sometime in October. For me I am tired of all the back and forth crap and am moving my 4 phones to Sprint and the Evo…and that is just the way it is.

  • Kimberly

    I’m a little conflicted… I already have the Vibrant. My G1 was dunked in water a year into the contract… it lasted from then on, until july, when it fell and crippled the already water damaged screen.

    I’ll be honest I hated that I had to switch to a non keyboard phone, but I hated the mytouch slide even more. I know some of you like the mytouch line, but I don’t. It’s just personal preference, no judging.

    But, within time (about a week.. maybe less?), I got over it and touchwiz grew on me. I loved the screen… swype was very cool (but I won’t lie it’s something you have to get used to.. & once u do ur dependent on it.. interpret that however you want) Avatar is just a sample of what mediahub will one day bring, so don’t make that your primary reason for gettting the phone. && i have come to be a little more comfortable with my phones slimmer size. Be sure to get a gel case though! It’s a little too thin and slick without it… I’m serious… it’s anorexic.

    But now the g2 is out and it’s like my dead dog came back to life in a new little puppy. I can’t help but want to get it. I’m planning on buying the new puppy aka g2 for my sister and then testing it out for a while. I’ll see if i got over the craze or not… then decide to trade or keep what I have.

    Vibrant no doubt is the best t-mobile phone out now. The G2 is at silver overall. But if you want a keyboard go for it. If you like the name mytouch… my because it sounds cooler.. ads, then go for that. Just remember 14 days! Test it out. Why? not?

  • michael

    I have a G1, and frankly, I love it . . . I am (and have been) a little unhappy with t-mobile’s coverage, but THAT’S another story. . . One thing that that has troubled me, is the need to do TWO master resets in 8 months on this phone. . . It just stopped taking incoming calls, giving notification tones for e-mails, text messages, etc. The button for the home screen stopped working, and it would randomly delete apps (and sometimes reintroduce them!). . . A reset fixed this issue both times, but it IS a pain in the ass. . . When the phone wasn’t acting like a recalcitrant child, I was very happy with it. . . Now I’m due for my upgrade, and I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the G2. . . However, the t-mobile rep has been gushing over the Vibrant, and I’m intrigued. I PREFER a real keyboard to qwerty-swype, and will have to make a choice soon I guess. If indeed the keyboard is like the one on the Mytouch Slide, then I will probably go with the Vibrant. I really don’t like the mytouch keyboard! . . . I will endeavor to be a big boy and wait until the G2 comes out so I can try them side by side (Or, since they’re having a “buy one, get one free” promotion, maybe I’ll just get BOTH!) and make a more informed decision (I love it when I do something “mature”).

  • http://Tmobile Tina

    Just went from a my touch to a samsung vibrant. I luv the screen andfeatures. But know I hear so much hype about the whole gps ect….. The only real problem I have is the battery goes really quick. Plus I don’t get bars.never had this problem with the my touch. So debating on returning this cool phone since I’ve only had for a few days or just riding out with it. Any suggestions please.

  • Des

    I saw both phones today. The G2 looks prettier and feels sexier but is heavy. The vibrant is light but is plasticy. The Keyboard is really nice but adds weight and mechanical assembly. The G2 has Droid2.2 now, the vibrant can be updated. The G2 is twice as fast but some say Vibrant will be as fast after the OS upgrade. G2 has 800mhz CPU, vibrant has 1ghz CPU. G2 doesn’t support bluetooth 3.0, Vibrant does. The GPU in the vibrant is much better but eats battery. The file system on the G2 is more efficient. The Vibrant support the new T-mobile signal waves, forgot what they are called. Adds upload and download speed. G2 has flash and front camera. Vibrant has no flash on it. The G2 comes with either 2GB or 4GB internal memory, the Vibrant with 8GB or 16GB.

    I need a phone immediately but I can’t make my mind. I really am bothered by the weight of the G2 though.

  • DLibs

    the deal breaker for me is the weight issue. I would have jumped on the G2 since it has a keyboard another big issue for me. However the G2 is just too heavy and fat to place in a pocket. I am a guy and I wear T-shirts and jeans all the time. I hate baggy Jeans. So for me to store the G2 while on the move in my pockets is not going to work. With a big saggy bulge in my front or back pocket is not acceptable either way. Probably the ladies will be happy with the G2 since they store all their crap in hand bags, specially these days when they carry bags that can swallow swimming pools.

    • Sapper

      I have a G1 which is only a ounce lighter than the g2 and I have no problem with weight or size while wearing skinny jeans even.

      Then again I always liked the weight of the G1 in my pocket.

  • Ian

    I can’t believe there is no mention in this discussion of the Vibrant’s faulty GPS. The Vibrant has serious flaws with its GPS, and although Samsung has released a fix for this recently, the GPS still bounces around the map and is not completely fixed. Samsung needs to fix this hardware issue before it ships more phones out to unsuspecting consumers, and T-Mobile should be more professional and treat its customers with more respect by alerting them of this GPS issue on the Samsung Vibrant.