(UPDATED) G2 and Vibrant Comparison

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.

T-Mobile Compare

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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  • Brian

    The one thing that is going to keep me from getting the G2 is that it is not an international phone. I travel overseas several times a year and need a phone that works around the world.

    • SimplyAmazing

      That’s confusing…. Where I travel, their frequency bands are the same as T-mobile, 850, 900, 2100 MHz. If this phone isn’t international, then does that mean it wont work on those bands overseas even with a different Sim card? Or is it somewhat *locked* to T-mobile bands??? Im a bit confused :(

    • MattB

      When saying ‘not an international device’, am I correct that this exclusively refers to the ability to receive 3G data while roaming? Furthermore, is this why my MyTouch Slide gets 3G while off network, but my dads G1 can only get EDGE?

    • pdxduckfan

      Just get the unlock code from customer service….that is what I’ve always done….did it with the Dash and the HD2. I go to Hong Kong and China. I remove my TMO sim card and put a local sim card in….that way…I still have my calendar, contacts, music,movies,etc with me. TMO international plans are a complete rip off too. With a sim card purchased from 7-11, I can call USA from HK for about $.05 per minute. If I use TMO…it’s about $2.50 per minute. And don’t even get me started on their data prices…..It’s ridiculous!

    • mikeeeee

      900 mhx and 1800mhz are euro bands.

      850 mhz and 1900mhz are american bands.

      maybe data is different but the phone will work and it will do data over WIFI.

    • badbob001

      How about the Vibrant’s hidden ability to work on AT&T 3G frequencies?

      • jonathan

        Yeah, I don’t think many people have gotten wind of this yet. I’ve seen it quite a few times already though.

  • JP

    I wont be going to death star, for less bars in more places, and a slower broadband experience, so its G2 for me.

    • Fred Coulter

      Vibrant is also a T-Mobile phone.

  • oxfdblue

    Another great looking phone that I was all ready to go out and get only to be shot down… No wifi/UMA?

    It would be a paperweight for me at work. We have poor coverage to begin with, and the heavy brick/cement/cinderblock structure-even the interior walls (a NYC school- built to be a bomb shelter)- barely lets strong mobile signals in.

    Our wi-fi network makes by Blackberry 9700 work just fine.

    • Andrew

      It has wifi, no UMA though

  • Johnathon

    Wish the G2 were a bit smaller. The vibrant is huge and the G2 is almost the same size. but atleast there is a flash on the G2!

  • Coolcat

    G2 is not an international device? That’s ought to be false. It is indeed a quad-band (Edge freq) phone. Of course its 3G (UMTS) band is not, just like the Vib.
    Irrespective of the this note, I’m a happy Vibrant user. :)

    • The Hammer

      Didnt i read some where that you can unlock the vibrant to get 3g on att? could have swore i saw it on engadget a few weeks ago

      • Coolcat

        Thats right. You get access to 1900MHz (but not 850MHz). ATT uses both these for their 3G although predominantly 850MHz.

  • G1 user waitin for G2

    I got a good deal on the Vibrant and sent it back so i can get the G2, even though im kind of questioning the decision, im still going to get the G2 no matter what.

  • frank

    why would you write that most of the 16gb internal is eaten up on the vibrant … i have 6 gameloft games on my phone and i still have 12 gigs internal …

    • Andrew

      that Avatar movie has to go somewhere

      • MattB

        Pretty sure the Avatar movie is on the included SD card no?

      • TheAnalyst

        Avatar is on the SD card.

      • Sapphire

        Yes, it is on the memory card. Just like the HD2 and the Transformer movies. When you remove the memory card and try to play the movies you receive the error ‘file not found’.

      • RolloC84

        Avatar is what loads up the 2gb sd card; thus making the included sd card all but useless. I am fond of the amount of internal memory though.

      • NiiDiddy

        even with Avatar on the SD card, you still about 1.36Gig left on it. still have about 11Gig left on internal storage even after 100 apps installed. i upgraded my sd card to 32 gig anyway…not that I’ll even use all of that storage on the device and sd card. lotta room to spare.

      • jonathan

        Avatar isn’t even on the internal memory. It’s the “external” 2gb sd card. Tsk tsk…

    • HD2/VIBRANT USER

      I just copied avatar to the phone memory and put the card that came with my HD2 in and haven’t looked back since

  • Pamma

    If the Vibrant has more and same frequencies as the G2 what frequency will the G2 use for the faster HSPA speeds?

    • MattB

      Same frequencies… 1700/2100.

  • Jar

    Saw this yesterday, kind of disappointed by the screen size

  • TmoBully

    17.5 hour standby time for G2. Is that still not corrected?

    • TmoBully

      According to the FAQ link posted by another user in the comments G2 standby time is up to 17.5 days! Thank goodness.

      “Q: What will the battery life be on the G2?

      A: Like most smartphones, we expect it to last a full day with typical usage. Talk time: up to 6.5 hours

      Standby time: up to 17.5 days”

      http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/T-Mobile-G2/T-Mobile-G2-FAQ/td-p/467345

  • Corey

    17.5 HOURS of standby time???? That cannot be correct…

    • Technogen

      Its not, it should be 17.5 days.

  • mailman13877 (Evo 4G)

    Smh. TMO top phone already looks outdated compared to the Evo aS far as its features and looks.

    • Sapphire

      Guess who’s back. Back again.

    • ceas

      then stop being a douche and go play with the outdated evo 4g…

      • hi

        actually he’s right. I know…it kinda hurts. I mean, for god’s sake, the EVO was announced in what…..January I believe?!?! TMobile has had 8 months to get something comparable and hasn’t even come close yet. In 8 months…just think about that for a second……sad

      • ceas

        @hi the current benchmarks show the “STOCK” G2 is faster the the “STOCK” Evo… Once the G2 is rooted, it will blow the evo apart..

      • ceas

        @hi and the Evo was not announced in January.. it didnt come out till around June.. the Nexus one came out in Januarry and that still blows the evo apart…

      • Cybersedan

        These people who think that the EVO has anything over the G2, other than a bigger screen are clearly misinformed. Ok so it has a front facing camera, who the hell uses that crap, HDMI out, woohoo!!

        Tell me something else the EVO has that the G2 can’t match and destroy, let me hear Sprints rather slow 4G so I can laugh. You people need to look at the full stats, see benchmarks and not just focus on sissy novelty features.

    • mtnman

      I’m sorry Mailman, but can you talk about anything else (Except the Evo)? Just curious, do you call your GF/Wife Evo, are you kids named Evo and Evo Jr? Do you call in sick to work saying your making love to your Evo? Do you consistanly wipe drool off your chin with the very mention of the word Evo? Dose the guys in the white coats and butterfly nets tell you that you can play with your Evo after you take your meds? Just curious?

      • Sapphire

        Priceless…

    • Bruce Banner

      David, Andrew, and Kickstar please block this ass wipe from the site.

      • Sapphire

        Agreed. Although, I think it does make for good discussion when there is intelligent dialog, but mailman takes the cake in killing the discussion.

  • Nick

    Lame phone.

    And WTF is with “16 GB internal memory (most of which is eaten up already)”

    only 1 gig of the external 2GB card is ‘eaten up’, the 16GB is practically empty..

    Seriously, the Vibrant decimates this phone.. the EVO decimates this phone. Every DROID phone (Other than the original) decimates this phone. This thing is a more professionally packaged MyTouch Pro.

    Hard QWERTY boards are highly overrated. I loved mine on my G1, but after trying actual good keyboards like Swype and the Droid multitouch keyboard, I’ll never go back. Smart soft keyboards are significantly faster than hard keyboards you can only realistically use 2 fingers at a time on.

  • tortionist

    I played with the Vibrant. It seems like a great device, but i’m going for the G2 with the new scorpion processor and stock UI. I love not having a built in UI like sense. Open Gesture Pro rules. The G2 should be a great phone. I look forward to getting it….. release it already!

  • Henry

    How’s the screen on the G2. Isn’t one of the selling points of the Vibrant the Super AMOLED screen? Does the G2 compete?

    • Surfer

      Actually, I was wondering the same thing. What’s the resolution and is it 16M colors?

      • Marc

        It’s probably not as good, or else they probably would have pointed it out by now.

  • Technogen

    http://gizmodo.com/5633855/g2s-benchmarks-show-that-despite-processor-speed-it-should-be-fast

    This should stand note, that the “known” benchmarks show the G2 being faster than the Vibrant right now.

    • jonathan

      So what do you think will happen to those benchmarks when the Vibrant makes Android 2.2? Comparing Android 2.1 to 2.2 is like apples to tomatoes. An apple is a fruit and a tomato is… Fruit?

      • zazou

        These are benchmarks with the GPU, not cpu

  • mikeeeee

    G-2 is worth taking a 2 week test drive and seeing how it flies.

  • SG

    Anyone know if the G2 will have a TV out option like the Vibrant via the 3.5 jack?

  • Nis

    17.5 Hour standby?! Can someone please sent out a ninja or two and confirm whether this is true or not. 17.5 hour standby would a joke and would kill this device followed by mass exodus of Tmo customers.

  • tortionist

    If I remember correctly, the screen for the G2 is supposed to be an AMOLED screen.

    • Scott

      Then you remember wrong. It’s a high quality LCD.

  • JoshL

    I pick G2.

    • JoshL

      but kinda angry about no tethering..

      • The Sleeve

        Mine will tether anyway…rooting FTW!

      • Brigini

        what do u mean no tethering? If its got 2.2 thats got tether via usb already on it doesnt it? anyways since its stock android rooting should be a breeze, just slap the tether wifi app on it and your off!

  • ceas

    Andrew and everyone else you may want to check out the G2 faqs put out by T-Mobile heres the link http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/T-Mobile-G2/T-Mobile-G2-FAQ/td-p/467345

    • mtnman

      Thanks for the link ceas. It clears up some things like the 17.5 hour standby. It’s 17.5 days. And that Tmo is working on a devices that with teather in the future. Of course I don’t see any in 2011. possibly 2012.

    • Ivan

      I clicked your link and one of the FAQ was How is the batterly life? Tmobile answered 17.5 days standby.

    • ceas

      No Problem.. Im glad the link helped..

    • Nate

      I think the FAQ post has been deleted from the T-Mobile forum. I was reading it earlier today and now it redirects to a “Deleted-Posts” link. Anybody glean any new information from the FAQs before it was deleted … other than No UMA, no FM Radio, no built-in Tethering?

  • Eric

    the thing i wanna know the most, does it have the mobile hotspot feature on it? can i connect up to 8 laptops, game stations or any Wi-Fi devices to it like the evo? im pretty much sold if it can offer that on top of what it already offers

  • Eric

    thankx ceas… my post got on a little late… no hotspot!!! judging by what they said there gonna offer it at some point but probably charge for it just like sprint :(

  • WXman

    I pick the EVO. I have a 1Ghz processor, and finally have 3G everywhere I go, for less money. :) OH, and I’m on 2.2 out of the box, and this phone will be supported and updated, unlike TMo phones.

    • ceas

      Heres another Douche that doesnt know what they are talking about… The G2 will have 2.2 out of the box too… and if you where a original G1 or MT3g owner you would know that T-Mobile does support updates… go enjoy your evo and when future upgrades come.. have fun waiting for them while HTC updates sense… Mean while everyone with a stock Android UI will get faster updates!.

      • WXman

        You’re the clueless douche. I had a G1 for almost two years and guess what? It got Android 1.6 and that’s it. Then I bought a CliqXT 5 months ago and guess what? Android 1.5. Then they say “no update! We’re ditching this phone altogether!”. After 5 months?? What?

        So yeh.. TMo never has supported their stuff. They’d rather rush phones to market every 3 months than take care of existing customers who have bought $400 devices. So yeh.. I’m loving my EVO, my 3G, and my HTC Sense. And I’ll still be loving it 12 months from now. Douche.

      • The Sleeve

        It’s not T-Mobile’s fault the Cliq never got updated. That’s all on Motorola. They designed the MotoBLUR junk and they need to update it. Just like your Sense on the EVO. PLUS, from what I’ve read Android 3.0 will not support custom UIs so who knows what will happen to all those phones when that rolls out.

      • ceas

        The reason your G1 never got anything further then 1.6 is because that phone was done with… T-Mobile stop selling it… and it never saw 2.1 because that phones hardware was incapable of handling 2.1… Did you ever take time to think that maybe HTC and T-Mobile didn’t want to release a half-ass 2.1 rom.. why would they do that? so that every idiot can complain about their phone not working properly and not having all the features… it was logical for them to just stop sell the G1 and move on to the next phone.. And as far at the Motorola phones not getting updates.. that motorolas problem not T-Mobiles.. and if you love your evo that much then good for yoy… but i bet when the next android update comes out you will be one of those crying “why havent i gotten my update yet?” why beacuse HTC still have to and update Sense.. In reality Evo owners (or any owner of a phone that has a custome UI over stock android) will have to wait longer to get update them any phone that runs stock android!

      • Scott

        @ceas: well, you’re the expert! Although, you might want to tell Cyanogen that the G1’s hardware is incapable of handling 2.1. He had 2.1 running months ago, and released 2.2 stable a few weeks ago.

      • ceas

        @scott I understand your point.. I’m running cm 2.2 at the moment.. but my point is that Tmo and Htc wouldn’t put out a rom if it was not complete because people would just bitch-and-moan that its missing things… cm builds, although run excellent, is not a complete build. missing a few things… and these are things most people will complaint about… the people that dont understand how things work..

      • Scott

        @ceas, dunno what they’re worried about… CM 6.0 on my G1 is much faster and more functional than Apple’s most recent update to my brother’s iPhone 3gs. Customers can be pretty forgiving when you give them new stuff, especially if you give them a choice. If Apple is willing to risk it I don’t see why T-Mobile isn’t.

        Besides, I’m pretty sure T-Mobile is losing far more customers to their Cliq and Behold II disasters than they would ever lose by OTAing a newer but buggier build. Heck, they make me consider switching and I never owned a Cliq or Behold II. Kinda hard to trust a carrier that keeps making promises (or at least implying them in the press) and then breaking them.

    • Acacia Strain

      Sorry man but the Vibrant > Evo.

      Faster processor
      Better Screen
      Has Swype

      Other than that the Evo has a better camera, but everything else is a wash. Sure Evo has a FFC, but seriously…no one uses their FFC. I have 2 friends with an Evo and they used it once right out of the box, but never since. It’s nice to have, but I doubt that it gets it’s use. Like having two different beds. Sure you might save it for visitors but other than that it never gets used.

      Oh yeah and you’re paying $10 bucks for 4G which isn’t in your area. Cool.

      Paying less?

      I did a fake check out on Sprint (had to use the Epic 4G because Evo isn’t available online)

      Phone

      Regular price $499.99
      Instant savings -$150.00
      Mail-in-Rebate -$100.00
      New price $249.99

      Monthly Bill

      $116.99 before tax (Unlimited Min/Text/Web + Insurance + Required 4G charge)

      Tmobile

      Phone (Vibrant)

      Suggested retail $499.99
      Instant discount -$250.00
      Mail-in rebate card -$50.00

      Monthly Bill

      $105.98 (Unlim Min/Text/web + Insurance)

      So not only is the Phone $100 cheaper but monthly too.

      One more thing let’s do a family plan:

      Two Epic 4G’s on family plan

      $699.98 for the two phones before $200’s in mail in rebates

      +

      $223.98 a month (Unlimited Min/Text/Web + Insurance on both + 2 required data charges)

      Two Vibrants on family plan

      $299 for both phones before $100’s in rebates (isn’t Buy One Get One just so sweet)

      $191.97 a month (Unlimited Min/Text/Web + Insurance on both)

      An upfront saving of $400 for the phones

      A yearly saving of $384.12 and a total contract savings of $768.24

      Total 2 year price for Sprint (Phone cost + MRC)

      $6074.52

      Total 2 year price for Tmobile (Phone cost+ MRC)

      $4906.28

      Which comes to saving $1168.24 on Tmobile.

      So yeah…how are you paying less?

      By the way that was just for 2 Evo’s and a family plan. Imagine having a third person on your line with an Evo…Yikes.

      • Marc

        The evo is 199.

  • Marc

    Will it have FM Radio.

  • MarkV10

    silicone? does one have implants of is it stuck together with RTV. I think you meant silicon.

    The other unmentioned difference is I can go buy a Vibrant right now.

    • IEEE Police

      Thanks for catching this. I’ll file it away immediately

  • JaylanPHNX

    This is gonna be a real debate for me. The Vibrant is kinda in the lead with its 4 inch SAMOLED screen and ultra-thin/lightweight body. I’m not a fan of hardware keyboards as they bulk up most phones way too much and I’ve never had a problem using the on-screen ones. But then the G2 looks thinner than most KB-equipped phones. The screen is smaller (still no word on the tech or if it will compete with SAMOLED), but then the HSPA+ makes its data faster. From what I’ve seen and played with at the store, I actually like TouchWiz 3.0, but that also delays updates. It will likely come down to handling both phones in person and how well certain features perform. If the camera takes pictures as well as the MyTouch Slide, then the G2 is OUT. If the Vibrant lags more than the G2 (have to account for 2.1 vs 2.2) then it drops. Wow, it’s gonna be tough. And I’m gonna love every second of it!

    • The Sleeve

      I’m pretty sure it will not be SAMOLED since Samsung is the only company that makes them for phones and they need them to supply their Gravity S line at the moment.

    • Dick Richards

      If you’re worried about lag on the Vibrant, you can get the one click lag fix from android market and root it in about 5 mins or less. You can also get ADW or launcher pro which is quite close to stock android. After doing the one click lag fix, and root I’m measuring over 2k in quadrant. And that’s not even bumping up the cpu to 1000 MHZ, that’s only at 800 MHZ in “on demand” mode.

  • J

    The G2 outperforms the Vibrant in benchmark testing. It didn’t really just beat it, it pretty much crushed it. This was using the Quadrant app downloaded from the market. I don’t think its that the CPU or GPU is that much better, but it is because vanilla 2.2 Android kill Touchwiz 2.1 as far as performance goes.

    Also, for those who say it doesn’t have UMA, thats not completely true. Any Android phone is capable of having UMA with the proper App. Whether or not that App is ready is another question.

  • rob

    Yes avatar is on the sd card on the vibrant you get around 13gigs to start

  • DavidinJax

    Why don’t any of these new phones have UMA!! I don’t want to be stuck with Blackberry forever!! grrrr grrr *angry face*
    dammit!

  • Hmm

    Vibrant if I was going to choose.

  • Vu

    You forgot a big difference. The G2 is a true hspa+ device while the vibrant isn’t.
    That’s a huge consideration.

  • mtnman

    Right now I have the Vibrant and the Cliq. Cliq is due now for an upgrade. But my delima is should I get this, or wait for the MTHD? I’m not really all that into the WM7 phone.

    Right now I can tether the Vibran via Samsung Keis, but it has to be connected to the computer. I can’t got outside my appartment to do a wireless network.

    The G2 don’t even do tethering and isn’t an international phone. So when I travel to B.C. I can just swap SIM cards on Rogers.

    G2 beats the Vibrant with 2.2 and flash 10.1, but that’s only temporary until the Vibrant get a Froyo update this month.

    Speed wise the 800Mhz processor is optimized for the new HSPA+ net and will get high download speeds, but that’s assuming that you have HSPA+ coverage in your area, and for a lot of us, we live in a rual areas or just outside metropolitain areas were coverag is spotty. I live in Colorado Springs, Co. and will get HSPA+ here by Dec, but if I got up in the mountains I get nothing at all. So what good would HSPA+ do me there?

    The Vibrant has 16Gbs of internal storage (2gbs for firmware, and the rest for all other applications). I removed the SD card that had Avatar on it after watching it for 3-4 times and put in an 8Gig to boost my memory up to 24 gigs.

    I love the 4″ SAMOLED screen on the Vibrant and I heard that G2 will have a SLCD which will still require a backlight and not all that bright in direct sunlight. The Vibrant (although still hard to see in sunlight) I can still see it. The G2 will have a flash on it, but using the Night Mode on my Vibrant I took two back to back pics, one with Auto settings and one with Night Mode and the differance was Night and Day. In my appartment with me not being able to see hardly anything in the room, I took a picture with night mode and could see everything. It was like haveing night vision.

    Then lastly there’s the keyboard. Having used both I prefer the non-keyboard using the Samsung Keyboard instead of the Swype. The keys are nice and large and it has the word selection up so that I find that I can type faster with it than the Swype or the Android keyboard. And if you know my Sister, she’s a text-aholic.

    So my conclusion is that while the G2 is a great phone, the only thing that seems to set it apart is the fact that it has Vanilla Android and is HSPA+ capible.

    On Vanilla Android it’s a personal thing, I just seem to prefer the TouchWiz 3.0 that Samsung has incorperated into the Vibrant. I’ve had Vanilla, but but I don’t know I just like it, it’s just me I guess.

    So for now I’m just going to wait and see what the MTHD has in store, I’ve waited this long, I can wait a few more months.

    • ceas

      The whole tethering issue can be solved really easy.. there are apps that let you tether your phone.. I know it cost money, but it gets the job done… I personally root my devices as soon as possible because i have fun modding the phone as much as possible… Personally i can wait till this comes out.. The only let down was the screen size but it will do.. As far as the rumored MT3G HD i don’t want to mess with Sense UI i prefer stock.. and Ive been longing for a physical KB… Thats the main reason i passed on the Vibrant… that and also the fact that Samsung flaked on their Behold 2 customers with updates… for the same reason i will never own a Motorola phone either… HTC has done good in trying to update all there devices to the best software that device is capable of.

      • Eric

        to bad they cant update the mytouch line…fender.. to 2.2 like they have said…

      • ceas

        @Eric .. i hear you.. i have a mt3g 1.2 and i am waiting for the promised 2.2 update.. but i do think it is coming.. after they release their 2.2 flagship phone the G2..

    • The Sleeve

      How do you know we’re getting HSPA+ in December? I live in C Springs too…that’s exciting news if true.

      • mtnman

        I’ve spoken to CC Reps on the phone and Tmo Store employee’s that said since we’re part of the Denver Market, when Denver gets it we will as well. And Denver is to get it in Dec.

      • gulo

        good question, I am also in Colorado Springs and we are not part of Denver market because Denver had 3g much earlier than Springs

      • the.sleeve

        Yea, I used to work in the Tech Support center in the Springs and while we are part of the Denver market we got 3G much later than Denver did. However, we did know when it was going to arrive even though most of the customer base did not. I hope you are right because that would be awesome!

    • badaphooko01

      Hey, there is a wireless tethering app already built in out vibrants its called mobile ap. You can flash as an update.zip using Clock Work in the rom manager app. You must be rooted as well which can now be done in one click. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=760243

      As for my choice its the Vibrant hands down. The only reason you would need HSPA+ would be to d/l torrents at fast speeds. Had this phone been 4″ then maybe it would have caught my eye. I still think the Vibrant is the best Android on the market. I have two employees one has an EVO and always says I wish I had your phone, the other bought a Droid2 last Thursday and returned it today for a Fascinate. Everybody is always amazed at the screen and personally I like TW, vanilla Android is so boring. I used to change my theme just about once a week when i had my G1.

  • David

    So the G2 will be a full ounce heavier than other Android phones that have a keyboard? I can live with the other specs, but if this is true I probably won’t get the G2 after all!

    • Foxeh

      The only reason I can think of why it’s *that* much heavier would be that it uses less plastic and more metal. The G2 may have a keyboard, but it also has a smaller battery.

      This is just a guess, though. If it’s plastic and weighs that much that’s almost inexcusable.

    • JoshL

      whaaaat!?? a 1 ounce difference will make you not get the phone? do you even know how little an ounce is?? lmao. these people are just crazy.

      • David

        Not crazy at all. Have you ever handled a phone before? Past a certain weight and size, a phone no longer fits in a pocket and is no longer portable. Considering the added weight, I’ll probably take a “test drive” with the phone once it comes out in a store rather than pre-ordering online. Let’s just hope it’s the use of good materials that drove up the weight.

      • Scott

        Do YOU know? An ounce is 20% of this phone’s weight. That’s a pretty big amount.

        The G2 is a 50% heavier than the Vibrant and 10% larger than the Evo, both of which have much larger screens. It’s an awfully heavy phone for its form factor. As David says, let’s hope it’s because the phone is made out of metal. Otherwise, that would be pretty embarrassing.

      • Scott

        Arg, 10% HEAVIER than the Evo, both of which have much larger screens.

      • JoshL

        Hopefully you know that the G2 has a physical keyboard. That is the answer to your wondering of where the weight is coming from. if you were to pull out the keyboard, it would be larger than the Evo.

        Regardless, people will complain if the phone is too light or if it’s too heavy. And freaking out over one ounce (whether or not that ounce accounts for 20% of the phones remaining weight) is ridiculous.

        Oh, and your argument that past a certain weight, a phone is “no longer portable” is really out-there when you are considering a 6.5 ounce phone. If you find that you are unable to lift it, then perhaps you should work on your endurance.

        Once again, physical keyboard. There’s your answer.

  • I choose… Both. I have the vibrant now and its a nice phone. It works after doing a few fixes which people should understand. GPS does not work reliably on a factory default phone so head over to XDA. I also installed a custom 2.1 ROM after rooting the phone and then did a lagfix which required a few steps with adb shell commands. My moral of the story is that I have two sim cards on tmobile. One runs the vibrant. The second will do G2. I also travel internationally. I don’t use data plans where I go and rely on office wireless, airport wireless, etc. It appears from the pictures that the G2 runs a factory default froyo install. This is good for me. The touchwiz thing is nice; but I will get tired of it much like Sense. Android means choice. Choosing is good.

  • Jordan

    But doesn’t the G2 do Tmobile’s “4g” data speeds, but the Vibrant does not?

  • mtnman

    The Vibrant will is not an HSPA+ phone, but takes advantage of the new network speeds. But it still will only get about 7.2mbs download. The G2 will be a true HSPA+ phone that will theoretically have speeds up to 14.1 mbs download. Now then they say “Theoretically” that probablly means if you climb up to the top of a cell towar and place your G2 right on the transmitter. lol

  • NiiDiddy

    Love my Vibrant! :)
    HSPA+ or not, my phone is still pretty very fast and I am very happy with it. Nice screen display and size…etc. I’m Happy. What I’m waiting on is that HD series (mytough and the winmo device).

    • NiiDiddy

      …just wanna see how they stack up again each other, and then, against my Vibrant. Then I’ll decide whether I should invest yet again on hold off.

    • Brigini

      yeah, im android 4 life but that windows 7 phone hardware wise is gonna be a beast!!

  • nclax15

    I’m absolutely positive that none of you can begin to rate the Vibrant until you actually use it for a few hours.

    Already I hear people ranting and raving about how “Flash, TouchWiz, naah naah”

    Yes, I was veeeery sceptical of purchasing the Vibrant, but this thing ABSOLUTELY blows away any device on the Droid line for example, and definately any Tmo phone for quite a while.

    Trust me, G2 was on the top of my list until I bought this beast…

    • Frigadroid

      Yup, I too was scared to buy a samsung, but now I’m happy I did. Us vibrant owners for the most part are satisfied. I never miss the keyboard or extra tonnage of my g1. I couldn’t wait forever for a fantasy phone with every possible feature and highest specs so I tried it and liked it. If something much better comes out next year I might be interested but the g2 doesn’t excite me I guess mostly because of the size and weight.

  • pimpstrong

    The Vibrant has HAC mode.

  • La El

    One thing I’ve noticed is that specs on the carrier websites are notoriously inaccurate.

    For example, if you expanded this comparison to include the MyTouch Slide you would see that the MTS has a check for International Phone and yet all the same distinctions for Supported Frequency as the G2: 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)

    Also, the MTS does not include ActiveSync in Local Synchronization which the Vibrant does. I used the MTS and it has ActiveSync…

    It’s unfortunate that the carriers don’t provide more standardized and complete information as it would only help them in the end but until then, better to gather a more complete picture by handling the phone or through the manufacturer.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Is everyone forgetting that the current benchmarks for the Vibrant are with 2.1 and not 2.2? Once the Vibrant has 2.2 it will crush this phone as well as any competition coming the remainder of this year. No manufacturer can top that processor/GPU combo that Samsung currently has AND the screen on it. Maybe next year there will be competition, but as far as I can see there’s nothing else coming this year to top it.

    Now, the G2 will be the best exclusive Tmobile phone available, pending the Mytouch HD. Even though it has a keyboard, which I don’t like, it has Vanilla Android so I would seriously put it on my top list. Just look at the G1 and look at how powerful that phone has been, people are still using and overclocking it, that’s a warrior. The ‘G’ series has shown it’s power and it will for years to come.

    • Bruce Banner

      And then the g2 will get gingerbread and crush the vibrant all over again all the while you will be left waiting several more months for your gingerbread update.f

      • Frigadroid

        By that time who knows Tmobile should have another phone that crushes them both.

      • Vibrant Addict

        And then I would’ve already sold my Vibrant and gotten the upcoming rumored Samsung Galaxy S 2. Phones come and go, gotta keep up with the times as Android has a new piece of hardware on a monthly basis.

  • Acacia Strain

    One of my coworkers at my store actually souped up our demo Vibrant with Ryanza and a One Click Root/Lag Fix.

    The thing FLIES now and when we get to 2.2 it’s going to be no doubt the best phone in the US.

    For my fellow Vibrant users look into it…that is if you’re okay with voiding your warranty.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE0bdWG_Rp0

    • pimpstrong

      I rooted yesterday and lag fixed today. I’ll admit that it is faster but it was already dam fast. my scores went from 890 to 2100!!

      The one thing I can say that I love about the Fix is that the Market loads up instantly now.

      Oh and you can completely return your phone to stock so warranty is no issue.

  • epakrat75

    The Vibrant does have a HAC (Hearing Aid Compatibility) mode. Please either clarify or correct this in your article and the chart. Thanks!

  • TMOprophet

    LMAO…Verizon is dropping Google search in favor of BING as the default search engine..way to screw themselves.

    T-Mobile..time to capitalize on Verizon’s stupidity. G2 and future devices FTW

  • J-Hop2o6

    Andrew PLEASE state it still ROAMS INTERNATIONALLY OVER 2G (not 3G) in Europe! unless that page is still not finished updating (like the incorrect 17.5hours of standby battery life.. smh Tmo).. ppl will really think this will only work on Tmo USA when it also has QUAD-BAND 2G/GSM.. but this should work in Canada since about 3-4 carriers use AWS over there.

  • house3272

    18 days vs 17.5 hours……UM WHAT?!

    • Technogen

      Its 17.5 days, that’s a typo, nothing more.

  • mailman13877 (Evo 4G)

    I’m sorry but anyone who calls the Evo outdated is not smart because for and outdated phone it sure sells out every time they stock. I don’t think any vibrator or G2 will sell out like that. Also i’ll tell what the G2 is missing that the Evo has. Bigger screen,8MP n DUAL flash plus more. The dude said the G2 rooted will blow the Evo away well. Correct me if I’m wrong but on xda there’s been only 1 Android phone rooted to clock at 1.2GHz if you remember the engadget article. Also the Evo is so good I haven’t needed to jailbreak it yet. Also for you SETTLERS thinking Swype is faster than a physical keyboard then go back on Swype website n see that they clearly says its the next fastest thing after that. Because the Evo has multi touch its the equivalent speed of a physical keyboard. I guarantee Swype isn’t faster than the HTC keyboard for Evo. There are so many reasons thus phone is still the top phone for Android. Someone said no one uses FFC but your wrong. I have used it and seeing that Android is now the number one selling phone and TMO is the 4th most in customers that means there are likely more people using FFC on the top 3 companies. Well on Sprint and ATT till Verizon releases there Evo like phone. Now think bout that and tell me who doesn’t use FFC. I also know many people who use face time on iPhone so I think this is a case of you old folks in denial bout new technology.

  • mailman13877 (Evo 4G)

    Oh and as far as not having faster web experiences go, Sprint wins in NYC for me again cuzz with my G1 in the areas I go I would struggle to get 3g and with Sprint I haven’t seen 2G yet. So let’s say HSPA is faster than 4G, I would rather have slower 4G than only getting 2G most of the time in places I work or go to school. And TMO its time you allowed your visual voicemail to work over WiFi cuzz Sprint works over WiFi and there’s no delays in receiving em.

  • 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…

    • 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 /?pred??ses?r/ /?pr?-/
        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.

  • 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….

    • 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.

    • 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/

  • 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!

  • 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?

    • 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. :/

  • 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”).

  • 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.