Samsung Vibrant 4G In The Wild

Well, well, what do we have here? The Vibrant 4G of course! The folks over at AndroidCentral just received pics of the upcoming Vibrant successor. Surprisingly, the handset is almost exactly the same cosmetically as the original Samsung Vibrant. The only noticeable changes seem to be a silver colored back and the addition of a front-facing camera. The handset is supposedly running still running Froyo and not the newer Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Although I absolutely love the original Vibrant design, I was really expecting Samsung to change at least something rather than the color. Maybe a LED Flash?

Check out some additional pics of the handset below, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!

[Via Android Central]

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  • Anonymous

    Boo hoo.

    • unknown

      ? what you talking about willis

      • Tmoisslow

        yeah, dual core that runs at 4 tops! whoo!

        • Anonymous

          No Gingerbread
          No LED Flash
          No Dual Core Processor
          BUT IT HAS INCEPTION!!!!
          Fail

        • Rensack

          Did they check the GPS? I bet you that thing still doesn’t work.

        • jcj

          mine does,have never had GPS issue

        • Rensack

          Did they check the GPS? I bet you that thing still doesn’t work.

        • Rensack

          Did they check the GPS? I bet you that thing still doesn’t work.

        • Anonymous

          No Gingerbread
          No LED Flash
          No Dual Core Processor
          BUT IT HAS INCEPTION!!!!
          Fail

        • Anonymous

          No Gingerbread
          No LED Flash
          No Dual Core Processor
          BUT IT HAS INCEPTION!!!!
          Fail

  • Xenafanatic

    i really like this phone, tho i was hoping for a bigger screen like the one att is getting. maybe some more hot monster hspa+ phone goodness can be released b4 july =]

  • Anonymous

    why didn’t they just hold off until the Galaxy S 2, this phone seriously look “meh”, nice body design, but bad color, and it’s samsung. “dun” “dun” “dun”

    • TeXan

      The good thing about the vibrants is you can change the entire back cover and it changes the look of the phone. I have a white back looks great.

      • Manusferrera

        where can you get different back covers

  • Donovan

    I really don’t like the backings color and color of the physical buttons. O.o

  • Donovan

    I really don’t like the backings color and color of the physical buttons. O.o

  • Travis_pettera

    No flash no new design and no 2.3 network WTF?

    • dstewstar

      I agree….why no flash. This just makes no sense to me. The Behold II (I know) had a decent camera with a flash.

    • dstewstar

      I agree….why no flash. This just makes no sense to me. The Behold II (I know) had a decent camera with a flash.

  • Travis_pettera

    No flash no new design and no 2.3 network WTF?

  • this or the Nexus S?! I can’t choose!

    • Anonymous

      If you want to give up HSPA+ 21Mbps 4G for being able to always have the latest and greatest version of Android OS go with the Nexus S. The Nexus S is a developer phone, so it will always get exclusive access to Android OS updates as soon as they’re made available.

      • Dale Murphy

        Still waiting for 2.3 on my Nexus One though.

  • this or the Nexus S?! I can’t choose!

  • That front facing camera.. I’m not jealous :l

    • Joe Skeen

      FFC Mod for the original Vibrant. The firmware dumps from the Vibrant 4G will most likely solve all issues with the mod, plus give us 2.2.1. I’m happy the files from this new device will help ours. :D

      • Anonymous

        Amen dude that’s what im thinkin. Im really hoping the new software will solve the voltage issue. @#$% this phone tho.

      • Anonymous

        Amen dude that’s what im thinkin. Im really hoping the new software will solve the voltage issue. @#$% this phone tho.

      • Anonymous

        Amen dude that’s what im thinkin. Im really hoping the new software will solve the voltage issue. @#$% this phone tho.

      • Anonymous

        Amen dude that’s what im thinkin. Im really hoping the new software will solve the voltage issue. @#$% this phone tho.

      • Anonymous

        Amen dude that’s what im thinkin. Im really hoping the new software will solve the voltage issue. @#$% this phone tho.

      • jcj

        why don’t you whinny people just enjoy the devices for what they are. Unless you are a designer shut the F up or send requests to manufacturers or carriers

  • That front facing camera.. I’m not jealous :l

  • now why didnt i fall in love with the first version?,,,, oh yea the flash. guess im skipping this one too.

    • Andrew

      Have you even seen the pics the vibrant can take without a flash? I’m glad it didn’t come with a flash…. it ruins the pictures.

      • Farhan

        I’d rather have a flash and not need it, than need it and not have one.

  • Thereugo67

    I rather just hold on to my G2 for another 14 months. By then I’m sure a more powerful phone will be out, hopefully a monster of an HTC phone, dual core.

  • Thereugo67

    I rather just hold on to my G2 for another 14 months. By then I’m sure a more powerful phone will be out, hopefully a monster of an HTC phone, dual core.

  • Thereugo67

    I rather just hold on to my G2 for another 14 months. By then I’m sure a more powerful phone will be out, hopefully a monster of an HTC phone, dual core.

  • Funzier

    No flash for camera :/

  • I was getting excited to get this device to replace the mt3g. But i guess im going to be waiting longer for the LG optimus 2X. Hopefully that is not the production color, and maybe ill be interested again.

  • Fredy

    FAIL!
    Its the same as the first one, and it has no flash.
    The only thing i like is the front face camera, but nah FAIL!
    Rather wait on how the Sidekick 4G looks :DD

  • John

    2 things here. 1) why does it say Galaxy S on the back or is it the samething? And 2). I was at my local T-Mo store today talking about my G2, and the sales reptold me that he went to CES a few weeks ago and was telling me about this new phone. And he said it looks the same but it does not have chrome bezel instead its all black. With that in mind
    I’m not too sure if this is the new Samsung Vibrant 4G. Unless I’m wrong.

  • Jneg13

    Come On, its 2011 Now, can we get a FLASH for the Camera???

  • Jneg13

    Come On, its 2011 Now, can we get a FLASH for the Camera???

  • Petey

    I am using The vibrant and without the flash… it sucks. Didn’t They learn from apple.. sheesh.

  • No flash? Next! Maybe TMO will get the LG Optimus 2X… I sure wish they’d hurry up so I could get rid of my BlackBerry.

  • Ghoff15

    I have to say that I like the original housing better…..

  • Guest

    looks the same…lolz. david please answer this.. have you asked any of your ninjas for news on the sidekick? all i need is a yes or a no?

    • Come on guys, if I had news I’d post it, you don’t need to ask!

      • Guest

        sorry i guess its cuz im jus so into the idea of a sidekick with android

      • Guest

        sorry i guess its cuz im jus so into the idea of a sidekick with android

      • Guest

        sorry i guess its cuz im jus so into the idea of a sidekick with android

      • Jay

        Sidekick + Samsung = U tell me. Smh. I give up David. Thats two heartbreaks already. Bears being the first.

    • Come on guys, if I had news I’d post it, you don’t need to ask!

    • Guest

      PLEASEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

    • Guest

      PLEASEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    looks the same…lolz. david please answer this.. have you asked any of your ninjas for news on the sidekick? all i need is a yes or a no?

  • SIDEKICK4g WHERE ARE YOUUUUUU!!!!!? >:-0

    • Guest

      i KNooooooooooooooooooo!!! :(

    • Guest

      i KNooooooooooooooooooo!!! :(

    • Jay

      Trust me thats a bigger bust than this. …2X is our hope for now.

  • Dude, what the hell? Where’s the flash on this damn thing?

    • Alex

      by flash they ment flash player

      • Anonymous

        Nope, he meant LED Flash.

      • Anonymous

        Nope, he meant LED Flash.

      • Anonymous

        Nope, he meant LED Flash.

  • Villanueva_80

    So thw only differents is chat and 4g I got my vibrant in nov. And I would buy a new 1 at cost if it had a flash but not alot of people have front cam and 4g still new not everywhere yet

  • Villanueva_80

    So thw only differents is chat and 4g I got my vibrant in nov. And I would buy a new 1 at cost if it had a flash but not alot of people have front cam and 4g still new not everywhere yet

  • Villanueva_80

    So thw only differents is chat and 4g I got my vibrant in nov. And I would buy a new 1 at cost if it had a flash but not alot of people have front cam and 4g still new not everywhere yet

  • Villanueva_80

    So thw only differents is chat and 4g I got my vibrant in nov. And I would buy a new 1 at cost if it had a flash but not alot of people have front cam and 4g still new not everywhere yet

  • Villanueva_80

    So thw only differents is chat and 4g I got my vibrant in nov. And I would buy a new 1 at cost if it had a flash but not alot of people have front cam and 4g still new not everywhere yet

  • Ryan

    You can guarantee I’ll be taking this to a supervisor in the customer loyalty department. I finagled an early upgrade from the whole Behold 2 fiasco, and I’ll be doing the same here. Except this time I won’t be wasting it on a Samsung POS.

    And you people are going to be so disappointed when you find out what I know about the Sidekick 4G. Like beyond disappointed… livid would be a better word. Once you find out, you’ll understand this more.

  • Ryan

    You can guarantee I’ll be taking this to a supervisor in the customer loyalty department. I finagled an early upgrade from the whole Behold 2 fiasco, and I’ll be doing the same here. Except this time I won’t be wasting it on a Samsung POS.

    And you people are going to be so disappointed when you find out what I know about the Sidekick 4G. Like beyond disappointed… livid would be a better word. Once you find out, you’ll understand this more.

  • Ryan

    You can guarantee I’ll be taking this to a supervisor in the customer loyalty department. I finagled an early upgrade from the whole Behold 2 fiasco, and I’ll be doing the same here. Except this time I won’t be wasting it on a Samsung POS.

    And you people are going to be so disappointed when you find out what I know about the Sidekick 4G. Like beyond disappointed… livid would be a better word. Once you find out, you’ll understand this more.

  • Ryan

    You can guarantee I’ll be taking this to a supervisor in the customer loyalty department. I finagled an early upgrade from the whole Behold 2 fiasco, and I’ll be doing the same here. Except this time I won’t be wasting it on a Samsung POS.

    And you people are going to be so disappointed when you find out what I know about the Sidekick 4G. Like beyond disappointed… livid would be a better word. Once you find out, you’ll understand this more.

    • Jay

      The fact that its made by samsung? Smh…tell me something i dont know. Disappointed is just one of the synonyms i can use as to how i feel.

    • future nexus s owner

      what do you know about the sidekick 4G? plz let us know!! i’m really curious

    • Anonymous

      1) How do we know it was from Samsung – everything I read syas Tmobile has NOT ANNOUNCED the manufacturer of the SK-4G yet.

      2) What exactly do you know and when/where will we be able to read it??

  • Anonymous

    Funny they try to name it a Galaxy S and then still remove the hardware button. Not that I’d but a new phone for it but a hardware button woulda been nice. AND HOW BOUT A F@#$%N LED NOTIFICATION LIGHTALREADY!

  • Bensworld

    damn no camera why? I’m looking for a Nexus S 2 with dual core processor on T Mobile HSPA+ 21Mbps download speeds. Front facing 3 megapixel camera with an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with 720p HD video recording. Super AMOLED Plus display with16 gigabytes of internal memory and a microSD slot for expansion.

    I would buy that.

    • brandon

      That’s what I’m talking about. It may be on its way.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and still waiting for a screen capture feature ala iPhone

    • Anonymous

      No Gingerbread
      No LED Flash
      No Dual Core Processor
      BUT IT HAS INCEPTION!!!!
      Fail

      • Anonymous

        …and how many phones have any of those things but the flash? Folks, this is a replacement for the current Vibrant, not a next-gen device. Perspective.

        • Anonymous

          Not the dual-core processor but Samsung already made a device with Gingerbread & LED flash, I’m surprised they couldn’t throw Gingerbread on their new device. Yes, it is a replacement for the current Vibrant. They improved on it by adding a front facing camera and HSPA+. Why not include the flash into that? Verizon’s & Sprint’s originally came with LED flash, come on dude.

          I’ll be waiting for that LG Optimus 2x or the Galaxy S 2. Can’t wait

        • Anonymous

          They didn’t include a flash because it would have required a re-design of the phone. The Galaxy S series already accommodates a front-facing camera…they just didn’t include it because there was no interest or carrier support for video chat in the U.S. when the Vibrant was released like there was in Europe and Asia. There’s a place for it to plug in and everything. Some people have even modded their Vibrants and added it back in. To add a flash they’d have to go back to the drawing board with the design…many times over more expensive to do. The cost to Samsung to add a different HSPA radio and a front-facing camera vs. adding a flash is night and day. AGAIN, THIS IS A PRODUCT REFRESH, NOT A NEW DEVICE. The changes are minor because it’s meant to occupy the same spot in the market that the existing Vibrant does. They just made some simple changes to keep it more competitive with other devices that have come out in the past 5 months.

        • Anonymous

          Lol @ your caps lock.
          The Galaxy S series already accommodates flash (Big Red’s version). Whether it’s a remixed product or not, I will not be selling this to anyone unless they’re too stubborn to listen (ex: you).

      • Anonymous

        …and how many phones have any of those things but the flash? Folks, this is a replacement for the current Vibrant, not a next-gen device. Perspective.

    • Rootalready

      Download the “shootme” app from the market and you have screen capture. Not sure but you may have to be rooted to use it but WHY NOT root. Custom ROM’s are so much better and faster and make the phone look and work the way you won’t not what ” i ” tell you too

      • Anonymous

        How much time do I have to spend in order to learn how to successfully root my phone and then actually do it? Why can’t the phone just come with screen capture, the technology already exists. I don’t see it as being an outlandish request.

  • Anonymous

    So really, no REAL difference between Vibrant and Vibrant 4G? Only REAL difference I see is the new FFC and the fact that it’s 4G. I guess it’ll be hard to do more with this phone because it’ll then become the Nexus S…just my guess though..

    • Yea Yea Yea

      Front facing camera? As someone mentioned before, T-Mobile isn’t trying to break ground with this device, they are trying to make their lineup almost all 4G so customers get the best experience on their network.
      For the people who are saying that its not better than the iphone, yea the iphone is cool and all but if I cant make a call without it dropping, what is the point? How long has 3G technology been out and they are still designing products that are 3G when next generation speeds are available? Any logic to that?
      I love the app store as long as I’m ok with paying $5 an app every time I want something. Ya know what, lets just rack up my wireless bill to over $120 a month with Verizon and ATT with the iPhone, I don’t really care I cant wait to overpay for average service on a device that is still using 2 year old data connectivity technology.

  • hi!

    surprisingly the handset is cosmetically different?

    Dude, are you high? Like really really high? Cause you’re the only one who thought it would look different. Everyone has been talking for weeks now how it’s BS that they’re releasing the same phone again. This is what the OG Vibrant should be been…..period. No Flash, and it’ll never ever EVER be updated to 2.3

    • hi!

      *EDIT* NOT cosmetically different….sorry about that

  • Alexihedz

    maybe this a regular vibrant that was hacked with the ffc and a back cover that was purchase at amazon i saw those a like a month ago plus the cover looks cheap

  • Speed

    Major fail! No flash No Gingerbread? T-mobile needs to step up their line up fast!

    • what carrier other than t-mobile has 1 phone with gingerbread?…oh, wait none of them, maybe someone should put the crack pipe down.

    • Anonymous

      how are they suppose to release the next Galaxy S…”Samsung Vibrant 4GF Gingerbread edition” in the summer then?

      • Anonymous

        Replying to samwoo2go

        Ah man, do I get the Galaxy S 4G next month or wait for the Vibrant 4GF!? They keep forcing me to buy new phones!! X-O

  • Quinto

    or maybe when someone did the FFC mod, they continued to take the phone apart to paint it a different color. its not that hard. ive been thinking of doing that for the longest. paint the chrome bezel white, and the backing white as well.

  • Steve092987

    fk should of added flash at least damn tmo bring up better ph’s this yr plz,

    • Anonymous

      Might be a blessing, imagine with the Vibrant’s battery life, you would be allowed 2 pictures before your powerbar hits 10%.

      • Anonymous

        Er…I get 25 hours solid on my Vibrant.

  • imma buy this

  • MR GREEN

    IS THIS PHONE BETTER THAN AN IPHONE?

    • Does it have a flash for the camera? No.
      Does it run the platform’s most current OS? No.
      Will it get updates to future versions of the OS? Who knows.
      Does it have a high quality, steel/aluminum body? No.
      Does it play Angry Birds? Yes.

      So, not only is it not better than an iPhone, it’s hardly better than Samsung’s own Nexus S.
      (Well, at least the Vibrant 4G actually supports T-Mo’s fastest speeds… WTF, Nexus S?)

      • Anonymous

        Sure, but for me it scores points for simply not being a locked-down Apple product, so IMO it’s better, and I’ll take Froyo over any version of iOS any day of the week. Besides, a TMo exec just said that all of their Android devices will continue to be updated to all new versions of the OS that their hardware supports. Metal body? Buy a metal battery cover and pretty much the answer is yes. YMMV.

      • iphonesucks

        The real question is if it has the wi-fis? Or the bigger gee-bees? I want the white one.

    • Anonymous

      successful troll is successful

    • Erivera989

      With T-Mobiles HSPA+ you still can get great speeds, I hit 3Mbps at work and 5Mbps at home. With the update it does have FroYo. Allshare is awesome because I have a Samsung BluRay player, also Pocket Blu works wonderfully as a remote. With the added Front Facing Camera, video talk is possible without being connected to a Wifi source. With Wifi calling, minutes can be saved (for those who have minutes plan), along with wireless tether, unlimited data plan is nice but there is a cap, and instead of charging, your download speeds are reduced. Still a great phone, and great service provider. I stick with T-Mobile because four year ago I did a tour in Iraq, and on the way there I was the only Marine in my unit with cell service from Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Fallujah, still loving the service. By all means, the Galaxy S isn’t the greatest phone out there, but there aren’t a lot of them out there that can compare to it. Oh yeah, web browsing with flash support is a different world with FroYo. You won’t be disappointed.

  • justin64558

    well at least it doesnt look too plasticy, but rather have the LG optimus 2x. btw does anyone know when that phone comes out or announced???

    • mX

      Its already out in Korea (and they have an all white version too). T-Mobile should get it some time in March.

  • trife

    Oh wow, look….a Vibrant. Cool.

    My beloved TMO, you’re KILLING me with these repeated lackluster smartphone releases.

    T-Mobile = mediocrity. Nothing horrible, yet nothing outstanding. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Dap2300

    Ok, T-mobile, You have one more month, where ever Galaxy S2 is, that’s where I’m going..

    I have had enough of your second rate products. Over and Out!!

  • Isn’t it called Galaxy S 4G?

    • Anonymous

      Replying to Matt Tsui

      Yeah but TMO thinks we’re too stupid to realize that its a Vibrant in disguise. They think less people will be pissed off if its not named after the Vibrant that they just bought 6 months ago.

  • Isn’t it called Galaxy S 4G?

  • Isn’t it called Galaxy S 4G?

  • tmobeast

    AHHHHHH ONE OF THE MOST UGLIEST DEVICE!

    LOLS SORRRY BUT WHY RELEASE A VIBRANT THAT HAS ALMOST THE SAME SPECS AS THE FIRST ONE! AND SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 I DONT THINK ITS COMING! CUZ WHY THEY RELEASE THIS GARBAGE IF THEY KNOW THAT GALAXY S2 IS ON THE WAY. SO I DONT THINK ITS COMING UNTIL CHRISTMAS.

    • Hye_TECH

      Exactly. Releasing a device that should of been that way from the start. As for why release this device now? I don’t think Samsung nor T-Mobile cares if the Galaxy S2 is coming. They’ll find ways to screw its customer base over.

      First the Vibrant comes out summer 2010 and waited 6+ Months for Froyo (some still waiting)
      End of the year, they release the Nexus S, the curvier and sexier Vibrant with the same specs plus a few features (FFC and NFC and Gingerbread)
      6 Months later release the Vibrant again with a the ammenities they decided not to put into the first one, come Feb 2011, Samsung announces Galaxy S device coming to all carriers shipping with…wait for it….Froyo and promises Gingerbread will be pushed out in a month or two.
      Their horrible promises is so predictable.

      I don’t think a good screen (because I had a Vibrant and that SAMOLED screen is a beaut) makes up for their lack of support afterwards or how they put out an updated phone not even a year after the first Vibrant came out. And to Matt Tsui, who cares if its going to be called the Galaxy S 4G….if it looks like a Vibrant, it is a Vibrant.

    • Hye_TECH

      Exactly. Releasing a device that should of been that way from the start. As for why release this device now? I don’t think Samsung nor T-Mobile cares if the Galaxy S2 is coming. They’ll find ways to screw its customer base over.

      First the Vibrant comes out summer 2010 and waited 6+ Months for Froyo (some still waiting)
      End of the year, they release the Nexus S, the curvier and sexier Vibrant with the same specs plus a few features (FFC and NFC and Gingerbread)
      6 Months later release the Vibrant again with a the ammenities they decided not to put into the first one, come Feb 2011, Samsung announces Galaxy S device coming to all carriers shipping with…wait for it….Froyo and promises Gingerbread will be pushed out in a month or two.
      Their horrible promises is so predictable.

      I don’t think a good screen (because I had a Vibrant and that SAMOLED screen is a beaut) makes up for their lack of support afterwards or how they put out an updated phone not even a year after the first Vibrant came out. And to Matt Tsui, who cares if its going to be called the Galaxy S 4G….if it looks like a Vibrant, it is a Vibrant.

  • Anonymous

    So because it has every other spec all the other phones have, AND is 4G, but doesn’t have a flash and gingerbread tmobile is tanking? Wow, I think i’m going to switch to a carrier that has a phone with Gingerbread on it. Umm, oh wait, i’m already there. It’s TMOBILE! You people are ridiculous!

    • Auser72

      Agree a million times over. Tmobile has phones already utilizing the features and technology that these people are waiting for other carriers to get.

    • Auser72

      Agree a million times over. Tmobile has phones already utilizing the features and technology that these people are waiting for other carriers to get.

    • Auser72

      Agree a million times over. Tmobile has phones already utilizing the features and technology that these people are waiting for other carriers to get.

    • Jon Po

      Tmobile is for FAGs.

    • Jon Po

      Tmobile is for FAGs.

    • Jon Po

      Tmobile is for FAGs.

    • Jon Po

      Tmobile is for FAGs.

  • Strongricshaw56

    Sa glimpse at Samsung’s Galaxy S2 running 2.3 Gingerbread!

    Release date hasnt been confirmed!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7jKK1nAIw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    • Anonymous

      DON’T CLICK

      Its some wack no name rapper tryina score some free advertising.

  • Galaxy Follower

    Sa glimpse at Samsung’s Galaxy S2 running 2.3 Gingerbread!

    Release date hasnt been confirmed!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7jKK1nAIw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    • Anonymous

      Its some wack no name rapper tryina score some free advertising.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Who in their right mind would go for this phone after seeing how all current Vibrant owners were treated? If you want to wait 8 months for an update, then by all means go with Samsung.

    My next device is going to be a dual core device, hopefully T-Mobile releases one this year. Where’s that LG at?!

    • Auser72

      Because its still one of the best performing phone on the market today. Arguably the best display the best display of any cell phones(iphone 4g only competition). As far as updates, froyo will hold its own for a while since gingerbread is only a mild update that wont bring any significant improvement. While everyone is touting the merits of dual core, it will be a while for software developers to actually take advantage of newer technology(in cellphone). Now given open source nature of android, i am not expecting it to take too long, but long enough for me to wait till second genration of dual core phones come out. When they work out all the bugs and complaints from the early adopters on new technology.

      • Anonymous

        Tell em son! +1

      • Anonymous

        Tell em son! +1

      • Anonymous

        Tell em son! +1

  • Quailallstar

    This brown color looks very low rent. Nothing new enough here to make me “upgrade” from my Galaxy-S Vibrant.

  • I’m fairly new to android devices and I love my vibrant? Can you pls explain why I would want to upgrade to 2.3 sooo bad????

    • Anonymous

      I hear its a lil faster, some of the animation stuff is better, and it has a better program manager. So nothing really.

    • Auser72

      They wont be able to, because there are no significant improvements over Froyo.

  • Anonymous

    Now we know not to buy samsung because in a couple of months we’ll get an updated version of our phones. THEY COULDN’T EVEN WAIT A YEAR.

    • Auser72

      Why should Samsung wait a year to bring product to take advantage of newer technolgy and why shouldnt Tmobile not offer such a product???? Perplexed with your logic please help me to understand. That is the nature of ever evovling technology and if youshow me a company who doesnt keep up i will show a company that wont be in business long.

      • Dragoth

        ….really? The Vibrant is based of the i9000 (the international version of our phone). It has been modified to meet T-Mobile’s specifications, the i9000 includes a FFC and was removed on the Vibrant. The Vibrant was released on July 15th 2010, on October 6th 2010 (2 and a half months later) the T-mobile G2 released which was officially the first 4G phone released by T-mobile. The technology is not “new” it was available during production (in regards to the 4G antenna) and the i9000 had the FFC already, plain and simple, it has been a “beta test” for all current Vibrant owners and a “sales tactic” by T-Mobile and Samsung to sell more phones.

      • Dragoth

        ….really? The Vibrant is based of the i9000 (the international version of our phone). It has been modified to meet T-Mobile’s specifications, the i9000 includes a FFC and was removed on the Vibrant. The Vibrant was released on July 15th 2010, on October 6th 2010 (2 and a half months later) the T-mobile G2 released which was officially the first 4G phone released by T-mobile. The technology is not “new” it was available during production (in regards to the 4G antenna) and the i9000 had the FFC already, plain and simple, it has been a “beta test” for all current Vibrant owners and a “sales tactic” by T-Mobile and Samsung to sell more phones.

      • Dragoth

        ….really? The Vibrant is based of the i9000 (the international version of our phone). It has been modified to meet T-Mobile’s specifications, the i9000 includes a FFC and was removed on the Vibrant. The Vibrant was released on July 15th 2010, on October 6th 2010 (2 and a half months later) the T-mobile G2 released which was officially the first 4G phone released by T-mobile. The technology is not “new” it was available during production (in regards to the 4G antenna) and the i9000 had the FFC already, plain and simple, it has been a “beta test” for all current Vibrant owners and a “sales tactic” by T-Mobile and Samsung to sell more phones.

        • Auser72

          You failed to mention that there was a major 4g rollout to 16 major cities Oct. 3 that coincided with release of g2 . I clearly understand them not putting the then current 4g technology(14mbps) in Vibrant when its theoretical 3g speeds are comparable to the 4g phone(g2 and mt4g)speeds on 4g network. As far ffc it wasnt and still isnt a fully functional feature for any network right now until they can establish higher and more consistent speeds on their network. Tmobile has been very methodical in the releasing phones to match current capabilities and not overstress their networks as other carriers have done. Kudos to Tmobile for being the intelligent choice.

        • Grv

          From business standpoint sure this is great re-release the vibrant merely months after release with updated specs and avoid the “vibrant” name to avoid backlash, and then sell this as brand new tech. People will buy it. Nintendo does it with various nintendo ds’s (but they don’t burn the userbase so quickly )

          For the customers who owns a vibrant, I know they mostly are upset at this re-release. Change the way the hardware looks and this would be easier to swallow.

        • Anonymous

          Replying to Auser72

          “As far ffc it wasnt and still isnt a fully functional feature for any network right now until they can establish higher and more consistent speeds on their network.”

          If TMO thinks that the 14.4Mbps tech is not good enough for VC then why did they release the MT4G and praise it for that ability? T-Mobile seems to think you can Vchat over their network on 1st gen 4G without all that distortion that all the other carriers have. You say that the MT4G speeds are comparable to the Vibrants 3G then why not slap that same radio in the phone and retain the FFC for video chat?

          Its because they wanted to let samsung pay for the Vibrant’s marketing and advertise the living crap out of the MT4G at that time and then once their done pimping that phone out they will invest all their money into advertising this “New Samsung Galaxy S 4G”. It was a plot from jump and I will be the first to admit that I jumped the gun and bought into it.

          That said, I still love my Vibrant and consider my phone on par with the new version except for 4G but I don’t care about all that so I’m cool.

        • Auser72

          @pimpstrong, the difference between vibrant and mt4g release was 4g network coverage@ time of release. And agree with you about the theoretical speed 14mbps not being adequate on real world application for smooth video calling, it provided a great start. If samsung would have had ffc it would have been almost three months before the majority of customers could use it without wifi. Like att with the iphone 4g. You are right on point about samsung 4g, we would be foolish to think that a billion dollar corporation didn’t know what devices they had planned for releases over 12-24 month period.

        • Auser72

          @pimpstrong, the difference between vibrant and mt4g release was 4g network coverage@ time of release. And agree with you about the theoretical speed 14mbps not being adequate on real world application for smooth video calling, it provided a great start. If samsung would have had ffc it would have been almost three months before the majority of customers could use it without wifi. Like att with the iphone 4g. You are right on point about samsung 4g, we would be foolish to think that a billion dollar corporation didn’t know what devices they had planned for releases over 12-24 month period.

        • Jon Po

          This LOSER is SOOOOOO annoying

        • Jon Po

          This LOSER is SOOOOOO annoying

        • Auser72

          Okay I will change game plan and spew hate about tmobile services and products on a tmobile related site…..yeah that’s what I will do so I can be a whiner, I meant weiner, oops I meant winnnner like you.

        • Jon Po

          This LOSER is SOOOOOO annoying

      • Jonnyp357

        Why are stupid people still backing samsung up?

  • Still no camera flash. Basically, this is the Vibrant with the front camera that should have been installed in the first place. Why would I buy a Samsung product at this point? Were I someone who was still using the Vibrant I would be a little annoyed.

    • Auser72

      I just bought a TV last year for X amount of dollars, less than six months later i see same company offer similar t.v. with 3D capability and higher refresh rate for less than X amount. Should i be mad ? No because that is common practice with technology products, and i got exactly what i paid for at the time i paid for it. The same people, will be same people complaining because they jumped on first batch of dual core phones only to find out they will add more features six months down the line as the technology progresses.

    • Auser72

      I just bought a TV last year for X amount of dollars, less than six months later i see same company offer similar t.v. with 3D capability and higher refresh rate for less than X amount. Should i be mad ? No because that is common practice with technology products, and i got exactly what i paid for at the time i paid for it. The same people, will be same people complaining because they jumped on first batch of dual core phones only to find out they will add more features six months down the line as the technology progresses.

    • Auser72

      I just bought a TV last year for X amount of dollars, less than six months later i see same company offer similar t.v. with 3D capability and higher refresh rate for less than X amount. Should i be mad ? No because that is common practice with technology products, and i got exactly what i paid for at the time i paid for it. The same people, will be same people complaining because they jumped on first batch of dual core phones only to find out they will add more features six months down the line as the technology progresses.

  • Rtintegra94

    Not worth the upgrade

  • Rtintegra94

    Not worth the upgrade

  • Rtintegra94

    Not worth the upgrade

  • Aol

    sweet!! I decided to return my Vibrant and wait for this one to come out.

  • Aol

    sweet!! I decided to return my Vibrant and wait for this one to come out.

  • Aol

    sweet!! I decided to return my Vibrant and wait for this one to come out.

  • Aol

    sweet!! I decided to return my Vibrant and wait for this one to come out.

  • Dj Chuck Tay’s

    Its 2011 and we are still producing phones with no flash…..Hmmmm, phone looks generic and cheap! Enough said….

    Still a proud Hd7 owner*

  • Dj Chuck Tay’s

    Its 2011 and we are still producing phones with no flash…..Hmmmm, phone looks generic and cheap! Enough said….

    Still a proud Hd7 owner*

    • Knowfosho

      Have you even tried the Night time feature on this phone, or the Vibrant? Who needs a flash drowning out the image when you can get a crisp picture without it. Your ignorance knows no bounds apparently. If you want a flash camera that takes really good pics, then get a real camera with a flash, if you want a good phone, with lots of features, downloadable apps, and a very good camera that doesn’t really need a flash, then pic up a galaxy S phone.

      • Pantlesspenguin

        In my experience w/ the “old” Vibrant, the phone really did not take good indoor pics @ all, regardless of the lighting. Although the Vibrant took wonderful outdoor shots w/ the night mode, I decided I needed a flash for indoor moments. And, I agree that the phone isn’t that aesthetically pleasing. Who are you to call someone ignorant based on their own opinions?

        • Knowfosho

          His opinion of the phone shows his lack of knowledge and experience with it, and thus he is ignorant when it comes to this, please dont confuse my comment of him being ignorant on this front with him being ignorant all around, I dont know that, and neither do you. I am not implying that he is a stupid person, far from it, just that his knowledge about this phone and its need for a flash is misplaced.

      • Anonymous

        I used to feel this same way until I saw a picture taken in Pitch Black(good movie) with an EVO and it’s flash. I’m not sure how good the EVO would do in low light without the flash but I bet it can’t beat the Vibrant in night mode.

        Oh and no thanks on the 2nd camera when my $500 phone has a 5MP camera on it. Just put flash and Night Mode on it so you can please everybody already.

        • Anonymous

          PimpStrong, I completely agree. I don’t see why they can’t put flash AND night mode on these phones. I would love that.

    • Giraffe

      You ride on the HD7? You’re even braver than I thought :-)

      The HD7 is a style phone, and does a lot of things right, people just haven’t taken to it, so you’re the unique butterfly. That’s why that phone works for you. Other people need a generic android phone with power under the hood.

    • Giraffe

      You ride on the HD7? You’re even braver than I thought :-)

      The HD7 is a style phone, and does a lot of things right, people just haven’t taken to it, so you’re the unique butterfly. That’s why that phone works for you. Other people need a generic android phone with power under the hood.

  • Dj Chuck Tay’s

    Its 2011 and we are still producing phones with no flash…..Hmmmm, phone looks generic and cheap! Enough said….

    Still a proud Hd7 owner*

  • Dj Chuck Tay’s

    Its 2011 and we are still producing phones with no flash…..Hmmmm, phone looks generic and cheap! Enough said….

    Still a proud Hd7 owner*

  • Leo

    Very very disappointed in samsung smartphones they should improve something if they want to stay close to top of the line with others.
    FFC and back cover:)))) you must to be wrong so bad for samsung.
    Good bye bye TMOBILE :))))

    • Knowfosho

      Good Bye Bye Leo. Enjoy your new service else. :) /wave

    • Why are you blaming T-Mobile? It’s Samsung’s fault. You don’t HAVE to stick with the Vibrant if Samsung has failed you…there is the G2 and the MyTouch 4G.

    • Why are you blaming T-Mobile? It’s Samsung’s fault. You don’t HAVE to stick with the Vibrant if Samsung has failed you…there is the G2 and the MyTouch 4G.

      • Brians Android

        I recently upgraded from a G1 to a G2 and I am very disappointed with the touch screen not responding intermittently. I read the reviews but no mention of this bug. T-Mobile said it was a known issue. Why didn’t they tell me this before I purchased this phone? So now I am trying to find another android phone with great specs that dose not have any known issues, any suggestions, anyone? And please do not suggest the Vibrant.

        • Hughck

          The MyTouch 4G- I’ve had mine now for 2 months. best phone I’ve ever owned! I was one of the first to own a windows phone and have been using smartphones since they came out. The MyTouch 4g is the best. I’ve run speed test compared to a couple EVO 4g phones and the EVO’s were test at 1200-1300, while my phone was test at 1600-1900. Just remember that there will always be newer and better phone coming out, but if you can find one that does everything you need done, then why wait.

        • Giraffe

          First time I’ve heard of it… if T-Mo doesn’t offer you a resolution for it on the software end, make your own and root your device. If it’s a hardware thing, it’s under your warranty. Seems simple as that to me. Why didn’t they exchange it right away? That seems like the correct course of action.

      • Brians Android

        I recently upgraded from a G1 to a G2 and I am very disappointed with the touch screen not responding intermittently. I read the reviews but no mention of this bug. T-Mobile said it was a known issue. Why didn’t they tell me this before I purchased this phone? So now I am trying to find another android phone with great specs that dose not have any known issues, any suggestions, anyone? And please do not suggest the Vibrant.

    • Why are you blaming T-Mobile? It’s Samsung’s fault. You don’t HAVE to stick with the Vibrant if Samsung has failed you…there is the G2 and the MyTouch 4G.

    • Anonymous

      Again, it’s a refresh, not a next-gen device. *sigh* Obviously if you already have a current-gen smartphone it’s not targeted at you.

    • Deff

      bye t-mobile? T mobile may not have the best service but its got WAY better phones than any other company out there. What are you gonna get? A Samsung Epic at Sprint? looks like a shitty slider that’s overrated. An iPhone at Att? Oh wait thats on verizon now too. What’s at verizon? The Droid empire… Personally I’d stick with tmo just because they have way better phones. Besides the fact that if you did go to like verizon, you’d get a SUPER SICK PHONE and then you’d show it off just to figure out there about 700 people with the same exact uber cool phone as you.

    • Deff

      bye t-mobile? T mobile may not have the best service but its got WAY better phones than any other company out there. What are you gonna get? A Samsung Epic at Sprint? looks like a shitty slider that’s overrated. An iPhone at Att? Oh wait thats on verizon now too. What’s at verizon? The Droid empire… Personally I’d stick with tmo just because they have way better phones. Besides the fact that if you did go to like verizon, you’d get a SUPER SICK PHONE and then you’d show it off just to figure out there about 700 people with the same exact uber cool phone as you.

    • Deff

      bye t-mobile? T mobile may not have the best service but its got WAY better phones than any other company out there. What are you gonna get? A Samsung Epic at Sprint? looks like a shitty slider that’s overrated. An iPhone at Att? Oh wait thats on verizon now too. What’s at verizon? The Droid empire… Personally I’d stick with tmo just because they have way better phones. Besides the fact that if you did go to like verizon, you’d get a SUPER SICK PHONE and then you’d show it off just to figure out there about 700 people with the same exact uber cool phone as you.

  • Jabombardier

    Tempted to get one but no flash is a deal breaker as for I use my camera on phone. I will just stick with my MyTouch 3G Slide and wait for 2.2.

  • Octurian

    It’s like a domestic violence case! No matter how bad Samsung beats us, there’s always one that comes back and says…”But I love {Samsung}! Then WHAM! The smacking starts again….

    As a Vibrant owner, I like my Vibrant, but won’t go with Samsung again.

    • Frigadroid

      I’m slapping back. Had the vibrant been as promised I would be buying that samsdung tv bundle on sale today at walmart for the big game. Now I will take my thousand dollars somewhere else.

    • Frigadroid

      I’m slapping back. Had the vibrant been as promised I would be buying that samsdung tv bundle on sale today at walmart for the big game. Now I will take my thousand dollars somewhere else.

  • stirkerss

    I thought it was suppose to get a flash as well in the specs that we saw. Are you sure this is the real deal.

  • Cu

    When is the release?

  • I’m glad the photographer discovered macro mode after the fourth try…why is it these people who have early access to phones cannot for the life of them take focused pictures? It’s really not that hard to put your phone in macro or ensure that the auto-focus did indeed focus…

  • I’m glad the photographer discovered macro mode after the fourth try…why is it these people who have early access to phones cannot for the life of them take focused pictures? It’s really not that hard to put your phone in macro or ensure that the auto-focus did indeed focus…

    • Anonymous

      I think a lot of the time the pictures are SUPPOSED to be blurry, especially when images are leaked. Otherwise they could get in big trouble from the carrier, manufacturer, etc if they are caught.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds about right.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds about right.

  • I’m glad the photographer discovered macro mode after the fourth try…why is it these people who have early access to phones cannot for the life of them take focused pictures? It’s really not that hard to put your phone in macro or ensure that the auto-focus did indeed focus…

  • I’m glad the photographer discovered macro mode after the fourth try…why is it these people who have early access to phones cannot for the life of them take focused pictures? It’s really not that hard to put your phone in macro or ensure that the auto-focus did indeed focus…

  • Admjson

    Are you serious what the F**k is that NO FLASH or REDESIGN im out

  • Anonymous

    Did they make it the beep beepest of beep beep phones and its for 14 year olds? Thats the way I see the sidekick anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Did they make it the beep beepest of beep beep phones and its for 14 year olds? Thats the way I see the sidekick anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Here we go again. In Reply to Ryan from 13 Hours ago…

  • Anonymous

    Here we go again. In Reply to Ryan from 13 Hours ago…

  • Anonymous

    Here we go again. In Reply to Ryan from 13 Hours ago…

  • Alexvidal_

    I feel like Im the only one that has had nothing but problems with this phone. For it to be considered the best thing next to the iphone I think is a joke. With the new update, it lags like crazy, GPS doesnt work, battery drain, gets stuck on start up, swype doesnt work, data speeds are shotty, occasionally forgets my bookmarks (but returns upon restart — when it actually wants to restart), besides the screen, this phone is best used as a paper weight. why would the samsun 4G be ANY better than the last????

  • Alexvidal_

    I feel like Im the only one that has had nothing but problems with this phone. For it to be considered the best thing next to the iphone I think is a joke. With the new update, it lags like crazy, GPS doesnt work, battery drain, gets stuck on start up, swype doesnt work, data speeds are shotty, occasionally forgets my bookmarks (but returns upon restart — when it actually wants to restart), besides the screen, this phone is best used as a paper weight. why would the samsun 4G be ANY better than the last????

    • Anonymous

      Is that your first one? Did you get a refurb or somethin?

      • Frigadroid

        Second vibrant from the good people at tmobile loyalty to try and correct samsung’s mistakes. Yes it is obviously a refurb with cat hair, sticky wet paint goo, a gouge in the plastic like someone used a knife to remove the sd card, worn contacts, with the water detect and ime stickers way off center. I bought enough phones of ebay to know a refurbished one when I see it.
        Also interesting to note a memo over at att states that due to known hardware issues any galaxy s made before nov should be replaced no questions asked if a customer has issues. Explain that defenders of samsdung.

  • Alexvidal_

    I feel like Im the only one that has had nothing but problems with this phone. For it to be considered the best thing next to the iphone I think is a joke. With the new update, it lags like crazy, GPS doesnt work, battery drain, gets stuck on start up, swype doesnt work, data speeds are shotty, occasionally forgets my bookmarks (but returns upon restart — when it actually wants to restart), besides the screen, this phone is best used as a paper weight. why would the samsun 4G be ANY better than the last????

  • Karlc

    i like the different color of the backing..where can i get??

  • Karlc

    i like the different color of the backing..where can i get??

  • wont catch me with another vibrant, after they lied already bout up dates. you people are fools to keep supporting this company, when there track record proves over and over they dont follow through on what they say.

    • Anonymous

      When did they lie about updates? The update got delayed. Software gets delayed all the time.

      • Derrickps3

        did you not see what they did to all the poor behold 2 owners???? they made official ads saying it would get a 2.x update and never did, so they ARE liars

        • ZOOMstic

          hmmm i see a pattern here… “running 2.2 froyo but you can upgrade to 2.3 out of the box”… now where’d I hear that quote… possibly samsung describing the Galaxy S 4g… I wonder if they’ll hold up to that?

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, there was some fiasco with the Behold 2, but the statement I was referring to was about the Vibrant.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, there was some fiasco with the Behold 2, but the statement I was referring to was about the Vibrant.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, there was some fiasco with the Behold 2, but the statement I was referring to was about the Vibrant.

  • Frigadroid

    Los Angeles Times Reporting from Seoul — South Korea’s technology czar was meeting with reporters a few weeks ago when talk turned to smart phones and the choice faced by tens of millions of tech- savvy consumers here: whether to buy Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4 or Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S. Hwang Chang-gyu admitted that he owned both phones. Then he dropped a bombshell: He actually preferred his iPhone, calling it “more convenient” than its homegrown competitor.”The reason we couldn’t make a smart phone like iPhone is that we don’t know how to shoot ahead,” he said. Interesting comment coming from a former scamscum executive he should know….he probably needs the iphone for a proper gps

  • ADMJSON

    WHAT does samsung think this is the IPHONE 3G & 3GS

  • One month later Samsung will release the EXACT same model, but with flash and the Alvin and the Chipmunks Movie. Phone manufacturers make a killing off Android.

    • Deff

      ooh and ill bet by november of 2011, it’ll come with a 3d screen and avatar 3D on it! -_- oh look another unsatisfied customer…

  • Chrisurban15

    I have a few simple comments. First of all that photo looks like a person that either has a custom back plate, or painted the back plate and added a FFC (easy mod from XDA) on the current Vibrant. Secondly, I still do not understand the fascination with slamming this phone. Lets look at everyone’s major beef’s with the Vibrant.

    1. It had Android 2.1 “for like the longest time.”
    -If you have been on xda anytime in like the last 4 months. You will notice that there are tons of very stable custom ROM’s that are running a 2.2 platform. If fact even since the release of the OTA 2.2 I still have preferred a ROM that I previously had flashed. Ask me why, please…

    2. No FFC.
    -Ok well there are 2 possible ways to discuss this. First it does not have a FFC, this is true. But how many other people do you know that have FFC’s? And of those people how many of them actually use this feature for video chat? I would say very few right now, because the market has not yet been flooded with devices with this hardware. Not to mention until 4G becomes more prominent or you want to use WiFi…it sucks. Secondly, there is a FFC Mod available for the Vibrant on XDA if you simply must have it. The End.

    3.No Flash for the camera.
    -I have 2 questions…one…have you ever seen a smartphone camera with a flash that doesn’t completely overexpose the images, cause I haven’t. Two…have you discovered Night Mode? It really is an amazing feature that reprocesses images taken in low light and makes them look like they were taken in daylight. I haven’t had any situation that I have taken an image in low light that I was not pleased with when set in night mode (yeah even those ugly ones in the bars).

    If you have any other complaints about why the Vibrant or Samsung sucks, then maybe someone should ask why Google decided to choose Samsung to develop the Nexus S? I mean it will be the baseline for what an advanced Android phone should be, so why choose a company that puts out bad devices? It’s because they don’t.

    I will take my Super AMOLED powered Vibrant over 90% of the other devices on the market today (including the far inferior iPhone 4).

    So please spare all of your whining for real issues and not resolved problems. Take some time and enjoy the Android platform for the reason it was developed…its open source, so if there is something you don’t like, you can bet that someone else doesn’t like it, and someone will fix it and make that fix available soon after its discovered.

    • Frigadroid

      What about gps wise guy why didn’t you try to cover that? Because you have no answer get real another scamscum employee trying to perpetuate the same old excuses.

      • Anonymous

        They need to make it so you have to be at least 12 to post here.

      • Chrisurban15

        Please check XDA before making a ridiculous comment like that…solved back in July!

      • Chrisurban15

        Please check XDA before making a ridiculous comment like that…solved back in July!

      • Chrisurban15

        Please check XDA before making a ridiculous comment like that…solved back in July!

      • Chrisurban15

        And actually for your information, I’m employed by a Verizon Wireless Authorized Agent, but refuse to give up my T-mobile service. No company has better customer service in my opinion.

      • Chrisurban15

        And actually for your information, I’m employed by a Verizon Wireless Authorized Agent, but refuse to give up my T-mobile service. No company has better customer service in my opinion.

      • Chrisurban15

        And actually for your information, I’m employed by a Verizon Wireless Authorized Agent, but refuse to give up my T-mobile service. No company has better customer service in my opinion.

      • Chrisurban15

        And actually for your information, I’m employed by a Verizon Wireless Authorized Agent, but refuse to give up my T-mobile service. No company has better customer service in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      But but but it doesn’t have the Gingerbread mans and the Flashes!

      • Chrisurban15

        or the Wifi’s…ha ha in a word…awesome!

      • Chrisurban15

        or the Wifi’s…ha ha in a word…awesome!

      • Chrisurban15

        or the Wifi’s…ha ha in a word…awesome!

    • Anonymous

      But but but it doesn’t have the Gingerbread mans and the Flashes!

    • Auser72

      My sentiments exactly. And eloquently stated.

    • Anonymous

      I think this is actually a legitimate vibrant 4g. Yes, it’s possibly an ffc mod, along a custom backplate, but it’s harder to explain the volume rocker. Yep, thats likely no fake..

      • Chrisurban15

        The volume rocker can be removed and painted as well, but it may very well be the Vibrant 4G.

      • Chrisurban15

        The volume rocker can be removed and painted as well, but it may very well be the Vibrant 4G.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what any of you are expecting. A Galaxy S successor has YET to be announced but it is coming.

    This update to a best seller at T-Mobile is to tide everyone over with 21Mbps HSPA+ and a FFC.. inline with their current offerings. I can see why they didn’t modify it much.. Samsung has something much better in store..

  • Honolulu runner.

    Here is a major point… if the picture show is in fact the up-coming Vibrant 4G… my accessories (cover, docking station, screen protectors and car charger) look like they will still work…. that could be a deal MAKER for me.

    BUT!
    Not many of the complaints here are completely unjustified. Being a Vibrant owner I have personally experienced many of the same issues. I don’t particularly care about FFC and flashes. I think it’s true that not many people who have FFC’s even use them. The camera on the phone seems to take pictures in very low light pretty well so the flash is not 100% needed either.

    What kills me is the GPS. I’ve never seen it work good. Ever. I had a iPhone and use to run with it using the GPS to track myself. I had a MyTouch3G and it’s GPS worked well too. The Vibrant, however, has never been able to track my runs accurately. I’ve tried all the fixes and MODs and ROMs to no success. It still takes forever to lock on and has me running on streets a block away.

    • magentamadness

      Have you seen the app “trackmaster”? Its a few bucks and works excellent. Lot you can do with it. The GPS itself I used to have a few issues in the beginning…mainly not being able to find my location and/or losing sight of where I was…but that all seemed to go away after the update a while back. Another thing that helped find my location quicker was to be stationary and either be outside or have the window open when finding the location. AGPS sometimes doesn’t work well while inside the vehicle (depending where the phone is held.)

      • Frigadroid

        So your saying if your in a car moving you shouldn’t expect the gps navigation to work really? Do you work for tmobile our sapdung?

        • magentamadness

          Ok, lets follow the bouncing ball…What I’m saying is, sometimes GPS devices can take longer to find your location when you are moving…I’ve also had this happen to me with my TomTom…I’m not saying this will always be the case…just offering a suggestion based on my own experience.

          To answer you’re question, I am in fact employed by T-Mobile USA…and share the same happiness and frustrations that come with any mobile device.

        • Anonymous

          Same here, and I miss my iPhone’s 3G speeds everyday.

        • Namorales

          OK I’m getting an Iphone, but waiting for 5. Im tired of samsung. promises, no delivery. battery life sucks. Apple is the innovator, Android will ALWAYS be trying to catch up. they will ALWAYS be the iphone wanna be. I will probably ditch T-mobile and go with Verizon.

        • Namorales

          OK I’m getting an Iphone, but waiting for 5. Im tired of samsung. promises, no delivery. battery life sucks. Apple is the innovator, Android will ALWAYS be trying to catch up. they will ALWAYS be the iphone wanna be. I will probably ditch T-mobile and go with Verizon.

      • Frigadroid

        So your saying if your in a car moving you shouldn’t expect the gps navigation to work really? Do you work for tmobile our sapdung?

      • Honolulu runner.

        I use Runkeeper. Same App I used on the iPhone and the MyTouch3G I had. (When the Android finally came out). I moved up to the vibrant and haven’t been happy with the GPS since. I have tried other Apps (not sure if Trackmaster was one of them). I’d be kind of surprised if the App is the problem though. I would guess that it’s more a function of the GPS hardware not giving good GPS data to the software. It is only a guess though… I will give it (TrackMaster) a try. Thanks.

  • Honolulu runner.

    Here is a major point… if the picture show is in fact the up-coming Vibrant 4G… my accessories (cover, docking station, screen protectors and car charger) look like they will still work…. that could be a deal MAKER for me.

    BUT!
    Not many of the complaints here are completely unjustified. Being a Vibrant owner I have personally experienced many of the same issues. I don’t particularly care about FFC and flashes. I think it’s true that not many people who have FFC’s even use them. The camera on the phone seems to take pictures in very low light pretty well so the flash is not 100% needed either.

    What kills me is the GPS. I’ve never seen it work good. Ever. I had a iPhone and use to run with it using the GPS to track myself. I had a MyTouch3G and it’s GPS worked well too. The Vibrant, however, has never been able to track my runs accurately. I’ve tried all the fixes and MODs and ROMs to no success. It still takes forever to lock on and has me running on streets a block away.

  • Honolulu runner.

    Here is a major point… if the picture show is in fact the up-coming Vibrant 4G… my accessories (cover, docking station, screen protectors and car charger) look like they will still work…. that could be a deal MAKER for me.

    BUT!
    Not many of the complaints here are completely unjustified. Being a Vibrant owner I have personally experienced many of the same issues. I don’t particularly care about FFC and flashes. I think it’s true that not many people who have FFC’s even use them. The camera on the phone seems to take pictures in very low light pretty well so the flash is not 100% needed either.

    What kills me is the GPS. I’ve never seen it work good. Ever. I had a iPhone and use to run with it using the GPS to track myself. I had a MyTouch3G and it’s GPS worked well too. The Vibrant, however, has never been able to track my runs accurately. I’ve tried all the fixes and MODs and ROMs to no success. It still takes forever to lock on and has me running on streets a block away.

  • rabba

    Screw Samsung.

  • rabba

    Screw Samsung.

    • Guest

      freak u

    • Guest

      freak u

    • Guest

      freak u

  • Robertreid3179

    how about a camera side button i love my vibrant but its akward to take pics of my self

    • JMC

      Hey Robertredit3179, it seems like 95% of android phones do not have any physical buttons (other than the volume rocker). I would love to see more phones that would have physical buttons, including a camera side button. However, if I find a phone that I really like, I will forego the camera button because I found a program that will work. It’s called Camera Zoom FX. It will allow you to assign any button to take a picture, including the volume rocker. It costs a few dollars in the market, but it’s well worth it.

  • Robertreid3179

    how about a camera side button i love my vibrant but its akward to take pics of my self

  • Pawel0905

    Why the hell is there no flash? Does samsung think we dont need one?

  • Pawel0905

    Why the hell is there no flash? Does samsung think we dont need one?

  • Jerseyfresh6

    Stupid.. Looks the same and there is no flash. its like paying for 2.2 And a little faster speed and you can instal a front face camera on the regular vibrant i did it myself.

    • Giraffe

      Your 2.2 update is available for the Vibrant 3G. Google search Kies Mini.

  • Anonymous

    …but it wasn’t, and everyone that bought it (myself included) knew it wasn’t, and that the international version had one. If you’re disappointed the only person you have to be annoyed with is yourself.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know anyone to video chat with anyway, and even if I did I’d feel like a moron doing it. Hey, if I had a FFC I wouldn’t need to carry a mirror to see my own taint, though. That’s worth being jealous of, amiright?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know anyone to video chat with anyway, and even if I did I’d feel like a moron doing it. Hey, if I had a FFC I wouldn’t need to carry a mirror to see my own taint, though. That’s worth being jealous of, amiright?

  • Derrickps3

    so whats different about this phone cause it sure look like the vibrant 3g?

  • Bobert

    WOW T-Mobile just WOW.

  • mh946

    Samsung can kiss my butt

  • deeznutz

    this phone is trash……..Tmobile you keep playing the fool with these phones and tablets…drop the LG optimus 2x already..

  • I dare say that im going to HAVE to get this….but damn samsung and T-mo for doing things so close together…and why no gingerbread? SO many ethical issues with this device

    • Giraffe

      Ethical issues? I really don’t see how this has anything to do with ethics. It’s software. Is it antiethical if the decision between my computer of choice is if it’s a Vista instead of a Win 7 OS? How about an XP? If you really feel it’s inappropriate for the Vibrant 4G to come without Gingerbread on it, you can always fix that up on your own. As someone who is so hurt by this decision to mislabel the issue as ethical, I’m sure you’d be better set taking that effort and learning how to root your phone and do what you should be doing in the first place.

    • Giraffe

      Ethical issues? I really don’t see how this has anything to do with ethics. It’s software. Is it antiethical if the decision between my computer of choice is if it’s a Vista instead of a Win 7 OS? How about an XP? If you really feel it’s inappropriate for the Vibrant 4G to come without Gingerbread on it, you can always fix that up on your own. As someone who is so hurt by this decision to mislabel the issue as ethical, I’m sure you’d be better set taking that effort and learning how to root your phone and do what you should be doing in the first place.

    • Giraffe

      Ethical issues? I really don’t see how this has anything to do with ethics. It’s software. Is it antiethical if the decision between my computer of choice is if it’s a Vista instead of a Win 7 OS? How about an XP? If you really feel it’s inappropriate for the Vibrant 4G to come without Gingerbread on it, you can always fix that up on your own. As someone who is so hurt by this decision to mislabel the issue as ethical, I’m sure you’d be better set taking that effort and learning how to root your phone and do what you should be doing in the first place.

  • Ondawire

    i agree. how is that the U.S always gets the good stuff once its old in other countries. Come on t mobile drop the optimus 2x so you dont lose customers to verizons iphone4 next week

    • Anonymous

      iPhone, G1, Droid, Nexus One, EVO, Droid X are all legendary phones that started in the US first.

      And its funny to me how people are saying Samsung is trash when LG copies Samsung and uses a lot of the same parts. But I guess since LG hasn’t been big in the phone market yet, people will see soon enough.

    • Giraffe

      Every carrier is going to take a loss to verizon on iPhone V day, no doubts about it, but if T-Mo is right on the big promo, we’ll have something huge on our hands. It’d be pretty amazing if they released the star under everyone’s noses…

  • Oce

    Please just bring on the Optimus 2x already. Sprint got the Evo, ATT gets the Infuse. When will Tmo get a 4 inch Andorid superfone?

    • Anonymous

      And the 4″ Vibrant isnt a superphone? Try to play Dungeon Defenders on that EVO and watch it fail.

    • Giraffe

      You’re looking at a T-Mo 4-inch Android superphone already, friend. Wake up from behind that keyboard!

    • Giraffe

      You’re looking at a T-Mo 4-inch Android superphone already, friend. Wake up from behind that keyboard!

    • Giraffe

      You’re looking at a T-Mo 4-inch Android superphone already, friend. Wake up from behind that keyboard!

    • Giraffe

      You’re looking at a T-Mo 4-inch Android superphone already, friend. Wake up from behind that keyboard!

  • Rocket

    Does this thing have real HSPA+ or just HSDPA 14.4 like the other 4G phones.

    • Anonymous

      It has a boost to 21 mbps instead of the regular 14 so we should see some better speeds. Maybe we’ll call it 4.1g lol.

  • Jerseyfresh6

    Looks like itll do the same as the regular vibrant

  • Nickhil

    Smh at Tmobile.. This looks like its the same phone with a new back “ooo lala” and a FFC… A bunch of kids already made this modification on youtube.. Why pay hundreds more for a simple software update.. Sounds a little something like the phone that shall not be named.. Where’s the dedicated camera button… where’s the flash… where’s the LED light.. where’s the “REAL Vibrant 4g?!!”

    • Anonymous

      Samsung put all their effort in the new Galaxy S 2 which will debut in Feb. The Vibrant 4G is here to make some quick cash before being replaced in a few months. $$$ makes the world go round, remember that

    • Giraffe

      Read proper, the Vibrant 4G is not running Gingerbread, it’s on Froyo. This is a hardware upgrade to give access to HSPA+, the core of the phone remains identical to the Vibrant. The computer of the device is still the most advanced out there, and the 4G gives people another look at it – and gives T-Mobile another chance to slap a network buzz message and see if people actually pay attention to this device.

  • tmobeast
  • Charlotte

    I have an old Blackberry Curve which I love but have worn it out so I’m looking to buy a new Tmo phone. I don’t like the new Blackberrys so they are out. I was looking at the MyTouch, then the Vibrant, then I heard the Vibrant 4G was coming and decided to wait and see what it looked like and what it could do, then tonight at Best Buy I saw the Nexus S. I could care less about the FFC, however I do want a camera button, easy to see in sunlight, expandable memory, and rugged. Each phone as details that I like and don’t like. I don’t know which to choose. For every pro review I find, I find a con review. But what gets me is all this new 4G speed and Mobile, AL isn’t allowed to have 3G/4G because of a Gov’mt contract with a local air force base and no one knows when or if we will actually be able to have the 3G/4G speeds. So what is the point of getting a 4G phone when you can’t use the phone to its fullest potential? UGH!!

    • Anonymous

      Daaaamn… always on Edge? Get an unlocked iPhone! lol

      • Giraffe

        Because iPhones are rugged?

        Motorola Defy is exactly what you’re looking for.

        • Anonymous

          Where did I say that iPhones were rugged?? lmao, I’m good on that Defy. Motoblur looks like shit

      • Giraffe

        Because iPhones are rugged?

        Motorola Defy is exactly what you’re looking for.

      • Giraffe

        Because iPhones are rugged?

        Motorola Defy is exactly what you’re looking for.

      • Giraffe

        Because iPhones are rugged?

        Motorola Defy is exactly what you’re looking for.

    • Dave

      Stay ahead of the game. 4g is the wave of the future. I have a Vibrant 3g and it is the best phone I have ever had. I could have gotten a mytouch 4g or g2 whenever I wanted but the reason I stayed with the vibrant so long is because of the picture and video quality. It has the best picture and video quality of any phone that exist in the U.S. I will be getting the vibrant 4g as soon as I can. Hopefully before it is released .

      • MC123

        Ever heard of the iPhone 4? That phone has the best screen and video in the U.S.

        • Shabazz018

          wow, you dont actually believe that do you?

      • MC123

        Ever heard of the iPhone 4? That phone has the best screen and video in the U.S.

  • Danny 3p

    really no flash? That’s just ridiculous now samsung… Give us a top notch phone with no bull already T-Mobile! You want a turn around for t mobile profits!? Give us a dang phone with awesome specs where I can brag for the next 3 months (seeming new better phones come out three months later) this is why t mobile is in the back burners manufactures don’t respect this company there to busy making big bucks with att and verizon…

    • right, b/c a flash on a phone is going to make people run to your side and say please take a picture of me that is going to be washed out and need heavy optimization on a computer to get the colors and balance correct.

    • right, b/c a flash on a phone is going to make people run to your side and say please take a picture of me that is going to be washed out and need heavy optimization on a computer to get the colors and balance correct.

      • Giraffe

        Agreed, with the one exception of flashlight use – LEDs are perfect for that.

      • Giraffe

        Agreed, with the one exception of flashlight use – LEDs are perfect for that.

      • Giraffe

        Agreed, with the one exception of flashlight use – LEDs are perfect for that.

      • Anonymous

        I have found a flash important for another basic thing besides better indoor photos. I eat out a lot and when a friend pulled out the iphone 4 and used the flash to read a menu, I hate to say I thought of that as a “must have” with a phone….

      • Anonymous

        I have found a flash important for another basic thing besides better indoor photos. I eat out a lot and when a friend pulled out the iphone 4 and used the flash to read a menu, I hate to say I thought of that as a “must have” with a phone….

        • Trainin4life

          ummm.. there is a flashlight app that turns ur screen into a light… its useful in those circumstances.. and it would be simple to place a shortcut on your main screen for easy use.. fyi

        • Trainin4life

          ummm.. there is a flashlight app that turns ur screen into a light… its useful in those circumstances.. and it would be simple to place a shortcut on your main screen for easy use.. fyi

        • Trainin4life

          ummm.. there is a flashlight app that turns ur screen into a light… its useful in those circumstances.. and it would be simple to place a shortcut on your main screen for easy use.. fyi

        • Trainin4life

          ummm.. there is a flashlight app that turns ur screen into a light… its useful in those circumstances.. and it would be simple to place a shortcut on your main screen for easy use.. fyi

        • Anonymous

          Ummmm DUH.. I have the app for my iPhone 3G. Does not compare to the camera flash that works as a mini flashlight instead of a blank white screen. It’s a simple thing and sometimes simple things make or break a buy IMHO

        • Anonymous

          Ummmm DUH.. I have the app for my iPhone 3G. Does not compare to the camera flash that works as a mini flashlight instead of a blank white screen. It’s a simple thing and sometimes simple things make or break a buy IMHO

        • Anonymous

          Ummmm DUH.. I have the app for my iPhone 3G. Does not compare to the camera flash that works as a mini flashlight instead of a blank white screen. It’s a simple thing and sometimes simple things make or break a buy IMHO

        • Anonymous

          Ummmm DUH.. I have the app for my iPhone 3G. Does not compare to the camera flash that works as a mini flashlight instead of a blank white screen. It’s a simple thing and sometimes simple things make or break a buy IMHO

        • Anonymous

          Ummmm DUH.. I have the app for my iPhone 3G. Does not compare to the camera flash that works as a mini flashlight instead of a blank white screen. It’s a simple thing and sometimes simple things make or break a buy IMHO

      • Anonymous

        I have found a flash important for another basic thing besides better indoor photos. I eat out a lot and when a friend pulled out the iphone 4 and used the flash to read a menu, I hate to say I thought of that as a “must have” with a phone….

      • Danny 3p

        Its the simple fact genius! you don’t ask for a cheeseburger to be skipped on the cheese. The flash on a phone should be as automatic as head phone jack and the camera itself. This is meant to just jip the customer. This thing will retail for the same thing as all the other high end phones with less mechanism. But hey stephan seem you missed the point of my original comment, I will allow you one more opportunity to make a case make it a good one please! Proceed……

    • right, b/c a flash on a phone is going to make people run to your side and say please take a picture of me that is going to be washed out and need heavy optimization on a computer to get the colors and balance correct.

    • right, b/c a flash on a phone is going to make people run to your side and say please take a picture of me that is going to be washed out and need heavy optimization on a computer to get the colors and balance correct.

  • Dontur1981

    Samsung can go to hell with their delayed non updating phone asses!!! I suggest that anyone thinking about a samsung device strongly reconsider!!!

  • Lubbalots

    Tmo! Every hot new phone headin to verizen. All tmo got is a same lame vibrant 4g and sidekick? WTF is wrong with tmo usa!? Considering jumping ship when contract over!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t get your manties in a bunch. The Optimus 2X will be here soon.

    • plz go

    • plz go

    • plz go

    • plz go

    • Giraffe

      every hot phone? Last I checked, the droidx was laggy as all getout and nowhere near the graphic prowess of the Vibrant, as told by two different friends who used it (one returned it within buyer’s remorse, the other is stuck). Verizon using Motorola phones as their flagship devices is not a smart move, they would do much better to market their Fascinate (which T-Mobile has) and their Droid Incredible (Which T-Mobile trumps with the MyTouch 4g). It’s hot because people tell you it’s hot, and Verizon wants you to think that the phones that other companies don’t have a direct translation of are the best, because then Verizon has the phones that noone else has. Brilliant marketing.

      • Magenta Magic

        So many people think Verizon has Android. No… EVERYONE has Android. T-Mobile had it first! (Actually, true story, my grandpappy invented the Android OS by accident nearly thirty years ago when he was trying out a new moonshine recipe…)

        And if you think that story is crazy, you should hear what some people tell me when they talk about Verizon and their #1 super star T-Mo killing phones…

      • Magenta Magic

        So many people think Verizon has Android. No… EVERYONE has Android. T-Mobile had it first! (Actually, true story, my grandpappy invented the Android OS by accident nearly thirty years ago when he was trying out a new moonshine recipe…)

        And if you think that story is crazy, you should hear what some people tell me when they talk about Verizon and their #1 super star T-Mo killing phones…

    • Giraffe

      every hot phone? Last I checked, the droidx was laggy as all getout and nowhere near the graphic prowess of the Vibrant, as told by two different friends who used it (one returned it within buyer’s remorse, the other is stuck). Verizon using Motorola phones as their flagship devices is not a smart move, they would do much better to market their Fascinate (which T-Mobile has) and their Droid Incredible (Which T-Mobile trumps with the MyTouch 4g). It’s hot because people tell you it’s hot, and Verizon wants you to think that the phones that other companies don’t have a direct translation of are the best, because then Verizon has the phones that noone else has. Brilliant marketing.

    • Kniven1

      I feel the same. I’m tired of waiting for new phones, i have five lines and im going to move if TMO doesn’t get some good devices in. I hear it from my family all the time they want Verizon

  • Relish513

    How hard is it to put a flash on the phone… sheeeesh!!!!

  • Samsung Vibrant 4G In The Wild, Firmware updates in your dreams..

    • TMOTECH

      TMO has changed its software update policy. New updates will be coming more often and much quicker. The reason for the huge delay in the froyo release for the vibrant was a technical issue and not because of samsung. The Froyo update fixes a lot of bugs that the original Vibrant had. Hopefully our new policy will be more customer friendly in the future.
      Thank you for your paitence.

    • TMOTECH

      TMO has changed its software update policy. New updates will be coming more often and much quicker. The reason for the huge delay in the froyo release for the vibrant was a technical issue and not because of samsung. The Froyo update fixes a lot of bugs that the original Vibrant had. Hopefully our new policy will be more customer friendly in the future.
      Thank you for your paitence.

      • Danny 3p

        Please explain how all of europe in fact the rest of the world had froyo way before US did? Being this is corporate america and samsungs track record that’s BS!!!! I blame you for believing that and samsung for the terrible lag on this update XD

        • Sec4587

          its all about money…. Europeans spend more money an a phone than what we do..so of course they are going to get the best of the best..

        • Sec4587

          its all about money…. Europeans spend more money an a phone than what we do..so of course they are going to get the best of the best..

        • Magenta Magic

          The European will not balk at paying FULL PRICE for a device and be on month-to-month service. The American will whine if the device is not FREE every time they walk into the store. At the very start, there is a difference in how the consumer is approached because of their purchasing. Why throw in everything on a US device when the carriers know they can lock the purchaser in for CONTRACTS… on a month-to-month your money speaks louder because you can decide the next day to purchase something else.

        • Sec4587

          its all about money…. Europeans spend more money an a phone than what we do..so of course they are going to get the best of the best..

    • Trainin4life

      who really waits for official updates anyway… xda-developers.com keeps me on the cutting edge of what’s possible for my android phones.. so i don’t feel your pain…

    • Trainin4life

      who really waits for official updates anyway… xda-developers.com keeps me on the cutting edge of what’s possible for my android phones.. so i don’t feel your pain…

    • Trainin4life

      who really waits for official updates anyway… xda-developers.com keeps me on the cutting edge of what’s possible for my android phones.. so i don’t feel your pain…

    • Trainin4life

      who really waits for official updates anyway… xda-developers.com keeps me on the cutting edge of what’s possible for my android phones.. so i don’t feel your pain…

  • Bcardello

    WHERE THE FLASH!!!!!!!!!

    • Danny 3p

      In the app market you must buy it!

    • Danny 3p

      In the app market you must buy it!

  • Cccheel

    What a crock of shite…

  • HTC_1

    Do not buy this phone…

  • NickyA264

    Will NEVER again buy a Samsung phone or any other Samsung product!

    • divinio

      Why because you never got that promised 2.2 update?? Cry me a river. Any SMART vibrant owners are extremely happy with their rooted/flashed phone. It is actually one of the best phones i have ever used.

      • Slufnevets

        Speak for yourself. Shouldn’t have to root a phone. It’s called Customer Service. I have no problem rooting a phone, but I don’t like voiding warranties.

    • Slufnevets

      Agreed!!

  • Hanover_Fiste

    How about a camera flash and slide out keyboard.

  • Katmack

    This phone doesn’t need a flash to take a good picture its how the phone is designed. Use it before u diss it.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I currently own a Vibrant and even though the camera is pretty good, I would definitely prefer a flash for pics at night or in dark places. Night mode doesn’t help much in those cases.

    • Anonymous

      It’s simple optics and physics. To sacrifice for the decreased amount of photons that reach the sensor, the phone i) creates artificial noise, ii) decrease resolution, and iii) increase shutter time, which results in blur pictures.

      Therefore, camera is always a must for any decent photos.

    • Anonymous

      It’s simple optics and physics. To sacrifice for the decreased amount of photons that reach the sensor, the phone i) creates artificial noise, ii) decrease resolution, and iii) increase shutter time, which results in blur pictures.

      Therefore, camera is always a must for any decent photos.

  • Revanrock

    The vibrant doesn’t need a flash. It has a night mode for pics and actually takes better pictures at night without the big white spot on ur subject like some flashes do.

    • Slufnevets

      Accidentally Liked this, but I’m sorry, many situations night mode doesn’t work well,

  • Kniven1

    Done with Samsung and the promise of updates. Stick with HTC!

    • Slufnevets

      Agreed!!

  • 7emoore7

    No android 2.3 …really?? I have the old vibrant now and it take horrible pics at night, flash would have been nice. Smh cuz I was seriously waiting for this phone, expecting an actual upgrade! #disappointed @iFRECKLES7

  • Anonymous

    same shit as the vibrant, just 4g and front facing camera wow! amazin, ima go with myTouch 4g which has same exact specs+ SECOND GEN 1GHZ PROCESSOR, AND LED FLASH, AND ONLINE FLASH VIEWING,

  • Anonymous

    same shit as the vibrant, just 4g and front facing camera wow! amazin, ima go with myTouch 4g which has same exact specs+ SECOND GEN 1GHZ PROCESSOR, AND LED FLASH, AND ONLINE FLASH VIEWING,

  • Junieruiz

    Hahahahahaha this is funny this picture is facke as HELL ur looking at a vibrate hooked up with a bad paint job the real vibrate 4G has a flash bigger battery better screen more storage space and 10 times faster come on people you can’t tell what a fake.. pictures on the real vibrate4g is coming 2/15

    • Cray820

      Dude I think your right. The new vibrant is supposed to have a front facing camera and those photos don’t have a front facing camera.

      • Julio

        its on da upper right corner! blind guy!

      • Julio

        its on da upper right corner! blind guy!

  • Junieruiz

    I had a vibrant that night mode shit don’t work in real dark places or night clubs ….no flash no 2.2 no front facing camera no over the air update 10 months later still stuck on 2.l the battery sucks it takes 3 hours to charge all plastic Samsung is junk HTC IS THE WAY TO GO mytouch4g faster.built better.front facing camera.5mp with flash.4G.better looking. 2.2 ….the onlything Samsung have is the super bullshit screen if u take that away Samsung haves nothing KEEP THINKING SAMSUNG IS THE SHIT HTC ALL THE WAY

    • Cray820

      No buddy, the night mode doesn’t work in really dark places because its a LIGHT INHANCER. That means you have to have some light to begin with. sorry you didn’t understand that. True they should have used a flach but I think they where trying to test something new. All your other complaints are valid though.

    • Cray820

      No buddy, the night mode doesn’t work in really dark places because its a LIGHT INHANCER. That means you have to have some light to begin with. sorry you didn’t understand that. True they should have used a flach but I think they where trying to test something new. All your other complaints are valid though.

  • Mia

    I want this phone soooooooo bad! But I’m extremely upset that it doesn’t have a light flash on the camera!!!!!! ugh!!!!!!

  • Mia

    I want this phone soooooooo bad! But I’m extremely upset that it doesn’t have a light flash on the camera!!!!!! ugh!!!!!!

  • Cray820

    I want the phone but dont like the color. I hope they have options. who am i kidding.

  • Cray820

    I want the phone but dont like the color. I hope they have options. who am i kidding.

  • Stream

    I want this but the silver color looks more bronze to me ]:
    Maybe a white version or an extra back cover included like they did with the original vibrant?

  • Stream

    I want this but the silver color looks more bronze to me ]:
    Maybe a white version or an extra back cover included like they did with the original vibrant?

  • Slufnevets

    What the heck is up with Samsung? No LED Flash? Why? No android 2.3? Why? I love the original Vibrant, but I’m through with Samsung. Their Customer Service sucks, and their refusal to update quickly, has pushed me away.

  • Slufnevets

    What the heck is up with Samsung? No LED Flash? Why? No android 2.3? Why? I love the original Vibrant, but I’m through with Samsung. Their Customer Service sucks, and their refusal to update quickly, has pushed me away.

  • Lkn_rev

    No Flash, such a failure

  • Nonya

    It’s OFFICIAL guys… Here’s the LINK to it!!!

    http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SGH-T959HABTMB

    as you can see… t-mobile has disappointed us ONCE MORE!!!

    • It’s been official for weeks but good!