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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  • 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!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    Isn’t it called Galaxy S 4G?

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    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!

    • 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!

    • 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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZN4R26AZIYQ5HOYLIO4RENMGEE Wayne

    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?

  • http://twitter.com/j_nathaniel Jason

    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

    • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

      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?

  • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

    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…

  • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

    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…

  • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

    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??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q5QTSPEZPYIVFKSN3SWSZP7ZTU david

    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

  • http://twitter.com/Pistol_Pat M. Patrick Ortiz

    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..