Samsung Galaxy S 4G Now Available

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4G is now available for all to purchase on T-Mobile.com as well T-Mobile stores everywhere, RadioShack, Walmart and beyond! With a front-facing camera and HSPA+ speeds of up to 21Mbps, the phone needs little introduction to frequent readers of this here website. So get your wallets out and start shopping!

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Check out Aaron’s unboxing video and hands on below for a whole bunch of Galaxy S 4G goodness!

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  • Anonymous

    $499 is still the magical price point. Looks like the Galaxy S2 will not be over priced if we do get it. Now bring on some new ROMs for the Vibrant!!

    Somebody Speedtest this thing and let us know how that 21Mb/s is fairing.

  • Kristsinferno

    This is so lame. Tmo still needs to step up their game. Yes, it has a HSPA+ radio, but it’s still last years hardware. If the Pyramid ends up being real, then I’ll cut Tmo some slack, but otherwise, they are really doing an awful job with Android handsets.

    • Anonymous

      I know right. This phone, the G2 and the MT4G are some garbage @$$ phones. Horrible job.

      • Aerofanbig

        2 of the top rated phones on cnet are garbage? lol get over the “grass is greener” mentality. Go check quad tests and reviews, the Tmo phones are always in the top 5.

        • Anonymous

          I know it was bad but I was being sarcastic. Big time Vibrant fan here.

      • Kristsinferno

        Personally I think the MT4G is pretty much. I can get behind why someone would have purchased the G2, but the MT4G was behind the curve when it came out almost 5 months ago. Add to that the fact that the Vibrant wasn’t even the best of the Galaxy handsets out there.

        My main point is that Tmo is behind by quite a lot when it comes to hardware. They release “new” handsets that are based on 6 month old standards. Trust me, I want them to release jaw dropping hardware, but they have yet to do it.

        • Anonymous

          This can only end in a never ending debate. Lets just agree that we both want jaw dropping hardware that has yet to come. CTIA will be win or go home.

        • stupid.

          Um, how was the MT4G behind the curve?

          When it came out, it featured the new Snapdragon chip, one of the fastest on the market (about the same as Hummingbird real-world wise), 768mb RAM (the highest at the time), and one of the first Android phones with a FFC.

          How can you understand buying a G2 when the MT4G runs on a processor that’s clocked 200Mhz higher?

    • Anonymous

      I know right. This phone, the G2 and the MT4G are some garbage @$$ phones. Horrible job.

    • illmatic1

      @KristinInferno How can you say that, I’ll be the first to admit it would’ve been nice to see a new fresh device instead of a revamped one. But imo this device does exactly what I feel its meant to do compete with the iPhone 4, the HTC Inspire, and the HTC Thunderbolt. Until the big guns come out later this year. I can’t see , at least I hope t-mobile doesn’t try and compete with the other carriers phones this summer with what they did last year. myTouch Slide vs iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo.

  • Mike

    Hmmm… Galaxy S 4G or wait till however long till the Galaxy S II comes out. I’m still on a G1 and it is TRIPPIN. I need a new phone NOW, but don’t wanna wait till however long the S II comes out.

  • Mike

    Hmmm… Galaxy S 4G or wait till however long till the Galaxy S II comes out. I’m still on a G1 and it is TRIPPIN. I need a new phone NOW, but don’t wanna wait till however long the S II comes out.

    • Aerofanbig

      I hear ya on that. The ear piece on my G1 just went out a few weeks ago, now I can only make calls through the speaker phone lol. I was holding out for something really advanced but now….

    • Anonymous

      The granddaddy of all Androids. Yeah its definitely time. If your fine with probably staying on 2.2 and a 4″ screen then this phone is a winner. If your fine with probably staying on 2.3(If it doesn’t come WITH Ice Cream) and a 4.27″ screen then wait for the GS2.

      I’m pretty confident that the GS2 is coming but I implore you to wait until CTIA next month before you decide.

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    Wonder if/when they will turn up the boost..so we can see the real network they are promising. The most I’ve see in my area is 8.9mb. I have seen this phone do 11mb, and that is fast. I know its asking for a lot, but it really wouldn’t matter too much if we had some larger screen android phones. Just one will take TMO to another level.

    • Anonymous

      KC is still only maxing out at around 5 (Vibrant, MT4G). Turn up the juice and and enlarge the screens!!

      • pantlesspenguin

        Hey PS, I didn’t know you were in KC! I consistantly see around 7mb in Overland Park. Speed drops off sharply where I work in west Olathe, though.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah man I’m in Raytown within eye shot of a tower and we still avg. around 3 on either phone. Did a Plaza test and an Indep. test recently and its still better at my house than anywhere. OP musta paid for them good towers lol.

          Run a test in MO sometime and let me know if you can get over 4 or 5 if you could.

        • pantlesspenguin

          Next time I’m on the MO side I will if I remember. Usually I’m only over there to go to the Plaza or Midtown, though. I occasionally go out to Lee’s Summit & Gladstone to see friends, so I’ll try to remember to do a speed test if I’m out that way. BTW, I’m a chick not a man :P.

        • Anonymous

          Where’s your Avatar then Miss Pantless? You need to represent for the Techie chicks. And put some pants on while your at it lol

      • pantlesspenguin

        Hey PS, I didn’t know you were in KC! I consistantly see around 7mb in Overland Park. Speed drops off sharply where I work in west Olathe, though.

  • Reallyblessed26

    Does it have a flash for the camera yet???

    • Anonymous

      Nope no camera LED or notification LED unfortunately.

  • phil the thrill

    tmobile had it up for 149.99 this morning for a limited time.

  • Yogabbagabba

    I don’t get it, David is on Twitter whining about all the Samsung hate…don’t see any of that here…he needs to get a clue and move on apparently.

  • Meagan

    Per T-mobile.com, in regards to purchasing this mobile…
    To qualify for the mail-in rebate, it states, “the product must be activated on a two-year service agreement with a T-Mobile rate plan with a monthly access fee of at least $39.99 per month ”
    What is a MONTHLY ACCESS FEE???

    If I pay the MONTHLY ACCESS FEE, what do I now have new access to? Tmobile needs to stop creating new puzzling named terminology. Keep It Simple… If a longtime customer is questioning new Tmobile terminology, then Tmobile marketing department needs to do its long overdue overhaul…

    • pantlesspenguin

      I’m fairly certain the “monthly access fee” is simply your rate plan, nothing “new” you’re being charged for. You’re right, it is confusing since they keep changing the names of their plans!

    • Aerofanbig

      your monthly access would be your rate plan.

    • digital1

      If Tmobile means their rate plan, then they are being redundant by stating,
      “with a T-Mobile rate plan with a monthly access fee of at least $39.99 per month”.
      They should simply state,
      “with a T-Mobile plan at least $39.99 per month”

  • Jazzmanmonty

    i’m over this phone as quick as i was made aware of it. any news on the LG optimus 3d, if its coming to tmobile?

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to know is 190MB application storage normal?

  • Ktwist

    I was playing with the 4g vibrant and no one has mentioned they got rid of the 16gb internal memory in favor of a 16gb card. Im guessing it was due to the larger battery? The phone is still a little laggy like the original but its browser is super fast. Oh and gps worked fine. Well I was really hoping for 16gb card and 16gb of sd card storage but oh well.

    • Ktwist

      I meant 16gb internal memory and a 16gb card, sorry.

  • Mark3859

    Question? I went into my local Tmobile store yesterday. I went over to the Vibrant4G and downloaded speedtest. I then performed several tests on it. I got 10 to 11 Mbs.’s consistently. Then I speedtested my MYtouch 4G. I only got 4.08Mbs. Why? When I asked why its not I’m told its the processor. Am i TO believe the hummingbird is that much faster than the snapdragon. Or is it something else like tmobile throttling phones so when the next one comes out cuz its so much faster. I had a vibrant. What a nightmare. Samsung sucks but they have the fastest phone now. Someone explain this to me please?

    • pantlesspenguin

      I believe the Galaxy S 4G is simply capable of higher speeds than the MT4G. 4G phones will continue to get higher theoretical speeds. If memory serves, the MT4G is capable of 14mbps. I THINK the Galaxy S 4G is capable of 21mbps. If this is wrong, feel free to correct me because I’m not 100% sure about that. But, I know it’s not an issue of Samsung vs HTC, or Hummingbird vs Snapdragon.

      • Mark3859

        you are correct but both should u think be close to one another up to 14.4? Its not location because i was testing virtually in the same spot. They say the MT4G is capable of hitting 14.4 so If a vibrant is hitting 11 in one place shouldn;t the mytouch be closer to that. Ive only been able to reach a burst speed on the MT4G of 8.58. Also upload speeds are consistant with the comparision. So My question is has tmob down throttled the Mt4G and G2 in order to make never phones more attractive to buy because they are faster. Another problem is SAM GAL s 4G quadrant scores are lower than the G2′s

        • pantlesspenguin

          No, T-Mo hasn’t throttled anything. I know it doesn’t make much sense, but the theoretical speeds (14 vs 21) will always be higher than the actual speeds the devices will hit. Newer devices will have higher theoretical speeds, & that WILL be more attractive to buyers, but I’m pretty sure T-Mo doesn’t throttle the speeds on their previous devices. If anything, they should simply be more honest when talking about their speeds. Instead of saying the MT4G will theoretically get 14mbps, they should say that most people will see 7-8mbps in 4G areas. The 14mbps is pretty much false advertising, just like the 21mbps is, if the device you tested was only seeing 11.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523210155 Conrad Cody Cline

          The data modem in the devices are different, and like wireless n will be more likely to get faster speeds from the same ISP that wireless b will is the same here. The better modem will have a better speed curve.

          As for false advertising I think that people need to realize that everything in tech gives max speed for devices and peripherals. If you buy a usb 2.0 cord or 3.0 cord it will give you the max theoretical speeds. A micro sd class 4 will give you max theoretical transfer speeds, etc.

        • Mark3859

          oh ok but if my MT4G will never reach 14.4 Mbs then why advertise as such, thats the part I don’t like. Plus if the V4G is not ever going to reach anything close to 21.1 and I now know this then why would I ever buy it considering better phones are out every 3 to 6 months? Especially sammie with new lines of Galaxy S phones churning out faster than Sprints customer service calls, I would be wasting my money then in buying this vibrant 4G, because the Gal S II will have a faster processor and maybe even a faster modem?

        • Mark3859

          oh ok but if my MT4G will never reach 14.4 Mbs then why advertise as such, thats the part I don’t like. Plus if the V4G is not ever going to reach anything close to 21.1 and I now know this then why would I ever buy it considering better phones are out every 3 to 6 months? Especially sammie with new lines of Galaxy S phones churning out faster than Sprints customer service calls, I would be wasting my money then in buying this vibrant 4G, because the Gal S II will have a faster processor and maybe even a faster modem?

  • http://samsungandroidcase.com Sammy

    is the dual core galaxy coming to tmobile? i don’t want to get this phone and then it does in a few weeks

  • Mark3859

    For the record, anyone being upset with someone voicing disdain for samsung is malarkey. first they come out with a great phone, then delay and screw up the OS update, then they come out with a refreshed version, then in 2 or 3 months the samsung galaxy 2. Thats insulting to every person who has bought a samsung smartphone. samsung carly stop the madness please!

  • Krock1092

    Why would T-Mobile offer this version of the Galaxy phone series when Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S II shortly? The new phone offers the new dual-core Orion processor, NFC, 8 mega pixel camera, and,1080p video capture. While the S or should we call it the Vibrant II has the Cortex A8 Hummingbird 5 mega pixel camera with 720p video capture. Will we see the newer version of the phone later this year? How about calling it the Vibrant Extreme!

    T-Mobile needs to step up its game and become an industry leader and offer the latest phones withe the newest features.

  • Blakenorthway

    I don’t get 4g anywhere.  I’ve had my update (which shouldn’t matter because mt4g is 4g either way), but my display always shows 4g, even going through kansas city this holiday, i was still getting hsdpa, not hspa or hspa+.  tmobile always has an excuse for why im not getting 4g, or they say i am, that my phone is just displaying wrong.  speed tests show the fastest burst of 2mbs.  i am so frustrated that my phone always shows 4g but never 3g.  for edge it shows 2g, and for gprs it shows g.  but i never have 4g coverage.  i check the phones settings and have downloaded a few widgets that shows the exact type of network coverage i am getting and the best i ever had has been hsdpa.