Will you suffer phone envy?...absolutely.
Yeah, I reckon I know this to be true, but my desire to upgrade my old dinosaur is clouding my judgement and allowing me to be tempted by lesser offerings :-)
The SGS outmatches the iphone4 in many ways except maybe for taking pictures and lack of flash
The lack of flash doesn't worry me too much, nor does the picture quality (although from what I understand it can actually be better than the iPhone, depending on what you're looking for). The thing that concerns me the most is the phones build quality. The iPhone feels like a quality piece of kit when you hold it, whereas the Galaxy S appears very cheap and plasticky in comparison. Is this really a problem, or once it is cased up is it something you don't really notice?
I have also heard reports of the Samsung Android phones suffering from lag once you start running a few apps on 'em. Is this really an issue, or a storm in a teacup?
However I think if you wait, you should keep a eye out for the Vodafone 945
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.