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  Reply # 428848 19-Jan-2011 14:59 Send private message

Is there a 850/2100mhz 3G version of the Galaxy S? I wasn't aware that the stock GS did 850mhz 3G?


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  Reply # 428852 19-Jan-2011 15:03 Send private message

kyhwana2: Is there a 850/2100mhz 3G version of the Galaxy S? I wasn't aware that the stock GS did 850mhz 3G?



There is an I9000T model that supports 850mhz




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  Reply # 428853 19-Jan-2011 15:04 Send private message

dclegg:
lokhor: Also I have recorded video in a concert and the audio was terrible, it may have been improved since the newer firmware changed the recording format and also @supercurio is working on sound recording improvements so this may be remedied.


I forgot to ask before; do you have this concert footage available on YouTube or elsewhere? 


I think I may have deleted it :/ I'll check if i backed it up on my PC when I get home.




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  Reply # 428855 19-Jan-2011 15:08 Send private message

lokhor: 
I think I may have deleted it :/ I'll check if i backed it up on my PC when I get home.


Tx. Not a biggie if you have. But it would be good to get a yardstick as to how bad it is. 

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  Reply # 428864 19-Jan-2011 15:51 Send private message

Love my Galaxy S. But I must say that I would not recommend it to anyone not technically minded. I've always said to my friends, who asked me about recommendations on the smart phones, that if they want performance out of the box to go for iPhone, and if they like to tinker with things, go for Galaxy S. 

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  Reply # 428873 19-Jan-2011 16:17 Send private message

Wipeout: Love my Galaxy S. But I must say that I would not recommend it to anyone not technically minded. I've always said to my friends, who asked me about recommendations on the smart phones, that if they want performance out of the box to go for iPhone, and if they like to tinker with things, go for Galaxy S. 


Well said Wipeout - I love my Galaxy S, and in terms of hardware, it's the best phone on the market, but Samsung's implementation of Android is shocking, and I couldn't recommend it to anyone wanting a hassle-free, out-of-the-box experience.

If you're comfortable with tinkering, then get it; Android (done properly) is a far better OS than iOS.





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  Reply # 428874 19-Jan-2011 16:20 Send private message

absolutely comes down to the type of person you are.

if you dont care about tech/just want to OWN tech but dont care how it works/dont ever modify things to customise them to your needs (or never seen the need to)/want things to work perfectly the first time without having to fiddle/love fit, finish and image, then youre probably best suited to an iphone

if you love tech/love to know how things work/love to fiddle/love to tinker and improve thigns/love to customise to express a bit of yourself/dont mind the risks involved/dont mind if things dont work first time or are buggy, knowing a bit of work will pay off/dont mind perfect fit and finish for something thats infinitely more customisable, then perhaps you could consider something like the galaxy S


as a crazy analogy, a galaxy s out of the box -  is a ferrari, covered in cowsh1t, shackled to a rusty caravan. but u can wash it off, and give it a polish; you can unhitch and dump the caravan; you can tweak the motor, change the colour, interior trim, wheels, stereo, turn it into a VDub, whatever to your hearts content.

an iphone is a red ferrari, covered in glass. no work needed - it is perfection. but locked down. pay thru the nose take it or leave it. in a sea of red ferraris. (oh, you WERE promised one other colour, but until now youre still waiting for it...)







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  Reply # 428876 19-Jan-2011 16:31 Send private message

lofreq:
as a crazy analogy, a galaxy s out of the box -  is a ferrari, covered in cowsh1t, shackled to a rusty caravan. but u can wash it off, and give it a polish; you can unhitch and dump the caravan; you can tweak the motor, change the colour, interior trim, wheels, stereo, turn it into a VDub, whatever to your hearts content.

an iphone is a red ferrari, covered in glass. no work needed - it is perfection. but locked down. pay thru the nose take it or leave it. in a sea of red ferraris. (oh, you WERE promised one other colour, but until now youre still waiting for it...)


Love the analogy! It pretty much sums up my concerns with Android. Are there any current (or soon to be released) Android implementations that come closer to the Ferrari without the cow dung and caravan? FI, how does the Nexus S stack up?

While I do have the ability to tinker to a certain extent, I'm not 100% sure I want to. Life is so busy these days that I'm not sure I really want to spend a few hours just to get a phone to work the way I want it to. OTOH, the geek in me is not sure he doesn't want the flexibility to do so, if he so chooses later on. Decisions, decisions :-)

So I guess I'm looking for a phone that gets as close to the iPhone as possible out of the box. This may yet end up being the iPhone itself, but I've not given up on the Android dream just yet.

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  Reply # 428877 19-Jan-2011 16:38 Send private message

dclegg:
lofreq:
as a crazy analogy, a galaxy s out of the box -  is a ferrari, covered in cowsh1t, shackled to a rusty caravan. but u can wash it off, and give it a polish; you can unhitch and dump the caravan; you can tweak the motor, change the colour, interior trim, wheels, stereo, turn it into a VDub, whatever to your hearts content.

an iphone is a red ferrari, covered in glass. no work needed - it is perfection. but locked down. pay thru the nose take it or leave it. in a sea of red ferraris. (oh, you WERE promised one other colour, but until now youre still waiting for it...)


Love the analogy! It pretty much sums up my concerns with Android. Are there any current (or soon to be released) Android implementations that come closer to the Ferrari without the cow dung and caravan? FI, how does the Nexus S stack up?

While I do have the ability to tinker to a certain extent, I'm not 100% sure I want to. Life is so busy these days that I'm not sure I really want to spend a few hours just to get a phone to work the way I want it to. OTOH, the geek in me is not sure he doesn't want the flexibility to do so, if he so chooses later on. Decisions, decisions :-)

So I guess I'm looking for a phone that gets as close to the iPhone as possible out of the box. This may yet end up being the iPhone itself, but I've not given up on the Android dream just yet.


The Galaxy issues are not Androids fault rather Samsungs fault as detailed earlier on in this thread.

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  Reply # 428881 19-Jan-2011 16:49 Send private message

I've had the Galaxy S for about a month, and just recently flashed to a custom rom. At first, out of the box it was great but lag and gps issues soon became noticeable. Also force closes on important apps like messaging, updates didn't seem to be coming. After spending the day reading up on how to flash a custom 2.2 rom and asking around on this great forum I finally pushed myself to do it. I spend quite a bit of spear time fiddling with computers(not professionally obviously) as a hobby and I found some things quite difficult to grasp in flashing. Now I'm very happy with the phone, I just don't really like Iphones as I like to customize things the way I like it and the Iphone 4 has always been way to cliché for me(especially because my brother has one). 

So here's my list of personal thoughts about the phones:


Galaxy S
Pros
-Screen size/brightness/contrast(You can't go back to an Iphone screen :P)
-Camera(Takes good photos in my experience)
-Video is good, but the audio is horrble
-Ability to customize
-Android messaging app 
-FM Radio
-Supported video formats
-Great music player
Cons
-Poor GPS
-Poor speed for hardware specs(lag-biggest con)
-Horrible video sound
-Looks like an Iphone in some ways, mainly software wise
-Pretty average build quality

Iphone 4 
Pros
-Screen resolution
-Very good Camera and Video
-Very Stable
-Very easy to use
-Very easy to setup out of the box
-Itunes compatibility
-Updates ASAP
-Really big and monitored app store(safe apps)
-Fantastic build quality
-Great music quality
Cons
-Not much customization
-Not many video formats supported(like avi and mkv)

Both have reasonable batteries(1 day under average use), the Iphone has the edge but different firmwares on the Galaxy S may improve it's battery life. I also got my SGS for about 750 which was a huge bonus making my brothers Iphone close to twice as much.

Really you want to go and try them out, its a lot to do with personal preference

I would consider having a better look at the Desire or any of HTC's high end phones If I were to purchase another phone, maybe upgrading to an aftermarket battery, just a thought though



 




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  Reply # 428883 19-Jan-2011 16:52 Send private message

kiwitrc:

The Galaxy issues are not Androids fault rather Samsungs fault as detailed earlier on in this thread.


Sure, but if Samsung can cause such a fault, then so can other manufacturers. :-)

So my question still stands. What current (or soon to be released) Android device (preferably around the $1000 price) stacks up best against the iPhone out of the box? 

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  Reply # 428889 19-Jan-2011 16:56 Send private message

 

The Galaxy issues are not Androids fault rather Samsungs fault as detailed earlier on in this thread.



Indeed - if money isn't an issue, then the Nexus S is essentially the Galaxy S 'done right', with ext4 instead of rfs etc.

I'd wait a bit longer for other people to test it before buying though. 




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SGS
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If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 428894 19-Jan-2011 17:05 Send private message

nofam:
Indeed - if money isn't an issue, then the Nexus S is essentially the Galaxy S 'done right', with ext4 instead of rfs etc.


I'd like to say "Money is no object", but I expect the wife would not be too happy with that stance :-)

Realistically I'm looking for something around the iPhone 4 16GB price point.


I'd wait a bit longer for other people to test it before buying though. 


At this stage, I'm probably looking at a late Feb/early March purchase. So hopefully that will give plenty of time for Nexus S feedback to come in. I just hope it settles down to an affordable price. A couple of local websites currently have it for around the $1000 mark, but one of them (MobiCity) have that listed as a sale price, with the normal one at $1269. If it jumps back up to that, it may be a little too rich.

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  Reply # 428913 19-Jan-2011 18:04 Send private message

dclegg:
nofam:
Indeed - if money isn't an issue, then the Nexus S is essentially the Galaxy S 'done right', with ext4 instead of rfs etc.


I'd like to say "Money is no object", but I expect the wife would not be too happy with that stance :-)

Realistically I'm looking for something around the iPhone 4 16GB price point.


I'd wait a bit longer for other people to test it before buying though. 


At this stage, I'm probably looking at a late Feb/early March purchase. So hopefully that will give plenty of time for Nexus S feedback to come in. I just hope it settles down to an affordable price. A couple of local websites currently have it for around the $1000 mark, but one of them (MobiCity) have that listed as a sale price, with the normal one at $1269. If it jumps back up to that, it may be a little too rich.


To be honest, unless you're worried about having a flash, or NFC capability (a big ? at the moment), I'd get an SGS and flash a mod ROM; it's a very mature, reliable process now.

I'd personally do it for you for nothing!! Laughing




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 428920 19-Jan-2011 18:33 Send private message

I think the Galaxy S is getting a worse rap than deserved to be honest. Even a few tweaks on a stock rom will have it running nicely in my opinion. Never had any problems with GPS to be honest, always had good quick locks on stock and custom ROMS. Camera is great, camcorder excellent and no problem with audio via videos from the camcorder.

Here's a couple of my videos recorded in default 480p in both night and day conditions.




















- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
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- What's next??? S3?

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