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Samsung Galaxy S 4G (photos)

CNET goes hands-on with T-Mobile's latest 4G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4G

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is available now from T-Mobile for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
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Features

The Galaxy S 4G improves on the Samsung Vibrant by adding 4G connectivity, a front-facing camera for video calls, and ships with Android 2.2.1. T-Mobile also preloads the handset with a number of entertainment extras, including a full copy of the movie "Inception."
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Design

The overall design of the Galaxy S 4G is pretty much identical to the Vibrant's. They're the same size and feature the same 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen.
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Back cover

The one difference in design is that the Galaxy S 4G has a "silver reflex" finish on back.
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Left side

There's a volume rocker on the left side, and the right side features a power/lock button. We wish the smartphone also had a dedicated camera key.
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Top view

A 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port sit on top of the device.
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Camera and picture quality

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G comes with a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture. Both picture and video quality were good, with sharp images and bright color.

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