Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)

The Good The Samsung Vibrant boasts a brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen and comes preloaded with a number of entertainment goodies, including a full-length copy of "Avatar." The Android-based smartphone also offers 16GB of internal memory, full wireless options, and great call quality.

The Bad The phone feels plasticky and slick. Battery life isn't the greatest. There's no camera flash.

The Bottom Line Sleek and fast, the Samsung Vibrant is one of T-Mobile's top smartphones for entertainment, but its feature set takes a toll on the battery life.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.3 Overall

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Review

Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)

Editors' note: We have updated the review and ratings since the original publish date to reflect new devices on the market.

Samsung admits that it hasn't really attacked the U.S. smartphone market as aggressively as it's done with basic handsets, but the company's planning to change all that with its Galaxy S series. Launching with all four major U.S. carriers, as well as a couple of regional providers, the Android-based Galaxy S models come with impressive stats, such as large Super AMOLED touch screens, 1GHz Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor, and an entertainment content store. But is it too little, too late? Well, after spending some time with the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile, we don't think so.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 4 in
  • Weight 4.2 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), multitasking, software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air)
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