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Pocket-Lint says:

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The Samsung Galaxy S is certainly a competitive device, with the Super AMOLED screen being a real star, making your content look sensational. It might not be constructed from premium materials like the iPhone 4 or the HTC Desire, but we like it all the same: it is comfortable to use, a great device for consuming media. quote


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Critic reviews

7.8
10 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.4
  • Display
    9.0
  • Battery life
    7.6
  • Camera
    6.9
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.2
  • Media support
    7.1
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.3

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User reviews

8.4
78 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jul 22, 2010

Let us say it again for emphasis -- both of these phones are really pretty, attract a ton of attention, fit great in the pocket and the hand, and sport displays that will simply knock your socks off. You won't be disappointed.

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7.0
Engadget Sep 7, 2010

Unfortunately, the Fascinate (and perhaps the entire line of Galaxy S phones) are a byproduct of Google's ongoing fragmentation issues and seeming lack of focus for the Android platform.

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8.0
CNET Jul 14, 2010

The Samsung Captivate is easily AT&T's best Android offering to date, delivering great performance, tons of features, and an easy-to-use interface.

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7.0
Gizmodo Sep 7, 2010

Samsung's Galaxy S phones, like the Fascinate on Verizon, represent everything that's good—and bad—about Android.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 8, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy S is certainly a competitive device, with the Super AMOLED screen being a real star, making your content look sensational. It might not be constructed from premium materials like the iPhone 4 or the HTC Desire, but we like it all the same...

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8.0
SlashGear Jun 28, 2010

The strengths outweigh the drawbacks overall, though you may find yourself explaining more then once that no, this isn’t an iPhone, it’s something arguably just as good.

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9.0
GSM Arena May 22, 2010

It certainly is the best Android package we've seen so far - a hearty Samsung welcome to all upgraders. We're not sure about Android newcomers, but anyone looking for the ultimate performance has almost no alternatives but the Galaxy S.

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8.0
TechRadar Jul 9, 2010

There are a few faults, but on the whole it's a cracking bit of kit, and you really could do a lot worse. You can't do much better for the price, put it that way.

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8.0
IntoMobile Jul 22, 2010

Overall, the Vibrant is the best device that has ever hit T-Mobile. It’s not just the best Android phone to ever hit T-Mobile, it’s the best smartphone to ever grace the Magenta network.

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8.0
IntoMobile Jul 23, 2010

I wholeheartedly recommend the Captivate to anyone on AT&T who doesn’t want an iPhone. Even if you love iOS products, I think you’ll be quite satisfied with this Galaxy S phone.

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8.0
pilsnisse pilsnisse

This is my first android phone and I'm still a bit stunned by the utter amazingness of the android operating system (been a symbian user since forever). It is so good in fact that I'm willing to put up with the mediocre design of this phone for the moment. As everyone else has said the...

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9.0
Musketeer Musketeer

I really like this phone because: - Beautiful display - A SUPERB phone for web browsing - Great music player - Outstanding video player - Amazing Swype keyboard for texting/emailing But: - Camera is good but not excellent (no flash Samsung?). - Android Market still needs some more time to...

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7.0
treystegall treystegall

My MAJOR frustration with this phone was the lack of Android updates. It was very frustrating to watch other phones come out with better software. Eventually I rooted the phone and installed CyanogenMod 7, and that made all the difference in the world. It was like a getting a new awesome...

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8.0
ivy ivy

Since this model was released passed 2 years. Until today smartphones did not make significant progress even with all their 4G, NFC, X-cores and HD video. Galaxy S was one of the smartest phones for its time and it is still actual :)

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9.0
albmty92 albmty92

This is a very good smartphone with awesome display even though i purchased more than a year ago still working perfectly and best of all you can customize it with very good roms out there in the web

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8.0
Cobes Cobes

The Vibrant really needs to have it's GPS and reception issues fixed before it can be considered in the top echelon of Android phones.

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6.0
cashwilliams cashwilliams

I liked this phone for a while, but recently it has been nothing but problems. The camera stopped working, the GPS in never close, and either Samsung or AT&T won't provide updates. I will be getting a new phone as soon as I can!

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