Samsung I9000 Galaxy S vs. Apple iPhone 4: Collision course

06 August 2010
Itís not like youíre out of options. Hereís one. Another one would be to get a friendís iPhone 4 and another friendís Galaxy S, put them on a table, close your eyes andÖ tell your friends to bugger off. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way. Flip a what...

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  • Shaoul

I thought the iPhone photos manifested better than the Galaxy, which were not as well crafted. Video recording is a toss-up but it would have been better if the iPhone had ameliorated their rendition.

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  • 2010-08-07 07:44
  • 01eq
  • Ammory.M

the Galaxy S probably beats the iPhone 4
can you do a Samsung Wave S8500 VS iPhone 4 or iPhone 3gs
??

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  • 2010-08-07 07:20
  • LbcG
  • dd

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-07 06:43 from TqY5 - click to readI think you may be grown up guy. But ur brain must be like 5 years old callow youth. Did you see ppl saying "this review is biased , iph4 is better, Nope galaxy-s is the best, etc in this comment session?
That's the reason I said fans are defending and fighting each other. Thats all.
I 'm wondering why did you get hurt by my comment. May be u can't effort both phs. I can give you my i8910HD free.

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  • 2010-08-07 06:55
  • UGmH
  • pranav

wow great d iphone 4 loses in d camera-battle despite having a powerful LED flash which samsung (very idiotically) left out of der galaxy s.

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  • 2010-08-07 06:54
  • vGAK
  • Rima

NICE review .

Samsung AND GALAXY S is the best .

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  • 2010-08-07 06:54
  • 0U%2
  • Anonymous

> In reply to dd @ 2010-08-07 06:13 from UGmH - click to readDefend samsung or apple??? Why should I? How old are you? 12?... Is a matter of choice, you make yours and you should respect the others choice too... grow up and at least try to be a bit more adult than most of the fanboys...

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  • 2010-08-07 06:43
  • TqY5
  • Why Bother

I don't get this. If you believe the iPhone 4 or Galaxy S is the best phone in the world why bother reading articles to prove what you already believe/know? I don't get why people want to argue? What does anyone gain from this? Read the review if you are interested and unless you have anything useful/informative to say then don't bother commenting. I used to read comments before because they would provide some useful info or tips but now it has just been a bunch of "fans" arguing which is the best phone with no real facts to back their claims. Honestly, there is no perfect phone or a "best" phone. People really need to give up this back and forth arguing because in the end you really are just wasting your time.

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  • 2010-08-07 06:35
  • q}md
  • Anonymous

Galaxy S is the iphone KILLER... it's dead
Thanks Samsung. You did it!!!

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  • 2010-08-07 06:30
  • LmCA
  • Anonymous

Steve is so screwed by this phone, but they can't do anything about it, after all its Samsung that makes their processor and memory modules ;)

now we have another press conference: superiority of Galaxy S over iphone4 has blown out of proportion by media :0 we know that, you know that, but we love our costumers, we want everyone happy....

....and that's why iphone4 costs 1050$ (unlocked, 16GB) and Galaxy S 700$ (unlocked, 16 GB)...

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  • 2010-08-07 06:26
  • 0U$i
  • Mrksens

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-07 03:12 from t7J@ - click to readYou bet, I would take the iphone everytime, and sell it to some blind sheep. What else would you call someone that would buy a phone with a broken antenna????

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  • 2010-08-07 06:26
  • q8%H
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-07 05:16 from 4TMw - click to readThe review is not biased, if you want biased review go to engadget, they did not even compare the Super-AMOLED contrast to the IPS-LCD like gsmarena did, all they did was comparing the pixel density because they don't want to show that steve jobs was being dishonest when he claimed IPS-LCD or what he dubbed as "Retina" is better than Super-AMOLED but so far other reviewers have proved that Super-AMOLED is superior and they did various tests on youtube too. As for the Camera, i Think the iPhone has more advantage due to the LED flash which Galaxy S sadly lacks. The OS is no longer an issue since Android has more than 100k apps and now developers are making apps for both OSs so it depends on the user to chose whether Google or Apple. They both have the same processor. I wouldn't pick either, Id wait for the HTC Ace as is going to be like the EVO 4G but on GSM connectivity.

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  • 2010-08-07 06:23
  • 0CVp
  • dd

when u r samsung user, u 'll want to defend samsung is the best. And same goes for apple user. So, this comment session gonna be a big fight.

I use omnia and i8910HD (currently still using). I am not apple user, But I already ordered iph4. coz I dun want to make another mistake again. I've played with both iph4 and galaxy-s in stores. THats all I can say.

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  • 2010-08-07 06:13
  • UGmH
  • screamming mimmi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-07 05:16 from 4TMw - click to readGosh, does apple pay your salary? Why are you so sore about the others conclusions? None of your points are that valid, over saturated pictures are worse because you can't do nothing about that with a photo edit software, and low light pictures with led flash?? Come on, led flash is only good to use as flash light, otherwise they are more a pain than a real advantage. And about the video call, it's embedded on the galaxy-s too, the difference is that you can pick another alternative!! Hardly a let down, in my opinion. And the app store??? Android is mostly free! Isn't that an advantage for you?? Please... And maps??? You have basically the same alternatives for both! Just go to the apps store and pick one!

I bet engadget isn't biased to you right??? The score of the iphone is totally ridiculous on their review, but whatever...

oh, and by the way, apple confirmed that iphone 4 loses more calls than 3gs, so who's being biased here??? Biased and childish, if you're that happy with your phone, good for you, but don't ask for the rest of the world to be blind with you just to help you to justify your choice!

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  • 2010-08-07 05:57
  • TqY5
  • Cambridge

iPhones may be feature rich; but for the price they are quoting, to get an iPhone is not justifiable. iSheeps wont complain about the Antennagate issue since they are holding their iPhones as their Boss said. If he had told to hold their phones in the inverse position also, they will buy the iPhones and hold it like that. Whatever the reviews are iSheeps will always buy iPhones and iPhone haters will always buy other phones and curse iPhones. :)

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  • 2010-08-07 05:40
  • ut1I
  • the_anomaly

Samsung Vibrant, Iphone Killa!!
There's no phone Rilla!!

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  • 2010-08-07 05:38
  • fuN1
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Give me a break @ 2010-08-07 04:30 from syd7 - click to readread by Samsung Galaxy S lover :D

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  • 2010-08-07 05:29
  • uw@N
  • Anonymous

> In reply to sad people @ 2010-08-07 04:51 from IkaC - click to readLost? No winner was proclaimed. And we are not mad either. We're just pointing out how biased this review is. No one is taking away anything here from samsung. Some of the aspects noted here about the galaxy being better than the iphone is true. Like its display's better contrast ratio with deeper blacks, among other things. But the ip4's advantages seem to have been deliberately missed out. Like in the camera review for example. They didn't bother doing low light photos. Why? Because the galaxy doesn't come with a flash? They gave credit to the galaxy's videocalling advantage being able to videocall either by 3g or wifi, but how about the ip4's advantage of facetime out of the box without the need for apps, and the facts that it does work smoothly and much more stable than any videocalling implementation out there. The iphone clearly has a big lead as far has the apps stores are concerned. They said it themselves, yet they gave the iphone 9 points and galaxy 8? Just 1 point? Come on. As for web browsing, they recognized the galaxy being faster than the ip4. True. But only on wifi connection. They did not bother with 3g. Why? Because the ip4 beats the galaxy in speed on 3g connection. Why didn't they bring up inconsistencies and poor implementation of the galaxy's gps and navigation implementation? Because the ip4 edges it out in that department especially with the ip4's gyroscope integration with its maps.

There's actually more ip4 advantages that they deliberately missed out to make the galaxy shine more even when they didn't really proclaim it a winner. How about them bringing up the ip4's antennagate issue and leaving it at that and giving the ip4 a low score when the truth is, the ip4 has lower dropped calls rate according to at&t's OFFICIAL report, and the fact that the ip4 also has better reception and call quality than the 3gs. And they just gave it a 4? Come on. I don't mind a close fight, but this is just too biased. Be fair and honest. That's all we're saying.

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  • 2010-08-07 05:16
  • 4TMw
  • Phobos

To those that, have commented that the antenna issue isn´t a serious issue, it is one of the most serious issues for a cellphone, because what´s the most basic function of the cellphone? It is to make calls. And to some people that keep telling that they can't make drop phone calls, it is because the problem isn't where the signal is great, it is in places where the signal isn't very good. I'll give one example of other subject: If you buy a car(a pricey one) and it function normally
, but in 2% of the time it won't function, would you find it acceptable?

And I'll say one fact that happened in my country(Brazil:
Apple may be banned from sellin iphones in less than 180 days, in my country, because to sell officially in Brazil, the Company has to offer repair support, even after the warranty is expired, or is caused by bad use(of course the custommer has to pay), or the company must have another company that will offer the service officially.

My appologies if I wrote something wrong, but english is not my primary language.

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  • 2010-08-07 05:05
  • P7{M
  • gosht

> In reply to Give me a break @ 2010-08-07 04:30 from syd7 - click to read
is it that ur reason to denied the review.
just another men with kid mentality and attitude.

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  • 2010-08-07 04:56
  • wHUX
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Jackson Melling @ 2010-08-07 04:04 from wvSc - click to readExcuse me? Go to other articles like the n8's or evo's. See if you can see iphone users going there to mock those devices. Maybe one or two. But go to any iphone4 articles in here and read the comments from all haters from all other users. Iphone haters even post more comments than iphone users, and you have the nerve to say that the iphone is hated because of its users? Iphone users mostly don't even bother with these websites. Also, iphone users are mostly respectful and ethical with the way they write.

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  • 2010-08-07 04:54
  • 4TMw