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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  • 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
  • sad people

a good review. Im wondering tho why are people getting so mad that iphone4 lost. I mean comeon just cause apple releases something doesnt mean other phones arent better. Lets be honest here. APple advertises video calling as if it were the newest feature and only they had made it. JUst actually read the review and then comment. SAmsung has been around in the phone business for a long time. Give them atleast a little bit of respect. THEY CAN make a phone thats better.

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  • 2010-08-07 04:51
  • IkaC
  • wakaka

seems like most of the iphone fans boy already been brain-washed by steve...what a shame...

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  • 2010-08-07 04:51
  • PS6v
  • Anonymous

what a bias review.. clearly u guys are trying to make out samsung galaxy is a better phone but really it an't. Not to say iphone is better by much. They both have pros and cons but most parts of the review favours the samsung over the iphone anyway.. not much of a review to me

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  • 2010-08-07 04:44
  • PW5S
  • Give me a break

Reviewed by Samsung I9000 Galaxy S Lover..

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  • 2010-08-07 04:30
  • syd7
  • gosht


owh man..u know nothing about what u say.
the spec has been list by @Pika is not just in paper.
is has been tested and bechmark in real life.
u can read the review in phonearea, comparison between Apple-A4 and samsung-hummingbird.. the result seem suprise, Apple-A4 is far away behind to compete with samsung-hummingbird..

shamo on u techii

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  • 2010-08-07 04:14
  • wHUX
  • Jackson Melling

There are no Apple haters here, there are only Apple PEOPLE haters. The reason Apple is hated so much is not because of their product but because of their fans.
Drop the arrogance and smug attitude then you and your beloved products may get some respect.

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  • 2010-08-07 04:04
  • wvSc
  • kai

thank you gsm arena for having the balls to tell the truth.

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  • 2010-08-07 03:57
  • t7Jx
  • you are sad

> In reply to techiii @ 2010-08-07 02:16 from 4vNp - click to readwhat ure saying is that just because all of the features are listed in the iphone ( the ones u mentioned), it must mean that other phones cannot have equal or better specs. I agree fully with the whole review. Iphone is overpriced and as you said "hardly". LOL my 5 year old phone hasnt had a dropped call yet.

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  • 2010-08-07 03:55
  • IkaC
  • techiii

> In reply to Pika @ 2010-08-07 02:58 from nYVe - click to readAgain what u are seeing is papers when you actually use Samasung galaxy s realistically in your hand the 720 p hd video is jerky with low frame rates, further more
even in terms of games and graphics samsung will never be tested at a full potential coz android cannot handle high end games, and big developers will not use android for their development coz there is no money there,

I just wanna tell u after testing Samsung Galaxy s, is just another Android phone, people using Htc desire or smasung galaxy will not feel any difference realistically, these android phones comes and go after sometime, as any other brand will take out a higher spec android phone and people will forget Samsung galaxy s, its true coz the competition is so high.
Iphone 4 is better in benchmarkings by the way

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  • 2010-08-07 03:14
  • 4vNp
  • Anonymous

But at the end of the day, I think the iPhone4 is more desirable than the Galaxy S.

If both phone is on the table for you to pick...I could honestly say that the iPhone4 will disappear twice as much as the Galaxy S.

Yes. Truth hurts.

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  • 2010-08-07 03:12
  • t7J@
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-07 00:48 from w6kC - click to readhaha! nicee allusion! ;)

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  • 2010-08-07 03:03
  • PTcS
  • Pika


Hardware wise, the galaxy S is a BEAST.
The "Apple A4" is actually a samsung S5PC100, which is an A8 Cortex core with a PowerVR SGX535. In the iPhone4, the SGX535 is at 180mhz.

The galaxy S uses the samsung S5PC110 "Hummingbird", which is, again, an A8 Cortex core, but this time, with a brand new shining PowerVR SGX540 GPU @200mhz.
The SGX540 is around 40% stronger as it is, and with the frequency gap, you get around 50% more juice from the galaxy s.

It has a dedicated GPU, one that kicks the iphone 4's sorry behind, it has every thinkable feature on the market, and probably the best screen around.

Although they messed up BAD with the first Galaxy, the Galaxy S is, simply put, a device nearing perfection.
It's a media beast, a gaming beast, a good phone, good net console, and all of this is coming in a slim, light, and nifty package.
Samsung did SOMETHING right this time.

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  • 2010-08-07 02:58
  • nYVe
  • HD engr

A recap for me, Samsung Galaxy S won over icrap crappy iphone4:

Video, screen display, ease of use, practicality, lighter, faster

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  • 2010-08-07 02:52
  • jWLb
  • brynn

i am an i-phone hater and using allsorts of fones but today saturday i am off to an o2 shop to get galaxy s ,,if they have one in..

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  • 2010-08-07 02:49
  • nFwM
  • your name optional

> In reply to my optional name @ 2010-08-06 22:10 from snRr - click to readIts funny how the apple bots (i5heep,iphans) keep saying that Samsungs Galaxy S will never catch up to the iphone, even though Samsung makes half of the parts inside the iphone 4 (2g,3g,3gs). Oh and LG makes the beloved Retina display, so how much money is Samsing making off apple?

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  • 2010-08-07 02:40
  • kEhV
  • Anonymous

here's something interesting iphone fanboys should know, in some parts of europe iphones are ridiculously expensive, i mean where i live u can get an htc desire for 500 euro (alot i know) a galaxy s for 600 euro (rip off i know) but the no 1 rip off : iphones 3gs 32gb(800 euro) and 4 16gb (1200 euro), now i donno abt u bt i have spent less money building a gaming pc, and this is waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooo much money for an icrap sorry

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  • 2010-08-07 02:35
  • p@xu
  • techiii

Wow I can see lot of apple haters here, the unlock code and jailbreak is out now freedom from Apple.

Used and tested HTC hd2s wild fires and all those high end phones and those nokia and other LGs, samsung etc coz I am a phone bench marker.

But realistically speaking Iphone 4 is one of the best phone in the market right now.

I am testing I phone 4 and using it as a primary phone for 15 days now, and here i go.

1) i have been using the phone initially without a cover and with a cover and saw that hardly you get a dropped calls, I think with the cover I have yet to see a dropped signal, actually realistically while calling iphone4 has a better voice quality then 3gs, when you make a call, u will feel that.

2) Hardware wise i think other high end phones are not good because they lack GPU, iphone 4 with A4 chip and a dedicated GPU with 512 ram is a serious hardware, games graphics are actually like console hd gaming.

3) camera is top notch which actually records 720 p smooth HD video,who needs a camcorder now and other high end phones lack that coz of bad or no GPU, on papers they say and realistically they fail.

4) Apple app store is the best right now, tested and firmly believe it, funny there is app for everything, I used android when i tested and used HTC and samsung phones and I can say android is still behind, they will need time and its gonna be difficult as big developers want money.

5) I phone 4 is expensive its not for everyday people thats a bad part, but i think with contract its reasonable now.

6) After testing phones i figured out that what iphone 4 says it does that, I mean when I tested some HTC high end phones, I saw that on papers they look good but realistically they actually fail (for eg even a VGA recording is poor and jerky on a HTC high end phones)

last but not least I can guarantee you that you will get bored with other phone and actually will never get bored with Iphone 4, u will know it in 15 days only.

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  • 2010-08-07 02:16
  • 4vNp