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Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S)

 

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NO FLASH?!

skywalkershawty

Jun 30, 2010, 3:19 PM
This phone was ALMOST perfect... what a way to f*** it up Samsung!
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muchdrama

Jun 30, 2010, 6:49 PM
skywalkershawty said:
This phone was ALMOST perfect... what a way to f*** it up Samsung!


Buck up, little camper. Flash is just around the corner.
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Rich Brome

Jun 30, 2010, 7:34 PM
A flash would have been nice, but to play devil's advocate:

1. Most LED flashes are crap, with a range of four feet, at best.

2. The original (international) Galaxy S doesn't have a flash, either, so it's not like they removed anything to create this particular US version.
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bdublz

Jul 1, 2010, 2:06 PM
Samaung better make sure this phone is upgradeable past Android 2.2! It is going to be an awesome phone, as long as I can disable Touchwiz and just run the Android software.
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Rich Brome

Jul 1, 2010, 2:16 PM
Samsung's Galaxy S interface is relatively close to standard Android:

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=389 ... »

They may still call it "TouchWiz" in some marketing somewhere, but the widgets are standard Android widgets, not TouchWiz widgets.
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smylax

Jul 5, 2010, 5:45 PM
Rich, I love the fact that the picture on that link has a huge Bing search bar... on an Android phone lol!
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Rich Brome

Jul 5, 2010, 6:19 PM
That's because it's a Verizon model.

That's one of the great things about Android: at the end of the day, it's completely open and carriers and manufacturers are free to do whatever they want with it. That's a perfect example of just how open it is. I think an open OS like Android is very healthy for the market.
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smylax

Jul 9, 2010, 8:54 AM
I say AMEN to that!
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ConceptVBS

Jul 1, 2010, 9:07 AM
You dont need flash. The camera has "night mode" that boosts the sensitivity of its sensors in low light conditions. It has a fast F2.8 lens.
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Jayshmay

Jul 9, 2010, 12:03 PM
Would you translate what "fast F2.8 lens." means?
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ant1171984

Jul 15, 2010, 8:50 AM
Yeah please explain the lens & night mode. I am considering the Captivate on AT&T when released so I been curious as well...the no flash thing bothers me.
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landale

Jul 1, 2010, 1:42 PM
While I agree a flash would be nice I would much rather have the 16GB of internal storage the Vibrant has over the LED flash on Verizon's Fasciante, which only has 2GB of internal storage.

Of course I would trade both for an LED notification light or some sort of visual system to notify of messages. Maybe the light under the capacitive buttons can flash? Seems silly to leave something like this out.
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Rich Brome

Jul 1, 2010, 2:18 PM
The Sprint version has a multi-color notification light.
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landale

Jul 1, 2010, 6:05 PM
Yeah but it also has a keyboard I don't need and that $10 "cool phone" fee which I find to be offensive. I don't care if they are still cheaper then Att and Verizon. The very idea that they would charge a fee that they can't even explain what it's for is ridiculous and large reason why after 10 years with Sprint I am leaving for T-Mobile and their as fast as WiMax HSPA+ network.
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jaysinferno

Jul 1, 2010, 7:40 PM
the funny part is you pay that 10 dollar fee even if your not in one of the less than 40 cities that has "4g"
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deepc

Jul 2, 2010, 9:25 AM
Yes..but you're paying for the opportunity to carry a very pretty phone that doesn't have service. It's kind of like marrying a pretty girl who has an iq of 50.

At least you can show the phone off to your friends and brag about how pretty it is(even if you don't have 4g service)
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ChiefsFanTTPF

Jul 5, 2010, 10:38 PM
Yeah you guys are telling me!
It is so much smarter to go to one of the other carriers and pay up to 40 dollars more for the same services sprint offers!
How dumb are the people who are saving money on sprint even with the 4g fee. What morons right...

Give me a f'ing break. Go bitc* somewhere else... Rolling Eyes
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jaysinferno

Jul 6, 2010, 6:27 PM
but your not saving 40+ over tmobile try again man, and when tmobile offers an UNLIMITED plan it's not unlimited to mobiles you can call whoever you want!
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landale

Jul 6, 2010, 8:46 PM
Sprint may typically be cheaper then the other carriers but actually my new T-Mobile plan will be cheaper and I can get 4G speeds without having to worry about my battery. My issue with Sprint is with how they are representing the fee though. Instead of just simply adjusting their prices they tacked on a fee and then can barely explain what it's for. It's great that you can look past the shadiness of this but I am afraid I cannot justify doing business with a company that decides that one day they are going to charge $10 a month just because they can. I would rather go with a company that charges more but is upfront with how they do business. Just my two cents.
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Jayshmay

Jul 9, 2010, 12:10 PM
Actually it's up to 44 cities now that have Wimax. But yeah, I definetly agree that it's BS of a charge if you don't life in a city with Wimax.

Proof link:

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Clearwire-Launche ... »
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jcastillo91

Jul 8, 2010, 1:50 PM
As a T-Mobile sales rep and T-Mobile user, I can confirm that our network is ridiculously underestimated. What the service was like 3-4-5 years ago is completely different from how far it has come. When companies charge you $20-$50 more than we do and say it's because of their "one-of-a-kind reliable network", you just got jipped. I've had every phone company imaginable, and T-Mobile is by far my favorite, not to mention, the line-up of smartphones is amazing, and still getting better!
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highlandsun

Jul 14, 2010, 8:13 PM
Well I hope it gets even better than this, because I want a fast smartphone *with a keyboard* that justifies an upgrade from my G1... My (and probably the majority of G1 owners') 2 years is coming up soon, since the G1 was released in 2008. The Vibrant isn't enough to make me stay.
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Crunchy Frog

Jul 8, 2010, 1:13 PM
No flash-no surprise.

Samsung makes good stuff most of the time but they always seem to cut some corner and make things that just miss the mark.
Yes, we can live without a flash but now they are very common so why leave it out? My Samsung Moment had one. Even Apple gave in and put a flash in the iPhone.
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