"WOW! This is Very Impressive! Great Phone!"4.5 starson by iceman721
Pros: Screen quality: Vibrant & beautiful
Size: Screen size is awesome great for web browsing!
2GB internal space for apps that can't be moved to SD (Finally)
Smoother experience than I've ever had with Android so far.
Cons: Huge battery takes about 3 hours to recharge
I want to see even more programs optimized for the screen size.
ICS not here yet :( Hurry up please!
Summary: WOW! Let me start off by saying I had to be nit picky to think of any con's and I needed much more space to go through the pro's. The hardware of this phone is about the screen, the processor & RAM and a REAL battery. The screen is vibrant and colors pop. HD movies & video really shine on this phone. It's a multimedia beast. No need to break out your tablet (if you have one) or your laptop on a plane to watch a movie. This is a great size to watch a whole movie on.Oh I also bought this from Best Buy it was a very smooth process and they gave me 50.00 off from a promotion I signed up for earlier in the year. That made the phone 250.00 and my Iphone 4 16gb was still worth a bit over 200.00. It also has 2gb for internal app space. I have over 60 app's on the phone and it's not close to being full. App junkies have no fears with this phone!
The processor is powerful enough to run anything I've thrown at it with ease and the 1GB of RAM doesn't hurt. The 2500mah battery is the largest I've ever owned in a cell phone and there have been many. As a power user even in my demanding hands this battery will rock out 6 hours of continuous use. With some moderation (very little) this is a 12-15 hour battery!
The stylus is a great feature to have. It's very accurate and I'm still playing with it and learning it. With that said I still love the fact that they included it. It makes the phone a ton more functional and if you choose not to use it, it's neatly tucked away and not intrusive.
I'm coming from an Iphone 4 and I was on Android the first day it debuted to the public. This version of Android (Gingerbread) hasn't frozen or glitched up since I've been using it which is different for me. Of course Samsung has made an impressive piece of hardware for the Android platform.
The camera on this phone is also awesome. 8mp as the main camera, 2mp as the front facing camera they take very good photo's. There is some shutter lag but aftermarket software can help that. It also shoots great video.
The voice navigation also has improved and the native app's are great. I really missed not being able to voice text on IOS. Google maps also is simply outstanding. I could do without the AT&T pre loaded software on this. It's not a ton of it but I wish carriers would stop putting bloatware on phones no matter how minimal.
I am really anticipating Ice Cream Sandwich. I am not rushing Samsung because I don't want to see it released with major flaws but I do want it sooner rather than later. I would also like to see even more programs developed for this phone's screen size and the stylus. Word is millions are being sold so hopefully the developers will work on more platform specific app's.
This phone is very well made with the exception of the back cover. It's a very thin plastic and I'm very cautious when removing it. I am considering getting a second battery but I'm a bit afraid to remove the back cover too frequently.
GREAT JOB SAMSUNG!!
Updated on Mar 29, 2012