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Samsung Galaxy S £355.00 @ O2

£355.00 @ O2
Phoned up inquiring how much they charge, and they charge £360! will do me An in contract purchase (so doesn't tie you down to any additional months to what you have remaining) I phoned up for t… Read More
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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
Phoned up inquiring how much they charge, and they charge £360! will do me

An in contract purchase (so doesn't tie you down to any additional months to what you have remaining)

I phoned up for this deal. So not sure if it will be instore - They don't sell it in the PAYG section on the site. So i assume you can only phone

14 day return period

I assume it comes with the additional 8GB Memory card(As the contract one does). So will be 16GB available.

Android 2.1

EDIT:

Comes unlocked, and has an 8GB Memory card.

Phone Actually cost £355 inc delivery.

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1 Like #1
Can i just say It's the wrong image.

http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/14348388/Samsung-I9000-Galaxy-S-8GB-Android-Sim-Free-Unlocked-5-0-Megapixel-Touch-Screen-Mobile-Phone/Product.html

It's this phone. Not the i7500

Check this out for Game score's

Against Desire, and Nexus One.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLUQP7CWyeQ

Twice the FPS.

Desire and Galaxy S running Doom 2 demo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpP5QljEqow&feature=related
#3
its gunna cost me 127 quid on a midterm business upgrade with no contract extension, they want 170 for a iphone 4 32gb but i fancy a bit of android.
#4
I really wish vodafone offered midterm upgrades. I'm halfway through a 24 mth contract, and my phone's having issues. Really want a iPhone 4 without paying £500.
#5
I thought you were leaving OP?
#6
bazzaric
I thought you were leaving OP?


I just aint gonna bother letting other's know if they are getting ripped off or not. Then my post's won't be deleted.. :thumbsup: - Funnily enough, after they were deleted the OP in question actually reduced the price he was asking.



I posted this deal too. But have bad reputation.
#7
Superb Android Phone. Excellent screen; size and outdoor clarity, Excellent video camera, Swype, Layar app and a whole lot more. :thumbsup:

I also bought it from O2 on mid term contract upgrade, a couple of weeks back at similar price. Pleased to say it came unlocked and also arrived with a 8gb microSD card.

Gave up on my Desire order via Beepy; as DH advised this was a better phone, and hate to say it but... 'He was right' :lol:
#8
Arissa
Superb Android Phone. Excellent screen; size and outdoor clarity, Excellent video camera, Swype, Layar app and a whole lot more. :thumbsup:

I also bought it from O2 on mid term contract upgrade, a couple of weeks back at similar price. Pleased to say it came unlocked.

Gave up on my Desire order via Beepy; as DH advised this was a better phone, and hate to say it but... 'He was right' :lol:


Ah well, Glad it comes unlocked then! Did you get an additional 8GB memory card? :thumbsup:
#9
DarrylJohn
Did you get an additional 8GB memory card? :thumbsup:

Yep! :thumbsup:
#10
so this better than the desire u reckon?
#11
tragictramp
so this better than the desire u reckon?


Yeah i believe so. Benchmarks - the CPU and Ram, have a 10% performance increase, 10% performance increase over 2D Graphics, and 50% performance increase in 3D graphics. That's just benchmarks obviously. Overall, it is the better phone

Doesn't take much digging to see its better :)

The screen is awesome on it too
#12
DarrylJohn
Yeah i believe so. Benchmarks - the CPU and Ram, have a 10% performance increase, 10% performance increase over 2D Graphics, and 50% performance increase in 3D graphics. That's just benchmarks obviously. Overall, it is the better phone

Doesn't take much digging to see its better :)

The screen is awesome on it too

benchmark doesn’t make a good phone i have spent time with both phones and even tho i personally used windows based phone for work reason’s and i like them, i use a hd2.

personally if i had to choose i would take the desire the user interface is better in my option and it moves and scrolls smother the sense ui in my option is one of the best on any smart phone i prefer the build quality on desire too and also the design. Also i believe the camera is better again my opinion because of the flash not saying any of the cameras is groundbreaking. Overall in my opinion i stress "my opnion" i like the desire based on looks, build quality and overall useness (if that is a word). The smoothness of the ui is great and even tho the Samsung is better in hardware like gaming because of its gpu the desire is a better phone to use.

In my experience hardware specs means little in way compared to actual usage of the phone. One my first smart phones was the ngage ( i know laugh it up) but even if was powered by the s60 operating system and hardware specs on par with nokia 6600 which spec wise was basically the same phone i preferred the 6600. Same with my n95 which is a fantastic phone when i got the n96 i was crying for the n95 it was a much better phone overall to use even tho the specs for the n96 was better. And even when i got my mda compact2/orbit2/htcp3300 and upgraded to the “better” acer m900 i didn’t like the touch screen as much and it felt less responsive to use and preferred using the slower mda compact2/orbit2/htcp3300 even tho they both ran windows mobile 6.1.

But at the end of the day it’s your use your option use the phone if you can before you buy see what you like not just what the spec are like on paper
#13
DarrylJohn

The screen is awesome on it too


It is, but the "Smart life" UI is rubbish, as is the supplied keyboard (luckily I think swype comes with it)

Also don't hold out much hope for using it with the Google Maps sat nav, it's assisted GPS only (means it's calcuated from signal points, not a GPS unit)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/06/10x0603iuob141ll.jpg

Other thing is given Samsung's track record of updates, don't hold out much hope for it getting Froyo any time soon, if at all. I'd happily get one if the dev community could make one but Samsung withold drivers and probably won't allow the ugly, iphone imitating UI to be removed :(
#14
finlay666
It is, but the "Smart life" UI is rubbish, as is the supplied keyboard (luckily I think swype comes with it)
:(


swype is as standard but can be d/l from android market place as well
#15
So if it's assisted gps, it would be no good for co pilot unless u have a data connection at all times?
#16
tragictramp
So if it's assisted gps, it would be no good for co pilot unless u have a data connection at all times?


As for the UI, Galaxy S has already been rooted. So expect some changes - I get to try it out for a week before deciding if i want to keep it. More than enough time. Had the X10 for a day and knew it wasn't good enough for me - if you happen to scroll on an icon, it actually ran it 9 times out of 10. Annoying.

BTW - yes the specs are better on paper, and when it comes to running applications(practical, not on paper), it will be atleast 10% Faster - running 3D games 50%. together with the super amoled screen, which can still be seen during daytime viewing, something which hinders the desire + the bigger screen - over the UI of the desire, i know which i would prefer! :)
#17
yeh just been looking that u can change to modded roms already, im just wondering about this gps issue, i want an android and most probably this, just want it to do all that it should, ie sat nav with no data transfer from the carrier with maps loaded onto the device.
#18
AGPS is actually faster than GPS. Assisted GPS is accurate around 5-50M I have just read.

Assisted just gets information from the network tower's as they normally have GPS built into them, so information is passed from that when requested, which is why it's quicker. I also had a look and it only uses 6k data to get a lock. which is probs like 2-3p if that.
#19
DarrylJohn
As for the UI, Galaxy S has already been rooted. So expect some changes - I get to try it out for a week before deciding if i want to keep it. More than enough time. Had the X10 for a day and knew it wasn't good enough for me - if you happen to scroll on an icon, it actually ran it 9 times out of 10. Annoying.

BTW - yes the specs are better on paper, and when it comes to running applications(practical, not on paper), it will be atleast 10% Faster - running 3D games 50%. together with the super amoled screen, which can still be seen during daytime viewing, something which hinders the desire + the bigger screen - over the UI of the desire, i know which i would prefer! :)


i used the x10 too as a comparison to the galaxy s and desire i found it a little unresponsive just as the galaxy s as well i found the x10 to have slow down when scroling and opening apps like the galaxy s and yes the screen is bright by a fraction in sunlight to be honest they are all poor in sunlight, the screen is bigger my hd2 is 4.3" does that make it better?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s98gIMNhILQ&feature=player_embedded

i got the similar response when i used the galaxy from the above video a little slow in part and unresponsive in others thats why the nexus one i think its not as good as the desire due to the touch button being a little unresponsive some times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58gZzqvqhRk

i think the x10 is better in screen then the galaxy then desire in screen in direct sunlight

i found it too be the same as in the video but to be honest they are all poor in direct sunlight even worst in real life

agian all my options when i have used the phone my self not a reflextion of what others may think
#20
tragictramp
So if it's assisted gps, it would be no good for co pilot unless u have a data connection at all times?


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=707136

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=717120

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=706907

VERY poorly implemented

DarrylJohn
As for the UI, Galaxy S has already been rooted. So expect some changes - I get to try it out for a week before deciding if i want to keep it. More than enough time.


Like the first Galaxy? :whistling: The update never arrived

It's also nearly £100 more than the Desire, on contract it works out £10ish more pm so nearly £200 on cost of contract

Putting up with crappy GPS (there is a video showing an HTC Touch HD which is a much older device outperforming it in tracking satellites, AGPS or not the solution it uses sucks) and their ugly proprietary UI is enough to put me off. The reviews also say there is lag using the UI when trying to load an app
#21
finlay666
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=707136

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=717120

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=706907

VERY poorly implemented



Like the first Galaxy? :whistling: The update never arrived

It's also nearly £100 more than the Desire, on contract it works out £10ish more pm so nearly £200 on cost of contract

Putting up with crappy GPS (there is a video showing an HTC Touch HD which is a much older device outperforming it in tracking satellites, AGPS or not the solution it uses sucks) and their ugly proprietary UI is enough to put me off. The reviews also say there is lag using the UI when trying to load an app


Update's as in Custom ROM's - A hacker rooted the samsung. Not samsung, that would be stupid.

Each to their own. I owned the X10, didn't like it. I will send this back if I don't like this. I am not a fanboy. To tell you the truth, nothing I have ever used has come close to the IPhone 3GS for responsiveness and smoothness (First apple product I have owned)
#22
I got the 16gb version of this phone through vodafone retentions,

18 months £25 pm
100 mins
500 txt
"Unlimited" internet

GPS is working great. Even works indoors unlike the HTC Touch Diamond I had been using before this. Used Google Navigation for a 2 hour journey, worked flawlessly. No lag issues that I can see. Battery life lasts a day and a bit. I am also rooted + modaco custom rom.

Was looking forward to getting the HTC Desire for a long time, but went with this phone instead.

Faster processor (Hummingbird> A4 > Snapdragon)
More powerful GPU
Bigger better screen (4" super amoled > 3.7" amoled)
Better camera (720p recording)
DivX. MKV playback out of the box
Larger storage

Why would you buy the HTC Desire over this? Only reasons I could think of is LED flash, Sense UI, build quality and community support.


Froyo has been confirmed for a 2010 release:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/29/samsung-says-all-galaxy-s-phones-will-get-android-2-2/#comments
#23
maximusonion
I got the 16gb version of this phone through vodafone retentions,

18 months £25 pm
100 mins
500 txt
"Unlimited" internet

GPS is working great. Even works indoors unlike the HTC Touch Diamond I had been using before this. Used Google Navigation for a 2 hour journey, worked flawlessly. No lag issues that I can see. Battery life lasts a day and a bit. I am also rooted + modaco custom rom.

Was looking forward to getting the HTC Desire for a long time, but went with this phone instead.

Faster processor (Hummingbird> A4 > Snapdragon)
More powerful GPU
Bigger better screen (4" super amoled > 3.7" amoled)
Better camera (720p recording)
DivX. MKV playback out of the box
Larger storage

Why would you buy the HTC Desire over this? Only reasons I could think of is LED flash, Sense UI, build quality and community support.


Froyo has been confirmed for a 2010 release:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/29/samsung-says-all-galaxy-s-phones-will-get-android-2-2/#comments


Android 3.0, which will be compatible withthe galaxy s, will nerf all UI's anyway :thumbsup:
#24
DarrylJohn
Update's as in Custom ROM's - A hacker rooted the samsung. Not samsung, that would be stupid.

Each to their own. I owned the X10, didn't like it. I will send this back if I don't like this. I am not a fanboy. To tell you the truth, nothing I have ever used has come close to the IPhone 3GS for responsiveness and smoothness (First apple product I have owned)


Yes but Samsung said the Galaxy would get an OS update and it never arrived, the Galaxy S is reported to be due a 2.2 upgrade so I'm doubtful it will.

Samsung also (unlike HTC) withhold the drivers for their devices making custom roms tricky.

That said, I totally agree on the X10, having owned a SE smartphone (X1) the official support was horrendous and the build quality shockingly bad. Mind I really do like the look of the new Motorola devices (Droid X and the Droid/Milestone 2) but they will take too long to arrive in the UK :x )

DarrylJohn
Android 3.0, which will be compatible withthe galaxy s, will nerf all UI's anyway :thumbsup:


There is no official news on 3.0, the rumour hasn't been confirmed nor a timeline for the arrival, it's unlikely to land for at least 6 months (considering Froyo (2.2) is due in the Autumn and devices to ship with it at the end of the year)

It will be likely to support it, however it's very doubtful an update will arrive at any rate, most old HTC devices (hero/g1) are only just getting the 2.1 update

(For the record I did vote hot for the deal as it's £90 less than other places, but I wouldnt get one for the reasons mentioned)
#25
finlay666
Yes but Samsung said the Galaxy would get an OS update and it never arrived, the Galaxy S is reported to be due a 2.2 upgrade so I'm doubtful it will.

Samsung also (unlike HTC) withhold the drivers for their devices making custom roms tricky.

That said, I totally agree on the X10, having owned a SE smartphone (X1) the official support was horrendous and the build quality shockingly bad. Mind I really do like the look of the new Motorola devices (Droid X and the Droid/Milestone 2) but they will take too long to arrive in the UK :x )


agreed more like never. the only way to get it its offline and not in contract the Motorola phones. as far as i can tell unless you know where?
#26
Galaxy S has open source code and drivers:

http://www.careace.net/2010/06/07/samsung-releases-open-source-code-for-galaxy-s/

With 20000 sold in Korea within 10 days, and the fact that Samsung are releasing 4 different versions of this phone over in America, updates to Froyo are pretty much guaranteed.
#27
Well google certainly ain't denied the rumour's of needing atleast 1GHz processor, and 512MB ram to run android 3.0. If this handset is getting 2.2, I would hope there's a good chance it will be supportive of 3.0 - While it might not be 3.0, a newer version will be in production.

My Galaxy S is getting delivered today. First impressions of using it will generally tell u if it's any good or not.
#28
give us ure thoughts when u get it can u mate, ive read loads of reviews but nothing better than a real persons usage
#29
maximusonion
Galaxy S has open source code and drivers:

http://www.careace.net/2010/06/07/samsung-releases-open-source-code-for-galaxy-s/

With 20000 sold in Korea within 10 days, and the fact that Samsung are releasing 4 different versions of this phone over in America, updates to Froyo are pretty much guaranteed.


I know you probably meant to type it, but it was 200,000 sold in 10 days and not 20,000.

There's a good in depth review over at GSMarena - http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

A few quotes from the conclusion in the review -

"Not only does the Galaxy have a performance edge over its competitors, it's probably better too in terms of usability thanks to TouchWiz. And the majestic Super AMOLED display is a great reason on its own to buy the Galaxy. Be warned though, you're unlikely to ever go back to TFT again."

"So, while Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is coming to the market a bit late it hasn't been wasting its time. 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."
#30
Just received it, had a little play - Can't fint swype though, I'll google that.

First impressions are that it is as responsive as the IPhone, and certainly is smooth. Doesn't have the issue the X10 does when u flick through the menu's the icon you drag over runs. So that's a big plus for me.

So far my impression's tell me this will be an IPhone beater... Will update you on any problems i find, none so far though.

Surprised by how light the phone is too! Looks bulky in the video's, but it in all honesty isn't that bad.

Has the same sensor as the iphone, when you phone someone the screen goes off when you put it next to your ear, as when u stop calling, the screen comes back on
#31
The Mrs has been offered this handset as an upgrade through Orange (not sure which version though). They've offered a free handset & 18 months @ £20pcm for 200 mins, u/l texts and 500MB data - sound any good?
#32
miffyl
The Mrs has been offered this handset as an upgrade through Orange (not sure which version though). They've offered a free handset & 18 months @ £20pcm for 200 mins, u/l texts and 500MB data - sound any good?


Yeah. If she doesn't like it she can always sell it for around £350 on here, or eBay. That would get a fair few different phones. :thumbsup:
#33
Issue for me is that I have a Desire - want her to have phone that's better than mine!
#34
#35
Darryljohn how you finding your new toy? Found Swype yet???

Here are a couple more vids showing speed and clarity of phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaaicSzzHeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLUQP7CWyeQ

Love Swype, I can now make use of my text allowance :) I've bought Co-pilot for mine, and it picks up GPS signal no problem. Also Layar App is fast and accurate. Very happy with it. But each to there own; after two years of Win Mobile on my HTC TYTN it's great to be able to make out the info on screen whilst out and about and not have to look for a shady spot before using it. Also wanted a phone that had a decent size screen to access internet. This has ticked all my boxes.

Hope you enjoy yours :)
#36
I only saw this post because I intended to post it myself + did a search before posting. I was offered this deal this morning when I phoned to order the HTC Desire at £285. I changed to the Samsung, but then changed back again and settled for the Desire (sounded like the girl on the phone was used to indecisive people like me). Still voting hot because it's a great deal.

What made me change my mind and stick with the Desire? I'm a sales rep and use my phone as a satnav all day, every day. The larger, brighter screen on the Samsung almost clinched it, but the reports of problems with GPS killed it for me. I also prefer to have a camera flash and lastly, I would go nuts if I bought the phone and Samsung didn't release Froyo 2.2 in a timely fashion (if at all). I can just picture my blood pressure rising when I read abaout all the phones getting 2.2 whilst Samsung 'does a Galaxy' on me!

At the end of the day, if Samsung sort the GPS issues and release 2.2 for the Galaxy S, I can always sell my Desire and buy it then.

I currently have a Samsung i8910HD running Garmin Mobile XT V5 which is pretty good, but I also run Google Maps simultaneously on my work phone to locate businesses and get an overview of area + traffic. I'm hoping Google Navigation will provide an all in one solution.

I have to say I haven't been impressed with Samsung's haphazard and region-random firmware releases for the i8910, so I'll eat my hat if the Galaxy S gets 2.2 before the desire!
#37
Yeah I like this phone. Having come from a 3GS to an X10, then to this - Couldn't be happier really! not used GPS yet, but don't need it. Swype is good, but i can use the keyboard quicker
#38
Sorry for double post, Anyone else ordered directly from O2?
#39
DarrylJohn
You don't? lol.. Check this video outhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpP5QljEqow&feature=related


Yeah, I missed the word don't out of that post. Should have written: Issue for me is that I have a Desire - don't want her to have phone that's better than mine!
#40
I think they will be both as good as each other to be fair. Just the samsung has twice the kick when it comes to 3D games.

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