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Part of what makes Galaxy S so special is the 4 inch super AMOLED display, which is brighter, faster and less reflective than a traditional touchscreen. It’s great for watching HD movies or browsing detailed websites. As you’ll be tapping away on your mobile all the time, make sure to invest in a screen protector, which will ward off dust, scratches and fingerprints.
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#1
the is a good chance this will be unlocked too
1 Like #2
£50 cashback brings it down to £289.99 over the course of the year

Good find!
#3
Buy via link on Topcashback £50.50 cashback taking this to£289.49 then this is Hot !!!!!!!!!!!
1 Like #4
Motorola Defy is also available for the same price & contract
#5
Got it cheaper than this via dialaphone (without redemption) last August. With the new one due out next month you're better off waiting.
#6
I'm still undecided whether to go for this or for the HTC Desire S

To me it's between

Galaxy S - Bigger and better screen
Desire S - Newer phone, better build quality, led flash, newer processor?, sense & 2.3
#7
can this phone fit in an ipod dock?
#8
kittycatclare
can this phone fit in an ipod dock?
i
S THIS A BLONDE MOMENT ??
#9
kittycatclare
can this phone fit in an ipod dock?
I know apple are suing Samsung for coping there designs but that would really take the p**s
#10
if the galaxy s is the same as the iphone why is it so much cheaper? (_;)
#11
7iain7
kittycatclare
can this phone fit in an ipod dock?

I know apple are suing Samsung for coping there designs but that would really take the p**s


Only in America.

That kinda crap Apple are claiming would be unpatentable in the UK and most EU countries.

Edited By: Teeif on Apr 22, 2011 17:10
2 Likes #12
tahir_owen
if the galaxy s is the same as the iphone why is it so much cheaper? (_;)
I think the price premium is called Apple tax
suspended#13
robot1000
I'm still undecided whether to go for this or for the HTC Desire S

To me it's between

Galaxy S - Bigger and better screen
Desire S - Newer phone, better build quality, led flash, newer processor?, sense & 2.3


get the desire S, it has a newer processor which will result in longer battery life, led flash and android 2.3 are nice too.
1 Like #14
7iain7
tahir_owen
if the galaxy s is the same as the iphone why is it so much cheaper? (_;)
I think the price premium is called Apple tax

Or the Sheep Supplement!
#15
and a premium price.
hajj_3
robot1000
I'm still undecided whether to go for this or for the HTC Desire S

To me it's between

Galaxy S - Bigger and better screen
Desire S - Newer phone, better build quality, led flash, newer processor?, sense & 2.3

get the desire S, it has a newer processor which will result in longer battery life, led flash and android 2.3 are nice too.
#16
robot1000
I'm still undecided whether to go for this or for the HTC Desire S

To me it's between

Galaxy S - Bigger and better screen
Desire S - Newer phone, better build quality, led flash, newer processor?, sense & 2.3

Go for desire S because I posted the deal :p
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-desire-s-free-includes-internet-90-cashback-no-redemptions-13-50-per-month-o/924805?page=6
3 Likes #17
Taksim_Red
7iain7
tahir_owen
if the galaxy s is the same as the iphone why is it so much cheaper? (_;)

I think the price premium is called Apple tax


Or the Sheep Supplement!


But at least they know where you are at all times.

If you ever fell down a well, Apple would know where to find you!
2 Likes #18
hajj_3
robot1000
I'm still undecided whether to go for this or for the HTC Desire S

To me it's between

Galaxy S - Bigger and better screen
Desire S - Newer phone, better build quality, led flash, newer processor?, sense & 2.3


get the desire S, it has a newer processor which will result in longer battery life, led flash and android 2.3 are nice too.

Uhmm no...

Qualcomm processors are well known to be good for CPU bound tasks, such as browsing the internet. However they are awful when it comes to the GPU, so many games will just about work on it (but might not give you a lot of smoothness).

On the other hand, the Hummingbird SoC in the Galaxy S is still a state of the art chip even though it's over a year old. CPU performance is on par with the Qualcomm, but the GPU is much stronger. In fact it's about the same as the new Tegra 2 devices (and better than what the iPhone 4 uses). In other words it will munch even through the most intensive games without much sweat and future-proof you.

So even though the Samsung Galaxy S is a year old and the Desire S is new, you have to remember that the Samsung was last year's flagship device (and heck, it was way ahead of anything during the time) while the Desire S is a midrange device. If you care about graphics and better multimedia experience then get the Samsung, if the build quality is more at heart for you then go for the Desire S. Also Sense is better thought through than TouchWiz, but that's subjective.

(owner of an HTC Desire and a Samsung Galaxy S)




Edited By: martino2k6 on Apr 22, 2011 18:02: grammar
#19
hajj_3
robot1000
I'm still undecided whether to go for this or for the HTC Desire S

To me it's between

Galaxy S - Bigger and better screen
Desire S - Newer phone, better build quality, led flash, newer processor?, sense & 2.3


get the desire S, it has a newer processor which will result in longer battery life, led flash and android 2.3 are nice too.


yea I have a galaxy s and would swap it for a desire s but only if there was no price difference. The desire s has more memory and faster processor so will just give a nicer performance. Screen is not as big or impressive though. galaxy s had 2.3 now unofficially and officially any day now
#20
the hummingbird processor in the samsung is more powerful than the snapdragon!

screen is way better too and at this price its a bargain. Desire s is nice too but costs more.
#21
i take your point about the gpu but the does not seem many games that take advantage of the improved performance. and this will even more so the case when the new dual cores come out.
1 Like #23
7iain7
i take your point about the gpu but the does not seem many games that take advantage of the improved performance. and this will even more so the case when the new dual cores come out.

You would be surprised. I can tell you that my SGS is much smoother when playing games which my HTC Desire just barely managed to play. And it can play the games which are supposedly optimised for Tegra 2 devices without any problems.

Even considering that my HTC Desire uses an older Qualcomm chip, from the reports the newer ones do not provide such a big improvement. In other words, from a multimedia perspective the Galaxy S is still a better choice. If you don't care about games and videos (plus future-proofing yourself), then the Desire S should be enough.
#24
I own a Galaxy S and I can't fault it at all! The Desire S is a nice phone too but the Super AMOLED is just beautiful. The points about the Galaxy having a stronger GPU are true as well. I've played around on my colleagues Desire S. SenseUI is nice but there is still lag at times. When I was choosing, it was between the Galaxy S and the Desire HD. I think the Samsung is in a completely different league of it's own when compared with the Desire S.
suspended#25
martino2k6

Qualcomm processors are well known to be good for CPU bound tasks, such as browsing the internet. However they are awful when it comes to the GPU, so many games will just about work on it (but might not give you a lot of smoothness).


Not everyone plays games including me, i'd rather have the extra battery life than better games performance.

Edited By: hajj_3 on Apr 22, 2011 19:11
#26
Thanks for sharing, ordered and my £50.50 cashback has tracked via TCB.

Now to wait for the credit check to clear..
#27
http://i.imgur.com/936T4.jpg

imitation, innovation.
1 Like #28
http://gadgetophilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/samsung-tocco-lite-mobile-phone.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-yz1JnSGjF0/TE_vwb07BiI/AAAAAAAAAA0/PTBvbq6JD_Y/s1600/iphone+4+design+1.jpg

the tocco lite (the phone which the galaxy s is based on) was released a whole year before the iphone 4 so where is the innovation?
#29
tahir_owen
if the galaxy s is the same as the iphone why is it so much cheaper? (_;)


Older model, now being discounted.
#30
hajj_3
martino2k6

Qualcomm processors are well known to be good for CPU bound tasks, such as browsing the internet. However they are awful when it comes to the GPU, so many games will just about work on it (but might not give you a lot of smoothness).


Not everyone plays games including me, i'd rather have the extra battery life than better games performance.

Yes, I know. I didn't mean to say the Samsung is better for everyone, I'm just trying to correct some people in thinking that because the Desire S it is newer that it will also be more powerful.

That's all I wanted to get across.

Edited By: martino2k6 on Apr 22, 2011 22:55
#31
On the phone:

I have had this phone for 3 months and I have to say that its probably the best phone I have ever had. On my opinion it is the best phone on the market and its nickname "iPhone Killer" is well deserved. Galaxy S2 comes out May 1st on some companies and June 1st on the rest like T-Mobile (all have been confirmed by Samsung & TMobile twitter feeds). Battery life is awesome, Screen resolution is unbelievable and if you worried that it has Froyo 2.1 next week Samsung is rolling the Gingerbread 2.3 via the Samsung Kies program in UK. Furthermore, just cause it is 10 months old accessories are dirt cheap too, as an example a Genuine Samsung Desktop stand with an external battery charge AND a spare Genuine battery will set you back by 18£ at play.com.

On the company:

I have been with Carphone 9 years so I had faith in them when I saw this new company of theirs but they are a hell of problems in the waiting. My gf jeallous of my phone went on a contract with them and we have had to literally fight to get everything sorted. Their staff are compromised of some real idiot women and very few men who know what they are talking about. As an example they asked us for a deposit and after 5 phone calls they couldnt process the payments only to find out I had been charged 200£ !!! I spoke to a supervisor who then authorised the deposit and refunded the money only to receive the next day an opened/used phone. After further screaming I had to drop at my local CPW store to exchange it for a new/sealed one. I know this sound extreme but MY advice is this : take the name and extention number (usually 444 etc) of the person who you speak with otherwise you will never hear the end of it. I called to say that the mobile arrived used and a moronic woman was trying to convince that I had no contract with them and I needed to pay a deposit !!!

It all sounds extreme but it may help some people from going through what I went through. All in all this phone definately was worth the fight and my gf is happier than she has ever been :)
#32
Got one of these a couple of weeks ago from dialaphone on a 24 month contract with o2 for £10.50/month (Phone free). Wasn't interested in the sim just the phone but sim was 50mins and 300txts included. As phone was on o2 it came unlocked and total for phone will be £252. They get you to sign up for insurance and tech support which is free first month then £6.99 and £3.99 respectively but you can cancel them at any time. If anything goes wrong with the phone o2 are obliged to fix or replace during the term of the contract. If anything that was a bargain....not so sure that this is a great bargain?
#33
web1bow
Got one of these a couple of weeks ago from dialaphone on a 24 month contract with o2 for £10.50/month (Phone free). Wasn't interested in the sim just the phone but sim was 50mins and 300txts included. As phone was on o2 it came unlocked and total for phone will be £252. They get you to sign up for insurance and tech support which is free first month then £6.99 and £3.99 respectively but you can cancel them at any time. If anything goes wrong with the phone o2 are obliged to fix or replace during the term of the contract. If anything that was a bargain....not so sure that this is a great bargain?

I'm a very light phone user, current contract is only 100mins, but even I go over 50mins a month. What exactly are you using the phone for?

FYI All UK companies have to follow UK law regarding sale of goods act. A phone purchased on a 12 month contract is covered in the same way as one on a 36 month contract.
1 Like #34
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#35
Istanbul_Kop
But at least they know where you are at all times.

If you ever fell down a well, Apple would know where to find you!


Google and Apple are tracking users. The bitter jealous iPhone haters love to misreport news and select stories. Three idiots gave that comment the thumbs up. Ignorance breeds ignorance.
#36
sparc
Istanbul_Kop
But at least they know where you are at all times.

If you ever fell down a well, Apple would know where to find you!


Google and Apple are tracking users. The bitter jealous iPhone haters love to misreport news and select stories. Three idiots gave that comment the thumbs up. Ignorance breeds ignorance.


Hmm android tracking its users?? hmm could that be anything to do with the setup page asking for permission to collect user data on first use? Not sure I remember doing that on my iphone.

To be fair who gives a c%$p but android clearly asks for your permission (I turned it down because I don't want my battery being used for no benefit to myself)

Anyway back on topic, I do have a galaxy s an although the samoled is much better than other technologies for contrast etc it uses a strange pentile matrix layout of leds which means text is not as crisp as on a standard lcd. i.e. if you look close it looks fuzzy which is annoying.

Edited By: badasschris on Apr 24, 2011 01:13
1 Like #37
jhonnyboy
http://gadgetophilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/samsung-tocco-lite-mobile-phone.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-yz1JnSGjF0/TE_vwb07BiI/AAAAAAAAAA0/PTBvbq6JD_Y/s1600/iphone+4+design+1.jpg

the tocco lite (the phone which the galaxy s is based on) was released a whole year before the iphone 4 so where is the innovation?

Good one lol.
#38
limegreenzx
web1bow
Got one of these a couple of weeks ago from dialaphone on a 24 month contract with o2 for £10.50/month (Phone free). Wasn't interested in the sim just the phone but sim was 50mins and 300txts included. As phone was on o2 it came unlocked and total for phone will be £252. They get you to sign up for insurance and tech support which is free first month then £6.99 and £3.99 respectively but you can cancel them at any time. If anything goes wrong with the phone o2 are obliged to fix or replace during the term of the contract. If anything that was a bargain....not so sure that this is a great bargain?
I'm a very light phone user, current contract is only 100mins, but even I go over 50mins a month. What exactly are you using the phone for?

FYI All UK companies have to follow UK law regarding sale of goods act. A phone purchased on a 12 month contract is covered in the same way as one on a 36 month contract.

The wife wanted a new phone with Android. She is already on a £25/month contract with loads of texts/mins + unlimited web but had a samsung jet with resistive screen (Horrid) So I got this one for her. In 7 months she'll get a free upgrade on her current contract and I'll get this one back to sell on....I should make enough to pay of the remainder of the contract if not a little extra too? I currently have the SE Experia x10. We did a speed test on both phones the other day via our home internet wifi connection. Our laptop was showing 14.6MB. My Experia was showing 5.5MB and the Galaxy S was showing 10.2 all from the same connection. Wife is well pleased with it so i believe I got a great deal!
1 Like #39
sparc
[quote=Istanbul_Kop]Google and Apple are tracking users. The bitter jealous iPhone haters love to misreport news and select stories.

This is from the guys who discovered the hidden, unreported file on the iPhone:

Only the iPhone records the user's location in this way, say Warden and Alasdair Allan, the data scientists who discovered the file and are presenting their findings at the Where 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. "Alasdair has looked for similar tracking code in [Google's] Android phones and couldn't find any," said Warden. "We haven't come across any instances of other phone manufacturers doing this."

LINK
#40
So I now have my phone.. what a great handset.

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