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    Samsung Galaxy S

    Anyone got one of these? Opinions?

    Lost my iphone the other week and insurance can't replace the 3G so are giving me cash.

    Where's the cheapest place to buy, i have looked on amazon which is £300.18, and everywhere else looks around ~£350

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    My mates had 6 of them all faulty. Hopefully 7th will be solid. I think it's a good phone but he has had so many problems with models. I have the HTC desire, I can say I'm pretty happy with it and not feeling like I'm missing apples software at all.

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    Dam. Whats the faults been to do with?

    I enjoyed my iPhone, probably mostly to do with the apps, which i can see most are on android apart from sleep talk recorder

    I have one got it last month on contract o2. only £20.47 a month, Brillant phone the screen is 110% wifi is good. very easy to use and not a bad battery would recomend to anyone
    Edited by: "dougle34" 23rd Apr 2011

    excellent phone. I'm paying £18 a month on 18 month contract (Valued customer deal!)

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    stuart9787

    You can get for £239.90 at mobiles.co.uk (part of CPW) and will come … You can get for £239.90 at mobiles.co.uk (part of CPW) and will come unlocked.http://www.mobiles.co.uk/pay-as-you-go-mobile-phones.html



    Nice, thanks for link. I assume these are a reputable company.

    As for the other comments, still got my contract till may next year Paying 35 a month for 2 years because of the iPhone.

    Get the desire S instead.
    From past experience HTC are of a far better build quality and have better support, both official and non.

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    I'm a Samsung fanboy...had Sammy phones for years and got the Galaxy just after launch. AWFUL phone IMHO and one of the slowest phones I've ever had...tons of problems (resets, jams, locks etc)

    Got rid and got an iPhone (something I'd never really wanted but was impressed with OH's iPod touch) and tbh best decision it's a great phone (when jailbroken...vanilla sucks)

    I'd personally not touch Galaxy again but maybe new one will be better

    It was all software faults that would lock the screen black and you would have to hard reset, sometimes locking up under texting. I would stay away from Orange, they wouldn't offer him a different handset after 6 problems. I really think 2 or 3 times they tried to format the phone or offered him a refurbished one.

    ODB_69

    I'm a Samsung fanboy...had Sammy phones for years and got the Galaxy just … I'm a Samsung fanboy...had Sammy phones for years and got the Galaxy just after launch. AWFUL phone IMHO and one of the slowest phones I've ever had...tons of problems (resets, jams, locks etc) Got rid and got an iPhone (something I'd never really wanted but was impressed with OH's iPod touch) and tbh best decision it's a great phone (when jailbroken...vanilla sucks) I'd personally not touch Galaxy again but maybe new one will be better



    Being a proper samsung fanboy, you should really know about third party software from XDA developers to get the most out of of it. Stock FW was also fairly slow for me.

    Highly recommend XDA developers to get the most out of it.
    Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 23rd Apr 2011

    Adam2050

    It was all software faults that would lock the screen black and you would … It was all software faults that would lock the screen black and you would have to hard reset, sometimes locking up under texting. I would stay away from Orange, they wouldn't offer him a different handset after 6 problems. I really think 2 or 3 times they tried to format the phone or offered him a refurbished one.



    your friend has been incredibly unlucky then, My one has never had problems.

    Great phone imo

    Im a Samsung Galaxy S owner and absolutely love it!
    No problems whatsoever with mine.
    It may be worth holding out for a month or so as the Samsung Galaxy S II will be out

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    DarrylJohn

    Being a proper samsung fanboy, you should really know about third party … Being a proper samsung fanboy, you should really know about third party software from XDA developers to get the most out of of it. Stock FW was also fairly slow for me. Highly recommend XDA developers to get the most out of it.



    You wrongly assume I was using it on out of the box settings

    I was updating FW after reading and being involved on the thread on AVF

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    birdyboyuk

    Im a Samsung Galaxy S owner and absolutely love it!No problems whatsoever … Im a Samsung Galaxy S owner and absolutely love it!No problems whatsoever with mine.It may be worth holding out for a month or so as the Samsung Galaxy S II will be out



    aye, out the beginning of may? Problem is, i have to buy the phone not on contract and the galaxy s 2 will be about £200 more (_;)

    seriously.. get HTC and save yourself a load of hassle.

    i know 3 people with a galaxy s and all have had NO problems at all

    Never had issues when I had mine. Custom made FW's are always better - again, XDA.

    i know 2 ppl with this phone and both love it and not had any probs with them..

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    Thanks for the replies. I think i will be going for the Samsung Galaxy S from the mostly positive comments.

    On that Mobiles.co.uk how comes it has Samsung Galaxy S - £239.90 yet a refurbished one is £299.90. Do you think they have got these wrong?

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    I love my samsung galaxy s - which apart from an authorised upgrade to 2.2 is completely stock.

    By far the best phone ive had - and pees all over the HTC desire and iphone, which ive had the misfortune to own.

    Yep love the galaxy s too, never had a problem with mine either, brought on 02 and unlocked for free now using t-mobile. I shall be getting the galaxy s 2 when its out! Best phone ive ever owned

    My boyfriend has one, he loves it, has had no problems but he's only had it a month. I might get one next month when my upgrade is due.

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    Just tried ordering from that mobiles.co.uk.

    Got an e-mail about an hour later saying. Unfortunately it is out of stock and don't know when it will be back in so we cancelled your order.

    Still says in stock on the site though.

    Guess it will have to be the £300.18 amazon one, unless there's anywhere cheaper?
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