T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant gets unboxed

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We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S more than a few times now, so why would the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant unboxing be worth a look? Well, it’ll actually become available next week and that’s good enough for us!

The Samsung Vibrant is the one Galaxy S variant that keeps it close to home when it comes to looks. It still sports the overall design of the original Galaxy S, even with the little bump at the bottom of the device on the back. The Vibrant, as well as all of the other variants, have taken on the standard Android four-button configuration, instead of the three buttons the original had. If you loved the look of the original and don’t have any desire to buy an unlocked device that can only be used on Edge, the Vibrant is the closest to the real deal you’re going to get.

There are two standout features that all the Galaxy S phones will have, the gorgeous Super AMOLED display and the snappy Hummingbird processor. These two things combined in one device will surely make many media junkies quiver in excitement, as this will be an experience you won’t find on any other device on the market.

We’ve seen the power of the Hummingbird processor on (online) paper, and on video. We’ve also seen the Super AMOLED display in all it’s glory as well, making it a solid competitor to the iPhone 4′s Retina Display. As a matter of fact, the Vibrant, along with all of the other variants are probably the most iPhone-like Android phones you’ll be able to find in the United States. This is due to Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, which is miles ahead of the software sloppily thrown on the Samsung Behold 2. It’s slick, has some very nice custom Samsung widgets, and if you don’t like the iPhone-esque application drawer, there’s a home replacement for that.

I’ve been on the fence between getting the Vibrant to stay with T-Mobile, or switching over to Verizon to get the Droid X. After playing around with the Droid X for a bit, it’s quite an amazing device, but I still think I’m leaning towards the Vibrant and I haven’t even seen the thing in person yet! With the Vibrant’s awesome display and CPU, it almost makes me forget about the Droid X’s HDMI port, higher camera resolution, and screen size.

So what’s your call, Vibrant or Droid X? We may have to do a showdown.

Check out the unboxing below from WireFly.com!

[Via: TmoNews]

  • Lauren Wolfe

    He spent way too much time on the damn box and the stuff in the box. We're here to see the phone itself, not spend 4 of the 5 minutes on the accessories and manuals.

    • C.K.

      THANK YOU. Unbox it to your heart's content just don't spend 5 seconds staring at the registration flyer.

  • iphoneconvert

    Just a Samsung Vibrant pre-ordered from RadioShack. Gonna have it on the 16th!!!

  • Mike

    The thing about the HDMI (EVO owner here) is that it's sloppily hacked together on Android in it's current state. As I understand it, on the Droid X it's only good for watching movies and looking at your photos (like on the EVO)… I really wish you could mirror what you see on the screen on to your TV, because as it currently stands it's pretty useless to me. I'm seriously considering picking up a Epic when it comes out for all the reasons you mentioned above, plus the keyboard, especially if what I hear about being able to mirror your screen on a TV through the headphone jack turns out to be true! You should check it out.

    • blakestimac

      Well if any of the Galaxy S variants stay true enough to the original, you can hook your TV up to the phone using only the 3.5mm headphone jack, and it will actually show the entire devices UI, not just the gallery and videos. Can't wait to find out!

      • Mike

        That makes two of us Blake! I can't wait to see IntoMobile's review on it to get a definitive answer!

  • Neel Sukhadia

    Very helpful first look for those considering to buy it. How did you get a hold of this? In the U.S., I thought it wasn't coming out till mid-July.

  • haz

    Not interested in the T-Mo version, but wondering what's the deal with the Verizon version. I know all the phones are fairly similar, but does the Verizon one come with a flash (I am actually amazed that I even have to ask that question for a high-end phone, but obviously this T-Mo version doesn't have one).

    Also what's the schedule for release of these phones? They seem to have come out no where and are getting released rather soon (from what I have gathered). Any idea when the Verizon version might actually ship? Seeing as how the X is coming this week, it's going to be tough to choose between these 2 phones.

    Last question… does it come with Gorilla Glass? I know the X has it and supposedly the overall package seems to be solid as a rock, but other reports that I have read about the Galaxy phones is that they don't seem very strong… overly plastic case.

  • haz

    Not interested in the T-Mo version, but wondering what's the deal with the Verizon version. I know all the phones are fairly similar, but does the Verizon one come with a flash (I am actually amazed that I even have to ask that question for a high-end phone, but obviously this T-Mo version doesn't have one).

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