Criteria Comments Rating
- Reception and call quality The antenna and the GPS on the VIbrant are weaker than any phone I've had in recent memory.
- Display The 4" Super AMOLED is a joy to look at, and is quite visible outside in the middle of the day. Only downside is that it does have a blueish tint to it.
- Battery life I'm barely making it through a day with the battery. Far worse than the HTC Magic it just replaced, I blame the weak reception of the Vibrant.
- Camera No comments
- Ease of use Touch Wiz 3.0 is a decent skin job, and really tries hard to emulate iOS. The Swype keyboard included with it works amazingly well.
- Design and form factor Most people will mistake the Vibrant for a iPhone 3GS, especially from the front. The plastic back is disappointing, but it does come with an extra back.
- Portability (size / weight) Despite having such a large screen, it easily fits in my pants pocket. It is quite thin, and the plastic body does save it on weight.
- Media support Has a wide video and audio codec support. 16gb of internal storage and headphone jack allow you to replace your ipod if you chose to do so.
- Durability The shiny plastic finish has me worried about it scratching quickly. Screen is made of pretty tough glass, go on Youtube and search for Galaxy S screen.
- Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) The Android Marketplace is growing quickly, and quality apps are starting to show up. Still not up to the level of Apple's App Store, but it will soon be.
The Vibrant really needs to have it's GPS and reception issues fixed before it can be considered in the top echelon of Android phones.
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