Last Updated: Oct 18,2010
What are the pros and cons of each device? which one would be the better pick?
I faced the same dilemma of choosing between the HTC Desire & SGS, both have pros & cons, there are detailed articles comparing these two & youtube videos as well. In the end, I chose the SGS mainly for the 16GB internal storage. That was my deciding factor, yours may be different.
You can check out this thread
I am in the same place. However I'm leaning towards the Desire HD but from what I understand it can't be used in the US at 3g and the Galaxy S can. I live in both Europe and the US so I need a phone for both. This is leaning me toward the Galaxy. Plus I just found a great deal on the galaxy here.
Try searching the forums, I've posted several times on this question as an owner of both.
I moved from a desire to a galaxy s. They each have their pros and cons, but overall I much prefer the galaxy!
I was torn between these two aswell, but for me, the deciding factors were:
Bigger screen, Samoled, looks (obviously personal prefference, but I just dislike the HTC Desire look), battery (while not perfect, still way better than the HTC one), better hardware (making it more probable to receive future Android versions, even if we are talking about Samsung).
And if you dislike TouchWiz and preffer HTC Sense, there is LauncherPro / ADW Launcher. I myself can't stand TouchWiz, but LauncherPro is pure awesomeness.
Galaxy S is better for most things, however if you need a working GPS get a Desire.
thought galaxy GPS issues were fixed in 2.2 froyo?
Htc just as a normal screen whereas galaxy has a SuperAMOLED.
it wins hardware wise also..galaxy s has better gpu, etc.
plus imo- galaxy design wise just looks better, premium handset.
No it's not and neither is the lag, there was nothing to suggest they would be fixed in froyo.
We hoped it would be, but that was obviously false hope.
It's been so long since launch now I doubt they will ever be fixed.
Samsung might not even update I9000 to Gingerbread!
The Galaxy Tab is ment to be getting gingerbread so there is hope for the Galaxy S, just not much.
I too had the same dilemma as yourself but went for Galaxy S in the end.
The GPS fix is very easy to do, it worked for me anyhow. I'm in Ireland.
Here are the two fixes I tried:
[FIX] Updated: GPS Tracking Issues (Optional FIX) For Stock Phones - xda-developers
One of them definitely worked, because after a couple of reboots it just started working.
as for lag fix, I have yet to try Official 2.2 but as these guys say it doesn't work, so your best option may be rooting and there's a lag fix available after that. However don't hold me responsible if you brick your phone.
Do a bit of research anyhow and you'll find what you need.
It is a bit of a pain in the ass that the Froyo update hasn't fixed these things, but I'd still rather the bigger screen of the Galaxy S for media etc, and the touchscreen is much better as well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVlsRCMltDg
Also you get 802.11n wifi, as well as DLNA streaming (although allshare can be a bit buggy at times), it even had official wifi hotspot creation in 2.1 (which I believe is defunct now 2.2 is out, but still good for some users), and the battery life seems good too compared to my friend's HTC desire but I can't vouch for his activity on the phone.
Touchwiz is actually pretty good compared to sense, but you can replace it with ADWLauncher or LauncherPro if you want anyhow, so it's all good...
Did I mention you get the full version of Asphalt 5 free as well?
I read somewhere that Smartphones manufactures only provide 1 update. Since Eclair would be upgraded to Froyo there are less chances that an official update to gingerbread would be provided. Though the hardware shall support gingerbread and one maybe able to install it via custom ROMs.
Does the GPS fix work on all Galaxy S? is it version or firmware specific?
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