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  1. DVNO

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    So what do you think? Should i ditch my N1 for the SGS when it hits tmobile?? All of these new phones look so tempting, but im wondering if any of them will be as good or better than my n1? iphone4, sgs, droidx???? I really do not want to leave tmobile because my rate plan rocks and i dont have any problems with dropped calls, so that is why the sgs seems tempting. The only thing i see that could be wrong with it is the build quality. It seems kinda cheaply made, i guess i'll have to actually hold one though before i judge. Any help would awesome. Thanks.
     

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    Faster than N1 here take a look not to mention 16gb's internal storage. Wifi tethering. 720p video recording. Although it does lack a flash camera. It might have a front facing camera if t-mo gets the original version.

    Here is the bench mark test

    YouTube - Samsung Galaxy S Neocore benchmark
     
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    Cool, thanks man. I absolutly love the look of that original sgs in the vid. I hope tmo doesn't change it up too much like att and the captivate.
     
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    16GB internal storage is meaningless once developers update their apps to Froyo apps2sd compatibility.

    The Galaxy S has two things over the N1: bigger super AMOLED screen and better GPU. But, on the other hand, the better GPU does nothing if you aren't running demanding 3D games. Plus, everyone who's handled it noted that the build quality seems rather shitty, plastic chassis/back and all. Then there's the issue on whether Samsung will actually bring 2.2 (yes, it's promised, but Samsung's promises are worth much less than the bandwidth they take up) to the phone, or Gingerbread afterward.

    It's too soon. I would wait a few months for even more powerful phones that have it all--1 GB memory, dual-core 1.5 GHz, HDMI out, bluetooth keyboard/mouse compatibility, etc. Upgrade for nothing less, IMO.
     
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    Plus the fact that it's a hideously styled iPhone wannabe.

    I've also never seen a Samsung phone that's not crap - apart from the cool little calculator style one they did a few years ago!
     
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    I disagree.

    GPU is good for a lot of things, including web browsing, (flash is coming, remember?) Scrolling screens/apps/maps, and it takes some load off the cpu, making it faster.

    The internal storage is welcome, more than welcome. Even though I love expandable memory, you have to admit there's some sd card lag. Imagine lagless photo gallery(with lots of pictures!), faster loading meda, faster write speeds etc etc. Plus sheer capacity, 16GB internal + 32GB external = 48GB of total storage. You can literally have it all on your phone.

    Uodates - agreed. They are slow or not at all, however, since this is the first ever samsung android flagship with this much exposure, it may be better. Wait and see I guess.

    Build quality - perception can be very misleading. I have to say, samsung phones/devices I've encountered can sure take a beating. My moments been dropped many times and no so much as a scratch. My fiances instinct? Well that thing has been dropped in the toilet, (eww) dropped on concrete/hardwood, thrown across the room, and more. And its still ticking. Albiet it's a crap phone with a crap os, but it still works.

    And about the "iphone look", well technically it would be an LG Prada look, as they iare the first to use this style.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    Nexus one has 720p recording with root. If the Samsung had 2.2 and a camera flash it would win outright but that is not the case.
     
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    No problem and I agree tmo certainly shouldn't change it up.
     
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    The default Android launcher currently doesn't take advantage of GPU. So that's a no. By the time they optimize GPU usage in, say, Gingerbread... there'll be phones released that make the Galaxy S look like a 486. Users of Froyo'd N1s have reported Flash performs more or less okay, so that's another no especially with JIT compiler that comes with 2.2.

    The point is that I don't see the merit of upgrading incrementally. Going from a G1 to a Galaxy S? Sure, jump away, your user experience will be night and day. N1 (particularly a N1 running Froyo and rooted optimizations) to Galaxy S? The difference will, most likely, be small and not enough to justify the upgrade. I take the same approach to this as to my gaming system: I'm not going to run out and get an Intel i7 with crossfire GPUs now because my mid-range 2008 system with its single GPU still runs the latest and greatest games perfectly.
     
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    Yes with root but stock vs stock is the comparison I am using. But even if you are for Nexus One you must agree watching movies would be more of a pleasure on the Galaxy S's screen more than Nexus Ones.
     
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    1.5ghz Phone with 1gb of memory in the next few months on tmobile is highly unrealistic.

    As well Galaxy S has Bluetooth capability to "find and pair with bluetooth enabled devices" according to Galaxys.samsungmobile.com

    This is as good as T-Mobile is going to get for this year.

    Not to mention 1gb of memory compared to 16gb of memory? come on now.

    Europeans who had the HTC Desire(europes nexus one) seem to like this Galaxy S more than HTC Desire.
     
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    Cupcake, when I said memory, I was referring to the RAM. I've already made it clear that the size of internal storage is, at best, incidental. Especially when the price of larger, faster sdcards drops.

    I also come from the land of the sane, where your handset choice isn't limited to your carrier. Sorry, I forgot you people still do mobile businesses the backward way.

    You watch movies on your phone under strong sunlight? Shit, that's going to hurt the eye either way.
     
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    And surely one can read in the original post the asker says that they DON'T WANT TO LEAVE T_MOBILE!

    And for under strong sunlight same could be said to you in a slightly modified phrase "I also come from the land of the sane, where your handset choice isn't limited to your area." as in who is to say the conditions used would be in extreme sunlight?

    Anyways if you want to go there though Super AMOLED is better in sunlight than regular AMOLED.
     
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    But there's more to the system than just the launcher. But that's just details, and let's keep on topic. I wouldn't bother upping from an n1 to a galaxy s either. Definitely not worth it

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    About the only thing super AMOLED has over good ol' AMOLED is the sunlight visibility, sweetie honey darling cupcake. Somehow I don't think you'll be sitting down for an episode of Sex and the City while having a picnic.
     
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    Wow, what a roudy group this morning! Well thanks to everyone for your insight. Only a couple more days till tmousa unveils this phone. Can't wait.
     
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    Okay.. so are you seriously trying to say that there is something that the Nexus One screen has on the Galaxy S screen?

    It seems to be you are just making excuses.
     
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    I can't wait either.
     
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    Try reading my post again, sweetheart.
     
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    Why don't you be nice, sugar plum.
     
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    I looked at the Samsung in the UK as a possible replacement & the build quality is a lot worse that the N1.....plastic fantastic!

    Put me off immediately.

    That, coupled with Samsung's poor reputation for supporting their phones long-term (i.e. Samsung Behold II) sealed it.
     
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    Just because you don't like plastic, doesn't say anything about build quality/durability.

    Would you rather have fragile glass that breaks in two drops like iPhone?

    Or how about metal, that interfere's with signal strength therefore reducing battery life?

    What material would you like it to be made of? Rubber?

    Personal preference and perception =/= Fact.
     
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    Wow :eek:

    Sometimes you read something that just makes TOO much sense ;)

    Thanks for the great perspective there IOWA :)
     
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    just saw a phonedog unboxing of the S. even though the S has slightly better specs than the N1 i still think the N1 is better because of the pure Google Experience. To me it seemed like Noah didn't really like it but didn't want to say it. TouchWiz and the plastic, lightweight feel of it are problems. and its wayyyyyyy too "iPhoney." and no flash on the camera?!? where they do that at?
     
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    I don't using Galaxy S before because there are no item available in my country. But I seem that N1 have nice design, don't need to leave it.
     
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