Samsung Galaxy S Series and Captivate Unboxing

Updated on 31 July 2015 by

galaxy s Samsung has four new Android phones that they are preparing to release for the four major US carriers. The list is as follows:

  • Captivate – AT&T (launches 7/18)
  • Vibrant – T-Mobile (launches 7/15)
  • Epic 4G – Sprint
  • Fascinate – Verizon

Each phone has it’s own styling but the Epic 4G stands out the most as it is the only one featuring a sliding QWERTY keyboard and 4G connectivity. The Captivate and Vibrant have HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), and the Fascinate will likely have EVDO Rev. A, and all three lack a hardware keyboard:

epic 4g captivate vibrantfascinate

All four of these devices have a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8/16GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot for expansion of up to an additional 32GB. All four also run Android 2.1 with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI, and are capable of 720p HD recording with their 5MP autofocus cameras. Included in the UI is a Swype keyboard, which our very own Guy demoed for you earlier this week.

super amoled Samsung is really pushing the displays on these phones which are 4 inch @ 800×480 and using Samsung’s own Super AMOLED displays which they claim to have better and brighter colors than any other phone on the market, as well as a full 180 degree viewing angle – something that we’ve seen with the iPhone 4’s IPS display.

Tnkgrl has an fresh unboxing of the Samsung Captivate, shown below. Also be sure to head to her site for the Captivate’s first power on video.

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Eugene Lachiatto says:

    Thank you for the info, I ‘m truly looking forward to the Samsung Epic 4G, despite the fact that I have always been incredibly interested in gadgets, for a long time I have already been searching for my 1st smartphone and I did not get it yet. The explanations are really simple: each couple of months there is a revolution in the industry (hard to come to a decision!) and prices here in Brazil are really abusive. Maybe I would enter this world in great style with a Samsung Epic 4G. I hope so.

  2. Dionne Travaglio says:

    Already been engaged in mobile communications as an RF engineer since 1982 when I worked for Motorola. Had Blackberrys for the last 8 years or so, but just pre purchased a Samsung Vibrant from Tmobile. Want some new features and a new Os to play with. I’m dissatisfied that Tmobile has turned away from the wifi hotspot feature in the Samsung Vibrant, but I am sure someone will certainly figure out just how to root it as well as add the feature back in. I’m now carrying a wifi only iPad and want to wirelessly tether it to the mobile phone. Looking forward to obtaining my new phone!

  3. Thurman Palmquist says:

    Thanks for the nice article, I’m excitedly waiting for my Samsung Captivate coming from T-Mobile once they technically confirm that they’re carrying it. I was in my neighborhood store today and experienced a hold of their dummy unit. It appears and feels significantly better than I imagined. This is actually going to be the cell phone to get. Never mind the iPhone 4g, the Galaxy S is where it’s at. As for me, I’m upgrading from a Samsung Pixon after an 18 month contract and am thankful to have ultimately settled on the Galaxy S. The decision process was fraught with many, many hours of study on the web. I was close to an HTC Desire and actually closer to an Xperia X10 but then, from out of nowhere, I came across the GSMArena.com review of the Galaxy S and it just does everything so well.

  4. Gaylord Ankenman says:

    Great info, I’m a guy coming from Detroit that is about to get his very first genuine dive in to the Google android, foreseeing it is greatest taken through getting the Samsung Fascinate. It is already been a lengthy wait, including purchasing a HTC Desire and cancelling which due to receiving news regarding this mobile phone, and in my personal small pursuit regarding info to pass the time I ultimately found this wonderful site.

  5. Liane Hullender says:

    I’m a present Omnia (910) user on Verizon who was very disappointed with Windows Mobile 6.1 and Samsung’s shell. Wound up getting SPB Mobile Shell to obtain a usable interface and had to abandon Exchange email due to security restrictions. Fundamentally anytime you tried to spot or receive a call, you needed to enter your PIN and I was missing calls as a result. As a final point decided to abandon smartphones for that time becoming (economic factors) and wait for a good Android unit. The Galaxy S (Facinate) need to fit the bill. Disappointed to hear from the GPS issues. Let me add that Verizon’s 3G support was outstanding all through and I ultimately stopped making use of WiFi due to the fact V3G was plenty rapidly sufficient for me.Interestingly, I’m making use of the Omnia being a wireless device all-around the residence for checking electronic mail, Twitter, Facebook and basic browsing. But not to be a telephone!

  6. Josh Gretz says:

    Good information. Right now I just got a Samsung Omnia SCH-i910 inside the mail from ebay, and it presently seems that it’s at stock settings for that Verizon Network. I plan to utilize this phone on Metro PCS. I also wish to put Windows Mobile 6.5 on here, but I’m not positive which purchase I must do this in. Really should I take it to Metro PCS as is and have it activated, and be able to afterwards flash the ROM with 6.five? Or must I modify the ROM first after which it acquire it to Metro PCS? I’ve been seeking all-around and I’m unable to discover the response to this.

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