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Title: new phone test
Post by: RichardWhitely on October 04, 2010, 11:02:09 PM
Posting to forums using my new galaxy s mobile phone :D
Title: Re: new phone test
Post by: Undergrid on October 05, 2010, 10:49:37 AM
Show off  :lol:

Seriously, I'm divided between a Galaxy S and a Desire HD, what do you think of the S?
Title: Re: new phone test
Post by: RichardWhitely on October 05, 2010, 11:53:09 AM
It's very shiny, and I do like the screen, its great for watching videos even in sunlight. I'm sure there are a few comparison reviews out there, but I do like Galaxy s with its built in 8GB of memory (I got the 8GB instead of the 16GB, couldn't be arsed waiting for vodafone to get in more stock). Can always slap in a huge capacity microSD card if I need to.

I also like the full mkv, H.264/X.264, DiVX and XViD support it has for videos. Meaning I can download programs and slap them straight onto the phone without converting them first. Although I'm sure the HTC will have that as the video support is probably in all android os'es? Dunno... Anyway, watched a 720p (yeah I know, pointless on a tiny screen) rip of stargate universe this morning on the train and there was no laggy video and audio was in sync :D.

What I don't like is the vodafone app shit they pre-loaded onto it and not to mention that laggy as hell vodafone startup screen. May have to flash to generic firmware before I faff with the phone too much.

Once you are past that startup screen - the phone zips along and I manage to get both HSDPA at home and at work, meaning the internet goes at around 4-5Mbps, which is nice :D

It's certainly a  huge step up from my nokia 5800  :D
Title: Re: new phone test
Post by: RichardWhitely on October 05, 2010, 10:00:01 PM
And I flashed a generic samsung 2.1 (JM1) firmware onto the galaxy s - thereby in one sweep removing all the vodafone installed crap and their stupid laggy startup and shutdown screen :D

Only took about 15 mins in total - that included backing up apps I wanted to keep, flashing the firmware and putting the backed up apps back on again :D
Title: Re: new phone test
Post by: RichardWhitely on October 15, 2010, 08:22:47 PM
Posting this on my galaxy s using the new android 2.2 froyo update :-D