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myTouch 4G vs. Samsung Vibrant – Cell Phone Schmackdown!

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November 15th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • Operating System: The myTouch 4G and Vibrant run on Android, a graphical interface developed by Google that has a growing following by consumers. The Vibrant comes installed with Android 2.1, while the myTouch 4G runs 2.2, the latest version of Android. (T-Mobile promises an Android 2.2 upgrade for the Vibrant but has not yet released a date.) There are many changes from Android 2.1 to version 2.2, including faster performance and better compatibility wtih Adobe Flash.
  • Nework: The myTouch 4G connects T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, capable 4G data speeds. The Vibrant moves data through T-Mobile’s HSPA network, which is equivalent to 3G speeds.
  • Power:The myTouch 4G comes with a second-generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 768 MB Ram and Android 2.2, making it the fastest stock phone, in terms of processing speed, to hit the U.S market. The Vibrant, and the other Galaxy S phones, were the previous leaders in this space but the myTouch’s upgrades in processing speed, RAM and the fleeter version of Android give it the edge.
  • Display: The Vibrant has the brighter, more refined appearnce with its SuperAMOLED display. The myTouch 4G carriers an LCD display.
  • Features: The key differences here are that the myTouch 4G comes with a front-facing cameram, "screen share" capability (broadcasting media on your phone wirelessly via DLNA-capable devices, and can serve as a mobile hotspot (with additional plan cost).
  • Availability: Both phones are available for order on Wirefly.com.

Side-By-Side Comparison

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Samsung Vibrant
T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Samsung Vibrant
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $79.99 $129.99
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Highlights
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.1 (upgradable to Android 2.2)
Display 3.8″ TFT LCD, 480 x 800 pixels 4″ Super AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels
4G Capable Yes (HSPA+) No (HSPA maximum)
Processor 1 GHz processor 1 GHz Hummingbird
Memory 4 GB internal; comes with 8 GB microSD card, upgradeable to 32 GB 16 GB internal; comes with 2 GB microSD card
Front-facing camera Yes No
Camera 5 megapixel stills; 720p HD video 5 megapixel stills; 720p HD video
Mobility
HotSpot Capable Yes No
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Physical Features
Size 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches 4.82 x 2.54 x 0.4 inches
Weight 5 ounces 4.2 ounces
Battery Li-ion, 1,400 mAh, replaceable Li-ion, 1,500 mAh, replaceable
Productivity
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY


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7 Responses to “myTouch 4G vs. Samsung Vibrant – Cell Phone Schmackdown!”

  • mrme8022
    April 12, 2011

    sorry but uh… my Vibrant serves as a mobile hotspot just fine; without an extra charge.It is running 2.2 — came with it. this page review is full of crap. just saying.

  • Yeah, I agree with Kevin! I’ve been with TM for 11yrs too (since Omnipoint!) and I wouldnt do anything other than dealing with TM directly! Their customer service is somewhat lax, but I’m sure theyre all like that! My tolerance gets me EVERYTHING I want!

  • I just went through t-mobile directly and got the vibrant for FREE. been with them over 5years and pulled that card. then bought one for my wife from SAMS club online (yea they are still in business i have no idea why their customer service is a joke) for .96 CENTS yep .96 cents. so total paid: .96cents for 2phones. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND GO FOR IT.

  • Kevin… I just paid TMobile $104 too much for 2 phones at $99 each, because TMobile charged me $80 in tax alone since they base it on the $600 price of the phones. I could have paid Wirefly $160 plus normal tax for the two phones.

    That’s one reason right there, and all I needed to buy from Wirefly, but I found out too late.

    • Unfortunately, secondary dealers like Wirefly have a secondary contract, which if you violate the terms (and a lot of terms to boot), you could incur a hefty charge to your credit card!..Caveat Emptor!!…There is NO such thing as a free lunch!! Be forewarned!!!

  • I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for eleven years (including their predecessor)…I’ve always dealt with them directly. Why should I consider using WireFly? What advantages do y’all bring to the table?

    Kevin

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