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.
T-Mobile MyTouch 4G
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date)
Android 2.1 (upgradable to Android 2.2)
3.8″ TFT LCD, 480 x 800 pixels
4″ Super AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels
No (HSPA maximum)
1 GHz processor
1 GHz Hummingbird
4 GB internal; comes with 8 GB microSD card, upgradeable to 32 GB