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Mr Will

12,987 posts

94 months

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arun1uk said:
I'm just trying to work out how it is slower. Maybe it's something I havent noticed, but if pointed out, I might notice and realise it's crap. or a door wedge!
It's not significantly slower, and for a lot of things it will be quicker due to it's better GPU, but as far as I am aware it is slightly less "smooth".

It's far from a door wedge though, it's mainly down to personal preference whether you want the ever so slightly more powerful Galaxy S or the ever so slightly more polished interface of the Desire.

Dogsey

3,814 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 15th February 2011 quote quote all
On it's own the Galaxy S certainly feels fine, but sit it next to a Desire and all of a sudden the Galaxy S feels very slow and clunky. Both are running LauncherPro btw. Maybe I'll try rooting her phone and putting a stock version of 2.2 on it and see how it feels then.

Like I say, I'm not suggesting that the Galaxy S is a crap phone, it's just not as good as a Desire.

Mrs Trackside

9,299 posts

121 months

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Dogsey said:
On it's own the Galaxy S certainly feels fine, but sit it next to a Desire and all of a sudden the Galaxy S feels very slow and clunky. Both are running LauncherPro btw. Maybe I'll try rooting her phone and putting a stock version of 2.2 on it and see how it feels then.

Like I say, I'm not suggesting that the Galaxy S is a crap phone, it's just not as good as a Desire.
I took LauncherPro off my phone because I found it veeeeery sllllloooooooow with it on there. The stock 2.2 is much quicker

arun1uk

796 posts

86 months

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Ok, the words "feel", "clunky", "polished" come up again. sorry to be pain, but can you explain what that means? Any examples?

If you're saying that it's TouchFlo that makes the experience better, then surely it's the interface, not the device that makes the difference....? I'm running Beautiful Widgets instead of Launcher, so maybe it's not directly comparable?

So are you saying a Galaxy S running TouchFlo would be the best compromise?

Not trying to cause an arguement, Gents, merely trying to find out what you mean! I realise "opinion" is the differentiator here...
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Dogsey

3,814 posts

118 months

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If I run the same apps on both phones the Desire will always perform better. The Desire is faster, suffers less stutters in games etc. It was like this before I installed a custom ROM on it and is even more noticeable now. Like I said it could be the launcher that Samsung use that makes some of the difference, but even when both are running LauncherPro the Desire performs better. If you didn't know the specs of the two machines you'd say that the Desire was the higher spec'd one.

I'll say it again, compared to most other mobiles out there the Galaxy S is very good ... it's just not as good as the Desire from my experience.
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TameRacingDriver

9,450 posts

160 months

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Hmm, all these claiming the Galaxy S is as good as an iPhone 4. You're wrong, simple as. It could be as good, but it lags, the GPS doesn't work for satnav, and its full of bugs. I had a Nexus One after that, and that is also superior to the Galaxy S despite being older. I am a very heavy user of phones, and the Galaxy S simply wasn't up to snuff. I hated it. Actually, no, despised it. I could go into why its a bad phone, but I dont want to make myself angry again.

I also had a Desire, and as the poster above said, that is better too. I'm afraid apart from the screen, the Galaxy S is bottom of the pile of "top end" phones from 2010.

Mrs Trackside

9,299 posts

121 months

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Tuesday 15th February 2011 quote quote all
TameRacingDriver said:
Hmm, all these claiming the Galaxy S is as good as an iPhone 4. You're wrong, simple as. It could be as good, but it lags, the GPS doesn't work for satnav, and its full of bugs. I had a Nexus One after that, and that is also superior to the Galaxy S despite being older. I am a very heavy user of phones, and the Galaxy S simply wasn't up to snuff. I hated it. Actually, no, despised it. I could go into why its a bad phone, but I dont want to make myself angry again.

I also had a Desire, and as the poster above said, that is better too. I'm afraid apart from the screen, the Galaxy S is bottom of the pile of "top end" phones from 2010.
In your opinion.

My daughter also has an SGS and she doesn't like it, so she's bought herself a Blackberry. It turns out that she didn't realise half the stuff the SGS can do and she never updated the software. Therefore, to her, the phone is crap. I've tweaked mine and think it's brilliant, but that's MY opinion

TameRacingDriver

9,450 posts

160 months

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Mrs Trackside said:
In your opinion.

My daughter also has an SGS and she doesn't like it, so she's bought herself a Blackberry. It turns out that she didn't realise half the stuff the SGS can do and she never updated the software. Therefore, to her, the phone is crap. I've tweaked mine and think it's brilliant, but that's MY opinion
Oh believe me, I flashed different ROMs and tweaked till I was blue in the face. Got sick of it to be honest. And it wasn't opinion, the phone genuinely wasn't fit for (my) purposes.

The frustrating thing was, it showed much potential, but in the end, was a fundamentally flawed product.

Mrs Trackside

9,299 posts

121 months

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Kies is the biggest pile of plop and the worse thing about the SGS. It's a shame because it really lets Samsung down.

cho

633 posts

163 months

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Wednesday 16th February 2011 quote quote all
LG have a 3d phone coming and apparently the screen is amazing. Also saw videos of games running on the playstation phone and again the games appear to run very smoothly and with all the new htc's and apparently a new iPhone out as well it looks like a good year for phone choices

Dave_ST220

8,196 posts

93 months

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TameRacingDriver said:
ETA Just watched the video, looked pretty unresponsive at times to me, and knowing Samsung, that'll not improve. Not impressed TBH. Touchwiz still looks light years behind HTC Sense.
The vid reminded me why I hate my curremt Samsung-it doesn't seem to respond!

frontbum

1,423 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 16th February 2011 quote quote all
TameRacingDriver said:
Hmm, all these claiming the Galaxy S is as good as an iPhone 4. You're wrong, simple as. It could be as good, but it lags, the GPS doesn't work for satnav, and its full of bugs. I had a Nexus One after that, and that is also superior to the Galaxy S despite being older. I am a very heavy user of phones, and the Galaxy S simply wasn't up to snuff. I hated it. Actually, no, despised it. I could go into why its a bad phone, but I dont want to make myself angry again.

I also had a Desire, and as the poster above said, that is better too. I'm afraid apart from the screen, the Galaxy S is bottom of the pile of "top end" phones from 2010.
As per my previous post, the problem is likely the filesystem. With Voodoo installed on a recent firmware (e.g. JPY) the phone is faster and smoother in every way that the Desire. Even just playing Angry Birds or Art Of Glow, you can feel that the framerate is better. Installing software and so on is also faster. In use it feels very similar in use to the iPhone 4, probably because they have very similar hardware. (I have these phones in very heavy use as I'm a software dev, currently porting some apps to each).

The GPS is also fixed in the recent firmwares.

I totally agree that it is annoying, I find this modern style of shipping partially broken software on devices really aggravating.

Tiggsy

8,264 posts

140 months

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I am sat here now with my SGS and IP4 side by side.....no difference in all the stuff i use. Maps, email, web, pics, etc, etc, etc.

Oh...the screen is better on the Galaxy

AngryApples

5,400 posts

153 months

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Sunday 1st May 2011 quote quote all
Has anyone got one of these yet?

Imprewssions so far?

Tycho

8,582 posts

161 months

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AngryApples said:
Has anyone got one of these yet?

Imprewssions so far?
Probably in a few weeks. Just read that it also has usb on the go! With an adaptor you will be able to plug in a usb stick and read it.

omegac

348 posts

107 months

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AngryApples said:
Has anyone got one of these yet?

Imprewssions so far?
Had a play with one in P4U, only a dummy model (the phone, not me) and immediately found it too big in the hand for me to use as an every day phone.

Diabolik

1,220 posts

49 months

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Sunday 1st May 2011 quote quote all
Awesome spec, but I'd rather wait for the HTC Sensation - dual core + higher res screen and better XDA support.

jj333

442 posts

47 months

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Sunday 1st May 2011 quote quote all
Decent deal on tmob if anyones interested:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-galaxy-s-i...

Stuck for another 15 months with my S1, although the positives outweigh the negatives for me, the f'ing gps issue does ruin an excellent sat nav though!

Posted from my galaxy s wink

Tycho

8,582 posts

161 months

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Diabolik said:
Awesome spec, but I'd rather wait for the HTC Sensation - dual core + higher res screen and better XDA support.
I thought the new Sensation has a locked bootloader so less support from XDA?

Galaxy S2 Sensation
16Gb or 32Gb 1Gb Storage
800x480 960x540 Resolution
single led flash dual led flash Camera flash
Super Amoled+ SLCD Screen



I think the bigger internal storage might swing it for me although I do have a 32Gb sd card.

TameRacingDriver

9,450 posts

160 months

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Diabolik said:
Awesome spec, but I'd rather wait for the HTC Sensation - dual core + higher res screen and better XDA support.
I don't think you can really say which device will get better support at this early stage... The original sgs wasn't too badly supported, and as others say, HTC are moving towards locking their phones more and more these days. I do like my incredible s but the Sammy looks good too.
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