Jul 14 AT 1:13 PM Taylor Wimberly 52 Comments

Quick hands-on the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant

The T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant goes on sale tomorrow and I uploaded a quick video walk-through that was recorded during the recent Samsung Galaxy S launch party. Over the last week I’ve had the joy of testing out the Samsung Captivate (AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S) and I can easily give this phone my full recommendation.

Just like the Captivate, the Vibrant lacks a front-facing camera and LED flash, but I haven’t found these omissions change my opinion of the device. For an idea of what to expect with the Vibrant check out our Captivate unboxing, Touchwiz 3.0 walkthrough, and GPU benchmarks.

The most notable features of the Galaxy S lineup are the Super AMOLED display and the 1 GHz Hummingbird processor. The Super AMOLED screen offers the brightest display and most vibrant colors I’ve seen on an Android phone and the Hummingbird chipset has the fastest graphics processor we have tested.

In fact, the Galaxy S lineup could be the overall fastest Android device when it’s upgraded to Android 2.2. We have tested it against the Droid X (also launching tomorrow) and the Galaxy S comes out on top in every benchmark except Quardrant (which we believe is caused by a reporting bug with their I/O test).

A little known feature of the Galaxy S is that it also supports TV out via the 3.5mm headset jack. This differs from the HDMI out we have seen on the HTC EVO and Droid X because it mirrors the entire phone display and allows you to view anything on your device including games.

Those who are considering picking up the T-Mobile Vibrant, might want to check our Android and Me phone store at midnight PST. We will be offering the phone for $149 on contract, which is good for new customers and those who renew/upgrade their contract. Look for more details in a sponsored post tonight.

If you are on T-Mobile and looking for a new phone, has Samsung done enough to sell you on this device or are you waiting for one of the rumored Q4 handsets?

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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