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Samsung Galaxy S 4G – T-Mobile’s refurbished prepaid smartphone

Posted by 20 July, 2011

Samsung Galaxy SThe fastest smartphone that runs on America’s largest 4G network, Samsung Galaxy S 4G is available at T-Mobile as a prepaid refurbished phone for $349.99. This is a great opportunity to have such a quality and highly entertaining device at discount. With this phone, you can do almost anything. It’s fast, it’s smart, it’s smooth and fun. It also goes with T-Mobile’s monthly 4G plans so let’s see what it is equipped with and what can you do with it.

For quick review of the phone’s features, check out the video. For more in-depth review, please, continue reading.



To have the best possible feeling while spending time with your phone, Samsung Galaxy S 4G features brilliant 4″ Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and with 16M colors. This kind of display results with rich and vibrant colors and a lot of detail that makes you really enjoy while watching movies, videos or playing games. The touch screen is also responsive and fluid to the touch when navigating between apps. In addition, the Galaxy S 4G features Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 with accelerometer sensor for user interface auto-rotate as well as proximity sensor for auto turn-off.

It is 4.82 inches tall by 2.54 inches wide by 0.39 inch thick and weights 4.16 ounces. It supports multi-touch input method and ships with Swype virtual keyboard.


First, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is equipped with a powerful 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor that does a great job in keeping all apps and programs humming. Second, this T-Mobile’s phone supports 4G network and theoretical speed of 21Mbps,   which is fastest so far among T-Mobile 4G phones.

Since it is so fast, downloading, streaming videos, watching games and websites with flash content (full flash support) is running smooth. Also, access to T-Mobile TV and Samsung’s Media Hub allow you to download and watch movies and TV shows that you like, on the go. If you prefer to store some of your downloads, you can do it on micro SD card slot with the potential of adding up to 32GB, while 16GB memory card is included when you get your phone. However, since this is refurbished phone, a SD card will be included but may not be 16GB like with new devices. Still, you can invest in one if this is the case and enjoy your features to the most. By the way, the phone has around 185MB of internal memory.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G smartphone runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo operating system that allows you to save apps to SD cards, to voice dial over Bluetooth and to transforms your device into a mobile hotspot for connecting up to five devices. To do so go to Settings – Wireless and Network – Mobile AP to activate it and take a $15/month Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan. Also, you will be able to do Wi-Fi calling at no additional charge but the minutes will be deducted from your regular voice plan.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G supports Microsoft Exchange, POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts, social network integration, but also chat over Skype, thanks to the front facing camera with QIK.

This quad-band phone provides international calling with a speakerphone, conference calling, voice dialing, Bluetooth and calling over Wi-Fi (as mentioned) but also you can stay in touch with text and multimedia messaging. With 5.0 megapixel rear facing camera you can shoot sharp photos, take excellent resolution HD videos and send them to your family and friends. Also, 3.5mm audio jack is included as well as GPS for navigation.

Call quality of the Samsung Galaxy S is excellent, as you would expect from this phone. Speakerphone quality was satisfying too, with enough volume to carry on conversations. And a larger battery is there that lasts 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time.

Note: the refurbished phone will not include the preloaded movie ‘Inception’.

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