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Searched mobicity and uniquemobile all over $400, seems is a good deal.
Tried entered my Sydney postal code and got free delivery.
Wow nice!If only I didn't already trap myself in a 2 year contract (>_<)
OP should state 3G bands 2100/900
Great bit of tech, had a mate upgrade from this model to the S II and he said he still prefers the S.
I was tossing up between this and the HTC Desire HD and opted for the desire, but after playing with a few om my mates S's I knew I had chosen poorly it is one of the most polished android phones out there.
Why did he prefer the S over the SII ?
Yeah i wanna know too
I've used both extensively and there is no way in hell anyone can prefer the S unless size is a big issue.
I love my S2 sooo much more than my S1
Your friend is not your friend…, NO ONE in their right mind would choose an S over the SII…., Get REAL man, play with both of them you'll kno why ! lol
S is fine with Gingerbread firmware.
Read Up, this was a reply to his story.
I had the S myself until my rugged needs were met by my Defy. ;)
the most polished? u serious?
htc's android r usually better.. not comparing S2 and Sensation though
BTW is this phone stuck with Android 2.1 officially?
no it's up to 2.3.4
Actually it's 2.3.3 officially (ie through Kies)
but 2.3.4 is available unofficially from multiple developers on xda forums and from Samfirmware.com
Nice, I think Samsung software support is a lot faster than like LG.
Peoples still waiting LG Optimus black or 2X to update to 2.3 officially.
If you're willing to install unofficial software, the Galaxy S has a HUGE community of developers that will keep it up to date well past the time Samsung stop development.
I've installed 2.3.4 with Odin and it's amazing! It runs lightning fast.
You don't need the SII if you're willing to update the firmware on the S!
The easiest mod so far, at least for me is:
darkyrom 10.2 extreme ed -final release (gingerbread 2.3.4)
DarkyROM 10.2.1 is very soon to be released too
Damn im very tempted!
people still flogged these off on gumtree for around 300+ (most of them are contract phones so no warranty), i think getting one outright from a reputable store like big w for $399 is quite fair.
a $349 sale at bigw would have been an eye opener.
I was looking at the $188 Sonic…Is this phone more than twice as good?
Yes, check this out.
Just photo and 720p video recording already a lot better.
thinking the same thing. You could buy 2 sonics for this price.
It is worth spending double the $$$??
definitely worth buying a better one for even if it costs TWICE the price.
It'll make you feel more than TWICE happy with the phone
The sonics a decent android phone, runs pretty quick when you root it and get rid of the stock launcher. But theirs little development, so I wouldn't recommend it if you plan on installing Custom ROMS/Kernels. This is a great deal at $400 and is worth the extra cash IMO.
It's really your call… the Galaxy S is significantly better in every measurable way (except size if you happen to like small phones).
Processor and graphics performance are about double
Screen looks AMAZING!
Screen resolution is much higher
Camera is higher resolution (but no LED flash)
Internal memory is enormous even compared to the most expensive current models
Wondering whether Officeworks do the same phone, cannot find it on their site.
If so may be you can get 5% off with price match.
Why are you guys so fussed about 5% from officeworks ?? Just respect the retailer who offered the deal in the first place.
I do understand that 5% sometimes is a lot and its understandable that you go to officeworks but here its just $20..
Not suitable for Telstra though :(
What do you mean? I'm using it on Telstra (bought the phone from allphones outright)
It's always on 3G at least Often H and H+
Very stable connection
oh wait.. you're talking about Galaxy S not S II lol
Yeah…because this bargain is for the SGS. Heh.
Rat! I cancelled the order as I am with Telstra NextG.
Telstra released the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000T model, available exclusively to its customers in the local market. Its form factor is identical to the GT-I9000 (As used by all other Australian carriers and retailers) but with support for 850 MHz 3G instead of 900 MHz 3G. The GT-I9000T supports 850/1900/2100 MHz 3G.
The one that Big W are offering is the GT-I9000.
That is why some version from mobicity said NextG.
You can get a new 850mhz AT&T rebadged/restyled SGS from the US for ~$300 New on eBay (for AT&T its called the "Samsung Captivate")
It has almost identical specs and you dont pay anywhere near the price telstra wants for its NextG SGS! + its even cheaper than this deal!
Thanks for the info.
and enter Discount5 as the voucher
Around the same after they added delivery.
Is that one for Telstra NextG?
No, it shows as 900 MHz, Telstra needs 850 MHz
if you are flying overseas in 30 days, you can get another $40 off.
oooh…and another $50 cashback with the Amex promotion…ding ding ding ding ding!!!
Another $40 off? How? Is that the tax deduction thingy?
Not directly related to this post but are all version of Galaxy s2 Telstra NextG compatitble?
S2=yes (it's Quad-band 3G like the iPhone 4)
S1 (ie this model)=no
Have had mine for ~2months, great phone, well worth $400.
I loved this phone when I had it :D Especially on CM7, which made it run flawlessly. I have moved on to my LG 2x however (380$) which is also running cm7 and is amazing <3
Where did you get the LG 2x for $380?
From hong kong. I got mine about 1 month ago its fine from a hong kong seller and have had no problems.
Expansys also have it for 386 + delivery (not sure what that is)
So the P990 is also not 850, right?
surperforever: No its not 850. I think they are out there but I haven't looked. I left Telstra so don't need it :)
I personally feel (and some of my iPhone 4 friends haha) that this phone is better in the hand. Its not as light as the Galaxy S / SII / Optimus Black. Therefore I like this phone more so. I am a big fan of CM7 as well so that was another major buying point after the price. They are both amazing phones but the LG is Dual core, HDMI out, 1080 recording etc etc so specs wise it beats the Samsung. Build wise I think it also beats the Samsung as I like the feel of a heavier phone that's not like plastic. My dads optimus black feels plasticy, didn't like it really :\
I have never like LG product and was wondering what is the general quality like for the phone over the Samsung?
Exact opposite here… everything Samsung craps itself for me and have a great run out of LG.
I remember when I got mine back in late July last year for $510 AUD from Optus. Upgraded it to 2.3.3 and it works much better except for the shitty battery life now.
Go to 2.3.4.
Have a BNIB one for $350 delivered if someone wants.
PM me if interested.
Good price, but isnt it essentially locked to Optus these days?
Telstra uses 850, so it doesn't work at all.
Vodafone uses 2100 and expanding into 850, so you are using half a network. One that is crappy to begin with.
So its only good for the 900/2100 Optus networks.
Finally the price dips below $400. Cant wait for Iphone 5 to come out, and hopefully the price drops even more.
or the lte galaxy…
Can't wait for the iPhone 6!
Someone mention that the LG Optimus 2X P990 going for $400 from ebay. Would this P990 be a better buy as its a dual core. I wonder would the local LG set drop the price as well or not?
do not understand what you're saying, did you read what you posted? its a P970 they are selling.
Zyron posted this "optimus 2x is available drop-shipped from HK on eBay for under $400 including shipping."
Is this phone Better than iPhone 4?
if you can find a brand new ip 4 for $400, by all means go for it
both same processors but the ip 4 is a better experience for newbies
I like iphone but hates itunes
Just the CPU? Then why is iPhone 4 so much more expensive and ppl actually pay that price?
Because ppl are cattle.
The Galaxy S also has a much better GPU and 16-32GB more storage maxed out.
there's a mod around here who doesn't like to hear the truth about iPhone's…
Apple products are more expensive because apple doesn't make any/much money on their software. They also have incredibly good software that focuses heavily on user experience and attention to detail. The iPhone also has a massive userbase due to good advertising and word of mouth - as a result they have no need or desire to lower prices.
I've never owned an apple product but I can see where the appeal is.
Probably one of the best competitors for the ip4, so it's a matter of preference and price.
by all due respect yes Samsung Galaxy S i9000 has better spec than Iphone 3gs,4
i9100 way better!!!! samsung galaxy series has really good specs i have both i prefer Samsung!
Gues they only took interest in the retina display.
But I (having used both) reckon the Super Amoled is really good, at least on par with the Retina display and each is superior to other phones on the market in its own way.
if you want a good comparison with IP 4, then take galaxy s2 instead, because market price wise they are the same, unless you decide to buy at RRP from an Apple store, which automatically grants victory to Samsung.
for galaxy s, I would compare it against 3G S, same price category.
i thought we compare based on the specs?
exactly, galaxy s absolutely destroys 3gs and sg2 destroys ip4