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I'm returning this phone...dont buy it!
This phone is dead in the water. Unless you are buying this phone to root it, don't waste your time. The phone comes with a total of 512 megs for app storage. Right out of the box you are left with only 200 megs due to the amount of bloat-ware that T-Mobile and Samsung put on the device. After downloading less than 15 apps and moving everything I could over to the SD card the phone is at 100 megs. My wife has owned it for 5 days.
The phone lags. Yes, the 4G and HSPA+ network makes it faster than my Nexus S, but as far as processor speed and functionality, my Nexus S runs laps around this phone. After running speed tests my Nexus S generally runs around 2.5 to 3.5MPS and the Galaxy S at 4 to 5MBS. While the HSPA+ network is great, the Nexus S can run on the HSPA network and is always pulling down a good amount of speed. I would rather deal with a slower (but still fast) network speed than deal with a fast network speed on a phone that is out of memory and lags five days into owning it.
This phone is being returned and I'm buying my wife the Nexus S.
Message to T-Mobile. Nobody give a flying **** about your bloat-ware. We don't give a **** about your apps that can't be deleted and the same goes with Samsung. We buy the phones for the information you list in the specs and your phones don't meet those specs. You don't get 512 out the the box. You get 200. Thats less than the G1. And don't say "well, you can root the phone and delete them" because truly, I shouldn't have to. I shouldn't be force fed a bunch of bull**** about a phone and then when I actually get it I have to return it and deal with all the bull**** that comes with.
Buying this phone made me realize why Google made the Nexus S a simple phone without all the BS added on. Its what Android should be. I dont need Sense, I don't need added apps that I don't want. Android is pure freedom to do what I want. And thats what the app store is for. If people wanted the apps you force feed them on the phone they'd download them. Instead you give Galaxy S 7 home screens and enough ram to maybe fill up 4 of them, if you're lucky. This phone is nothing more than paperweight.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR. DONT BUY IT.
And I know I'll get responses saying "if it doesn't work for you return it, or that I shouldn't have bought it in the first place". And thats fine, defend the phone if you like. But in another 3 months when you have no memory left and can't download anything and you're constantly going through your phone deleting apps and trying to find a place to put things just remember this; I TOLD YOU SO.