The Samsung Vibrant (SGH-t959) is T-Mobile USA's high-end Android-based smartphone of the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones. Like the other Galaxy S smartphones (Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G, AT&T Captivate), the Vibrant features a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and Android 2.1. At the time of its release, the Samsung Hummingbird integrates the most powerful graphics accelerator found in mobile phone processors: Its PowerVR SGX540 processes 28 MPolys/s and 1Gpx/s@200MHz. As a comparison, the iPhone 4 and 3GS use the SGX535 (14 MPolys/s, 1Gpx/s@200MHz) and Motorola's Droid X uses the SGX530 (14 MPolys/s, 500Mpx/s@200MHz). Besides being exclusive to the T-Mobile network, the Samsung Vibrant sports a few unique characteristics from the rest of the Galaxy S phones: a 2GB microSD card preloaded with the movie Avatar and Sims 3 is included with the Vibrant as well as some preloaded apps, namely Amazon Kindle for Android, free 30 days of MobiTV, and Slacker Radio.
The Vibrant's 1GHz Hummingbird processor allows it to handle tough full multitasking, live wallpapers and games with minimal trouble. Its 4-inch Super AMOLED screen ensures optimal viewing from practically any angle as well as vibrant picture in nearly any lighting condition while still going easy on battery life (LCDs draw about 20% to 30% more power than Active Matrix Organic LED displays). Additionally, the Vibrant's 5 megapixel camera allows it to take high-resolution images as well as 720p high definition videos.
- Android 2.1 OS
- Samsung SmartLife/TouchWiz 3.0 Android skin
- 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor
- PowerVR SGX540 (powerful graphics accelerator integrated into Hummingbird processor)
- 5 megapixel camera with 720p recording
- 4-inch Super AMOLED display
- 802.11n WiFi, 3G (HSDPA)
- 16GB of onboard storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD/microSDHC)
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Included microSD card with Avatar and the Sims 3