Smart Phone Madness Game 10: Samsung Galaxy S 4G vs. BlackBerry Torch
In the first round, the BlackBerry Torch had a fairly convincing victory over the HTC Arrive, and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G crushed the Kyocera Echo. Now, they face off against each other in the second round of Smart Phone Madness.
Just like Game 9, this poll will remain open for two days.
RIM’s first slider, the BlackBerry Torch contains a number of other firsts: BlackBerry 6, a new OS with multiple home screens, a much improved WebKit browser, and a Social Feed app that aggregates Facebook, Twitter, and RSS updates. Its 3.2 inch screen has a relatively low resolution of 480 x 360, but we like the sliding action and the premium feel of this device–it’s like a Palm Pre for the business set. Still, the Torch feels sluggish compared to other smart phones, and the interface can be confusing.
As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G rides on T-Mobile’s 4G network, which we found to be very snappy when we reviewed this phone. It has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, which we found to be very bright and crisp. This phone also has a 5-MP camera, but lacks a flash. The Galaxy S 4G features a 1-GHz processor that makes Android 2.2 run very smoothly, and its nice that the movie Inception comes bundled. You can also use this smart phone as a mobile hotspot. Add it all up and you have our current Editors’ Choice pick for T-Mobile.