Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V - Charcoal gray (T-Mobile) Smartphone

rate 4.0
  • Brand: Samsung
  • Category: Mobile Phone
  • storage capacity: 512 MB

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  • 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

Technical Details

Product Identifiers
Brand Samsung
Carrier T-Mobile
Family Line Samsung Galaxy S
Model 4G SGH-T959V
UPC 610214625717
Type Smartphone
Key Features
Storage Capacity 512 MB
Color Charcoal gray
Network Generation 3G
Network Technology GSM / HSDPA / HSUPA
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS) 1700/1900/2100
Style Smartphone
Camera 5.0 MP
Operating System Android
Supported Flash Memory Cards MicroSDHC
Battery Capacity 1650 mAh
Display Technology Super Amoled
Diagonal Screen Size 4 in.
Other Features
Touch Screen Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Digital Camera Yes
QWERTY Physical Keyboard No
Email Access Yes
Internet Browser Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Height 4.82 in.
Depth 0.39 in.
Width 2.54 in.
Weight 4.16 oz


The Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V is a smartphone that lets you enjoy super fast downloads, uploads and browsing. Thanks to its Android operating system, this Samsung smartphone gives you easy access to 70,000+ apps. This Samsung Android phone lets you video chat sans buffering. Powered by 1.0 GHz processor, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V lets you multi-task. What’s more, this Samsung Android phone comes with a responsive and Super AMOLED display that is sure to give you an enhanced user experience. 


perfectlytuned 4.0
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
This phone was often available new with no contract for $150 with a $50 service card so it's cheap if you have a brain. Do not overpay. The amoled display is visible in any condition other than direct bright sunlight so if in the desert stick in in your shadow and use it! the only downside is the lack of android 4.0 and the small ram. If you root this phone, you solve the ram issue. Out of the box this phone is fine, but rooting and elimination of the bloatware makes this phone lightning fast ... unless you confuse your phone with your laptop. (Unless you root, Playing a game, then putting it into pause while you take a phone call while you simultaneously web browse for the restaurant your sweety on the phone wants to go to might well overtax it, but phoning and browsing simultaneously is not a problem even right out of the box) NO problem syncing with corporate MS Outlook with the software that comes with it. I have more than 2000 contacts in my corporate Outlook and now I can call any of them, wherever I am. Search by name, caller ID etc etc are fine. I purchased it to do business 18/7. (yep I shut the thing off sometimes.) Like another reviewer, occasionally my phone does not recognize that I have gone from a no-service area to a service area, but you can go in and out of flight mode to solve that problem. That process is much faster than rebooting. I think that's a t-mobile network configuration rather than a phone problem. Both of my family's ancient, reliable Nokia flipphones simultaneously developed that problem, so I do not blame the handsets. I use it as an mp3 player frequently; I do not do movies much. With a set of computer speakers in flight mode it's a great alarm clock. You choose the music. Web brousing works fine, it's great in 4g and acceptable in Edge. Screen is responsive. It's a functional, versatile android smart phone with a great display. I've never had a battery problem if I charge every night, and with using it only as a phone and an hour of MP3's I charge every two days. Root it to get the bloatware out and it moves from a great bargain at to a fantastic bargain. Like any android phone it takes a while to master. I have mine set up so that my #4 home screen has email, messaging, web, active aps, alarm clock, mp3, settings, my device, and camera. I can get to what I want super-quick because these items cover 95% of my uses. Are you having battery problems? Learn to shut off apps from the the active applications window. While you are there learn to clear inactive programs from ram to ameliorate the ram-size issue. At this price this phone's display and functionality make the learning worthwhile. Learn android now before you get too old (I am 54) and then learning your next android smartphone will be an evolution, not a steep climb. To heck with the iphone, Apple's greedy demand for a hefty share of all Iphone software sales, lack of user's control of the inner systems, etc. At 1/3 the price with no contract or even better if you get a deal on Ebay, the smart money is on the samsung galaxy s 4g More >
ih3876 5.0
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Lets start from the top. I. Price For $290 you can't get anything better than the S4G. The price suits the phone too well. II. Screen I have never seen anything this clear. The Super AMOLED screen is brigher an clearer than any other screen. The amount of pressure that you have to put on it is very light, and the four inches of greatness is perfect for movies... III. Processor A 1ghz processor isn't what it used to be now that dual-core phones are coming out. But this is unbelivibly fas ... t compared to other phones...Play games, watch movies, work, etc at full speed with this phone. IV. Battery For an android phone, the battery lasts prettly long. But then again the amount depends on what your running. More >
jerkomo 5.0
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
T-Mobile's Galaxy S phone the Vibrant is a great phone. The 1Ghz processor flies and the screen stays vibrant even in the brightest sun. Like its Galaxy S siblings, Vibrant offers nearly all the modern cell Android 2.2 amenities – 7.2 Mbps 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, a speedy 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 5-megapixel camera and HD (720p resolution, 30 frames per second) video recorder, Bluetooth 3.0, six-axis sensor for enhanced gaming, 16GB internal memory, and SWYPE text input, as well as Samsun ... g’s “Social Hub,” which aggregate updates from your Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts. I would definitely recommend this phone to someone looking for a great phone, with good features and a nice interface. More >