Judging by the number of emails I've received about the Samsung Galaxy S coming to Docomo, I'd have to say that a lot of people are excited about the phone. I can see why: 1 GHz processor, Super AMOLD 4" screen, and good battery life.
I've held off until posting until I heard something official.
October 5th? As in one week after the official announcement? Way to build excitement, Docomo. As of today, it is not even listed as "coming soon" in Docomo's product page.
There are some downsides to purchasing this phone, but these are of course personal preferences.
- Not ready for LTE, which is coming this December to Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka.
- It is running
Android 2.1, which is not the latest versionAndroid 2.2 under a proprietary UI, meaning it will taken longer to get Android updates. The above linked review indicates that Samsung's UI is not as good as HTC Sense. I prefer the plain 2.2 interface anyway, though I know there are a number of you who like the Sense.
- Any phone bought before Docomo starts unlocking SIMs is not subject to unlocking (though you can always get it done through other means).
- Samsung lacks the huge (and I mean HUGE) hacking community that HTC enjoys - er, I mean that users of HTC products enjoy.