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T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G - Must have accessories!

Updated on July 8, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S 4G - Must have accessories!

I just bought the Samsung Galaxy S 4G as an upgrade to my T-mobile G1 phone. Let me tell you, the difference is amazing! The Samsung Galaxy S 4G has a beautiful and large (4 inches) Super AMOLED screen, a great Android operating system, and it just works so well.

Now that I've owned it for a couple of days, it's time to buy a few accessories. I've been looking for the best accessories, and here are the ones that are on my wish list... I think my new smartphone needs a new case, screen protector, stylus, and a larger memory card. Maybe even an extra data cable, extra battery, and a bluetooth headphone.

Upgrade your Memory Card - Buy a new microSDHC card to expand the memory

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G comes with an 8GB memory card already installed. The movie Inception comes pre-loaded on the card, and when I received my brand new phone, the memory card had about 6GB available.

If you're going to take pictures, store music, download movies, or install lots of applications, you could easily use up this space.

SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC Card (SDSDQ-032G-A11M, US Retail Package)
SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC Card (SDSDQ-032G-A11M, US Retail Package)

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G can accept one of the following memory cards:

microSD - up to 2GB

microSDHC - up to 32GB

Since you can only have one card installed at a time, and the card is under the battery cover, you probably want to get the largest memory card that you'll need. That way you won't have to remove it or buy another one in the future.

This 32GB micro SDHC card is the largest memory card that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will accept.

 

Best Soft Gel Case for the Samsung Galaxy S 4G - I bought this case.

Cover Case Compatible with Samsung (Black)
Cover Case Compatible with Samsung (Black)

I bought this case for about $6 (including shipping) and I was skeptical that such a cheap case could work for my phone... I was pleasantly surprised. The case is a soft rubber or silicone material. It fits perfectly to the phone and makes the phone a lot easier to hold and use. Without the case, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G feels quite delicate and slippery... This case makes it easy to grip. I'm quite pleased with it and I'm pretty sure it'll help me to not drop it and will help cushion it if I do drop it.

 

I've begun wearing the Samsung Galaxy S 4G on my Belt - Great option for people who don't have big pockets or a purse

Horizontal Pebbled Leather Pouch Case for Samsung Epic 4G (Black)
Horizontal Pebbled Leather Pouch Case for Samsung Epic 4G (Black)

This pouch case with belt loop fits on my belt and carries my phone safely. It is big enough to fit my Samsung Galaxy S 4G with its silicone gel cover on it. I've owned this for 6 weeks now and it's still holding up quite well. And I didn't notice much of an odor (despite one of the negative reviews).

 

Purple, Green, Blue, Pink, & Red Gel Skin Cases - Add some Color to your Samsung Galaxy S 4G

These soft cases make your phone easier to grip. Now you can choose your favorite color, or buy several colors, and switch the color to match your mood.

Stylus for the Samsung Galaxy S 4G - A Stylus is helpful!

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G has a beautiful Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen. The capacitive touch screen is designed to respond well to your fingers, but sometimes your fingers might not work so well. If you have large fingers, long nails, or gloves on, you won't be able to use the screen. The solution is to buy a capacitive stylus.

If you play games, draw, or surf the web on your phone, you might find that your fingers can't always accurately select the right link or action. A capacitive stylus should reduce these frustrations and make using your phone easier. I'm buying one today, mostly for my husband, who has fat fingers, but I also look foreword to using it, especially for playing chess, to help with selecting the correct pieces to move. Also, I hope that it will eliminate some of my need to zoom it to select the correct link.

Acase EZswipe Capacitive Stylus for Apple iPad 16GB, 32GB, 64GB WiFi + 3G, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook (Jet Black)
Acase EZswipe Capacitive Stylus for Apple iPad 16GB, 32GB, 64GB WiFi + 3G, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook (Jet Black)

This looks like the best capacitive stylus. It has a rubber tip so it won't scratch your screen. It comes with a tether that attaches to the headphone jack.

Most of the reviews are from people who are using this stylus with their iPad or Tablet, but don't let that deter you. This stylus works with all capacitive screens.

The price is quite affordable, and if you buy it along with something else on Amazon to get up to $25, then you get free shipping. There are cheaper ones, but I'd recommend steering clear of the super cheap ones. You want something that works!

 

Crystal Clear Screen Protector for your Samsung Galaxy S 4G - Prevent Scratches or Damage

REALOOK T-Mobile "Vibrant" Samsung Galaxy S (2010 Model, SGH-T959) Screen Protector, Crystal Clear 2-PK
REALOOK T-Mobile "Vibrant" Samsung Galaxy S (2010 Model, SGH-T959) Screen Protector, Crystal Clear 2-PK

There are lots of screen protectors to choose from. I'm going to buy a clear one that looks invisible on my screen. I want to protect my screen, but I don't want to change how it looks. This looks like the one that meets the bill. It also has the most positive reviews.

 

Long Lasting Replacement Battery for the Samsung Galaxy S 4G - Extended Life Battery for All Day Use

Seidio Innocell 3000mAh Extended Life Battery for Samsung Vibrant  - Retail Packaging
Seidio Innocell 3000mAh Extended Life Battery for Samsung Vibrant - Retail Packaging

While looking for accessories, I discovered that many times accessories that are for the Samsung Vibrant also fit the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. These phones are apparently very similar. The reviews indicate that this battery does work with the Galaxy S 4G.

 

Car Cellphone Holder for your Samsung Galaxy S 4G - Mounts to your windshield or dashboard

Arkon Car Phone Holder Mount for iPhone 7 6S 6 Plus 7 6S 6 Galaxy Note Retail Black
Arkon Car Phone Holder Mount for iPhone 7 6S 6 Plus 7 6S 6 Galaxy Note Retail Black

I'm going to try using my phone for GPS navigation, and if it works, this will be my next accessory purchase.

The phone comes pre-loaded with an ap called "Car Home" which has GPS Navigation using Google Maps. I'm excited to give it a try.

 

What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy S 4G? - Are you loving it?

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      samsung-galaxy lm 3 years ago

      great lens!!! i actually have the samsung s4. I think i see the s5 in my future!