Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

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I9000 Galaxy S is one of the ultra-slim, higher end smartphones by Samsung that comes packed with all the real nice features. The Galaxy l9000 S’s main feature is superb 4 inch AMOLED display too. Galaxy S is powered by faster 1GHz processor humming. It runs on highly customized operating system Android 2.1 includes new TouchWiz interface. The new Galaxy S n Wi-Fi wireless, decent battery, 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording capability, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS and3G connectivity.

Design

The Galaxy S looks stunning with its attractive exterior and convenient display. Some what looked like an older smartphone Samsung Spica. Samsung has maintained a minimalist design by incorporating some physical buttons. This phone is basically rectangular shape with corner tampered. It measures 122.4mm tall, 64.2mm wide and 9.9mm thick. I liked its ultra-slim profile. It weighs around 118grams.

The display is the key feature of the Galaxy S. The Galaxy has sported S wonderful 4inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, which is the WVGA resolution of 480 × 800 pixels and color support 16Million. The screen is equipped with a built-in accelerometer that takes care of auto rotation of the user interface. It also sports proximity sensor that automatically locks the screen. The screen supports multi-gestures you pinch-to-zoom, double tap text input and staff. It has Swype onscreen virtual keyboard, which render typing experience. I do not have any dissatisfaction with onscreen keyboard and it’s really fun type on the keyboard. The Galaxy S looks solid and sturdy feel in the hand. The overall ergonomics of the phone is quite good. Sun screen clarity is OK.

The bottom of the screen, three buttons are present namely Menu, Back and home keys. How hard hit the home key, it will take you to the local search function. MicroSD card slot is currently under the battery cover. It supports up to 32GB. A camera lens is on the back. Lack of flash is real shame. Amount of hook is present on the left spine. A power and a screen lock button located on the right spine. A 3.5mm audio jack and a microUSB port is present at the top of the phone.

Interface

Samsung Galaxy S v2.1 running on Android mobile operating system with TouchWiz user interface. The interface is really eye-candy. I did not experience any delays whatsoever, thanks to fast 1GHz processor hummingbird. It has seven home screen and you have the option of customizing them meaning you can delete the extra screen at home or add additional screens. May 8 Samsung Widgets (Calendar, Weather, Yahoo Finance, dual, etc.). There are dedicated widgets for social networking sites checking status. Some widgets are dedicated news feeds and daily briefing. It comes packed with all Android widgets and live wallpaper. It also features a task manager to manage tasks efficiently. It has decent Table on social networking integration.

Camera

The Galaxy S’s cameras are common despite it containing 5 megapixel camera. But it lacks Flash and a dedicated key. Absence of rules flash options of taking snaps in the dark conditions. The interface is not bad, which is similar to that of Samsung’s high-end phones. Easy to access and shooting scenes. It also features geotagging, blink detection, image stabilization, auto contrast, and smiles and face detection. It’s autofocus feature works pretty well. The image quality is not up to the standard 5 megapixel camera. There is a considerable amount of noise present the picture, although the image processing suppresses it. The images appeared a little under exposed.

Multimedia

The Music player is excellent. The TouchWiz is again the music player skin Galaxy S. You can adjust the songs based on current play lists, albums, all tracks, composers and artists. It has equalizer presets and facilitates you to find a track on Google or YouTube. Other features include eye-candy, check out the album and song scroll. The song and scene scrolling view is really nice. You receive FM Radio with RDS feature. FM radio reception capability is quite good. The audio quality is at its best. It has DNSe feature which boosts the songs immensely. The handset sounded impressively loud and clear. The noise levels are controlled to the limit. Frequency response and dynamic range is quite good.

Internet connectivity and

You can roam around the world using the phone, thanks to quad band GSM, GPRS, EDGE and dual band 3G. the local connectivity options including wireless n Wi-Fi, USB v2.0 and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. Bluetooth 3.0 is something new smartphones. Apart from its huge 16GB internal storage, it also accommodate upto 32GB of microSD card. A 3.5mm audio jack port of another plus point.

The web browser is excellent. Eclair web browser comes pre-installed on phones that offer nice web browsing experience. It provides three zoom options on the screen, dedicated buttons, double tap to zoom, and pinch-to-zoom. It supports reflow to the columns of text to get adjusted to the level of zoom. I were impressed with its minimalist user interface that allows you to open a new tab, tab swap, go forward, refresh the page and open the bookmarks. The final button reveals even more options (search the page, copy text, etc.). S Galaxy will have to wait to get the update to Flash. The lack of Flash support is paid by dedicated Youtube app.

Samsung Galaxy S can shoot 720p video, which is behind smartphones. It can shoot 1280 x 720 video at 30fps, much faster than the Sony Ericsson Vivaz at 24fps. The video quality is superb, the video is a sufficient amount of detail. It will even replace your HD camera. Awkwardly, I experienced the stuttering video.

Apps

The Galaxy S comes with a lot of apps onboard. Alldiko these apps include eBook, AllShare, Daily Briefing, records, Mini diary, Social Hub, Writing and Go, Voice Dialer, Google Voice Search, sketch memo, Image and Video editor, desk Home and Car Home etc.

Sophisticated GPS functionality to A-GPS onboard. It provides turn-by-turn navigation, the street view mode, update traffic, etc. Not surprisingly, Google Map software is the default map. You can install other navigation sofwares if you want enhanced navigation.

The essential features of the Galaxy are Tasks, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, Calculator, timer, vibrate mode, alarm clock, speaker phone, Organizer, text and multimedia messaging.

Performance

The call quality is excellent. I do not have this issue into consideration. Our callers sounded clear and natural without any distortion. Although calling the other end also without any problems. Speed dial feature is onboard. Speakerphone is also nice.

The Galaxy S is 1500mAh Lithium-Ion battery. In normal use, it keeps the phone alive for more than 2 days, which is quite wonderful to smartphones.

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