Samsung Galaxy S
The Galaxy S sports a 4-inch LCD screen, the biggest the WinLabs team has ever seen on a smartphone
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Data services: Y
Media player/capture: Y
The Galaxy S is a new release from Samsung and like the Acer, HTC and Motorola phones, it uses Google's Android.
The Samsung's vital specs include a 1GHz processor and a 4-inch LCD sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It's these two components in particular that give the Galaxy serious appeal. The processor and operating system are a perfect match and deliver sublime performance; navigating from screen-to-screen is nearly instant while launching applications and games takes only a second at the most.
The LCD on the other hand produces gorgeous visuals with strong colour definition and razor sharp clarity. Some of the ‘Live wallpapers' are stunning to look at while the interface itself just looks polished and inviting. The screen is also very responsive, so banging out e-mails and SMS messages is quick and stress-free.
On the design front the Galaxy resembles Apple's iPhone and in terms of dimensions and weight, there's nothing to complain about. The only slight issue is that the Samsung's battery cover is quite slippery, so holding onto the phone can be a little tricky. This cover and front LCD retain fingerprints as well, so the phone looked a mess after just a few hours of use.
In mixed use with the WiFi enabled from time-to-time the Samsung's battery went flat after 39 hours - not ideal but better than a number of the phones here.
Verdict: The Galaxy S is a fantastic smartphone that’s fun and easy-to-use. The experience it delivers bests even Apple’s iPhone 3GS.
1976 days ago
Pros: Its a fantastic Phone and it delivers everything what I wanted.
Cons: Could have had a flash for the excellent camera also Battery life could have been improved?
There cannot be any better Android phone than Galaxy S in the market right now. My first Android experiences is marvellouse with Galaxy s but only problem is UAE has blocked the "Market" application which is discouragment to buy the phone in UAE. I am enjoying hundreds of application that are free to download from Android Market and I wonder whether Apple users get that many free?