Samsung has recently released what is arguably one of its
most technologically advanced smartphones, the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S. Boasting
the versatility of the Android OS (v2.1) coupled with a powerful 1 GHz
processor, it provides a perfect platform for expansion and customisation.
With all the bells and whistles you would expect from a
modern smartphone, it includes an impressive 5 megapixel digital camera
(capable of shooting 720p HD), full Wi-Fi connectivity and a stunning super
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.
The handset is not the smallest in the world due to its
large touchscreen, which measures 4 inches. This means the handset measures
122.4x 64.2 mm, however, it is one of the slimmest handsets out there at just
9.9 mm, and packing such an extensive spec list into such a slimline handset is
certainly no mean feat. It is also exceptionally lightweight at just 119 g
making it extremely pocket friendly.
Measuring 4 inches, the super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
is one of the crowning features of the Samsung Galaxy S. Featuring a pixel
resolution of 480x 800 which is capable of displaying up to 16M colours, it is
the perfect device for viewing photos and video footage on the move. An
accelerometer adds to the experience meaning the UI is automatically rotated
based upon the orientation of the handset, making the Samsung Galaxy S a
powerful multimedia device.
There are entertainment features aplenty within the Samsung
Galaxy S including a versatile media player which supports a whole host of
different music and video file formats, a stereo FM radio player, and selection
of pre-installed games. Of course access to the Android Market is provided as
standard which means that users can browse and download thousands of games and
other apps which cover a wealth of categories. Other standard features of the
Samsung Galaxy S include a number of social networking options, as well as some
productivity tools such as an organiser, document editor (compatible with
Microsoft Office documents) and voice memo recorder, meaning the Samsung Galaxy
S is equally at home in the workplace.
The 5 megapixel digital camera does a great job of taking
high quality still images. It comes supplied with a comprehensive package of
image enhancing features, as well as the ability to shoot video. This is in 720
HD quality, and thanks to a TV-out, the handset can be connected to a HD
television, to enjoy the footage taken on the camera in all its glory.
A fast internet browsing experience is made possible thanks
to both HSDPA and Wi-Fi. The latter provides the fastest option whenever local
wireless networks are available, whereas the HSDPA connection provides
respectable speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps thanks to 3G coverage. GPRS and EDGE
provides the handset with its cellular network connectivity, whereas Bluetooth
and micro |USB connections allow users to connect to other compatible hardware
devices to carry out a number of different tasks.
Whatever you are looking for in a smartphone, the Samsung
Galaxy S is sure to provide it and then some, meaning it should be at the top
of your wish list. It has already received many rave reviews hailing it as an
iPhone beater, a statement which speaks volumes.