Sunday, September 5, 2010

Samsung's GT-I9000 Galaxy S - Review

Review of Samsung's GT-I9000 Galaxy S
Utilising Samsung's super AMOLED display technology, the slim and lightweight Galaxy S offers a mesmerising display, with vibrant colours even in bright sunlight. Its multimedia capabilities are the top of the line. However, users who are accustomed to sturdy high-end handhelds may be put off by the 'plastickly' feel of this phone and, considering the rounded corners and a central home key below the touchscreen, the device may be mistaken for a less substatial and larger iPhone 3GS. However the Galaxy S is neither an iPhone nor a cheap winnable- it is a device brimming with slick features, designed to leave a lasting impression.

Enriched with all the updates to Android 2.1 and powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU, the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S has 512MB or Ram to process applications very efficiently.
 The applications work consistently well - from the camera, through to the gallery to the document viewer, application and user interface transitions are extremely fluid. The sensitivity of the capacitive touchscreen measures up to expectational the device's software responds smoothly to the gentlest of finger gestures. Surfing the web on the Galaxy S via a Wi-Fi connection proved to be a breeze.

The preloaded apps include the Aldiko e-book reader which rivals e-book readers like the Kindle or Stanza. Daily Briefing is an aap that gives a quick look at what is going on in the user's life and around the world with the integration of AccuWeather, tasks saved to the calendar, and Associated Press news. Like all Andriod phones, the Galaxy S comes with a suite of pre-installed Google apps, including Google Maps, Google Talk and Gmail. You can also connect to an MS Exchange mail account and sync contacts with your Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts.

The camera results are fairly decent under optimal lighting conditions. Videos are captured in 1280 * 720 pixel resolution at 30 fps and considering the lack of focus control. There is also a VGA camera on the front for video calls and video conferencing. Samsung has marked this Android-powered phone as the one that makes the smartphone "brilliant" Though the Samsung GT-I9000 Galaxy S has its share of flaws, its strengths outweigh the drawbacks. Overall, it is a remarkable addition to the Android handset arena and, with one of the best displays in the business, it is bound to capture the attention of users as well as other manufacturers.

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