Samsung Galaxy S
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Samsung Galaxy S


Overall rating 8.5/10

The Samsung Galaxy S sets itself up to impress mobile enthusiasts with all the latest features, such as Google Android 2.1, Samsung's Super AMOLED 4.0-inch capacitive touch screen and a 1GHz processor.


Design:
9
Features:
8
User-Friendliness:
7.5
Performance:
9.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Slim and tasteful (if plasticky) design
Beautiful, large 4-inch Super AMOLED display
1GHz Hummingbird processor has power to spare
Extremely responsive UI and great battery life
THE BAD
Built-in social networking support is too basic
Samsung UI features that cannot be disabled mar the Android experience
Lack of physical search button

Product Specification

Network: GSM 1900 / 1800 / 900 / 850 / HSDPA 900 / 2100
Operating system Google Android 2.1
Processor Samsung-Intrinsity Hummingbird S5PC110 1GHz
Built-in Memory 2GB ROM / 512MB RAM
Display 4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen (800 x 480 pixels)
Camera 5-megapixel / Touch autofocus
Video Support MP4 / DivX / WMV / H.264 / H.263
Audio Support MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / AC3 / FLAC
Connectivity Built-in GPS with A-GPS and Google Maps / Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support / microUSB 2.0 / WLAN 802.11b/g/n / HSDPA 7.2Mbps
Storage Type 8GB or 16GB internal / microSD expandability / SDHC supported (up to 32GB)
Battery 1500mAh
Standby / Talk time Up to 576 hours / Up to 393 minutes
Dimensions 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9mm
Weight 118g

5 user review(s)

dlabedz

Rating by User:
7

Here in the States there are a variety of Galaxy S phones. The SCH-I500 is the model I am use. The battery like is okay if...one turns off the GPS and WiFi. Left enabled those services suck up power faster than a vampire could drain Ris Low.

The swype keyboard appears useful once I learn how to use it. I am seriously looking at a 3,000 Mah extended battery.

The Galaxy S is a very good phone with none of the high cost associated with the iPhone and a great deal of user friendly tools.


astroboy37

Rating by User:
9

im running the phone on darky rom and it works perfectly. the interface is good and i love the asthetic feel of the phone. the android market has lots of apps for downloads. however, the battery life seems to be a problem as i need to charge my phone at least once a day if i dun use too much apps or serve the net. otherwise, the phone is a good buy!!


wind79

Rating by User:
8

Slight lag at times while browsing through the UI. The phone is plasticy and feels cheap... But otherwise, excellent phone overall!


jedi5diah

Rating by User:
8

All the plus pts are mentioned in the main HWZ review so let's hear the obvious bad about this phone. Design is a huge mark down by default as itz 80% iphone look alike. Though the slim design is very impressive and could be slimmer if not for the bottom(antenna), it will be much over looked. In general, multi-tasking is overrated as it will lag for now. defaults apps: thinkfree office and swype is amazing and the rest are almost useless but fear not, android market is huge n growing.


kengteen

Rating by User:
10

I disagree with the 7.5 rating for user friendliness.
Why no mention about data tethering...that is really what stands this phone out.
Its so easy to set it up I almost cried...


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