Saturday, September 17

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S Android 2.2 – Hands On Review

After spending a day with Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is like having a perfect companion for the day. Yeah, take it in the geeky way. Samsung Galaxy S is one of the top contender in it`s price range and certainly the best in class. Samsung Galaxy S is one of the top guns in the Samsung`s arsenal. With a majestic Super AMOLED 4 inch display, this device has some repute in the market. Not only that, other features are also worth appreciating. What should I say about this high-end Android Smartphone, let`s explore it to the core.

Samsung Galaxy S I9000

The device measures 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm and weighs 118g. Perfect design providing perfect handling is sometimes hard to incorporate in the Smartphone having such a large(4 inch) display and that too along with all that plastic body, but Samsung has well-managed to pass this test. Yeah, the 4 inch Gorilla Glass display having 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution is one of the biggest attraction of this device and is what making the sale insights all time high. Super AMOLED technique lets you enjoy the perfect black yet saving battery life to some extent, add some charming effect to the screen. Well, the front is mostly covered with the display along with three buttons at the bottom in which two are touch sensitive and one the which is in the center is not. Earpiece along with sensors and secondary camera to enjoy video calling are well placed at the top front of the display. Right side houses the power/lock key where volume control keys are located to the left. Covered micro USB slot and uncovered 3.5 mm standard audio jack is placed at the top where one can only see the mouthpiece at the bottom. The back houses the loudspeaker(grilled) along with the 5 MP shooter with the absence of LED flash support. Dedicated camera key is missing where the rest is well placed. The dotted blue design at the back allows easy handling.
Samsung Galaxy S
The 5MP shooter at the back has some amazing settings and specs having ability to capture finest details but still it is not the best camera in the market. The camera can capture in 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution. I think Samsung has highly ignored the camera of this device. Despite of having 5 MP snapper, the device has no shutter key and a flash to support the camera in low light surroundings. But the camera offers the wide range of functionalities - blink detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging, smile detection, face detection and auto contrast. Front facing secondary VGA camera lets you enjoy video calling. Now coming to the video capturing/recording, this device has enough muscle to capture videos in 720p @fps along with a fine details. This is where the camera scores over the others.
1 GHz processor takes a toll on every application, a user is running. Applications runs without any hiccups. 1 GHz processor is more than enough to support all the functionalities and applications. Smartphones are meant for multi-tasking and the processor lets you enjoy it all. Whether you are enjoying the web on the go or trying your hands on some heavy gaming application, this processor is capable to offer the smooth flow to everything you just tapped. With a humming processor inside you won`t get any delays dealing with apps and other functions. This device works like a charm under the potency of the processor sitting inside.
With all sort of connectivity features this Smartphone has attains some position in the market. With plethora of connectivity options like 3G with HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2), Bluetooth having v3.0 with A2DP, USB connectivity powered with v2.0 microUSB. TV-out facility is also there to enjoy the captured images and videos on a bigger screen.
Whatever you want to carry along with you, this device has enough room for your personal data. Available in two variants 8/16 GB internal memory, one can choose accordingly. Support of micro SD slot lets you expand memory options to another 32 GB. 512 MB ROM is something which allows you to install the uncountable applications via Android Market and yet supporting the smooth functioning of Android OS v2.2 along with Touch Wiz 3.0 UI by Samsung. Unlimited phonebook and call memory lets you stay in touch with your friends and relatives.
Perfect enjoyment package is waiting for you if you are going to grab this device soon. Audio quality soothes your ears allows you to enjoy the finest tunes. Music player lets you enjoy several formats like MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player where on the top it is blessed with all sorts of comforts to manage the playlists well beyond your imagination. Bundled in-earphones lets you enjoy music to the fullest via the 3.5mm standard jack, no doubt in the audio quality. Perfect! I should say. The same goes for the video player. Again supporting number of video formats which allows you to play whatever you threw at it. DivX and XviD video support is exception when it comes to Google OS family. Combination of Super AMOLED display and a video player capable of playing 720p videos is something which admires the most on a 4 inch large display. Users can enjoy FM radio using the headset and on loudspeaker too(headset needed).
Battery Backup of this device is Okay if we take a look at the specs and other functions it lets you enjoy. Powered with 1500mAh, the battery can only lasts a day with a little above the normal usage. I think that`s perfectly normal for a device having such a large display along with all the delicacies to keep you busy for hours. What`s your bit? 1500mAh li-ion battery provides stand by up to 750 h (2G) / Up to 576 h (3G) and a talk time up to 13 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G). Moreover one can also add some life to the battery using these tips.
Samsung Galaxy S - What`s in the Box
  • Samsung Galaxy S Handset
  • Li-Ion battery 1500mAh
  • Headset with microphone
  • User manual along with Two CDs
  • Charger
  • Booklets
  • microUSB cable
  • Screen protector
    The device has a performance edge over its competitors, considering the price range and the features provided. Except a little glitch over the dedicated camera key and absence of flash to support the camera in low light surroundings, everything is perfect and deserves your generosity. Now the device comes with Android OS v2.2(before it was Android OS v2.1) which is upgradable to Android OS v2.3, is highly appreciable along with the support of TouchWiz 3.0 UI by Samsung is adding beauty to the Samsung Galaxy S User Interface. If you are looking for a perfect entertainer yet providing all the business class comforts, then I would recommend you to buy Samsung Galaxy S without any second thought. I bet, this Smartphone will never let you down.

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    1. can u watch 720p Dvix and Xvid torrents directly...?????can u watch 720p Dvix and Xvid torrents directly...?????

    2. It is an awesome mobile, I have used it before.. can call it as a Master Piece..

    3. Answer to can u watch 720p Dvix and Xvid torrents directly...?
      Though never tried, I don`t think you can watch 720p DivX and Xvid torrents directly on a Samsung Galaxy S.

    4. Raj, it is an incredible Smartphone with some extra is indeed a Masterpiece..

    5. Samsung is a very comfortable to use. I am very happy to get this mobile phone. Thank you for your great information and I am greatly happy to now by your tips.

    6. Welcome Mohd Akbar, enjoy Android :)