Samsung Galaxy S Video Review
22 Jun 2010

Android phones are making waves in the mobile market, moving ahead and invading market share. Although Samsung had experiences with Android phones, namely the Galaxy i7500, then the Spica i5700, the general response was lukewarm. Most of the phones from all brands were trying to mimic the success of the Apple iPhone but failed miserably because of the screen and the usability.

Samsung announced it’s 3rd Android phone earlier this year and has gone on sale in Singapore under the Singtel exclusive arrangement. So what does Samsung Galaxy S has that makes it stand out from the rest.

The first thing to note is the 1GHz CPU Speed (S5PC111), 4″ AMOLED Screen on the Galaxy S. It supports up to 16 million colours. The screen is rather bright and has a high contrast ratio thus bringing out the vivid colours. Place side by side with an iPhone, you would notice that the phone is extremely slim.

The phone comes preinstalled with Android 2.1 and has a 5 mega pixel camera built in. It has a 3.5mm jack, microUSB for charging the battery. It runs on the GSM Quad-band handset, UMTS tri-band global 3G network.

Samsung customised the Android phone with some additional features, for example, it comes with Daily Briefing on Samsung GALAXY S allows you to transform your phone into your personal secretary by organizing and updating you on news, stock performance, weather and your schedule for the day. There is also the Social Hub – Phonebook seamlessly integrates all of your SNS, IM (Palringo), email, and calendar accounts, so you no longer need to spend time checking separate sites. Samsung GALAXY S lets you easily keep in touch with your loved ones. With Samsung GALAXY S’s integrated messaging, you can automatically sync and manage the history for all your SNS and IM accounts.

For the office worker, there is  ThinkFree office allows you to access documents saved online via your Samsung GALAXY S. You can add an image, amend text, then save straight away. Text entry is further enhanced with Swype – With the ‘Text at Hyperspeed’ by Swype Technology you can type your text 1.5 times faster than standard texting. And the ‘Write & Go’ feature allows you to select a pre-written text and choose to send it later by SNS, SMS, MMS, email, calendar or memo!

In addition the Samsung Galaxy S comes with Layar reality Browser, Wireless tethering and AllShare (via DLNA), in which you can wirelessly connect and share videos, photos, music and more between your phone, TV and PC.

On the next page, we will take a look at the features and see if

Specifications & features of the handset:
1. GSM Quad-band handset, UMTS tri-band global 3G
2. 4.0 inchs Super AMOLED capacitive display screen
3. 5 mp built in camera, music player [MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI
4. Android 2.1
5. Micro USB
6. Internet , Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Email [IMAP/POP3/SMTP/Microsoft Exchange ]
7. Video Playback [MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, AVI, 3GP, Flash Video
8. 16384 MB internal memory [expandable with microSD/microSDHC card]
9. 3.5 mm headphones connector


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