Samsung Galaxy S opens a Universe of Options

Are you tired of spotting an iPhone everywhere and so you want something different for yourself yet as dashing? Guess what, a Samsung Galaxy S in your hands can puzzle even the geeks for the second or third generation iPhone!

Samsung managed to launch its new series of devices with all four major US carriers – AT&T’s Captivate, T-Mobile’s Vibrant, the Fascinate for Verizone and Sprint’s Epic 4G.


It is the 4 inch Super AMOLED display of Galaxy S which has been the talk of the town. It is Samsung’s own technology with 800 x 480 resolution, vivid colors, sharpness, and an alright visibility even in the bright sun.

It is a responsive capacitive touch-screen that responds well at a relatively light touch, and has interesting multimedia skills.


Considering the large sized screen, this smartphone is slim and light weight at 9.9mm and 119g. It appears to be very plastic, but the handset is pretty durable and strong.

There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top, and four capacitive buttons – Menu, Home, Back, and Search – below the screen.


The Samsung Galaxy S sports triband 900/19002100 HSDPA/HSUPA along with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a microUSB 2.0.


Samsung provides you with two cameras. The front facing camera is of VGA quality for video calls. The other 5mp auto-focus camera is at the back which allows you to record 720p HD video.

In the absence of a flash, shooting in poor light becomes difficult even when options for various modes to shoot in are available.

Battery and Memory

The 1GHz Hummingbird processor has been well paired with 1500mAh battery in Galaxy S. You get an internal storage of 8 GB or 16GB, and a microSD slot (for up to 32 GB cards). With Super AMOLED display you can’t expect super battery life too. On a single charge the battery accompanies you for two days, but it varies with the brightness of the screen.

Software and Other Features

Samsung Galaxy S is Android 2.1 based, but an underlying Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 UI is also pre-loaded.

The gesture-based keyboard, Swype needs to be enabled on the handset.

This smartphone has Samsung’s Social Hub for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

It streams video, audio and images, and portrays itself as a media source. In fact it can be used as a remote control too for remote server and play selected files.

There is GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, and proximity and light sensors on the Samsung phone.

With a horde of features and apps you have a tough choice to make between iPhone4 and Samsung Galaxy S. Once you pick up Samsung’s new series, check out the best of the lot which is undoubtedly T-Mobile’s Vibrant (with ‘Avatar’ pre-loaded!).

Author: Piyali

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