Samsung Galaxy SJanuary 18, 2011 # 6:31 am # Mobile Gadgets # No Comment
The Samsung Galaxy S is a smartphone that runs the Android operating system and is a direct competitor with the iPhone. The microprocessor is a Hummingbird and it zips along at a stunning 1GHz. There is 512 MB internal RAM and up to 16 GB OneNAND memory. Up to 32 GB additional memory can be used via the external microSMD card slot.
The touchscreen’s diagonal dimension is four inches and it uses super AMOLED technology and uses the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface developed by Samsung. The touchscreen uses capacitive technology and is extremely responsive. This, coupled with the fast processor, gives a feel of instant responsiveness and the colours are vibrant. Unlike some other phones that use this technology the screen is reasonably anti-reflective and is usable even in bright sunlight. Although its 480 by 800 pixel resolution is a little short of the 640 by 960 pixels offered on the iPhone 4, it is difficult to see the difference.
Physically the phone is just a tad fatter than the iPhone 4 (only a millimeter) but it weighs in at only 118g. The case has a gun metal bezel which gives it a quality feel. On the front the phone has two touch sensitive buttons along with a mechanical button which complement its sleek minimalistic appearance.
Naturally you can select any the huge number of Android apps that are available on the market, but the phone comes with a good many pre-loaded apps including a “Swype” keyboard which, once you have got used to it, means that you can input text remarkably quickly though not everybody takes to this type of data input. If you don’t like it, then you can simply revert to the normal keyboard.
Up to seven customizable home screens can be used and populated with widgets which include live updates from your social network sites. It is possible to merge these together with your address book so you will never lose touch with your friends.
Certainly the Samsung Galaxy S handset is an impressive package which is crammed with high end features. It also looks great and feels great so it is not surprising that 10 million of them have been sold.
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