If Superman were to be embodied in any smartphone, it would be the Samsung Galaxy S. Its 4 inch super AMOLED screen is simply stunning, and the mobile DNI engine enhances picture quality substantially. Combine this with a design that’s slimmer and shorter than the latest iPhone, and the Galaxy S is a fierce contender in the market.
Download apps from the Android Marketplace, and enjoy capturing photos and videos on the slick 5MP camera. With face recognition, geo-tagging and an LED flash, even the Galaxy S's camera is competitive. There simply aren't enough words to describe everything this amazing device can do.
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The Samsung Galaxy S is a super slim, super powerful, super smartphone.
The first Android mobile phone to feature a super AMOLED screen, the Samsung Galaxy S has a seriously vibrant and exciting display. Every image is shown off to its full potential, with depth, richness and contrast not often seen on a smartphone.
Following the Samsung Wave, which has super AMOLED technology embedded in it too, the Galaxy S also uses something called mobile Digital Natural Image engine (mDNIe). This mDNIe is used in Samsung LCD and LED high-spec TVs, and enhances the picture quality.
And when you combine this with the impressive 4 inch size of the screen, the Galaxy S looks set to be a serious contender in the market. Its slim design is surprising and appealing – at 9.9mm, it’s thinner than the iPhone and at 12.2mm it’s a little shorter too, although its 64.2mm width makes it a little broader. Considering the screen size, the Galaxy S is portable and packs a lot into its frame.
Unlike its predecessors, the i5700 Galaxy Spica and the i7500 Galaxy which run on the Android 1.5 platform, the Samsung Galaxy S operates on the latest Google Android OS, 2.1 version. On top of all this – which includes an array of Google apps and services as well as access to the Android Marketplace – is the internal 1GHz processor. The ability of this matches the technology, keeping the whole experience not just impressive but impressively swift.
The processor lets you enjoy the Galaxy S’s features. For example, communication is naturally central and the Swype technology enhances messaging. First seen in the Motorola QUENCH handset, Swype means you no longer need to tap every letter of every email or text – you simply swipe through the letters on-screen to form words. And the processor keeps this smooth, complemented further by the responsiveness of the capacitive screen.
Among some of the advanced services onboard the Samsung Galaxy S is the Layar Reality Browser, which lets you enjoy augmented reality (AR) apps like Google Goggles – this shows you the Search results from a simple snapshot of an item.
The Galaxy S is capable of making mobile social networking that bit easier too. Functions like the Social Hub and Smart Life organiser mean you can view Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and more messages, updates etc in the one place. Updates can even be linked to your friends in your address book, letting you view your communication your way.
For those times, you are feeling more visual and want to share photos and videos with your world, you’ll be pleased the Galaxy S sports a high quality camera and video too. The 5-megapixel camera has an LED flash, autofocus, face detection and geo-tagging; and the video option supports both the recording and the playback of HD videos.
The sleek design of the Samsung Galaxy S means you need to take off the battery cover to insert memory cards into the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S should prove a massive contender in the smartphone market, rivalling the likes of the HTC HD2 with its advanced specifications and screen ability. Full review is coming soon so visit us again to find out more about the Galaxy S handset.