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Review: Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000)

Samsung Galaxy S

The Galaxy S is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone that was launched in early June, and available exclusively to SingTel customers. VR-Zone managed to get the Galaxy S in for review, so how good is the Android phone? Read on.

Android smartphones are gaining popularity on the market and it is no wonder most phone makers are launching phones based on the Google Android platform. Korean manufacturer, Samsung, has also announced their flagship Android smartphone that comes in the form of Galaxy S (model: GT-I9000).

And even though the Samsung Wave that is based on Samsung’s Bada open platform was launched slightly earlier than the Galaxy S, the focus (not surprisingly) was more on the Android phone instead.

Like the HTC Desire and Google Nexus One, the Samsung Galaxy S is powered by 1GHz processor and features 16GB internal memory (with microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB card).

Here’s a look at its detailed specifications:-

Samsung Galaxy S HTC Desire
Memory Internal RAM: 512MB ROM: 512 MB RAM: 576 MB
Screen size 4-inches SUPER AMOLED  3.7-inches 
Display Resolution 480 x 800 (WVGA) 480 x 800 (WVGA)
Camera 5.0-MP  w/ VGA video telephony 5.0-MP camera w/ auto focus & flash
Connectivity 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB,
  3G, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 3G, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0
Expansion Slot microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
Battery life 1500mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion 1400mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion
Talk time Up to 13 hours 400 min (GSM); 390 min (WCDMA)
Platform Android 2.1 Android 2.1 (with HTC Sense)
Dimensions 64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm  119 x 60 x 11.9mm
Weight 119g 135g

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