First launched in June this year, the Samsung Galaxy S is the latest in Samsung’s line of smart phones. Announced in March, hype and anticipation for the new model reached impressive highs as Samsung revealed tentative hints about the phone’s capability and features, and upon its release the Galaxy S certainly did not fail to deliver.
The 3G compatible phone is visually appealing, with smooth, rounded edges making it look stylish. At just 122.4 mm by 64.2mm with a depth of 9.9mm and weighing only 119 g, the Galaxy S is lightweight and perfect for carrying around in your pocket. It utilises Samsung’s innovative Super AMOLED capacity touch screen, which at 4 inches and supporting a massive 16 million colours makes for a real visual treat. The 480 by 800 pixel resolution doesn’t disappoint, either.
The touch interface is version 3.0 of the TouchWiz User Interface, which supports a multi touch input method as well as proximity based auto turning on and off, so you don’t have to worry about the phone leaking power if you leave it somewhere. Accelerometer sensors on the phone helps it auto rotate the UI according to you, the user’s, viewing angle, so you always get the best quality visuals.
Storage wise, the Galaxy S comes with either an 8GB or 16GB internal memory. With 512MB RAM and 2B ROM, this phone can take a lot – and if that’s not enough for you, it also has a MicroSD slot and entertains external memory of anything up to 32GB. You also don’t need to worry about this phone letting you down on the go. It’s Li-Po 1500 mAH rechargeable battery has a standby time of 576 hours.
The phone has two cameras, a primary 5MP camera on the back and a secondary VGA camera mounted on the front. The main camera takes still photos at a resolution of2592 pixels, with features including auto focus and face detection. It also records in 720 pixel HD, to capture all those happy memories.
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