With an extensive and advanced spec list, it is no wonder that the Samsung Galaxy S has proven to be a popular smartphone since its release in March 2010. With credentials such as a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi internet access and one of the most impressive screens on the market, the success of this slimline smartphone looks set to continue for some time.
Measuring 122.4x 64.2x 9.9 mm wide, it is relatively compact in dimensions, especially the thickness. It is also lightweight at just 119 grams, making it n extremely comfortable phone to hold and use on the move.
Featuring a 4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, up to 16M colours can be displayed within the pixel resolution of 480x 800, resulting in stunning quality of the display of photos, videos and the user interface in general. The screen also features accelerometer and proximity sensors as well as touch sensitive controls.
To alert users to incoming calls and messages, the Samsung Galaxy S uses both vibration and ringing, and even supports MP3 and WAV ringtones, so users can simply select a song from their music library, and assign it to this task with a touch of the screen.
As standard, there is 8 GB of memory provided within the Samsung Galaxy S (however there is also a 16 GB version available), which is ample to store a large number of music or video files etc. Should further storage be required, however, there is also an integrated micro SD card slot. This can accommodate a memory card of up to 32 GB, which is sure to cater to the needs of the vast majority of users.
Class 12 GPRS and EDGE provide the handset with its connections to the relevant cellular networks, whilst internet access is provided courtesy of 3g and Wi-Fi. In 3G covered locations, an HSDPA connection provides speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps which is impressive; however a faster connection can be achieved by utilising the Wi-Fi capabilities of the phone.
A useful 5 megapixel digital camera is on hand for all your photography needs, with heaps of built in software features which aim to simplify the task of taking pictures, whilst simultaneously improving their quality. The camera also features the ability to shoot video in stunning 720p HD quality.
The renowned Android OS (v2.1) is utilised to provide a user friendly and versatile UI, and works well in conjunction with a powerful 1 GHz processor. This partnership of technologies creates an ideal platform for customisation and expansion, as users can browse thousands of apps in the Android Market, and download them straight to the phone. The processor can handle even the most demanding applications with ease, and is ideally placed in such an advanced smartphone as the Samsung Galaxy S.
Whether you are a social networking enthusiast, business user, or simply someone who needs a phone to cover all bases, the Samsung Galaxy S is an ideal option, and provides a great alternative to more mainstream smartphone brands.