One of the most eagerly anticipated Android smartphones of recent times, the Samsung Galaxy S has recently been released, and judging by the online reviews, has proven to be a hit thanks to its versatility and range of features.
Utilising features such as the Android OS, a 4 inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi internet connectivity and a 5 megapixel camera, it has something for everyone.
The handset measures 122.4x 64.2x 9.9mm http://www.mobilesringtones.com which is similar in dimensions to a number of other smartphones, but actually slimmer than most. It is also lightweight at 119 grams, which is impressive for a phone with so many features built in.
The 4 inch screen utilises super AMOLED capacitive technology to provide a dynamic and engaging method of navigating the TouchWiz 3.0 UI. Multi-touch input, accelerometer and proximity sensors are all included, as well as the Swype test input function. The latter is a simple yet ingenious method of entering text quickly. It allows users to slide their fingertip from one letter to another on the onscreen QWERTY keyboard, without it leaving the screen. With a little practice, test entry speeds can be greatly reduced, making the Samsung Galaxy S a perfect companion for those who send a lot of text messages or emails.
Both vibration and ringing alert users to incoming calls and messages, with the added bonus of supporting MP3 and WAV ringtones. This feature allows users to assign tracks from their music collection to customise their ringtone, therefore hearing the song of their choice whenever the phone rings.
In order to connect to the appropriate cellular networks, the Samsung Galaxy S relies on class 12 version of both GPRS and EDGE. To surf the web, areas with 3G coverage allows speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps to be achieved. In order to gain a faster web browsing experience, Wi-Fi connectivity takes advantage of local wireless networks where available, i.e. when the handset is in proximity to a wireless internet router, in commercial, domestic or public locations.
A handy 5 megapixel camera is on hand to take great quality snapshots, in a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944. Autofocus, touch focus, face and smile detection are all included as standard, making the task of taking great photos as simple as possible. As you would expect from a smartphone of this calibre, the camera can also shoot video, and this is in 720p HD quality. Thanks to a TV-out port, the handset can be connected to an HD TV to enjoy the footage and pictures in all their HD glory.
The winning combination of Android OS (v2.1) and a 1GHz processor means the Samsung Galaxy S is both versatile and powerful. Demanding applications operate with ease thanks to the power of the processor, whilst the Android OS provides access to the Android Market, which similarly to the Apple AppStore, allows users to browse thousands of apps from numerous categories, and then download them to the UI. This gives the Samsung Galaxy S unlimited potential in terms of versatility and functionality.