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Samsung Galaxy S – A Powerful Android Powered Smartphone


The Samsung i9000 Galaxy S is a newly released smartphone from the manufacturer. Is boasts a wealth of impressive features offering appeal to a wide range of different users. It packs impressive entertainment features, as well as useful productivity tools.

The Samsung Galaxy S has one of the most advanced touchscreens available on a mobile phone. Measuring 4 inches, it utilises super AMOLED touchscreen technology, which comes with features such as an accelerometer sensor and proximity sensor and utilises the TouchWiz UI which operates on top of the versatile Android OS (2.1). The screen has a pixel resolution of 480x 800 which has the capability to display up to 16M colours which results in stunning clarity and quality of the on screen content, be it photos, video footage or the UI in general.

Access to the internet is impressive on the Samsung Galaxy S. Both HSDPA and Wi-Fi work to provide a fast internet connection, with the latter providing the fastest speeds when local wireless networks are available. HSDPA operates in areas covered by 3G, with speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps being available. GPRS and EDGE allow the handset to connect to cellular networks on the move whilst the inclusion of Bluetooth and micro USB connections allow the handset to connect to other compatible hardware devices.

Already hailed by many reviewers as an “iPhone beater” the Samsung Galaxy S certainly provides in the versatility stakes. Similar to Apple’s AppStore, the Android Market allows users to browse many different categories, and choose from many thousands of apps to download, for just about every conceivable purpose. This feature, when coupled with the powerful 1GHz processor means that demanding applications are handled with ease, and gives the handset virtually unlimited options in terms of customisation and functionality.

An impressive 5 megapixel camera is built into the back of the handset which comes equipped with a selection of tools to enhance image quality, including autofocus and a flash, whilst GPS allows geo-tagging to function, a feature which records the location at which a photo was taken. The camera also boasts the ability to shoot HD video in 720p quality, whist the addition of a TV-out port means the handset can be hooked up to a HD television to view the footage in all its glory.

This article just scratches the surface of what the Samsung Galaxy S has to offer. Whether you are looking for a handset to increase productivity in the workplace, a multimedia powerhouse, or a lightning fast web browsing device, the Samsung Galaxy S could be the right choice for you.

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