Samsung Galaxy S- Review and Technical Specs

Looking for an alternative to iPhone 3GS? Well, Samsung has made precisions for you with its new Galaxy S. Designs and features of Galaxy S have helped it grab the market sooner than expected. This magnum opus device created by Korean giants is worth for standing in competition against its Apple counterpart, the iPhone.



When we are talking about the design of Galaxy S, there is no gadget to fill its shoes. The first look might bemuse you with iPhone 3GS; however, differences come out clear when your fingers don’t leave their marks on back of the device.

Though the device is “beast” when it comes to size, it is much lighter and thinner. Weighing 118 g, lighter than iPhone 3GS, this 9.9 mm device is very much pocket friendly. If you are planning to use it as a media player, big AMOLED screen adds spice to the video watching experience. Galaxy S is capable of playing DivX HD videos that can stored in 8 GB internal memory. If it’s still not enough for you then you can expand it to your wish, thanks to MicroSDHC card expansion slot.

Samsung Galaxy S Camera

At the bottom of the screen, there are three buttons. Actually, two of them are touch sensitive while one is physical key. As device lacks navigator, one has to roll fingers on the touchscreen to navigate through applications. Touchscreen of Galaxy S is sensitive to lightest of touches

To power this huge device, Samsung has installed 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and 2GB ROM, which makes sure that your applications are running smoothly. Samsung Galaxy S is housed with an amazing 5 megapixel camera that allows one to capture high quality images and 720p videos.


As one can expect, Galaxy S houses Android 2.1, the Éclair. However, Samsung has announced upgrade to the latest version of Android for the users of Galaxy S. The feature that distinguishes this device from other Android Smartphones in market is TouchWiz 3.0 for Android.

Android Logo

Apps form core of Android device and Galaxy S is no exception to it. With over 150,000 apps available in Android market, one can accommodate as many as he wants, again thanks to the incredible memory of the gadget. Device comes pre-installed with some apps, of which very few can be uninstalled. Horizontally sliding menu can stretch to as many pages as required; one more similarity to iPhone 3GS.

As that of any Android device these days, social-networking add-on is present in Galaxy S. It allows you to merge contacts on Facebook or twitter with that of your phone. With QWERTY keyboard appearing on large screen of Galaxy S, it is not difficult to type for texting or browsing over internet. There is different keyboard dedicated to the symbols of punctuation marks. One can even use Swype to input text letters that, sadly, needs lot of practice to get familiar with.

Here are the technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy S:

  • Processor: 1 GHz Hummingbird Processor
  • Operating System: Android 2.1 Éclair (can be upgraded)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • Display: 4” Super AMOLED display (480 x 800)
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with digital zoom
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Expansion: MicroSD, MicroSDHC, USB 2.0, micro-USB
  • Dimensions: 64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 119 gms

To wrap up, this incredible device is must-have Smartphone. With its incredible power and “smartness” one can surely feel regal with Galaxy S in pocket.


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