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Samsung Galaxy review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, October 18th 2009                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy review

T imes may be hard for global economy, Samsung clearly doesn't care. Where many companies have gone into what I would almost call; 'sleep mode', Samsung seems to carry on at the same speed as they are used to. Focus seems to concentrate on the touchscreen models. Recently, the Samsung Omnia HD, Samsung Jet, Samsung Omnia 2 and the Samsung Omnia Qwerty, were speedily introduced one after the other. In fact, this year is not yet over, and we're still expecting another fleet of new Samsung mobile phones. Samsung is the first manufacturer after HTC, to launch a mobile phone on the market, based on the Google Android operating system. With only a slight delay compared to HTC, Samsung is still the early bird. The bright clear AMOLED touchscreen monitor and the LED flash are unique features compared to previous Android mobile phones.

Samsung Galaxy review

 

Samsung Galaxy smartphone review

Samsung Galaxy smartphone review

Samsung Galaxy first impression

The Samsung Galaxy smartphone comes in a plain black package with a cover displaying the mobile phone. Upon opening the package, the Samsung Galaxy i7500 is visible straight away. Removing the top layer brings us to the included accessories, which are; a battery charger, a data cable, a headset, a pouch and the user manuals. The Samsung Galaxy is Samsung's first Android phone, and currently the slimmest one, which gives this smartphone a comfortable hand-fit. Not only is the Samsung Galaxy mobile phone very slim, it is also light in weight. Whether or not this is a positive feature I will refrain from commenting on, however, compared to the HTC Android phones, this Samsung phone feels somewhat cheap. Additionally, the keys below the screen appear to be slightly outdated. Furthermore, the shiny back of the phone proves rather fingerprint-prone. The bright AMOLED screen on the other hand is a great plus and the touchscreen works very smoothly.

Samsung Galaxy i7500 review

Samsung Galaxy i7500 review

Samsung Galaxy Android mobile phone

By now, the Android menu structure should be familiar. It works smoothly. Yet compared to the HTC Hero, we came across many differences, since HTC uses its own interface. The Samsung Galaxy handset features a screen security on the left side, which takes you to the start screen if you press the key long enough. There are three main screens available in total, which can be filled with shortcuts and Widgets to your own liking. The actual menu of the Samsung Galaxy cell phone is found at the bottom of the screen, which is accessible by clicking on it or by sliding it upwards. In addition, the familiar status bar is displayed at the top side of the screen, showing every alert by sliding it downwards. As soon as an email message comes in, an alert will appear in the top left corner.

 

Samsung Galaxy USB cable

Samsung Galaxy USB cable

Samsung Galaxy ear phone

Samsung Galaxy ear phone

Samsung i7500 battery

Samsung i7500 battery

 
 
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