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Samsung Galaxy review | Battery & Memory

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

Samsung Galaxy browser

T hanks to the connection possibilities and the web browser, the Samsung Galaxy has no problems connecting to the Internet. This is also thanks to the aptly responsive touchscreen monitor and the keyboard on the touchscreen, which also works great in landscape mode. After I filled in the data of my Google account, all my phone contacts, agenda items and email messages were automatically uploaded. To cut a long story short; the phone was instantly ready for use. This functionality is excellent and ever so convenient in practice. The only thing it requires is that you have a Google account, which also ensures you of an online backup of all your contacts and your agenda. This is also possible through Microsoft ActiveSync. The applications work very fast and the Android software adds positively to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy review


Samsung Galaxy battery

Samsung Galaxy battery

Lithium Ion battery of the Samsung i7500

According to the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the included 3.7V 1500mAh Lithium-Ion battery is able to reach a maximum talk-time of 6.5 hours and a maximum standby time of 450 hours. Naturally, this is only possible under ideal circumstances. During this test, the standby time turned out to be acceptable, just like many other smartphones, it is possible to completely deplete the battery in one day when the phone is used intensively. Average use of the Samsung Galaxy phone is possible for four days without a recharge. This is one point for improvement for many phone manufacturers. New generations of batteries, or like Samsung did with the AMOLED screen, ensure less energy-consuming parts.

Samsung Galaxy memory

Samsung Galaxy memory

8GB internal memory & microSDHC support

Due to the many applications the Google Android operating system offers, sufficient memory is of course required for the user. The 8GB of internal memory, standard integrated in the Samsung Galaxy, allows you to instantly store music and pictures on your phone. Should the 8GB of internal memory turn out not to be enough, you can opt to expand the memory by means of a microSD/SDHC memory card to a maximum of 16GB. The card slot is located behind the back cover. This construction makes placing a memory card somewhat time-consuming, and I also wonder whether this construction will still work flawlessly when used frequently.

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