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Samsung Galaxy S review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, October 19th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy S review

A ndroid is still Hot. This is not only due to the functionality that this operating system offers, but also the large supply on the market. Many cell phone manufacturers have introduced more Android phones onto the market. Samsung introduced the Moment and Behold smartphones with the Android platform, among others. The Samsung Galaxy S has also joined in. Big advantages of the Google Android platform are the synchronization possibilities, especially with a Google account, the ever-increasing Android Market and the possibility of arranging everything according to one’s own wishes. The advantage of an operating system that is used by so many manufacturers is the fact that the Android platform keeps getting more interesting for developers, because it is becoming universal. Therefore, more and more fun and handy content becomes available. The smartphone manufacturers also add their own flavor to the platform. Android smartphones thus have a lot in common, but are still unique.

Review Samsung Galaxy S smartphone

Review Samsung Galaxy S smartphone

 

Samsung Galaxy S sales packaging

Samsung Galaxy S sales packaging

Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000’s packaging is remarkably sleek and simple. The neat matte black packaging only shows the model name in shiny letters. The most important specifications are found on the back, but the design does not reveal anything. If you open the packaging, we find the stylish designed Galaxy S cell phone. The front is sleek and surrounded by a silver frame. On the bottom, two touch keys are found, and in the middle a normal key is found. At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy S seems to have a lot in common with the iPhone 3G(s), but it is just a bit bigger. The back is black with a carbon look, with only the Samsung logo on the bottom and the text “With Google” in the middle. The Samsung Galaxy S is comfortable to handle and it is pretty thin. A charger, a head set, a data cable and instruction books are included with the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Personally, I would have wanted to see it show something of its own character on the front. Now, the Galaxy S can be mistaken for the iPhone, which is too bad. Overall, the design is good.

Samsung Galaxy S review

Samsung Galaxy S review

Samsung Galaxy S phone menu

As soon as we start up the phone, we arrive at the first start screen. If the screen is locked, a movable tab needs to be slid down. The start screens can be filled with different Widgets and quick links. In total, there are seven start screens available. By pushing and holding down the screen, a list with items that can be added to the start screen appears. Additionally, you can hold down an icon in the menu in order to open a certain start screen. At the bottom of the screen the actual menu key is found, as well as quick links to contacts, messages and the keypad, in order to type a phone number. When you use the menu key at the bottom of a start screen, we actually get into the menu, which is the same as other Android smartphones, although Samsung has used its own icons, and a nice dark theme has been applied.

 

Samsung Galaxy S USB cable

Samsung Galaxy S USB cable

Samsung Galaxy S ear phones

Samsung Galaxy S ear phones

Samsung Galaxy S memory

Samsung Galaxy S memory

 
 
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