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Samsung Galaxy S review | Android Market & Navigation

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

Samsung Galaxy S Android phone

Samsung Galaxy S Android phone

Download content via the Android Market

Of course we also find the Android Market in the Samsung Galaxy S. There is an increasing amount of content available in the Android Market that will make your phone more fun and more functional. Next to many games, there are also handy programs, quick links and themes. Due to the fact that the platform is so open, there are almost no hindrances to developing. You can keep adding something new and fun to your smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S navigation application

Samsung Galaxy S navigation application

Google Maps Beta navigation

The Samsung Galaxy S has pre-installed the Google Maps application as the standard navigation. It is easy to find a location accurately with the Google Maps application. This Google Maps Beta navigation is a spoken navigation solution that is available at no cost for all Android users. The navigation works pleasantly, and with a Streetview shot at the end, you can’t miss your destination. The Google Maps navigation function has been integrated neatly. Partly due to the fun functionality and the handy search options, Google Maps navigation is a good addition to the Android platform.

 

Samsung Galaxy S phone memory

Samsung Galaxy S phone memory

Samsung Galaxy S 16GB phone

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is available in two versions, the 8GB and the 16GB version. It is especially fun to watch video on the AMOLED screen, and therefore the memory must be adequate. Also due to videos in high resolution and other multimedia applications, it is recommendable to have a large amount of memory at hand. 8 or 16GB will bring you quite a ways, but if that’s not enough then it is possible to extend the memory with a microSD/SDHC memory card. The Galaxy S supports these memory cards up to a maximum of 32 GB.

Samsung Galaxy S battery

Samsung Galaxy S battery

Samsung Galaxy S stand-by time

With the large AMOLED screen and the many options, it was expected that the stand-by time would not be very high. According to the specifications, the 3.7V 1500mAh Lithium Ion battery that comes included should ensure a maximum stand-by time of 576 hours and a maximum talk time of 7 hours. In practice, this was pretty good. Sometimes I used the phone for four days before recharging the battery. This is fairly good, as most of the time we need to recharge on a daily basis in a test run, but now we used the phone for longer than two days. That was a pleasant surprise.

 
 
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