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Samsung Galaxy S review

Looks like an iPhone. But now tastes like Gingerbread

Our Verdict

A solid smartphone that's worth a look if you're after something on a budget

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 16 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 13.50 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 480 x 800

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For

  • Superb screen
  • Cheaper price
  • Slim chassis
  • Great audio quality
  • HD video recording

Against

  • No unified inbox
  • No more updates?
  • Wi-Fi not too strong
  • No camera flash

Samsung galaxy s review

Samsung galaxy s review

Samsung galaxy s review

Samsung galaxy s review

Samsung galaxy s review

Samsung galaxy s review

Samsung galaxy s review

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSUPA, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time13.50 Hour
Product ModelGalaxy S I9000
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)118 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
RealtoneYes
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCaller ID, Call Log
Height122.4 mm
Width64.2 mm
Depth9.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameI9000 Galaxy S Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeCortex
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeProximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-I9000HKDXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Receiving a good reception

Samsung Electronics remains committed to designing safe, reliable and attractive mobile phones that meet our strict design and industry-leading quality standards. Based on years of experience of designing high-quality phones, Samsung mobile phones employ an internal antenna design technology that optimists reception quality for any type of hand grip.

Bright, fast, and connected

Enjoy the best viewing experience with 4.0" SUPER AMOLED (Active - Matrix Organic Light - Emitting Diode) display. With 80% less reflection, you can watch your favorite content in broad daylight and enjoy a crisp, clear picture. And, with 1Ghz processor, 16GB internal memory, and Wireless Tethering, you have the speed, space, and access you need to stay connected wherever you roam.

Package Contents
  • I9000 Galaxy S Smartphone
  • Travel Adapter (Charger)
  • Battery
  • User Manual