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28-04-2010, 16:59   #1
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Samsung Galaxy S (I9000)

I'm in the market for a new smartphone and have been looking earnestly at the Desire and Xperia X10. Now that i've spotted this new Samsung phone its made me stop and wonder whether I'm better off waiting until June(The supposed release date for this phone). The screen looks absolutely stunning, makes the iPhone screen look cheap and dull. I wouldnt be a big fan of the housing though, too much 'chrome' around the sides and the back looks like an iPhone. In fact the interface with the Samsung TouchWiz UI looks cartoony with icons like the iphone too The spec is very impressive though except maybe the camera at 5MP, 8MP seems to be the norm these days but that wouldnt be a deal breaker for me.
So what do others think?

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Review here: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i900...review-478.php

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We tested the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and it tested us in return. It bared its teeth at us and so did we. Ours was a grin. Easy boy, good beast. There goes the new leader of the Android pack. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has oomph to spare and even hardened geeks like us cannot help but acknowledge its compelling power.

Not only does the Galaxy have a performance edge over its competitors, it's probably better too in terms of usability thanks to TouchWiz. And the majestic Super AMOLED display is a great reason on its own to buy the Galaxy. Be warned though, you're unlikely to ever go back to TFT again. Meaning that at this point, the question to ask yourself is whether you're ready for a long-term affair with Samsung.

If you are looking for the ultimate Android device, there are very few things really to make you consider another handset.
Impressive response in this video:


Think it might be my next one when Android 2.2 Froyo is released for it later in the year!
Adds flash support and stuff.
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it looks like crap (seriously it looks like a bad iphone clone) however if the video is actually it response time then it will more then make up for it.

However I would be interested to know if it will get an upgrade to 2.2 at any point
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it looks like crap (seriously it looks like a bad iphone clone) however if the video is actually it response time then it will more then make up for it.

However I would be interested to know if it will get an upgrade to 2.2 at any point
Yeah for such an amazing phone underneath it looks really tacky and cheap on the outside!
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It is getting Android 2.2 as I said, and I wish people would stop using the words "iPhone clone" seriously, iPhone isn't the be all and end all of touchscreen phones (don't take that to mean I'm saying Android or Samsung phones are either!)

How can you say if looks like crap when it has a bigger brighter screen, it's lighter, has the same button layout and such?
They look almost identical to me physically, and Android looks like a good OS, Some people are just too hard to please:

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It is getting Android 2.2 as I said, and I wish people would stop using the words "iPhone clone" seriously, iPhone isn't the be all and end all of touchscreen phones (don't take that to mean I'm saying Android or Samsung phones are either!)

How can you say if looks like crap when it has a bigger brighter screen, it's lighter, has the same button layout and such?
They look almost identical to me physically, and Android looks like a good OS, Some people are just too hard to please:
I agree. When I saw the Galaxy S in the GSMArena review the first thing I thought was "God, that looks an awful lot like an iPhone".

While I don't particularly like the look of the iPhone, which in turn turns me off the look of the Galaxy S, I wouldn't go as far as to say the Galaxy S looks either "really tacky and cheap" or "like crap", as some of the previous posters stated.
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does anyone here have one of these phones? care to share the pros/cons of it?
battery life, camera, browsing etc.
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I have it... First few days the battery life was terrible but I soon fixed that by turning off a few things and generally setting it up properly.

I now regularly use it to read Ebooks at lunch, music on the walks to and from places and the odd film or TV episode when I'm in bed.

So far it can do all that without skipping a beat. My only complaint is the manual only covers so much!

Web browsing is... good leaps and bounds beyond my old E71 thats for sure.
Photo's seem good too but I'm not much of a picture taker.
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Yeah for such an amazing phone underneath it looks really tacky and cheap on the outside!
Coming from someone who has dropped his nearly every day, It's flexible, light and sturdy.

Would I prefer a heavy weight desire or a fragile iphone 4, no way!!
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whats the story with Apps? or how you buy them?
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whats the story with Apps? or how you buy them?
At the moment, the free market is only available but they have said paid market should be available in the next week or two.

I suppose the biggest negative the phone has (but isn't an issue for me) is that it doesn't come with a flash for the camera but I love the phone.

It is absolutely brilliant
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cheers folks.

Planty of reveiws on the net have it close or thereabouts with the iphone 4.

Pity theres no flash on the camera tho.
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cheers folks.

Planty of reveiws on the net have it close or thereabouts with the iphone 4.

Pity theres no flash on the camera tho.
Yea but it's got reception, something you can brag about to iphone users
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Anyone else wanna add anything to this thread before i go ahead and purchase?!!
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Anyone else wanna add anything to this thread before i go ahead and purchase?!!
tried one in the shop and was really disgusted ..

a) How much of an iphone ripoff the OS is
b) How yikky it felt in comparison
c) How clunky and unresponsive the OS felt (it was pretty loaded of apps though)
d) Felt huge in my hands.

BTW .. i generally really really like samsung phones I have one and I've had 2 before, but using this phone had me feel like i was using a chinese iphoney with 3g meh.
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