The Samsung Galaxy S Is Among The Most Versatile Devices Available

By: cwestley | Posted: 26th January 2011

With sales recently reaching the 10 million mark, the Samsung Galaxy S has proven to be one of the most popular smartphones of recent times. It is easy to see why it is so popular, with a spec list which rivals models such as the HTC Desire and Nokia N8. It offers the renowned Android platform alongside a 1GHz processor and some impressive hardware.

The Samsung Galaxy S offers everything you would expect from a modern smartphone; a 5 megapixel digital camera, a large touchscreen, loads of onboard storage capacity, and comprehensive multimedia compatibility.

The handset measures up at 122.4x 64.2x 9.9 millimetres. This makes it relatively compact considering its large screen, and it is indeed one of the slimmest phones available making it a pocket friendly option.

The 4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is fantastic for displaying photos and videos thanks to a pixel resolution of 480x 800 which is capable of displaying up to 16 million colours. The spec list of the screen alone is impressive to say the least; Gorilla glass, multi-touch input support, proximity and accelerometer sensors, and the innovative Swype text input system. The latter is an impressive means of speeding up the text entry process. This works by allowing users to slide their finger between keys on the onscreen QWERTY keyboard without their finger leaving the screen. The manufacturer claims this method can speed up the text entry speeds by 30%.

The Samsung Galaxy S offers ample onboard storage capacity, with the basic model offering 8GB, however there is also a 16GB model available. The basic model with its 8GB is able to store a vast amount of files and data, however both models also come with a built in microSD slot. Users are able to install a memory card of up to 32GB, meaning plenty more storage is available. A wealth of different multimedia formats is supported by this handset, with many music and video formats such as MP3 and MP4.

In areas with 3G coverage, the Samsung Galaxy S utilises an HSDPA connection to provide internet access with download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. If you have the appropriate access to local wireless networks, Wi-Fi will give you a much faster internet browsing experience. Of course, you can also connect to other compatible devices such as computers and other phones thanks to both Bluetooth and microUSB.

The Samsung Galaxy S is equipped with a stunning 5 megapixel camera which takes fantastic quality still images as well as HD video. It has a number of image enhancing features built in. This gives users a degree of flexibility when it comes to editing photos. The task of taking then is made easy thanks to features such as touch-focus and face & smile detection. GPS is included and this allows geo-tagging to function, recording the location where photos have been taken, which can be viewed in map form.

It is no wonder that the Samsung Galaxy S has sold over 10 million units and counting; everyone is catered for and sure to find at least one feature about this phone that they will love. The great user experience and impressive technology within will keep even the most demanding gadget enthusiast happy.

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