Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

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    • USED Samsung Galaxy S i9000 16GB Android Smartphone - Australian Stock/Free Delivery (default)

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  • Shopbot Review
  • 4.8 / 5
    • The good:
      wider viewing angles, powerful processor, up-to-date software, largest display in its class
    • The bad:
      no flash and dedicated button for camera, susceptible to fingerprints, weak loudspeaker
    Samsung must have been in no mood to beat around the bush when they decided to stop playing tag with the competition and just smack them right in the face with the I9000 Galaxy S. Surely, the South Korean electronics giant knew what it was bringing to the table, alerting all 110 countries simultaneously that Galaxy S has been unleashed. And this smartphone is probably worth all that fuss. Its crowning glory, the 4-inch Super WVGA AMOLED display, is not only the biggest in its line, it’s also the closest to a perfect display there is. Samsung made a bold, but very smart move removing the customary outer glass, leaving the touch sensor right on top of the display panel. This significantly reduced reflected light from its surface, allowing improved and wider viewing angles. But don’t be deceived by its size. Despite its 122.4 x 64.2 mm frame and larger-than-usual 4” display, the Galaxy S is a lightweight at 118 grams and is slim enough to fit most pockets with a thickness of 9.9 mm. Its size will need some getting used to, but users will find this smartphone ergonomically sound, with all its main buttons placed at the most sensible locations. Video-hungry users will find Galaxy S’ 8-16 GB internal storage more than enough for their collection of Xvid and DivX movies. Or maybe not. With a smartphone able to support up to 32GB of external memory, that can’t be a problem as well. Samsung also made sure that its other specs can keep up with its larger-than-usual display. Powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU and a 512 MB RAM facilitated by Android 2.1 OS (Éclair), the Galaxy S can easily maintain optimum performance even with several applications running in the background. Rumor has it that it can be updated to the Froyo OS, believed to be 2.5x faster than Éclair, significantly improving its already impressive operational speed. To top it off, the TouchWiz UI makes navigation easier, sensing even the slightest of touch, while selectively responding to objects touching the screen. Yet the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is not without its flaws. While trying its best to stay lightweight, Samsung had to settle for an all-plastic case, which is sturdy enough to endure daily use, but is also prone to fingerprints. Also, its 5-pixel camera capable of recording videos with HD quality is decent enough to merit a flash and a dedicated shutter button, but neither is present in the Galaxy S. It’s not big on loudspeakers as well, so users must hold on to their earphones. Given what the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has to offer, it’s easy to see that its strengths trump its weaknesses. It’s a smartphone that’s bigger, smarter and faster in almost every aspect, catering to users with high expectations and big appetites without compromising most of the good stuff. And at 350-370 USD depending on the internal storage size, Galaxy S guarantees value in every penny spent for it.
  • User Review
    1. 4 28/07/2010 By Sean Fellowes

      Upgrading my mobile phone has been an annual event for over 20 years. In that time I?ve owned numerous Nokia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, HTC and Apple handsets. I?ve never been one to commit to a handset manufacturer, or operating system. For 18 years, each handset was one degree of disappointment after the other, with notable lowlights being the 3 attempts to live and love a handset running Windows Mobile. You?d think I would have learned the first time, but the lure of hooking into the corporate Exchange Server for e-mail kept bringing me back for a second and third face slap. Things changed dramatically when in July 2008 I purchased an iPhone 3G. Apple took 18 years of varying degrees of disappointment and produced a near faultless handset I actually loved to use. In June 2010, with my 12 month phone contract up for renewal, I was eagerly anticipating upgrading to the iPhone 4 when the deluge of complaints over the phone?s antenna began flooding the internet. I normally have a cover on my phones so I wasn?t particularly bothered by the ?death grip?. It was Apple?s initial denial, then flippant response to the design defect which made me think ?I should check out Android. So here I am with a 3 week old Samsung Galaxy S i9000 with 16 GB of internal memory. I?ve just come back from a vacation, so I?ve had an enormous amount of time to check out the phone and use it for video and audio entertainment, as a camera for those hundreds of holiday snaps and as a phone in remote places. I took a 12 month contract with Australian mobile carrier Optus. The handset repayments are much cheaper than either of my iPhones; around $27 a month rather than the $54 I was paying for an Apple handset. Samsung had preloaded the device with their own application ?Samsung Apps?, which is a gateway to download other Samsung applications. The device was also preloaded with 8 applications from my service provided, Optus. Initially, I was a little surprised. Apple never let Australian t