Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone Hands-On With Video

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Last night at the Digital Experience event in New York City, we got the chance to get some hands-on time with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S. If you're unfamiliar with the Galaxy S, it is an Android-based smartphone, that features a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a 4" multi-touch Super AMOLED screen, and a 5MP camera with 720P HD recording capabilities.
 

Network
HSUPA 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/ 900/1800/1900

Processor
1GHz CPU Speed

Battery (Standard) Li-pol, 1,500mAh
Talk time : 2G/ 769 minutes, 3G/ 391 minutes
Standby : 2G/ 750 hours, 3G/ 625 hours

Dimension
64.2 X 122.4 X 9.9 mm (119g)

Display
4.0” WVGA(480x800) 16M SUPER AMOLED
mDNIe(Mobile Digital Natural Image engine)

Samsung Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Samsung Apps / Android Market
Various applications downloadable

Social Hub
Integrates SNS, email, and calendar accounts

Android Samsung UI
Multiple Homescreens
Hybrid Widgets

Android Browser
Flash Lite 3.1, RSS reader
Camera
5.0 Megapixel AF camera
Self Shot, Action Shot, Add me, Cartoon Shot, Smile Shot

Video
HD Video Player & Recorder (1280 x 720) @ 30fps
codec: DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1
format: 3gp(mp4), AVI(divx), MKV, FLV, H.263Sorenson

Music
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/OGG/
WMA/AMR-NB/AMR-WB/WAV/
MID/AC3/IMY/FLAC/XMF

Memory
16GB/8GB+ MicroSD(Up to 32GB)

Multi-touch zoom

Light sensor
Accelerometer sensor
Proximity Sensor
Digital Compass

Additional Features
Layar Reality Browser powered by Tele Atlas
Swype, Write & Go
ThinkFree, Aldiko e-book

As the video will show, the Samsung Galaxy S seems to offer strong performance, with fluid animations and quick reactions to rotation and touch gestures. What the video doesn't convey is the "feel" of the device. The Galaxy S is relatively tall, thanks to its large screen, but it is nice and thin, and easy to hold. The phone feels very solid and sturdy.

 
The Samsung Galaxy S

The most striking feature has to be the Galaxy S' Super AMOLED screen. It offered excellent brightness and vivid colors, and phenomenal viewing angles--you could literally turn the phone just about 90 degrees and still see everything clearly.

We're hoping to have a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S posted in the not too distant future.

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soku replied on Thu, Jun 24 2010 6:26 PM

Splugh! Touchwiz! Sorta made me throw up in my mouth.

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Yeah...OK...It a lookalike a Iphone!

To bad its a Samsung!

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digitaldd replied on Fri, Jun 25 2010 10:55 AM

I have always liked Samsung's phones until they started putting that TouchWiz stuff on heavily locked down Windows Mobile & Android phones. I really wat to check out the Bada OS and see what it can do. But I really have to admit hd video playback in all those formats makes my mouth water. And in that video the AMOLED display looks sharp.

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Schmich replied on Mon, Jun 28 2010 9:55 AM

I'm liking this phone. I rather have stock but this Touchwiz 3 is not bad at all. Also love the custom things like playing divx and mkv natively. Samsung Apps are good as well, Asphalt came for free.

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