The Samsung Galaxy S has proven to be a very successful handset for the manufacturer since its release in March 2010.
Many online reviewers have hailed the handset as an iPhone beater, with key features including a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a stunning 4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.
The screen is one of the crowning features of the Samsung Galaxy S. Measuring 4 inches, it utilises a pixel resolution of 480x 800 and can display up to 16M colours. This results in stunning image display quality, perfect for viewing photos and video. The screen also features proximity and accelerometer sensors as standard. Another feature is the Swype text input method. This allows users to simply slide their fingertip form one letter to the next on the on screen QWERTY keyboard without taking their finger off the screen. After a little practice, this can result in greatly improved text input speeds, making the Samsung Galaxy S a great phone for prolific text message and email users.
Users are alerted to incoming calls and messages via both vibration and ringing functions. There is the added bonus of being able to assign MP3 and WAV music file as ringtones so users can hear the song of their choice whenever the phone rings. There is a built in speakerphone system and 3.5mm audio jack, making for easy handsfree communication.
The Samsung Galaxy S features a generous 8 GB of internal storage (there also a 16 GB version available) meaning users are able to store loads of files such as music tracks or video files. In addition to the standard internal storage, there is also an integrated micro SD card slot. This can accommodate a memory card of up to 32 GB, meaning there is the potential to quadruple the amount of storage space which is provided as standard.
In order to connect to the internet, the Samsung Galaxy S utilises both 3G and Wi-Fi. In areas where 3G coverage is available, an HSDPA connection provides speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps alongside HSUPA at 5.75 Mbps. A faster connection can be attained thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity which takes advantage of the availability of local wireless networks. To connect to the relevant cellular networks, both GPRS and EDGE are provided in class 12 versions. The connectivity features are rounded off with Bluetooth and micro USB, both of which allow the handset to be connected to other devices.
A useful 5 megapixel camera is provided as standard, and boasts a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 which results in great quality still images. A number of image enhancing features are included to simplify the task of taking top quality snapshots. The camera can shoot video also, and this is in stunningly high quality 720p HD.
Utilising v2.1 of the renowned Android OS alongside a powerful 1 GHz processor, this combo provides versatility and power, and thanks to the Android Market, users can browse and download thousands of apps from every imaginable category.
Whatever you are looking for in a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S is sure to provide it. Providing an ideal option for multimedia playback, web browsing as well as all round communication, this is a smartphone which has it all.