Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphonegoodgearguide.com.au
June 28, 2010
The impressive Samsung Galaxy S boasts one of the best displays we've ever seen on a smartphone
Launching in Australia mere weeks before Apple's iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone definitely has its work cut out for it. This handset is a delight to use, thanks to one of the best displays we've ever seen on a smartphone and Google's Android operating system. However, an all-plastic body and a user interface that feels unpolished in parts detract from its appeal.
The Samsung Galaxy S has the most impressive display we've ever seen on a mobile phone (though we are yet to review Apple's iPhone 4 with its "retina" display). The 4in "Super AMOLED" screen is unbelievably bright, crisp and clear and its performance in direct sunlight has to be seen to be believed. Text on the capacitive touchscreen can clearly be read even if you're at an almost 90-degree angle from it, and there is no colour shift when viewing the display from off centre.
The Samsung Galaxy S is quite large because of its sizeable screen, but it is only 9.9mm thick. This means it's one of the thinnest Android smartphones on the market. It's also very light for a device this size, largely due to the all-plastic casing. Though we appreciate the light weight, we aren't a big fan of the Galaxy S's plastic parts. It is reasonably well built, but it lacks the premium feel of many of its competitors, such as the HTC Desire. A perfect example is the rear battery cover, which when we removed it felt cheap and flimsy.« Back Read More »