Looking at Samsung's i9000 Galaxy S

Fresh for the summer of 2010, Samsung have unveiled their latest mobile handset, the Galaxy S. And it seems that they are going straight for the jugular of the Smartphone heavyweights with this brilliant Android handset. The Galaxy S is one of the few mobile handsets currently available that can capture video footage in a resolution of 720P, or in more simplified terms, High Definition. Quite often video capture is almost an afterthought, but that is not the case here and now the user can shoot footage in a similar quality to the 5 million pixels that the still shot facility offers. The first thing that will spring to mind to many is that the HD footage must be a drain on memory, which is correct. However Samsung have addressed this by packing 16GB of internal memory into the handset alongside a micro SD slot, meaning the potential for a further 32 GB to be added. The Samsung Galaxy S is certainly a well “connected” handset. For people who are always on the go the handset is 3G enabled as well as supporting EDGE and GPRS technology. And the Internet connectivity does not stop here. The inclusion of WiFi means when in range of their personal router (or any other public WiFi area) the phone will automatically connect to this, resulting in an even faster and more enjoyable browsing experience. The widget based User Interface also helps the user benefit from the phones excellent connectivity. The Friends and Updates widget for example keeps you up to date with all of your friends updates from various social networking sites. The 9.9mm depth of the Samsung Galaxy S is achieved thanks to Samsung incorporating Super AMOLED technology into the screen. By using a single sheet of glass rather than two not only is the depth of the unit reduced, but viewing angles are also improved. The 480 x 800 screen resolution is very high for such a device, as is large 4 inch size, both points helping make this screen the best currently available, so much so that Apple are apparently in negotiation to use it on future generations of the iPhone. An accelerometer chip and proximity sensor are both fitted to allow for auto rotate functions and screen shut off during calls to prevent unnecessary button presses. The Samsung Galaxy S looks set to catapult to the top of the smartphone tree. Its superb quality screen is the real eye catcher, but the HD video footage and excellent TouchWiz UI make it a real contender for the phone of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Smart are coming soon

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