This Android device sports a 4.19-inch touchscreen having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Galaxy R uses Samsung's TouchWiz user interface that has features such as pan and tilt as well as drag and drop technology. Samsung has included the AllShare technology in this DLNA certified smartphone that allows you to connect compatible DLNA based devices like TV or laptop wirelessly with the I9103 and share multimedia files.
With the Samsung Galaxy R in your hands, you can click pictures on the go as it is fitted with a 5 megapixel camera. The built-in LED flash lets you take photos even in low light conditions. This smartphone from Samsung packs in nifty features like smile detection, face detection, white balance, auto-focus, image editor and others so that you can have an enhanced photography experience.
The I9103 also features Geo-tagging feature through which you can include the name of the place where you clicked a particular photo. A 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera present in the Galaxy R lets you take self-portraits. You can record and play your memories in 720p HD videos in the Samsung I9103.
DesignThe Galaxy R has a premium metallic finish that gives it a classy look. This slim and lightweight handset from Samsung has a Super Clear LCD display that provides wider viewing angle and better brightness. The design of the Samsung I9103 is akin to other phones in the Galaxy family, with the right side housing the power button and the left side making room for the volume rocker. Sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope and digital compass present in the Galaxy R I9103 add to your convenience.
Storage and BatteryThe Samsung I9103 is packed with 8 GB of internal memory for you to store your music, videos and photographs. You can also expand the storage space to up to 32 GB using microSD cards. A rechargeable Lithium Ion battery is present under the hood of the Galaxy R. The 1650 mAh capacity battery serves a talk time of 22 hours in 2G and 9 hours in 3G network.
Connectivity and FeaturesYou can connect to the Internet on the Samsung Galaxy R through GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. The preinstalled Android browser lets you surf the Web effortlessly. For file transferring, Samsung has included USB and Bluetooth connectivity in the I9103. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature of this Android smartphone allows you to share your Internet connectivity with others.
Through the Pushmail option present in the Samsung I9103, you can receive real time emails on your phone. You can create business presentations with Document Editor and preview them with the help of Document Viewer on the Galaxy R. Typing on the I9103 is very easy, thanks to the Swype feature that lets you input words with one continuous finger motion.
The integrated A-GPS in the Samsung Galaxy R helps you find directions to a new place. The Social Hub unifies all your social contacts in one place for a more streamlined interaction with your friends. Features like Readers Hub and Music Hub are also included in the I9103 that take your smartphone experience to the next level.
Plz dont go by the review coz the phone price has reduced by 10k since then
14 Jan, 2012
Web Browsing experience/HDMI/Camera
Bharath Kumar Narayanan
29 Dec, 2011
Under estimated Super Smart Phone
18 Jan, 2012
28 Dec, 2011
Dont go by the bad reviews!!!
13 Jan, 2012
Value for Money
4 Jan, 2012
26 Nov, 2011
Great dual core smartphone with ICS update announced
10 Mar, 2012
Awesome Phone and Fantastic service from Flipkart
5 Jan, 2012
5 Jan, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy R delivers great looks with a slim, lightweight form that is comfortable to use. It’s the perfect accessory for a sophisticated style. The premium metallic finish adds a sophisticated, cool factor to the mobile. The slim, sleek design measures in at only 9.55 mm, yet it still features a longer-lasting battery. So, though it is lightweight and portable, it is packed with an array of features.
The ARM Cortex A9 processor provides seamless functionality for high-speed multitasking, quick web-page loading, quick reaction speeds, a smoother UI, fast image editing and high-performance gaming. And with its quick encoding/decoding ability, which supports all video playing and shooting, it displays impressive power and performance.
The large display offers a comfortable and wide view so you can enjoy pictures, movies and use navigation apps with ease. You can browse seamlessly using the bright touchscreen. The large 10.64 cm (4.19) touchscreen makes for comfortable viewing and a smooth user experience. The clear LCD screen produces bright images, offers a wider viewing angle and it consumes less power.
Leave the bookshelf at home and carry your Samsung Galaxy R in your hand. The Readers Hub is a great place to flip through your library of classics and bestsellers or browse through more than 2.3 million books to choose from. On top of that, you will have access to more than 3,000 magazines in 22 languages and 2,000 of newspapers in 49 languages at your fingertips.
Organize and synchronize better, all in your online contacts, through Social Hub. Streamline your email, SMS, IM and SNS information into one unified box, and interact faster with more people in the way you want to.
The 5 MP auto-focus camera doesn’t miss any details whether you’re shooting something that's idle or in action. Take beautiful, detailed photos even in low-light conditions with the built-in LED flash. And thanks to the much improved user interface of Android Gingerbread, fast scene switching is possible. And a quick switch to the 1.3 MP front-facing camera makes self-portraits a breeze.
Let the Samsung Galaxy R’s video-shooting capabilities bring out the celebrity in you. Every moment is a potential masterpiece in the making. Capture the action in high resolution and at quick speeds, or instantly playback your HD footage in rich clarity on the 10.64 cm clear LCD display.
The newly introduced Kies 2.0, an upgrade of Kies 1.5, enables the Samsung Galaxy R to sync with a computer using a Wi-Fi network for PIM backup, subscribing to content, and multimedia content sharing. And with the Samsung Kies air solution you can connect with almost any browser’s address bar without a Kies program through the web browser to manage all sorts of information and multimedia content on a larger screen.
Keep your music close while accessing a world of nearly 14 million tracks. Samsung’s Music Hub, powered by 7digital, provides an intuitive playback system while you search, discover, preview, purchase and download tracks on the go. This is available only in 32 countries.
Join in on the action. Game Hub allows you to download high-quality games, providing various social-network games and premium games. Search for games and new-release information or play away.
Even if you lose your Galaxy R, you don’t need to worry anymore. If you sync this phone to your Samsung.com account and switch on your 'Remote Controls' option, you can log into SamsungDive.com and use the Lost Phone Management Service, wherever you are. It shows where your Galaxy R is on a map and you can also remotely ring the device to find it easily. If you’re worried about important information stored on the phone, you can also remotely lock or wipe out the data.
AllShare lets the Samsung Galaxy R to link wirelessly with a TV, laptop or even audio system to play multimedia files directly from the phone. AllShare synchronizes the phone with compatible DLNA-based products. So start the streaming to the big screen in HD.
The Samsung Galaxy R's point-to-point Wi-Fi communications can match the device-to-device wireless transfer speeds of Wi-Fi without a wireless access point.