Samsung Galaxy S (Metallic Black, 16 GB)

Samsung Galaxy S (Metallic Black, 16 GB)

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  • 16 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch) WVGA Display
  • 5MP Rear Camera | 0.3MP Front Camera
  • 1500 mAh Battery
The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is an Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone featuring a vivid, super-bright 4.0 Super AMOLED display. The impressive 480 x 800 resolution allows for seamless web navigation in full-width. Complementing the gorgeous display is the phone's HD video recording and playback functions. Despite cramming in so many pixels, the Galaxy S I9000 is incredibly fast thanks to the 1 GHz processor which allows for zero lag zooming, transitions and panning. This Android smartphone is embedded with the PowerVR SGX540 3D graphics engine which allows it to handle CPU intensive applications like HD gaming with ease. The Samsung Galaxy I9000 features the Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) which greatly enhances the on-screen clarity.

The Samsung phone sports a 5 megapixel camera sensor on the front and a VGA secondary camera on the rear. The I9000 supports HD video recording (720p @ 30 fps). The camera features auto-focus, face recognition, white balance, ISO adjustment, anti-shake, auto-contrast and blink detection, and you can tap on the screen to focus on a particular spot.


The I9000 sports a thin, lightweight rectangularish chassis with a carbon fiber like matte on the rear panel. The handset AMOLED screen sits tad recessed from the edges, protecting it from scratches when kept face down on a surface. The rest of the phone's front is shared between the buttons, a secondary VGA camera, earpiece and the two dot sensors.

The Samsung Galaxy I9000 deviates from the typical Android button arrangement with its home, back and physical menu button combination. Long pressing the menu button pulls up the search function. The I9000's face also houses the accelerometer, light & proximity sensors for auto orientation, light adjustment and auto turn off.

Storage & Battery

This Samsung smartphone comes with 16 GB of in-built memory. The I9000 is powered by a Li-Po 1500 mAh that allows for an impressive 13 hrs of 2G and 6 hours of 3G talktime.

Connectivity & Features

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 supports quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G. You also get Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth and a secondary camera. This Android device also comes preloaded with Google Maps navigation app.

The Galaxy S I9000 smartphone sports an enhanced Integrated Contacts feature which brings your SNS contacts and your phonebook into a single platform, allowing you to check status updates and photos directly from your phonebook. You can even integrate Google and Facebook calendars with the in-built calendar.

This Android device supports DivX and XviD video playback, along with 3G (with HSDPA support), USB and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. The Galaxy S I9000 supports a total of seven home screens, an FM tuner, digital compass with A-GPS.

The 3G smartphone supports Swype typing where you actually draw across the virtual keyboard connecting the letters to form the final word, coupled with Samsungs Predictive text, this allows for extremely fast texting and emailing. Users can gain access to Social Hub, a social network integration platform which pulls in updates from multiple sites into a single feed. The I9000 is preloaded with Thinkfree software that lets you open/edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents on-the-go. The Galaxy I9000 features Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI skinning, those who are comfortable with stock Android UI can revert to it by disabling the Touchwiz skinning.

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 comes preloaded with the Daily Briefing app which delivers everything from the top headlines, stock info, and weather forecast to your schedules and calendar. The S I9000 smartphone features a unique Layar Reality Browser which reveals your surrounding by just clicking a picture, it can reveal addresses, phone numbers and places of interest in your immediate surroundings.
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Product Description
Rich media content on a great 4.0" SUPER AMOLED screen at your command, street smart features like Layar Reality browser powered by Tele Atlas® and Google™ Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and Samsung Social Hub that puts you at the center of attention - welcome to a smart life brought to you by the Samsung GALAXY S.
Advanced Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy S is a powerful mix of advanced hardware for a mobile experience that simply outperforms the competitors. The slim 9.9mm Samsung Galaxy S is packed with an over-sized 4.0" Super AMOLED display, 1 GHz processor, ultra-fast data transfer, and spacious 16 GB memory with a Micro SD.

Immersive Experience

Thanks to the world's brightest 4.0" Super AMOLED screen you will be able to enjoy watching and recording videos, playing games and reading e-books as never before. Samsung Galaxy S will always display vibrant and vivid colors. Even in bright sunlight the screen is perfectly clear so filming outdoors is a breeze!

Daily Briefing

Daily Briefing on Samsung Galaxy S allows you to select the widgets you want, transforming your phone into your personal secretary by organizing and updating your information every day.

Google Maps™

The Google Maps Navigation application allows you to find your destination easily and quickly even through the most complex streets. ™ Google, the Google logo and Google Maps are trademarks of Google, Inc. TeleAtlas® Map Data 2009.

Swype + Write & Go

With the 'Text at Hyperspeed' by Swype Technology you can type your text 1.5 times faster than standard texting. And the 'Write&Go' feature allows you to select a pre-written text and choose to send it later by SNS, SMS, MMS, email, calendar or memo.

Social Hub

Phonebook seamlessly integrates all of your SMS, IM, email, and calendar accounts, so you no longer need to spend time checking separate sites. The Galaxy S lets you easily keep in touch with family and friends. With the integrated messaging you can automatically sync and manage the history for all of your SMS and IM accounts, just from one screen.

Layar Reality Browser

After activating the Layar Reality Browser on the Samsung Galaxy S, capture your surroundings with the camera and you will have an instant POI view of the street. By selecting the spot you require, you will be able to access the address, phone number, price listings and more detailed information. Thanks to teaming up with Tele Atlas, Samsung Galaxy S has the greatest number of POIs.

Document Editor - ThinkFree

ThinkFree office allows you to access documents saved online via your Samsung Galaxy S. So you can add an image or photo and amend texts then save them straight away.

AllShare via DLNA

Samsung Galaxy S comes with Allshare (via DLNA), which means you can wirelessly connect and share videos, photos, music and more between your phone, your TV and PC.

Wireless Tethering

The Wireless Tethering application allows you to connect devices to the web via 3G in places where they don't normally support online connection like cafes, parks or even inside of a car.

In The Box
  • Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, Pouch, CD
Model Number
  • I9000
Model Name
  • Galaxy S
  • Metallic Black
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Single Sim
Display Features
Display Size
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch)
  • 480 x 800 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • WVGA
  • PowerVR SGX540
Display Type
  • Super AMOLED
Display Colors
  • 16 M
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Android Froyo 2.2
Primary Clock Speed
  • 1 GHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 16 GB
Expandable Storage
  • 32 GB
Supported Memory Card Type
  • MicroSD
Phone Book Memory
  • Practically Unlimited
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 5MP
Primary Camera Features
  • Auto Focus, Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Panorama Shot, Beauty Shot, Vintage Shot, Self Shot, Action Shot, Add Me Shot, Cartoon Shot, Smile Shot, ISO
Secondary Camera Available
  • Yes
Secondary Camera
  • 0.3MP
HD Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording Resolution
  • 1280 x 720
Digital Zoom
  • Digital Zoom
Frame Rate
  • 30 fps
Image Editor
  • Yes
Call Features
Conference Call
  • Yes
Hands Free
  • Yes
Call Divert
  • Yes
Speed Dialing
  • Yes
Connectivity Features
Network Type
  • 3G
Supported Networks
  • GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G, WAP
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • Yes
  • Yes
WAP Version
  • 2
Pre-installed Browser
  • WAP 2.0
Micro USB Port
  • Yes
Micro USB Version
  • 2
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Bluetooth Version
  • 3
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Yes
  • No
TV Out
  • Yes
USB Connectivity
  • Yes
  • Yes
GPRS Features
  • Class 12, 48 kbps
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
EDGE Features
  • Class 12
Map Support
  • Google Maps
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
SIM Size
  • Mini SIM
User Interface
  • TouchWiz 3
JAVA Support
  • Yes
Voice Input
  • Yes
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Upgradable Operating System
  • 2.3 Gingerbread
Other Features
  • Music Library, Offline Mode, Voice Memo, Voice Mail, MMS, Augmented Reality Browser, Predictive Text Input T9, Calendar, Scheduler, World Time, Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Memo Book, Stop Watch, Countdown Timer
Important Apps
  • Facebook, Twitter, E-book, Gmail, Google Talk
GPS Type
  • A-GPS
Multimedia Features
FM Radio
  • Yes
DLNA Support
  • Yes
Audio Formats
  • MP3, eAAC, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Formats
  • MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264, H.263
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 1500 mAh
  • 64.2 mm
  • 122.4 mm
  • 9.9 mm
  • 118 g
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
107 Ratings &
34 Reviews
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Galaxy S performance and Flipkart service review

Torn between the HTC Desire and the Galaxy S, I finally ordered the Samsung Galaxy S through Flipkart a while ago and I must say I am very impressed with both the performance of the phone and Flipkart's prompt service.

I ordered the phone on a Friday night and I was able to pick it up from their Bangalore warehouse the very next evening! It came in very nicely packaged and the customer service was very helpful. They even gave me directions on my way to their warehouse!

Coming to the hardwar...

Karthik Puthraya

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Dec, 2010

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iv'e ordered this phone couple of days back and just received it quiet surprised by the time it took for the delivery and i rate 5 star for the service.the price quoted for this phone here in this site is the best deal u'll ever get anywhere as i did a lot of research.regarding the phone,its simply amazing.the super AMOLED screen and the 4"screen is just a pleasure to work with beside the superfast processor.its my first android phone and im very happy that i own one.i would highly r...

Flipkart Customer

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Aug, 2011

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Amazing Delivery Process

On Flipkart:
2 WoWs to flipkart for their amazing customer service and delivery process.

On Phone:
The phone is awesome. It just has everything you need. One thing i am not sure is that if the phone has gorilla glass? It does not say in the specs or in the carton, but in many websites they say that all Galaxy S phones ship with gorilla glass. Can anybody confirm?

Sathish Kumar Kathirvelu

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Sep, 2011

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Stands Out

After months of pondering and coming to terms with the right budget for the phone I was going to buy, there came the "give or take" fantasy which really pushed me towards considering Galaxy S2 over "Galaxy S" but trust me "Galaxy S" has not failed me.

On the looks of it, one doesn't need to pay a premium of Rs. 10000 for super amoled Plus when you have super amoled. Secondly the 5 megapixel camera is just as fine unless you are planning to give in your friend, going on and on about his norm...

Ashok Sridhar

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Sep, 2011

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Samsung Galaxy S and Flipkart

Amazing product. Full stop. I am going talk about Flipkart more than my Galaxy. This was my first time experience with Flipkart and I loved it. This site would make Anna Hazare proud!
I bought this phone for 21k and couple of days after that they slashed the price. To my surprise they were kind enough to credit the difference in amount to my account. Way to go Flipkart!
5 stars for Galaxy S
5 stars for Flipkart

Shanoj Shamsudeen

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Aug, 2011

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Excellent Phone & Flipkart Service

Hi all,

Galaxy i9000 is an excellent smartphone with all the power crammed in a light shell of 120gms. Its feels even lighter when put in a casemate shell, looks nice.

In terms of power, its sheer strength @1Ghz is displayed, although occasionally when an app crashes, it takes 5-6 seconds to get back on its feet (not always)
I have exhausted my first list of apps and i am still at 5% usage of internal memory.

Call quality is good.Graphics are awesome, even visible in sunlight. Camera is go...

karan vashisht

Certified Buyer

Apr, 2011

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Xda's fame

First in the galaxy line up (Changed Samsung's fortune) .It was the best phone in 2010.Still popular among audiophile ,has excellent audio quality from Wolfson chip.Lack of flash was the only disadvantage.

At the moment it can be updated to kitkat thanks to dev's support from xda.

Keshav Sharma

Feb, 2015

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Flipkart delivered it on time and it was well packed... The product's build quality is excellent. I have been using this phone since 3.5 years now! I have dropped it atleast 70 times, the screen is yet to crack. The AMOLED display clarity is better than most of the latest phones. Battery lasts about 8 hours on regular usage. I am able to play Temple Run 2 without a lag. I plan to replace this phone with Alcatel OneTouch X+, after this phone goes dead! Never been more satisfied about a smart p...

Narayanan Viswanathan

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Jul, 2014

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Great product, wonderful service

Flipkart rocks in the way the packaged and delivered the beloved Galaxy S ahead of time.

And the past few months that I have been using Galaxy S, it has gone from being lovely to the dearest phone I have had so far. Great features, ample storage (straight out of the box - no SD card plugging in..) and a processor that still runs fast enough for me not to be complaining about hang ups even with so many apps (Skype, Webex, Maps...). Shame you cannot buy Galaxy S anymore.

Arijit Mukherjee

Certified Buyer

Apr, 2012

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The best Android phone you could get for under 20k.

I wanted to write a nice long detailed review, but it probably doesn't make too much sense to do that now, given that the phone is discontinued.

In any case, a lovely phone. A gorgeous screen with scratch-proof glass, it's blazing fast, plenty of memory and nice touches (heh, pun) like Samsung Swype - the text input method.

I was a physical-key lover for life, before picking this up. While I'd have still loved a physical keypad, it's pretty easy to type SMSes on this, though longer emails w...

Deepak Gopalakrishnan

Certified Buyer

Nov, 2011

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