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.