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Samsung Galaxy SL

Feb 3, 2011
Market status
Release date
Mar 19, 2011


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  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (478 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash




The Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 is basically the latest variant of the beloved Android powered smartphone, but instead of finding the instantly recognizable view of a Super AMOLED display, it’s favoring a Super Clear LCD display instead. In addition to the new display, we find it sporting a higher capacity 1,650 mAh battery and increased thickness - 10.59mm compared to the original 9.9mm thickness of the Galaxy S I9000 model. Aside from that, the Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 remains roughly the same in terms of specs.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.87 x 2.53 x 0.42 inches (123.7 x 64.2 x 10.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.62 oz (131 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 233 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super Clear LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 57.29 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • ISO control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 478 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.4 days (610 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.50 hours
      the average is 16 h (934 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 22.9 days (550 hours)
      the average is 24 days (575 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 3.50 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1650 mAh


  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung GT-I9003

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy SL 4GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB

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