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Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview

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Our Samsung Galaxy 3 Review is now published - click here to read it.

Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA without 3G.

Introduction:


Android keeps gaining popularity and followers throughout the cell phone industry and manufacturers are falling over backwards to come up with new smartphones utilizing the operating system. Unlike the Galaxy and Galaxy Spica, the Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 comes with major software personalization, mostly due to TouchWiz 3.0. What we´ve got in our hands is an early prototype, meaning this preview cannot be conclusive and fully indicative of the capabilities of the final, retail product. Still, it allows us to take a sneak peak and find out what we are to expect.

As for the hardware specifications of the new member of team Android, well, they will probably fail to make eager high-tech fans scream with joy, because the device features a 3-inch capacitive screen, 3-megapixel camera, accelerometer, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, FM radio and 3.5mm headphone jack.


Design:

The Samsung I5800 looks differently from the other Android-based models of the manufacturer on the market today. The handset comes with simpler, yet elegant shapes and daintier design alongside of the Galaxy I7500 and Galaxy Spica I5700.

The Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 comes with simple, yet elegant shapes - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview
The Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 comes with simple, yet elegant shapes - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview
The Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 comes with simple, yet elegant shapes - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview

The Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 comes with simple, yet elegant shapes



Aside from the 5-directional D-pad, there are four touch-sensitive keys that also utilize capacitive technology below the 3-inch display of the Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800. They are properly backlit, but there is simply no way you can tell the buttons are actually there if the backlighting is off. Quite a stylish solution indeed, although most people will find out there is a certain learning curve getting used to their precise positions, in case their hardware implementation remains unaltered of course.

The 5-directional D-pad and four touch-sensitive keys are placed below the 3-inch display - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview
The 5-directional D-pad and four touch-sensitive keys are placed below the 3-inch display - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview

The 5-directional D-pad and four touch-sensitive keys are placed below the 3-inch display



We mentioned that the overall look of the handset is elegantly simple. There are almost no fancy design elements to catch your eye or get you distracted. There are just two buttons on either side of the device, the volume rocker and power on/off and the microUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack are located next to the latter.

The loudspeaker is on the back side, along with the 3-megapixel camera without flash.

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800

microUSB port and 3.5mm jack - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview
Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview

microUSB port and 3.5mm jack

 



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. networkdood (Posts: 6281; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T will be getting the GALAXY phone - CAPTIVATE .....yeah....

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 01:23

2. skybucks21 (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Dec 2009)


Uninterested in this phone.

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 01:38

3. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


A sad iPhone copy... Well an attempted one. Thats what it kinda looks like to me except as an entry level device.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 22:11

4. simpleleong (Posts: 14; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


Singapore will be having this model very soon

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 21:34

5. mutley (unregistered)


No 3G on AT&T only GSM. bad..

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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
667 MHz
Size4.47 x 2.17 x 0.50 inches
(113.5 x 55 x 12.8 mm )
3.84 oz  (109 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 15 hours talk time

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