Samsung Galaxy S

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Announced:
Mar 23, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 2, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

57.88 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Software Features:

Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, ISO control, Burst mode, Panorama, Effects

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches (122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

4.16 oz (118 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

Slot Type:

microSD, microSDHC

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.3.5, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

User replaceable, Li - Ion

Talk time:

13.38 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

31.2 days (750 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G):

6.55 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

24.0 days (576 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

Chrome-lite

supports:

HTML, Flash

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Features:

SRS WOW HD

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, AVI, 3GP, Flash Video

Radio:

FM, RDS

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9000 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.33 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.39 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 23, 2010

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 600
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This device is also known as Samsung GT-I9000

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

Description

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 looks very similar to the Samsung Beam. It utilizes a large 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz processor and the Android 2.1 operating system. The camera is 5MP with option for 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second. Other goodies include 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HD video playback, as well as playback for many other formats like FLAC, and MKV.

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