Samsung Galaxy S Reviews
"The Samsung Galaxy S is meant to be the Korean firm's big assault on the smartphone market - packing oodles of top end technology into a handset it thinks can take on the iPhone 4."
"As it is, the Samsung Galaxy S is a welcome addition to the superphone category, proving to be a great multimedia handset that can only get better with updates. There is some space for software improvements from the review sample we tested, but as it is, the Galaxy S is a fantastic device to use."
"We'd be hard pressed not to acknowledge Samsung's recent efforts in the smartphone market. It even introduced its own mobile OS recently, but for this particular handset, Samsung is counting on Android, which certainly seems like the right thing to do. Samsung is also keeping the innovation going on hardware level, where the Samsung GALAXY S I9000 benefits from a giant Super AMOLED screen and a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. All in all, we think the Samsung GALAXY S is a really cool phone, with just a few quirks, the biggest of which is the lack of camera flash. We certainly hope that the phone won't suffer from lack of support and the company would provide timely updates to Android 2.2 and the versions the will follow. There is a lot to like in the Samsung GALAXY S I9000, and once you start using such a huge and vibrant display on the thin and light handset, it is hard to go back to anything humbler."
"We tested the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and it tested us in return. It bared its teeth at us and so did we. Ours was a grin. Easy boy, good beast. There goes the new leader of the Android pack. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has oomph to spare and even hardened geeks like us cannot help but acknowledge its compelling power."
"The Galaxy S should have been a cracking handset and in many ways it is. Its screen is very good, it's fast, it's packed with features, and looks pretty decent as well. Certainly if you're looking for a large and powerful Android smartphone, it's up there with the best. However, there's no escaping the fact that it feels like a blatant copy of a certain other phone and, moreover, it doesn't have the fit and finish to really make you want it."
"The Samsung Galaxy S i9000 brings the power of Android in a sleek and speedy package."
"On paper the Galaxy S is a great phone. The specs put it right at the top of the heap as far as Android big dogs go. The TouchWiz 3.0 interface leaves a lot to be desired, but it is serviceable. Throw in a pretty top-notch camera with HD video recording and it would seem we have a real winner. But somehow the overall experience gets lost to the little things â€” the missing LED flash, lack of a notification light, no true customization in the software, all examples of factors keeping the Galaxy S just shy of smartphone supremacy. Is it a good choice? Heck yes if you happen to be on a carrier without many high-end Android/smartphone options. But for some with other options to consider you may want to spend a bit of hands-on time with this one in the store before committing."
"For me personally, recognizing the outstanding quality of the iPhone, some of the higher end HTC phones, and now this Galaxy S, I would choose this Samsung for the following reasons. Aesthetically, the Galaxy S is the best looking, feels the most comfortable in the hand (and pocket), and the AMOLED screen truly sets this phone apart from the rest. Functionality, I found the connectivity through WiFi b/g/n fluid and crisp, I like the synchronicity of the system with Google, e-mail, and the Samsung preloaded Social Hub app offering an amalgamated stream of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter with ability to update one or all simultaneously. I was also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the supplied head phones, which I found myself using more that I thought I would with the installed FM tuner, delivered a definitive superior sound to that supplied with iPhones."
"The strengths outweigh the drawbacks overall, though you may find yourself explaining more then once that no, this isnâ€™t an iPhone, itâ€™s something arguably just as good."
"Is it a good choice? Heck yes if you happen to be on a carrier without many high-end Android/smartphone options. But for some with other options to consider you may want to spend a bit of hands-on time with this one in the store before committing."