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Samsung I9000 review

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8.5/10
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The Samsung I9000 currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

One of the top selling smartphones in 2010, the Samsung i9000, or Galaxy S as its also known, is one of the clear standouts in a crowded Android market.

Aesthetics aside, this is basically a rebranded and slightly modified version of the Vibrant and Captivate already available with a number of carriers in Canada and the US.

The Galaxy S is powered by a 1GHz processor and complemented by 512MB of RAM with 16GB of on-board memory expandable via microSD (up to 32GB). It sports a brilliant 4-inch AMOLED display and comes packed with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, HD video recording capabilities at 30fps, and a host of connectivity options including Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, and 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechRadar

Samsung obviously sees a future in the Galaxy S line, which is why it is continuing to push an 'old' handset when the new one is selling by the truckload.There are a few faults, but on the whole it's a cracking bit of kit, and you really could do a lot worse. You can't do much better for the price,...

- Phil Lavelle, TechRadar


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Samsung released the I9000 on July 13, 2010.


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Samsung backs up the I9000 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4"

The Samsung I9000's screen size is 4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Samsung S5PC111 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 31.5 days standby time, 750 minutes.

Samsung I9000 Specs

Brand Samsung
Overview
Release date July 13, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Samsung S5PC111 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.238 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 750 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 31.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.5 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm (4.9 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 116 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Screensavers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
VGA 480x640
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy S

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Critic Reviews


TechRadar

A great handset for first-timers and social media old timers alike

from TechRadar

Samsung obviously sees a future in the Galaxy S line, which is why it is continuing to push an 'old' handset when the new one is selling by the truckload.

There are a few faults, but on the whole it's a cracking bit of kit, and you really could do a lot worse. You can't do much better for the price, put it that way.

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Samsung obviously sees a future in the Galaxy S line, which is why it is continuing to push an 'old' handset when the new one is selling by the truckload.

There are a few faults, but on the whole it's a cracking bit of kit, and you really could do a lot worse. You can't do much better for the price, put it that way.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

The iphone best competitor than iphone killer

from Phonedog
Pro: Best screen,4inch Amoled display,Best battery life ,Secondry camera,(hopefully Android 2.2),Humming bird processor ,best GPU. Con: flash and flashlite support (if not android 2.2) Using experience: 6 days Its the best iPhone competitor available in the market.A4 and humming bird processor are t...More
Pro: Best screen,4inch Amoled display,Best battery life ,Secondry camera,(hopefully Android 2.2),Humming bird processor ,best GPU. Con: flash and flashlite support (if not android 2.2) Using experience: 6 days Its the best iPhone competitor available in the market.A4 and humming bird processor are the same layouts.it supports all kinds of audio formats and dvix and xvid video formats.battery life is awesome.If you are interested in taking snaps then its works good in day light but no basic led flash.you can make a trade off if you are comparing wid the smartphones with led flash.since i feel they are not good enough and are equivalent to those not having one. video is at 720p . it can play video for 7.25 hrs.and music for some 40 hrs on a single charge DLNA is cool and bluetooth 3 is fast i am first time android user ..so it feels great . Camera without flash,but its good ...images are actually brighter in galaxy but not in my dell lap. I liked the touch wiz UI:-)its fast and i think they should serve froyo..which can play a very important role in beating iphone. Hope i could tell CEO of samsung about the upgrade. messaging by swipe is cool ..u enjoy messaging.if you try some ..!!! radio with RDS is another good thing. very slim and excellent applications (not gyroscope of iPhone or love calculator of Symbian)but he useful applications .. the eBook reader is good ...you dont have to go for TABS. pinch to zoom and multi tasking is smooth..lot to share can reply me to mostcrazydude@gmail.com i love phonedog and i am gadget freak i love it .. i give it 4.25 on 5!! Less