Just received my new Galaxy S and thought I'd give you my impressions...
If you're read my previous posts you'll know I'm not a fanboy of any model / company (my previous phone was HTC Hero, I've had SonyE phones, Nokias and Samsungs before!)
The first thing you notice is how slim and light it is... not in a negative way, because it does feel sturdy in your hand... So don't worry about it snapping / breaking, it has a nice curve at the bottom to assist holding, and I think the construction is just fine (and as I've said it looks FAR better than pictures - but very similar to iphone - no bad thing...)
Secondly - RAM - it's definitely 256MB RAM - not 512 as previous articles... - I've checked my apps and have taskmanager running and they both confirm this - naughty Samsung for saying otherwise...
HOWEVER - the phone runs SOOOOOOOOO smooth - probably about 2 x or more faster than the HTC Hero - just opening basic apps like audiomanager, etc. you really notice the difference...
The main attraction is the screen, and until you see it yourself, it's just unbelievable - and if you think, that this is what you're going to be looking at for 95% of the time... it really is a showcase... Just watching UP or Avatar or Alice in Wonderland (even TV series) just looks amazing - it's made everyone go "WOW - That's better than my TV!!!" - and there's no lag when jumping through a video (you know, that stutter you get and pixelation - nothing like that at all!)
The music player deserves a mention - it really looks the part and is (dare I say it) better than the iphone coverflow system - the Galaxy's looks modern, sleek and sexy!!
Finally - I have noticed the phone has "frozen" a few times in the 3 days I've had it - no more or less than the HTC - and that is because I'm really putting it through its paces... but it's nothing you should be worrying about...
If you want to know anything else - just ask! It's well worth the upgrade, there are some great contracts available for it - and I upgraded early!!!
I don't know how phones can get better than this - it has a screen to die for, it's certainly got the speed (despite 256 RAM) and more than enough storage for all users...
Hi, I got this phone and if anyone would ask some question just let me know :) For my is great, very fast and smooth UI, lags sometimes. With Android 2.1 I got form 80MB to 150MB free RAM, (gained with some sort of task killer) so it's not bad, but I hope it's got 512MB on board. It would be ridiculous if it got less than that...
There is only one annoyance - in free apps you get adverts and to get them phone connects internet anytime you use them so best option is to get "pro" versions of each app.
Movies are surprising good for phone but photos could be better but I don't thing that anyone is biung it for replace pocket camera ;)
I had one problem with phone book - I could not delete some of contacts but I sorted it out.
No problems with screen in a sunny day. You don't have to struggle to see something - you just see averything without a problem (at least me) and that's great!
Anyway great phone :) Recommended
Just bought 2 days ago..It lags & hangs every time in Youtube. Where do I go wrong.?
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010Hi. I have a few questions about this phone. Will the phone be able to upgrade to Android 2.2?... more2.2 will almost definately be installed on tis phone and of course it has bluetooth:) (v3 i think)
P.S. how to enable file transfer via wifi?
I just turned the flash off. The web browsing is snappy and no lags. Flash support is good but absolutely need a faster OS like froyo. I want to try the speed of froyo with full flash when it's available.
I got a Galexy S 3 days ago from Singapore. So far, it's a good phone - the best screen, good multi touch (as good as iphone), good call quality. For web browsing, very very slow (supporting lite flash with Dolphin HD). The lagging is very annoying and I can't make the lite flash off.
Hi. I have a few questions about this phone. Will the phone be able to upgrade to Android 2.2? And what about the bluetooth file transfer, I saw somewhere that it isn't installed on the device.
Galaxy S available in UK (unlocked version)since this week has 8 Gig and priced at 450 Pounds.
zec, 19 Jun 2010what about other android phones that have 512 ram and android 2.1 like htc desire. do thay hav... morethat would explain how the nexus one got a major speed boost when it got upgraded to 2.2, it got access to 256mb more of ram.
AT, 19 Jun 2010From where you get the information that it will be in stores after 20th June in Delhi/NCRwell i enquired from a dealer in delhi ,when the phone was launched worldwide and no dates were given about indian launch by samsung. he told me that phone will be launching on 15th and will be available to retailers on 20th.thats exactly what happened when nobody had a clue about its launch.
phemark, 19 Jun 2010So if you say we need t wait for 2.2 to enjoy 512 ram, thats fine, but how to make sure that m... moreWe cannot give you any input on this since barely anybody owns this phone yet.... you could maybe contact the people you bought it from?
So if you say we need t wait for 2.2 to enjoy 512 ram, thats fine, but how to make sure that my handset has 512 and not 256 in the first place? (or is it 100% that all Galaxy S have 512 just showing 256?)
Yes, That's what I have read on some forums. All of them are having this limitation because they are using 2.1
what about other android phones that have 512 ram and android 2.1 like htc desire. do thay have the same problems?
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010hope that really help.. i confuse choice wave or galaxy s. if wave, the status also 256 or 5... moreI think Galaxy S is stuck on 256mb ram for now, but WAVE can use 512mb i think, because it is not running android, but Bada.
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-android-Froyo-OpenGL-Multitouch,news-6541.html
http://ww... morehope that really help..
i confuse choice wave or galaxy s.
if wave, the status also 256 or 512?
for now galaxy s status 256 rite?
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010can u give me the link?http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-android-Froyo-OpenGL-Multitouch,news-6541.html
these 2 sites both note that 2.1 cannot use more than ~230mb of RAM. Though not official, it's still something. Hope that helps!
Boy, that would really suck, when is 2.2 coming out? Because in the vids on gsmarena, the galaxy S was so smooooooth