ok, so i've emailed a couple online vendors and asked specifically if their Galaxy units had LED flash like their product pages claimed. they've confirmed that the phones have LED flash. but i remain a skeptic, since i havent seen a photo of the phone where the flash is visible.
so for all you out there complaining about the absence of flash - you may not need to worry after all
I would LOVE to see a good dual LED/Xenon arrangement on a top-notch smartphone, but its not much of a deal breaker for me. For instance, I was REALLY rooting for the X10, but the apparent lack of multi-touch due to hardware issues put it out of the running.
Let's face it, outside of a couple phone models, flashes -Xenon or LED- are substandard anyways. I avoid using a flash whenever possible, because more often than not, they make a picture worse in all but really bad lighting conditions.
And, the lack of a flash doesn't render HD recording useless.
Of course, it all depends on what kind of user you are. I almost never use a phone camera unless I need to take a picture, and I don't have my P&S on me. If your phone is your primary or ONLY camera, then I can understand
How many top-shelf smartphones have a great camera with a great flash? Not many. Even the X10 only has a LED flash. I would think that once manufacturers consider what is most important to most of their target customers, a great flash quickly falls by the wayside. Better flashes add to bulk and cost to the unit, and are a greater drain on the battery. And for many heavy smartphone users, a camera is an essential but ultimately secondary function of the phone.
It has a flash!
Are you happy now?
Everybody bent out of shape of the fucking thing...and it In it.
Can WE all relax now?
Can the Android be updated to 2.2?
REALLY NOT FLASH ??? If that's true, too bad. Prefer S8500 or I8520....
full spec Samsung GT I9000 GALAXY S 16GB
(width x height x depth):
64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9 millimetres
2.5 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches
118 grams (battery included)
Google Android 2.1
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32KiB data cache / 32 KiB instruction cache
16.36 GB (billion bytes)
color Super Active Matrix OLED display
24 bit/pixel (16777216 scales)
4 " (102 millimetres)
480 x 800 (384000 pixels)
2.07 " x 3.44 " (52.48 x 87.46 millimetres)
232.3 pixel/inch (0.10933 millimetre/pixel)
16 bit nominal quantization
48000 Hz sampling frequency
16 bit resolution
48000 Hz holding frequency
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CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
40 -chord melody (polyphonic)
microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash
Supports High Capacity (SD 2.0/HC) memory cards with capacity of up to 32GB
USB 2.0 client, Hi-Speed (480Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector
Bluetooth 3.0, Internal antenna
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, 108 Mbit/s
FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with RDS radio reciever
Proprietary headset as antenna
Assisted GPS, Geotagging
2560 x1920 pixels (4.92MP)
mobile light (LED)
1080x720 pixels , 30frame/sec
640 x480 pixels (0.31MP)
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nk 5800, 26 Apr 2010how about multitasking on this samsung i9000 ?Multi-tasking has never been a problem with Android OS
just a personal suggestion to phone manufactures out there. If a person is worried about over exposure of images,i would hope that there is this mechanism where we can set the brightness of the flash according to our preference (just like those lights in cinemas).. so, the light flashed out would be just right.. hmm, is it possible to do so?
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2010LED flash doesn't do much bro, I understand what you're getting at.. but from my past experien... moreyeppppp... but give us the option... there are times when i need a flashlight
[deleted post]maybe the person feels unsafe without the trackball... LOL
it is a big mistake to make full touch screen phone without optical trackball
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2010LED flash doesn't do much bro, I understand what you're getting at.. but from my past experien... moreThanks for your kind and polite reply bro :)
Even if I disagree a little with you because I think that this feature is a must in every high end phone even if your not using it but it must be enabled since we are speaking about a high end phone with HD recording, but still I respect your opinion and point of view, and if this is what your convinced in and your fine with it, then go for it, and I hope you will be happy and satisfied with the device in the future, let's just hope samsung sticks to their word and provide you with good support, not like what they did with the omnia hd in the past :>
SE 2010, 24 Apr 2010LooL don't worry about it bro, your english is fine and I can understand everything :)
If y... moreLED flash doesn't do much bro, I understand what you're getting at.. but from my past experiences with compact digital cameras and mobile phones, the LED flash on them are not very useful. They tend to over expose the picture so i never have them enabled, even with my 12mpx digital camera, and my samsung i900 omnia, I turn the flash off with both of them.
Like others who have posted here, the picture quality is determined by the lens, not the damn flash. for all we know, the lens on this phone could be very good, enabling it to let in enough light through it's aperture which will result in great pictures/video.
Pretty much, having an LED flash is only good for a flashlight, which, unless u have a blackout of something, is not that very useful. If you can show me some pictures taken with an LED flash, in low light conditions, AND manage to make them look good, i'll take back every single word i've said.
i have jet at min ang wants me to 2 get iphone but this phone looks so cool ..venice is such a boring place maybe ok for chicks i need my shades and the hot breeze in my face and my HOG . hell i hate Europe
are making "commercial" about phones ho can be used like a entretainment center, to watch videos, listen music and surf in the internet...
Have Led flash or not is relative, this type of cell need to have a Xenon. In this point we can have a really discussion. But Laggs in system or poor video or audio quality is completly unacptable...
PS: Sorry, i create some words, i think, hahaha