Finally got this yesterday, paid Rs19900 including Vat and card charges from MaxTelBangalore, very happy with my decision as I was almost about to buy Nokia N8. If anybody wants any help about this phone, I am ready to help.
My whole thread explaining abt aspect ratio and frames per second is comming but as i forgot to log in on fb prior to posting my name wont appear.
@Galaxy sl user
1 I play a lot of hd videos on my phone and it plays them great, My thread regarding aspect ratio and frames per second is comming for u check my next post.
2. I can also play mkv videos for that go for another video player like rock player.You can download it for free from the market.
3.I also play Hd games from gameloft on my device ashphalt5 hd being my favourite.
@galaxy sl user I am playing a lot of Hd videos on my phone.And thet r running great.There r many other things to consider like the aspect ratio of the video as well as the frames or field per second.The aspect ratio generally used is 3:4,3:2,1.85:1,2.39:1 and 16:9.These days 16:9 is the mostly used.There r a lot of other aspect ratio but they become infrequent and may become unplayable on most of the normal screens.Now comming to frame per second, frame per second is the number of consecutive times an imaging device displays consecutive images whereas refresh rate is the number of times in a second when the display hardware draws data,this refresh rate is measured in hertz.The cathode ray tubes(crt creens) generally have refresh rates of hundreds of hertz while most of the lcds generally have refresh rates of 24,25,30,50,60.So there r many things that effect the playback.
Bought the phone from a retailer in Kerala for 19,750/-
Excellent phone for a sub 20k model
All the pros of android 2.2
Battery life if wifi is sparingly used, better than htc desire or desire hd
Assured android 2.3 update
Feels too 'plasticky' for a 20 k phone
Free office suite- Thinkfree
UI is not as good as Sense
No flash for camera
SLCD instead of super AMOLED
Kies software for connectivity by samsung is horrible
(OVI suite is much better)
Poorer GPU compared to i9000
@ ibanez It locks gps signal in abt 15-45 seconds depending upon ur location
@ravi the battery lasts for abt a day of heavy usage.With low to moderate usage it might last u 1.5-2days.The camera is excellent and u wont regret the absence of flash
@ sup the internal memory of phone is 4gb,comprising 2gb of rom and 2gb of internal sd card.
@Noble the phone does have gorrilla glass.But according to me u should still consider scrath guard as it will add another protective layer to ur phone.The price of the phone rs 20000,the price of a good screen protector rs 100 -200.The screen guard costs u roughly 0.5 percent of the handset cost.I think u got the answer.
@raj I was the first few to get my hands onthis device and the first one to review this on gsmarena.I did this to solve people 's queries.I can bet that u haven't used the handset and just copied from somewhere.U did mention that this device has a weaker gpu but didn't mention that it has a faster processor.U just wrote the cons of the handset but no prons.And I should tell u that this device does have a tvout,gorrilla glass and 4x zoom.So my friend only write a review either after using the phone or after getting confirmed info,dont dishearten people by giving wrong info.
Friends...here is a nice video of Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL Indian Version
All those who experiment the TV out functionality of the phone; please confirm that whether we can get the whole UI to the TV or just the media/video??
Check the below video; a cool Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc HDMI out to TV! (I know the Arc has HDMI but will this SL support SD quality whole UI out to TV?, anyone tried??)
@raj stop copying and pasting ,its better to keep quite rather than saying wrong.I was the most eager buyer so i bought the device prior its launch.I gave the first reviews of the phones to help
Do we need to consider a screen guard if it has a gorilla glass?? and Any news about 2.3 update??
Guys i got the mobile for 19.5k and its worth for it.before i was useing wave(S-AMOLED)compare to that clarity is less but not bad mobile looks same like galaxy s but its slightely bigger than galaxy s.am sure its gorilla display and tv out is there i checked and battery is 1650mah and made in korea.
compare to galaxy s this mobile worth it example
battery 1500mah in S in i9003 1650mah
adobe flash player 10.1 is pre installed but not in galaxy s
money wise 19.5k but galaxy s is 27k
galaxy S is stopped so no firmware update will be available but i9003 we surely get 2.3 android
user gsl, 07 Mar 2011I want to clarify i have bought the handset from kolkata, India with bill and warranty!!can anybody already having i9003 will tell me about it's internal memory ??????? is it 4gb or 16gb???
hello mr khan,from where u bought it?what about camera quality?does absence of flash hurts?how much is internal memory?
I want to clarify i have bought the handset from kolkata, India with bill and warranty!!
I have bought my Galaxy Sl on 3rd march, and from that date i am facing this problems!!
1. I am not able to play 720p mp4 videos
2. MVK file format is not supported also
3. No hd games of gameloft is running on this device
kindly help!!!! Give suggestion to fix the above problem!!
i have bought it from flipkart... its true dat its not written in the spec sheet about gorila glass, but i have tested it personally... like all my previous phones like i phone 3gs, galaxy s,etc... after trying moderately hard, the glass did very well and not even a single scratch on it.... so its confirmd frm my side that it must have gorila glass..... or else it would be impossible for any normal glass to withstand such amount of torture..... in case of tv out, i cant undrstand why the people out here tearing their hair?? in my case it worked absolutely fine.... it didnt even bought the rc cable..... i had one of my jxd pmp player which bought from the grey market about 4 years back for about 3000 bucks!.. so dnt worry gentlemen... do for galaxy sl... its really a value phone... u ont get so many features under 20000! and according to my personal openion, i prefer slcd to amoled... ofcourse it is relative and the choice may vary person to person... wish u luck... tc