A new addition to the plethora of android mobile handsets is the Samsung Galaxy. This is Samsung’s first android handset and one of its best so far. It combines style with great features and display and internet connectivity.
This new phone from Samsung sports a slim and sleek look. However, the Galaxy is made of plastic and therefore fingerprints tend to accumulate on the surface. This is particularly obvious when you take the mobile out into the sunlight. Keep cleaning it if you want to maintain a new and stylish look.
The Samsung Galaxy is also known by its model number as the Samsung i7500.
The phones 3.2 inch AMOLED screen has a resolution of 320×480 pixels and comes with a light sensor which enables you to set the screen brightness according to the environment. The screen has 16 mln color support which guarantees you superior image quality.
Coming over to the key pad, the Galaxy has a D-pad with 4 main keys surrounding a centrally located OK button. The keys aid different functions like switching over to phone menu, locking and unlocking the display, ending action and so on. It is easy to use and self explanatory.
The Samsung Galaxy sports a virtual key board which enables users to type text with ease. The key board is in the QWERTY format and can be used in both portrait and landscape modes. Turn on vibration or sound features to enable you to get a better feel of the whole typing task. It almost feels like typing on a computer or lap top.
The phonebook has several cool features which enables users to store a lot of data per contact. Users can save names, e-mail and postal addresses, chat names, company names, positions etc of each contact. You can sync contacts to your Google account. The phonebook also has an option which enables users to divert calls from certain numbers to voice mail.
The phone’s calendar can also be synched to Google and has features which allows the user to view their daily, weekly or monthly agenda. Important dates and events can be highlighted and events which recur can be tracked. The phone also has a standard calculator.
The interface is based on Android 1.5 and makes up for a lot of shortcomings in the Android 1.0 version.
The Samsung Galaxy i7500 has an attractive and easy to understand home screen. It consists of three pages though. You can add widgets, shortcuts and applications to your home page. Navigation between the three ages is easy and all three pages have the same wall paper. This should ease confusion.
The phone has a 3.5 mm jack and micro USB port on its upper side. It is discreet and convenient and does not interfere with the style.
When it comes to capturing videos, this model is below par. It has a resolution of just about CIF (352×288). This is really not much. Image quality is therefore not too good although, overall quality is not bad. The phone has features like additional microphone and good sound quality so the videos sound great.
People who frequently use the internet will enjoy the Galaxy’s unparalleled browsing experience. Pages load fast and the user can book mark pages, add to favorites, copy or paste data, search fort text within a page and so on.