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Samsung GALAXY S Advance

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2035 reviews of Samsung GALAXY S Advance. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. The social networking functionality and connectivity get critical comments. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

size, performance, usability, screen, reliability

connectivity, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung GALAXY S Advance is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung GALAXY S Advance

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY S Advance from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and usability. The camera and screen also get good opinions, but many are critical about the reliability and size.

performance, screen, camera, usability, battery

design, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S Advance Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSamsung Galaxy S Advance Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung GALAXY S Advance

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY S Advance from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 2.3, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - BlackSamsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 2.3, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance review

 

A mid-range Galaxy smartphone to impress Android fans

Zippy dual-core CPU ; Intuitive UI ; Robust image editing ; All-round strong performer ; Excellent price

No Android 4.0 ICS ; Poor light management on camera ; Echo to calls ; Weak connections ; Unreliable video abilities

Not content with adding the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 handsets to its flagship smartphone lineup, Samsung is looking to capitalise on its leading Android line with the Samsung Galaxy S Advance, a mobile phone that arcs back to the original model,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance

 

Has a large screen, but the S Advance proved slightly sluggish in use

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Review: In Depth

 

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a reprise of the Seminal Samsung Galaxy, the legendary precursor to both the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3. It's been repackaged with a new stylised chassis, re-purposed with…

Build quality ; Bright, vibrant screen ; Expandable & well connected

Outdated Android version ; Experience feels tired ; Pentile display pattern visible

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: nicholasfearn (gadgetxpert.co.uk)

Review – Samsung Galaxy S Advance

 

Combining high-end specs with a budget orientated smartphone is pretty hard, but Samsung has managed to pull it off with the Galaxy S Advance, an Android smartphone solely based on the original Galaxy S which was announced back in 2010.

The S Advance is nothing special, but it is a decent Android smartphone packed with a load of helpful features such as a bright screen and a decent camera. If you fancy the Galaxy S2 or S3, but you’re not keen on the size, then this could be the phone...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance

 

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is an Android smartphone fitted with Samsung's 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. The Android phone has a dual-core 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and up to 16GB...

Despite its ageing operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance remains a handy handset for those looking for a cheap smartphone with many of the features found in the top smartphones. For those on a budget, the Galaxy S Advance is still worth a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance review

 

Following the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance is aimed squarely at the middle of the smartphone market and, as such, it has ended up decidedly middle of the road. For some the handset's solidity and...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Review

 

If you're after an all-rounder that runs on Android, the Samsung

Jun, 2012

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Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance mid-range Android

 

Review Things sometimes change fast. Take the HMS Lord Nelson, a fine battleship when laid down in 1905 but almost instantly rendered obsolete by HMS Dreadnought, laid down just a few months later.

Just like a showdown between the Nelson and the Dreadnought, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance blows the HTC One V out of the water with a single salvo. When it comes to hardware, it’s better in every way. The screen is larger and more lustrous, there’s...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Robert Zak (somobile.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance

 

Samsung may be breaking all records and making waves with their upcoming Galaxy S3, but not everyone wants to fork out £500+ for a powerhouse superphone.

With the Galaxy S3 just around the corner, the S Advance won't be getting too much attention. Despite that, it's a solid phone that could attract people looking for a mid-range phone.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Lionell Go Macahilig (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 – A Quick Hands-on

 

A Samsung smartphone recently arrived in our test labs with the name tag Galaxy S Advance. Labeled with the model number GT-I9070, is this the rumored Galaxy S II relative described by several reports that have been circulating since last year?

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):500 / 570 / 630
Standby time (3G):550 / 603
Talk time (2G):13 / 15.5 / 7 / 7.4
Talk time (3G):6.5 / 7 / 7.1 / 7.16 / 7.17
Video call time:3 / 3.3

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400 / 100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.75
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.543
Head SAR category (EU):B
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.6 / 0.750

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

3D playback:N / No
Display diagonal:10.2 / 101.6
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype / T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA / AC3, Flac, MP3, WMA / MP3
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPEG XR / GIF, JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / MP4 / MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800, 850, 1900, 2100 / 800,850,1900,2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA, HSUPA
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SAP, SDAP, SSP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.1.2 / Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
SyncML:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out :Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.1.2 / Android 2.3 Gingerbread
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Internal RAM:768
Internal ROM:2048
Internal storage capacity:7 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.69 / 9.7
Height :12.3 / 123.2 / 13.2
Weight:120 / 123
Width:6.3 / 63