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Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4026 reviews of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S. 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. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and screen also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the reception and GPS navigation, while the connectivity and camera get mixed reviews.

usability, screen, performance, portability, size

battery, reliability, durability, GPS navigation, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S 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 I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 user reviews of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

reliability, GPS navigation

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I9000 Galaxy S Sim Free Mobile PhoneSamsung I9000 Galaxy S Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the battery and size get negative comments. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, portability, durability

size, battery

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I9000T Galaxy S 8GB Unlocked Cell Phone with Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth--International Version with 1 Year Warranty (Black)Samsung I9000T Galaxy S 8GB Unlocked Cell Phone with Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth--International Version with 1 Year Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S - Pocket-lint

 

As it is, the Samsung Galaxy S is a welcome addition to the superphone category, proving to be a great multimedia handset that can only get better with

Screen is sensational, HD video capture, HD video playback

Some software refinement needed, no sign of online video support (yet)

The Samsung Galaxy S is certainly a competitive device, with the Super AMOLED screen being a real star, making your content look sensational. It might not be constructed from premium materials like the iPhone 4 or the HTC Desire, but we like it all the...

Jul, 2010

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung GT-I9000 Galaxy S 16GB review

 

If the history of Android smartphones is viewed as a race to emulate Apple's iPhone, then the Samsung Galaxy S is the crowning achievement; looking remarkably like the iPhone 3G, with its rounded edges and single, central button beneath the screen. It...

Slim, light, with a gorgeous AMOLED screen, fast processor and Android's easy-to-use interface and wealth of apps, the Galaxy S sets the benchmark for Android hardware

Jul, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Smartphone 2010-2011 - Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

 

Based on the Android operating system, the Galaxy S is a ‘jewel in the crown' for demanding users wanting to be connected, entertained and updated on the move. It is equipped with a huge 4-inch (10.16 cm) AMOLED, 800x480 pixel touch screen providing an...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jan Vermeulen (mybroadband.co.za)

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S review

 

Samsung's flagship Android device is under the microscope

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Vikki Harries (funkykit.com)

Samsung Galaxy S Android Smartphone Review

 

Vikki Harries (Funky Kit's very own geekette) takes a look at the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone (Captivate/Vibrant). It's a touchcreen handset/ smartphone that uses the Android OS. It's a great alternative to the iPhone ... but what's the verdict? Find...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Anthony Dhanendran (talktalk.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 review

 

Touch technology phone with some smart new features MORE: click here to watch our video review of the Samsung Galaxy S It’s impossible to avoid: most ‘smartphones’ are fighting a battle to ...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Josh Halliday (theguardian.com)

Samsung Galaxy S GT-19000

 

Josh Halliday: After Samsung's disappointing Bada-powered Wave, this high-spec Android smartphone pushes all the right buttons

Finally, is it worth it – yes or no? Yes.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: James (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Review

 

The Galaxy S is without doubt the highest specced device Samsung has produced to date. With it running Android 2.1 and with an expected upgrade to 2.2 in the coming months it is perfectly placed in a market where the Android platform is...

Super AMOLED Display ; Internal Memory ; Nice Camera

Build Quality ; May be too big for little hands ; No camera flash ; Video recording a little disappointing

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Android Mobile

 

The Samsung I9000 aka Galaxy S is making Waves (pardon the pun) in the Android sector. As Android handsets go it's being frequently discussed as one of the most powerful devices in this segment. But before you break open your piggy bank, take a closer...

While the Galaxy S has a lot to offer users from a media and connectivity stand point I didn’t find it all that impressive at the end of the day. The sometimes buggy UI, poor battery life and just about average camera would not make this my first...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S vs. Apple iPhone 4: Collision course

 

It's not like you're out of options. Here's one. Another one would be to get a friend's iPhone 4 and another friend's Galaxy S, put them on a table, close your eyes and… tell your friends to bugger off. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way. Flip a what?

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):750
Standby time (3G):576 / 600
Talk time (2G):12.8 / 13.2 / 13.3 / 13.4
Talk time (3G):6.55 / 6.7

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:N / No / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920 / 720 x 1280
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:No / Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 720 x 1280
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

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 / OLED
External display: No
External display resolution:480 x 800
Orientation sensor: No
Touch screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, AMR, MP3, WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:ASF, DIVX, H.263, MPEG4, WMV, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / CSD
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: No
GPRS: No
Java technology: No
Music player:Y / Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
User memory:2048
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: No
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:S5PC111

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.2
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Internal Memory:256 / 8192
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 9.9
Height :12.2 / 122.4 / 9.9
Weight:118 / 119
Width:6.42 / 64.2