Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S

May 10th, 2010

I recently had a chance to play with the Samsung Galaxy S. It’s most noticeable feature is it’s amazing Super AMOLED display. It’s hands down the best display I have ever seen on a phone. I used to think the AMOLED display on my Nexus One was good and the SE X10a had a decent LCD. The SE10a looks really washed out compared to the Galaxy S, same with the Nexus One to a lesser degree. Compared to the Nexus one the Galaxy S’ display is quite usable in bright sunlight and it’s a lot less reflective.

Other things I noticed were that the Galaxy S’ 1Ghz processor (it’s NOT a 1Ghz Snapdragon, apparently it’s quite similar to the processor in the iPad and upcoming iPhone 4G) is very snappy. While I didn’t use the Galaxy S long it did feel much more snappy than my SE X10a and Google N1 both of which have 1Ghz Snapdragons.

The camera has 5mp of resolution but it can also capture high def (720p) video. Watch the video in high definition on YouTube. The video quality was okay.

The Galaxy S has Samsung’s Android customizations including some extra Samsung Widgets plus the bottom row of icons persists throughout the main menu (like the iPhone) which is useful since I don’t’ like hunting for the phone app on my N1 and X10a. There will be some social networking app from Samsung also but it wasn’t loaded onto the Galaxy S I tested.

All in all I can’t wait for the Galaxy S to be released. I will definitely getting one.

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33 Comments Add your own

    emun.eee - Officially Eva&hellip  |  May 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    [...] Read More Posted: May 10th, 2010 Categories: Gadgets Tags: Android, samsung galaxy s Comments: No Comments. Write a comment Name: [...]

    moots  |  May 11th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    At last a video review of the galaxy s. The video was fantastic though i wish it was longer so I could see more of this phone. A few questions
    Hows the quality of the pics from the 5 mp camera?
    Do you prefer the samsung ui or the stock android of the nexus one?
    Have you heard if there will be an update to Froyo (android 2.2)?
    Hows battery life when heavy usage?

    Glad to hear your planning on getting one. Makes me feel confident to get one as well. Oh and pls make another video. Make 10 more.

    Samsung Galaxy S comparad&hellip  |  May 11th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    [...] Vía | HDBlog.it. Vídeo | HowardChui.com. [...]

    Simon  |  May 12th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Im looking at getting one.

    What is the sound quality like (ie music playback), and is there a maximum length for recording video? I understand the NexusOne is limited to 30m.

    dapoktan  |  May 12th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    does the DLNA allow for streaming video TO the phone?

    Konkretny przegląd Samsu&hellip  |  May 13th, 2010 at 4:34 am

    [...] howardchui.com przeprowadziła bardzo dobry przegląd nowego Smartphona Samsunga – Galaxy S działającego [...]

    Avid Cell Phone user  |  May 13th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Please change your background colour!!!
    It’s very hard to read light grey text agains a teal background.

    Just provided as good constructive usability feedback.

    Samsung Galaxy S Confirme&hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 7:15 am

    [...] what do we have here? Howard Chui of Howardforums.com fame was lucky enough to get his hands on a Samsung Galaxy S and out of his video, rumors are [...]

    Samsung Galaxy S Going To&hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. [...]

    Samsung Galaxy S Going To&hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. For starters, the phone’s name to be identified by media servers looks to be SGH-T959. This model number is similar to the scheme Samsung has been known to use for all of their T-Mobile-bound phones. Another piece of evidence is an app called “Write and Go” that has a logo with T-Mobile’s trademark font. [...]

    Waiel Safwat  |  May 14th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    do you think the Galaxy S will get froyo in may or June or we will have to wait 6 month before google push it to samasung

    [Update: Thailand, Too?] &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. [...]

    [Update: Thailand, Too?] &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. [...]

    Planet Android » Bl&hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. [...]

    More evidence of Samsung &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    [...] Howard Chui Follow Us [...]

    Samsung Galaxy S spotted &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    [...] Twitter and Howard Chui Share and [...]

    More evidence of Samsung &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    [...] Via Howard Chui [...]

    Spotted! T-Mobile Flavore&hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    [...] Chui of howardchui.com recently posted a short, hands-on video walkthrough of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S handset. Astute viewers have noticed that a handful of T-Mobile [...]

    [Update: Thailand, Too?] &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. For starters, the phone’s name to be identified by media servers looks to be SGH-T959. This model number is similar to the scheme Samsung has been known to use for all of their T-Mobile-bound phones. Another piece of evidence is an app called “Write and Go” that has a logo with T-Mobile’s trademark font, as well as T-Mobile’s MyAccount app. [...]

    Mark  |  May 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    So, did Samsung issue a take down order or something? The linked video now returns:

    This video has been removed by the user.

    [Update: Thailand, Too?] &hellip  |  May 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. [...]

    The Android Developer for&hellip  |  May 15th, 2010 at 1:44 am

    [...] Chui of howardchui.com recently posted a short, hands-on video walkthrough of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S handset. Astute viewers have noticed that a handful of T-Mobile [...]

    Samsung T959 is the T-Mob&hellip  |  May 15th, 2010 at 7:01 am

    [...] it has just been removed so you won’t be able to enjoy it right now. However, its publisher confirms that this is the Galaxy S indeed so the mystery seems to finally be [...]

    Michael  |  May 15th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    is it possible to tell us how much memory built in and available?

    moots  |  May 15th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    why did you remove the video?

    Gosh  |  May 16th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    What a pity that the video is not available anymore. It was really informative, maybe to informative for T-Online?
    I liked to see the differences in reflecting between Super-Amoled vs. Amoled.

    Gosh  |  May 16th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Oh,
    I forgot to say thanx for changing the background color.
    Now it is much more comfortable to read.

    Spotted! T-Mobile Flavore&hellip  |  May 16th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    [...] Chui of howardchui.com recently posted a short, hands-on video walkthrough of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S handset. Astute viewers have noticed that a handful of T-Mobile [...]

    [Update: Thailand, Too?] &hellip  |  May 16th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    [...] Howard Chui (remember him? He was the guy that gave us a first look at Samsung’s other, less compelling phone: the GT-i5801) got to play with the Galaxy S and there are a few pieces of evidence that leads us (and everyone) to believe it’ll be headed to T-Mobile soon. [...]

    Spotted! T-Mobile Flavore&hellip  |  May 17th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    [...] Chui of howardchui.com recently posted a short, hands-on video walkthrough of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S handset. Astute viewers have noticed that a handful of T-Mobile [...]

    Samsung Galaxy S: Headed &hellip  |  May 17th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    [...] The Galaxy S passed through the FCC and was originally thought to be an AT&T phone, but Howard Chui’s hands-on with the unit shows that its Mobile Server Name is is “T-959,” a [...]

    Samsung Galaxy S confirme&hellip  |  May 17th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    [...] what do we have here? Howard Chui of Howardforums.com fame was lucky enough to get his hands on a Samsung Galaxy S and out of his video, rumors are [...]

    More evidence of Samsung &hellip  |  September 10th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    [...] Via Howard Chui [...]

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