Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S

Exciting news people! We got a Samsung Galaxy S to review courtesy Samsung Mobile India & Media Redefined. We’ve just got it for a few days, so we’re hurrying through the review of the device. We’ve just unboxed the phone, and check out the gallery at the end of this post for pics from the unboxing.

In case you were wondering what the Galaxy S was all about, here are some of the highlights:

  • Quad Band GSM, Tri Band HSPA (3G)
  • 4″, WVGA (800 x 480) Super Amoled Touchscreen with multitouch
  • Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0
  • 8 GB/16GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2GB ROM, MicroSD upto 32GB
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor (Hummingbird)
  • 5MP camera, 720p HD  video recording
  • Flash lite 3.1
  • SWYPE keyboard pre-loaded

Here’s what you get in the box:

  • Micro USB charger
  • Micro USB data cable
  • Headphones
  • Cover

Here’s our initial thoughts on the device. The Samsung Galaxy S is a very sleek phone thanks to the Super AMOLED display. The display is quite bright and vibrant. The 1Ghz Hummingbird processor does make the overall UI feel quite sleek and responsive. The device is a little too plasticky for my likes.

They’ve made the phone look and feel a lot like the iPhone. Even the TouchWiz 3.0 UI, which Samsung has integrated with the device, looks and feels a lot like the iPhone interface. I’ll take a side by side comparison of an iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S in a future post just to show you what I mean. If you’re used to the stock Android UIs the TouchWiz UI on this phone will take a few minutes to get used to.

Do come back, we’ll have the detailed review up soon!! Follow us on twitter for more news & reviews, we’re @myportableworld. Or you can visit our Facebook Page.

Here are the unboxing snaps:

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Raghu Kannan

Drummer, Car enthusiast and wanna be rally driver, between jobs and loving it! @raghukannan

4 thoughts on “Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S”

  1. I have been using IPhone 3g. Since the IOS 4 released I am very much disappointed about the performance of the phone. I am addicted to iphone only becuase of the perfect touch screen and the app store. I could n’t switch to anyother phone because didnt find a good touch screen phone yet. I believe samsung galaxy is a nice Smartphone with better processor, touch screen and an Android OS.
    Waiting for a complete review with couple of best applications.

  2. @renjith having used the phone for a while, i can say that the touch response it very very good.. Much better than the nexus one.. And the display has to be seen to be believed!

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