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Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance review: While-u-wait


Here's one to keep you busy while you wait for the Galaxy S III. One that may help the original Galaxy S finally take the hint and hang up its boots. The Galaxy S Advance is the next in a string of sequels looking to get the best afterburn out of...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support ; 4.0" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution; Scratch-resistant coating ; Android OS v2.3.6 with TouchWiz 4 launcher ; 1...

No 1080p video recording ; No Super AMOLED Plus, pentile matrix display suffers pixelation ; No dedicated camera key ; microSD card under the battery cover ; Launches with Gingerbread

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance Review


Dual-core processors are so last year, don't you think? However, there isn't anything wrong with that since the advancement of quad-core silicon is now paving the way for dual-core chips to invade the mid-range market. Take the Samsung Galaxy S...

Great in-call audio quality ; Fluid performance

Gingerbread at launch ; Camera could have been better

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance has absolutely no major drawbacks, which makes it a splendid mid-range Android device. We are more than content with its design, the hardware has no troubles handling every day tasks with ease, and the in-call...

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance


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Amazon review summary for Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 from 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

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

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

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance review


The Galaxy S Advance arcs back to the original Galaxy S, combining high-end specs with a revision of the iconic styling.

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

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance review


The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a lesser model than its Samsung Galaxy S3 sibling, but it's still a desirable and stylish smartphone nonetheless.

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

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070


A good mid-range handset, but it needs a price reduction to make it a more attractive buy.

Great AMOLED screen ; Speedy dual core processor ; Good camera

can buy better handsets for similar money ; Runs older Android V3.2 Gingerbread

One of the plus points of the S Advance is its screen. As we've already pointed out this is covered in gorilla glass, but it curves outwards slightly towards the bottom, which is quite a nice effect. The screen uses the Same AMOLED technology as the...

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance review


The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a souped-up version of the Galaxy S that looks like a smaller S2 but packs a curved Super AMOLED screen. Its specs won't blow your socks off, but they're not bad if you're in the market for a mid-range pay-up-front...

Dual-core chip ; Slick 4-inch Super AMOLED screen ; MicroSD card slot

Android Gingerbread not Ice Cream Sandwich ; Plasticky backplate

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a solid addition to the Galaxy line-up. There's nothing about it that we haven't seen elsewhere, and if you can afford a pay-monthly contract, you'd be better off shelling out for the more powerful Galaxy S2. But as a...

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance Review: In Depth


"This phone is owesome phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I realized exactly how valuable this device will be."

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

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

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Preview: Samsung Galaxy S Advance


Just when you thought the company was running out of numbers to use, Samsung has decided to launch a new version of its first popular Android smartphone.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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