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Samsung I9000 Galaxy S / Samsung I9008 Galaxy S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4936 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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reception and durability. Reviews are divided on the camera.

usability, screen, performance, portability, design

battery, reliability, GPS navigation, durability, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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. People really like the price and portability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews 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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The usability and price also get good opinions. The battery and size get less positive comments, while there are some mixed views 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)

Oct, 2018

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

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S review: From outer space

 

Our homepage is the natural home of the deadliest smartphone carnivores. We normally don't mind but this time is different. Are we about to start feeling a wee bit nervous or what. It's a beast that tops the food chain, instilling fear and terror...

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support ; 4" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution ; Android OS v2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI customization ; 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird...

No Flash support for the web browser ; No flash for the camera ; No dedicated camera key ; The all-plastic body is a real fingerprint magnet ; Feeble loudspeaker

The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has so much muscle that trying to impose your will with brute force is pointless. No sir, this creature needs to be befriended, patted on the back until it starts to trust you. But once it lets you jump on its back it will...

May, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung GALAXY S I9000 Review

 

The Samsung GALAXY S I9000 comes with a huge 4” Super AMOLED display, significantly larger than the only other such screen on the market – the 3.3” one of the Samsung Wave. This gorgeous window to the phone's soul is hinged to another novelty from...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Sean P. Aune (technobuffalo.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review (video)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the first entrant to the line with HSPA+ support, but is the speed supported by a quality device worthy of your two-year contract? Samsung's Galaxy S 4G is finally here, but is it going to live up to the hype? Will you be...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review - Android Phone Reviews by MobileTechReview

 

Last year's Samsung Vibrant, T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy S, was a hit: T-Mobile sold large numbers of what was then an Android Superphone with a Super AMOLED display and fast 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. Roll around to early 2011 and the Vibrant is...

Excellent display, solid camera with good video recording, 4G HSPA speeds are great

Attractive but plasticky, 1GHz Hummingbird no longer the cream of the CPU crop

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an evolutionary upgrade to the Vibrant. Think of it as the Vibrant with 2011 tweaks: 4G, a front video chat camera and Froyo with Flash 10.1. If you already own a Samsung Vibrant, you likely won’t want to shell out the out of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Calvin (pinoytechblog.com)

Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Review

 

The Samsung i9000 Galaxy S is arguably Samsung's best smartphone to date. It's their flagship smartphone running on Android 2.1 and has the most gorgeous large display I've seen on a phone. After a few weeks use, I would say that this is one of the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 - S for Super

 

Now here's a something great from the Galaxy – the Samsung Galaxy series – and it's called the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Probably the most expensive Samsung model out in the market to date, this Android-powered phone is excellent in all aspects of form,...

Excellent functionality, excellent features ; excellent OS

All-plastic exterior is unimaginative and a ; fingerprint magnet

One of the best phones we have seen this year, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is poised to gain huge market shares on the high-end mobile phone category with its good hardware, excellent features, and even more excellent functionality. I’d like to think...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Luke Tan (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 - Take Me To Your Leader

 

Gombae! Samsung is fashionably late to the Android 2.1 party but oh, what an entrance it makes with the Galaxy S i9000. Have other super-smartphones met their match in this mix of Super AMOLED beauty and Android 2.1 brains? Find out in our detailed...

Slim and tasteful (if plasticky) designBeautiful, large 4-inch Super AMOLED display1GHz Hummingbird processor has power to spareExtremely responsive UI and great battery life

Built-in social networking support is too basicSamsung UI features that cannot be disabled mar the Android experienceLack of physical search button

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

 

As far as Android phones go, the I9000 Galaxy S seems to be towards the very top end of the pile. In addition to the large screen and fast processor, the Galaxy S boasts 3.5G support with maximum download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and uploads of up to...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (laurenoutloud.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S Captivate vs. the iPhone 4

 

It's no secret that I'm a bit of an Apple fan girl… and a Dell fan girl. A Canon chick, a Belkin babe, a Samsung sweetheart… sheet, I'm even digging Sunbeam pretty hard right now with their bomb electric blankets and space heaters.

It’s a high powered device that’s as useful for work as it is for play – much like an iPhone 4. Plus, having an Android smartphone will surely give you more nerd cred than an iPhone if that’s what you’re after, and who isn’t these days? Nerd cred....

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance: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: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 720 x 1280
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:N / Y
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
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / 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: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:4
Display number of colors: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: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA
Bluetooth: 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 / 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: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
User memory:2048
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor:S5PC111
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:2000 / 256 / 8192
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 4.8 / 4.82
Height:0.39 / 4.8
Weight:4.16 / 4.2
Width:2.53