Monday, November 8, 2010

My Samsung GalaxyS Review

Okay. For anyone interested in the GS, I'm pretty sure you already know, its either this or the iPhone 4. For malaysians that is. I know there are like Droids and Evos overseas but since we don't have that option that la..sad case

Anyways, I recently got the GS and before I got it, I was forced to choose between the 2 and after a lot of research and reviews and people's opinions I got the GS instead.

Both phones are very evenly matched. In some areas, one would have the upper hand but in the end everything evens out. Enough said, here is what I really think should be mentioned about the GS.

  • The screen is definitely the brighter one and all but when under direct sunlight, with the brightness at full blast, it is still a little difficult to see. 
  • The battery life under normal usage would last about 1 and a half days but if you have a data plan running, it would be less than a day. Bring that charger around. 
  • The option of putting the speakers behind is stupid. If you have the phone on its back, sound levels drop by 50%. When you place it screen down first, then it is freaking loud. 
  • The phone would lag under multi tasking but of course which phone wouldn't. My sis has the iP4 and it lags as well. So that's even as well. There is a fix for it tho which requires it to be Rooted. 
  • The front facing camera is VGA. Which is 1.3mp? For placing so much muscle in this phone, the FF camera would be one of the saddest part of the phone. 
  • I thought that the lack of apps would not affect me but after using it for a while, it hit me that the only things that are missing are mostly games. XD
  • Made of plastic but luckily high grade plastic which is quick scratch proof, luckily. 

Of course with all the bad, there must be perks to this phone. 
  • You get this huge ass screen to yourself, and damn it feels good. HD games and vids. Who wouldn't love it? Plus the Super Amoled screen is more power efficient. 
  • You can just drag and drop files without a care in the world or go through all the hells of iTunes. Mount the phone and viola. 
  • No need for jailbreaking and unlocking. It is great on stock but if you want a really smooth phone best to Root it. 
  • Free apps, most of it at least. Just that they come with ads. But they can be totally ignored.
  • The bluetooth connects to everything. I know there are apps for the iPhone for the bluetooth, but for the GS, it is a native feature. Just that remember to set the Appear to devices in the settings. 
  • The GS has a back button and menu button. I like it. 
  • It has a notification bar from the top with easy access to wifi, bluetooth, GPS, Silent Mode and Auto Rotation. It also allows you to change screen brightness as well. Kinda nifty actually. Quick access. 
  • It is notably lighter than the iPhone. Very obvious weight difference.
  • General MicroUSB adapter. Since it is more popular these days in the newer phones, definitely a smart move. 
I would have to say, this is a great phone to have for a person who doesn't want the hassles from Apple. If you don't mind it then well pick whichever. Many other options as well with the same 1ghz processor.

My final verdict - If you ignore everything I wrote above, both phones could be called twins. One the bigger one, one the clearer skin complextion one.  Really depends on which you like better. If you don't like to fiddle around, you know the Iphone is easier but if you like to fiddle around, have more control of your phone, more compatibility, pick the SGS.