Sunday, June 5, 2011

SAMSUNG GALAXY SL i9003 Review


Specification
GENERAL
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, February


SIZE
Dimensions 123.7 x 64.2 x 10.6 mm
Weight 131 g

DISPLAY
Type SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
- Gorilla Glass display
- TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Optical trackpad
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

SOUND
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes


MEMORY
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 4GB/16GB storage, 478 MB RAM user available
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory

DATA
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB


CAMERA
Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA


FEATURES
OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML
Radio FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black, white
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- Social networking integration
- Digital compass
- MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- TV-out
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)


BATTERY
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Stand-by Up to 610 h (2G) / Up to 550 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 15 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)


Can be say, Galaxy S is the most successful phones ever produced Samsung today. Within 7 months (June 2010 - Dec 2011) Samsung claims to sell 10 million units worldwide.
Recognized or not, this one of the reasons that Samsung launched its latest product GT-I9003 or more popularly known as the Galaxy SL.

Design
Dimensions 12:37 x 6:42 x 1:06 cm, weight 131 gram, Gorilla Glass display, glossy plastic on the back, 3 buttons below the screen (menu, back and home), the power button on the right side, volume control on the left side.

Design Galaxy SL is identical to its predecessor, Galaxy S. The difference lies in the new dimension and feel when held together.
Although using the same material, SL Galaxy feels more solid and steady held than the Galaxy S. This is probably an effect of weight is a bit heavier.

About the composition of a button, we deplore the absence of a camera shutter button that previously did not exist in the Galaxy S.

Screen
Capacitive touch screen 'SC-LCD', 16 million colors, 4 inch, 480x800 pixel
Super AMOLED clearly have a much better contrast when compared with the SC-LCD, but that does not mean SC-LCD has a normal quality. Because in fact we felt the display screen Galaxy SL somewhat better than the TFT LCD screen embedded in the smartphone class.
If the return compared with the S-AMOLED, 'SC-LCD' owned 'Galaxy SL' reportedly consume more power, but you do not need to worry because for this phone Samsung has included a battery with a greater power of 10% compared to its predecessor.

OS and Menu
Android Froyo (v2.2), Touch UI WIZ, 7 panels on the homescreen (can be edited), 4 pieces of shortcut icons at the bottom of the screen on the homescreen and the main menu (phone, contacts, messaging and application / home)
When compared with the version of Eclair (2.1) on S Galaxy obtained almost the same experience. It is thanks to the embedded UI Touch WIZ on both phones.
Different things we get on the notification tab that can be accessed by sliding from the top to the bottom of the screen. If the notification tab 'Galaxy S' with Android v 2.1 there are only 4 pieces toggle the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Mute, then at version 2.2 installed on this SL Galaxy Samsung adds a toggle auto rotation that previously could only be accessed on the menu setting.
Also in this version of the Samsung also adds built-in task manager that are not found in previous versions, so at least you do not need to add third-party task manager application if needed.

Camera Photos
5 MP (2592x1994), autofocus, geo-tagging, the focus through touch, smile shot and face detection, VGA secondary camera.
SL Galaxy features a photo camera has 4 shooting modes and 14 scene modes that can be accessed directly from the panel to the left of the screen.
Operation is fairly simple. To get the focus you can hold a virtual shutter button or touching parts on the viewfinder that want to be a focal point.
Lack Galaxy SL is still the same as its predecessor, located on the unavailability of two important elements of the camera, ie flash and physical shutter button.
When used outside of the room with good lighting the camera catches the Galaxy SL showed good results with the sharpness. Colors are displayed also in accordance with its original color.

Unlike when brought into the room with little lighting, a maximum 5-megapixel resolution camera is still making noise.

Video Recorder
Maximum resolution of 720p HD quality (1280x720 pixels) @ 30fps
The ability of 'Galaxy SL' to record HD video resolution seems more than enough to just capture the special moments with family.
You can also apply one of four selection effect, namely normal, negative, BW and sepia. In addition you can also find white balance settings, video quality, contrast, saturation and sharpness. Everything can be found by pressing the virtual buttons setting on the bottom left corner of the screen.

Internet
HTML Browser, Supports Flash Player 10.2, multi-windows browsing, zooming ch pin, RSS feeds, share the page.
Surfing use 'Galaxy SL' would be nice, in addition to supported by 4-inch screen capable to satisfying the eye, the default browser of this phone was fairly rich in features.
Moreover, the phone also supports Adobe Flash 10.2, which guarantees satisfaction when accessing the site loaded with flash. Previously Galaxy S only supports FlashLite 3.1.
You can also freely choose portrait or landscape orientation just by turning the phone when surfing internet.
In addition to the browser, Galaxy SL is also equipped with a variety of Internet-based applications, such as the Daily Briefing, Gmail, Google search, Google places, Google Talk and YouTube.


Benchmark
Application that we used: Quadrant Standard Edition by Aurora Softwork
From the results of benchmark tests that we do, the Galaxy scored SL 829, which makes it in between the 'Galaxy S' and Nexus v 2.1

Connectivity
GSM quad-band, Tri band HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP, micro USB 2.0 (available on the side of the phone), GPRS 12, EDGE 12, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, WiFi, DLNA, Mobile AP, Tethering
No need to tell a lot about connectivity. You can certainly imagine yourself from the specifications above.
What's interesting about this sector, of course, features Mobile AP and Tethering. Basically, these two features work the same way that dividing line operator owned by another device. The difference means used 'Mobile AP' are wi-fi, is 'tethering' use of USB. Both can be run through the Settings> Wireless and network

Video player
Video player supports the formats 3gp, mp4, m4v, avi
Various collections of images and videos can be accessed via the gallery menu, inside your collection is classified by type and folder storage. Images can be enjoyed in portrait or landscape orientation as needed and to perform zooming you can simply pinch the screen (pinch zoom).
In addition to the gallery, a collection of videos you can also be accessed through the video player option that looks more friendly to detail the name and the duration of the video. When playing video player presents a video in fullscreen form. The control panel located at the bottom of the screen (landscape orientation) and appears when you touch the screen.

Audio
6 alternative audio effects, nine equalizer settings, 5.1 channel audio effects, supports mp3, amr, wav
Features music player 'Galaxy SL' can be accessed directly from the main menu. At the beginning, the music player 'Galaxy SL' displays all your collections. You can change the list view based on a playlist, album or artist with a vote on the panel are available on the side of the screen.
Display when the music played by default somewhat casual. The screen displays the controls on the underside and the album art in the middle of the screen. If you get bored, you can add a visual that will be the foreground (foreground), album art by pressing the menu button, select more> settings and check the option visualization. You also can select how Disc View, which is available when pressing the menu button.


Other Features
Aldiko Ebook, Display, Thinkfree Office, News & Weather, Navigation, Maps, Places and Android Market
we found some interesting applications that are embedded by default in 'Galaxy SL'. Aldiko Ebook which as the name used to read digital books or more popularly known as ebooks. There are 2 books that can be directly read, Pride & Prejudice and The Adventures of Sherlock Homes. To add a collection of books you can press the menu button and select "Get more books. " In a lot of options is available ebook that can be downloaded for free.
There is also an application called "Screen". Based augmented reality application that allows you to find information on specific objects from specific locations such as stations, cafes and so on via camera phone.
In addition, Galaxy SL also offers an application that serves as Thinkfree Office document viewer, News & Weather that informs you about the updated news and weather forecasts, and Navigation, Maps Places are also ready to facilitate your travel.
Still less? As always sufficient access to Android Market to add applications as needed.

Excess
• Android 2.2
• SC-LCD Screen
• Supports Flash player 10.2
• It has many similarities to the Galaxy S with a cheaper price
Lack
• Camera without flash and physical Shutter


Conclusion
Indeed we feel the experience of using the same phone with the Galaxy S when using this phone. The biggest difference we found was only on screen 'Galaxy SL' whose quality is below its predecessor.
But if judging in terms of price seems very reasonable owned this phone, especially for those who have not had time to feel the fun of using the Galaxy S.

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