Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Android Mobile Review

Last week I got new Samsung Galaxy S. Here is the hands-on review

  • Processor: 1 GHz Samsung “Hummingbird” (Cortex A8)
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive Touch with scratch resistant glass.
  • OS: Android 2.1 (Eclair) Upgradable to Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 16GB internal plus microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Display: 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED with 800×480 pixel resolution
  • Battery: Lithium-ion with 1500 mAh capacity
  • Ports: Micro-USB
  • Dimensions: 4.78(h) x 2.5(w) x 0.39(d) inches
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel with 4x digital zoom, auto-focus, and 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: 6-axis ccelerometer, GPS, pedometer
  • Keyboard: Virtual QWERTY keyboard only
  • Networks: GSM quad-band global roaming (850/900/1800/1900 MHz); UMTS tri-band global 3G (2100/1900/850 MHz); EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11bgn; access to 20,000 AT&T hotspots; DLNA; Bluetooth 2.1

Samsung Galaxy S is hottest mobile phones launched this year.

The Samsung Galaxy S has the most impressive display I’ve ever seen on a mobile phone. The 4 inch “Super AMOLED” screen has 480×800 pixels resolution with 16 million colors. The icons look so organic, like they have been painted on the screen with colors. It is unbelievably bright, crisp and clear. Even in direct sunlight the screen is bright enough to read text.. Text on the capacitive touchscreen can clearly be read even if you’re at an almost 90-degree angle from it.

It has 1 GHz processor which is very fast for mobile. 512MB RAM. It runs on android 2.1. android OS means thousands of amazing apps. Social networking is supported out of the box. Its only 9.9 mm thick. Feels great to hold in hand. Its screen is made up of tempered glass which means super tough and highly scratch resistant. Touch feedback is excellent. It has 5MP camera but no LED flash is provided. The autofocus camera is excellent with lots of manual controls and supports 720p HD video recording. It has inbuilt 16 GB storage which is more than enough for most users.

The Music and Video playback is amazing. almost all the audio and video formats are supported. Even HD videos are supported. Watching a movie on 4″ Amoled screen is a treat.Multitouch is supported which means pinch zoom in pictures and browser. It supports 3D games which look great.

Battery provided is biggest I have seen in mobiles recently. Because of the monster hardware battery needs recharge every 24 hours. One feature I liked most is the messaging which is like chatting on PC. This phone has a long list of applications. I can say that its better than iphone 4. click here to see the comparison. The biggest reason to buy this mobile is the android OS which is open source. Its highly customizable. The current price is 28k. Although its expensive its worth every paisa.

Say NO to autos on August 12

Say NO to autos on August 12! Tired with auto-rickshaw drivers’ dadagiri, showing their unwillingness to take passengers for a small distance and meter cheating, a movement “Meter Jam” has been started by three advertising professionals.

Called ‘Meter Jam’ the website says, “Say No to Autos and Taxis on Aug 12. Because they say ‘No’ to you whenever you want them”. The popularity of the Meter Jam campaign, which aims to get back at taxi and auto rickshaw drivers for refusing fares, has nearly trebled in the last two days. More than 12,500 citizens have pledged to boycott the use of autos and cabs on August 12, signing up on Facebook and twitter.

Abhilash Krishnan, Jaidev Rupani and Rachana Brar – the three advertising professionals who launched the campaign online five days ago – are already trying to organize volunteer carpool services for D-day.

“A number of supporters have offered to drop and pick people in their localities on Thursday. We are assessing the data area-wise to create a carpooling tool. We will need to do background checks of the car volunteers for security.” said Krishnan.

On Facebook, a number of ‘jammers’ have suggested having volunteers standing at prominent points in the city to promote the campaign on Thursday.Some have even suggested that all participants wear black.

“Autowallas overcharge, refuse to go our way, and hold the city to ransom through strikes. So why can’t we – for one day – refuse them? Pool cars, take buses. Show them they can’t take us for granted.” Rohit, techie, said, “I don’t like auto drivers. As a Bangalorean I find this basic necessity involves fighting so much. I would rather walk. I like the idea that it is we who are striking back”.

Meanwhile, taxi and auto union leaders insist that citizens are insensitive to the problems of drivers. “The campaign is politically motivated, launched by people who want to tarnish the image of drivers,” said one auto driver, who pointed out that the law permits drivers to refuse fares if they have valid reasons.

While another auto driver said. “Even if 50,000 people boycott us on August 12, our business will not be affected. So, I wish them all the best,” he added.
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Join the campaign and Say NO to autos on August 12 – Meter Jam

Sources for article:  http://www.mybangalore.com,  times of india,  http://www.meterjam.com

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