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Samsung Galaxy S smartphone review

Weekend Gadget Watch: "Hardware ticks boxes and android provides the brains, the result is an excellent phone"
Written by Flora Graham, Contributor on

Weekend Gadget Watch: "Hardware ticks boxes and android provides the brains, the result is an excellent phone"

Considering hitting the shops? Looking for inspiration? Check out the latest in our series of gadget mini-reviews, courtesy of silicon.com's sister site CNET UK, the home of technology reviews. For the full review and details, click on the link below.

samsung galaxy s smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S smartphone
(Photo credit: Samsung)

What is it:
Android smartphone with Super Amoled screen

Typical price:
£450

We like:
Huge Super Amoled screen; powerful Android operating system; speedy Swype keyboard; thin; good pre-installed apps; responsive touchscreen with multitouch support; FM radio; vastly customisable and extendable with apps from the Android Market

We don't like:
Plasticky case; Samsung's own widgets are weak; some apps load slowly; poor battery life; no camera light; iPhone-wannabe menu style; software is flaky in places

The judgement:
The Samsung Galaxy S is a feature-packed smartphone with a huge, gorgeous screen. Samsung's own software falls flat, but its hardware ticks every box, and, with Android providing the brains and usability, the result is an excellent phone

Reviewed by:
CNET UK's Flora Graham, read the full Samsung Galaxy S review here.

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