First impressions with first ever Android device – Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S, running on Froyo 2.2.1.
Camera & its UI – crap. (Ha! That’s usually the first thing I check out on phones… :P)
Big, crisp 4.0” SuperAMOLED screen. Like N8, but brighter. The capacitive touchscreen is LESS RESPONSIVE than the resistive one on my N900. Except when I was using pinch-to-zoom. Weird.
Body - light, but plasticky….
Hardware buttons – was an options & a back/exit button really needed? I doubt it.
Tried a few apps, & they were all ok, nothing exceptional. Top battery/notifications bar with slide-down-to-reveal is quite good. Lack of Wifi, I didn’t test the browser or the Google services, but I guess their implementation must be top-notch… Didn’t get a chance to try out the keyboard either. So that ends my 5-min hands-on with the Galaxy S.
To wrap-up, I‘m struggling to figure out what really makes Android stand out? For me, it seems to be exactly like the iPhone – all about apps! & some mods/customizations. I hope some Android users can shed some light on this. Comments are most welcomed. :)
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