Samsung Galaxy S was undoubtedly thrilling and enjoyed all the recognition till the launch of Galaxy S2 that built its own class at it best. Samsung seemed to reboot its older smartphones as it announced the Galaxy S Advance built on the success of its predecessor Galaxy S. Owing to the massive success of Galaxy S2, the company wanted to try out new variations on the Galaxy S theme. Although Galaxy S Advance is a modified version of the previous Galaxy S, it has taken its design inspirations from Galaxy S2. Samsung Galaxy S Advance also known as Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 is a bit similar to Galaxy R.
Samsung Galaxy S is undoubtedly a chic device that packs in enough features to tackle the mid-range market. Here we will provide you the first impressions of this particular smartphone as we take a glance at its features and specs since its launch at MWC 2012 in Barcelona.
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:
The screen size remains the same as Galaxy S, that is a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen with Super AMOLED display. It has a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and the body depicts a change in the bottom home key as it is elongated and looks neat. The back side panel of the Galaxy S Advance has a matte finish with the camera supported by a flash (which was lacking in the Galaxy S version) nestled at the top-right corner. The Galaxy S Advance is slightly curved and weighs a mere 120 gm with a dimension of 123.2 x 63.0 x 9.69 mm. There is an improvement not just in the design, but also in the style and specs from the previous Galaxy S standard version.
OS & Memory:
One of the best changes in this smartphone is the default operating system version, that is the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system, while the Galaxy S came in with the Android 2.2 Froyo, that the users had to update manually. Gingerbread runs smoothly on Galaxy S Advance and Samsung has thrust its TouchWiz interface over the top, that makes it quiet easy to handle the smartphone. The smartphone will come in two variants of memory that is 8GB or 16GB size, with the option to expand the memory capacity to 32 GB via micro SD card. If you want to keep the costs down, then its best that you opt for the 8GB version and buy a micro SD card to go with it. It is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor that is expected to improve the speed and performance which other Samsung phones lack in.
Camera & Connectivity:
Galaxy S comes with a rear 5 MP camera with LED Flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera that offer tap-to focus and a number of various effects, modes and scenes to let you play with your photos. It will support video recording up to a maximum 720p HD quality and has social networking apps like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter etc synchronized with it. The device has connectivity options of browsing internet over GPS and WAP, 3G/HSDPA, Wi-Fi with a, b, g, n and Bluetooth 3.0 technology. An optional NFC technology can be put in Galaxy S Advance, but only some countries will receive the handset with NFC inside. Samsung is yet to consider which countries will receive the NFC-enabled Galaxy S Advance smartphone. The 3.5-mm headset jack that was located at the top in Galaxy S is now shifted adjacent to the Micro USB slot at the bottom part of the Galaxy S Advance.
It features a standard battery power of 1500 mAh Li-ion.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance looks like a solid addition to the range of Galaxy line-up. This smartphone is expected to cost less than $502 and approximately Rs 25,000 as per Indian currency. It is all set to launch worldwide except in U.S. as per the company claims at the MWC 2012. Galaxy S Advance, certainly is an improvement over the original Galaxy S and will boost up Samsung’s mid-range smartphone portfolio.