So here i am again doing a review on the SAMSUNG GALAXY S PLUS. I know its a bit late to the review and there are many of these out on the net but still u may find some great stuff because i own the phone and have been using it for quite a while.
The S plus has quite a few things to offer when compared to its previous version the SGS.
1. The phone boasts a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor and adreno 205 GPU.
2. The phone has good graphic capabilities and runs almost all games available on the market till date.
3. Super AMOLED (4 inches) screen is quite a good display to have with a 233ppi pixel density.
4. Features Bluetooth 3.0 .
5. 8/16 GB internal storage and expandable to 32GB micro SD expandable.
6. Android 2.3 (updated to 2.3.6)
7. A decent 5MP camera.
8. Support available on XDA FORUMS.
9. Great Battery Backup with a 1650 mah battery.
1. The phone has no flash like its previous version.
2. UI functions only a scrollable wallpaper.
3. No ICS support announced till date.
4. Cheap plastic back cover.
5. Earphones are average.
6. RAM is only 512 MB
The phone has a great UI and has an awesome display. The touch of the phone feels like feather and falls only a bit short when compared to the Iphone. Samsung has rocked the phone with a 1.4GHz processor which it had claimed best in class and it has certainly held on to that benchmark very well. The phone lacks on the flash that should have been provided but surprisingly they have got off with it by providing a great scene modes that even help you capture the picture in low light condition and the results come quite well.
The phone has a RAM of 512MB but only 352 MB is usable, with a phone having a 1.4ghz processor it really should have a RAM of at least 768 MB or more. Still the phone powers it way through all this and runs all the games and applications available for it.
Though the phone has a full QWERTY touch keypad its difficult to have a grip on it and type , as the phone is quite slim and light. So you always a thing of letting it slip through on the back of your mind. But you can easily get off with it in the landscape mode. The image quality of the phone is clear and has a good pixel density, does not distort until you zoom in too much.
The S Plus also features a task manager so you can easily kill unwanted task and eliminates the need of a dedicated task manager app.
I think the phone is a bit highly priced and costs around 22,ooo rupees in INDIA. For those who are having battery issues with the phone can install the app [juice defender] and set it to a aggressive mode or you can set your own, this saves quite a lot of your battery that gets drained due the 3G/2G connections running continuously. I’ll soon be writing an article on extending the battery life of your phone. Stay tuned.
Category: Gadget Reviews