Samsung Galaxy S
LAS VEGAS--Samsung and Sprint continue to jostle for the spotlight on the second day of CTIA 2010. Sprint and HTC deserve a lot of attention for launching the Evo 4G, but Samsung is holding its own with its new Galaxy S. Though we still don't know details regarding U.S. availability, the handset's sharp display and loaded feature set are worth a serious look. We got the opportunity to take the device for a short test-drive, and we like what we see so far.
Samsung claims the Galaxy S is the thinnest smartphone out there, and at 0.389 inches it certainly feels that way. Yet, thin does not equal fragile, as the device feels solid in the hand. The glossy skin attracts fingerprints, so we had to swipe a few times, but we like the minimalist color and sleek lines. The 4-inch display does make the Galaxy S rather large (4.82 inches long by 2.53 inches wide by 0.39 inch deep) even if it's not very heavy (4.16 ounces). We don't mind the bulk, but we realize other people may not agree.
The AMOLED display is the Galaxy S' star attraction. The 800x480-pixel resolution is gorgeous and the color support is brilliant. Graphics and photos look great and the HDMI video in particular is a show-stopper. We certainly could imagine watching a full-length movie on the Galaxy S, and, with the promised partnership with Paramount, Android finally will have a real source for video downloads.