Samsung Galaxy i7500 Android smart phone hands-on

With its all-glass capacitive touch screen and lush interface, sweeping through the Galaxy's menus was unlike anything we've experienced on a Samsung phone before. It's impressive inside too.

Crave UK

BERLIN--Those of you familiar with Android devices will appreciate the sweet, delicious irony in the photo above. Yes, there are indeed Heroes, and they're made by HTC . But they've got some competition because Samsung has an Android-powered phone now, and it's called the Galaxy i7500. We've been playing with one here at IFA .

With its all-glass capacitive touch screen and lush interface, sweeping through the Galaxy's menus was unlike anything we've experienced on a Samsung phone before. Its 3.2-inch AMOLED screen's colors are rich, its menus are responsive, and wrapped in the 12mm-thick chassis it feels like one of the finest Android phones to date.

It's impressive inside as well: a 5-megapixel autofocus camera; GPS navigation; 7.2Mbps HSDPA Internet connection; Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth; support for DivX, H.264, and MPEG-4 video, plus MP3, WMA, AAC, and iTunes Plus music files; 8GB of internal memory expandable with microSD cards; and a real 3.5mm headphone socket.

Plus it runs Google's Android OS, meaning it's open to a world of application downloads from the Android Market . One of the only things we can criticize at this point is the LED flash, which could've been a xenon. But really, that's nitpicking when it comes to smartphones.

(Source: Crave UK )

 

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