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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Going in

A big screen

Slim stuff

Bright and bold

From behind

In the hand

Up on top

Main menu

Keyboard

Make a call

Daily Briefing

Very nice video

Time for music

Camera

Photo gallery

Web browser

Stocks

Weather

Calendar

FM radio

Samsung held a special event to unveil or "unpack" its Galaxy S. Even before you entered the room, Samsung prepared you for something big.
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Omar Khan, Samsung's SVP of strategy and product management, introduced the Galaxy on a very large screen. At 4 inches, the Galaxy S has a sizable AMOLED display of its own.
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The Galaxy S is 0.389 inches (9.9 millimeters) wide. According to Samsung, it's the thinnest full-featured smartphone on the market.
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The Galaxy S' display is brilliant. It offers five home screens that you can customize to your liking. Below the display are two touch controls and an OK button.
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The Galaxy S has just a camera lens and a small speaker.
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The Galaxy S is thin, but it has a nice feel.
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The Galaxy S has a 3.5mm headset jack and a Micro-USB port for the charger and USB cable.
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The Galaxy S' Touchwiz 3.0 main menu has a simple icon-based design. You get three pages for icons.
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The Galaxy S has a large comfortable virtual keyboard. The control to the left of the "Q" key activates the Galaxy S' Swype feature.
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The virtual keyboard also has a spacious design. You can access your phone book and call log with one touch.
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The Galaxy's S daily briefing feature is designed to be used each morning when you turn on your phone. It will show your local weather, personalized stock quotes, as well as news and calendar events for that day.
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The phone's video player output resolution is 720p at 30 frames per second. The color and resolution are amazing.
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The music player has a simple design that supports album art.
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The excellent display resolution is further visible in the camera application.
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The Galaxy has an attractive photo gallery application for the 5-megapixel camera.
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The Galaxy S has a full HTML Web browser. The phone supports double-tap and pinch-and-zoom multitouch.
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View stock prices by the day over a select period.
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The weather application is bright and user-friendly.
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Samsung takes the Android calendar in a different design direction.
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We like the FM radio interface.
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