Samsung mobiles, India have launched an awesome touchscreen phone with
good multimedia and social networking capability. It's popular name is
"Galaxy 3". It is 117.7 x 59.8 x 11.9 mm and weighs 109gm. This
smartphone is designed with regular physical buttons, capacitive touch
keys are missing. The D-pad is replaced by a single home button as the
phone is touchscreen to lower the cost. It carries wide 3.2-inch TFT
LCD hi-resolution screen that displays 16M colors in 240X400 pixels
resolution. It is powered by Android 2.1 and can be easily updated to
Froyo 2.2 as it has 256MB RAM. It can be fetched at the most
reasonable price in this segment at just Rs.12,300. The display is
actually decent in direct sunlight at maximum brightness.Galaxy 3 also
includes Swype text entry method where finger slides from one letter
to the next and makes texting quite speedy with practice. The TouchWiz
interface is silky smooth, despite the phone having a slower 667MHz
Samsung Galaxy 3 offers great music quality as it is loaded with a
high class music player with 5.1 channel surround sound. MP3/MP4 music
player that will support all the possible audio & video formats
including MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ and MP4/WMV9/H.263/H.264.It also has an
in-built FM radio with RDS.
Samsung is great in video format support, and the Galaxy 3 is no
exception – it plays DivX/XviD and videos run up to the 720x480
resolution. Android based “All Share” feature via which users can
share Multimedia content between devices like the mobile and the PC as
well as the TV.In fact, it works as a TV QWERTY remote.
Samsung Galaxy 3 has an integrated 3-megapixel camera but it lacks a
dedicated camera button and flash. The results are decent as true
colors are captured and image clarity is not compromised. Lack of
flash limits its shooting capability, though its camera interface
offers shooting modes such as panorama, continuous shooting and smile
detection. It offers features such as geotagging, face and smile
detection. There is provision for video shooting in QVGA resolution at
15 frames per second. Indexing and scrolling through multimedia files
is slow due to slow CPU.
Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801)carries enough capacious internal memory of
130 MB in which you would be able to save practically unlimited
entries phone book and call records & many text messages. For the rest
of the data like huge data files including audio &video tracks,
wallpapers, text files etc, and its external memory will be expandable
up to 32 GB.
Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801) will be powered by a very good battery. The
1500mAh battery pack estimated 7 hours talktime or 21 days of standby.
The Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801)is fitted with powerful speakers, 3.5mm
audio jack but in the headset mode, due to the 5.1 channel surround
audio effect, the results are much better sound quality is brilliant.
The Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801) via its Wi-Fi and 3G HSDPA with 7.2mbps
speed to get a speedy browsing experience on Layar Reality browser
application which displays real-time information digitally and works
with camera, GPS, compass, accelerometer and Internet connection of
the handsets.The device also packs "Social Hub" that integrates
emails, messages, social networks, Google and Facebook calendars in
the phonebook and directly enables communicating via SNS, email, SMS
and MMS. ThinkFree Office Mobile which enables users to create and
edit word docs, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. Users can
also download applications from Samsung Apps store.
As the Samsung Galaxy 3 is an advanced phone, it has enabled all kinds
of messaging options including GPRS & WAP supported MMS, Push e-mails,
SMS etc. from anywhere except sending the text or enhanced messages.
There is IM chat enabled for keeping in touch with dear ones on the
The Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801)is the quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /
1900 and tri-band 3G HSDPA 900/1200 network ready handset.
The Samsung Galaxy 3 is carrying a good number of high class in-built games
with the easily understandable instruction menu.
The Samsung Galaxy 3 comes with A-GPS gadgetry built in. The phone comes with
Google Maps, location finding app. for ease of movement using
directions from phone.
The Android platform offers plenty of smartphone features in the
Samsung Galaxy 3. It is a compelling mid-range Android device with
its capacitive screen, smooth TouchWiz interface with SNS integration,
and 1800mAh battery size. However, the design is not impressive and
the CPU plus the screen resolution render clumsy browsing. Its
strengths are mainly the social networking integration and the
extensive video format support, but for quality indoor photos and HD
video capture you will have to look elsewhere.
The strengths of Samsung Galaxy 3 are mainly the social networking integration
and the extensive video format support. It also offers high speed
Wi-Fi connectivity, A-GPS and works on Android operating system.
Operating System is not intuitive
CPU is slow