Quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S and the Super AMOLED and Daily Briefing

We’re at Google I/O 2010 and we’re happy to say that there are actually some Android handsets here for our enjoyment. Aside from today’s Google Wave and Chrome Web Store announcements, one of the stand-out booths at the conference was Samsung. The Korean mobile phone maker had their new Samsung Galaxy S Android phone on hand to showcase what the company can do with the Android platform. The phone runs on Android 2.1 OS, so you know it’s all up to date on features. It’s packed to the gills with hardware like the 1Ghz CPU and the class-leading graphics processor that should make for stunning 3D games. But, the one thing that always catches our eye is the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen used on the Galaxy S. We get some hands-on time with the handset to demo the display, as well as the Daily Briefing feature.

For those of you still unfamiliar with the phone that will single-handedly redefine what OLED displays should look like on a smartphone, the Galaxy S is Samsung’s Android flagship. It sports a generous 4-inch Super AMOLED display that has better color range, saturation, is thinner than any other panel, and reflects much less light than any other OLED display. That means you get eye-popping picture that doesn’t wash out in direct sunlight. The handset also features the 1Ghz processor, 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video, 3G data, WiFi, GPS, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Notice in the video the viewing angle afforded by the display. We did our best to capture the display’s brilliant color reproduction in HD video. The Super AMOLED technology truly is amazing. You can tell from the color gradient bars that the Galaxy S display has superior contrast to the HTC Incredible display (the further right you can resolve the vertical lines within the colored bars, the better the contrast). Gamma was also better than the Incredible and the Motorola Droid.

The Daily Briefing feature is also handy – it puts all the most important information in your life into a convenient little widget on the homescreen. Take a look at the video and check it out for yourself!

  • samsungisthebest

    I badly want samsung galaxy S. it beats Iphone 4G,Evo, and every smartphones on the market.

    • david

      This phone is ridiculous. Its even ahead of the iphone4 and EVO!

  • Tom Langridge

    Wow that phone actually looks really nice. I like the UI. It looks like they took some queues from Apple.

  • Phil

    It's not the Snapdragon. It's Samsung's Hummingbird chip.

  • Alan

    Hopefully it will be on multiple carriers, something other than Tmobile. Tmobile 3g is so slow.

  • Galaxy User

    I've had the phone for a few days now, so far its brilliant to use but that daily briefing feature (last paragraph of review) is not handy at all. I'm in the UK and it only shows US news? I don't need the finance part so that just leaves the weather? I've been to Samsung, Googled around and been on XDA Developers and there doesn't seem to be a way to change where it gets its news from or add any other information services. So for me the whole daily briefing is just a weather app :/ ….still a nice phone though

  • P Ovens

    Samsung Galaxy S. When I tap on Hour by Hour I get error message:”The page contains too many server redirects” and goes no further.

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