Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy S Advance
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with the dimensions of 123.2mm x 63mm x 9.7mm and weighs 120 grams. The screen has a size of 4 inches and gives a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 233 pixels per inch. The device comes with touch-sensitive controls with a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen giving support to 16 million colors. The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass technology to makes it free from the finger prints and is backed by the Touchwiz 4.0 user interface. The device provides various multimedia features as well with the facility of the music player that allows the user to enjoy his/her favorite music that are compatible with the formats MP3, WAV, eAAC , AC3 and FLAC. The device works with the 2G network at a GSM frequency of 850/900/1800/1900 and with 3G network at a HSPDA frequency of 850/900/1900/2100. Music on this device can be heard through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a standard 3.5 mm jack. The device allows the user to download and watch videos of his/her choice that supports the format of MP4, DivX, WMV, H.263 and H.264.
The storage capacity of the device is more than formidable with the 8GB/16GB internal memory along with the 768 MB space for RAM and 2GB space for ROM. To top that off, the device also provides the user the facility of a microSD card slot that makes the memory flexible and allows the user to further expand the memory up to 32GB. The data may include music files, video files, pictures or even text documents. The massive storage capacity would come in handy for the users who love to store large amount of data. Then there are various data connectivity features that the device is equipped with which include GPRS technology that allows the user to navigate to their desired location without any hassle. There is also the presence of the EDGE technology along with the provision for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n that gives the user access to wireless Internet. The Bluetooth facility allows the user to connect with other devices and transfer data to that device or retrieve data from it.
The Wi-Fi comes with the facility of DLNA and Wi-Fi hot-spot. The data exchanged could be music files, video files, pictures and images or text documents. The microUSB port allows the user to connect with their personal computer and transfer data to that computer or retrieve data from it. The camera is highly powerful with Samsung Galaxy S Advance and is of 5 megapixel strength and gives a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels. The camera also comes equipped with the facilities of Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection. There is also a provision for 1.3 megapixel secondary camera along with the video recorder that works at 720 pixels and at 30 frames per second.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance is powered by the Android version 2.3 Gingerbread operating system backed by the 1GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor. Its screen is powered by various sensors including Accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, and compass sensor. There is also a facility for stereo FM radio with RDS that automatically detects the name of the radio station you are tuned into. The device also supports A-GPS along with Java MIDP emulator. Then there are lots of messaging facilities as with SMS, MMS, email, push mail and IM. The device works on the HTML and Adobe Flash browser. Available in the colors of black and white, Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes powered with the standard lithium ion battery of 1500 mAh that gives a stand by time of up to 570 hours and a talk time of up to 15 hours in 2G and up to 7 hours and 20 minutes in 3G.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with the super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that gives support to 16 million colors that conspires to form as many color combinations as are possible to make the display looks clear and sharp along with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass technology that gives protection from the finger prints. There is a provision for both primary and secondary camera at the back and the front side of the device. There is also a pin for a standard 3.5mm jack. The device is running on Android version 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system and has TouchWiz UX user interface of version 4.0 on top of the Gingerbread platform that makes the experience wonderful and memorable. This droid is powered by dual core Cortex A9 processor that beats at the rate of 1GHz to provide blazing fast speed to the the device.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with loads of multimedia features including a music player and the video player. The music player allows the user to listen to his/her favorite musical tracks while the video player facilitates watching videos. The music can be heard through the loudspeakers or through earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a standard 3.5 mm jack. The video player is compatible with the formats MP4, DivX, WMV, H.263 and H.264 while the music can be heard in various formats including MP3, WAV, eAAC , AC3 and FLAC.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with a very powerful 5 megapixels auto focus camera that assures the user of clicking pictures with complete clarity. If that was not enough, you have the video recording facility and a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera. The primary camera comes loaded with various other features including the LED flash facility that allows the user to click pictures with ease even when the natural light is not satisfactory. Then there is the auto focus option allowing the user to click pictures with complete precision. This primary 5 megapixels auto focus camera captures images with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and can record 720 pixels videos by taking 30 frames per second.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with the facility of wireless Internet with the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n backed by the technology of DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The device provides an uploading speed of 5.76 Mbps and an downloading speed of 14.4 Mbps. The various connectivity options provided by this droid are EDGE of class 12 with a speed of 32-48 kbps, GPRS of class 12, 3G with HSPA+ speed, Bluetooth of version 3.0 with A2DP and HS profiles, microUSB port of version 2.0 and optional NFC that makes your sharing experience really wonderful and amazing.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with an internal memory of 8/16 GB, as per the convenience of the user along with 768MB space for RAM and 2GB space for ROM. There is also a microSD card slot that allows the device to have a memory that can be expanded upto 32GB.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy S Advance is powered by the Android version 2.3 Gingerbread operating system that comes with loads of pre-installed games and applications. Even more such facilities can be opted for through the Internet. There are more than 2,00,000 applications and games available at the Android market for purchase and downloading.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with a standard lithium Ion battery of 1,500 mAh that gives a standby time of 570 hours and a talk time of 15 hours in 2G and 7 hours and 20 minutes in 3G. The battery back up allows the user to enjoy all the features that the device has to offer without worrying about the battery running out.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance offers loads of data connectivity features including GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n along with a microUSB port. It provides connectivity to 2G network at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz and for 3G network the frequencies supported by this droid are 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz. The 3G HSUPA uploading maximum speed is 5.76 Mbps whereas this maximum speed is 14.4 Mbps for HSDPA downloading.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance has definitely gone more than a notch above its predecessors with plenty of updations making its name Samsung Galaxy S "Advance" completely apt. The camera strength is superb along with the colossal storage capacity. Not only this, but the speed and performance of the processor has also been improved and that is why, Samsung Galaxy S Advance has dual core Cortex A9 processor under the hood that makes the execution of the heavy files easy and simple with lightening fast speed. Not only this, the device has TouchWiz user interface on top of Android platform that makes the experience with the device wonderful and unforgettable. The other droids that can give a nice competition to Samsung Galaxy S Advance are Samsung Galaxy S, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola DEFY, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView, and many more.