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Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance Review

June 27, 2012  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.50   Views: 1292

Samsung GALAXY S Advance is an Android 2.3 smartphone with 4" Super AMOLED touch display, 1GHz dual-core processor running the show, 768MB of RAM, 5MP camera with LED flash, 16GB of internal memory and FM radio. Here is a short review about Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance.

         

Samsung GALAXY S Advance is an Android 2.3 smartphone with 4" Super AMOLED touch display, 1GHz dual-core processor running the show, 768MB of RAM, 5MP camera with LED flash, 16GB of internal memory and FM radio.



Body and Display:

The dimensions of the phone are 123.2 x 63 x 9.7 mm. It weighs about 120 grams. The type of the touch screen is Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. In capacitive touchscreens, we can't use usual stylus. Capacitive touchscreens will work only if we touch using a conductor. Our body is a conductor. So we should use our fingers to work with capacitive touchscreen phones. The screen size is 4.0 inches with approximately 233 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 480 x 800 pixels. The phone has touch sensitive controls.

The touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass, manufactured by Corning, is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered specifically to be thin, light and damage-resistant. Its primary application is as a cover glass for the exterior of portable electronic devices with screens, such as mobile phones, portable media players, and laptop computer displays. Gorilla Glass's most useful qualities are its strength, allowing very thin glass to be made without excessive fragility, and scratch resistance.

It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface.

Memory:

The phone comes with microSD card slot. The external memory can be extended up to 32GB. The internal memory of the phone is also good. It comes with 8GB/16GB internal memory. It also comes with 768MB Random Access Memory and 2GB Read Only Memory. The features of the phonebook include Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID etc.

Features:

The phone comes with Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System. It also comes wit1 GHz Cortex-A9 Central Processing Unit. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual core and quad core processors. This phone uses a dual core processor. The GPU is Mali-400MP. The chipset is STE U8500. It has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass.

GPS is also available with A-GPS support and GLONASS. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. Java is available via Java MIDP 2.1 emulator. It has Stereo FM radio with RDS.

It is available in two colours – Black and White. It supports MicroSIM card. It has key features like SNS integration, MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype) etc.

Connectivity:

Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance utilizes both EDGE and GPRS Class 12 version technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. But it is easy to get access to Internet through both Wi-Fi networks as well as HSPDA connections. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is optional. Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".

Camera:

The set has a very powerful camera. It comes with 5 Megapixel primary camera. The camera has the resolution of 2592x1944 pixels. The picture quality is superb. LED flash feature is also available. Other features of the camera include auto focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, video stabilization, fixed focus etc. There is a secondary camera on the front with 1.3MP to make video calls. The phone records videos with the resolution of 720p and at the speed of 30fps.

Battery:

The phone is powered by standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. The stand by time provided by the battery is up to 570 hours in 2G networks and up to 550 hours in 3G networks. The talk time is up to 15 hours in 2G networks and up to 7 hours 20 minutes in 3G networks. The stand by time and talk time are good for a smart phone like this.

Market Status:

This model was announced on January, 2012. It was released on April, 2012.




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