By Aldo Panessidi
Samsung is on a roll with its Galaxy line of Android smartphones, so let the good times continue to roll… The manufacturer has recently released its latest : the Galaxy S Glide. Boasting a stellar slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a camera that takes great pictures, and a surprisingly robust battery life (almost two days with regular, vigorous use!), this latest addition performs well but has its shortcomings that may be deal breakers for some consumers. Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky! The latest innovative protection solutions, stylish top brand bags, sleeves and cases allow you to protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with our. Tough on the outside, sweet on the inside these brand name protection accessories combine complete device coverage with sleek artistic expression.
For the techies out there – let’s start this out with the nitty gritty details and specs.
- Android 2.3.5 with TouchWIZ 4
- 480 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED display
- 1Ghz Tegra 2 dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM / 8GB internal storage
- 8MP camera with flash / 1.3MP front-facing camera
- 720p video capabilities
- WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP, A-GPS
- 124.5 x 63.5 x 12.7mm
- 147.4 grams
- 21Mbps HSPA+ (850/1900/2100Mhz)
- 1650mAh battery
Because cell phones have become pocket computers and as such are extremely mobile, the feel and weight of our smartphones is important to consider. The Galaxy S Glide is heftier than many others. The hard slide-out QWERT Y keyboard is bound to add some weight to the device. Depending on the user, it could be a « just right » handset, but like any thorough Goldilocks smartphone searcher keep trying them on for size. Enhance your mobility and turn your device into a power tool! Discover select accessories, such as stylus & pens, SD Micro memory cards, batteries, speakers and glider gloves all specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.
One thing Samsung got spot on with this device is that it is beautifully balanced when the keyboard is in use. Get powered up for work, life and play easily and conveniently with a collection of desktop chargers, wall chargers and car chargers. Get all the power and energy you need for the mobile lifestyle.
The camera is another bright feature on this smartphone. The optics for all of the Galaxy family of mobile devices are consitently superb. With an 8MP camera that is accurate and fast, it also features and autofocus that aids in consistently high quality shots. With this in mind, this writer does recommend a removable micro SD memory card to ensure continued good performance and saved pictures. Experience the latest in earpieces and headsets that combine sophisticated style and precision engineering that deliver brilliant sound for your total listening pleasure
Performance & Software
Despite the fact that this smartphone addition is using a capable, but out of date Tegra 2, it does work well on the Android platform for smooth performance and for what it lacks in power it is stable and more worry free. Discover an extensive selection of the latest lithium technology replacement cell phone and wireless devices batteries. Ensure your device is powered by brand name batteries for longer operating life
Network Speed and Call Quality
So, the call quality isn’t an issue on the network, but as with the other Samsung devices, the earpiece has a lower output. Despite the noise canceling secondary microphone at the back of the phone, this fault is still noticeable in busy environs with more white noise, users may want to experiment with higher quality Bluetooth devices to improve this sound quality.
Also disappointing is the mono speaker quality. Functional for conference calls and the like, it is shrill and unpleasing. For music and other media, customers are better off using a separate media device for their entertainment usage. Discover XMI Speakers' uncompromised sound quality and a revolutionary design accentuating today's interactive lifestyle.
Overall, this phone may be exactly the right phone for some users because of its fit and keyboard and camera. It doesn’t wow with its processor and shiny new insides or a beautifully sleek and aethetically pleasing body, but that likely wasn’t the goal of Samsung. They clearly invested time and efforts in the keyboard and made the most of aging hardware to provide a compromise to customers with different needs. The only question left to answer is if this latest addition will be made available unlocked or what carriers it will be made available through. let the latest in trend setting fashionable accessories express your unique style! Discover an extensive array of award-wining design protective cases and skins deliver modern style, stunning design and smart protection. Make your mobile devices stand out. Customize your look - how cool can you be?