The South Korean Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest technology company, judged by the sales. People generally recognize Samsung as the manufacturer of high-end mobiles like the flagship Galaxy series that considered none other than iPhone as its only serious competitior. However, Samsung’s lower priced phones are equally durable, stylish and easy on the pocket.
If you are looking for chic and affordable, Samsung’s answer is a “Corby Plus”. Apart from a Touch Wiz interface, this B series phone has a physical QWERTY keyboard, with a slider under the 2.6 inch display half. Both GPRS and WAP are integrated in the phone. The in-built memory is a bit of a downer, at an unflattering 30 MB, but it is extendable up to 8GB with micro SD card. Basic amenities like SNS, IM and Bluetooth are present (the Bluetooth Chat is especially convenient). The phone supports Java; its own games are in the same format. The 2 megapixel camcorder, with in-built effects for all those interested in creative photography, is quite standard for the price.
Samsung’s Gravity phones have been widely accepted by users for its brilliant fusion of style and technology. Gravity Smart has a petite oval shape, easily fit in the pocket. The spacious QWERTY keyboard makes messaging all the more convenient as well and the 3.2 HVGA display is also a stunner. Although run on Android 2.2, 600 MHz Qualcomm chipset and a Adreno 200 GPU, Gravity Smart lets down because of time lag and general sluggish performance. Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and accelerometer makes 3D gaming a treat. Gravity houses an unique application Glympse that enables the users to track the location of another Glympse user through a map when a text or email is received. Cloud texting enables the users to send texts and emails from any electronic device connected to the cloud. Social networking presets and games are up to scratch and Internet, even though it lacks Flash support, is quite good.
A Samsung mobile review obviously remains incomplete without mentioning (and drooling over!) the Galaxy series. This series is synonymous with high-end smartphones that are about to usher in a new generation of mobiles, so advanced that the make their predecessors look like bits of shiny rocks. Samsung Galaxy Mini is one of the cheapest smartphones available, so that really proves that Samsung is set out to manufacture the smartest phones, not the most expensive. The 3.14” screen with its low 240 x 320 resolution does inhibit reading small fonts in the browsers, but the design, a perfect blend of practicality and aesthetics can make the cut for those who are more concerned with the looks of the phones. The 3.2 megapixel flashless camera, 32 GB extendable memory are flaunted by the low-end smartphone.
Considered the pole star in the world of smartphones by many, Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II run on latest Android version, have brilliant call quality and application performance. The Social Hub feature of the phones promises to integrate your social networking activities, keeping your friends and family tangibly close to your life.
Overall, it can be said that Samsung’s endeavor to overcome the glitches it has stumbled upon time and again has set apart this company from its contemporaries and it definitely shows in the sales figures.