Our past Samsung Galaxy S i9000 review was really justifiable when we had our hands on it. The Samsung Galaxy S i9000 android phone is truly a joy to have. My friend Almario got his Samsung Galaxy S model i9000 instead of the Galaxy Spica i5700 not because the guy has enough money to buy one but because he thought the new Samsung Galaxy S i9000 was way better in features. Compared to iPhone 4, our collective opinion makes the i9000 a clear winner. Sure, Apple’s mobile phone is an icon but Samsung isn’t taking the competition sitting down when it designed and released the Samsung Galaxy S series phones.
First, the Samsung Galaxy S (i9000 model) sports a bright 4″ AMOLED screen making displays clearer especially to those who have difficulty seeing under low light. The default display of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 android phone, in all honesty, is a hell lot better than most android phones we’ve played around with so far. It’s even better than the Sony Experia X10 android phone I purchased almost two months ago (read my Sony Xperia X10 review so you will know limitations of this model).
Second, the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 has a clear signal and does not need bumper cases to increase signal reception strength (ooooppps… sorry iPhone 4 users). My bad. But I will stick with my view that Samsung Galaxy S i9000 is better than iPhone 4. No offense meant.
Third, the processor of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 (1Ghz Hummingbird) is noticeably faster than Sony Ericsson Xperia X10’s Qualcomm Snapdragon with the same processor speed rating. It was a breeze using the Swype text-input software installed in the Galaxy S. Texting is now more fun and gave new meaning to our texting activities.
Last but not least, there are tons of free Android apps we have tried and intend to share with you here. Yes, they are mostly free but have Admob ads running. For example free game apps for Samsung Galaxy S i9000 have caused a bit of annoyance but this is normal since everyone who have downloaded free games are required to buy the Paid versions to remove the advertisements.
So far we cannot complain about anything in this new android phone. It’s a must-have for tech-savvy individuals who are not short on cash. The price of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 in Philippine Pesos is under PhP 33,000 (~US$ 725) from Globe Telecoms (Philippines). This is the prepaid plan price. We didn’t go for the Globe postpaid plan as we are not addicted to texting and we’re not expecting to consume the allocated call time and free texts. It’s more convenient for us to buy load for our Samsung Galaxy S i9000 from random stores.
Globe Galaxy S i9000 android phone postpaid plans range from PhP 349-1,999 (My Superplan deal) and PhP 299-3,799 for the My Fully Loaded Plan. With these steep prices of postpaid plans, we think in the long run, the prepaid deal is the better choice. In the US, the plans are different and we’re really not expecting iPhone users to change their minds towards their handsets just because of discrepancy in pricing alone.