Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy S Advance / I9070
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Mid-range smartphone round-up
14 March 2013
Excerpt: The high-end smartphones from the big manufacturers are of course the most ground-breaking and exciting products. However, not everyone has the budget for buying them separately, and getting tied to a two or three-year subscription isn't always the most appealing option. Smartphones have evolved to a point where the mid-range segment is getting more and more impressive hardware, and they're priced much more appealingly.
Conclusion: Despite its ageing operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance remains a handy handset for those looking for a cheap smartphone with many of the features found in the top smartphones. For those on a budget, the Galaxy S Advance is still worth a look.
Pros: Those looking for a mid-entry device would do well to check out the Galaxy S Advance. Its 1GHz processor may pale in comparison to some of the more powerful smartphones on the market, but it still handles apps, games and web browsing with ease. While its speed may not compare to smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, its performance is still pretty good. The Galaxy S Advance can also be proud of its photo skills. Images look good, clear, and full of colour, made t...
Cons: A lack of Android 4.0 is a bit of a downer. Instead, users will have to make do with the older Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, which is still very capable, but you’ll be purchasing an out of date user experience. Another problem that may crop up is that newer apps and games may be incompatible with the ageing operating system. And on looks, the Galaxy S Advance isn’t the most desirable of smartphones. Its design mirrors that of the Samsung Galaxy - an old de...
Conclusion: It's a good phone. If you're coming from a Samsung Galaxy Ace or Galaxy Mini, the Galaxy S Advance will make for a great upgrade, but we can't shake off two things: we've seen this formula from Samsung countless times before and we're getting an out of date version of Android. If neither of these negatives matter for you, the £300-£330 asking price of the S-Advance is fair, however if they do, you may want to stump up an extra £30-40 for a better specced, ICS...
Pros: Build quality, Bright, vibrant screen, Expandable & well connected
Conclusion: In conclusion I would say that this phone is one of the better mid-range handsets out there. I would say it felt a little plastic and the camera wasn’t really up to previous Samsung devices’ standards but was sufficient. However I felt that the smoothness of the OS and the UI really made up for this and the performance of the phone overall really did impress me.
Conclusion: Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance has absolutely no major drawbacks, which makes it a splendid mid-range Android device. We are more than content with its design, the hardware has no troubles handling every day tasks with ease, and the in-call audio quality is absolutely ear-pleasing. Add the smartphone's well-justified price tag to the equation and you get a clear winner in this category.
Pros: Great in-call audio quality, Fluid performance
Cons: Gingerbread at launch, Camera could have been better
Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance review: While-u-wait
7 March 2012
Conclusion: The Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy SL and the Galaxy R must be anxiously looking at each other wondering which one will need to move aside to make room for the newcomer. We don't think any of them needs to worry too much. It's the original Galaxy S that should be ready to pack up and call it a day. Good going.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.0" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution; Scratch-resistant coating, Android OS v2.3.6 with TouchWiz 4 launcher, 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400 MP GPU, 768MB of RAM, 5 MP autofocus camera with a powerful LED flash, face and smile detection, 720p HD video recording at 30fps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support; DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS ...
Cons: No 1080p video recording, No Super AMOLED Plus, pentile matrix display suffers pixelation, No dedicated camera key, microSD card under the battery cover, Launches with Gingerbread
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S Advance Android 2.3 Smartphone
3 March 2012
Excerpt: Initially announced two years ago as the Samsung Galaxy S , Samsung has recently announced a much improved follower which is called the Samsung Galaxy S Advance; incorporating some Galaxy S and Galaxy S II but also some Google Nexus S features and highlights. Now powered by a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, the Galaxy S Advance runs on Android 2.3.6 / Gingerbread with Samsung's TouchWiz enhancements and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, quadband UMTS/HSDPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps/HSUPA up...