My favourite part of the phone review, answering all your questions!
I sent a message out through Twitter a few days ago asking you guys if you had any questions you wanted answered about the phone, and I’ve done my best to answer them in this post. If you didn’t submit a question via Twitter, feel free to ask in the comments below the post 🙂
Hit “Read More” to get your questions, answered.
Is the Music Player good enough to take the place of my MP3 Player?
Well, the Music Player has pretty basic functionality & can’t be synced up to iTunes. But, you can download doubleTwist on both the Galaxy S and your PC. doubleTwist allows you to sync all your iTunes Playlists, Videos & Images, so think of it as an iTunes for Android ;). I could certainly use the default Music Player or doubleTwist as my MP3 Player, no problems. Just don’t expect anything special from it.
How do you get your PC to recognise the Galaxy S?
I was also asking myself this as well. After reading the User Manual, for the first time, I found out you have to down “Samsung Kies”, which is a 140MB program, that allows you to sync stuff to your phone, as well as allowing wired tethering. This is the stupidest move by Samsung, 140MB just to get your Galaxy S to mount it’s internal and external memory to your PC. Which leads on to the next question..
I have hosted “Kies” locally for you guys if you want to download it faster: Download Kies
How do Internal & External Memory mount to your PC? Are they Separate?
Yes, the Internal Memory, be it 8GB or 16GB, will mount to your PC as a separate drive from your MicroSD (External Memory). This allows you to have all your music/videos/images on your MicroSD which you can then put into any device, and all the stuff you want always on your Galaxy S to be placed on the Internal Memory.
In the Galaxy S’s file system, the Internal Memory is mounted as /sdcard and External Memory is mounted as /sdcard/sd
Did you have any problems connecting to WPA2-Enterprise?
No, it connected just fine. Although a few people who visit this site have contacted me to tell me they have had troubles with it. But it’s working fine for me.
Super AMOLED, AMOLED or TFT – Which do you think is better?
Depends on what you mean by “better”, but I am a massive fan of TFT. Well, that was until I tried Super AMOLED. Super AMOLED makes TFT look washed out & nowhere near as vibrant. It also puts AMOLED to shame when under sunlight, as you can actually see it.
So my verdict: TFT is better for crispness, Super AMOLED is better for deeper more vibrant colours. Super AMOLED just needs greater pixel density and it’ll be a winner.
What’s the video quality like?
It’s like this (not too bad for 3gp):
And the camera quality?
Anything else? Just leave your question in the comments below 🙂