We’re big fans of the Samsung Galaxy SII and don’t hide the fact, but the original Galaxy S was the pioneer that has made Samsung’s sales figures take off and reach 5 million per month. The fantastic Galaxy S, the original one, was launched a few years ago and even then the Super AMOLED capacitive screen was so crisp and clear that other smartphone makers had to rethink everything they were doing. Now a few years on and the screen is still regarded as one of the best around.
Although the Galaxy range is similar across the different models, as long as you have a decent amount of RAM and storage, it’s the Super AMOLED screen that makes the biggest difference. The 4” screen of the Galaxy S runs at 480 x 800 pixel resolution which is still fantastic even today. However, the Galaxy S2, the Note and the Nexus all have better resolution qualities but there’s not much in it really. The evolution from the LCD screens to these fantastic colour-popping, crystal-clear screen of the AMOLED technology just makes the user experience rise to unprecedented levels.
So, the Galaxy S started it all and is still a fine phone now. It’s certainly not made obsolete by the new models but it has been bettered. That said, you can get some fantastic Samsung Galaxy S deals on the Mobile Phone Checker website. The new Samsung Galaxy Nexus is huge compared to the original Galaxy with a screen size of 4.65” compared to 4” of the original Galaxy. That converts to a pixel per inch of 316 compared to 233 of the S.
Although the smartphone industry is powering through new technologies every day the older units are still worth buying as the new models are just tweaks on the original design. Until something completely new comes out phones that are 1-3 years old are still going to give you 95% of the technology the latest units do. One of the biggest upgrades lately is the processors that run the units. The single core processor chips simply struggle with multiple resources being used and that’s why we are now seeing dual-core and even quad-core to let the smartphone use a core per demand so there is no lag or judder.
Another area that we have seen improved is the camera and video camera quality. Those Super AMOLED screens need a camera that can produce the goods so it can make the most out of the resolution. At the moment, Samsung is sticking with 5 or 8MP cameras but the top-end ones have 1080p HD video support, and are only bettered by the 12.1MP of the Sony Xperia S. As graphics cards are upgraded and RAM is upped, we are seeing faster units that are good enough to take on mid-level laptops!
Whether your budget can stretch to a Samsung Galaxy S2 or a Nexus, you can see the best deals on our site, or for a real bargain you can snap up a Samsung Galaxy S for cheap.