In this article I will take a closer look at some of the key features of the new Samsung Galaxy R. This is one of a number of new additions to the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones, and offers a great spec list as well as appealing styling.
One of the most important aspects of a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy R boasts a large 4.2 inch SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen which has a high resolution of 480x 800. This resolution displays at a pixel density of 222ppi, so the display quality is very good making photos, videos and games look great on the screen. Accelerometer and proximity sensors are included as standard, and the touchscreen itself is very responsive thanks to the powerful 1 GHz processor under the hood personalized galaxy buds case.
Ample storage is provided with the Samsung Galaxy R, with 8 GB included as standard. This means that a large number of files such as music tracks, videos, photos and downloaded applications can be stored on the phone, available at the users’ fingertips. In order to gain further storage, one can simply utilise the integrated microSD slot by installing a memory card of up to 32 GB, greatly increasing the potential available storage.
Just like the rest of the Samsung Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy R perfectly equipped to browse the web on the go. With an HSDPA connection providing fast data download speeds in areas with 3G coverage and Wi-Fi connectivity, users always have the most appropriate connection engaged based on the coverage at their location. The full HTML browser ensures that no websites are out of bounds thanks to Adobe Flash support which enables embedded content such as videos and games to be displayed just as they would on a desktop or laptop computer.
The Samsung Galaxy R utilises the latest version of Android (v2.3 aka Gingerbread) to provide a customisable and versatile operating system. The intuitive TouchWiz UI (Samsung’s custom Android UI) is the user interface of choice, allowing users to customise multiple homescreens with apps and widgets. Access to the Android Market allows users to download any imaginable app straight to the phone, further increasing the functionality of the phone.
A smartphone would not be a smartphone if it did not come with a built in digital camera. The Samsung Galaxy R has a 5 megapixel unit which is capable of capturing photos with a resolution of 2592x 1944 resulting in great quality images. The camera comes with geo-tagging, smile detection, autofocus and LED flash to name but a few of its features. The camera can of course also shoot video footage and this is in 720p quality. There is a secondary camera located on the front of the phone which allows users to take self portrait photos and carry out video calls with others who have a compatible smartphone.