Friday, September 30, 2011


Samsung Galaxy R Advantages And Disadvantages

Yet another Galaxy From Samsung. Yes, Samsung has finally officially announced the Galaxy R Smartphone. The phone had leaked a while back, known as the Galaxy Z back then and we even managed to do a hands-on with it but it’s only now that Samsung has come clean with it.

The slim, chic casing is just 9.55mm thick while a sophisticated metallic finish enhances the device’s fashion credentials, making the device an essential fashion accessory. Even though the device is incredibly lightweight (weighing just 131g) and stylishly contoured, it still features a powerful 1650mAh battery with Samsung’s advanced power consumption technology – delivering 580 minutes of talk time and 550 hours of standby time.

Users can take high-quality pictures and film HD video before playing back the images on the device’s large 4.19” Super Clear LCD touch screen. Consuming less power than competing models while offering clarity and a wider viewing angle, the Super Clear LCD screen enables a comfortable mobile viewing experience – complimenting the device’s cool design with stunning visuals.

Samsung Galaxy R Pros And Cons

Other Specifications Are As Follows:

      • It will have a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD, unlike the Super AMOLED Plus on the Galaxy S II.

      • It will also be running on a dual-core processor. Although Samsung does not specifically mention which processor it is we know for a fact that it is the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, which may not be as good as the Exynos but still packs a punch.

      • It retains the 1GB RAM from the Galaxy S II and will have 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB using micro SD cards.

      • The camera has also been downgraded and can now capture 5 megapixel still images and 720p videos but the Galaxy R can still play 1080p videos.

      • Connectivity includes HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 support.

      • The Samsung Galaxy R runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1650mAh Li-Ion battery.

          Unlike other high end phones Samsung produce, this phone has SLCD display, it doesn't have exynos, it's a 5meg camera instead of 8. This is actually pretty good for indoors shots too.

          But, Samsung Galaxy R is not made to compete against the Galaxy SII. So, it is not fair to compare  Galaxy R with Galaxy SII. Anyhow, Samsung Galaxy R to be released in Europe by the end of July and will eventually be rolled out globally.

          Quality of the Samsung lineup are made of plastic, BUT it doesn’t mean "cheap" in fact most people like the way it is built, light and slim. Besides, who need an brick on their pocket? I don't like some phones that weights and feels like an old "Block Brick"

          The battery cover was able to bend over 135 degrees without breaking, That's pretty  good. And if you want to check out how durable Samsung's Plastic is check out this video. The Build quality it's not premium but it's tough enough.

          Samsung has to admire this. A new phone out every few weeks, which makes the previous model pointless. And at some point of time the best thing we feel is to never buy a Samsung new, wait a few weeks and then the price will drop.

          So far one week point about Samsung Phones is the Battery Life. But wait, its not week just for Samsung Phones. Almost all Smart Phones need more battery power to do its work. Also Android don't help that good on battery conservation.

            I am owning galaxy i9003 and after inactivating packet data connection i get maximum 12hr of Backup.

            Samsung at the moment produce clearly better phones in the market! You cannot expect to launch a phone that is remarkable only with one particular feature like camera or what ever.

            PhoneArena previews the Samsung Galaxy R. The Samsung Galaxy R is the first handset to walk in the shoes of the Samsung Galaxy S II. A slightly stripped down version of Samsung's flagship, it wears similar looks, packs an equally powerful core and only downgrades the camera. For more details, check out our web site:

            And to conclude, Lets not be bias about anything. Its buyers choice to buy what they wish. One should understand that no phone is perfect and the perfectness depends on users and how they use it.

            There is no point to discuss under the disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy R yet as its still to be released to general public. But, the only point we would like to know is the battery life. If its good, definitely this will stay long in the market. And If you are due for an upgrade, You can consider Samsung Galaxy R. But i wish you should also use your mind to understand your needs before buying a Smart Phone.


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