The Samsung Galaxy isn’t a phone, but rather it is a name for a range of smartphones that are suited for many kinds of consumers. Users may select from budget phones such as the Galaxy Fame and Ace to high-end handsets such as the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S.
One of the best selling Samsung Galaxy phones come from the Galaxy S series. This product has been hailed as one of the most prolific models to enter the market and is considered to be instrumental in the spreading of the Android platform than any other mobile phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S started out in 2010 and has long since released newer versions such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in 2015. The Galaxy S line is known for having high-end cameras and Super AMOLED screens wrapped in an intuitive interface. On the other spectrum of the Galaxy S brand lies the Note, which is renowned for having premium screen displays, a support for stylus navigation and a suite of mobile office features aimed at artists and businessmen on the go.
There’s also something for the younger crowd and those on a limited budget- the Samsung Galaxy Ace line. It has very similar features to that of the higher-end phones, but Ace handsets have smaller, lower screen displays, slower processing power and lesser camera megapixel resolutions, which significantly lowers the entry price for a more affordable option.
Here are the newer Galaxy S additions and what specifications and features they have to offer:
The much-anticipated model for the Samsung Galaxy line is finally out and available on the market.
A premium melding of metal and glass, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a major innovation when it comes to the line of Galaxy S, which were made of lesser quality materials then.
The S6 also comes with excellent features such as the ability to charge wirelessly and fast charging batteries, a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display that boasts a 2560 x 1440 resolution and last but not the least, a 16MP camera that is a large improvement over the previous Galaxy iterations.
You may notice the most significant difference between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Edge version is the screen. Instead of ending at the bezel, it curves down to each side and can double as a secondary screen that can display information even if the S6 Edge is lying down on the surface.
Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a feature called People Edge; five special contacts are assigned different colours, and when they send a message or call, the curved screen’s side will glow and tell you which of those people have contacted you. Other than that, the hardware specs that make up the Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are the same.
The Galaxy Note 4 is a true phablet that shows off large-sized dimensions and support for the S-Pen stylus. Multitasking is given further development with the introduction of Multi Windows capability, allowing you to split the large screen into two and open multiple windows at the same time.
Other key features of the Galaxy Note 4 include the following: A Qualcomm 805 Snapdragon Quadcore processor, A 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display and a 16MP camera with stabilising technology via Smart OIS.
A world-famous operating system created by Google powers each and every Samsung Galaxy phone. Android allows for comprehensive multitasking functions and it constantly evolves to add more intuitive system features. Having a Samsung Galaxy phone ensures you’ll be able to multitask with ease and run multiple apps without significant slowdown.
Google Store is one of the largest virtual marketplace platforms where users can download apps from. Samsung Galaxy handset owners can access this and choose from thousands of useful and entertaining apps, some of them for free. Business tools are also available, as are thousands of games to pass the time with. You can also purchase movies to watch or music to listen to on your smartphone. Each Samsung Galaxy phone is pre-installed with standard Google applications such as Google Maps and Gmail.
TouchWiz is an exclusive interface available only for Samsung handsets; it allows for ease of customising your phone’s menu and layout in the way you want. Meaning, you can place your favourite apps on the home screen, where you only need to press one button to access it.
Set popular social media apps such as LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook to your Galaxy phone’s screen where you can instantly connect and post updates instantly. You can also conveniently update your status across all social media platforms at the same time.
The Galaxy S line has always been famous for their high-grade touchscreens ever since the first Galaxy S debuted with a Super AMOLED display. The succeeding models are fitted with the continuation of AMOLED displays as they advance, with each screen packing more pixel density and higher resolutions. These features truly enhance the gaming and multimedia experience on mobile.
A good mobile phone should have a full complement of smartphone features such as GPS navigation via satellite, capable cameras, web browsers, email suites and utility software such as onboard media players. The Samsung Galaxy range has all of them.
Samsung’s range of Galaxy phone products aren’t cheap, especially when you go to the high-end handsets, but they are still comparatively cheaper when compared to Apple’s iPhones.
A high price doesn’t mean better, though; the iPhone may be more expensive, but the Galaxy S houses more powerful specifications inside. It has a higher screen resolution, higher camera lenses and more powerful processors.
The lower-end Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Ace are still great smartphones that are priced very competitively. They allow consumers entry to the Android platform without breaking the bank.
Samsung has taken steps to ensure their users get attention from top brands via exclusive content. All Galaxy phones come with pre-loaded games from top companies such as EA games and Gameloft. The flagship products have popular apps TripAdvisor and Flipboard already installed so you won’t have to download them from the Play Store.
A full complement of business and productivity apps are also included in the Samsung Note range. Samsung has even added Microsoft Office software apps such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel, and a PDF reader.
All Galaxy S smartphones have front and rear-facing cameras for video calling.