Samsung i897 Captivate Galaxy S - Android smartphone

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The Samsung Captivate is actually what a lot of people refer to as the original Samsung Galaxy S. It is sometimes also referred to as the Samsung SGH-I897It is known for being a great pocket device because it is thin, light and won’t weigh you down.

The phone is completely black. It has a metallic better cover and the front is covered with Gorilla glass. Like most Samsung phones, this device I simple in its lay out. The device is 4.78 inches in length, 2.50 inches wide and 0.39 inches thick. It weighs approximately 128 grams.

On the front there is the huge, clear screen. Underneath the screen are four capacitive buttons. These buttons are essential standard buttons that you find on the front of most smart phones. The buttons are for the menu, home screen, to go back, and to activate the search bar. The Samsung symbol is the only other thing on the front, unless your phone service puts their emblem on it like at&t did in the photo above. On the right side of the phone there is a toggle switch that turns the volume up or down. Something Samsung has started to do it place the power/lock key on the side of the phone. It’s a bit counter intuitive at first, but after a while you would probably begin to wonder why all phones did not have their power switch on the side. On the back of the phone there is the camera, the loudspeaker and the Galaxy S symbol.

The device has a 4 inch Super AMOLED touch screen. AMOLED touch screens are high quality screens. They only use pixels in the case that content needs to be displayed. They monitor this through electronic currents. Furthermore, the content displayed is generally detailed and vibrant. The high resolution display (480 x 800 p) is a capacitive touch screen. Capacitive touch screens tend to be much more responsive so you do not need to tap millions of times before the screen responds. It is also a multi-touch display screen that facilitates texting, gaming, and anything else that involves quick touching of the screen. The display also has a light sensor as well as a proximity sensor to help save the battery from draining.

The phone comes equipped with a 1 GHz single core, Cortex A8, Hummingbird processor. Furthermore, it has Android 2.2 FroYo as an operating system. It has amazing storage at 16384 MB. The device also has a microSD port that can handle up to 32 GB.

The camera on this phone is 5 megapixels. Is has some great features and scene modes such as: smile detection, auto-focus, multi-shot, panorama, a self-timer and numerous other effects. The camera can also take a 720p HD video.

The Samsung Captivate is installed with a 1500 mAh battery. Tests have shown that the average talk time for this device is approximately 6 hours, which is slightly below average. That said, the user would get more out of it with general use. Tests have also shown that the phone can withstand 300 hours of stand-by time.