Galaxy S GT-I9000 looks very similar to the Samsung Beam. It utilizes a large 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz processor and the Android 2.1 operating system. The camera is 5MP with option for 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second. Other goodies include 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HD video playback, as well as playback for many other formats like FLAC, and MKV.
Network technology - Referes to the kind of network technology used. Three major technologies are used today - TDMA, CDMA and GSM.
GSM - Global System for Mobile communications. A world standard for digital cellular communications using narrowband TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), which allows up to eight calls at a time on 800 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. Introduced in 1991. Is the standard most commonly used in Europe and Asia, but not in the United States. GSM phones use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) smart card that contains user account information. Any GSM phone becomes immediately programmed after plugging in the SIM card, thus allowing GSM phones to be easily rented or borrowed. SIM cards can be programmed to display custom menus for personalized services.GSM provides a short messaging service (SMS) that enables text messages up to 160 characters in length to be sent to and from a GSM phone.
UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service, also called WCDMA, is a 3G (Third Generation) packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to 2 Mbps. It is based on GSM standard and is supported by major standards bodies and manufacturers
Data - Shows the particular phone's type of data. the major mobile phone data types are GPRS, CDMA2000 1xRTT, EDGE, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS, etc.
Design - Phone design type
Form Factor - Refers to the form factor of a phone. The main handset designs are bar, clamshell, slide, swivel
Dimensions - Phone's dimensions
Weight - Phone's weight
Display - Phone's main display
Technology - Refers to the type of the color displays. There are five major types: LCD, TFT, TFD, STN and OLED
Resolution - Refers to the width and the height of the display
Colors - Shows the number of colors that the display supports
Capacity - Shows the battery capacity in mAh
Talk time - Maximum talk time in hours
Stand-by time - maximum Stand-by time in hours
Smart Phone - Phone that has capabilities, not usually associated with phones. Usually it has some of the above features: - Email, Web browsing - Personal information management - LAN connectivity etc
OS - Operating system, which is the software that enables and controls the basic operation of an electronic device. The major OS for mobile phones are UIQ over Symbian, Microsoft Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition, Microsoft Mobile for Smartphones, Linux, Palm
Camera - Camera specs
Resolution - Shows the particular phone's camera resolution. The major mobile phone camera resolutions available are QCIF; CIF; VGA (640x480); 1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 and 3.0 megapixels.
Video Calling - Feature allowing you to not only listen but also view the other party.
Music Player - Audio support such as MP3
Video Playback - Video support such as MPEG4
Internet Browsing - Capability to access special Internet sites using the mobile phone
Browser name - Shows any special features of the particular phone's Internet browser
Support - Capability to store scheduling and event information in the phone. Some phones also offer the ability to sound an alert or vibrate to remind of upcoming events
Support - Shows that the phone has an alarm, which can be set to go off
E-mail - Shows if the phone supports email features
Supports - Shows what e-mail clients the phone supports. The major are IMAP, POP3 and SMTP. Other e-mail protocols available are Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect, Visto, Seven Always-On Mail
Memory Expansion - Capability to add additional memory to your phone.
Slot Type - Shows what type of additional memory can be added to the particular phone. Eight major memory slot types are available: MMC, SD, CF, Memory Stick Duo, miniSD, RS MMC, TransFlash (microSD), Memory Stick Pro Duo
Maximum card size - Shows the capacity of the memo0ry expansion slot that can be added
Bluetooth - Low power radio technology replacing the need for wires connecting electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, palm top computers and mobile phones.
Version - Shows the paricular phone's Bluetooth version
Wi-Fi - Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) - used radio waves (RF) or infrared signals to send and receive data over the air. Most popular WLAN solutions today is Wi-Fi (802.11b and 802.11g) standards. 801.11b provides data speeds of around 11mbps while 802.11g can go up to 54 mbps.
Features - Universal Serial Bus - is a plug-and-play interface for connection a computer and add-on devices such as joysticks, keyboards, wireless phones, scanner, cameras etc. USB supports hot-swap (ability to add a new device without having to reboot the computer). USB supports data speed of 12 megabits per second.
SyncML - SyncML is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) protocol standard for the universal synchronization of data between devices
Officially announced - Shows when is the particular phone officialy presented to the public