Monday, November 14, 2011

Samsung Galaxy R smartphone

Review of Samsung Galaxy R
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy R was introduced not so long ago, while it can be called a fairly ordinary: he does not have a lot of technical capacity, there is a metal body, it becomes the new flagship, and the price he is quite high. However, on the other hand, this smartphone is distinguished by its positioning, in particular, he refers not to the middle class, but does not claim to be the flagship. Interestingly, according to its characteristics, this model is very close to the flagship Galaxy S II, but still in some places it is inferior. That the hedgehog let's take a closer look to the Galaxy R. Specifications Samsung Galaxy R: Processor - Nvidia Tegra 2, Cortex A9, with a frequency of 1 GHz; Memory - 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory; Display - 4.2-inch WVGA (480 x 800), Super Clear LCD; Interfaces - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM-radio, GPS, DLNA; Camera - 5 megapixel with autofocus, flash, video recording 720p, 30 fps; Dimensions - 125.7 x 66,7 x 9,55 mm; Weight - 131 grams; Cost - from 24 thousand rubles. Design At first glance, Galaxy R is very similar to the flagship model Galaxy S II. In this case, both models have almost the same size, and the controls are similar. The design is very controversial, develops the feeling that developers are looking for some kind of transitional state between the leader and other models. In general, the body is made the same way, using high quality plastic, but in the appendix at the back of the device, which incidentally made as a solid removable cover, there was metal.

It is also worth noting that the cover of Galaxy R is much thicker at the expense of its more comfortable to shoot, and there is no risk of accident to deform it, as in the case of Galaxy S II. As befits a large part of the front panel is touch-sensitive display, which protects the glass Gorilla Glass, and on the docks there is a small plastic edging. Under the screen controls are located: one large mechanical key "Home" and two touch-sensitive buttons on either side of it - the "Menu" and "Back." The keys are fairly easy to control. Note that the touch buttons are illuminated, while if it is not active, the touch buttons are not visible. Above the display is a front camera (1.3 megapixel), light sensors, proximity and earpiece, which is hidden under dekoratinvoy grid. On the upper side of the device is 3.5 mm audio jack and headphones. On the left side of the device is the "rocker" volume. It should be noted that it is sufficiently short, and sometimes use it is not convenient. But the power button located on the right side, in front of several large, due to this press on it is very convenient, it also extends slightly above the body, so that it can find, even in total darkness. At the bottom there is a socket - microUSB, which unfortunately is not closed any protective "gag" so it's possible that there will accumulate dust and debris. The back cover is also made of plastic, but it is a plate of metal, which reduces wear and tear. The rear panel has a 5 megapixel camera and flash. Also in the bottom of the rear panel is an external speaker. Display Samsung Galaxy R received at the location of the touch screen with a "multitouch" and a diagonal of 4.2 inches, its maximum resolution of 800x480 pixels. Built in display technology, super clear LCD, and this is the main difference from the Galaxy S II, in which technology is used SuperAMOLED Plus. It should be noted that the display has a decent supply of brightness and contrast ratio is quite decent. Interestingly, the color of the display is very clear and vivid. The display has a special option "Display Mode" which allows you to set the contrast level that is appropriate to a specific user. There are three modes of "dynamic" - the bright and contrast, "Standard" - the average value, and "Movie" - all the colors are calm. The screen is behaving very well, certainly in direct sunlight picture fades, but it remains legible. Viewing angles of the display are large, so that you can look at it from almost any position. Camera The device is equipped with two cameras: a 5-megapixel main and front with a matrix of 1.3 megapixels. The main camera has autofocus and flash, we note that the flash can be used during the creation of pictures and recording video. The camera lens is flush with the housing unit, so that it can easily be wiped, and there is not clogged with dirt and debris. The camera allows you to take a photo with a maximum resolution of 2560x1920 pixels in. For shooting outside on a sunny day there is a special feature, "The visibility on the street" that allows you to take photos is easy, in particular, the display becomes very bright and contrast, so you see all the details of the future frame. The quality of photos is high enough, but they lack the "flowers", the photos are somewhat faded. But close-up photos are obtained very good, distance to the object can be at least 5 - 6 inches. It is also excellent photographs obtained by the text, a page with text can be removed and then it is easy to read, that is almost pocket-sized scanner. As for the video, the result is quite good as well, clips are recorded in the format mp4 (codec h.264), at 15 to 29 frames per second, with the bitrate of 720p - 9881 kb / s. Maximum video resolution is 1280x720 pixels. It should be noted that the focus during shooting can not be changed, although the video is scaled. Results Smartphone Samsung Galaxy R turned mixed. On the one hand the device has excellent characteristics: high-quality display, powerful processor, sufficient RAM and internal memory, a nice design. But on the other hand, this model does not fall into one category does not devices, it is not too expensive and the flagship of the device, even for a high class. It turns out that a person chooses between a leader and Galaxy R, while paying the several thousand you can buy Galaxy S II and become owners of the latest flagship model, which will clearly be a long time maintained by developers. [ The result is that the phone is very good, but does not fit into modern riyal market, whether it is a thousand to 3 - 4 cheaper, he surely would become one of the leaders, but it is what - is unclear. It is very difficult to recommend this phone to buy, although if over time the price will drop significantly, the smartphone may become very popular.


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