Meet Edgie-kun: My Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9003)
Then I started having problems with my cute cute cute Cherry Mobile P1 Chu-Chu. Chu-Chu may look adorable, but after a while, her features become anything but. Her alarm sometimes doesn’t ring and she has become a one-call wonder (translation: you can’t use the phone for calls that go beyond 10 minutes). I suddenly found the need for a new cellphone as well.
So when the Apple girl told me that they’ve run out of iPhones, I went straight to my second choice, Samsung. The first thing I told the Samsung saleslady was, “I want a Galaxy Tab that’s not as huge as that.” LOL. And here it is:
I call him Edgie-kun, named after the intelligent fictional lawyer Miles Edgeworth of the Ace Attorney Nintendo DS games.
This newest Samsung Galaxy S apparently has a better LCD than the Galaxy Tab itself. It took me a while to get used to it, though. Or maybe this “smart phone” is a lot smarter than I am. Hahahahaha!
In any case, I quickly got addicted to its internet connectivity. I was already Plurking and surfing Facebook long before I even got out of the store.
The only irritating thing I can say is that I want a screen protector that doesn’t have that huge logo on it. I want a clean LCD, and a protector for this particular model is not yet available in the market.
It comes with your standard charger and whoopeedoo! A cable connector! That was something I lamented about when I was still a Nokia user. I don’t like it when cables come separately (and expensively).
You can change its orientation from portrait to landscape. I prefer this mode when I’m sending a text message, because the keyboard is just too small when on portrait mode. Heck, I even find this a bit difficult to type in. I feel like I must have smaller fingers.
Oohhh, but the best part about texting here is that it asked me to log onto my Gmail account the first time I turned it on and it retrieved all my Google history. So whenever I text, it also shows me my contacts’ email addresses, which means that I could send my message as an email if ever I can’t use the SMS feature. Provided I am in a (WiFi) hotspot, of course.
One of the things I got addicted to was the fact that there were so many FREE eBooks available for download on the default reader. In fact, this unit already came with two free books, one of them being Pride and Prejudice and the other being The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. When I searched for more books, I was delighted to find that many of them are really priced at $0.00.
While I’m learning further about its features, I’m loving it more and more everyday. You can even take screenshots of the interface! (I discovered it by accident and I had to look it up again on Google since I couldn’t remember how I did it.)
Here are some of them:
This is the interface when you access the Applications icon. You can customize this, as well as your “home” section.
Oh and…yeah, Edgie-kun has two cameras. The one in front, right above the LCD is a standard VGA camera. The one at the back is a 5 megapixel auto-focus cam.
This is a screenshot of the Aldiko eBook software. I still have to figure out where to search for eComics but so far I’m really loving this software. You can create various bookmarks with it…like for instance, there was a passage in Pride and Prejudice that I really like, which I labeled “Humility” (since it didn’t have a page number):
“Nothing is more deceitful,” said Darcy, “than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”
And this is the SMS interface, which can also double as an email client. It does resemble a chat room. The messages are archived, like a continuous thread, pretty much like how Gmail stores email exchanges of the same subject.
As for the rest of the other features I thoroughly appreciate?
- Music player
- Voice recorder. Now I don’t have to look for my Philips GoGear whenever I need to interview someone.
- Memo and Mini Diary. These almost render my planner obsolete.
Perhaps, one major complaint I have right now is that Blogger’s interface looks wonky in it. That’s why I still can’t use it for blogging with Blogspot. There’s a WordPress app for this, though.