The massive 41n touchscreen of the Galaxy 5 beats the iPhone's display In many areas: brightness, contrast and viewing angle are second to none, although it can't match the iPhone's resolution. It could easily be mistaken for an iPhone, albeit a 3rd generation model. The Galaxy S is a snick fatter, especially at the base where there's a rear chin, and it's taller and wider, but still quite a dapper dialler, It's a shame those good looks don't continue through to the build quality, The plastic rear cover feels as though it might blow off on a Windy day; you certainly wouldn't fancy its chances in an encounter with the pavement. Screen aside, the Galaxy's big puli is its camera, The flashless 5MP snapper produces shots of amazing vibrancy in daylight, all the better to view on that incredible screen, And there's stunning hi-def video capture too,

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Samsung's new 1GHz processor motors along, so you won't be waiting around for apps to load or encountering bumpy transitions, and while the TouchWiz 3,0 front end doesn't quite match up to HTC's Sense, it's a neat interface. Extras include Samsung's own apps as well as those from Android Market, and a social media hub.

The micro USB slot is tucked behind a sliding door which clips open and close. It's a tad flimsy but much better than the old plastic flap solution. There's also a standard 3.5mm headphone socket for Sammy's decent music player.

TECH SPECS
OS Android 2.1 Display 4in, 4BOxBOO, Super AMOlEO capacitive touchscreen Camera/video SMP, front¬facing VGA, 720P@l30fps Storage BGB + microSO Connectivity 3 G, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, USB, Wi-Fi Battery 5hrs 30m talk