- Slim and aesthetic design
- Good display for browsing
- HD support
- Lag in performance
- Lacks Flash
- Front camera is not so good
Despite gaining some thickness and height, the Samsung Galaxy SL is a decent smartphone which looks like an upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy SL is comes with loads of new features and hardwares compared to Samsung Galaxy S giving better and faster performance.
Design And Build:
Look wise the Samsung Galaxy SL looks similar to Samsung Galaxy S with rounded edges and single central button beneath the screen. The dimensions of phone are 123.7 x 64.2 x 10.6 mm which makes it perfectly fit in palms and the weight is 131 g, which is decent for a 4 inch screen smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy SL has a 5 megapixel camera but without LED Flash. The camera manages to capture decent images under most normal situations but fails to impress under low lit situations. It is also loaded with VGA front camera.
Going over the design of the Samsung Galaxy SL, with a glossy finish, the plastic body quickly catches fingerprint smudges and requires frequent wiping to ensure that the screen appears clean. Samsung Galaxy SL has a 4-inch Super Clear LCD display which supports multi-touch and offers 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It is needless to state the display is big enough to watch a 720p HD video and pinch-zoom the photos or webpages. The display supports pinch and zoom gestures for the home screen, photos, web pages, documents and in several other apps.
This Samsung Galaxy SL comes in a bar-shape and has packed Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system under the hood to efficiently deal with multi-tasking. Additionally, 1 GHz processor has tremendously reduced the response time and has boosted the overall performance of this device.
Power On It:
This Samsung Galaxy SL comes with a 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery that enables this phone to deliver a talk time of up to 15 hours, respectively. Also standby of about 610 hrs. For most of the smartphones in the market this battery capacity is really good.
All in all Samsung Galaxy SL is not a bad mid range smartphone buy but worth comparing to others in this segment before buying.