Just got the Samsung Galaxy S WiFI 5.0 earlier from the Samsung Fashion Walk at Greenbelt 5. There were few crowds who were lining up since it was raining hard. So, lined up to claim my pre-order earlier. There were a couple of people who are also getting the same device, mostly teen-agers. 🙂 There were more people getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Samsung girl who assisted me even asked me why I was not getting the Tab 10.1 instead. Told her of course that I already has one.
Anyway, my first impressions upon opening up the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 box was that, it’s like the smaller version of the original Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy S WiFi is not a phone, it’s also not a tablet given its size. It similar to the Dell Streak 5. If I remember it correctly, Sammy is marketing this device as an iPod Touch rival – so it’s more of a media player.
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 does not have a 3G module so you’ll need a WiFi network to get it connected online. It runs Android 2.2 and I have no idea whether it can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. I really hope it can. I got the 8GB model but upon checking out the Settings, it says that there is only 5GB space available. The device also has a microSD card slot so if you are planning to use it a media player, a 32GB microSD card would be needed.
Other things that I like about the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 is the fact that it is so lightweight. The white back panel also gives it a nice look and appearance. Like the Samsung Galaxy S II, there is only one physical button up front. The package also comes with an in-ear headphone. This is aside from the Urban Ears Plattan Headphone which comes free with the device.
Overall, I’m pretty much satisfied with the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0. It’s portability is a plus factor for me. I think I will be bringing it more than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 now. In fact, I’m thinking of selling the Tab 10.1 and replace it with the Asus Transformer instead. 🙂
By the way, the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 retails for Php 12,990.00. It’s almost the same price as the 16GB iPod Touch 5th gen when it was launched.
Will have a more detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 as soon as I’ve put this baby to more use in the coming days.