Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Samsung i9070 Galaxy S Advance

PinoyTechBlog has a review of the Samsung i9070 Galaxy S Advance. It is officially in country, with a suggested retail price of Php22,990. 

Quick specs:
  • 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED Display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 9.7 mm thick case
  • Android 2.3
  • 1 GHz dual core processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage expandable via a MicroSD card slot
  • 5 MP primary camera, autofocus, LED flash, 720 video recording
  • 1.3 MP secondary camera 
  • HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity
  • 1500 mAh battery

Basically it is a lower spec'ed Galaxy S II. You should expect to see this at Samsung retailers at a about 2K below the SRP soon.   

It really has no direct competition, being a dual core phone with mid-level specs (i.e. 5MP camera, 720p video capture) but should make likfe harder for older dual core phones like the LG Optimus 2x P990 and the HTC Sensation as well as higher end single core phones like the Sony Experia Arc S, HTC Desire S.   


  1. May Galaxy Pocket na rin Samsung, plus this...

    Starting to get the impression Samsung is trying the "throw sh*t against the wall and see what sticks" approach with smartphones.

    1. Samsung has always released endless phone models every year, even before the smartphone era. You can expect every manufacturer to release a mid-level dual core phone this year. The Pocket, I do not why, unless if is really dirt cheap.

  2. If compared to sony erricson arc s, which is better?

    1. As nice as the SE Xperia Arc S is, it has a single core processor and 320 MB of user available storage. That was cutting edge in 2010, a bit behind the cure in 2011 and I would not think it is enough for a phone a buyer plans to keep for 2 or more years.

      The Advance dual core processor and 8 GB internal storage, half user available should keep it relevant longer.


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