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Herald Sun - Switched On - - Gadgets - SEND YOUR QUES­TIONS TO TECHSPERT@NEWS.COM.AU JEN­NIFER DUD­LEY NI­CHOL­SON

I’m think­ing about buy­ing a Sam­sung Galaxy S mo­bile phone. Is it a smart­phone? Howdo you rate it for fea­tures, price, use and value against the Ap­ple iPhone? I’m 65 and not re­ally into apps, but I’m look­ing for a mo­bile that’s easy to use with good fea­tures and a large screen that’s easy to read. If you are look­ing for a phone with a large screen, you’ve picked well in the Galaxy S. They don’t come much big­ger than this phone’s 4-inch dis­play. And it has the ben­e­fit of be­ing a Su­per AMOLED (Ac­tive-Ma­trix Or­ganic Light-Emit­ting Diode) screen, which means it is brighter than the av­er­age screen and easy to see, even in day­light. This smart­phone uses Google’s An­droid soft­ware which, though slick, of­fers fewer apps than Ap­ple. It comes with a ca­pa­ble 1GHz pro­ces­sor, 5-megapixel cam­era and high-def­i­ni­tion video record­ing. In short, it stacks up well against the iPhone and should serve you well.

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