Samsung Galaxy S smartphones has touched 10 million sales worldwide. Now the question remains what made this line of smartphone tick around the world?

The Galaxy S line smartphones superior all-round performance in every aspect as a smartphone should have caught the attention of the viewers. The smartphone from Samsung was listed by TIME as number 2 device in 'Top 10 Gadgets' of 2010 and that should be due to its Super AMOLED display, as Samsung and LG are the only manufacturers of AMOLED display screen as of now.

Reviewers and Critics alike had given good ratings for Samsung Galaxy S line smartphones overall.

One glitch that stood against the Galaxy S was its almost non functional GPS, but that problem also has been taken care of.

In US the Galaxy S smartphones where released by different carriers in different names. AT&T released the smartphone as Samsung Captivate (SGH-I879), T-Mobile version was known as the Samsung Vibrant (SGH-T959), the Sprint called it Samsung Epic 4G (SPH-D700), Verizon released it as Samsung Fascinate (SCH-I500), Cellular South and US Cellular currently offers Galaxy S models as Samsung Showcase and Samsung Mesmerize respectively and finally Verizon also released a Samsung Continuum (SCH-I400) model.

JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics says: “The Galaxy S is the result of our 22 year heritage in the mobile industry. It is the realization of our concept of 'the Smart Life' - we wanted to make users' lives more convenient, more exciting, and more integrated. Today's milestone shows that we have succeeded: 10 million Galaxy S users around the world are living the Smart Life….The Galaxy S has set a new standard in Smartphones and outperformed even our expectations. We are proud of this achievement; to consistently sell over 1.4 million devices per month clearly demonstrates that the consumer demand for relevant, empowering mobile experiences. We will continue to meet this demand, delivering leading innovation and building smartphones that will maximize user experiences.”

The Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones just varies a bit in size and other features but apart from that Samsung Galaxy S smartphones features a display of 4-inch Super AMOLED display which is covered by Gorilla Glass, a special crack and scratch resistant material. With a Hummingbird processor, it clocks at 1GHz which is ideal for tuning up gaming applications without a stop.

Galaxy S smartphone features Froyo (Android 2.2) OS, a 512MB RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of memory depending on the model. And all the models have up to 32GB microSD support. It has PowerVR SGX 540 graphics support card. There is a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and supports 720p HD Video. Galaxy S weighs between 118 g (4.2 oz) and 155 g (5.46 oz).

It supports multimedia file audio formats like (FLAC, WAV, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, AC3, XMF), video codecs (mpeg4, H.264, H.263, Sorenson codec, DivX HD/ XviD, VC-1) and video formats (3GP (MPEG-4), WMV (Advanced Systems Format), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV).

Here is a look at Samsung Galaxy S smartphone vis-a-vis other top smartphones in the market.

 

Galaxy S

Droid X

iPhone 4

Nexus One

Evo 4G

Droid Incredible

OS

Froyo

Froyo

iOS4

Froyo

Froyo

Froyo

Display

4-inch

4.3-inch

3.5-inch

3.7-inch

4.3-inch

3.7-inch

Processor

Hummingbird 1GHz

TI OMAP 1GHz

Apple A4 processor 1GHz

Qualcomm 8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz

Qualcomm 8650 Snapdragon 1GHz

Qualcomm 8650 Snapdragon 1GHz

Memory

512MB RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of memory, high end version has 2GB ROM

8GB flash memory/ 512 MB RAM

16GB to 32GB internal , 512 MB RAM

512MB ROM/ 512MB RAM

1GB flash memory/ 512MB RAM

512MB ROM/ 512MB RAM

Camera

5-mega-pixel

8 mega-pixel

5 mega-pixel

5 mega-pixel

8 mega-pixel

8 mega-pixel

Video Recording

720p@30fps

720p@24fps

720p@30fps

720x480@20fps

1280x720p@ 20fps

800x480@20fps

Wi-Fi

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

802.11 b/g

802.11 b/g

802.11 b/g