Samsung I9103 Galaxy R preview: First look

30 June 2011
The Galaxy S lineup is no stranger to versioning - the original Galaxy S relied on half a dozen different editions to achieve its market success. Its successor will obviously take a similar path as we just got its first body double in the face of the Samsung I9103 Galaxy R...

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  • rahulsuneja

What's wrong with Samsung's Design Department? Designs that are so much iphone-like (even if samsung gets away with Patent-Suits, their phones still look like iphones!!).. Moreover, the same basic design is seen in almost all their models!!
Also, people buy samsung for the config. & specs. And samsung is providing all those specs, with cheap plastic bodies at cheaper rates. Look at HTC with those Alumunium Unibody Designs!! Why samsung? Why?

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  • 2011-07-26 18:05
  • bCfu
  • vahid_el

It's very nice
specially NVidia Tegra2 .
I sure It'll be First.

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  • 2011-07-23 10:41
  • TuGC
  • Mahesh

How much is it???

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  • 2011-07-21 17:13
  • teXH
  • antonio

when r u going ti put a video review of this phone????????????????

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  • 2011-07-19 21:41
  • 3Sq2
  • lucas91

hi..can i know i9103 will launch in malaysia??because i heard that in malaysia samsung authorise dealer say this model will not lauching in this i just want to confrim that this mobile will lauching in malaysia or not??if got when??thanks for your reply

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  • 2011-07-18 19:36
  • uCpR
  • JonQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-08 14:32 from 0E1H - click to readi always thought the tegra 2 was graphically better,ever since i saw the droid x2 (with android 2.2.1) vs galaxy s2 (with android 2.3.4) & saw how the droid x2 scored higher than the sgs2 even with the droid x2's higher res qHD screen & only 512 mb of ram! i knew if only they released a tegra 2 with 1 gig of ram & updated drivers it'll beat the sgs2 & look it did. in this review they said that the quadrant score could of been a defect in quadrants side, but the reality is that they always compared the galaxy s2 against tegra 2 phones with froyo & only 512 mb's of ram so sgs2 alwasys had an advantage, though not by much. also the exynos only scores 10 mflops higher in all the youtube benchmarks of exynos vs tegra2 ive seen, which brings up the question...if equal set of ram beat the galaxy in the graphics department then what would happen if the clock speed were to be raised 200 mgz to equal the 1.2 ghz of the exynos? i believe the tegra2 would gain over 10 mflops extra & outscore the exynos in the cpu tests. im not a tegra fanatic but i just want to know which is the better chipset pound for pound & it seems to be the tegra2. imagine that this galaxy R is only a preproduction & might not have been optimized at all yet.but it scored very good still, im with sprint so im still wondering if i should wait for the galaxy 2 or just get the photon 4G world phone. its not as thin but its a qHD screen & its screen is reviewed to be about as good as the amoled plus & is supposed to be barely noticeably different in color,contrast & clarity.

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  • 2011-07-17 20:53
  • s9Zb
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-03 14:58 from 0E1H - click to readNone of the Tegra 2 phones can play 720p yet. They don't have NEON support for media files.

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  • 2011-07-14 02:00
  • 4cSD
  • balthazar

> In reply to EmmiB @ 2011-07-03 17:55 from mcnI - click to readLOL.. samsung just reuse the design of samsung wave II which has more resemblance than desire z..

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  • 2011-07-11 19:34
  • wrm1
  • rajkiraan

nice phone what will be the price & when it will be released in india.
also awaiting price & release of galaxy plus i9001.
Want to buy a phone should i go for i9000 or i9003 or wait for these phone.

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  • 2011-07-11 17:55
  • vb$5
  • Anonymous

3900+ wow smoothest than sgs2 maybe lol

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  • 2011-07-11 14:06
  • 0E1H
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-07 03:28 from 4cS8 - click to readlike sgs2 in the beginning with 720p and now 1080p, just wait man for the release with 720p or 1080p flash videos ;)

One rom one overclock to 1.3ghz you can see tegra2 is much more better than exynos on a samsung :)

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  • 2011-07-08 14:32
  • 0E1H
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-03 14:58 from 0E1H - click to readGalaxy Z does 480p Flash Videos just like Optimus 2X, G2X and Atrix.

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  • 2011-07-07 03:28
  • 4cS8
  • NitroChicken

> In reply to Arjae @ 2011-07-05 04:51 from FpeU - click to readIts Samsung Yo...Next one Samssung Galazy M

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  • 2011-07-06 21:16
  • 46Hp
  • Gary

Guys let me tell you one thing, I just sold my Galaxy s2 , reason being its too big & light weight ,it feels like a biscuit that can break any time, if you put it in your pocket, you feel so uncomfortable, so no matter its more powerfull , its hard to use it every day, I wish Gs2 should look like Gz bit more comfortable & handy to use......... any way waiting for galaxy z now.....

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  • 2011-07-06 18:23
  • iifA
  • Arjae

The physical designs are almost always the same.
You could hardly tell which one is which.
I just couldn't get past that.

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  • 2011-07-05 04:51
  • FpeU
  • TSH

I'm quite happy with the performance of the original Galaxy S, so Tegra 2 would be a great improvement for me. In fact, given the sheer number of Tegra 2 devices, I wonder if we'll see software optimised for that chipset (and let's not forget Tegra Zone) so that it actually runs faster than the same app on Exynos?

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  • 2011-07-04 07:09
  • PFeY
  • Manson

Hey does it use the pentile matrix like Galaxy S? look at the display closeup shot in the preview it looks like pentile pixel arrangement. OR is it just me?

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  • 2011-07-03 19:07
  • ut@H
  • EmmiB

Anyone notice that this Galaxy Z bears more than a striking resemblance to the HTC Desire Z? Grey back and aluminium battery cover? Anyone?

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  • 2011-07-03 17:55
  • mcnI
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-02 22:12 from 4cSG - click to readlike sgs2 in the first time only 720p and on the final release 1080P ;)

now you tegra2 is a great processor :)

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  • 2011-07-03 14:58
  • 0E1H
  • Anonymous

Tegra 2 is weak in media and Flash performance. Can't handle 720p Flash video yet, while Exynos does 1080p Flash easily.

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  • 2011-07-02 22:12
  • 4cSG