Samsung Galaxy S is European Smartphone of the Year

24 Aug 2010

The Samsung Galaxy S 1900 was named the European Smartphone of the Year at the recent European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2010-2011, while the Samusung Wave HD won the European Social Media Phone of the Year award.

The EISA judges commented that the Galaxy S is “a ‘jewel in the crown’ for demanding users wanting to be connected, entertained and updated on the move. It’s a well made device that should capture the attention of every mobile phone lover.”

Regarding the Wave HD handset, the judges stated that it “capitalises on the current interest in smartphones by providing means and applications for social media environments” and “is thin and beautifully designed, featuring a metal chassis”.

“We are absolutely delighted that the Samsung Galaxy S has been recognised by such a reputable association as EISA as the European Smartphone of the Year ahead of competitors devices such as the iPhone 4,” said Gary Twohig, general manager of Samsung Mobile Ireland.

“Wave HD has been a runaway success since it went to market earlier this summer. Overall it  a very exciting time for us in Ireland with sales of the Galaxy S and Wave HD going from strength to strength.”

The EISA is an association consisting of 50 magazines with an interest in multimedia across 19 European countries. In June of each year, the editors from all its magazines meet to decide which of the products covered in their publications will receive an award from the EISA.

The Galaxy S is powered by Android. It has a 1 GHz application processor and a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen. It offers HD video, Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 interface and advanced Location Based Services (LBS).

The Wave HD offers a 3.3 inch AMOLED touchscreen, with a 1GHz processor. It features a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash and Bluetooth 3.0.