Samsung Galaxy S Advance

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Samsung i9070 Galaxy S Advance
Samsung Galaxy S Advance logo.jpg
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
First released April 2012;
2 years ago
Availability by country International
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, Samsung Galaxy SL I9003
Successor Samsung Galaxy S II
Dimensions 123.2 x 63 x 9.69 mm
Weight 120 g
Operating system Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) upgradable to Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
System on chip STE NovaThor U8500
CPU 1 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU ARM Mali-400MP
Memory 555 MB RAM
Storage 8 GB or 12 GB for user 4 GB for apps
Removable storage microSD up to 32 GB
Battery 1500 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, headset controls, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, 3-axis Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, aGPS
Display 4 in (100 mm) Super AMOLED 800x480 resolution (~233 ppi)
Rear camera 5 Mpx Back-illuminated sensor with auto focus and 720p video recording at 30fps
Front camera 1.3 Mpx
Connectivity HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Kies Air, NFC (Optional), USB
SAR Head: 0.36 W/kg 1 g
Body: 0.96 W/kg 1 g
Hotspot: 0.96 W/kg 1 g[1]

Samsung GT-I9070 Galaxy S Advance (also known as the Galaxy S II Lite) is an Android smartphone which was announced in January 2012 and released in April 2012 as an "advanced" variant to the original Galaxy S. The Galaxy S Advance has a 4-inch Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 233-ppi, a dual-core processor running at 1 GHz with 768MB of RAM, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera and a 1.3 MP fixed focus front-facing camera for video calls or self-portrait photography.[2] This device is running Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) out of the box but it can now be officially updated to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).[3] The Jellybean 4.1.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S Advance was released by Samsung, beginning with the Russian firmware on 7 January 2013 and by now many other regions too got the update with only a few of them still remaining. This new firmware update now includes Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX and almost all of Jellybean's rich features. Users can now start updating their existing Gingerbread firmware via KIES or Over-The-Air once the update is made available to their country or region. Reviews for the phone were mostly negative, criticizing its terrible hardware performance.

Critical reception[edit]

The Galaxy S Advance was met with negative reviews once it was released. Critics praised the phone's design and screen colors, but heavily criticized its hardware performance and numerous bugs.
After Jelly Bean upgrade to this phone, Galaxy S Advance's performance was reported as significantly degraded by many of its users. Many users, who upgraded to Jelly Bean, complained of noticeable lags and frequent hangs of phone. Also this phone received only one official upgrade of Jelly Bean after which no further upgrades were provided officially.

(Unofficial) Cyanogenmod support[edit]

NovaFusion Studio community provides unofficial Cyanogenmod firmware for Galaxy S Advance. Recently Android version 4.4.3 (Kitkat) has been released for Galaxy S Advance by NovaFusion Studio, which is claimed by the various users and testers as more stable than official previous Jelly Bean upgrade. The Kitkat ROM for Galaxy S Advance is said to be peeled off of some less frequently used services to make its memory footprint as small as it could run gracefully on Galaxy S Advance.

However flashing with unofficial ROM voids the warranty.

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