Originally Posted by shamino
- The dialer (row 3, column 5) is a blue square with a white handset, at a 45-degree angle (vs. Apple's -45-degree orientation). Looks much more like the icon found on Bell Telephone pay phones than Apple's icon
- The dialer is a green square with a white human silhouette, with a phone handset covering it at about a -10-degree angle
I don't think every one of Apple's examples is a good one, but it seems clear that Samsung intended to copy Apple. If they were just being lazy, they would've used the Andoid-standard icons or designed something similar.
And if they were trying to be original, there are plenty of ways to represent these concepts. We've already seen plenty of examples just in this discussion.
I can tell you from experience, that all mobile phones made prior to the iPhone only had two constants:
"Green" for Dial, and "Red" for end call. That's because these were physical buttons.
My Nokia N95, which came out the same year or so as the iPhone has this:
1. Contacts - Blue address book, which looks like a white analog telephone receiver on it
2. Messaging - Envelope, yellow
3. Maps - Green Compass
4. Music - A beige file folder with a squareish-speaker icon, two eighth notes on it
5. Gallery - Film-strip with a single eighth-note
6. Video Center - A television screen with a circle orbiting it
7. Search - A magnifying lens over earth (over Europe)
8. Web - Earth (Atlantic ocean centered)
9. Games - N-gage
10. Tools - A beige file folder with a wrench on it
11. Applications - A beige file folder with a red square on it
12. Ovi Store - A blue shopping bag (BTW this has a simiar shape to the Nintendo 3DS's store icon)
In side the Applications folder
1. Clock - Analog clock
2. Calculator - 3 digit digital calculator icon
3. Calendar - a flip calendar with the day on it
4. App manager - 4 3D cubes
5. Camera - A camera icon (with the round lens in the middle)
Also, inside the "Office" folder, there is a notes Icon which looks like a binder- notepad from the top, similar to the calendar's binder rings.