Samsung has already launched Galaxy Y long ago and we have covered it many times. We have missed its detailed hands on review that will cover the detailed experience of using the phone and revealing its pros and cons. Galaxy Y is a budget Android Gingerbread phone that costs around $140 or Rs 7200. Check out the detailed specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Y below:
Galaxy Y detailed Specs:
- Network : Quad band GSM , Dual band UMTS(3G supported)
- Candy Bar Capacitive Touchscreen with curved edges
- Display : 3.0-inch Capacitive touchscreen , 320×240 pixels resolution
- Operating system : Android v2.3 Gingerbread- Samsung Touch Wiz User Interface
- Processor : 832 MHz (No GPU information yet)
- Camera : 2 mega-pixel(Without Flash)
- Wireless connectivity : Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n , Wi-Fi tethering (hotspot)
- Data : 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- Multimedia : Music Player : MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Video player : MP4, H.263, H.264
- Internal memory : 180MB, Expandable UP 32GB Via microSD card slot
- Social networking Apps
- Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
- Android market access
- Pre-loaded GMail , Google Search
- GPS Navigation , Google Maps apps
- Dimensions : 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm
- Weight : 97.5 g
- Battery : 1200 mAh
- Talk time (maximum) : 9 hours (2G), 5 hours (3G)
- Standby Time (maximum) : 400 hours (2G), 350 hours (3G)
Galaxy Y is a great competitor for other budget Android phones available in the market. We have recently compared Micromax A75 with Samsung Galaxy Y both are same but Samsung Galaxy Y is a step ahead with better hardware and quality.
Samsung Galaxy Y 5360detailed Hands on Review:
Dimensions and hands on feel:
Galaxy Y is a budget Android phone and presents the same build quality as high range phones from Samsung. The power android is packed in a 10.40×5.80×1.20 inches and just 98Grams which are pretty well. The phone is very handy and feel is good. You can use your finger and thumbs to use the Touchscreen. The metallic shine and crisp screen are added advantage.
Processor and Operating system:
Samsung Galaxy Y is preloaded with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 and powered by an 832 Mhz processor which can handle almost all the apps and moderate Games. We have already reviewed the best games available for Galaxy Y. You can easily run games like cut the Rope and where my water on Galaxy Y is, it handles them pretty well. If you are trying to run games like Modern Combat and Asphalt 6 then they would not run well.
Samsung Galaxy Y supports GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz GSM network. You will get 3G HSDPA UMTS data speed upto 7.1Mbps. It has other connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. It is also equipped with GPS for maps and location functionality.
Camera and Multimedia:
Samsung Galaxy Y packs a decent 2MP camera without flash, but there is no secondary camera for video calling. Well Pictures are pretty fine when you are in sunlight but performance decreases with light. It has a 320×240 PX resolutions TFT screen with 265K colors which is pretty fine for watching MP4, WMV, H.264 video formats that are supported. You can also play audio files like MP3, WAV and eAAC+ files.
Battery and Build quality:
Battery backup is pretty fine when you are not using Wi-Fi or 3G. You can easily get a day run time if you do not browse or watch video too much. When you start using Wi-Fi the battery drains out pretty fast. The build quality of the phone is at par with price. Earphone and speakers are fine for music, if you are not expecting too much. Galaxy Y fits perfectly in your pocket and your budget.
Samsung Galaxy Y Pros and Cons
- UMTS HSDPA 7.1 MBPS data speed support
- Wi-Fi Hotspot and tethering
- Latest Android Gingerbread OS
- 3.5mm jack, you can easily get a better earphone if you are music addict
- Pre install Google and social networking apps
- Good touch screen works like a charm with Samsung Touch Wiz User interface
- Best available Gingerbread phone at its price
- Root and custom ROM are easily available
- Low resolution so lesser options of games and apps available on Android market
- Touch screen feels smaller while typing (landscape mode keypad makes it feel better)
- No Adobe Flash supported
- No secondary Camera for video calling
- Low battery backup with Wi-Fi and 3G use
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