Samsung Galaxy Y is a smartphone that is designed for the people who have qualms about spending a lot of money on any high end droid. Samsung Galaxy Y is one step above the dumb phones that features the latest android OS.
The best thing about this phone is that it provides the latest specification at a very simple and reasonable price range. This is a droid that gives you the best of the android world without compromising on performance.
Looks and Feel:
At first look Galaxy Y is a very small handset measuring 104x58x11.5 mm with all plastic body. But don’t let it fool you because it’s one of the most durable body which is very easy and comfortable to hold.
The front side of the device is taken up with 3inch capacitive screen which sports a QVGA (240×320) resolution along with multi-touch support. Benefit of having a low screen resolution that it does not take up much battery power.
Beneath the screen there is a capacitive menu and back keys which lights up upon a press and when they are not being used they stay invisible.
The back side of the mobile is taken up by a metallic cover which is scratch resistant and also there is a lens for 2MP camera.
Hardware and Performance:
Galaxy Y S5360 comes preinstalled with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 and despite having minimum specs the user interface is very smooth and fluid.
You will Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher which further improves the user experience. You can say that the user interface which is present on this device is similar to the user interface that you would encounter if you would have bought a High End Galaxy Droid.
The phone is powered by 830MHz ARMv6 processor with a total of 290MB of RAM available to the user. Even with this kind of specs the phone performance very fast.
Along with the low screen resolution which further helps to decrease the processing power the UI is very smooth so you don’t have to worry about the phone slowing down.
The camera that is found on this device is a fixed focus camera and produce not so good image. You can say that the image quality of the camera is passable at best.
Other than the camera’s performance Samsung have made sure to include a camera app that is very touch friendly and has lots of built in feature.
The android browser on this device is great to use but sadly it doesn’t support flash. But the page rendering is very quick and you can use double tap to zoom or pinch to zoom on the webpages but the limited screen estate sometimes makes it very annoying to view the webpages.
On the connectivity side Galaxy Y comes with WI-FI (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 and USBv2.0.
The phone is able to run almost all the apps that are currently available in the android market.
All in all the Galaxy Y is a very neat device that doesn’t appear cheap no matter where you are. The best part is that you get to experience the joys and wonders of android at a very reasonable price.
- 3inch 256K-color QVGA TFT touchscreen
- ARMv6 830MHz processor, 290MB of user available RAM
- Android OS v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) along with TouchWiz UI
- 160MB of internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot, 2GB card is included in the retail box
- 2MP fixed-focus camera
- GPS receiver with A-GPS
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Document viewer
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Swype text input
- MicroUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth 3.0
- Social network integration