Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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The Galaxy Y,not just a great beginners phone but a great phone in it's own right !!
Samsung Galaxy Y
Member Name: blackbob
Samsung Galaxy Y
Advantages: intuitive,easy to use,clear and pleasing display,great internet capability
Disadvantages: 2mp camera isnt the best and goes through battery in no time
I bought my Galaxy Y back in march this year when I went into a local Cash Converters and bought my nearly new phone for £50,it was in immaculate condition and had been chipped for network,mine being o2.
The Samsung Galaxy range is a family of devices from smart phones to tablets,media players and even cameras that use the android operating system.
The Galaxy Y is the entry level smart phone.The Y stands for young and is aimed at the younger user but is also an ideal entry point for the less technically minded 'older' user like myself ;-)
Ok for the technical stuff ~
It's form is a slate,dimensions are ~
4.1 in H
0.45 in D
and weighs 9.75g
It uses Andriod 2.3.5 (upgraded 2.3.6) gingerbread operating system.
Has uses a single core 832 MHz ARMv6 along with broadcom BCM 2763 videocore IV
The memory features 290 MB of
RAM and 190 MB of dedicated
flash internal storage (158 MB user
It has microSDHC slot (up to 32
The display uses a 76.2-millimetre
(3.00 in) QVGA (320x240) TFT LCD
capacitive touchscreen which has a
Pixel density (PPI) of '133'.
On the back of the device is a 2
Megapixel fixed focus camera
without flash that can record
videos in up to a maximum QVGA
Resolution but no forward facing camera.
Compatible networks are GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps 900/2100
It has also has 3G,HSDPA,bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity options.
It has multi touch touch screen,talk activation option aswell.
What's it like in real life ??
It fits nicely in the hand,comfortable to hold and use with a bright,colourful and clear display with countless settings to customise to your personal taste.
The sound quality when making calls can be tinny and not as clear as I'd like often times but useable certainly.
Text messaging is straightforward although I find the space button sandwiched btwn input (t9 - abc) and message settings a real pain at times but uery useable apart from that.You have predictive,abc,handwriting and more input methods.
If all I wanted was a phone for calls and texts i'd have got a very basic Samsung for £10 but I want to be able to browse the internet,read emails and use söcial networks.
The internet capacity of this phone is excellent though browsing can be torturous when using 3G it is quick on HSPDA and almost seamless on wi-fi (quicker than my pc wi broadband.lol).
The factory browser is good but a little clunky which is why I downloaded Opera Mini making for an excellent online experience.
For a cheap,useful,practical first smartphone I couldnt recommend this more highly.
It's more reliable,intuitive,pleasing to use and has more capabilities and much better preformance than apparently more advanced iphone or blackberry phones of higher capacity.
The internet performance is far superior with 1,000's off apps from google play and samsung apps.
The downside are the lowish resolution camera,it can take ok photos with plenty of light but the video recording isnt great.
Also battery life isn't great needing constant recharging.
I give it 8.5/10 and will be upgrading to a higher spec Galaxy when the time comes.
Summary: nice,very useable entry to the galaxy family,highly recommended !!!
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