Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung Young is for everyone
Samsung Galaxy Y
Member Name: russo2511
Samsung Galaxy Y
Advantages: Does what it says on the tin, easy to use, good features
Disadvantages: Sometimes not able to end calls without turning off
I recently changed my mobile to a Samsung Galaxy Y with Tesco Mobile and love it!
I am quite a dinosaur when it comes to technology, the last phone I had was a Noxia X2 which was part touch screen and part keypad but the touch screen part was only very limited. I have been with the 3 Network for over 6 years and have always been pleased with the service and tariffs, but when I called to upgrade got so annoyed with different people telling me what I needed and what the best deal was for me without listening to what I was saying, I cancelled my contract with them. My criteria was quite simple, a small screen smart phone with round edges and pink or purple in colour at less than £10 a month, but I was told this wasn't possible and that I didn't really want this option! (However when I went through to the cancellations department a few days late I was offered something similar but by this time it was too late - I had already converted to Tesco Mobile!) As you can probably gather from the above the newest all singing dancing phones do not appeal to me in the slightest, I just need a phone to call, text, take the occasional photograph and listen to the radio periodically. Having said that though I have used the mapping on the phone when I have forgotten to take my satnav to work to help to find my way around as I have to travel around the West Midlands.
When I first got the phone out of the packet I hadn't got a clue how to use it and it did take me a few weeks to navigate round the different pages but with a bit of help from my husband and son I can now do what I need to do. I am very aware that there are loads of other things I can do and have set myself a target of learning something new every week, so by the time I get round to changing my phone again I should be completely au fait with it!
What I like about the phone:
I love the shape and feel of the phone, the back is quite textured which makes it easy to keep hold of.
The camera is easy to use and the photographs seem to be of a good quality, I have printed one off the other day and it is very sharp and clear.
The radio is also easy to use and the sound quality is good from the headphones provided.
If you have a text an envelope appears at the top of the screen which you drag down to open and the whole conversation appears with that person
Easy change from keypad to qwerty keyboard (at the moment I am using both, not sure which one I like best)
What I don't like so much about the phone:
On a couple of occasions when I have gone to end the call when I tap the screen the icons do not appear so I cannot press the red end call button, I have had to switch the phone off and on again. I did read in another review that this had happened to someone else and they said had found out how to rectify this, but didn't say how to do it (so if anyone reading this can let me know I would be most grateful).
I am not going to go into any technical details about the phone, as a) I don't know any, and b) if people are really interested they will look online and also to be fair the phone is quite old now and most people have changed their phones several times since having a Galaxy Y and won't be interested. No idea what terms like Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich are in relation to phones, are they not yummy summertime treats??
I know most people will wonder why I'm raving about such an old phone but it is my introduction to my first Smart phone and I am very pleased with the phone (and my ability to use it). Also I have got 5000 texts, 300 minutes and 2mb of data for the fabulous price of £7.50 a month plus I get my Tesco clubcard points aswell.
All in all I think this is an ideal phone for anyone using a Smart phone for the first time. I found out afterwards that the Y stands for young but I would disagree with this as I feel it is perfect for everyone.
Summary: Ideal first Smart phone for all ages
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