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A great little phone!,
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Y on O2 Pay As You Go with £10 airtime credit (Electronics)I've bought this phone for my son for his 14th birthday. I'm not buying him a BlackBerry/HTC or higher spec phone than this as I feel his lifestyle of a lazy swine who doesn't look after his stuff doesn't warrant it plus this is an Android phone and so he still has access to the app market and can tweet, fakebook and whatever other social websites are out there! Can you tell I hate them! :)
The Galaxy Y is a great little device measuring 104 x 58 x 11.5mm and housing a 3-inch QVGA (240x320) TFT touchscreen.
The screen is certainly small compared to my HTC desire HD, but Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) still works well -albeit looking rather grainy due to the low-res TFT display but that won't bother him. Pics taken with the onboard camera look okay.
It fits nicely in the hand, the rounded textured back provides a comfortable and firm grip while weighing in at 98g so having a bit of weight to it.
The build quality of the Galaxy Y is sturdy with a solid feel to the handset when pressure is applied. The back cover is plastic but it fits snugly on the phone and when removed feels thick enough to be protective.
There is just one button on the right hand side which is the power/lock key, it is easy to reach when using one handed.
At the the top there is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a covered microUSB port. the cover is easy enough to remove.
On the left of the handset there is a volume rocker switch and a lanyard hole. Inside there is an 830MHz processor powered by a 1200mAh battery. Not the fastest but adequate enough in my opinion.
Samsung have stuck a tight fisted 160MB of internal memory inside which can be upgraded to 32GB with a microSD card. It came with a 2gb card too!
Here's a quick rundown of the specs. . . .3G enabled, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth, USB connectivity. Android OS version 2.3, 2mp Camera, no autofocus or flash though. You can record video, play music, there is a FM radio too! Running YouTube, social networking sites and playing games such as Angry Birds is all good! Of course you get a charger, 2gb microSD card as mentioned and the USB cable.
For me, as a hardworking pennypinching tightwad dad :) I think its a great little phone for the price. Plus I got £10 of airtime thrown in.
If he drops it or loses it or explodes it somehow. . .it won't be the end of the world, for me. For him it will be! :)
I love him really! :S
UPDATE 4/4/12. . .
The lad's birthday was the 2nd and he's now got the phone. He's very happy with it and put a few apps on, shot a few videos of him and the boys larking around, put some headache inducing music on the thing (whatever happened to Motown?)and, his mates are quite impressed with it alledgedly, so it's all good folks!
Another update!! 7/11/12. . .
I've just bought this for my lovely better half Samsung Galaxy Y SIM Free Smartphone I didn't know you could get this phone in white. Very nice for the girls! The lad is still happy with his too and now has an 8gb memory card in it!
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Initial post: 6 Apr 2012 10:59:10 BDT
C. Ling says:
Briliant revue, best I've read. Informative and amusing. Well done. :)
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 11:34:47 BDT
Thankyou C. Ling! Much appreciated :)
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 18:00:09 BDT
Great review! Informative and funny, ever tried to write a book?
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 18:46:16 BDT
I haven't but your kind comment has inspired me! :)
I'm glad you liked it.
Many thankies to you!
In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 11:08:59 BDT
Rachit Chakarwarty says:
Can anybody help me please about this phone. Does it have Skype on it. I'm thinking to gift for my mother.
Thanks a lot
In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 11:55:35 BDT
It doesn't have Skype preloaded on it but you can install it from the Android market. But. . .you cannot do video calling as this phone does not have a front/forward facing camera! But I imagine you would still be able to voice call using Skype.
Hope this helps.
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 16:49:16 BDT
Great review! Made me laugh! Can relate to everything you said re teenage son, social networks etc.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 23:09:35 BDT
Rachit Chakarwarty says:
Thanks. I'm highly Obliged :)
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2012 02:00:20 BDT
Thankyou Rachit. My pleasure.
I hope your Mum likes the phone.