Samsung Galaxy Y is a little phone and accommodates into the hand snugly. It’s a 3.0 inch screen and as with nearly touch phones of this size, it is not for you if you’ve big hands. The rear is plastic but for certain does not aspect so and with the chromium-plate rim, it breaks the phone a costly appear.
Samsung Galaxy Y features a glaze bar pattern and has 3 buttons on the face. One is the physical home button and two are capacitive. There is no ambient light detector or fore facing camera but a propinquity sensor is supplied.
The left side of the Samsung Galaxy Y has the volume cradle and the right side of the phone has the power/sleep button. The top has the 3.5mm jack and the micro USB port.
The interface of the Samsung Galaxy Y is alike to the ones on other Samsung Android handsets. It goes with TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), which is a dulcet surprisal.
You’ll be able to have up to 7 home screens populated with apps etc. The fathom of the screen has four shortcuts for contacts, dialer, messages and menu.
Filch down from the top and you get the notices bar. Here you can promptly toggle Bluetooth, GPS amongst additional picks and it demoes extra data about active connections, downloads and missed events amidst extra affairs besides.
Apps in the menu can be got at by filching horizontally. A elongated press of the physical button adds up new apps and the task manager where you can down applications and catch usage of the 290MB of the useable RAM.
We would like to append that the text appears a little foggy and its not as pretty as one would require it to be but all Android functionality is introduce and at this cost, we can not actually sound off.
The 832 MHz processor is good for universal exercise, apps and web browsing. We did not feel any glitches in the graphics but the resolution, 320×240, is a little low and there were rather a couple of apps and games that did not execute comfortably and some even declined to work at all.
Contacts and Messaging
The phonebook allows nothing to be in demand. It’s all functionality one could think of and its charged with TouchWiz which allows a few genuinely convenient shortcuts.
Texting on a 3.0 screen was e’er becoming to be a task. It’s the common portrait virtual keyboard and it switches it to its landscape edition when angled to the side. Matters get a brief strangled but with a bit exercise one could get employed to it.
The window in which you check what you’ve written is too little for our solace. What we enjoy about texting in the Galaxy Y withal, is Swype. When activated, you do not bear to arise your finger and you can just drag your finger over the keyboard to form a word.
Accuracy is eminent and we were very delighted with it. There is an alternative for voice input too but while it is precise plenty it assumes de trop time. Additional input choices include handwriting identification. Texts are demoed in the fashionable threaded aspect which is good. Contributing multimedia content will automatically turn the text into a MMS.
Samsung Galaxy Y has a 2.0 megapixel camera and quality is decent. Flash is abstracted and the maximal resolution it can catch is 1600×1200. The supplied characteristics and user interface are both beneficial. Some characteristics include smile detection and panorama mode amidst others. The camcorder style can capture video in QVGA format at 15 frames per second.
The video player is common and does not run DivX or Xvid videos. MP4, WMV and H.264 formats are backed up and run jolly comfortably. The gallery allows some decent transition effects and 3D views.
The music player on Samsung Galaxy Y is sport rich and Samsung has come in TouchWiz UI in it too. Navigation is comfortable and batch of characteristics are offered to direct music as you desire. An equalizer is rendered as well and the audio quality is fine. The loudspeaker volume is little bit on the blue side but exclusively slightly. FM is also present for those tender of radio.
In the connectivity section, Galaxy Y has Wi-fi, Bluetooth and a micro USB port. You can also exercise the phone as a mobile Wi-fi hotspot.
It’s the common set of apps like Youtube, Gmail and Google maps. QuickOffice is enclosed for screening documents. The Android market acts easily. We’d like to remark that in some games and apps which were overcrowded with buttons, the touch on the phone gaoled and even got insensitive in some cases.
Price & Conclusion
The Galaxy Y is accessible for Rs. 14,000 from most mobile retailers. We were shanghaied with the characteristic set of the phone but we were discomfited with the low resolution of 320×240 besides the 2MP camera. But it runs Android and trade-offs are e’er there so we can not genuinely complain.