Samsung Galaxy Y Android phone

Samsung Galaxy Y review: A cheap as chips Android phone, let down by a low resolution screen

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.50 / 5 (of 9 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 129.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Christine Braybrook

5.0

1

Pros
I love my new Samsung Galaxy Y phone
Cons
It didn't come with full instructions about loading pictures or a disc
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wish i knew where to go to find information about loading pictures to my pc like my telecom R101 phone

Bear Star

4.0

2

Pros
It's small and shiny
Cons
Small screen
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Having had my HTC desire run over by a car, I decided bigger was not better and got the sumsung galaxy Y instead. I find the battery life more than ok as I am happy to charge once a day, and it lasts fine even with regular gmail and Facebook access during the day. The screen is too small to hold the keyboard and what ever you are typing into.. So I switch to my iPad for long emails, but it's ok just for txt or quick one liners..
Not like a full fledged top of the range phone, but great for what it is.

Charlie Taylor

2.5

3

Pros
Great to use, clear screen
Cons
Small keyboard, poor battery life
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I understood the adverts for the phone showed 600 hours standbye battery life, I get 50 if I am lucky. What a disappointment as I am a very low user and thought I was buying a phone which I could charge once per week. I consider the phone a disaster for that reason, otherwise it is OK.Another thing, my VW car dealer spent 1.5 hours loading the phonebook into bluetooth in the car--tough ask and there is no easy way to resolve this.

Charlie

kevin

4.0

4

Pros
the phone
Cons
blue tooth
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Will not work with bluetooth on my 2009 Camry

Jim

3.5

5

Pros
Compact, lightweight, nifty
Cons
Small Screen, low resolution
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I have recently purchased this phone just to fill in whilst I wait for better phones to come out as my previous phone was a Sony X10 which has died on me, and going from a 4" to 3" screen and to a lower resolution is a bit of a shock, but I am dealing with it okay as I can still do what I could do on my X10 in regards to smart phone functionality.
For making phone calls, and stuff like Gmail access. It works fine.
The speed and responsiveness of the phone is great.
It makes a great every day phone for someone who just wants something basic or a starter or a low end smart phone. It has Android 2.3, so a lot of good features as any other Android device. Hotspot tethering, you can wirelessly connect to phone via another computer device and use the Internet.
I have found the internal ear piece speaker loud and clear (louder then my X10) and the loud speaker is pretty good too.
As said in the review, it's the size of the screen and the size of the keyboard that let's it down.
Definitely if you don't want to be lugging around a largish 4" screen sized phone, and for the price. This phone is to be considered.

Sumit

4.5

6

Pros
Very Sexy phone can take away u frm this world....
Cons
nothing but battery pack up....
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Very cute phone .....fully android...and fully loaded

ankit panchal

5.0

7

Pros
not hot
Cons
everything
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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwware of this phone.bcos it is stolen your mind from other things.

Mahesh Tamboli

2.5

8

Pros
lots of features in low price
Cons
nothing
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nice smartphone,i like it

Pete

0.0

9

Pros
mowt
Cons
samsung y
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A samsung phone that consistantly cannot find its network and i thought my old LG was crap! Nope this samsung is far less compatible if required to be used as a phone!

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