The Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 is mid range smartphone with attractive design. This detailed Samsung galaxy Y review we tried to explore more on advantage and disadvantages of this mid range smartphone. This smartphone runs on Android v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS and runs on a 832 MHz processor. A 3″ Capacitive TFT touch screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Fluid touch sensitive and attractive compact design attract college student especially women. The TouchWiz UI on this Samsung phone gives you a nice user interface experience and five customization with easier navigation.
The Galaxy Y S5360 compact handset from Samsung is easy to carry and use. Phone comes with dedicated home, back and option keys to help you quick access the applications. The left side of the phone has volume rockers that let you adjust volume levels on this device. A 3.5 mm audio jack and a MicroUSB port with charging and stereo Bluetooth 3.0. Galaxy Y has an accelerometer helps smooth orientation and enjoy the gaming experience. Proximity sensor to enhance battery backup.
Camera and Multimedia
A 2 megapixel camera with 2x zoom is little disappointing. We are expecting 5MP camera and HD recording in this price range. You can find nice to have feature like smile detection, white balance and panorama features inherits from Android OS so nothing special in it. TouchWiz music play is good, You can connect the external headset or speaker using provided 3.5 audio jack then you can get the good audio effects. In build sound system will give the fairly good audio quality.
Battery and Storage
A 1200 mAh battery powers this Samsung smartphone that gives you a talk time of up to 6 hours on 2Gwhen fully charged. This phone supports a standby time of up to 120 hours on 2G . The Galaxy Y has an internal memory of 160 MB and is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD, microSDHC cards.
Connectivity and Features
The Galaxy Y smartphone supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi platforms to connect to the Internet. Android browser is great for mobile browsing. Because of small screen you can’t expect good browsing experience. You can connect to other devices through Bluetooth and a USB port and share files. The S5360 Samsung phone supports Email and Push Email along with a Document viewer that helps you keep in touch with your work environment.
A unique Find my phone feature makes sure that you can trace your mobile even if you lose it. You can lock your phone or delete all the information on it altogether if you wish to.
This mobile phone integrates Social hub application, calendars and information in one place and keeps updated. You can also access social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook with the Galaxy Y S5360. The phone can get access to the Samsung apps store and Android market to download all the applications that you need. Small screen but you can type easily using Quicktype by SWIPE keyboard on the Galaxy Y. It is good mid range power packed must have smartphone who want to spend 100USD. You can buy it in Flipkart at 7490Rs
Key Features of Samsung Galaxy Y
- Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support
- 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
- 3” 256K-color QVGA TFT touchscreen with smooth navigation support
- ARMv6 830MHz processor, 290MB user available RAM
- Android OS v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI
- 160MB of internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot, 2GB card included
- 2MP fixed-focus camera with geotagging
- GPS receiver with A-GPS
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Document viewer
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Swype text input
- MicroUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth 3.0
- Social network integration
Main disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy Y
- Low screen resolution limits choice of apps
- No touchscreen haptics
- Fixed focus camera
- No secondary camera
- No camera flash, no dedicated camera key
- QVGA video recording @ 15fps
- No earphones in the bundle
- No Adobe Flash support