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Samsung Galaxy Y review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, October 28th 2012                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy Y review

L ast year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Y S5360, a highly affordable, user-friendly phone for a broad public, which runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Y, also known as the Young, has a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The Android smartphone has a 832 Mhz processor under the hood, and next to WiFi, there is also UMTS and HSDPA internet. Other specifications such as the 2 Megapixel digital camera, do not really belong in a High-end smartphone these days, but when you think that the Galaxy Y is sold for just over € 100, this is still a very interesting smartphone with which Samsung targets youngsters that want a lot of options for little money. We thoroughly examined the Samsung S5360; please find our complete Galaxy Y review below!

Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 review

Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 review

 

Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Y phone design

The Galaxy Y may be one of the most inexpensive Android smartphones at the moment, but the Samsung Y certainly does not look cheap. With the 3-inch screen, it is not the most popular cell phone right now, but the Galaxy Y is comfortable to handle. The dimensions are 10.4 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm. and the phone only weighs 98 grams. In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy Y resembles the Mini, Gio, and the newer Galaxy Ace. You can easily and quickly access the applications through the user-friendly TouchWiz interface with quick panel.

Samsung Galaxy Y test

Samsung Galaxy Y test

Samsung Galaxy Young phone menu

The Galaxy Young’s menu is very easy to use thanks to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and the smartphone has pre-installed apps such as Samsung apps and Social Hub. Various Google apps including Maps, Gmail and YouTube are availalble on the Galaxy Y and then of course there is the Google Play Market, where you can endlessly download many more applications. As we have gotten used to with Samsung, we can quickly leaf through the menu, the 832 Mhz processor appears to be more than sufficient.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
70%
User friendliness
70%
Features
75%
Performance
70%
Price / Quality ratio
90%
75%
Review rating
Samsung Galaxy Y
 
 
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