Samsung Galaxy Y Android smartphone is designed for younger generation/students which offer Touch screen display, social networking apps, 3G connectivity and multimedia functions @ affordable price.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Y in August 2011, alongside the QWERTY keyboard based Galaxy Y Pro and Samsung Galaxy W mobile phones.
Samsung has stated the “Y” relates to ‘Young’, where these are entry models or strategic models for emerging markets or a younger audience, with a more sensitive to price attached.
The Galaxy Y has a 3-inch QVGA 320×240 TFT LCD screen, whilst being powered by a 832MHz processor, with a 2 megapixel camera and a 2GB microSD card, running from the Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS with the Samsung TouchWiz overlay to that platform.
Galaxy Y Mobile Features & Specifications:
- ARM 823 MHz CPU/Processor
- 512MB RAM
- 3G 900/2100 MHz, HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps
- 3” inch (320×240 pixels) Touchscreen
- Google Android v2.3 (Ginger bread version) Operating System
- 2 Megapixel Camera with Zoom & Video Recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 g/n
- Free 2GB Micro SD card included
- 3.5mm Earphone Socket/jack
- Bluetooth v3.0
- Li-Ion 1200 mAh Battery
- Preloaded Apps: Facebook, Gmail, Gtalk, Twitter (differs from country to country)
I recently purchased this handset for Rs 7150; I use it with a Tata Docomo connection (in India) without activating their 3G service.
I have downloaded more than 20 Apps from Android market (now Google play), I am happy with the handset’s features and performance, but sometimes I found it a bit difficult to type on this virtual key board cause of the small 3 inch screen.
Overall I feel that this handset is “value for money”.