Samsung GALAXY Pocket – Affordable and Compact Android smartphone from Samsung – Price , Specification and Review

Written on:March 6, 2012
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Samsung is ruling the smartphone market now a days.But whats more promising is that Samsung is releasing more affordable android phones in the market which are very much potential for Indian market.Samsung galaxy Y was the first affordable Android phone from Samsung.Samsung Galaxy Pocket will be joining the same series and price range.The all new Samsung Galaxy Pocket Is a very compact,Light weight (Only 97 gms) and affordable Android smartphone featuring Android v2.3 OS popularly known as Gingerbread and as usual enhanced with TouchWiz user interface, bearing a 2.8-inch screen with a 240 x 320 (QVGA) resolution, an 800MHz processor, 2MP camera,3GB of expandable storage, FM Radio, and 1200mAh battery. The Galaxy Pocket has just been announced in London and will arrive in the UK first ,then it would be available in Italy starting from March, and will be gradually rolled out to Europe, CIS, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Middle East, Africa, and China.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Specifications –

PRODUCT BIO

Network type GSM
Design Candybar
SIM slot Single
Thickness 12 mm
Announced on 06, March, 2012
Launch schedule
Coming soon, Q2 of 2012
Launch MRP Not officially announced yet
Expected price Rs. 7000/-

FEATURES

OS Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI
CPU 832 MHz processor
Memory NA
Storage 3 GB internal
Expansion slot Yes, up to 32 GB via micro-SD
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass

CONNECTIVITY

3G Yes, HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps
EDGE Yes
Bluetooth V3.0 + HS
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Hotspot
USB V2.0 (micro USB)

DISPLAY

Type TFT, Capacitive touch with 262K colors
Size 2.8-inch
Resolution 320 X 240p @143 pixels per inch

CAMERA

Rear 2 MP fixed focus
Flash No
Front No
Features Geo tagging, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot,

BATTERY

Type 1200 mAh Li-Ion
Standby time NA
Talk time NA
Music playback NA
Video playback NA

VIDEO/AUDIO

Video QVGA Video [email protected] fps WVGA playback @30 fps
Audio SoundAlive EQ
3.5mm jack Yes

OTHER FEATURES

GPS Yes, A-GPS
Radio Yes, Stereo FM with RDS
Built-in apps
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung ChatON
  • Document viewer
  • Social Hub 2.0
  • Readers Hub
  • Music Hub
  • Game Hub
  • Find My mobile
  • Gmail
  • Google Talk
  • Google Search
  • YouTube
  • Android Market
  • Google Maps
Miscellaneous Touch sensitive buttons, Adobe Flash lite support, Swype text input
Color choices Black

 

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What you’ll get in the box –

  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket
  • 1200 mAh Battery
  • Charger
  • Headset
  • USB Data cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Pros –

  • Ultra affordable Android-ed smartphone
  • Newest Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • Impressive, Capacitive touch display
  • Optimum, 3 GB internal storage
  • Decent, 832 MHz chipset
  • High-speed 3G up to 3.6 Mbps
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • Wi-Fi with Hotspot ability

Cons – 

  • Basic camera
  • No LED flash
  • No front facing camera
  • Wee bit smaller display size
  • Low resolution display
  • Small size screen for a smartphone is not ideal
  • Limited touch freedom as the screen is too compact

Price –

The Samsung GALAXY pocket would cost about Rs. 7000/- in India


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