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Good: I bought it because it was the cheapest galaxy phone
Bad: hangs, very small internal memory, always displays "internal memory low", rejects sms
Comment: It has only 190MB internal memory. I always get a message saying Internal memory is very low. I deleted all the apps i have downloaded but this problem still remains. And it rejects incoming sms, and you cannot do small things like creating a new note or saving them. None of the preinstalled apps can not be removed although most of them are useless and are actually consuming more internal memory space. Hangs often. Yesterday I did not receive any call for 1 hour because internal memory was full and phone has hanged (unknowingly). What is the use of phone if you can not receive or make call and if you can not send or receive sms? I am right now struggling to solve this problem...
Good: Reliable, easy to use, fast
Comment: The phone is incredibly reliable, easy to use, perfect for a phone fanatic. This phone is one of my best, it is incredibly hard to break, i must have droped mine at least 20 times from a reasonable distance and it still work perfectly. To anyone who loves a hard hitting phone, its right here !
Good: Front camera. Good value
Bad: Quite bad screen
Comment: i want it
Good: apps and wifi
Bad: does not receive phone calls
Comment: The apps and wifi are fine but it is simply no good as a phone. While it is receiving a good signal (3-4 bars) it still tells incoming calls that the phone is switched off. It can make outgoing calls and receive calls for a short time after it is used. UNDEPENDABLE sums it up!
Good: absolutely nothing!
Bad: within weeks of use, it started malfunctioned, it wont power on. prior to that, menus started to flicker or scroll out of control. then boom, it wont turn on. very cheap phone.
Comment: within weeks of use, it started malfunctioned, it wont power on. prior to that, menus started to flicker or scroll out of control. then boom, it wont turn on. very cheap phone as expected from samsung korean/china made. just like my other phone samsung champ 3303k, after a year of use, same problem, wont turn on. according to the service center, motherboard problem. very bad. my old nokia phone which is almost 10 years old OUTLASTED my samsung phone. very bad.
Good: let me think. it is at least a phone. I guess
Comment: It's okay with a starter smart phone for kids!? Are you out of your mind? That's exactly how people end up with virus taking control of their phones. No way!
Good: Battery life, Android 2.3, Music player has a built in Equaliser, over 800mhz processor, up to 32gb memory card.
Bad: Camera low quality, Speaker could be louder for when it rings
Comment: This phone is a low end middle range phone, it is for people that like to text and talk alot.<br />
i would recomend having your phone on 2g while talking on the phone ive managed to get 13 hours on the phone without charging it this is also while i have been texting briefly while on it.<br />
I find it helps to also Root your phone and calabrate your battery as this really helps for people with battery issues.<br />
this phone also has some great custom roms for you to try just head over to XDA DEVELOPERS and search for samsung galaxy y roms.<br />
this phone is GREAT cant really fault it just some things could be a little better quality.<br />
for people who need help with there phone or setting it up right please email me at **************** (spammers will be reported and blocked)
Good: Nothing,avoid like the plague!
Bad: Everything except the price.
Comment: A truly dreadful phone. Extremely disappointed.
Comment: Its the worst phone I have ever owned. You cant read the newspaper reviews because the text is so small. When you try and text the letters are too close together and it sends the text before you have finished writing it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE!!!
Good: Compact Cheap Good range of apps Galaxy branding will appeal
Bad: Low resolution, small screen Poor camera Battery life suspect.
Comment: Samsung wants to cater for a range of users, not just those wanting the biggest, fastest and most media hungry phones and the Samsung Galaxy Y looks to bring functionality to the low-end range.
The 'Y' stands for 'Young', which clearly signals the market this phone is targeted at. The Galaxy Y sells itself as a budget Android device which allows you to keep updated on the go, from poking your friends to tweeting what you had for lunch.
The Samsung Galaxy Y replaces the Galaxy Mini at the bottom of the Galaxy range and this puts it head to head with the Orange San Francisco 2, HTC Wildfire S and Alcatel One Touch 990.
The Galaxy Y is low on specs, but this means it is also low in price – available for free on contracts starting from just £9.99 per month, or £90 on PAYG, making it very competitive. A SIM-free option will set you back around £115.
The Galaxy Y is a dinky device measuring 104 x 58 x 11.5mm and housing a 3-inch QVGA (240x320) TFT touchscreen.
You'll notice that the screen is certainly petit, but Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) still works well – albeit looking rather grainy due to the low-res TFT display.
Pick the Galaxy Y up and it sits nicely in the hand; the rounded textured back provides a comfortable and firm grip while weighing in at 97.5g grams giving a solid feel without seeming heavy.
The build quality of the Galaxy Y is sturdy with no flex in the handset when pressure is applied. The back cover is plastic but it fits snugly on the phone and when removed feels thick enough not to be a worry.
Flip that handset over and you're greeted with a 2MP camera and speaker, which has a raised grill – bit of an odd feature but is likely there to provide a bit of distance between the lens and a surface when placed on a side.
There is just one button on the right hand side which is the power/lock key. Thanks to the Galaxy Y's small size, it is easy to reach when using one handed.
Move to the top and there is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a covered microUSB port. Providing you have not bitten your nails off, the cover is easy to remove.
On the left of the handset there is a volume rocker switch and hole where a lanyard can be fitted - if you're in to that sort of thing.
The is not much happening on the base of the Galaxy Y, just a microphone pin-hole and a dent in the chassis to allow you to take the back cover off – which we did with ease.
Back to the front and it's the classic Samsung three button combo below the screen, with touch Back and Menu buttons flanking a physical Home button. The Home button has a premium textured look and feel which seemed out of place on the budget Galaxy Y. It made us shudder if we caught it with our nail, as it felt like scraping your hand down a blackboard. We also found the touch buttons quite unresponsive, requiring firm taps to register.
Under the hood there is an 830MHz processor powered by a 1200mAh battery. The Galaxy Y is not going to be winning any speed races and it shows when using the phone with it slow to start up and load apps, but we expect this from cheap handsets.
Samsung has stuck a miserly 160MB of internal memory inside which can thankfully be upgraded to 32GB with a microSD card. Granted it's a budget handset, but even the San Francisco 2 and Wildfire S offer 512MB.
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