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Samsung Galaxy Y Review of The Pros And Cons

The Samsung Galaxy Y features major pros and cons that you should know. This in-depth review of its features and specs underscores what good points there are to rejoice about and what weaker points you should keep a closer eye on.

First, the Cons:

Disappointing battery life specs:

The Samsung Galaxy Y's 360 to 1020 minutes of talk time are much lower than what you usually see.

Smaller touch screen:

We hope you don't have big hands, since the Galaxy Y's touch screen has a smaller display surface to press on than many other smartphones. According to our calculations, it has a 4.32 square inch-display while

Small memory:

The included memory ( 160MB on-board memory ) may be scant for a smartphone.

Lower video frames per second rate:

The Samsung Galaxy Y includes a video recorder but its maximum video recording rate of 15 frames per second (fps) is kind of low. In comparison, cinemas display frames at a rate of 24 frames per second while North-American TV sets are at or above 30 fps.

Unimpressive display specs:

Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Y has a 3-inch screen, but 320 x 240 pixels equals to only 133.33 dots per inch (DPI) -- in comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S II's screen boasts 218 dots per inch.



The memory can be expanded up to 32GB:

The Samsung Galaxy Y is not sold with a memory card but it can accept up to 32GB of memory expansion, which is convenient to store photos taken with the built-in 2-megapixel camera.

Weighing only 97 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Y is lighter than the iPhone 4S.

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Lighter than the latest iPhone:

It may not have features as shiny as the latest iPhone, but at only 97 grams, it is lighter than the iPhone 4S (which weighs in at 140 grams).

Basic camera but decent options:

Though the 2-megapixel camera is only basic, it at least offer a few advanced control options, such as: Shooting modes (Single, Smile, Panorama), Scene modes (Normal, Landscape, Night, Party/Indoor, Sunset, Dawn, Fall color, Candlelight and Backlight), Effects (Normal, Negative, Black and White, and Sepia), White balance (Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy)


The Samsung Galaxy Y features the Swype text entry system. Swype lets you enter text simply by gliding the keyboard with your finger over the right characters.

** This phone is also known as: Samsung Galaxy Young

*** These pros and cons are spotted automatically based on our analysis formula and the specifications we have in our database for this cell phone. If you find a mistake, please let us know.

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