GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2012, February
SIZE Dimensions 103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm
Weight 97 g
BATTERY Stand-by Time not available
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Card already in 3 GB
Card slot up to 32
Description Card slot microSD
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 832 MHz
Sensors Accelerometer, compass
Speed HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps; HSUPA
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging (IM), Push Mail,
SMS(threaded view), RSS
Stereo FM radio with RDS
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Image/video editor
FM Radio, MP3 Player, Games, Video Editor, Photo editor
Voice Memo Yes
GPS Receiver Yes
Photo Editor Yes
Google Maps Yes
- Java MIDP emulator
- SNS integration
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
DISPLAY Type Touch Screen, TFT,
Size 240 x 320, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)
- TouchWiz UX UI
CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 ,
- Video: QVGA@15fps
Type MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker - 3.5mm jack
One look at the device and it looks like a mini Samsung Galaxy Y. The device is really small and fits in the palm. The body of the device is plastic but with a classy enough finish considering the price point.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket represents the true meaning of low-end. It's hard to imagine that you can go any lower than that in terms of specs, yet it's much better to have a smart OS like Android powering this device, rather than a feature phone platform.
The Galaxy Pocket’s 2.8-inch display has a resolution of 240 x 320, which is average. The display was clear, colours were good but the screen lacks vividness. Under direct sunlight however, the device is susceptible to a lot of glare,
Images are highly pixelated, while the low contrast and inadequate brightness make it uncomfortable to use on a bright sunny day.
As far as connectivity goes the Galaxy Pocket has a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band 3G with HSDPA download rates of up to 3.6 Mbps.
The Galaxy Pocket also has Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support and USB v2.0. GPS is on the list too, with A-GPS connectivity.
The Pocket also comes with Google Maps and apps, like Latitude, Local and Navigation. Aside from the Google Play store, Samsung Apps, the company’s own app store also has a few preselected apps for the handset that will help enhance the device's functionality. Google’s array of apps that include Google Talk, Google Voice search, Google+ and its messenger app and YouTube are also included, of course. You can also access your Picasa gallery via the handset’s Gallery app. A News and Weather app has also been provided. Samsung has thrown in their Social Hub app as well to consolidate all your accounts into one space for easy access.
Android Gingerbread browser usually offers a great mobile browsing experience. But on the 2.8" low-quality screen you'll need a lot of patience to go through a page.
The Galaxy Pocket's browser supports three zoom methods - virtual buttons, double tap and multi-touch pinch-zooming. The browser also supports text reflow, which is essential on such a low-res screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket uses a very basic 2 MP camera with fixed focus. It's good for 1600 x 1200 resolution stills and offers geotagging.The device houses a 2MP rear snapper without a flash whose performance can be considered average. You will rely heavily on ambient lighting for most of your shots, as the night shots are plain dark. The device doesn't have a dedicated camera button but this really isn’t missed. The camera app gives you access to a bench of scene modes and settings, which is nice
POOR VIDEO RECORDING
The Pocket offers QVGA at 15 fps, which is practically unusable, except for the occasional MMS.
The speakers on the other hand of the Galaxy Pocket are quite good. Running apps like Angry Birds was a treat as the audio was immersing and loud .An active external amplifier lets the Galaxy Pocket show its full potential and achieve impressive scores all over the field. It's not the loudest smartphone you can find, but everything else about its output is as good as it should be.So the overall performance is way better than the price tag suggests.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a decent phone considering the price point and the features on offer.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a beginner's package. Be it screen resolution and size, processing power or imaging, smartphone specs don't get any more basic than that. To be fair though, smartphones almost never cost as little either. The device has a good build, and the features and specifications will provide you with an entry-level Android experience.If you are considering picking up your first budget Android device, this phone can definitely be on your list.