Samsung Galaxy Y User Reviews
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Camera4.4/10Multimedia6.6/10Internet7/10Call quality7.4/10Battery4.4/10Reception7.1/10Display4.9/10Build quality7/10Text input5.3/10Everyday usage6.4/10UI speed5.8/10
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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 23:05 (Posts: 900; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Average Smartphone for its price.
ThePython has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Disclaimer: Been using this phone for about a year now. Starting with call quality... it's actually surprisingly decent for a low-end, same goes for build quality. The reception is actually great, which left me surprised. The same can't be said about its low-res display, poor multimedia experience (matched with an equally mediocre internal memory) and awful battery life.
Worth the money? Maybe not. There are better alternatives out there.Build quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 7/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 5/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 5/10Display 4/10Battery 3/10
- Reception is outstanding.
- Above average build quality for a low-end.
- Low-res display.
- Mediocre battery life.
- Minuscule internal memory.
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posted on 10 Dec 2012, 06:01 (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Nice little device for little budget
JunkCreek has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
For cheap and Android normal usage, it is best to buy it as your secondary phone or as third, forth, fifth or soon device. Had GPS, WiFi, Camera, nice sound but not loud. We can do basic smartphone and internet usage activity. So complete for it's budget.Build quality 5/10Reception 5/10Call quality 5/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 5/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 3/10Display 3/10Battery 5/10
posted on 19 Mar 2015, 12:56 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)
An absolute atrocity. Avoid like the plague.
jackdafish has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Had to delete pre-loaded apps before I had 21mb to take a text. Samsung should be ashamed to have put this on the market. Put me off a new Samsung entirely. Buy an actual brick, it's better value for money. Upgraded to a Nokia N97 mini. Better phone by far...Build quality 7/10Reception 2/10Call quality 3/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 3/10Display 1/10Battery 3/10
- Epic Frisbee. Seriously, throw it from the top of a hill like I did and it will hit a tree over 20ft away.
- Can survive fall onto grass from very high. Very high as in throw-it-directly-upwards-in-the-air-as-hard-as-I-could high
- Criminal deterrent: no-one will want to nick it.
- Storage again.
- Screen quality and size.
posted on 17 Jun 2014, 12:00 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)
remco105 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I had to pay € 100 for this phone and it's so bad. After more than a year I find him so bad that I already buy a new go while even a little piece is not yet. Now let's look for new mobile. something of a sony.Build quality 9/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 2/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 4/10Display 2/10Battery 4/10
- does not break
- worldchampion bouncing
- almost everything
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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 03:21 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
samsung galaxy y
mothana1998 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
this phone is small and light and easy to use put it has a low camera , bad battery , bad build quality and its not very fast .
it has important apps .
the phone has android
the camera is low 2mpx and no flash
Build quality 5/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 1/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 5/10Battery 2/10
- easy to use
- bad battery
- bad camera
- low build quality
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posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:54 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
Excelent for that price
Lautta17 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
never failed me, I've tried thousands of applications and worked perfect, the battery lasts more than a day after a year of use
Obviously, do not expect miracles from a team with android 2.3.6, but as a phone, not ever fail youBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Is a very good phone for the price you pay for it
- If you want better, pay more
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posted on 09 Feb 2013, 08:06 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)
MGreaves has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It simply cant call anyone for more than 1 minute, the display is the worst i have ever seen, android 2.3 is ainceint, there is a "samsung" virus to try and annoy people off their cheap phones and switch to there ridiculus 700 dollar phones. Camera is broken after 7 months, battery is 1 hour if you dont use it at all, 5 minutes talk time, 2 minutes game time, and the wifi doesnt work. It will say mobile network unavailable when it gets full reception.
terreble phone. any other phone by a different manufacturer is way better.Build quality 2/10Reception 1/10Call quality 1/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 2/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 1/10Battery 1/10
- bad screen
- low pixel density
- terryble camera
- cant call anyone
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posted on 03 Nov 2012, 06:05 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I don't think of it as that good after a while
Nader1912 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
seriously. i do not recommend this for anyone apart from people who have never used or seen an android. i've had it since dec 2011. now it's nov 2012. the battery was nice at first but after 7 months mine's battery only lasted 4 hours. on wifi half an hour. on games 50 minutes (all tested at 100 % charge). screen size and resolution cause a lot of apps to get really slow and laggy. some dont even work. camera stinks.Build quality 8/10Reception 7/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 3/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 6/10Display 3/10Battery 3/10
posted on 24 Jun 2012, 08:45 (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
Good Basic Phone
ymborrego has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After 2 months of having this phone all I can say is, that It works for me, even though Battery Life lasts 2 days on normal usage, and using wi-fi, playing games lasts only hours, 4 to 5 hours top, I actually reccomend this phone for a first time Android user, since it has a more basic Interface.Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 7/10Display 8/10Battery 5/10
- Thin & Small
- Call Quality & Reception are Great
- Fast CPU
- Music Player is awesome
- Battery Life too short
- Small Display 3.0
- 2 MP Camera
- Texting in a small Qwerty Keyboard is terrible
posted on 25 Apr 2012, 22:25 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
Good.. but not the better
EdwardG has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
It's Good.. but you need understand that this phone isn't the better, if you can buy an expensive phone.. buy it!.. but.. for to be the your first smartphone.. try it ;).. nice built, poor battery.......Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 4/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 4/10
posted on 28 Jun 2013, 18:54 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)
Still running badass but ..
osama has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had this phone for over a year now and it's still running badass ,despite that i still want to get a new phone cause i've been hanging around with this for a long time already ,Here's my feedbackBuild quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 4/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 4/10Display 6/10Battery 6/10
- Small dimensions
- Android (Yeh that's a plus)
- Call quality isn't bad at all
- 832 MHz
- Bad camera
- Battery life is kinda bad
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posted on 01 Apr 2012, 21:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Excellent value for money.
rupeshanusuri has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The phone offers good value for money.I recommend this phone for first time android users.
UI speed is also satisfactory.
One can even play HD games after rooting and using chainfire3d.
But the small screen sometimes makes ypu wish you had a bigger one.Build quality 6/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 05:12 (Posts: 0; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
aymoodley has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It's definitely a better idea to spend a little more and get a better phone. Cheaper is definitely not better when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Y. I suugest that if you are planning on purchasing this phone, please do proper research on it and have a look at the recent phone reviews conducted by cellular companies.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 3/10Text input 3/10Display 6/10Battery 3/10
- Short battery life
- Faulty keypad letter selection
- Unresponsive screen
posted on 14 Mar 2012, 15:13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Young and Lucid
MarioQP has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Ok, here we go: . .Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- Light and tiny
- Fast in any way! The 820 MHz is a success!
- It's really good looking
- Poor camera
- The screen is small... TOO SMALL
- The battery is so-so