Samsung Galaxy Express Review
Having the 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon with Krait on board is great news not just for performance, but also for battery efficiency. The device comes with a 2,000mAh battery, but it is the effective use of that capacity that allows it to last nearly two days.
Finally, we can confidently say the Galaxy Express is a very solid mid-range device. It comes with two compromises that you have to take into account. The first one that we are ready to forgive it is a 480x800-pixel screen which works out to a sub-par pixel density. The screen however is bright and vivid, which partly makes up for that. The second one is the 5-megapixel rear camera. It produces decent shots, but nothing too impressive, and if you plan on using the camera extensively we would recommend you look at other options, like last year’s HTC One S which up to this day looks like an excellent value for the money with a great camera. But if that’s not your primary concern and you care more about a great performing and energy-savvy device, the Galaxy Express will not disappoint. You’ll also get LTE as a bonus.
Samsung Galaxy Express Review:
- Lag-free smooth Android Jelly Bean experience
- Spacious 4.5-inch display
- Low-resolution screen
- Camera is a compromise
1. N-fanboy (Posts: 477; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
I feel the mid range battle is even more intense than the high end and OVIOUSLY dominated by samsung but undeservedly too, i think the 8mp Nokia Lumia 820 is better...
2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
I Wouldnt get the get the galaxy s3 or 4 because of huge sizes, but if i were to go samsung by some chance lol i would definitely consider this one....with each new purchase of smartphones i get, i realize how much the spec game we've been playing has reallly been a bit exaggerated and over done....thats why i wouldnt mind gettin the express over a top end phone with a better processor because in terms of real world usage, we hit the peak with 2012 dual core phones and ics and jellybean only put the icing on the cake for us
5. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Yes. I think I would have to agree with you man. I think from here on out, specs are going be less of a factor. I have 4.2 running on my old Samsung Captivate and it runs very well on it. And that's only a single core 1ghz proc with 512 RAM. Also bring to light all these phone carrier using the excuse that a phone hardware can't handle updates from them as a big fat lie:)
6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
To say we "hit the peak" in terms of real world usage is a short-sighted statement. Just because you can't imagine it getting any better, doesn't mean it's not possible. That kind of thinking would never lead to any innovation. The limits must constantly be pushed. What if people said Thomas Edison's original design for the light bulb was good enough? What if people said the Model T was good enough? What if people said 56K modems were fast enough? Sky's not even the limit. The only limits that exist are the ones we place on ourselves.
3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Let the Samsung praisaton begin !
4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 770; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Remember a time (just 3 years ago actually) when 480 X 800 was considered a very high resolution ?
7. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
before the Galaxy Nexus it was considered high resolution, LOL.
|Display||4.5 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (207 ppi) Super AMOLED Plus|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
|Size||5.20 x 2.72 x 0.37 inches|
(132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm)
4.91 oz (139 g)
|Battery||2000 mAh, 22.5 hours talk time|