Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
Android is a very flexible mobile operating system that is capable of powering phones from all kinds of categories – from powerful specs-monsters like the Galaxy S II and Xperia S, to entry-level lightweight solutions like the Galaxy mini and Optimus Me. Recently, the said entry-level smartphones have become so affordable, that they have even started eating into the feature phone market.
One of those extremely affordable feature phone solutions that is expected to hit the market fairly soon is the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. This handset is positioned even lower than the Galaxy mini 2 in the Android food-chain. It's probably the most basic Android phone that you'll be able to get.
We are interested in finding out if the Galaxy Pocket is capable of carrying out all the tasks that we've come to expect from a mainstream Android device, despite its less than average specs.
The design of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is your typical Samsung affair. The phone has a Galaxy S-que look to it, but is way smaller. It's constructed out of plastic, and has a relatively light weight.
You can compare the Samsung Galaxy Pocket with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
The Galaxy Pocket is certainly not a looker, especially compared to some other budget Android offerings like the Xperia X8, for example. However, it doesn't hurt our eyes too much either.
Volume rocker (left)
microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top)
Power button (right)
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket
1. HTCFreak (Posts: 150; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)
2.8" screens are a little bit too small for android, i think :s
2. c.hack (Posts: 496; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
If I'm going to pay $30/month for a data plan, I'm not going to cheap out on the phone. I want my $30/month worth.
3. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
How did this get a thumbs down? He's right, who in their right mind would choose this device?
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
some still prefer small screen... it looks cute after all...