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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview

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Our Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review is now published - click here to read it.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
Introduction:

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.


Design:

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.

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is constructed out of plastic, and has a relatively light weight - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is constructed out of plastic, and has a relatively light weight - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is constructed out of plastic, and has a relatively light weight - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is constructed out of plastic, and has a relatively light weight


Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview

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.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
Android buttons - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
 

Android buttons


Volume rocker (left) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
Power button (right) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview

Volume rocker (left)

microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top)

Power button (right)

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket


If you have really long hands, you can actually make a Retina Display out of the 2.8” QVGA (320x240) screen by holding it as far as you can from your eyes. Unfortunately, this will also make things to small to see, so doing it is not an option, and you have to put up with the realities of this 143 ppi display. Actually, this is one of the main downfalls of the Galaxy Pocket. To anyone who might consider buying this handset – keep in mind that this screen is U-G-L-Y. Of course, this is what makes having such a cheap Android smartphone possible, buy if you plan to use it a lot for more advanced stuff like web browsing and gaming, better go for a phone that has at least HVGA (320x480) resolution.

Back - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
Camera - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview
Battery compartment - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Preview

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Battery compartment



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posted on 26 Mar 2012, 09:22 1

1. HTCFreak (Posts: 150; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


2.8" screens are a little bit too small for android, i think :s

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:09 2

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.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 19:36 2

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?

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:57 1

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


some still prefer small screen... it looks cute after all...

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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 832 MHz
Size4.08 x 2.26 x 0.47 inches
(103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm)
3.42 oz  (97 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 15.83 hours talk time

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