Samsung Galaxy Pocket ReviewSamsung Galaxy Pocket 8
One of the coolest things about Android being open-source is that it's easily tweakable and adaptable to all kinds of hardware configurations. This means that it can not only power true specs monsters like the Galaxy S III or One X, but can also run on much more modest handsets... like the Samsung Galaxy Pocket that we have here.
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. Even though the screen is very small for today's standards, and the resolution is the exact opposite of Retina-grade, it's still a device that lets users on budget experience what it is to have a smartphone.
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. mercorp (Posts: 1027; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
lets see how it compares to the nokia asha 311!
2. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
but Asha is a dumb phone so why the rubbish comparison?
3. sinple (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
galaxy pocket probably cant run too many android apps, and is not catered to people who wans to play game. Hence Asha may be able to compete with a better screen, camera and i think whatapp is probably 1 reason why people would consider Asha
4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
This phone is an android phone that can't support most apps in play store. Compared to Asha 311 or even 305/306, i rather choose asha. It's screen res. is better, bigger display, better camera and better UI.
5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
pocket has wifi. so faster internet
asha has to use slow 3g/2g
7. mobilefuture (Posts: 214; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
and you say it has no wifi. b***h please!
9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
phone is a phone. dumb can be only the end user
6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
wow this got higher score than optimus t and optimus t is like 2 years old, but 10 times better in every catagory
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Oh, for Christ's sakes Sammy!! It's like "Champ" with Android in it!! A touchscreen with minimal screen size to touch!!
10. aldridhl (Posts: 73; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)
Not everyone wants a huge slab of a phone... come on OEMs, make more pocketable high-end phones!
11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Aye, "Not everyone wants a huge slab of a phone..."!!
But this little thing is too "pocketable" it might just get carried away!! :D