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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

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Interface and Functionality:

You won't find ICS running the show with the Galaxy Pocket, instead, you'll enjoy Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz. All of the software features that you'd expect from an Android smartphone are here: widgets, multiple home screens, YouTube, the Google Play store for applications, etc.

The handset will run most apps, including some simpler games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. However, due to the extremely low resolution and small screen size, games and apps that feature very small graphical elements (like the birds and pigs in Angry Birds, for example) aren't very comfortable to use, and we wouldn't be surprised if you avoid running those apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Angry Birds - The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
   

Angry Birds

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz


Yeah, the diagonal of the screen is only 2.8”, but the typing experience with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard of the Pocket is pretty decent, both in portrait and landscape. However, if you have relatively big fingers, or want to be able to type really fast, this handset won't be very suitable for the purpose.

The on-screen QWERTY keyboard of the Pocket is pretty decent - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
The on-screen QWERTY keyboard of the Pocket is pretty decent - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

The on-screen QWERTY keyboard of the Pocket is pretty decent


Thankfully, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket comes with all standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth. This means that you'll be able to browse the web (and use web services) without paying for mobile data, wherever a Wi-Fi Hotspot is available. Still, you should keep in mind that the handset's low-resolution screen is making everything very difficult to read. It will get the job done, but it will be uncomfortable and tiring for your eyes. The Galaxy Pocket's browser is surprisingly usable, with an adequate response even in heavier web pages, but the QVGA resolution makes it very difficult to actually read the text.

Internet browser - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Internet browser - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Internet browser - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

Internet browser



Processor and Memory:

The CPU powering the Pocket is nothing to write home about, as expected, but it's not too slow. It's a single-core 832MHz processor that manages to provide a relatively smooth UI movement.

One of the things we like about this phone is that the internal memory is 3GB, which means you can install whatever apps you want, unlike many other low-end Android phones. Plus, there's also the option to install a microSD card of up to 32GB.


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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 08:52 3

1. mercorp (Posts: 968; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


lets see how it compares to the nokia asha 311!

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 09:06 4

2. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


but Asha is a dumb phone so why the rubbish comparison?

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 10:29 2

3. sinple (Posts: 102; 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

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 11:20 2

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.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:21

5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


pocket has wifi. so faster internet

asha has to use slow 3g/2g

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:27 3

7. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Nokia-Asha-311_id7132

and you say it has no wifi. b***h please!

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 08:42

12. ehas423 (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 May 2012)


*facepalm

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 01:29

15. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Yeah right. 3G is faster than Wifi.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 01:38 2

9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


phone is a phone. dumb can be only the end user

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:22 3

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

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 16:00 5

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3008; 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!!

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 01:56

10. aldridhl (Posts: 49; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


Not everyone wants a huge slab of a phone... come on OEMs, make more pocketable high-end phones!

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 04:35

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3008; 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

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 11:15

13. randomguest (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


Xperia Ray fo you.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 08:38

14. Crossblade (Posts: 190; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)


or Xperia U

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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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