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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

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There's an unambitious 2MP camera in the Galaxy Pocket, which is equipped with a basic set of settings. The images could be worse. They are actually fine for a 2MP shooter, but don't expect too much, as colors are a bit dull, and brightly-lit things tend to come out overexposed.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Gallery - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

Camera interface

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Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

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Indoor samples


Unfortunately, video is captured at a maximum resolution of 320x240, and this should be enough to keep you away from using the option. Still, if this will do the job for you, keep in mind it's recorded at about 14 frames per second.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Sample Video:




Music player - Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

Music player


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The Galaxy Pocket is a decent music player, although the loudspeakers starts to crackle if you put it to the highest setting. You can also apply different EQ presets if you feel like tweaking the sounding to your liking.

If 2.8 inches aren't too small for you, it's also possible to watch movies with this handset. Just make sure they are converted to a phone-friendly format like MPEG-4. The Pocket can run videos in various resolutions, so you won't be limited to the display's native res.

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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 08:52 3

1. mercorp (Posts: 967; 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: 98; 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: 2992; 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: 46; 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: 2992; 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: 187; 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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