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Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

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Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Introduction:

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
At first, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos seems like yet another Galaxy S III look alike. And it is to some extent - sharing the rounded-edge design, the button appearance and form. But it is also very, very different from Samsung’s Android flagship.

First and foremost because of the smaller screen, but then also for its thickness, lower quality plastic and weaker inside stuffing. You come to realize even before you look at the price tag that this phone will be affordable.

Why does Samsung release it then? Simple, it aims squarely at developing markets where people use dual SIM devices to save money on carrier bills. And that’s a separate category where this Android handset doesn’t face all that much competition. Let’s see whether it can strike the right equilibrium of price and function to grab our recommendation.


Design:

The design of the Galaxy S Duos is a flashback of Samsung’s Android flagship, the Galaxy S III. This dual-SIM smaller brother of the S III has the same genes - the rounded edge look and signature single physical button. However it looks more raw, built out of very cheap feeling plastic and stuffed in a much thicker body.

The design of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a flashback of Samsung’s Android flagship, the Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a flashback of Samsung’s Android flagship, the Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a flashback of Samsung’s Android flagship, the Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

The design of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a flashback of Samsung’s Android flagship, the Galaxy S III


Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

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Android buttons - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Front camera - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
 

Android buttons

Front camera


We wouldn’t call it downright bulky - it’s actually relatively lightweight tipping the scales at 4.2 ounces (120g), but it’s not pretty either. The matte white plastic is utilitarian, but at least you can’t complain about it catching finger prints.

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos



Display:


With a 4.0-inch TFT LCD display and a WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) the device fits the image of a mid-range handset. The pixel density comes at the healthy for mid-range 233ppi, so detail in the interface is fine but not on par with high-end models.

The screen is bright enough for most conditions, but take it outdoors and reflection definitely become an issue. As with most LCD displays, this one comes with the benefit of not having blue tint that plagues the AMOLED screens; colors are not as vivid, but are still well looking. Viewing angles are good, the colors only slightly wash out when you tilt the device, and the capacitive screen responds swiftly to touch.



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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:40 1

1. jeethendrab2r (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


nice device

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:14 2

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


For India, it will be successful...outside Asia?? I don't have much hope!!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:59

6. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I dont think that it'll be a success in India too as its nearly $310 in India which is dangeorusly close to somy xperia sola which is somewhat better than this..
sola has better camera with hd video recording,dual core,NFC,e.t.c

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:10

19. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


I have used the s-duos of my friend and the cam is better in shooting still shots than my sola.But sola has better video recording.And ICS with TouchWiz is laggy but I installed nova on it and it works fine.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:59 3

3. slaggyb (Posts: 183; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Samsung making phones at random..sooner or later they will run out of names to give this phones.. Smh!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:05

4. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


ICS is very laggy on it...

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 13:01

7. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


how can u say?? do u have the phone??

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:20

5. pegasso (Posts: 132; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


smartphone with dual SIM cards and native video call support is a rare breed.
so i'm going to get one as soon as it become available in ny country.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 16:09

8. gelsseans (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


can you please check and let me know if this device support offline map ? i mean can i download map frrom google map and use it without GPRS . i heard that latest version of Google map support offline caching ... can you pleasse confirm ifs working with this device... i really need to know this please reply

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 06:50

9. Glenville (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Can one get GPS position- longitude & latitude in degrees minutes and seconds with this phone?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:58

10. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Its not laggy phone... And compering with xperia sola is useless... Sola is expensive than s duos..

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:58

11. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Its not laggy phone... And compering with xperia sola is useless... Sola is expensive than s duos..

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 20:52

12. AngryBird (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


can you please check and let me know if this device support offline map ? because i would like to travel in my provice but i need the GPRS. i heard that latest version of Google map support offline caching ... can you pleasse confirm ifs working with this device... i really need to know this please reply

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 08:55

13. maxspecs (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


@phonearena i need your experience and recommendation, I am a man who cares only about processor, cpu, gpu and i want the cheapest phone possible to provide that. so would please make an article about cheap but yet powerful phones with a list in ascending order for increasing price and processor power. sorry for troubling and have a happy new year!!! :)

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 08:57

14. maxspecs (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


the writer said that there are non-duos phones with the same price tag and are better offerings so anyone can give me some examples please

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 02:11

15. sunil4uing (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Apart from camera, Useless mobile. Very slow. cant play games smoothly. gets hanged while playing games and especially u cant play temple run smoothly in this mobile. battery life is also poor.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 03:41

16. SUNIL1978 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


It is worst and useless phone, It does not support many softwares which are being supported by cheap android phones, i bought this and within 2days i went to dealer, service center and mentioned to CEO to change for upper model but they say, why did not you check at time of purchase, even google mail is not working well, skype some times otherside is unable to hear.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 04:24

17. billyken2006 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


my browser is really really slow and cant even access High Speed Data connection

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:33

18. me0613 (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Seems like a decent device for a dual-SIM.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 04:20

20. suraj1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


the samsung galaxy s dous very hang pices they lagging very badly what it the solution of s dous laggig plzz help me......

how to partition of sd card in samsung galaxy s duos

reply fast and help me guyzzz,,,,,

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 04:22

21. suraj1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


how to increase ram of samsung galaxy s duos

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Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
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