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Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

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The Galaxy S Duos comes with a 5-megapixel shooter on the back capturing images at 2592×1944 of resolution. It is an autofocus camera with a single LED flash and while being a long way from the top performers, it’s a decent shooter.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

Camera interface


Images we took on a bright sunny day conveyed the fall colors accurately, and while dynamic range isn’t as wide as we’d wish for in a perfect world, we are happy with the camera performance. In low light, noise cripples in of course and colors are skewed to warmer, yellowish and softer, but image quality is still perfectly decent. The LED flash luminates the image evenly and brings the color back from yellowish to normal.

Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

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Medium

Low light

Darkness with flash

Indoor samples


When it comes to video, though, the camera only records in 640 x 480 pixels. Yes, there is no HD video recording at all, likely due to the dated processor that wouldn’t be able to handle it. And in this day and age this is a disappointment.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Sample Video:




480p is shot at 30 frames per second and we’d barely notice dropped frames, and again color accuracy is a bonus, but we just wish for a more detailed footage.


Multimedia:

When it comes to media playback, the spacious 4-inch screen is a great asset. Audio coming from the single speaker on the back is loud and clear. Video playback is somewhat limited – the S Duos does not play 720p content, nor DivX-Xvid encoded files. The encoding problem is fixed with a simple download on the Play Store, but the highest quality video we could play are ones at the native 800 x 480-pixel resolution, due to the weak processor.

Music player - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
Music player - Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review

Music player



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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: 2964; 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: 165; 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: 337; 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: 130; 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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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
768 MB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.48 x 0.41 inches
(121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 12.83 hours talk time

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