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Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review

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Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review
Call Quality


No complaints here. Phone calls sound great through the earpiece of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, with natural voice tones emitted at high volume levels. The microphone performs just as well, capturing our voice naturally and delivering it undistorted on the other side of the line.

Battery


Lifting the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus reveals a removable battery with a capacity of 1500mAh. According to its manufacturer, the phone can last through 9 hours of internet browsing over Wi-Fi, 6 hours of video playback, or 36 hours of music playback. Talk time is quoted as 8 hours. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus should be able to last through a day on a single charge, and if used with moderation, a recharge might be not be needed until the second day of usage.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage.

Time
Higher is better
Sony Xperia M
5h 53 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus
5h 32 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Core
5h 22 min (Average)
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Conclusion


As every other budget phone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus has its strengths and weaknesses. Performance should be your biggest concern as the phone tends to lag from time to time, but in all seriousness, one can't expect a sub-$200 Android device to excel in that respect. The good news is that there's also a lot to like about this device. It is perfectly suitable for casual web browsing, for snapping an occasional photo, and for keeping track of your Facebook feed. Plus, its battery life is pretty decent and we're quite happy with the quality of its display. Characteristics like these make the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus suitable for thrifty smartphone buyers and for younger people in need of a relatively cheap Android device.

But if the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus doesn't feel like the right smartphone for you, there's also the Sony Xperia M. It is another reasonably-priced Android offering that costs about the same, more or less, but it has more RAM and a superior Snapdragon processor. Those who need a larger screen might consider checking out the Samsung Galaxy Core, which is a 4.3-inch Android handset with similar specs that falls in the same budget category. Another option worth considering is the colorful Nokia Lumia 620, powered by the smooth Windows Phone 8 platform.


Pros

  • Good display for its class
  • Great call quality
  • Usable web browser
  • Decent battery life
  • Camera takes good photos in daytime

Cons

  • Occasional lags and performance issues
  • Low-quality videos
  • Very low on built-in storage
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posted on 03 Dec 2013, 08:58 2

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3255; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Mother of same design. Salute to Sammy.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:12 1

6. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 219; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


I think the worlds most difficult thing to buy is samsung mobile !!
I dont understand what is different omg!
This is trend lite right or galaxy fresh ?
Here I am seeing trend plus!!

Omg omg...i dont know why samsung confusing this much !!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:03

2. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Another day,YET another galaxy...

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:17 3

3. thephonedude (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


Another day, YET another Xperia.....

Another day, YET another Optimus....

Another day, YET another Desire....

Another day, YET another iPhone....

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 22:39

12. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 42; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


TBH, the Galaxy Series is expansive, more so than any other phone. It has dozens of variations that actually very slightly. One may have NFC, but the other one its .01 inches slimmer. There are so many on so many carriers that it becomes hard to distinguish them.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:34

15. 3rdDegree (Posts: 170; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


You don't see LG releasing it's Optimus L series with just a different name. Each phone is uniquely different.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:18 3

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1258; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


OK phone, but Moto G is the king of cheap android. Samsung phones like this are very popular among non-geeks, so this will sell quite well. Average.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:48

10. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


yes i can see it selling quite well
But there should be at least $50 difference with the galaxy core (no contract of course) or it will not make much sense

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:37 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Galaxy s, Galaxy note, Galaxy dous, Galaxy grand, Galaxy s mini, Galaxy mega, Galaxy trend Galaxy hot dogs, Galaxy ham sandwiches, Galaxy inner tubes, Galaxy glue, Galaxy swimming pools, Galaxy toothpaste, Galaxy band aids, Galaxy shoe horns, Galaxy lamps, Galaxy pot scratchers, Galaxy vinyl siding, Galaxy woofers, Galaxy wallets, Galaxy honey buns, hell Galaxy bras. I want the new Galaxy s galaxy with customizable planets, black holes.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:42

9. taikucing (unregistered)


Still too pricey. Should be priced $100

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 04:53

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Should have used a dual-core Cortex A7 processor instead. Could have increased the battery life without too much deteriorating of performance

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:10

14. cristy93 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)


I have that phone . For his price I think is very good . The only thing that he mess for me is gorrila glass .

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1200 MHz
768 MB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.48 x 0.42 inches
(121.5 x 63.1 x 10.57 mm)
4.16 oz  (118 g)

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