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Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review

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Interface and functionality:

Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs pretty well on the Galaxy Y Pro Duos, because the TouchWiz overlay flaunts very few transitional animations, and no transparencies or other resource-consuming eye candy here.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs pretty well on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review
Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs pretty well on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review
Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs pretty well on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review
Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs pretty well on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review

Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs pretty well on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos


Since there isn’t any virtual keyboard, the relatively small 2.6” screen feels spacious enough when typing texts, emails, or updating your social networking status.


Samsung’s Social Hub will be pretty often used on such a handset, as it covers the popular Facebook and Twitter, but the phone also contains a Microsoft Exchange setup for the business crowd.


Processor and memory:

We have an 832MHz processor on the handset, which powers the interface well enough on the low pixel density screen, but starting apps oftentimes appears slow. There is half a gig of RAM, and you get a microSD slot for storage expansion.


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos 982 1876 12,9
LG Optimus L3 1271 2559 13,2
Samsung Galaxy Chat 1771 3365 25,3

Internet and Connectivity:

Gingerbread’s browser is a rather strange experience on a 2.6” display. We are not used to the lack of pinch-to-zoom, but scrolling, text reflow and panning work quite well, so it is still rather usable.

Web browsing on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review
Web browsing on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review
Web browsing on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos - Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review

Web browsing on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos


Besides double-tapping, you can zoom in and out with the usual magnifying glass icons, but the zooming process is pretty slow, yet you need it, since at this pixel density, zoomed out text is unreadable. The browser doesn’t support Adobe Flash, only Flash Lite for seeing the occasional ad or video.

The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos sports a decent set of connectivity options – 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth, as well as FM Radio RDS. No bells and whistles such as DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct here, which weren’t expected anyway.

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posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:31 2

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Nice Phone . for a DUo Sim

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:32 1

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


but samsung makes too many phones..

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 10:45 2

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


Great duos entry level android..yeah must say..

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 17:07

4. pegasso (Posts: 180; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


nice affordable dual SIM phone.
too bad it only available in selected countries...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 17:32

5. domspencer01 (Posts: 15; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


My sister bought this a few weeks ago when she went to India. I facepalmed and shook my head when she bought it, thinking "Why was she so cheap? For a few bucks more she could have bought something decent." Thankfully this review alleviates many of my concerns. This phone definitely wouldn't fit my purposes, but for my tech ignorant sister, I think it will be a good phone!

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Display2.6 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (154 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 832 MHz
Size4.36 x 2.50 x 0.47 inches
(110.8 x 63.5 x 11.9 mm)
3.96 oz  (112 g)
Battery1350 mAh, 19.16 hours talk time

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