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Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review

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Interface and Functionality:

Good news is the Samsung Galaxy Young features a fresh flavor of Android and that is 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX on top. The TouchWiz Nature UX is a smooth and functional skin adding more usability to stock Android. Little things like creating folders in the app drawer and attaching your location in text messages are just two of the novel features in Samsung’s new skin.

Samsung Galaxy Young runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review
Samsung Galaxy Young runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review
Samsung Galaxy Young runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review
Samsung Galaxy Young runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review

Samsung Galaxy Young runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top


Phonebook - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review
Dual SIM - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review

Phonebook

Dual SIM

When it comes to the contacts book and basic functionality with the TouchWiz UI you can just swipe a contact’s name to the right to directly call, or swipe to the left to send a text message, which is convenient.

Dual-SIM card support on this device allows you to easily lower your monthly bill by using two SIM cards for data and calls and with Android you can select which card to use as the default for say data usage and calls.

Functionality is also boosted by the presence of Google Now, with all blows and whistles of the smart card-based notification system like automatically notifying you about the route home, recent games of your favorite sports team and so on.


Processor and Storage:

With a single-core 1GHz Cortex A5 processor and 768MB of RAM, the Galaxy Young can hardly impress anyone, but what it can achieve is a mostly smooth performance. We’re saying mostly because the experience is not flawless - there is a stutter every now and then.


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu
Samsung Galaxy Young Duos 2119 4749
Samsung Galaxy Fame 2045 4810
Samsung Galaxy Express 5047 10686
Samsung Galaxy Music 2050 3787

Internal storage is set at 4GB of which less than 2GB are available to the user. Luckily, you can expand storage via microSD cards of up to 64 gigs.


Internet and Connectivity:

Pre-loaded browsers for accessing the Internet are Chrome and the stock Android browser, and both have their strengths - Chrome for instance has an industry-leading cross-device syncing capabilities, while the stock Android browser has a lot of tiny tweaks and settings, and has passed the test of time.

Scrolling around webpages is a bit stuttery and when zooming in and out in pages it takes a while for the handset to render text. 

Browsing the web on the Samsung Galaxy Young - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review
Browsing the web on the Samsung Galaxy Young - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review

Browsing the web on the Samsung Galaxy Young


The handset does support 3G connectivity with downlink speeds reaching a maximum of 7.2Mbps which should suffice for most of the needs served by such a compact device.

In terms of other connectivity options, the device comes with a GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.


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posted on 29 Apr 2013, 10:32 1

1. baller23 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Now these tiny phones looks like for kids.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 10:38

2. KingKai (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Samsung Why don't you try a different design?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 12:57 2

3. panda123 (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Many people are gonna bash this phone... But come on it costs about 120 dollars outright!!
For a bit more than 100 bucks, you get an okay performing phone with JB..

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Display3.3 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (176 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
768 MB RAM
Size4.31 x 2.31 x 0.49 inches
(109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)

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