Meet Samsung's Galaxy Young 2 – a perfectly fine phone for your little ones

Meet Samsung's Galaxy Young 2 – a perfectly fine phone for your little ones
It looks like Google delivered on its promise to make Android 4.4 play nice with the modest-est 512MB RAM devices out there, because otherwise, Samsung's latest smartphones wouldn't have been a possibility. Joining the Galaxy Ace 4, Star 2, and Core II, the new Samsung Galaxy Young 2 is described as "an ideal smartphone for the user who focus on essential features and usability" (original writing preserved).

The minion features a 3.5 TFT display with 320x480 resolution and is powered by a single-core CPU clocked at 1.0GHz, teamed up with 512MB of RAM. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat styled with Samsung's TouchWiz Essence, which is, we presume, a lighter version of the TouchWiz you know and love - or love to hate. The dual-SIM phone also has Samsung's ChatON messenger, FM Radio,GPS, HD Voice, and compatibility with HSPA+ and GSM/GRPS/EDGE networks. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi add to the connectivity. There's a 3MP camera fixed-focus camera. The whole thing weighs 108 grams (3.9 Oz) and is ran by a 1300mAh battery.

Overall, this sounds like a great smartphone for your little ones, especially since it has GPS to keep eye on them and eight Gameloft titles to entertain them during math class. *cue in nostalgic background music* Our first phones in elementary were all Siemens C55s, M35s or whatever, and they did the job! Hopefully, Samsung will price the Young 2 sensibly.



1. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Samsung could refuse to update the GS3 exynos to KitKat citing lack of ram (pure BS) while launching a single core , 512mb ram phone(similar to GS1) with KitKat and touchwiz ?? Samsung is really full of CR@P

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

This phone is just going to be a lagfeast. Samsung low end phones are a big no from me.

4. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Those 512MB devices use a lightweight version of TouchWiz with most animations cut off. It's not the same TW that you'd find on high end Samsung devices.

8. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

So why dont they put the lightweight version of TW in the S5 to prevent it from lagging? Makes sense.

16. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The S5 doesn't lag under normal circumstances. You're doing it wrong.

2. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

worst phone ever

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because everyone makes as much money as you do. If you haven't noticed, this is targeted to those with low wages across the world.

9. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I'm Sorry , But there are tons of other LOW END Similarly Priced handsets which are twice as better in every way but their name is not SAMSUNG Ex : Huawei Y530 - Y511 - Y320 - HTC Desire 310 - LG L40 - Sony Xperia E1

15. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

LOL sorry there are many better phones than this crap. Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4, etc.

6. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Don't price this above the moto e or Nokia x2.. Samsung's weakness in smartphones is in lower and mif range smartphones.No wonder why moto HTC Sony and xiaomi are getting more popular in this price range.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Needs to be way lower than Moto E. $80-$90 seems like a reasonable price...

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

If you must go for a low end Android, go for one with a stock or near stock skin. Avoid Samsung and TouchWiz like a pariah.

14. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

i agree if going to low end avoid skins a try to get near vanilla os

10. gutuebogdan

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

"a perfectly fine phone for your little ones" that's in case you want to punish them for doing something wrong

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

How is a single 1 gHZ core and 512 MB of RAM supposed to run TouchWiz? My old duel 1.2 gHZ with 1 GB RAM can barely run anything.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

But the little ones want an iPhone!

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