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Call quality:

Since the Galaxy Music uses its top speaker as an earpiece, the sound is pretty loud, although not entirely clean. On the receiving end the voice strength is not as impressive, but you can still hold a pretty decent conversation with the other party in terms of clarity. There is no second mic for noise-cancellation, so ambient sounds will be an issue in a noisier environment.

Battery:

The 1,300 mAh battery unit in the Samsung Galaxy Music is not yet rated by Samsung in terms of talk times, but with this processor and screen size/resolution, it should be enough to get you through the day.

Conclusion:

Depending on the way it is priced, the Samsung Galaxy Music could turn out one unpretentious hottie amongst teens, as it has the prerequisite colored looks, with chrome-like blingery and extra music features thrown in. The dedicated play/pause/music player access key on the side is the only thing that makes it stand out as a music player, though, since the two stereo speakers are of pretty average quality.

There are no major gripes with the handset but the smallish screen and the low pixel density, as well as the lack of some sensors. The Galaxy Music sports a a hot-swappable microSD slot and a regular SIM card one, which are a plus nowadays, and it also offers a pretty good call quality, making it a versatile affordable device for music aficionados.

If you want an alternative Android phone with emphasis on music but a bigger display, you can have a look at the HTC One V, which sports Beats Audio and a larger, 3.7” display, but is more expensive. The cheap Sony Xperia tipo is also a good bet, with a slightly larger screen and a decent loudspeaker, but the Galaxy Music still stands out with its dedicated music player key and stereo speakers.

Software version: IMM76D.S6010XXALI2

Samsung Galaxy Music Video Review:


Pros

  • Dedicated play/pause key and stereo speakers
  • Regular SIM card and microSD slots
  • Attractive teen-oriented design

Cons

  • Smallish screen with low pixel density
  • The speakers quality is nothing but average
  • Lack of an ambient light sensor and orientation sensor

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0

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