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Samsung Galaxy Music Review

Samsung GALAXY Music

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Samsung Galaxy Music Review
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.


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.


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.

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


  • Smallish screen with low pixel density
  • The speakers quality is nothing but average
  • Lack of an ambient light sensor and orientation sensor
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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:35 1

1. redmd (Posts: 1371; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

ICS is a plus.as well as that cortex A9.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:42 5

2. The.Dark.Knight.Rises (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Make this bigger and thinner. Give it 720p resolution along with an S4 dual at 1.2GhZ like droid incredible 4G lte and a 5Mp cam with 1080p video like the Gnex. Price at 280 off contract and you would killed the iPod touch 5.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:00 3

7. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

Not for the design.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:16 3

9. The.Dark.Knight.Rises (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

True. iPod touch design is superior.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:48 2

3. Hovhannes (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

it sucks

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 00:15

14. The.Dark.Knight.Rises (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Of course it sucks. What did you expect?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:20 3

4. galaxyman (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Why does this phone with inferior specs to the galaxy s1 get ics but not the gs1?!?!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:56 2

11. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Because they want you to buy new phones.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:06 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4328; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

So by "Music" in Galaxy Music means the adition of the two stereo speakers??? Definitely sounds like it!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:49 2

6. guruprasad (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)

every feature mentioned and reviewed in this phone is said to be mediocre but still scores 7 outta 10,,,,but good phones reviewed also scored less than this crap.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:28

10. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

The fact that it's Samsung gives it a pass on several things. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call this site iPhonearena or Samsungarena since the writers highly favor their products in comparison to any product made by another manufacturer, regardless of whether it's superior or not.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:03 5

8. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

This got a 7???

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 18:38 1

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

its a samsung

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 22:59

13. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

dafuq? did i just see 2050 quadrant score from 850 mhz device? mindblown

well thats just awesome.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:31 3

15. legokangpalla (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

MUSIQ! MUSIQ! I don't get why they ever made this phone. Look, if you are an audiophile or a person who really cares about music enough to buy a phone based on it, nothing else matters other than a) DAC chip, b) DSP, c) an Amp as a bonus. Seriously, no one gives a crap about SRS or the music app, those things are trivial and many alternatives are available.

I mean a music phone should be something like this:
a) Decent DAC, like the one in Solo, in a EMR insulating cover or something.
b) Nice amp, if it had a bi-amp coupled with a active-crossover supporting headphone, I would pay a grand for it.
c) Nice big storage, FLACs and other loseless ain't small.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:40

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4328; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Agree...software enhancement is just like an aspiring singer wearing different clothes for different occasions just to look cool!
A music phone should be like THE SINGER whose voice comes from the person itself!!

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 11:42 1

17. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Nokia X7 is the best music phone, and it's also very affordable. For the price of 170 euros you get great amoled display, great speakers, outstanding design, build quality and 8 gb microSD

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 01:45

19. tunali (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

very smart move, currently none of the smartphone has this feauture. The feauture that has nokia 5310 music express, no need to go on menu/music/player-album. just play the music pause the music from side buttons. no need to unlock screen. brilliant.

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PhoneArena rating:
Display3.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (133 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Single core, 850 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.33 x 2.32 x 0.48 inches
(110.1 x 59.0 x 12.25 mm)
3.77 oz  (107 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 16 hours talk time

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