Samsung Galaxy Music Review

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.

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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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18 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1947; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

2. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

7. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Not for the design.

9. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

True. iPod touch design is superior.

3. Hovhannes

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

it sucks

14. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Of course it sucks. What did you expect?

4. galaxyman

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

11. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Because they want you to buy new phones.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

6. guruprasad

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

10. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

8. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

This got a 7???

12. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

its a samsung

13. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

dafuq? did i just see 2050 quadrant score from 850 mhz device? mindblown well thats just awesome.

15. legokangpalla

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!!

17. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 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

19. tunali

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 19, 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.
GALAXY Music
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6h 3G talk time)

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