The Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo camera is a mere 2-megapixels fixed-focus shooter and there is no front one.

Firing up the camera takes around 2 seconds, a bit longer than we’d like. Once open, you have Samsung’s traditional camera interface that is rich in options. You can shoot panoramas, add effects, tweak exposure and select scene modes, and we like the variety in settings.

Images have rather correct exposure and colors, although a bit dull. The captured details are so little, so you can see what is on the the pic, but not much more.

Video is captured at the abysmal 320 x 240 pixels at a choppy framerate of 14 frames per second. We believe it is not usable even for most basic purpose.


The 3-inch display is definitely a big limitation for those who plan on watching videos on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo, but it does not make it impossible. We should once again warn you that the display is dim, and this makes it hard to see what’s on the screen when you’re outdoors.

The phone features a built-in video player that plays back MPEG files at the native 320 x 240 pixel resolution. We could not manage to play any other files - MKV, AVI, Xvid, MOV, DivX, H.264 encoded clips could not be reproduced. The player itself automatically arranges your videos, but you can also go into folder view to manually select clips.

Samsung includes both its own and Google’s stock music players. Samsung’s player is rich in options, coming with an equalizer, breaking down your music collection in all possible ways (by artists, songs, etc) and supports folder view.

Sound output via the loudspeaker is sufficiently loud and a bit tinny, reproducing sound of average quality - typical for most smartphones.

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