Camera


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.

Multimedia


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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12. sellcheapltd

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8. vikas.rrr

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Agreed that about half of the galaxy phone are crappy,who don't live up to the galaxy brand. Heck even some Flagship don't do justice to their name(read S4 mini,S3 mini).Maybe they are starting to take everyone for granted.And yeah lumia 520 seems like what an entry level smart-phone should be(in current times),though they could have made the display of the lumia a little better(read Clearblack and more brightness) and added a optional dual sim version and bbetter Battery, Thats all for now

9. panda123

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Galaxy = Android It's as simple as that, if it runs Android, it's a Galaxy device. Much like Optimus for LG, and Xperia for Sony. This phone retails for about $70 where I live.. off-contract, now that's a steal.

7. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Nokia Lumia 520 is what a entry level smartphone should be. Samsung should take the Galaxy name off of these garbage entry level smartphones. There is nothing Galaxy about this phone.

5. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

More like another one of Samsungs phones not many will buy. Most other samsung phones sell well for good reason. But no one asked you to say anything about it being crappy.

4. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

Another Samsung 's crappy phones on the markets.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice tiny phone though.

2. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

and people used o say 3.5 is big enough. for me between 4.5 and 5.2 is fine

1. felisberto

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Too small, nobody gonna buy this. The smarphone ideal size is over 5 inch.

6. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

not true at all

10. baraa

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

i bought it for my second phone when my main Lumia 920 ran out of battery or sent for service. Serves the purpose to call and receive msg, even for mobile IM like Whatsapp and WeChat (the reason why I get a second smartphone). But terribly slow for social media apps like FB, Instagram, even Twitter. Not recommended if you want this phone as your main smartphone. Of course if you just want basic phone for call and SMS, you could better use cheaper phone, not this Android platform.

11. baraa

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

also, longer battery life.
Galaxy Pocket Neo
  • Display 3.0 inches
    320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Broadcom BCM21654/G, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1

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