Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

One of the coolest things about Android being open-source is that it's easily tweakable and adaptable to all kinds of hardware configurations. This means that it can not only power true specs monsters like the Galaxy S III or One X, but can also run on much more modest handsets... like the Samsung Galaxy Pocket that we have here.

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket represents the true meaning of low-end. It's hard to imagine that you can go any lower than that in terms of specs, yet it's much better to have a smart OS like Android powering this device, rather than a feature phone platform. Even though the screen is very small for today's standards, and the resolution is the exact opposite of Retina-grade, it's still a device that lets users on budget experience what it is to have a smartphone.


The design of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is your typical Samsung affair. The phone has a Galaxy S-que look to it, but is way smaller. It's constructed out of plastic, and has a relatively light weight.

You can compare the Samsung Galaxy Pocket with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The Galaxy Pocket is certainly not a looker, especially compared to some other budget Android offerings like the Xperia X8, for example. However, it doesn't hurt our eyes too much either.

If you have really long hands, you can actually make a Retina Display out of the 2.8” QVGA (240x320) screen by holding it as far as you can from your eyes. Unfortunately, this will also make things to small to see, so doing it is not an option, and you have to put up with the realities of this 143 ppi display. Actually, this is one of the main downfalls of the Galaxy Pocket. To anyone who might consider buying this handset – keep in mind that this screen is U-G-L-Y. Of course, this is what makes having such a cheap Android smartphone possible, buy if you plan to use it a lot for more advanced stuff like web browsing and gaming, better go for a phone that has at least HVGA (320x480) resolution.

Viewing angles aren't very good, as there's some visible overall image degradation, but thankfully, outdoor visibility turned out to be OK.

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10. aldridhl

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Not everyone wants a huge slab of a phone... come on OEMs, make more pocketable high-end phones!

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Aye, "Not everyone wants a huge slab of a phone..."!! But this little thing is too "pocketable" it might just get carried away!! :D

13. randomguest

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Xperia Ray fo you.

14. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

or Xperia U

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, for Christ's sakes Sammy!! It's like "Champ" with Android in it!! A touchscreen with minimal screen size to touch!!

6. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

wow this got higher score than optimus t and optimus t is like 2 years old, but 10 times better in every catagory

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

lets see how it compares to the nokia asha 311!

2. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

but Asha is a dumb phone so why the rubbish comparison?

3. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

galaxy pocket probably cant run too many android apps, and is not catered to people who wans to play game. Hence Asha may be able to compete with a better screen, camera and i think whatapp is probably 1 reason why people would consider Asha

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This phone is an android phone that can't support most apps in play store. Compared to Asha 311 or even 305/306, i rather choose asha. It's screen res. is better, bigger display, better camera and better UI.

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

pocket has wifi. so faster internet asha has to use slow 3g/2g

7. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011 and you say it has no wifi. b***h please!

12. ehas423

Posts: 18; Member since: May 24, 2012


15. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Yeah right. 3G is faster than Wifi.

9. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

phone is a phone. dumb can be only the end user
Galaxy Pocket
  • Display 2.8 inches
    320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware , 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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