Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

Interface and Functionality:

You won't find ICS running the show with the Galaxy Pocket, instead, you'll enjoy Gingerbread, skinned with TouchWiz. All of the software features that you'd expect from an Android smartphone are here: widgets, multiple home screens, YouTube, the Google Play store for applications, etc.

The handset will run most apps, including some simpler games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. However, due to the extremely low resolution and small screen size, games and apps that feature very small graphical elements (like the birds and pigs in Angry Birds, for example) aren't very comfortable to use, and we wouldn't be surprised if you avoid running those apps.

Yeah, the diagonal of the screen is only 2.8”, but the typing experience with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard of the Pocket is pretty decent, both in portrait and landscape. However, if you have relatively big fingers, or want to be able to type really fast, this handset won't be very suitable for the purpose.

Thankfully, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket comes with all standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth. This means that you'll be able to browse the web (and use web services) without paying for mobile data, wherever a Wi-Fi Hotspot is available. Still, you should keep in mind that the handset's low-resolution screen is making everything very difficult to read. It will get the job done, but it will be uncomfortable and tiring for your eyes. The Galaxy Pocket's browser is surprisingly usable, with an adequate response even in heavier web pages, but the QVGA resolution makes it very difficult to actually read the text.

Processor and Memory:

The CPU powering the Pocket is nothing to write home about, as expected, but it's not too slow. It's a single-core 832MHz processor that manages to provide a relatively smooth UI movement.

One of the things we like about this phone is that the internal memory is 3GB, which means you can install whatever apps you want, unlike many other low-end Android phones. Plus, there's also the option to install a microSD card of up to 32GB.

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