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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
We were nicely surprised to find out that incoming call quality is actually pretty good with the Galaxy Pocket. Voices have some nice loudness and even depth to them. Unfortunately, the mic doesn't seem so good, because our callers didn't enjoy our voice as much as we enjoyed theirs.

The battery of the Galaxy Pocket is a 1200mAh unit, which should be able to provide enough juice for 6 hours of continuous 3G talk-time, or 19 days of 3G stand-by time.


We like the concept behind the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. This is the handset that can bring much of the power of a smartphone to the hands of yesterday's feature phone users, without costing them more. It covers pretty much every basic Android functionality, and manages to build on top of that by being able to run most of the applications found in the Google Play store.

However, do not think that you'll be able to taste the sweetness of using a top-class smartphone with the Galaxy Pocket, because the experience here is totally different, mostly due to the low-resolution screen.

If you don't plan to use it very heavily for web browsing and media consumption, though, the Pocket will get the job done without too much hassle.

Software version of the reviewed unit: Android 2.3.6, Baseband: S5300XXLCB

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review:


  • Good performance
  • 3GB internal memory


  • Low-resolution screen
PhoneArena rating:
8 Good
User rating:
6.3 8 Reviews

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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 08:52 3

1. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

lets see how it compares to the nokia asha 311!

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 09:06 4

2. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 10:29 2

3. sinple (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 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

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 11:20 2

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:21

5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

pocket has wifi. so faster internet

asha has to use slow 3g/2g

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:27 3

7. mobilefuture (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


and you say it has no wifi. b***h please!

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 08:42

12. ehas423 (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 May 2012)


posted on 03 Dec 2012, 01:29

15. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Yeah right. 3G is faster than Wifi.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 01:38 2

9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

phone is a phone. dumb can be only the end user

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:22 3

6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

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

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 16:00 5

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 01:56

10. aldridhl (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 04:35

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 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

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 11:15

13. randomguest (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)

Xperia Ray fo you.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 08:38

14. Crossblade (Posts: 215; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)

or Xperia U

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

OS: Android 4.0 2.3.6
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Single core, 850 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.13 x 2.28 x 0.47 inches
(104.9 x 57.9 x 11.98 mm)
3.42 oz  (97 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 15.83 hours talk time

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