Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review
No complaints here. Phone calls sound great through the earpiece of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, with natural voice tones emitted at high volume levels. The microphone performs just as well, capturing our voice naturally and delivering it undistorted on the other side of the line.
Lifting the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus reveals a removable battery with a capacity of 1500mAh. According to its manufacturer, the phone can last through 9 hours of internet browsing over Wi-Fi, 6 hours of video playback, or 36 hours of music playback. Talk time is quoted as 8 hours. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus should be able to last through a day on a single charge, and if used with moderation, a recharge might be not be needed until the second day of usage.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
As every other budget phone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus has its strengths and weaknesses. Performance should be your biggest concern as the phone tends to lag from time to time, but in all seriousness, one can't expect a sub-$200 Android device to excel in that respect. The good news is that there's also a lot to like about this device. It is perfectly suitable for casual web browsing, for snapping an occasional photo, and for keeping track of your Facebook feed. Plus, its battery life is pretty decent and we're quite happy with the quality of its display. Characteristics like these make the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus suitable for thrifty smartphone buyers and for younger people in need of a relatively cheap Android device.
But if the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus doesn't feel like the right smartphone for you, there's also the Sony Xperia M. It is another reasonably-priced Android offering that costs about the same, more or less, but it has more RAM and a superior Snapdragon processor. Those who need a larger screen might consider checking out the Samsung Galaxy Core, which is a 4.3-inch Android handset with similar specs that falls in the same budget category. Another option worth considering is the colorful Nokia Lumia 620, powered by the smooth Windows Phone 8 platform.
- Good display for its class
- Great call quality
- Usable web browser
- Decent battery life
- Camera takes good photos in daytime
- Occasional lags and performance issues
- Low-quality videos
- Very low on built-in storage
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- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1500 mAh(8h 3G talk time)