Samsung Galaxy Y Preview

Samsung Galaxy Y Preview

Samsung keeps churning out smartphones as if there's no tomorrow, stuffing the channels with sometimes marginally different handsets six months after it introduced the previous crop.

The Samsung Galaxy Y is not an exception to this strategy – about half a year since the company launched something like the Samsung Galaxy Mini, for instance, it announced the Galaxy Y, which, according to the new naming scheme, should be an affordable handset for teens or emerging markets.

Some of its specs are marginally better than the Galaxy Mini, like a slightly faster processor and less weight, but the camera is 2MP, for example, against the Galaxy Mini's 3MP, while the screen resolution is the same (QVGA). The biggest improvement seems to be the Android OS version – we are running Gingerbread on the Galaxy Y, but this is not a huge advantage, as software can always be updated.

So does Samsung's fresh naming scheme an event enough to merit a new, largely unchanged, low-end Android entry from the manufacturer six months later, considering it's getting somewhat crowded down there? Read on the preview of our non-final unit to find out...


The outer appearance of the Samsung Galaxy Y is differentiated from the sea of black plastic rectangles  or ovals with... a silvery back cover and chrome-like sides. Alright, one for the design team here, since it found a cheap way to break from the mould. Moreover, the battery cover is dotted like snake skin, which makes the phone easier to hold for our slippery, shaking hands.

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

The basic 3” LCD display has the pretty appalling 240x320 pixels of resolution, but the colors are fairly bright. We know it's an entry level Android from Samsung, but a slightly larger screen would have made a big difference, or a slightly better resolution than the previous low-ends even.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Y chassis looks and feels like the manufacturer is skimping on many features, including telling design, in order to stay mass market and affordable, but the two-toned shell is somewhat of a compensation.

Samsung Galaxy Y 360-degree View:



1. hritu paul unregistered

plz! compare it with ace ; on basis of value for money!

2. eon unregistered

can't find the RAM capacity of this device...

8. sri2hari99 unregistered

256 mb Ram and 164 mb intrnl mem

3. Arvind unregistered

This phone's no way near to ACE, which's nearly twice the price tag of this phone. Samsung Galaxy Y – 3-inch LCD, 320 x 240 resolution Samsung Galaxy Y – 832MHz processor Samsung Galaxy Y – 160MB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB Samsung Galaxy Y – Android 2.3 Samsung Galaxy Y – 2-megapixel Samsung Galaxy Y – 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm, 97.5 grams this phone can be best compared with GALAXY FIT! Compared to Galaxy Y, ACE carries, Huge screen (320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches) , 5mpx cam with flash, OS : Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3 CPU : 800 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset Have seen people complaining about Galaxy ACE's battery performance, which drains very quickly when multi-tasking and gaming.

4. Arvind unregistered

If you are looking for an android device with decent camera within 10K price tag go for Galaxy FIT, since it carries 5mpx camera(without flash) Pro : Upgradable to 2.3 gingerbread,Decent camera, large screen (3.3' screen) useful for people who text/surf more. Con: Even if upgraded, 600mhz processor might slow the device and hang, weighs little more than Galaxy Y. If you are performance lover, need the latest android OS pre-installed and doesn't require camera features within the same 10K price tag go for Galay Y, Pro : Android 2.3, 832MHz processor, Cheap competitor to mid-range android phones,sleek than Galaxy FIT Cons : Small screen (3' screen), 2mpx camera (without flash)

5. krishanguru143 unregistered

How Can I Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Y or Y Pro?

12. Vysakh unregistered

ts available @ online stores like e-bay & flipcart

6. Sanjeev Kumar Verma unregistered

Why Samsung has not included a front camera for video calling? Hard to find affordable android gingerbread with video calling.

7. troy unregistered

the samsung galaxy y is better smart phone of this year Android 2.3 832MHz processor, and this phone buying well decision

9. SUDHAKARAN unregistered

Front camera is the must for 3G world and minimum dualsim.Otherwise it is waste and descenting the buisness.The graph may be to down and duplicate products may leads the market

13. Vysakh unregistered

Dear, Androind doesnt support video call over 3G, you can make calls by Voip only.. So think about it. If you want a front facing camera in low end andro mobile, then go for Micromax A70.

10. Galaxy Y unregistered

Display is very poor ,because if display 256k colors and camera is very low pixels

11. galaxy askwer unregistered

what is problem with galaxy y?

16. Liju_b

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

I own it and i feel both Display as well as camera is good in 2 MP category. Having some problem with low speaker volume... Anyway for this price this the best phone in the market

14. Vysakh unregistered

@ a price range of 7K, you cant expect more than this.

17. bhavesh16

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

doesn't it have light in its touch sesitive buttons???

18. fones

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 20, 2011


19. ravian_40

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Well,I can't just understand the rating criteria of PhoneArena as you people have given this phone 7 and the Nokia 603 6.5 why???? While comparing the specs Nokia 603 320x640 screen resolution 210 ppi 3.5" IPS LCD Clear black display NFC,Tv-out,Usb on the go,Ambient light sensor,5mp camera and HD video recording. On the other hand this small handset has just got 3" display,180 ppi,240x320 screen resolution and many other downsides And with the Carla update Nokia 603 will get Html 5 support,Dolby digital Surround sound and better NFC integeration. Now can anyone justifies the point scoring.

20. joshefmayer1

Posts: 6; Member since: May 07, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Y is a cool phone @ Rs. 7,750/- at having the an impressive features: o Android v2.3 operating system. o 3.0 inch capacitive touchscreen display. o 2.0 MP camera with panorama smile shot features. o 32 gigabytes using micro SD card.
Galaxy Y
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6.16h 3G talk time)

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