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Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review

Samsung Galaxy Young

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Call Quality:

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review
Call quality is of paramount importance for any phone, but even more so for such a basic device like the Galaxy Young, and we were happy to have our callers say our voice sounded natural, clear and sufficiently. On our side of things voice was a tiny bit muffled, but overall we were quite satisfied with the loudness and clarity of this handset.

Battery life:

A 1300mAh battery for such a compact handset is enough of an asset to easily get it through a day, and we even got two days of use with some juice remaining.


The Galaxy Young brings a gradual improvement in the Android low end with a 3.3-inch display that is slightly larger than on the preceding Galaxy Y, a bump up in the camera department and a slightly more capable battery, but what has changed even quicker is the face of competition.

At its affordable off contract price of around $150, the Galaxy Young meets the fierce rivalry of larger and more capable phones from Chinese vendors. You can even get a device with a quad-core MediaTek chip from China for almost the same price.

And if you are not particularly keen on the dual-SIM functionality and are willing to pay a bit more, Nokia’s Lumia 520 is one offer from a known manufacturer that is better in every single way - from screen size and quality, to processor and camera. It runs on Windows Phone, though.

The Galaxy Young would be a good choice for those who value compact devices from a well established brand like Samsung and the presence of dual-SIM functionality and the contemporary Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz skin are all a plus.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android 4.1.2; Build number: JZO54K.S63112XXAMBG

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Video Review:


  • Affordable dual SIM phone
  • Comes with contemporary Jelly Bean


  • Low-quality screen
  • All plastic
  • Camera is basic
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Display3.3 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (176 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.75 GB RAM
Size4.31 x 2.31 x 0.49 inches
(109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)

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