|Release Date in Philippines|
|Processor frequency||0.832 GHz|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Display resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Display number of colours||262144 colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB B|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|2G standards||EDGE, GPRS, GSM|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|Operating system installed||Android 2.3|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera flash||No|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||2 MP|
|Rear camera resolution||1600 x 1200 pixels|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent|
|Photo effects||Black&White, Negative film, Sepia|
|Battery capacity||1200 mAh|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Talk time (3G)||5 h|
|Standby time (3G)||350 h|
|Talk time (2G)||9.3 h|
|Standby time (2G)||400 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,AAC+,AMR,eAAC+,MP3|
|Video formats supported||H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Image formats supported||BMP,JPG,PNG|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Samsung Galaxy Y - A Taste of Android Gingerbread
Despite being a low-end phone, the Samsung Galaxy Y runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3.5. It’s topped with Samsung’s homemade launcher which is the TouchWiz, which works perfectly smooth with this version of the Android OS.
Basic Smartphone for Basic Needs
Surely, this device won’t win any recognition or awards pertaining to innovation and performance, but on the bright side, it offers a good enough smartphone experience for a shoestring price. The Galaxy Y knows its target market, and it aims to deliver what matters to the young ones and the newbies to the smartphone arena.
The Galaxy Y is a smartphone that mainly focuses on social skills and connectivity because its strongest feature its ability to connect to a wireless network and browse the internet and social media. Another feature that can be greatly enjoyed in this device is its multimedia function like audio and video playback. It has a dedicated music player, courtesy of Samsung’s TouchWiz music player. As for its video player, it is plain and simple but could already do the job as it supports many of the basic video formats, except for DivX or XviD videos due to its hardware limitations.
One of the earliest innovative features from Samsung is one of the key features of Galaxy Y. The messaging feature of this device is straightforward and easy to use and to make things easier, the keyboard is blessed with a feature that will make typing a lot faster and easier for the users – it’s called the Swype function. Users can simply slide their fingers from one letter to another in order to type a word. The phone’s dictionary will instantly form the words for you according to how your pattern of typing.
The camera is definitely one of its strongest features, however, it’s a budget phone, so basically, you get what you pay for. However, 2MP is not so bad for a 3.0-inch screen phone – it’s there to serve its purpose, not to impress.