Samsung Galaxy Y Malaysia is a phone that’s a few steps above old school smartphones, or what we could call now as dumbphones. For people who have yet to be introduced to the modern day smartphones, the Galaxy Y is a good phone to start with. It may not be a full with the latest technology, but it sure is a big step from yesteryear’s java powered flagship devices. Read more about this phone here!
|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 bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||2.3|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||2 MP|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent|
|Photo effects||Black&White, Negative film, Sepia|
|Rear camera resolution||1600 x 1200 pixels|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||1200 mAh|
|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|
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.
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 for 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.