Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Pocket / S5300
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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review
6 July 2012
Conclusion: We like the concept behind the Samsung Galaxy Pocket . This is the handset that can bring much of the power of a smartphone to the hands of yesterday's feature phone users, without costing them more. It covers pretty much every basic Android functionality, and manages to build on top of that by being able to run most of the applications found in the Google Play store.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a decent phone considering the price point and the features on offer. The device has a good build, and the features and specifications will provide you with an entry-level Android experience. The screen size may be too small for some but in that case you can take a look at the Spice MI 350N. If you are considering picking up your first budget Android device, this phone should definitely be on your list.
Pros: Good, compact build, Good keyboard, 3GB internal memory, Hot swappable microSD card slot
Cons: No front facing camera, Screen size may be too small for some, No flash, Average camera
Conclusion: This is a top job by Samsung. If you need a budget smartphone, I certainly recommend the Galaxy Pocket. At about N18,000, it is the cheapest global brand smartphone that you can lay your hands on.
Conclusion: No smartphones beyond this point. Lost so far in no-man's land between Symbian and Android, the point in question has been flagged on the map. Welcome to checkpoint Pocket. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a beginner's package. Be it screen resolution and size, processing power or imaging, smartphone specs don't get any more basic than that. To be fair though, smartphones almost never cost as little either.
Cons: Low screen resolution limits choice of apps, Fixed focus camera, No secondary camera, No camera flash, no dedicated camera key, QVGA video recording @15fps, No Adobe Flash support
Excerpt: In the realm of aptly named products, Samsung’s Galaxy Pocket fits right in. With its tiny form and sporting Google’s smartphone OS, the Pocket is aiming at capturing the throne in the lower budget smartphone segment. Of course in doing so, it will have to outperform the likes of the Spice Mi-280 and 350n and their own Galaxy Y S 5630.
Conclusion: Like any smartphone, it will open you to a world of entertainment and improve how you connect to friends and family. But because it’s a budget phone, it could help make things easier for you to decide.
Review: Samsung Galaxy pocket - Good package small size
12 April 2013
Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a compact yet powerful phone. It comes with good features and the body is good too. Its Android 2.3 gingerbread is well supported in this device and the 832 MHz processor is strong too. It has low RAM and small screen size that adds to some difficulties in terms of functioning. We give this phone three star rating.
Conclusion: Samsung’s Galaxy Pocket crams all the functionality budget- and first time smartphone users may want for less than R1000 (if you look in the right place). With its recommended retail price of just R999, it is significantly cheaper than LG’s Optimus L3 E400 as well as one of our favourite budget devices of last year, the Samsung Galaxy Gio (R2000).
Pros: Priced below R1000; really portable dimensions; 800+ MHz CPU on budget device; Android Gingerbread as mobile OS, and 3 GB worth of storage space.
Cons: Low-res touchscreen; other mobile phone users won’t turn green with smartphone design envy; camera is not the best and QVGA video recording ability.
Excerpt: Smartphones er der nok af på markedet, faktisk efterhånden så mange at det kan være svært at finde rundt i de mange mærker, modeller og nye smarte styrefunktioner. Selvom de alle ligger under samme kategori, er de dog langt fra ens – hverken pris- eller funktionsmæssigt.
Excerpt: Kiedy pierwszy raz wziąłem do ręki Samsunga Galaxy Pocket, miałem wątpliwości, czy to aby nie jest zabawka. - Przecież to takie małe... Z pewnym niepokojem instalowałem więc kartę SIM i uruchamiałem urządzenie... Ale po kilku dniach obcowania z S5300 wiedziałem już - z tym telefonem żal będzie mi się rozstawać...