Samsung Galaxy Young S6310 review: Just for starters
22 May 2013
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Young doesn't do anything profoundly different compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Y. An HVGA screen and a 1GHz processor are actually the least you would expect, considering the two models are almost two years apart. The Galaxy Young has a dual-SIM version too, which seems to be the trend these days in the Android low-end. At €20 more than the standard package, the Galaxy Young Duos is a tempting offer.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 3.27" capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480), Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset, 768 MB of RAM, 2GB of user-accessible built-in storage (4GB total), microSD slot (64GB supported), 3.15 MP fixed-focus camera, geotagging, VGA video recording @ 24fps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with...
Cons: Mediocre screen quality, Fixed-focus camera, Subpar video recording, No front-facing camera
Review Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312 Smartphone
2 May 2013
Summary: For the young. The Samsung Galaxy Young is a handy smartphone for novices and the young. As its street price of 125 Euros (~$164) is rather low, you will have to live with several limitations, won't you? We will discover them in our review.
Pros: dual SIM function..., ... works well, comfortable for small hands, cheap, high-end build quality, handy size, fast flash memory, big RAM, The handy design and the neat build quality.
Cons: inefficient, occasional stuttering, modest battery life, camera produces muffled images, low resolution screen, viewing angles only ok in vertical direction, A special highlight, which makes the Samsung Galaxy Young distinctive.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Affordable dual SIM phone, Comes with contemporary Jelly Bean
Cons: Low-quality screen, All plastic, Camera is basic
Conclusion: The Galaxy Young is a decent little smartphone but Samsung hasn't made it easy to choose between it and it's slightly more expensive cousin, the Galaxy Fame . The Fame has a better camera and a bigger screen, but the Young's screen is a little sharper, it performs better in some instances and it can hold more memory.
Pros: Good range of Android features for the price
Excerpt: The Galaxy Young is one of the cheapest Android phones we've seen, having dropped from around £90 when we first reviewed it last year to just under £50 today. This may look extremely tempting and, frankly, for a throwaway phone it's not a bad deal. But as you'll see from our review, there are quite a lot of sacrifices you'll have to make for not spending £30 or £40 more. You get a good-looking phone for your money, which feels well made.
Summary: A super-budget smartphone which gives you all the basics
Pros: Low price, NFC enabled, Bright screen, It's hard not to like the price, especially given that this is the sort of price tag that usually accompanies network branded handsets that all too often over promise and under deliver. With Samsung's nous behind it, it's a pleasure to see a handset of this price with these features on the market. I am a fan of Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It delivers on a whole range of things and adds an extra level of smart to your smartphone, somet...
Cons: Questionable battery, Really poor camera, Small internal storage, The camera is an area that Samsung really needs to work on with the Galaxy Young. There are definitely compromises that need to be made in order to keep the cost down, but many people now look to their mobile camera to share their daily lives via social media, especially in the target age group. Space is another issue that needs to be addressed, especially with youngsters that tend to install and remove...