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Samsung Galaxy Young Review

TT Correspondent  |  |   27 Jul 2013, New Delhi
Samsung Galaxy Young Review

Why to buy:

The Samsung Galaxy Young offers dual SIM support, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and has come up with more and rich features. It has long battery life too.

Why to avoid:

Samsung Galaxy Young offers a less resolution camera that too without LED also lacks with front camera too.

Our Take:

This is a good buy in its price range and offers good features too. But lacking with some basic technicalities it can be avoided.

Rating:

Price: 8,250

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Detailed Review

Design:

The Samsung Galaxy Young, as the name says, is a Dual SIM supporting phone with some better and advanced functions. It is reasonably priced at Rs. 8250 and is a new addition in the Samsung Galaxy’s family. Its screen size is 3.27 inches and it comes with TFT technology, capacitive multi touch touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixels screen resolution. The dimensions of Galaxy Young are 109.4mm, 58.60mm and 12.49mm in height, width and depth and it weights 112 gm. The body is plastic material with aluminum curve ring.

                  

Galaxy Young comes with less dedicated keys, on the right side it has a power/lock key and the left side hold the volume control key. On the top, it has a 3.5 mm earjack and the USB port for charging and Connectivity is on the bottom with microphone. Below the screen is a physical Home key with Back and Menu Capacitive touch keys. Above its screen is proximity sensor next to the earpiece. But, Galaxy Young lacks with a dedicated camera key and a front camera too. The design of Galaxy Young is simple, attractive and youth appealing. On the back it holds a 3 megapixels camera with no flash and the speaker grill nest to it.

Interface/Operating System:

The Samsung Galaxy Young runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It comes with 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor and it has 768 MB RAM. This android version is well supported with this phone. However, there are many phones in this segment which offers at least 1 GHz processor. Galaxy Young comes with motion UI (user Interface) and offers some exiting features.

Camera:

Samsung Galaxy Young comes with a CMOS 3 megapixels camera with auto focus but it does not have LED flash. Young does not have a front facing camera and can be depressing for video call lovers. Though the camera embedded in the devise is fine and image quality is good too but with proper lights only. Camera captures video too but with VGA effects at 30 frames per second. This Galaxy Young camera offers multiple shot mode, photo effects and white balance options. The overall camera work is good but is limited because of technicalities. It should have been a minimum of 5 megapixels with LED flash.

                                           

Audio/Video:

The Samsung Galaxy Young in-built has its own Touch Wiz music player. The same music player exists in all galaxy phones and the sound quality is not compromised. It has the DNSe sound enhancing sound technology and equalizer presets but lacks with 5.1 channel virtualization. The audio quality with the headphones is really good but when on loudspeaker mode the quality falls down. In-built Stereo FM with RDS is best enjoyed with headphones on and can be enjoyed in loudspeaker mode too. The video player embedded in Galaxy Young is simple and easy to operate. But, it gives low resolution to video captures. It supports 3GP and MP4 video formats and the plays video up to WVGA resolution. The videos recorded or downloaded can be played with the video player and they can be transferred to you TV or computer too.

Memory:

Galaxy Young from Samsung offers in-built 4 GB memory space, which is better than its other Galaxy series. Through micro SD card, it is expandable up to 64 GB. SMS and phone book entries depend on the availability of memory space in the phone.

Features:

The Samsung Galaxy Young is a high mid range Android phone and is filled with lot many android features such as aGPS, Google Maps, MMS, instant messaging, e-mail and personal organizer. There are in-built options like: Wi-Fi (to enjoy wireless network), Bluetooth 2.1(to share data, photos, videos, etc. with other devices), USB 2.0(to connect you device with TV or Computer/Laptop), 3.5 mm audio jack (to enjoy music, Radio and Videos), the much hyped ChatOn service (enables single and multi-person conversations, multimedia file sharing and even more) and Samsung Kies Air (that help you syncing data with your PC/Laptop). Samsung Galaxy Young has many options pre installed for browsing Internet. These include Layer reality browser, android browser, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and HSDPA 7.2 MBPS.

           

It supports Quad band GSM (850, 900, 1800 and 1900) 2G Network and Dual band (900 and 2100) 3G Network. Facebook, Twitter and You tube is embedded in it and the social hub offers a fully incorporated one page layout of phone book, IM, e-mail and SNS. Galaxy Young also features ‘Easy Mode’ that helps one access key functions such as favourite contacts, apps, dialer, etc on the home screen with ease. ‘Motion UI’ is simple and innovative and offers easy controls. ‘Dropbox’ and ‘S Cloud’ let user access important files from anywhere and is easy to upload and edit.

Battery:

Samsung Galaxy Young is power packed with standard Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery, which has done justice to this device. It delivers the stand by time up to 250 hours on 3G. The Talk Time delivered is also impressive which is up to 400 minutes on 3G.

Conclusion:

The Samsung Galaxy Young is a good phone in this price range. The 3.27 inch screen size is attractive, the battery life is good and the features embedded are better and abundant. But there are few options that this phone is missing such as: camera quality, front camera, HD video resolution, etc.

Overall we give it 3 star rating.

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