Since lately I’ve only reviewed, or better said : talked about ( you can’t actually call it a review unless you already have the item, and it is impossible to have that item since it hasn’t officially appeared ) extremely powerful Android Phones I figured I should write an article about an older phone as well. This phone is the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. The Galaxy Pocket is quite small and it isn’t altogether that powerful, but then again, not everyone has 600+ euros or 700+ dollars to buy a powerful Android Phone. Still, for many people, the Android part doesn’t matter. And props to those people, after all, it’s a phone and a phone’s main function is to talk to people. If that phone serves its main purpose, it’s a good one. Everything else is a bonus.
Okay, without further ado, let’s get this review / preview on the road.
- Processor : 832 MHz
- RAM : N / A
- Android OS : 2.3 Gingerbread
- Camera : 2 MP
- Display : 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)
Well there you have a brief list of the specs of this phone. As I’ve said before, it isn’t all that powerful but at least it gets the job done. Also, not everyone can afford powerful phones and some people would really enjoy even the little bit of power that this one can dish out.
Let us begin by taking a look at the body of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. As mentioned above this phone isn’t very big. It is actually quite small. Having such a small frame means that the screen is also smaller but we will get to that in just a moment. The phone’s dimensions are as follows : 103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm and the weight of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is measured at about 97 grams. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket has Touch-Sensitive controls, which most of the phones with this kind of power used to lack about an year ago. So there you have it, it has its ups and downs just as any device. But keep reading, don’t take my word for it.
Now let us continue by taking a look at the sound of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. When I say this, I don’t mean the sound the phone makes when you touch it or when you throw it against a humanoid or a wall. I’m referring to the sound producing capabilities of this phone. The alert types of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket are Vibration and MP3 ringtones. The phone also has a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack.
Let us now take a look at the display of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. The type of display is a TFT touchscreen but with god knows what kind of screen and how many colors it has. That’s either due to lack of info or to whoever knows what ungodly reasons. However, I think it’s safe to assume that it will have a capacitive touchscreen with 256 K to 16 million colors, since most phones have that type of screen ( the rezistive one is not that used any longer ). The resolution of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is about 240 x 320 pixels. The screen itself is pretty small, it’s actually 2.8 inches big. The pixel density of this phone is about 143 ppi ( which is pretty small, yet big enough for such a small screen ). This phone also has multitouch but without any info about how many fingers can run simultaneously on this screen. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket has TouchWiz UX UI installed on it, should you care to activate it.
The memory of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is what is following. The internal storage space of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is 3 GB. This phone also has a MicroSD card slot which is capable of using any MicroSD card of up to 32 GB. The RAM of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is non-existent, apparently. Either that, or there isn’t enough information available. But, as I’ve said before, this phone is pretty weak so I suspect that it doesn’t have RAM memory.
Moving on to the data connectivity of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. This phone, surprisingly enough, has both EDGE and GPRS. The speeds reached by the Samsung Galaxy Pocket are as follows : HSDPA at 3.6 MB/s and HSUP at who knows what speed. The WLAN of this phone is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket also has a Bluetooth with version 3.0 with A2DP. The USB connectivity of this phone is done via MicroUSB v2.0, just like every other phone.
Now let us move on to the camera of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. The main camera is a 2 MP camera capable of photographing at resolutions as high as 1600 x 1200 pixels. The only feature of this camera is geo-tagging. The video recorder is capable of recording in QVGA quality with about 15 frames per second. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket doesn’t have a secondary camera, but then again : with such a weak main one, why would you expect it to have a secondary camera.
Moving on to the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. A word of warning however, this phone doesn’t really have that strong of a hardware configuration. The only thing it has ( or the only thing that the internet has decided to leak about it is the processor of this phone ). The central processing unit, or CPU, or processor ( depending on how you prefer it ) is an 832 MHz processor. In a world where phones only come out with 1 GHz + processors or with Dual-Cores or Quad-Cores, people tend to look down on phones with such small processors. But truth be told, we need phones such as this one as well since not everyone can afford to pay that much for a phone.
Moving on to the more random or general or however you like to call them facts about the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. The sensors of this phone are : accelerometer and compass. The messaging of this phone is done via SMS ( threaded view ), MMS, E-Mail, Push Mail, IM and RSS. The browser of this phone supports HTML and that’s about it for the browser. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket also has a radio option. The radio of this phone is a Stereo FM Radio with RDS. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket also has a GPS with A-GPS support and Java via Java MIDP Emulation. The only color that the Samsung Galaxy Pocket will come out in is Black.
Here we stand at the end of this little review / preview of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. It would be criminal of me not to post a small list of some of the remaining features, so here it is :
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
- YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Well, this has been the review / preview of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket ( in case you haven’t already noticed ). I for one am looking forward to the release of this phone in the somewhat near future. If you feel that anything of importance has been left out of this review or preview or whatever feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below and I shall be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects. Until then, however, I hope you had as much fun reading this as I had writing it.