Samsung galaxy Y S5360
Calling on the galaxy Y is good. It won’t blow you off with the sound quality but at the price point the quality is satisfactory. Over a long period of usage we almost never had calls dropping. The volume could do with a little more sound but nothing really to complain. The phone performs as it should.
The galaxy Y sports a 3” screen, making it a tad small for a proper use of the qwerty keypad. But over time one gets used to small keys. A few errors are likely to occur and typing with speed takes some skill. The predictive functions in the phone are pretty impressive. A number of keypad options are available. Our usage shows that they 3 X 4 keypad seems like the best compromise between size of the buttons and speed of typing.
The sound quality with the default Samsung headphones is good. The loudspeaker has a smaller sound than expected from Samsung phones. But at the price point it performs satisfactorily. And an expandable memory card means that the galaxy Y can take care of all your music needs.
The screen is a little low in resolution. With sufficient brightness watching videos is enjoyable though not at all close to being delightful. It is sufficiently large and you will find yourself watching more videos on the galaxy y than you would have earlier predicted.
The phone has a decent processor but give it graphics intensive games and the phone fails on you. Some basic games do run satisfactorily. Medium level games might run but will take an awful lot of time to load up. A small graphics unit would have worked wonders but lack of it makes this device good for only a smaller number of games.
The browser on the galaxy Y works very nicely. All the basic android gestures are smooth. Kinetic scrolling is fast and jitter free. A number of alternate browsers are available from the android store. The connectivity of the phone is strong. That coupled with a good processor makes the browsing experience on the phone very
Ease of Use:
The phone is extremely user friendly and most people will find the operations intuitive. The form factor is nice. That along with the back grip on the phone makes holding it very easy. The phone feels grippy and sleek.
The phone is the best bet to jump into the android experience at a budget. It manages to not make you get a feeling of using a bottom end android phone for most of the functions very well. If you are looking at an android at a very budget conscious level, this is still the best phone available.