When you think about a phone, what factors do you consider? Cost? Operating System? Weight? Feel and Look? Well, people have several considerations but for others, its just show off and perception. How many people have you seen with an iPhone and all they do is just call, text and receive calls?

For someone who has been using a basic Nokia a.k.a iTorch or mlika mwizi as its commonly known, upgrading to Samsung Galaxy Pocket looks like a huge acheivement 🙂 Its my first android device, and I thought of sharing my experience.

Can't compare Nokia entry to Samsung Galaxy Pocket but its a leap...



The Galaxy pocket is affordable, retailing at Ksh. 10,000 (approx. $130) it looks and feels light and has all the elements of a smart phone. It reminds me of the first time the Ideos got into the market and the craze for affordable smartphones reached fever pitch.


There’s a 2MP camera at the back, which is good enough, its not as good as 8MP in some gadgets but works well for me. One of the good features is the Micro-USB port that allows both charging and transferring of data, it is located on the top, adjacent to the standard 3.5mm headphones jack.


The Galaxy Pocket has a 2.8-inch which is not as big as the Galaxy SII but for the price and the need for battery life, its ok. The only challenge I have is with the keyboard, which has a feel of the iPhone why typing but it seems too crammed and doesn’t have the “fat finger” typing 🙂 thats when you want to type one letter and it presses the other.

Software/ Interface

The Galaxy pocket runs on Android 2.3 and is powered by an 832MHz processor which is very nice for a multi-tasker. There’s more than enough room to store apps, photos, music and videos with the phone’s 3GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot, which is more than an average user needs.

Performance/ Battery life

The Galaxy Pocket comes with a 1200mAh battery that delivers a good performance but for a person used to a Nokia that can keep charge for three days, its still a challenge remembering to charge it everyday.