Samsung Galaxy Pocket- my take

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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...

Factors:

Pricing:

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.

Hardware

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.

Display

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.

15 COMMENTS

  1. I concur with the explaination but dilutes it’s flavour is the invocation of another company’s product thus creating a perception of smear compaign by samsung to mudsling it’s competitor products thus overshadowing the prominence of the samsung # GALAXYPOCKET.

  2. Am yet 2 physically see it,but i tell u it leaves me salivating n wonder what would happen when i do encounter it.eish,just the thot! Positive thumbs up r what i have 4 now n i hope soon our meeting wil take place.sooner or later we wil meet.its inevitable anyway!KUDOS!!

  3. I know with #SumsungMobile you only have to get the best out of the rest.

    I really need to be upgraded with the new Galaxy pocket. It has been my dream to have a phone with an android operating system with all the cool application to choose from thet Android market.

    Bearing in mind that it has a 2.8 inch display screen with the touch screen support. Thats a relief from my 4 year old China phone. that becomes really tiresome when It comes to typing with some of the buttons missing and a blurred backlight from the screen.

    3 GB Storage.
    This is one of the features that make me die to have the phone because most memory cards in the market are fake and you are not able to store anything only unsupported files appear after transfering data.

    WI-FI
    Yet another cool feature of the lovely phone. Most campus and companies have the wi-fi connections and not most students become disadvantaged because they don’t have the ability to buy a Laptop inorder to to use the connection. thus they become

    2 MP
    Most phones are even indicated that they have like 5 megapixels which is just the language of the advertisers in the phone handset market to lure customers to buy a phone that has poor images shot with the camera.

  4. I jst love this fone its performance, memory and operating system are wow! if only I could have one of my own

  5. its a phone i would want to carry evrywhere sing with it and swag with i.
    Am a lover of smartphones but they alwys had a problem with memory but this one has more than space for you.
    And also comes with more than 32GB to expand

  6. Personally, Galaxy pocket has been over-rated! It’s has a cramped-up onscreen keyboards (with such activities as calling – say after every 1-2hrs, texting and occasionally facebkin’) the battery requires to be charged daily! In my own view, Galaxy Pkt is a low-end android phone. I’ll rather go with Nokia Asha 302 (physical QWERTY keypad – plastic rather than rubber, making texting a breeze, good battery storage – take two days doing the above activities). But the best in power battery storage is LG Optimus.

  7. it hurts me to see people with such smart phones who fail to use all its specs.. sometimes i wish i could say
    “why dont we exchange phones? sine i need to use the applications more than they do.

    Make use of the applications!!! thats why they are there!!!!

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