There isn't much that piqued our interest while handling the Samsung Galaxy Y, but it is a decent low-end Android handset from a brand name manufacturer. With the patterned silvery back cover and mirrored front we can even say it's a looker, which usually evades handsets at this price point.
As far as budget smartphones, Samsung is certainly heading down the right direction with the Galaxy Y, though execution could have been improved. For the asking price of RM 499, it is probably not much reason for us to rag on it, since it certainly is one of the more affordable offerings out there, with that kind of specifications to boot.
Uninspiring design & Lacklustre UI
The gadget's 1200 mAh battery is can keep the device up for around two days, which isn't bad for a phone with a 3.2" capacitive touchscreen.
The Wave Y does offer plenty of connectivity options in the entry-level segment. However, at an asking price of Rs 7100, you're better off buying the GALAXY Y for a premium of 200 bucks.
The Samsung Galaxy Y is a budget Android aimed at Y for Youth, and offers a basic spec for a basic price. It will stand up against many budget phones but the recent Huawei Ascend G300, with its four-inch screen and 1GHz processor, shows that the budget Android space is getting ever more advanced.
Well covered connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Y is a decent low-end Android handset which also looks pretty good, we could say better than usual for handsets at this price point.
The specs are close to phones like the Galaxy Mini, launched back in February, but with a slightly faster processor and a better Android version. The Galaxy Y is able to do its job well enough, with average call quality, a decent interface, and a more than affordable price of $150 unlocked.
Colours are impressive
The Omnia Pro is certainly not found wanting in the features department, but the truth is that there are now plenty of feature rich handsets on the market vying for your attention. To stand out from the crowd a smartphone also needs to major on usability and style, and this is where the Omnia Pro comes unstuck. It's far too chunky and the combination of Windows Phone and Samsung's Touchwiz makes the interface unwieldy to use.
It may not compare with the best business phones out there, but for its budget price the Samsung Galaxy Pro stands up pretty well, with a good, well-featured qwerty keyboard and access to the ever-increasing riches of Android's Market (despite its olde worlde version of the operating system). If you want a hard keyboard, but don't need a super sharp screen, terrific camera or powerful processing, it's well worth a look.
Superb QWERTY keyboard
We've said for years that an Android phone shaped like a BlackBerry could render RIM pointless for all but the most hardened and security conscious of suits. Unfortunately, while Sammy has delivered the best typing experience ever on Android on the Samsung Galaxy Pro, it's forgotten to provide a current-gen screen, and more curiously, tampered with Android 2.2 in a way that was entirely unnecessary.
capable phone thanks
The Palm Pixi would appear to fall into a black hole: it can't match the power of the iPhone, the keyboard of the BlackBerry, or the app selection of just about any major smartphone (including the many Android models).
It is not the fastest or smartest phone; it has a fairly slow browser and does not play Hollywood movies like the iPhone can; it also lacks Wi-Fi. So, is it doomed for failure? Not quite.
Call quality over Sprint's 3G network was very good overall.
The newest addition to the WebOS family has an attractive, superslim design, but its performance can be slow and the keyboard needs improvement. The newest addition to the WebOS family has an attractive, superslim design, but its performance can be slow and the keyboard needs improvement. The Pre's webOS software is touch-friendly and fun, but the cramped QWERTY keyboard detracts from the phone's usability.
The phone's front face is glossy and attractive.
The Palm Pixi is an affordable, fun and intuitive smartphone. We still like webOS quite a lot, though the Pixi's hardware doesn't show it off as well as the $50 more expensive Palm Pre. If you're upgrading from a Centro there's a lot to like, including the much more modern OS with multitasking, a good GPS, and support for Sprint's myriad services like Sprint TV and NFL Mobile. We're not in love with the keyboard, but we weren't a fan of the Centro's either.
The Pixi is a good smartphone out of the box, but if you can't live without Skype or a decent version of Facebook, this might not work for you.
On the surface, the Pixi is a very attractive phone. It has a great, intuitive, user interface. However, to overcome the performance issues, users have to use the Pixi as a very basic smartphone: try to do as little as possible with it, and it might run just "OK". While this is really your choice to put up with the slow performance (again check the video to see if you think it's too slow), I would personally not go for it.
the Pixi feels really nice in the hand thanks to its rubberized back and slim body.
The Palm Pixi joins Verizon's HTC Droid Eris () and AT&T's Apple iPhone 3G () in the sub-$100 category. Out of the three, the Pixi is the only one that sports a full QWERTY keyboard, but it also has the smallest screen. If you plan on using your phone mostly for messaging and social networking, the Pixi is definitely for you. If you're more into gaming and watching videos, however, you'll want to opt for something else.
The phone is good but it doesn’t have all the features which Palm Pre has.
The Palm Pixi is a younger brother to the Palm Pre. It is sleeker than the latter since it doesn't have a slider keyboard and it has a smaller screen. The phone is good but it doesn't have all the features which Palm Pre has.
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