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Review: Samsung Galaxy pocket - Good package small size

TT Gadget Editor  |  |   12 Apr 2013, New Delhi
Review: Samsung Galaxy pocket - Good package small size

Why to buy:

It has smart design, good finish and solid plastic body. Its powerful processor and the latest functions will attract customers.

Why to avoid:

The 2 megapixels camera is not that worth, the screen size and resolution is another disgrace to this machine.

Our Take:

For a price of Rs 6,990, this is value for money product. It has various good features, powerful processor and Operating System. If price is a constraint, Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a good buy.


Price: Rs. 6,990

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Detailed Review


Samsung’s new launch “Galaxy pocket” is a compact and powerful smartphone. In this price range, it has an edge over its competitors. The design is basic and simple to operate. The dimensions of this device are 103.9mm, 57.9mm and 12.9 mm in height, width and depth. Its screen size measures 2.8 inches diagonally and is a multitouch display with TFT capacitive touchscreen display type. The phone is all in plastic body material, which feels good and is well textured too. On the right side of this device is a power/lock key but lacks with a dedicated camera key.

The left side hold the dedicated volume control key whereas, the 3.5mm earjack and USB/Charging port is placed on its top. The bottom is left bare with just mouthpiece. Above the screen of Galaxy Pocket is an earpiece with proximity sensor and below the screen are Android keys, i.e. a physical Home key and Back and Menu capacitive keys. On the back side is a 2 Megapixels camera lens and loudspeaker. The best part of this phone is its light weight i.e. just 97 gm. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a strong built phone that fits best in your hand.



The Samsung Galaxy Pocket runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The gingerbread operating system suits this phone the best and the spontaneous Touch Wiz interface works great and is easy to access. But, multitasking and swapping applications is not easy because of it slow RAM.


Samsung galaxy Pocket comes with a standard Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery, which gives better results and is long lasting in this category. When tested, it delivered stand by of up to 640 hours on 2G and up to 450 hours on 3G. The Talk Time it delivered was up to 900 minutes on 2G and up to 350 minutes on 3G. With the average smartphone usage it easily works for almost a day and a half.


Samsung Galaxy pocket comes with good pocket size in term of its memory. It gives you 3 GB inbuilt memory space which can be expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD card space. It has a powerful 832 MHz processor with 289 MB RAM. the micro SD card space is under the back cover of the phone.


This is probably the weakest point of Galaxy Pocket. It gives a 2 megapixels camera with 2X digital zoom and support various shot mode, photo effects and white balance. It lacks with auto focus and LED flash too. We were expecting a minimum of 3.2 megapixels camera for this device and there is no dedicated camera key as well. But, the image quality from this camera is good but with proper lighting and good hand. You can share the images clicked to Social networking Sites straightaway.



Samsung Galaxy pocket offers multiple features and access to various applications. It comes prepared with Social Hub which is a one stop solution for communication needs. It comes in-built with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. and the famous ChatOn can be downloaded from Samsung App., which gives access to stay in touch with multiple features like multimedia content sharing, group chats and animated images. FM stereo with RDS also exist in Galaxy Pocket that updates you with latest news and many FM stations. The gingerbread operating system suits this phone the best and the spontaneous Touch Wiz interface works great and is easy to access. But, multitasking and swapping applications is not easy because of it slower RAM. The screen resolution is low and it has no adobe flash support. The phone comes with NO secondary camera but, that cannot be complained in this price range. For connectivity it has a Bluetooth BT 3.0 HS, USB for mass storage and PC connection, Android Internet HTML Browser, Wi-Fi and aGPS. It comes with a mobile tracker too and all basic features like; calendar, organizer, calculator, etc. all are in-built. Overall, the phone is worth money but lacks with few advancements that could have made it the best in this price range.


Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a compact yet powerful phone. It comes with good features and the body is good too. Its Android 2.3 gingerbread is well supported in this device and the 832 MHz processor is strong too. It has low RAM and small screen size that adds to some difficulties in terms of functioning. We give this phone  three star rating.

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