Samsung Galaxy Pocket, pocket rocket

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Samsung thinks that there’s room for one more low-end smartphone. Looking at the Galaxy Pocket will make you see the Galaxy Mini like a bodybuilder. Check out its main features:

  • Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 2.8″ 256K-color QVGA TFT touchscreen
  • 832MHz ARM 11 (ARMv6) processor, 289MB of RAM
  • Android OS v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI
  • 3 GB of internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 2 MP fixed-focus camera with geo-tagging
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot functionality
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Swype text input
  • MicroUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth 3.0
  • Social network integration

Full specs on the official site here.

Above the screen it has the ear piece speaker and the proximity sensors. Under the screen we find the capacitive control buttons which are visible only when they are pressed; between the capacitive buttons is the hardware home button. On the right side of the phone we can see the power button while on the left it has the volume keys. At the bottom of the phone we find the mouthpiece and a little slit for removing the battery cover. At the top it has a 3.5mm jack and the microUSB port.

The display measures only 2.8 inches. It has 256k colors and supports multitouch. It has a resolution of 230 x 320 pixels and a pixel density of 143ppi. The screen bezel is too much and makes the display to look even smaller. The legibility under sun light is very poor. The phone weighs only 97 grams and measures 103.7 x 57.5 x 12mm.

The basic 2MP camera with fixed focus offers geo-tagging. Also it offers features like smile shot, effects, preset scenes, on-screen gridline and panorama mode. The automatic white balance isn’t god and the colors look washed out. The phone can record QVGA videos at 15 fps which are very poor too.

At connectivity it has 3G HSDPA speed up to 3.6 Mbps, Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and a microUSB v2.0 slot. As the phone is in the low-end class, the browsing experience is low-end too.

Maybe the best and the main advantage of the phone is the internal storage which has 3 GB. It can be extended up to 32 Gab through a microSD card. The phone has the Android OS v2.3.6 Gingerbread. The chipset is Broadcom BCM1553 and the 832 MHZ ARMv6 processor is placed on it. Unfortunately there is no GPU here and the graphics are supported by the chipset. The phone has accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors.

The battery has 1200 mAh. Used intensively the phone can last for 1 and a half day. In standby the battery offers 800 hours and in talk time 17 hours.

As the saying is “strong essences are kept in small bottles”. I think that the Samsung Galaxy Pocket fits best in this saying. Check good deals for it on



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