Galaxy Y - £50
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy Y
The Samsung Galaxy Y is an entry-level smartphone that runs on a version of Android Gingerbread that has been augmented with Samsung's 'Touchwiz' UI. It replaces the Galaxy Mini as the budget phone in the Galaxy range and looks to bring practicality to the sub £50 market.
This phone has a 3 inch touchscreen that displays in 133PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy Y has a 2MP camera and can record video in up to QVGA (320x240). This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.8GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 21 out of 100.
The Galaxy Y has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1200mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Galaxy Y comes with 0.16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Galaxy Y has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Galaxy Y has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Samsung Galaxy Y offers a good range of features and competent performance at an affordable price. It is a phone from a 'big name' manufacturer that puts an Android device in your hand for under £50. This, combined with its social media capabilities is likely to make it a good choice for younger smartphone users.