Galaxy Express 2 - £225
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy Express 2
The Galaxy Express 2 is a mid-range smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It is a competent performer in all areas and has a similar styling and build quality as that which we have come to expect of the Samsung Galaxy range.
This phone has a 4.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 245PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy Express 2 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 55 out of 100.
The Galaxy Express 2 has an estimated battery life of around 11 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2100mAh (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 Express 2 comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Galaxy Express 2 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). 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. The Galaxy Express 2 is able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. It also has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends.
The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and has a built in S translator that offers instant translation into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish. The Galaxy Express 2 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 Galaxy Express 2 promises good performance and its large screen and 4G connectivity mean that it is likely to appeal to users who put a strong emphasis on activities such as streaming catch up TV whilst on the move. This is a good offering from Samsung and a competitive device in this price range.