Galaxy Young - £60
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy Young
The Samsung Galaxy Young is an entry-level smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It is an interesting proposition at the lower end of the smartphone market as it offers the opportunity to own a big name manufacturer and an impressive list of features for under £60. On launch, it became the least expensive NFC enabled device on the market.
This phone has a 3.3 inch touchscreen that displays in 176PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy Young has a 3.2MP camera and can record video in up to 480p. 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 Young has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1300mAh (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 Young comes with 4GB 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 Dropbox installed as standard, an app that enables you to back up all of your files to the cloud and then access them from your computer.
The Samsung Galaxy Young 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 big talking point of the Galaxy Young is its NFC capability. NFC enables you to do things such as use your phone for contactless payments and transfer files wirelessly.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Galaxy Young 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 Young 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 Galaxy Young is an apt choice for younger users and those looking for a well-equipped smartphone at a reasonable price. It is testament to the excellent build quality and design that we have come to associate with Samsung smartphones of recent and offer some of the latest smartphone technology.