Samsung Galaxy Young Malaysia is a phone that’s a few steps above old school smartphones, or what we could call now as dumbphones. For people who have yet to be introduced to the modern day smartphones, the Galaxy Young is a good phone to start with. It may not be a full with the latest technology, but it sure is a big step from yesteryear’s java powered flagship devices. Read more about this phone here!
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1 GHz|
|Display diagonal||8.31 cm (3.27")|
|Display resolution||320 x 480 pixels|
|Display number of colours||262144 colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB B|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||MiniSIM|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||0.75 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||4 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||microSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.1|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||3 MP|
|Maximum frame rate||24 fps|
|Rear camera resolution||2048 x 1536 pixels|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||1300 mAh|
|Colour of product||Grey|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,AAC+,eAAC+,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WMA|
|Video formats supported||3GP,MP4|
|Video compression formats||H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Despite being a low-end phone, the Samsung Galaxy Young runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3.5. It’s topped with Samsung’s homemade launcher which is the TouchWiz, which works perfectly smooth with this version of the Android OS.
Surely, this device won’t win any recognition or awards pertaining to innovation and performance, but on the bright side, it offers a good enough smartphone experience for a shoestring price. The Galaxy Young knows its target market, and it aims to deliver what matters for the young ones and the newbies to the smartphone arena.
The Galaxy Young is a smartphone that mainly focuses on social skills and connectivity because its strongest feature its ability to connect to a wireless network and browse the internet and social media. Another feature that can be greatly enjoyed in this device is its multimedia function like audio and video playback. It has a dedicated music player, courtesy of Samsung’s TouchWiz music player. As for its video player, it is plain and simple, but could already do the job as it supports many of the basic video formats, except for DivX or XviD videos due to its hardware limitations.
One of the earliest innovative features from Samsung is one of the key features of Galaxy Y. The messaging feature of this device is straightforward and easy to use, and to make things easier, the keyboard is blessed with a feature that will make typing a lot faster and easier for the users – it’s called the Swype function. Users can simply slide their fingers from one letter to another in order to type a word. The phone’s dictionary will instantly form the words for you according to how your pattern of typing.
The camera is definitely one of its strongest features, however, it’s a budget phone, so basically you get what you pay for. However, 2MP is not so bad for a 3.0-inch screen phone – it’s there to serve its purpose, not to impress.