An Overview of Samsung Galaxy Y

Samsung Galaxy Y Review

The Samsung Galaxy Y is a low-priced and low standard handset; it does not live up to the mark of an average handset. To find out the reason read the full review.

Samsung Galaxy Y


The description of Samsung Galaxy Y includes:

  • 830MHz ARMv6 processor
  • Android 2.3 operating system
  • 290MB RAM, 180MB of internal storage with an expansion slot for external memory
  • 104mm length; 58mm width coupled with 5mm thickness
  • A display of 0-inch and 240 x 320 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 5g
  • Price of £80


  • The physical material of Galaxy Y is plastic, but the back plate is has a metal like finishing.
  • There is a lozenge shaped button beneath the screen for the Home function while two touch buttons are present for Menu and Back function.
  • Not a very stunning design but it is comfortable to use if you have childlike hands.
  • The power button is on the side.
  • A 3.5mm headphone jack sits on the top edge.
  • There is a slot for SIM and microSD card beneath the backplate.


  • The 3.0-inch display screen is not great for web browsing and video viewing but it is endurable.
  • Also, the 240 x 320 pixels display resolution is not worthy of great praise either.
  • Sometimes the text seems fuzzy.
  • The keyboard is very cramped owing to the small screen. So typing an email or an SMS is troublesome.



  • The camera shoots stills at 2 megapixels.
  • The camera is simply mediocre.
  • There is no secondary camera.
  • Videos can be recorded at 320p, which is also average.

Memory & Battery

  • Out of 180MB only 160 MB of internal storage is available which is not sufficient for anything.
  • The handset supports microSD card up to 32 GB, you might need that very soon.
  • The 1200mAh battery cannot get you through the day, you will need an afternoon top.


  • The performance of Galaxy Y is very poor.
  • There is no Flash support, so online video viewing is not possible.


Overall Samsung Galaxy Y is a mediocre phone with mediocre features. This handset has failed to deliver in every field. Everything about this phone is average. Orange San Francisco is Galaxy Y’s competitor, it was released much before Galaxy Y but that phone has some stunning specifications. Orange San Francisco is also a low-priced handset just like Galaxy Y if you are going for the mid-range smartphone you might want to opt for Orange San Francisco.


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