Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 Features And Price in Kenya
The battle of foot soldiers in the Smartphone world has just hit a whole new frontier with the recent addition of a new fighter, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300.
Previously, other low end Android Smartphones comprising the Huawei Ideos and Samsung Galaxy Y had made their presence felt in the country especially by their alluring price tags and a promise of thousands of applications from the Android Market.
Robert Ngeru, East Africa’s Business Leader for Samsung Electronics promised that the Galaxy Pocket would provide its user with Smartphone performance through multitasking as well as access to tones of productivity apps in the Android Market.
The first thing that strikes your eye when you see a Samsung Galaxy Pocket is its petite frame and the 2.8 inch screen that runs almost through the entire fascia. When you hold it in your palm, it feels light but solid enough not to crumble under normal conditions of use.
Though just another entry level Android device, you can easily tell that Samsung engineers took their time to build a solid device and even more effort to give it a premium look by bringing onboard a chrome-like lining along its bumper.
The current average market price of a Samsung Galaxy Pocket is Ksh. 10,000/= and can be bought at any Safaricom Shop, Airtel Shops, Ebrahim Electronics, FoneXpress and YU shops.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Pros:
Fast internet browsing through both EDGE and 3G. My viewing experience on YouTube using Orange was quite pleasant.
At such a pocket friendly price, I was quite flattered by the 3 GB internal memory that comes with the device. You can also extend it upto 32 GB through microSD which is hotswapable.
Comes with Wi-Fi hotspot. Any internet capable Wi-Fi devices such as laptops can connect to the internet through your Galaxy Pocket.
Comes with a high performance battery which is capable of taking you through the day with a little of internet, gaming, calls and text.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Cons:
Although quite a tight budget phone, Samsung Electronics should have thrown in a finer screen resolution. I found this to be a major setback for the Galaxy Pocket.
Still, some users may find it tasking to type on the small screen especially with the phone held in portrait mode.
Although Samsung tried to maximize battery life by mounting a low resolution screen, the number of pixels might be a conclusive reason for some games and apps failing to run on this device.
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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Detailed Features:
|Memory card type||microSD|
|External memory||upto 32 GB|
|Talk Time||Up to 17 hrs on 2G and Up to 5 hrs 40 mins on 3G|
|Standby Time||Up to 800 hrs on 2G and Up to 500 hrs on 3G|
|Battery Capacity||1200 mAh|
|WiFi||Yes, with hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v3.0 with A2DP|
|USB Connector||microUSB v2.0|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitative|
|Display Type||TFT, 256,000 colors|
|Resolution||2.8 inches, 240 x 320 Pixels|
|Java||Available via Emulator|