This phone being as cheap as it is under $200.00 for a starter ANDROID it is perfect. For a causal user it is good, for an advanced user (as myself) it is great. However it has a few shortfalls. For one I cannot locate the drivers for this phone the USB/MASS STORAGE works. But the other drivers are not found. Likely because the phone is not mainstream since I have the S-5360L. It does not run all my apps I had on my milestone, unless you have the apk you cannot download it from the market. Since it is uses an ARM6 processor.
I have "paltalk 1.03" on my card and this worked, however it stated "This application is not compatible with your phone". What I suggest new users who have any complaints that they cannot download their favorite apps attempt to download it through your pc via the Google Market (now Google Play. Then install it after transferring it to an SD card. If it truly does not work it will not install.
For how small the screen that has only 262k colors it is decent. It would of been nice with 16.7m however, no person can see more than 5-8% of the colors at one time. This phone works better than the Motorola Milestone XT-720, this phone is a POS that likes to lock up. I used the same SD card that I got from that phone and it works perfectly. It is the port on the phone that is buggy or the OS. I am going to root and put Gingerbread on it. to see if it fixes the issue.
The data transfer (wifi) with a 7/1.2 DSL is full speed whereas the Milestone is 2-4mbps. If you can get your hands on this phone do so, for cost vs features and capabilities is excellent. Replacements are not $600.00 like the smartphone price point used to be.
Thank you Google for making the royalties low enough so that we can get replacements (if it breaks and you do not have insurance) cheaply.
The camera is not 8MP as the Milestone, but that is a tad excessive for a casual user. it does HD capture (1600x1200) this is not a bad trade off for a phone that works better and has Gingerbread (2.3.6) vs Eclair (2.1).
I have not used the video capture yet but I am sure it does good enough. I am uncertain at this time for the video capture. Another great feature of this phone is the ability to change the lock screen wallpaper this is new to me.
So, if you want to get a phone for your teenager this would be the best one to get if you want to get a basic android.
its smart.its useful to me & its big for a student like me& the battery is poor
LG L3 and Young is very close price in the phil. if you want to enjoy playing games and using camera L3 is better than young. Young cannot support adobe flash. L3 supports adobe flash. This is better for gaming like HD games not laggy and long life battery.
please help i want activate 3g in samsung galaxy y(android 2.3.6) but whenever turn on data edge(E) sign appears and edge is 2g and my sim is aircel i have activated 3g data pack but it runs on edge network why???plese help me.......
Got a new samsung galaxy y 5360............
its jst awesome................
but internet is a bit slow.............
this phone sucks. i got what i paid for, unfortunately.
1. battery doesn't last more than a day.
2. after 8 months, the back button is starting to have issues.
in fairness to this phone, it's rich in features and its processor is adequately fast.
chatty, 12 Jun 2012What is the meaning og letter "E" that appears in the upper right of the screen. Bes... moreits wen u use Packet Data it will be displaying in the top right corner .. it denotes that EDGE connection is activated !!
chatty, 12 Jun 2012What is the meaning og letter "E" that appears in the upper right of the screen. Bes... moreIt means the phone is using EDGE (that is like GPRS).
So the E will appear whenever the phone is using the 2G network.
The arrows represent Upload and Download.
chatty, 12 Jun 2012What is the meaning og letter "E" that appears in the upper right of the screen. Bes... moree means sim data connection. u can on off just go setting and data thn cancell.up down arrowmark means sending receiving data.
Kevin, 12 Jun 2012Yeah i agree even the camera is better... but the cpu is of HTC explorer is 600mhz which not v... moreNew, and more-advanced ARMv7 (Version 7) processor (which supports more apps like Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Flash Player 11, etc.) with low Clock Speed (600 MHz) is better/more-important than older, and less-advanced ARMv6 (Version 6) processor (which does not support some apps like Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Flash Player 11, etc.) with higher Clock Speed (832 MHz) ............ And so only Clock Speed is not everything to judge the power of a processor, as you have said ............. HTC Explorer is only the budget Android phone which has newer, and more-advanced ARMv7 processor...........
it is EDGE sign. it indicated that your mobile id connected to edge network. :)