Bought this phone yesterday for 9k.. Been pretty much happy with it.. Having used galaxy 3, i must say this ones right up with it.. The only areas gal 3 scores higher than mini is in the screen (which is more crisp) and in the video player support.. i was only able to play 3gp files in mini whereas gal 3 supports avi and wmv formats..
If you are considering of going for Budget Android phones around 9k,There are only a few models availabe here in india. a) Micromax Andro A60, b)Spice, c)Heuwai IDEOS 80 150, d)Samsung Galaxy
pop. The first two models are cheap china models made by ZTE corp. Build quality is very poor with medicore performance & features. Also lots of bugs. After making a few research i decide to go for Samsung Galaxy pop, I got this for Rs.8,750. Though Heuwai is also good model but lack of service centre near by, Small screen size and poor display set me back. After using for a couple of days here is the pros and cons of Galaxy pop.
3.2" Screen size (Best in its catagory)
LATEST ANDROID 2.2 FROYO WITH touch wiz 3.0.
3.2 mp cam, Best in its catagory.
Proximatory sensor for auto switch off display.
Auto rotate of UI.
Captivative Screen which is very smooth.
Tons of Apps & Games thru Android market.
POOR DISPLAY RESOLUTION 240X320.
POOR COLOR REPRODUCTION ONLY 256K.
POOR BATTERY LIFE MAX 1 DAY IN NORMAL USAGE.
NO FLASH IN CAMERA.
MUSIC QUALITY IS MEDICORE.
NO SUPPORT FOR LIVE WALL PAPERS.
NO ADOBE FLASH SUPPORT IN THE BROWSER.
FULL PLASTIC BODY PRONE TO DAMAGE.
i jus wann 2 know the responsiveness of touch????
is it similar to galaxy 3???
mandhezz, 15 Feb 2011Can it be upgrade to Honeycomb??? Dude Honeycomb is android 3 which is designed for tabs and not mobiles. the next version is 2.3 gingerbread.
Prazanth, 22 Feb 2011Is this screen resolution is enough for 3d games.. is it working...
Can any other browser c... moreyou can play most of the 3D games and it woks absolutely fine without any lag, specially the one's with accelerometer compatible is amazing.
Yes as said by many, Battery seems to be draining more than it should be, but its common with li-ion cell in initial phase, will pick-up its pace after 8-10 full recharges, will give a try and put some reviews here later.... but switching off Edge and brightness you can drag till 1.5days (approx)
I downloaded a font named armani and some of the UI has really improved, the cutting edge and sharper text seems to have a lil blend and smoothness now.
Is this screen resolution is enough for 3d games.. is it working...
Can any other browser can be installed for flash plugin..
Please can any one tell
Ibought this charm on sunday for 9000rs in chennai at laptopzone in spencer.For this price u can't get a better deal .The screen is ok to work with not that bad as said.Simply it ROCKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
galaxy mini owner, 22 Feb 2011this is a good phone if you are just started with android, love the design, great when you a... moreplease come clear on battery life.do you have to charge daily as per other people opinion
this is a good phone if you are just started with android,
love the design, great when you are using it with one hand while the other is holding on to something...
got a radio that's a plus for me
a good display for the price range of this? awesome la..
enough memory and good speed with 600Mhz (can we overclock it by any chance? *curious*)
but there is a few cons... well nobody's perfect
no flash (that would be better if we had one)
the battery is not a satisfactory...you need more than one charger if you are traveling.
ash, 15 Feb 2011No live wallpapers is a big let down. i will not buy it now.my experience live wallpaper is useless n drains battery.. I use it at fisrt week buying my phone.. but now.. never.. se x8
does anyone tried a hd games already? what games is it? how its work.. review please.. I want to switch my se x8 with this phone
Guys, There is a lot of fuss abt this phones battery. Bot this phone for 8700/- on Feb 14th. Here is the battery review. Drained the battery to below 20% and charged fully to 100%.
1. Talk time 7h 7m. Exactly switched off at 7h 7m(Fully tested)
2. Audio 10h, played till 9h, it is showing battery 11% left(Fully tested)
3. web surfing continous 7h 22m have taken calls for abt 10 mins talk time in the middle.(Fully tested)
4. Video playback 5h 40m according to specification. (not tested)
5. 400h idle time according to specification(not tested)
Guys stop comparing with ace, thats almost double the price. Also the processor is fast enough. If you are looking for android 2.2 go for it without any hesitation. Today at this price you get pretty ordinary touch phones.
rahul, 20 Feb 2011hey which one is good samsung galaxy mini OR lg optimus me P350 please help me....If you can want bigger screen and better experience go for this galaxy mini. Or small screen is enough means you can go for optimus me.
But this available now itself whereas optimus me is still not released anywhere. If you can wait for another 2 or 3 months you can go for optimus me.
And one more thing lg optimus me is small screen and low res, but this is having bigger screen. And samsung's build quality will be better than lg's build quality.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2011Hey guys i really am impressed by this phone and i wanna buy it....
but i dont like the green... morei actually bought the black/gray one. i gave my galaxy s to my gf and this phone is actually not bad ..
3.2 mp camera (kinda dim though)
2.2 android froyo
Stylish Design ..
and i agree to the other guy posted who posted his opinion about the resolution ..
if you're looking for an excellent phone when it comes to resolution. go for the AMOLEDS !
Two-Thumbs Up For Samsung Still !!!
hey which one is good samsung galaxy mini OR lg optimus me P350 please help me....
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2011yeah surely this is good phone. if you can afford extra money you can go for galaxy ace which... morethx yaar for ue suggestion ill go for the ace but will have to wait a month to collect the finance for it thx alot ;}
I brought this phone 2days back, below are my reviews:
1. Value for money from Samsung, cheapest android phone from its fellow competitors
2. Definitely faster in its class, never seen it lag in anything so far
3. The Worst display Samsung could ever come up, because of lower screen resolution, but again its value for money
4.quality of plastic as said by many is definitely not cheap and looks professional and it also comes with silver color in the middle, i think that answers @rock question
3.14inches big display
Good CPU + Memory
Stylish design from Samsung
Push mail, Wifi B/G/N, GPS & more
3G, HSDPA, EDGE
Lower screen resolution
Not quite impressive camera
No video calling
My suggestion is to go for this phone if your budget is ~9k INR and looking for a decent android phone, if you are concerned about higher resolution display then do NOT buy this phone. Good luck.