Bought mine yesterday. Nice phone, good value for money. Really zippy and screen is good enough. I use 3x4 keypad, dont like qwerty. Will post battery performance once tested. I have a couple of questions though:
1) Is there really no backlight on the softkeys beside the home button?
2) Can it play plants vs zombies?
i got tis phone.works superb.best for music,wifi,processing speed,battery..only cons s minimal ram but works great for this price tag..sure definitely male!
huh?, 23 Oct 2011yeah it does. quickly too :)hw???? we cn use skype???
yhel, 24 Oct 2011have you tried opera mini on your phone? is skype applicable to samsung y.
I have bought a Galaxy y for INR 6900 (approx. 138$) from a store at Calicut - Kerala 3 days ago.
Its a cool phone. screen is small but not bad.
multi tasking and processing speed is good. It takes about 190mb of 290mb RAM without installing or running any apps.
Its 2MP camera is good for image but not good for video
check a sample photo here
It played games like angry birds very fine.
Typing in portrait mode is difficult,but landscape mode is ok.
Battery life is about 1 day. disabling GPS, packet data, wifi, sync will increase standby.
I used Wifi and EDGE networks not 3G.
Installed many apps including Opera Mini, Teamviewer, mobo player, ES file explorer, some other games and apps. all are worked fine.
Instant Messengers Tried
1.Google talk -> only texting available no voice
2.Google+ -> No hangout or video/audio call support
3.Yahoo messenger ->chat only - no audio/ video
4.Nibuzz (Best One) -> works fine audio/text with google talk, yahoo accounts - and text for Facebook
5.Skype ->Supports voice vall & chat only no video call
6.Fring ->audio call for Google account & only text for yahoo. I checked fring video call with fring support team.(I dont have any other contacts in it) i can see their video but my camera is not working.
7.Tango-> It supports video call and works very fine..!! .I used tango messenger to video call from PC to my Samsung galaxy Y and all works fine. Video chating is very good. i can turn on/off my back camera of my phone (since it does not have front camera)
I used all the messengers in WiFi with a 2mbps connection.
So i recommend Nimbuzz for Audio chat and Tango for video chat
i'm planning to buy this phone, just wanna know if the music player is better or just the same with Galaxy 5/europa? please do tell me, it just says on sound that it has 3.5mm jack, don't know if it's performance is better than my old galaxy 5 when it comes to music.
can it's suport all android apps . . .of galaxy ace or S . . . . . . Plz ans. .
does feather touch buttons have backlight ???? any one used the phone ??
VickySamsungYoung, 24 Oct 2011Yesterday I bought this phone. It is fantastic and fast even after I installed 6-7 apps. More ... morehave you tried opera mini on your phone? is skype applicable to samsung y.
Yesterday I bought this phone. It is fantastic and fast even after I installed 6-7 apps. More features for low cost.
can i download and use opera mini in samsung galaxy y? can i use skype?
How can you make this phone a wifi hotspot? Does it require to download anything to use that feature? Up to how many gadgets can it accomodate thru its own wifi connection?
Galaxy Y. it is. Huge compliment to samsung family. they really taking the world by storm.
thnx john for info....nd hows the baterry backup..?..nd whtz ths 5.1 channel feature? s tht thru headphone..?
james, 22 Oct 2011Does the phone have the option to use the 3x4 keypad instead of the qwerty one??If so, how can... morei have this phone for a week now and this is awesome for a persons who dont need video call and other business class stuffs. you can shift from qwerty to 3x4 by just selecting it in the option. you can also use handwriting recognition feature. sound is fine. video is fine as well for its price range (pixels are not visible unless you will use magnifying glass LOL!. i have played decent games with this such as XMEN, angry birds and INOTIA3 and got no problem with it. sound using earphone is great with its 5.1 channel feature. camera is fine. WIFI is great and has a strong reception, and most importantly its design is elegant!! ill give it 4.99 out of 5 (considering its superb features against price point) highly recommended!
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vajee555, 23 Oct 2011guys, can this play DivX and XviD???no, it doesn't. but you can convert your vids using Format Factory. they have almost all kinds of formatS that you need. hope this helps. cheers
this phone is more than a bang for the buck. i am using this right now as i type this comment.
screen is not that bad. it serves its purpose. if you have a tight budget but would to experience the awesomeness of android, this is for you.
i'm not bothered by the camera, i have my digicam hehe...
it also has flash support. but not the whole flash player plug in stuff.
this is really a great phone for its price. i love it. simple, affordable, and really useful.