It is called Samsung Galaxy Young and it is the new proposal from the Korean firm Samsung for the low-cost line of its catalog. It is part of a new collection of terminals, together with its companion Samsung Galaxy Fame , dedicated especially for the youngest and for those who want to enter the world of smart mobile telephony for the first time. We say so because in addition to being a terminal prepared for new technologies and uses , it could be considered one of the cheapest proposals on the market. The truth is that Samsung has not yet offered pricesfor each of the countries in which it will be distributed, but its technical sheet belongs to that collection of low-cost terminals, designed for the vast majority of pockets.
In any case, it should be noted that we are facing a compact terminal, whose design reminds us a lot of the latest Samsung proposals integrated in the higher ranges. We refer, of course, to the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Samsung Galaxy Note . For the rest, its technical file is very simple. It has a screen just three inches and has a camera of only three megapixels . Luckily, it is perfectly compatible with 3G, Wifi and Bluetooth networks, basic tools to satisfy the connectivity needs of today's users.
Design and display
As we told you, the design - rounded shapes and a plastic surface with a very good grip - reminds us a lot of large pieces like the Samsung Galaxy S3 . It seems, it seems, to follow the design trail initiated by the current flagship of the firm, with much more organic shapes and pleasant to the touch . In this case, the Samsung Galaxy Young also has a metallic trim that gives it a much more finished and elegant design. At the bottom of the screen we find the classic back buttons, search and access to the main menu. The device complies with dimensions of 58.6 x 109.4 x 12.5 mm and a weight of 112 gramswith included battery. It is a light, compact smartphone with a slightly above average thickness. As indicated by Samsung itself , the Samsung Galaxy Young will be released in the following colors : white, blue, red and silver, although as always, the availability of each of these models will depend on Samsung Spain and the operators that use it. market.
Its screen has quite small dimensions if we compare it with the rest of the panels in the firm's catalog. We are talking about a LCD TFT panel of 3.27 inches with a resolution HVGA 480 x 320 pixels and a depth of 16 million colors . It is, as you can see, a smaller surface than usual, but large enough to operate normally through the main menu functions, applications, games, and so on. As it is a low-cost smartphone, the possibility that Samsung has installed Corning Gorilla-type protective glass is not considered here. It is, as you can see, a smaller surface
The camera is not one of the strongest points of this phone. Nothing is further from reality. The device only has a 3 megapixel camera that combines with some simple features like autofocus , the geotagging or face detection . The camera will also allow us to record videos, but in a rather low quality. As indicated in its technical sheet , we would be talking about VGA quality at 24 fps . We would not recommend this phone to those who need a camera capable of taking quality images in more demanding professional environments. Here the camera has a purely testimonial function, totake images in a familiar context and without eagerness to obtain great results.
Memory and power
Memory is one of the most important elements of the device, because it determines its storage capacity, but also the potential when it comes to comforting the applications and programs that will have to run on the device. In this case, the Samsung Galaxy Young comes with 4 GB of internal memory that will be used to store documents, photos, music, videos, applications, and so on. Luckily, if with this extension you don't have enough, Samsung offers you the possibility of increasing the memory of the device with microSD cards of up to 64 GB . It is a practically exceptional capacity, since to date the expansion up to 32 GB was only contemplated . Good forSamsung .
On the other hand, RAM is another important element that combines its potential with that of the processor. We have to talk about a RAM of 768 MB somewhat scarce for high-end equipment, but enough for a device like the one at hand, with few pretensions and prepared for normal operation. The processor has only one core - Samsung did not want to bet on a dual architecture - and it operates at a 1 Ghz clock frequency . It is a discrete but sufficient potential for users who are going to use their phone to make calls, connect to their favorite social networks and run some simple application or game.
Like practically all the terminals of the Korean, the Samsung Galaxy Young is presented running with the Google icons operating system . We refer to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) , with the possibility of later updating to the latest edition of the platform, Android 4.2 . We will see that later, as soon as Samsung agrees to confirm it. Meanwhile, we can indicate that the operating system of the Samsung Galaxy Young has integrated the Samsung TouchWiz interface , a classic in the smartphones in the catalog. In this way, Samsunggives your devices a more personal touch with other functions of the Korean universe.
It must also be said that the users of this Samsung Galaxy Young will have direct access to practically all the free services that Google offers to its users. We refer to the following: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation and Google Downloads . But this is not all. They will also have access to Google Play Books and Google Play Movies, to purchase and download books and movies. In the applications menu you will also find a direct access to Google Play , the application store of the Google operating system. From there they can download applications, utilities and video games to expand and improve the functions of the phone. They have, between free and paid, more than 600,000 proposals available .
Although it is a low-cost mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy Young is perfectly prepared for high-end connectivity. In principle, we can indicate that the phone is compatible with 3G networks (HSPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n networks , which will allow users to always be connected to the Internet, both at Through the data package contracted with your operator, such as from the wireless networks available at home, at your workplace or in any other space with Wi-Fi available to visitors. Along with this couple of advantages, on the other hand essential, the Samsung Galaxy Young is presented with Wifi Direct technology(for the transfer of content in a more agile way between devices) and the classic Bluetooth 3.0 , a common tool in all today's smartphones .
Another interesting feature is the GPS technology with aGPS and Glonass support that will allow users to enjoy this geolocation tool in those applications that require it, but also to use the Samsung Galaxy Young as if it were a dedicated navigator for the car, useful for our routes on any vehicle. As you can imagine, the system will connect directly to Google Maps , although you will always have the option of downloading other applications for navigation, even if they are paid.
Regarding the physical connections, we have to indicate that the phone has a microUSB 2.0 input (useful for connecting the phone to the computer and synchronizing data or charging the battery), a 3.5 mm output for headphones and a slot for microSD cards of up to 64GB . Some units - although that will depend on the markets - will have a second slot to house an additional SIM card . It will be the Samsung Galaxy Young Duos mode .
Music, FM Radio and Podcast, Video
The Samsung Galaxy Young , like any smartphone (even if it is low cost), is perfectly capable of playing music, video and photos content . The supported formats indicated in the datasheet are the following: H.264, MPEG ”4, H.263, VC” 1, Divx / Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8, MP3, OGG, AAC, AACï¼ ‹, eAACï¼‹ , AMR ”NB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY, AC3 , so you shouldn't experience any problems when starting playback. You should know, on the other hand, that the phone has a classic FM Radio that will allow you to enjoy all your favorite stations, in addition to accessing the Podcastto listen to all the content you missed. For the rest, Galaxy Young incorporates a voice recorder and Java support , which will allow users to enjoy all the content (games, applications, web pages) that have been developed in this language.
As a good terminal Samsung incorporates direct access to Samsung Apps (center applications and content Samsung ), as well as various tools to manage programs and multimedia content that we want to store in the memory of your phone. For this purpose, you have Samsung Apps , Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air (essential for updates) and Samsung Hub (Game Hub Lite) at your fingertips . If you want to save content in the cloud, you can access Samsung S Cloud and DropBox for free thanks to an exclusive agreement with this online storage company.
The Samsung Galaxy Young incorporates a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1,300 milliamps . It is estimated that its autonomy can be 540 hours (2G) and 420 hours (3G) in standby and 11.20 hours (2G) and 6.50 hours (3G) in conversation. It will be necessary, in any case, that these indications be taken with caution, since the final autonomy of the device depends on many different factors such as the state of the network, the use that the user makes of the telephone or the functions that remain in exercise.
The Samsung Galaxy Young is a phone that will adapt to a certain sector of users. Samsung has designed it for a young sector, although the truth is that this is one of the most demanding when it comes to opting for new designs and high performance . We think it is a good proposal for those users who have not yet launched into the world of smart mobile telephony and want to start with a simple, but equipped device. It has everything we would ask for in the connectivity section and that is the most important thing. It is not a good proposition for those who opt for large screens, super-equipped processors and level cameras.
It will be, finally, a suitable phone for those who do not want to shell out all their savings to get a new smartphone . Although prices have not yet been released, we can already indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Young will be an affordable phone for the vast majority of pockets.
|Standard||HSPA 7.2 / 5.76 900/2100|
EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
|Weight and measurements||58.6 x 109.4 x 12.5 mm|
112 grams (battery included)
|Memory||4 GB internal memory|
Expandable with microSD cards (up to 64 GB)
768 MB RAM
|screen||3.27 inch TFT LCD|
HVGA resolution 480 x 320 pixels
16 million colors
VGA video recording at 24fps
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Supported formats: H.264, MPEG ”4, H.263, VC” 1, Divx / Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8, MP3, OGG, AAC, AACï¼ ‹, eAACï¼‹, AMR ”NB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY, AC3
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air
Samsung Hub (Game Hub Lite)
Samsung S Cloud / DropBox
|Controls and connections||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system|
1 Ghz single core processor
Integrated GPS with aGPS and Glonass support
Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
3.5mm headphone output
MicroSD card slot
3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads