Samsung Galaxy Y, all the keys to this affordable mobile

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It is the perfect excuse to move into the world of smartphones and to do so, in addition, with the help of a leading firm and leader in its sector. The Samsung Galaxy Y was presented a few months ago as an entry phone, equipped with all those features that a user who wants to enjoy the advantages of a touch screen , but also connect to the Internet on a regular basis to check their email or share content through your favorite social networks. As a good entry-level terminal, the Samsung Galaxy Y is one of those that promise to become a best seller . Its price does not disappoint either. In the free market is for sale for 108 euros , so the discounts you can get through the main operators in the country can make the phone practically free. But what does the Samsung Galaxy Y have to be a recommendable device ? Next, we give you all the keys.

Large screen and compact design

The Samsung Galaxy Y draws attention for having a compact, lightweight and comfortable design, which will allow us to carry it very conveniently stored in our pocket. In fact, it has some measures 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm and weighing just 97.5 grams with the battery included. As you can see, it is easy to handle and take anywhere without being a burden. That is why it will appeal to users who are used to using simple bar or monoblock phones .

In the same way, if we compare this device with the most classic mobiles, we will see an important progress in the size of the screen. As it is a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Y has an integrated 3-inch multi-touch screen , with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, through which the user will see all the icons that give access to the agenda, email, instant messaging, maps, etcetera.

And although it is not a sophisticated panel like that of the large high-end equipment, it incorporates proximity sensors and ambient light , essential for any touch screen worth its salt. The breadth of the panel will allow us to successfully and comfortably manage the main functions of the phone, as well as the applications and video games that we install later.

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A connectivity to match

All smartphones , whether high-end or low-end, have one feature that distinguishes them: an Internet connection compatible with everyday use. In this case, the user will be able to use the Samsung Galaxy Y as a device to work, to entertain themselves or simply to keep in touch with their loved ones thanks to a 3G connection , capable of offering HSDPA data transfer rates at 7.2 Mbps , such as maximum. This means that by contracting a data rate with your headend operator, you will be able to enjoy browsing or sending data at a higher standard speed than what you could get with a simple telephone. As if this were not enough, you will also have the opportunity to take advantage of theWiFi connection in your home, office or anywhere else with operational wireless networks, since the Samsung Galaxy Y incorporates compatibility with the WiFi 802.11 b / g / n protocol . Users usually make use of this type of network to save on the contracted data rate (which usually has a ceiling of MB or GB) or to download files, applications or large-scale updates in a faster and more stable way.

Like the vast majority of devices, the Samsung Galaxy Y also supports Bluetooth 3.0 networks with A2DP . This will help us to share files with other devices or even to synchronize with headphones to listen to music or call on the phone when we travel by car or we cannot hold the terminal.

Physically, it has a classic output of 3.5 mm to connect headphones and use the phone like portable media player. Finally, the entry microUSB 2.0 will be very useful to connect your phone to your computer and synchronize content or charge the battery when you do not have the power charger handy.

Android and apps

Like practically all the smartphones of the firm, the Samsung Galaxy Y also works through the Android operating system , although it does so in a version prior to the most current ones. It comes standard equipped with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) , so that users can enjoy Google icons to manage their day-to-day activities through the main free Google services . In fact, as soon as the user opens the phone, they will find Google Search , the search service; Google Maps , the map and navigation system; Gmail , email; Youtube, the most important video platform on the Internet; Google Calendar , the calendar that will allow us to organize our appointments and meetings; Google Talk , instant messaging or Picasa , the photo storage service. In any case, the user can access Google Play , the Android application store , to download more applications, utilities and even video games.

All this information, in addition to the multimedia files (music, video, photos), can be stored on microSD memory cards of up to 32 GB , since the device only has 160 MB . The phone works through a fairly basic processor, but sufficient for a device with these characteristics. It is a single core piece operating at a frequency of 883 MHz .

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Discreet in multimedia functions

You should know, on the other hand, that the Samsung Galaxy Y is not a very prepared phone in the multimedia field. In fact, the camera barely has a 2 megapixel sensor, so we can take images, but making a purely testimonial use of the device. The camera may get us out of trouble, but it won't help us capture great images or replace our compact pocket camera. The phone is perfectly suitable for playing music, video and photos in the most common formats.


The Samsung Galaxy Y is an ideal phone for those who want to get their first smart device. It is, in effect, an entry phone that stands out for its 3-inch screen , is compatible with 3G or WiFi networks and works through Android , an operating system that offers users direct access to the main functions, free Google tools , but also to a wide range of applications, games and utilitiesthat will allow the user to improve and extend the native functions. Its two-megapixel camera is not one of its best advantages, so those who attach particular importance to this feature will have to look the other way and find a device that is more suited to their perspectives.

This is, however, one of the characteristics that have allowed Samsung to offer this smartphone as an inexpensive , practically low-cost alternative , which will be appreciated by those who are looking to get a smart device without spending part of their savings.