Samsung wishes to cater for a range of users, not those wanting the largest, quickest and most media hungry mobile phones and the Samsung Galaxy Y seems to bring functionality to the low-end range making the price of this Samsung handset one of the best mobile cost for a Samsung Galaxy mobile. The ‘Y’ stands for ‘Young’, which clearly signals the market that this Galaxy model targets. The Galaxy Y sells itself as a budget Android tool which lets you keep updated on the go, from poking your friends to tweeting what you had for lunch.
The Galaxy Y is a small handset with dimension measuring 104 x 58 x 11.5mm and carrying a 3-inch QVGA (240×320) TFT touchscreen. The screen is definitely petit, but Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) yet works well – although looking coarse due to the low-resolution TFT display unit. Pick the Galaxy Y up and it sits nicely in the hand; the rounded textured back provides a comfortable and firm grip while weighing in at 97.5g grams giving a solid feel without seeming heavy. The build quality of the Galaxy Y is powerful with no flex in the handset when pressure is applied.
This Samsung Galaxy handset offers its users with a 2MP camera and speaker, which has a raised grill – it is a bit of an odd feature but is probably there to bring a little bit of distance between the lens and a surface when placed on a side. There is a button on the right hand side which is used as the power/lock key. Thanks to the small size of Galaxy Y as it becomes easy to reach when it is being used one handedly. Hence, the Samsung mobile cost is comparatively lower to most mobile cost of the same section.
At the top of the handset you will find a 3.5mm headphone jack and a covered microUSB port. On the left of the handset there is a volume rocker switch and hole where a lanyard can be fitted – if you are in to that kind of thing. There is nothing much happening on the base of the Galaxy Y, a microphone pin-hole and a dent in the chassis to let you take the back cover off – which can be done with ease. The front is again adorned with the classic Samsung button combo below the screen, with touch Back and Menu buttons flanking a physical Home button. The Home button has a premium textured look and feel which appeared out of place on the budget Galaxy Y. Samsung Galaxy Y cost is set low for convenience of the consumers.