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Samsung Galaxy Pop Review with Video and Samples

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Samsung has bombarded us with a bundle of Galaxy Phones this season, they are not stopping anytime soon. with several devices to come, we review the cheapest in the line up of Galaxy Phones the Galaxy POP.

Lets start with the Unboxing video.

Hardware

The device packs a semi decent set of Specifications

  • 3.14” capacitive touch screen
  • 1200 mAh Battery
  • 3.15 MP fixed focus camera
  • Android 2.2
  • 600 MHZ processor
  • Wifi, bluetooth
  • Proximity/ ambient sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • AGPS
  • Hardware navigation buttons on the bottom of the display

For an entry level Android phone thats quite a lot of specs, At the price bracket this device is in you can only expect dunb-phones. This device promises and delivers a lot more than you bargain for.

 

Display and Touchscreen

The Galaxy Pop features a 3.14 inch capacitive touchscreen LCD display, that has a native resolution of 240 x 320 px. While on the outset the device is fully capable and display is good while navigating through menus and using the phone in its basic functions.

The quality of the Display really shines( or blackens) when you actually put it to test while browsing the internet, or watching videos. The display has a poor case of pixel love. The website text is highly unreadable and you need to zoom in to high levels to get basic text to readable state. There is no auto reformatting of text , so you will constantly be panning and rotating your device to get one article or basic letter read in the browser.

Lets just say the Display on the Galaxy POP = FAIL

The touchscreen on the other hand is a marvel. Samsung has made an overall improvement in how the touch digitizer reads the input, thereby making the touchscreen technology used in their devices a brilliant aspect of their lineup. The new Galaxy POP is not left behind and utilizes the same new touch technology along with the optimized Android 2.2 makes using the phone a bit more cheerful.

 

Camera and Multimedia

The Camera on the Galaxy Pop stands at a semi decent 3.15 MP , the disappointing bit is that its fixed focus. The picutre quality is only decent and you will find yourself struggling to get the right focus even in the brightest of light conditions. The camera is a complete failure in low light situations due to lack of flash LED. You will also find that the video quality is as you would expect from a VGA video capable camera, half decent.

You do however get a huge array of selectable features in the Camera APP and thus letting you select b/ Several shooting modes, scene modes, it lets you add effects and choose resolution etc. Making the Camera app a “princess designed for a pauper”( camera hardware).

 

Multimedia features are let down by the overly poor (as mentioned earlier) low res display, video just does not cut it on this screen and is just a poor feeling once you get down to watching videos. Audio however is a story told differently , and throughout the new Galaxy series you will see that the audio quality goes from good to excellent as you progress up in the chain. The speakerphone on the Galaxy POP is very impressive and will not be a let down. The phone features an FM radio and thanks to android is capable of playing almost any file format under the sun thanks to its impressive array of Apps.

The included earphones also provide good isolated audio, with a little tweaking from a good equalizer,

 

Phone and Messaging

Every phone need to be good at one thing, “being a phone”. The Galaxy Pop does just that with the ability to impressively make phone calls the earpiece, microphone and loudspeaker do their job well and promise good conversation abilities. In our tests we found that the device had close to none calls dropped and almost full network bars throughout.

The swpe keyboard makes messaging and emailing on this a breeze, with a bit of learning curve you will find yourself texting away in a marathon. Although, if like us you prefer the normal keyboard, that option is available too.

Conclusion

The Galaxy POP is a semi decent low price entry level Android 2.2 device from samsung. But , we think you deserve better, the display quality is just not acceptable and lets you down on several levels. The phone is plasticy in build and looks like a toy at the end of it. It performs all the functions it intends to do, But makes you fell let down all the way. gaming performance is also average with several games blocked from the marketplace.

Battery Life

  • 3.5 – 4 hours talktime (2g)
  • 2 hours on 3G
  • 4 hours of browsing the internet (3g)
  • 5.5 hours of browsing the internet (Wifi)
  • 9 hours of audio playback
  • 2.5 hours of video

Quadrant benchmark score : 530-540

Price : downwards of INR 9,000/-

Overall we would recommend that you look at other options if display and gaming performance is your main criteria. Save your money for the time being or change your budget (if you can).

[xrr rating=2.25/5 label=”We Rate it” imageset=shiny_yellow_star display_as=fraction_stars]

Scroll down for sample shots and Full Video Review

 

SAMPLE IMAGES From the Camera of the Galaxy POP

 

Full Video Review

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Bharat Nagpal

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  • love

    and can you plzz get the review of micromax EG333….

  • shiva

    ya exactly getting confused which one to be selected .. if i prefer micromax a70 can i play 3d games in it? plzzz reply me..

  • Sachchitck13jgd

    even with camera & battery which is better….GALAXY POP or  MICROMAX A70

  • Sachchitck13jgd

    hey…i saw ur reviews on both GALAXY POP & MICROMAX A70….& now i’m confused which one should i buy…plz help me decide which one is better in the both in display quality, gaming experince, apps….plz suggest me any other mobile if any available within 9k for my requirements….

  • Hameed

    hello everyone, its hameed here..and need suggestions from you people
    for my first smartphone..I’m totally confused which one to buy, dell
    xcd35 or samsung galaxy pop..
    I agree that pros and cons are there in
    every mobile..like pop got a bit bad resolution so wanted to go with
    dell but heard that dell battery gets heated while charging or charging
    & browsing simultaneously, or even if you use it continuously for a
    long time…n battery backup, can compromise with that as its an android
    phone with such a low price tag..
    DUDE..plz help me, I’m just totally confused which one to buy.  o.O!!!

    • Sehdev Anshul5

      DElLxcd35 is Nt A gOOd PhONE its SpeeD iS fAr BAD THaN poP…………..i will suggest u Galaxy Pop

  • Abhinay

    hey…
    i saw ur reviews on both GALAXY POP & MICROMAX A70….
    & now i’m confused which one should i buy…
    plz help me decide which one is better in the both in display quality, gaming experince, apps….
    plz suggest me any other mobile if any available within 9k for my requirements….

  • Dixit Sankalp

    Hello all !!
    I am thinking to buy this phone, but my brother insisted me to go for LG One P500…
    Can anybody please help me in this dilemma ???
    Thanks :)

  • Ashwinpck

    Good mobile decent finish looks good for everyone loving it.
    one thing i would clarify is that it all depends on how much money you spend on the mobile spend BIG get BIG spend average get average that’s all :) you can’t expect all in this price range of Android :)

  • Sandy_Cbe

    I got this phone ! its simply superb… cost worthy, battery lyf is the only minus…

  • Getkk9427

    is this upgradable to android 2.3

  • Simar 5

    should i wait for upcoming cheap androids or go for the available ones
    i want an android , but a ”cheap” headset …. ( actually cheapest….)

    there are many rumours on the internet about intex upcoming android @ 5500

  • Reach_raje

    hi all, I bought this Pop S’terday and find that the Vodafone Network signal is available for 15 minutes only!!! After that Im unable to even access the Network in Manual settings though I find the same in the Availale network list. Wherein I can use again only after Switching off and switching onn.. Plz assist…

  • Ajaiharidas

    nokia c5 03 or galaxy mini—–confused……love android but low resolution gets pixellated view

    • Half the applications wont work on this phone because of low screen resolution. Forget games. The screen is painful to even look at after you look at a Nokia phone screen.

      The C5-03 @ Rs. 9,000-Rs. 9,500 range offers too much value to give up. Androids are not VFM. If you wanna buy an Android, minimum is the LG Optimus One which sells for about Rs. 11,200.

      Next up is the excellent Dell XCD 35 for Rs. 13,000(best deal after Nokia C5-03)

      • u wana get your nokia c5-003………….take dat shit and f**k up vit that symbian……………………………………………..whick sucks like you…………..

  • Kulkevii

    I am looking out for ebook reader phones. I found Galaxy 3 to be fine for that purpose. i wonder if the ebook reader is same in this model also and is as clear as Galaxy 3?

  • Wilson

    This phone is not 9k. i’ve been using it for about a month now.. overall it’s a good phone for the price. Screen resolution is a bit of a worry, but then you can’t expect everything for the price range it falls in. I’ve downloaded lots of app and though that causes lag sometimes, i can live with it. It’s much better than all those corby’s and stupid chinese phones which have terrible user interfaces.

  • I don’t think the mobile is priced at 8k. It’s around 9k (best price). And for that price – it is worth I guess, considering the next mobile is Fit and it’s price is 10.5K, but has the same poor resolution for a bigger screen than this.

    • Thank u, for the unboxing and review videos.I wonder can this phone b upgraded to 2.3 gingerbread?

      • rocky.ab@hotmail.com

        i also wanna know dat

        • Guest101

          No it cant get upgraded to 2.3!

        • Anshul Sehdev

          can songs be shared through music player??

    • Abby

      Srry dude as far as speed applications are cncrd its decent nd user frndlyy . But has poor
      battery lyf.overall a value for money. Can nybdy tell me hw 2 stop the
      applications working by their own.

      • Rahulsinghcontact

        try task killer

      • Ds

         apps killer

    • Vaibhav

      now it`s price has come down to rs 7900