It wouldn’t be an understatement to tag Galaxy Mini S5570 as the best performing entry-level smart phone so far from the Korean giant, the entrance of a more beefed up version; Samsung S5570i Galaxy Pop Plus makes sense even to a smart phone dummy, as it addresses major dissatisfactions encountered on the older version. Physically, the two devices are identical twins; however, Galaxy Pop Plus S5570i comes with improved hardware such as a snappier 832MHz processor as opposed to 600MHz found on Galaxy Mini S5570. As of now, Galaxy Mini is owned by almost everyone out there, having a test of their first hands-on an Android device. It has been retailing in Kenya at Safarcom outlets for quite some time now costing around Ksh.12000. Shifting focus now to the newest version, Galaxy S5570i Pop Plus, rather than addressing all constraints encountered on the older version, the later carries same burden of poor resolution resulting in over pixilated images and limitation on apps from the market.
The Korean phone maker has by a considerable measure managed to woo smart phone users with its innovative approach targeting different consumer segments; in this case, Samsung Galaxy Pop Plus S5570i is an entry-level smart phone that has both pros and cons. Its build quality isn’t the best we’ve seen just like the rest of Samsung’s devices, it fails miserably against the likes of Sony Ericsson and LG; however, the phone looks average and likeable. The front panel is dominated by a 3.14inch TFT screen with exceptions to Samsung’s logo, earpiece, proximity and accelerometer sensors at its top while the back, home and navigation buttons sits at the screen’s bottom. There’s 3.15Megapixel camera without Led flash around Galaxy Pop Plus S5570i’s back, so you can capture those memorable moments in well lit environments. Samsung S5570i Galaxy Pop Plus is noticeably 12.1mm thin and will fit in the smallest pocket. If you’re a cheapskate searching for an affordable entry-level Android phone, this device fits the equation
For a device in this range, we’ve cut short on expectations but remain disappointed on unreasonable outdated specs such as Android v2.2 froyo instead of v2.3 Gingerbread or better yet latest v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At 240×320 pixel resolution, images and text appear over-pixilated and viewing web pages will require lots of scrolling here and there. Samsung Galaxy Pop Plus S5570i comes with 160MB internal storage, 384MB RAM and an 832MHz ARMv6 processor.
Samsung Galaxy Pop Plus S5570i Features/Specifications;
- Operating System: Android v2.2 Froyo
- Processor: 832MHz ARMv6 GPU: Adreno 200
- Display : 3.14inch (240x320p) (127ppi) TFT, Capacitive, 256k colors
- Primary Camera: 3.15Megapixel (2048x1536p)
- Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD (2GB included), 160MB internal, 384MB RAM
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
- Internet: 7.2Mbps HSDPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n WiFi hotspot
- Other ft: FM radio with RDS, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1200mAh
Samsung Galaxy Pop Plus S5570i Price in Kenya: (unavailable)