Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 Review

Looks like Samsung is not just about to leave any screen size un-exploited especially after the release of Galaxy Pocket S5300 budget Android smart phone. It has a small 2.8inch screen though runs on the most recent and popular Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS. We only get to see such small displays on devices with a QWERTY keypad sharing the same front panel; however, that’s not the case with Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300. This phone is not only tiny, but suitable for cheapskates out there looking for an android phone; as you’d expect, several compromises were enforced to retain low prices despite a top tier operating system underneath. For about $100, you’ll part with a 2.0Megapixel camera, 832MHz processor and a staggering 3GB worth of internal storage. We’ll forgive a lot for a device in this price range, and I’d describe the enclosed specs as modest-to-the-max; though max isn’t a term I’d casually use unless the device is considerably cool.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 is considerably tiny, though its 12mm thick design raised some concerns as we expected a slimmer device, its however lighter than most devices in this category, which counts in its favor. 240x320p screen resolution is the lowest we’ve come across for devices running on Android; however, Galaxy Pocket S5300’s tiny display increases the overall pixels per inch (PPI) and I’ll not be surprised to see sharp texts and brilliant icons than devices with bigger displays. Samsung ditched luxuries such as GPU and a front facing camera in favor of a low price tag, so don’t expect miracles on this device. The front panel of Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 is largely taken by a 2.8inch screen except for the physical menu button and the touch-sensitive home and back keys sitting below the screen. Around the phones back is a 2.0Megapixel camera though which’s expected for a device in its category though a 5.0MP looked appropriate.
At 240×320 pixels screen resolution, text and images don’t look as sharp as more expensive phones, but we’re counting on its tiny size to count in its favor. You’ll do lots of scrolling here and there while viewing web pages. Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300’s main stronghold is its 3GB internal storage memory which can be expanded with a MicroSD card. Under the hood is an 832MHz processor that rates averagely amongst other devices featured in the same genre. Its weight is reasonable as most devices in this category revolve around 105g, so you can carry-around without hurting a muscle on your arm. The screen resolution is at par with most devices under the same roof, though it’s practically dwarfed in the opinion of a high-end smart phone user
Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 Features/Specifications;
  • Operating System: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
  • Processor: 832MHz  ARM11
  • Display : 2.8inch (240x320p pixels) (143ppi) TFT, Capacitive screen
  • Primary Camera: 2.0Megapixel (1600x1200p)
  • Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Internet: HSDPA 3.6Mbps, HSUPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n WiFi hotspot
  • Other ft: Geo-Tagging, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
  • Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1200mAh
Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 Price in Kenya: 9,999


  1. Samsung Galaxy Pocket offer in Kenya at selected Safaricom and Airtel shops for only Ksh.9999 and you get another one absolutely free only from 11am on 24/05/2012


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