Samsung Galaxy Music Duos S6012 Review

The Galaxy Music Duos S6012 is a new comer with nothing particularly fuzzy beyond its dual sim capability and an impressive 4GB internal storage memory, it’s not the kind of phone you’d sell off your current droid to own but it might appeal to smart phone starters. The phone is secretly retailing in Kenya for a round Kshs.16000 though expected to cost lesser upon availability in major stores, it’s not the price you’d call cheap neither is it near that of close rivals such as Techno N3 which’s going for half that price despite resembling in most features. A 3inh display screen is not something I’d call impressive especially for a device in this price bracket, Techno N3 is 0.5inches larger but costs half the price, and the screen resolution is a total mess, that’s if you’ve played around with a couple of droids. For a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels translating to 133ppi (pixels per inch), you’d better expect small text to look blurry and a pixilated photo gallery.

Dual sim capability is something this phone can proudly brag about even though there are hundreds of cheaper devices with the same feature; older galaxies such as Mini and Pocket didn’t have this ability, so you’d not be mistaken to think of it as an improvement. The internal memory on Galaxy Music Duos S6012 is far beyond what we’d had on older devices but same as that of Galaxy Pocket, a very identical sibling except for the duos feature.  You can expand storage on this handset with a MicroSD card of up to 32GB, something I’ve had issues on Nokia’s windows devices (the Lumia 510 to be precise). Beyond the storage capacity and maybe a decent loud speaker, I am yet convinced of the Music name’s significance here, I’d expect a larger display with a better resolution and a ferocious processor for a device to carry this tag. The phone’s cover is entirely made of plastic, something that’s not unusual on a number of Samsung devices, both the front and back covers are separated on the side from the main casing by a smartly designed plastic that features unique perforations for both the ear and mouth piece extending into what you’d call hole impressions on the sides.  

Two capacitive buttons and a large navigation physical key in between are placed below a 3.0inch capacitive screen on the front panel while a 3.15Megapixel camera is housed at the back. 3Megapixels is not exactly what I’d call crap but we expected a little improvement on the primary shooter, at least 5.0MP, it’s no different to that of older siblings such as Mini, Y and Pocket; however, you’ll still be able to snap decent photos of your mates on it. Under the hood is 850MHz processor which’s well within the price range but expect some apps to load sluggishly, there’s however a 3G radio so downloads and web pages should be just fine.
Samsung Galaxy Music Duos S6012 Features/Specifications;
  • Operating System: Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Processor: 850MHz  Cortex-A9
  • Display : 3.0inch (240x320p pixels) (133ppi) TFT, Capacitive screen
  • Primary Camera: 3.15Megapixel (2048×1536 pixels), touch focus
  • Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD, 4GB internal, 512MB RAM
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Internet: HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, WiFi 802b/g/n, hotspot, DLNA
  • Other ft: Geo-Tagging, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
  • Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1300mAh
Samsung Galaxy Music Duos S6012Price in Kenya: 16000


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