Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Review: Everyone's Invited: Camera, Video Recording, Connectivity, Web Browsing

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Camera is dreadful

If you're the cameraphone freak type go correct along - this one isn't worth your time. What you acquire on the Samsung Galaxy Y is a 2 MegaPixel (MP) fixed-focus capturing camera that can capture photos in 1600 x 1200 resolution. Not what you'd call exiting.

Contrary to the camera's capabilities Samsung has equipped the capturing camera app with the remarkable user interface, which is touch-friendly and has remarkable built-in features such as smile shot, preset scenes on-classy screen guidelines and panorama mode.

Camera application

Back to the poor stuff - the capturing camera of the Galaxy Y will do only if you're desperately in need of a MMS-quality picture of something and drawing just won't slit it. There's a very low amount of detail, exposure is very poor and often you'll acquire too blackor way too colorful pictures with undistinguishable objects in them and colors are way too dull.

Check out the samples below to acquire an concept of the quality.

Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y capturing camera samples

Still you can't really go all that hard on the Galaxy Y - it's just not meant for a cameraphone. It's in the lowest class of Android and in order to retain a lower price it has to do with setbacks. The occasional MMS is covered with the 2 MegaPixel (MP) snapper and on such a small classy screen with such a low resolution the quality doesn't matter all that much.

QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) video recording is awful

Naturally, the Samsung Galaxy Y offers video recording too, and as it’s only QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) at 15fps, we wouldn’t utilize it for anything other than MMS. The video recorder’s UI looks similar to the camera’s interface.

Camcorder app

And here goes an untouched QVGA@15fps sample for direct download.


The Galaxy Y is ready for worldwide roaming with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band HSPA with download rates of up to 7.2 Mbps.

The connectivity package offers Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support and Universal Serial Bus (USB) v2.0. The Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface is standard microUSB, which makes finding a suitable cable a lot easier.

The Samsung Galaxy Y doesn’t pack much internal memory (180Mega Bytes (MB) is downcorrect low for app installation), but it comes with a microSD slot with supports for cards up to 32GB.

The 3.5 mm standard audio port completes the connectivity tally. You can haged your favorite headphones and utilize them with the Galaxy Y hassle-free.

Browsing on the cheap

The Android browser is remarkable for mobile browsing, especially on the latest version of Gingerbread. But on the 3-incher of the low-quality QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution you'll need a lot of patience to go through a page or read an article.

The user interface is pretty much nonexistent at first sight. Once the page loads, all you see is the URL bar and the bookimprint button on a line at the top of the screen. Once you zoom in and pan around though even that line disappears (scroll to the top or press menu to bring it back).

Android browser

The minimalist UI is quite powerful – hit the menu key and six keys pop up. You can open a recent tab, switch tabs, refresh the page, go forward, and open bookmarks. The final button reveals even more options (text copying, find on page, etc.).

The Galaxy Y browser supports three zoom methods – dedicated buttons, double tap and multi-touch pinch-zooming. The browser also supports text reflow – a moment after setting the zoom level, columns of text align to the classy screen width.

Windows view

There's bookimprint list that shows a thumbnail of the bookmarked page and you also acquire a “most visited” list in addition to the history.

The Samsung Galaxy Y has the YouTube app to partially compensate for the lack of Flash support. Of course, there are plenty of other video sharing sites and sites that utilize Flash for completely different purposes, but you have to live without them.



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