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Samsung Galaxy R I9103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and value for money are overall positive. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the features, and reviews are divided on the battery.

screen, design, camera, value for money, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy R I9103 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Galaxy R I9103


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy R I9103 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Car Charger for Galaxy S i9000/Galaxy S2 i-9100/Galaxy Note N-7000/Galaxy Ace S-5830/Nexus S/Nexus i9250/Galaxy R i9103Samsung Car Charger For Galaxy Note N-7000/Galaxy S3 I9300/Galaxy Ace S5830/Nexus S/Galaxy S Advance/Nexus i9250/Galaxy R i9103

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Samsung Galaxy R vs. LG Optimus 2X: Affordable dual-cores


Yep, you read that right. Affordable and dual core wouldn't normally belong in the same sentence. In 2011. And you don't need to press fast forward. Just sit back and enjoy. There's a lot stewing in the industry's pot and we think the place smells of...

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Samsung I9103 Galaxy R preview: First look


The Galaxy S lineup is no stranger to versioning - the original Galaxy S relied on half a dozen different editions to achieve its market success. Its successor will obviously take a similar path as we just got its first body double in the face of the...


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Samsung Galaxy R Preview


The Samsung Galaxy R (also known as I9103) is the first handset to walk in the shoes of the Samsung Galaxy S II. A slightly stripped down version of Samsung's flagship, it wears similar looks, packs an equally powerful core and only downgrades the...

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Samsung Galaxy R: Stripped Down Galaxy S II


A review of the second best Samsung has to offer it's Android fans, the Samsung Galaxy R. Is this stripped down version of the Galaxy S II worth purchasing? Let's find out as we take a look at the design, user interface, features and performance of...

The Samsung Galaxy R has very few flaws, the only major flaw is the weak camera. Otherwise, the Galaxy R stands as an excellent phone on its own merits. But, the Galaxy S II is a much better phone, and if you have the extra $50 to spare, then please go...

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Samsung Galaxy R i9103 Second Review ( Price Drop Version)


We got over a thousand requests to review the Samsung Galaxy R especially after the price drop. The device originally launched at Rs. 27000, just a little shy of the price of the Galaxy S2, but now the phone is priced at a mere 20,800 , also available...

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Samsung Galaxy R Unboxing and Review


The Samsung Galaxy R is the company's attempt at making their success story with the Samsung Galaxy Slcd move over to the higher segment. Read on through to understand why we don't recommend this device.

The device is a great alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S2, but not at this price range(Available for Rs. 27,000). It offers far less features to justify just a 1.5-2k price gap between the R and the S2. Our recommendation is DON’T BUY THE GALAXY R,...

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Samsung Galaxy R


If you're keen to get your hands on the Galaxy S2 but think it's too expensive - the Samsung Galaxy R could be just what you're looking for.

It may have been launched as a 'cheaper' alternative to Samsung's 2011 flagship, but the Galaxy R sports similar specs. It comes with Nvidia's 1GHz dual-core processor, compared to the S2's 1.2GHz chipset. You'll also find a smaller 4.2-inch Super LCD...

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Samsung Galaxy R is a defective product


Samsung Galaxy R is a defective product


defective design

One of the most defective phones.Samsung knows very well about it.Either Mother board or the firm ware for India is the problem.Samsung doesn’t care for it. Phone fails exactly after one year of warranty. It must take back the phones and give fresh one...

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a true smart fone affordable and value for money


i have been using various cellphones in market ..but this phone is equally good ....... this phone provides you SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors...which is brilliant with 480

Looks ...functions ..excel lent GUI

camera shud be 8mp ..exist ing is 5mp

x 800 pixels, 4.2 inches (~222 ppi pixel density)...screen features

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes