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Samsung S5300 Galaxy Pocket

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and size. The design and value for money are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and features get less positive views.

responsiveness, value for money, design, size, portability

camera, features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5300 Galaxy Pocket is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung S5300 Galaxy Pocket Review

 

In the realm of aptly named products, Samsung's Galaxy Pocket fits right in. With its tiny form and sporting Google's smartphone OS, the Pocket is aiming at capturing the throne in the lower budget smartphone segment. Of course in doing so, it will...

The Galaxy Pocket comes with a price tag of 6,990 (Best Price - will vary depending on location and stores). Spice’s Mi-280 is the Pocket’s closest competitor and while priced a little lower, does not come with 3GB of onboard storage, plus MicroSD...

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

 

Samsung are back to basics and they say there's always room for one more in the low end. Especially one that doesn't take too much space. The Galaxy Pocket makes the Galaxy Mini look like it's on steroids and the Y series like a bunch of semi pros...

Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 2.8" 256K-color QVGA TFT touchscreen ; 832MHz ARMv6 processor, 289MB of RAM ; Android OS v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI ; 3 GB of internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB) ; 2 MP...

Low screen resolution limits choice of apps ; Fixed focus camera ; No secondary camera ; No camera flash, no dedicated camera key ; QVGA video recording @15fps ; No Adobe Flash support

No smartphones beyond this point. Lost so far in no-man's land between Symbian and Android, the point in question has been flagged on the map. Welcome to checkpoint Pocket.

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket represents the true meaning of low-end. It's hard to imagine that you can go any lower than that in terms of specs, yet it's much better to have a smart OS like Android powering this device, rather than a feature phone...

Good performance ; 3GB internal memory

Low-resolution screen

We like the concept behind the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. This is the handset that can bring much of the power of a smartphone to the hands of yesterday's feature phone users, without costing them more. It covers pretty much every basic Android...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung S5300 Galaxy Pocket

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Samsung S5300 Galaxy Pocket from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, size, responsiveness, portability, usability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 Unlocked GSM Phone with 3G, Android 2.3 OS, 2MP Camera, GPS and Wi-Fi - WhiteSamsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 Unlocked GSM Phone with 3G, Android 2.3 OS, 2MP Camera, GPS and Wi-Fi - BlackSamsung Galaxy Pocket

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Not expensive and small phone

 

It works fine. The touchscreen is not as sensitive as an Iphone touchscreen but who cares, we are not paying the same price, right. Careful if you have big fingers though! I have very small fingers and sometimes i cannot text efficiently because of the...

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Good Product

 

It's small and light smartphone with great Samsung performace and powerful Adroid OS.

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Great little GSM phone for the price

 

After using an old Samsung Blackjack for years I decided to trade up and I'm glad I did. The Galaxy Pocket is a great little smart phone. Connect to Google Play for lots of great free apps. Works with ATT and TMobile and any GSM based system.

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Works great as an entry-level Android phone

 

Bought 2 of these for my daughters. Runs only 2.3 Android, display resolution is not the best but it has GPS, Bluetooth, HSPA and other features that better models have. It has a slower processor but has 3GB internal memory and is unlocked (so you can...

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works fine, nice small phone

 

Yes it's small and the screen resolution is not great. But it's inexpensive and it handles the basics without problem: email, calendar, contacts, maps, navigation, etc. It is factory unlocked. No carrier logos or carrier supplied apps you don't need or...

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Powerful and small

 

This is one of the smallest smart phones I've ever seen. It seems to be able to handle downloading aps and doing things online with out running down the battery. If you're used to using an android phone, you'll need no time to figure out how to use...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

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

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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