Affordable Android-powered handsets are available pretty much everywhere now. But few models are as good as the Samsung Galaxy Pocket in delivering the most bang for your buck. Don’t let its small size fool you: it’s a far better option than most other handsets in its price range. And it all begins with its default operating system.
The Galaxy Pocket comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed. As the most widely used form of Google’s Android software, it enjoys the most official and third-party support of all available Android versions out there. And the hardware on the Galaxy Pocket does a good job of taking advantage of it. These hardware features include a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, expandable memory, microUSB connectivity, and over six hours of talk time per charge on the battery.
Since it’s just an entry-level model, you can’t expect too much out of it in terms of sheer performance. After all, it runs on a rather slow and dated mobile processor, plus it only uses a QVGA resolution (240x320 pixels) screen. Still, with its cheap price tag, it’s a quick and easy way to get a taste of Android on the cheap.
Need to Know: Samsung Galaxy Pocket
1. Sold at a very affordable price point. (The Good)
2. Though it uses an older version of Android, it still allows users to experience much of what its software ecosystem has to offer. (The Good)
3. Uses a low resolution touchscreen display. (The Bad)
4. Cannot be upgraded to later versions of the Android software. (The Bad)