The Samsung Galaxy Discover differs from other Samsung smartphones in that it does not have the standard Samsung TouchWiz Overlay. Instead, the phone runs stock Android 4.0.
It offers rather underwhelming hardware specs: an 800MHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 2.75GB of onboard storage. The 3.5” display offers a measly 480 x 320 resolution, which CNET notes is not good enough to view websites, photos or video. They also go on to mention that while the colors on the screen often lack “punch” and the contrast is low with poor black levels. Since the display is not IPS, the phone suffers from poor viewing angles. Reviewers go on to mention that the phone itself is cheaply made. Ultimate Media Reviews notes the plastic is flexible and “can easily break if stressed to the limit.”
Despite the poor specs, there are a few saving graces of the Galaxy Discover. While the battery life on the phone is unimpressive - Samsung touts 8.5 hours of talk time - it is removable so consumers can keep an extra battery on hand. In addition to a removable battery, the phone also comes equipped with an SD slot, which can be expanded up to 32GB.
Overall, most reviewers agree that despite the relatively low cost of the Galaxy Discover the phone itself is not worth purchasing. The poor quality display, measly specs and poor build quality make other phones like the Kyocera Hydro a better option.
The Good: Removable battery, expandable SD card, runs stock Android 4.0 user interface.
The Bad: Poor resolution screen, very low-end hardware specs, poor build quality.
Reviews (4.8/10 Avg. rating)
Low-cost Android humbled by poor performance
Well... it was a cheap option
This was supposed to be an !?
It may look like An s3 but TRUST ME...ITS NOT!!!!
Don't really care for this phone
It does almost eeverything
A Mind boggling Mess!
Bought the Samsung discover only two months ago and the phone speaker quit working.
BIG BANG FOR THE BUCK
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