Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 Android Dual SIM Quadband Unlocked
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- Quad Band 2G, 3G 900/2100 MHz
- 160MB, 512MB ROM, 290MB RAM, microSD up to 32GB
- CPU: 832 MHz, Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 3.15" TFT capacitive multi-touchscreen with Samsung TouchWiz
- 3.15 Megapixel Camera (2048 x 1536 p) with Geo-Tagging
The Galaxy Y DUOS runs on the Android 2.3 OS, which features Dual-Sim allowing to separate your personal and professional life. It comes with a bigger 3.14" display, 3MP camera and the usual set of options for Android phones - Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card slot, FM Radio. FEATURES: 3.14 inched QVGA Capacitive touch screen with 256k colors support, Gingerbread 2.3, 109.8 x 60 x 12mm, 109 gms, Powered with Samsung's Touch Wiz, Supports 32GB micro SD Card, , 512MB ROM, 384MB RAM, Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g / n support, Wi Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP Support, 3.15 MP camera with 2048 x 1536 pixels, HSDPA 7.2MBPS, No Secondary Camera, Supports Stereo FM Radio, Google Apps, Adobe Flash is Supported, Micro USB 2.0, Supports A-GPS, Dual Sim, 1300 Mah Battery
- Dual sim works flawlessly. Both sims are always on and the Samsung software to manage the sim cards is very easy to master. By pulling down the top curtain you can easily switch which sim is the primarily and thereby choose which sim to call/text from. Also, from the sim setting you can quickly decide which sim should be used for data or turn off the data completely. The dual-sim phone is excellent for frequent travelers that need to handle multiple sims cards without the burden of multiple phones. Also works well for those that want to separate work and private lines without having to carry two phones.
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (have not heard of any update to ICS 4.x)
- Full functioning Google play market for apps.
- SD slot that takes up to 32 gb (I am using it with 8gb)
- Wifi and bluetooth
- Tethering and Wi-Fi hotstpot
- Very good battery life. The phone will easily take you through the day with average use.
Neutral: (Updated 11/17/2012)
- Okay specs for a budget dual sim phone. Has 832MHz CPU and 3.15MP Camera
- Okay screen resolution 320 x 480 Pixels. Screen is responsive to scrolling.
- Good call quality.
- Adobe Flash - had to sideload flash on mine but recent phones now reporting flash support)
- Screen size is 3.14 ins which is a bit small. (I think the barest minimum for a smartphone should be 3.5 inch in order to browse and read easily)
- No front-facing camera for video conferencing
- No camera flash
- No WiFi Direct.
Overall, a delightful entry dual sim android phone by a reputable company for under $200. This is definitely a much better phone than the single sim SAMSUNG Y GALAXY S-5360. If there may be the slightest reason to use a dual sim then I would suggest you invest in this one over the single sim galaxy y.
An additional reason for getting the new phone was to get an Android phone that I could set up a Square credit card account on. The Square card reader works great. Customers can sign the transaction right on the touch screen, and get a receipt by email. I love it, as this should enhance my business, while simplifying my life.
The phone came with an adapter to plug European/Asian charger cords into US style outlets, but the charger itself was correct for US outlets.
I just wish more instructional info came with the phone.
Update 7/11/12: This phone has much better reception than my Blackberry. Today I was in an area where my Blackberry would never find any service, yet this phone was receiving emails and a phone call. Battery life is excellent. I could probably go a full two days with this, while my Blackberry was lucky to last a day.
I get a little frustrated with it at times, as many times when I swipe the screen to unlock it, different apps will open, depending on where I swipe.
I totally impressed a customer with it yesterday, as I used it to swipe her credit card and immediately email a receipt to her.
I do wish it would have a flash for the camera, as I often take photos of customer items.
Overall, I am happy with it.
Update 7/30/12 - Yesterday when I turned the phone on, it could not read the SD card, and asked if I wanted to reformat it. I waited until I got home, and my laptop could not read the SD card either. My laptop would not reformat the SD card, but the phone would. I loaded most of my stuff back onto the SD card, and it has been fine today.
However, in trying to use the Navigation app today, it kept asking me to install the voice speech synthesizer, even while it was telling me directions! I am loading it now, and it is being installed on my SD card. So even though speech is installed on the phone, it wants another version on the SD card, and maybe I lost that when the SD card crashed. Now that the install is done, the Navigation app is happy.
Being sold already UNLOCKED, I was able to use my both my EUROPEAN SIM as well as my ASIAN SIM. While international roaming text is CHEAPER than international calling for my instant communication in the field (as well as VOIP, email and the likes where you have to wait 'till they power up and their PC and log-on to their email accounts), I was able to knock down costs for important messages needing urgent responses.
If you are the person who needs state-of-the-art technologies in data, picture, sound, internet and WIFI connectivity, this product may not be best for you. But if you are simply on basic communication without bells and whistles yet able to get your job done at a modest cost and flexible multiple SIM carrier swappability, then this one's can't be beat!
Other tools I love most on this are: touch-screen texting with multiple line visibility, text threads are in "ballons" with SIM1 or 2 desgination, "swype" texting, wide screen and very light to carry.
I also purchased two more extra batteries (EB464358VU @ 1300mAh) and one universal charger because I really am a text-ing fanatic!!!!