It has finally made it to our TP Hideout.
Here's what Samsung Galaxy Y Duos looks like in the flesh, TP Friends:
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos - as its very name suggests - is the Dual SIM Dual Standby version of the Yuletide best-seller teen-favorite Android-powered, Samsung Galaxy Y.
So let me share my first impressions of the handset:
1. Just looking at its name, it's easy to imagine that this phone would look exactly like Samsung Galaxy Y. But actually, it doesn't. In fact, it dons a different design altogether. Duos is a tad bigger, has thicker metallic accents and as such, is slightly heavier. I'll post a design comparison entry with lots of photos to prove this soon.
2. The two SIM card slots of Duos are behind the battery so you'd have to turn off the phone and remove the back cover should you want to swap SIM cards.
3. Duos' screen is 0.15-inch wider diagonally than that of the single-SIM version. The display quality is just the same though. Both have 240 x 320 pixels resolution and only shows 256K colors.
4. Both Samsung Galaxy Y and Samsung Galaxy Y Duos run Android Gingerbread operating system with an 832 MHz processor so you get almost similar performance. When it comes to multitasking though, Duos should be a tad better as it has more RAM.
5. Being a Dual SIM phone, Duos has a SIM Card Manager in the Android Settings which lets you activate or deactivate SIMs, choose which SIM to use for your Data Service as well as opt to receive incoming calls via other SIM card while using data service.
That's it for now, TP Friends. Stay tuned for our full review.
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is out now in the Philippines via authorized Samsung retail outlets. The official suggested retail price is Php 8,990.
|Name||Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby|
|Dimensions||109.8 x 60 x 12 mm|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||3.14 inches (~127 ppi pixel density), 240 x 320 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Processor||832 MHz Single Core Processor|
|Camera||3.15 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, fixed focus and no LED flash|
|Video Capture||QVGA 24 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.264/H.263 player MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wifi Hotspot, DLNA Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Memory||512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB card|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 250 hour, Talk time of 180 up to minutes (to be confirmed)|
|Value-Added Features||Samsung TouchWiz UI, Google Services Suite, SNS Integration, Social Hub|
|Price||Official SRP: Php 8,990|