Samsung Electronics launched its flagship Galaxy Series smartphone in June 2009 since then more than 60 Galaxy Series smartphones and tablets have been launched. The Galaxy series phones are powered by Android operating systems. Price ranges from the cheapest Galaxy Star to expensive Galaxy S4. Samsung Galaxy S Duos was one of the most successful mid-size “S” Series phone launched by them.
Today we will give you the specifications and review about the Samsung Galaxy S Duos.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos model number GT-S7562 was launched by Samsung Electronics in September 2012. It is a high end “S” Series Dual SIM smartphone with TouchWiz interface. Unlike in the earlier dual SIM phones, one can access both the SIMs concurrently. It comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
A 4.2.2 JellyBean upgrade in near future has been promised by Samsung though.
SPECIFICATIONS: Galaxy S Duos
Networks and Wireless Connectivity
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Series: Samsung Galaxy
- Networks: EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- HSPA: HSDPA 7.2
- WiFi: 802.1.1 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
- WiFi Direct: Yes
- Bluetooth : BT 3.0
- Location: A-GPS
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0
- OS: 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS.
- Thickness: 10.5 mm
- Breadth: 63.1 mm
- Height: 121.5 mm
- Weight: 120 g
- Size: 10.08 cm
- Color Depth: 16M Colors
- Resolution: 480 x 800(WVGA)
- Screen Technology: TFT Capacitive Touch Screen
- Multitouch: YES
- Capacity: 1500 mAh
- USB Chargeable: YES
- Talk Time*: 770 Minutes (2G), 520 Minutes (3G)
- Standby Time*: 570 hrs (2G), 470 Hrs (3G)
- Resolution[Rear]: CMOS 5 Megapixel
- Resolution[Front]: CMOS VGA
- Flash: Single LED
- Autofocus Support: YES
- Sensors : Proximity, Geo-Magnetic, Accelerometer
- CPU: MSM7227 Cortex-A5 1 GHz
- GPU: Adreno 200
- Memory: 768 MB SDRAM
- Internal Storage: 4 GB(1.8 Usable)
- External Storage: MicroSD(up-to 32 GB)
Audio Video Support
- Video Codecs : MPEG4, H.263, H.264
- Video Resolution: VGS
- Video Frame rate : 30 FPS
- Audio Codes: AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, eAAC+, I-Melody, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, SP-Midi, WAV, WMA
- 3.5 mm Audio Jack
- Radio: YES
Price: Samsung Galaxy S Duos: 8500 – 9500 INR
According to me Samsung Galaxy S Duos is the best Dual SIM phone in the market in 8000-10,000 Range. Extremely affordable, reliable and value for money. You may get better bargain prices at local mobile stores in your neighborhood if you try.
Our Review On Samsung Galaxy S Duos:
This phone has all those features that anyone of us would like to have in the 8,000-10,000 Price Bracket. Number 1, Its a reliable and robust Samsung Galaxy Smartphone which sets it apart from the Micromax, Karbonn, Intex, XOLO and Spice Smartphones. Features like Android OS, Mid Size 10.08 cm(4 inch) Screen, 1 GHz Processor, 768 MB of SDRAM, Dual SIM Accessibility, Average – Good battery backup(Using 2G), 5 MP Rear Camera with Auto-focus and Flash and a Front Camera too.
The only faults I could find in this cell phone were
- Low Resolution Video Recording
- Absence of Light Sensor for Automatic Screen Brightness Adjustment
Although, Its great features easily overshadow its limitations. The best thing is that since it is a budget phone it won’t burn holes in your pockets. It is the smartphone which is custom made for every middle class guy/girl. They can easily afford and show off a high end Samsung Galaxy!
If you really want to buy a smartphone and your budget is less 10,000 , keep your adviser cum mentor friends and family members away for a while and go for the Samsung Galaxy S Duos. You will not regret your decision!