Samsung Galaxy Young
The Samsung Galaxy Young is a low-end smartphone by Samsung Electronics which was released in March 2013. Like all other Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Young runs on the Android mobile operating system. The phone features a 3.27 inch TFT LCD touchscreen.
The Galaxy Young is one of the cheapest Android phones we’ve seen, having dropped from around £90 when we first reviewed it last year to just under £50 today. This may look extremely tempting and, frankly, for a throwaway phone it’s not a bad deal. But as you’ll see from our review, there are quite a lot of sacrifices you’ll have to make for not spending £30 or £40 more.
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You get a good-looking phone for your money, which feels well made. We like the soft-touch plastic on the rear, which is similar to that of the Galaxy S3 and S4, and the silver sides manage to make the phone look classy rather than tacky. The Young is a compact handset, with a small 3.3in screen, but is a relatively chunky 12mm thick. We liked the extra thickness, as it meant we could keep a firm grip on the handset despite its small width and height.
Like many budget phones, the Young has a 320×480-pixel screen. For Android to look its razor-sharp best we like to see a minimum of 480×800 pixels, and the Galaxy Young’s text is slightly on the blurry side. There’s also a significant amount of grain, but the screen is certainly usable.