Korean vendors, LG has released Android smartphone with dual-sim GSM feature some time ago. Now turn to another Korean giant Samsung to release the product of dual-sim Android smartphone under the name Galaxy Y Duos. Judging from the series and the use of the name of duos, this smartphone offers GSM dual-sim capability together with the advantages that exist in the Android operating system is certainly an affordable price. How does the performance of dual-sim Android smartphone this? Is it feasible to have users who use a GSM dual-sim as well? Please read our review below.
Galaxy Y Duos Main Specifications
3:14 capacitive touchscreen TFT-inch, 240 x 320 pixels (~ 127 ppi)
512MB ROM, 384MB RAM
3.15 MP camera (2048x1536 pixels) fixed focus
Gingerbread Android 2.3.6
832 MHz processor
Li-Ion Battery 1300 mAh
Design and Body
Galaxy Y Duos has a distinctive design Samsung Galaxy, which further highlight the impression of elegance. To test the units we use are black with chrome gray list. This phone dimensions 109.8 x 60 x 12 mm with a weight of 109 grams, which clearly larger than the Galaxy Y. The face contained proximity sensor, earpiece, 3:14-inch touch screen and three buttons that consists of two capacitive buttons (menu and back) and one physical button that serves to the home menu (hold to bring up the recent app).
The back of the phone is made of glossy plastic that is very shiny so easily scratched and fingerprints easily attached. The back was filled with 3.15 MP camera and a single speaker. The upper part there are only 3.5 mm headset port. The lower part filled by the microUSB port and a mic. The left side contains a hole for the STAP and volume buttons. The right side only filled the power / lock.
To the quality of the screen looks the same as Galaxy Y. The screen looks great and is less likely if viewed too long exhausting. Due to the limited resolution, the screen is also less subtle in displaying images.
Galaxy Y Duos use Android version 2.3.6 with the TouchWiz interface. As always you can enter up to 7 homescreen page that can be filled in a variety of items such as widgets, folders, shortcuts or change the wallpaper.
To display the notification window can be done by sweeping the top of the screen down. There are some shortcuts in the notification window is like activating / non-inactivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sound Vibration, Auto Rotation. There is also information sim card installed in slot 1 and slot 2. And fast option to replace the sim card which takes precedence.
The icons on the main menu is arranged in 3x4 format with a transparent black background. You can also change the position of these icons. To the bottom there is a bar contains 4 icons that remain even when you switch pages.
For text input option, there are three options in the default condition DioPen Chinese IME, Samsung Keypad, Swipe. There are also menu settings for each type of input options.
Ask for the menu looks the same as in the Galaxy Y, you can synchronize contacts from a variety of accounts such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and others. There are four tabs that contact tab that displays all the contacts that exist, the tab group to contact a categorized list, recent call history to see, activities to show the social networking activities anda.Untuk make a call to a contact you simply do the slide to the right to begin with, while the slide to the left to send a message.
To view SMS use chat-style conversation, making it easier to see. Display menu is also simple you will be automatically taken to the inbox and to create a new message simply press the New button message. To send an MMS you need only press a button to insert the paperclip pictorial variety of multimedia content.
For business email, made phone like Google, Gmail became the major email service on this phone. Application itself appears as the Gmail application on other Android phones. Its performance is no question, push email is delivered smoothly.
The default instant messaging service Gtalk also present. This application comes with all the features that are owned and can work well to serve the needs of your instant messaging.
For the camera sector, Y Duos Galaxy Galaxy Y has increased from only a 2MP resolution 3.15 MP (2048x1536 pixels). Still, auto focus and flash feature absent from this Duos Y Galaxy. There are several interesting features such as smile shot and panorama as well as the menu default settings such as scene modes, brightness, timer, resolution, white balance, effects, metering, image quality, guidelines, review, gps, and reset.
For the shots from inside the room looks pretty good though a little noise is still present and the colors displayed are not too bright. For outdoor display is less bright colors tend to be pale, to detail displayed properly.
For video recording, camera in Galaxy Y Duos is capable of recording up to QVGA resolution (320x240) 24fps. There are some standard features such as recording mode, brightness, timer, resolution, white balance, effects, video quality, guidelines, review, and reset. The results of stored video in MP4 format.
Gallery view is still the same as other Android gallery with 3D effect if you tilt the phone to the left or right. Photos and videos collected here, and because there is no default under the video player application so the video can be played via the gallery menu. Next set of photos are categorized by the location of the photo folder. As always you can make the process of zooming images in three ways, namely pinch to zoom, double tap on the screen and use the zoom button in the upper right.
You can play videos in MP4 format, and WMV but for the resolution below 720p. Android looks very simple like any other standard menu there is an additional video editing (trim) which can be accessed by pressing the scissors picture when video is played.
Music player look the same as in the Galaxy Y. A collection of songs that are featured in four categories: artist, album, song, and playlist.
There are sound 5.1 sound output makes surround effects, but this feature can only be activated when using a headset. There is also the equalizer settings to better ensure the sound output according as you wish. Speaker quality is good, the sound output sounds loud and clear enough if set to maximum level.
FM Radio once again look the same as in the Galaxy Y. To enjoy your favorite radio broadcasts, shall be plugged before the headset that works as an antenna. Once the headset is connected, you can listen to the radio through the headset or speaker. The front view there are four places to store favorite stations for easy access.
Galaxy Y Duos running on the network Quad Band GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSDPA 900/2100 MHz (7.2 Mbps) for both sim 1 or sim 2. There is also a Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth v3.0, microUSB v2.0, gps. For microSD memory card this phone can hold up to 32GB capacity.
The default browser in the Galaxy capable of performing duos Y multitap up to 4 pieces of pages at once. Its performance is good, open web pages quickly, zooming process can also be done well.
Duos in the Galaxy Browser Y is said to have flash support, but when we tried to play videos from YouTube web version of the desktop, although it has been selected to play the video in the browser but when you want to play the video then the video will be played on a player, not on the YouTube page.
Neocore 3D: 49.8 FPS
Multitouch Test: maximum of 2 touches
AnTuTu: 1791 points
Galaxy Y Duos equipped with a 1300mAh capacity battery is claimed to be able to stand by up to 360 hours and talk time of up to 9 hours. Our current review process, with two sim cards simultaneously mentenagai, Y Duos battery in the Galaxy is somewhat qualified to accompany you 1-1.5 hours with normal use but it certainly also depends on the quality of the signal operator.
Capabilities dual sim GSM-GSM on.
Screen quality is not good