Samsung has had a good time in the mobile market lately. With some blockbuster mobile models, it is probably the latest name to trust on with regard to mobile phones. The newly launched smart phone by Samsung does have some magnificent specifications but is not the best when it comes to the overall package. The device is an average budget Android one, but there are some small grievances that would sadden you as a Samsung android lover.
- Budget Android Phone
- Long Battery Life
- Flimsy build
- Not so impressive hardware
- Performance does not impress either
Samsung Galaxy Victory Specs:
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Phone Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.5 mm
Display: 4-inch WVGA (800×480) TFT screen
Storage: 4 GB internal, microSD
Battery: 2100 mAh
Talk time: up to 7 hours
Standby time: 9 days
Camera: 5 MP primary camera with auto focus, video recorder & dedicated shutter button and 1.3MP front camera
Connectivity: Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, Wifi Direct
Messaging: SMS/MMS; e-mail POP3, IMAP, Exchange ActiveSync
Audio: AAC, AMR, AWB, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA
Video: DivX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RV, WMV
Others: TouchWiz, Accelerometer, Spanish, Hearing aid compatible M4, Sprint Hotspot, Google Wallet
Samsung Galaxy Victory Features:
Design and Built
This Samsung smart phone’s glorious silvery-gray housing and unique Android navigation keys are the characteristic design features that set it apart from the rest of the models available in the market. These days the devices come with extended glass to the bottom that acts as capacitive touch keys, but Samsung has used plastic keys here and hence, has tried to give a different look to it. Samsung Galaxy Victory is designed with a chrome finish to it. As mentioned above, the keys used in the device are plastic capacitive ones and therefore, may be mistaken for physical buttons at first. It has a 4 inch WVGA display with a camera in front along with a 5 megapixel camera at the rear. The device offers an exposed memory card slot and a physical camera key as well. Though, the built is generally small when it comes to other Samsung designs but is certainly not small enough to be a thing of bothering.
Display and User Interface
The device has an LCD display (233 ppi), but it isn’t in equivalence to the attractive Super display of mobiles like Galaxy S III. It has an acceptable type of display, not spectacular but not inferior as well. The device has an Android 4.0.4 user interface and runs on a familiar new version of TouchWiz. The phone has many incorporated apps in it; most of them are familiar like Media Hub, S Suggest and Samsung Apps. Samsung has also redrafted the keyboard so as to offer to trace functionality.
Processor and Memory
The device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm S4 Lite processor and has a RAM of 1GB along with 4GB of internal storage. By and large the experience is smooth, although it did show a little lag when moving in and out of applications. This should not be a concern for you if you are not a tech nerd.
Camera and Video
The Samsung Galaxy Victory comes with a 5MP camera at the rear that performs fairly well, especially in strong and natural light. Though, the colour imitation is a bit bad inside closed rooms with dim lights with grain effect showing up in the pictures. The single LED flash did a good quality job illuminating the dark room. Though the background noise is a concern with the 720p video cam, but by and large the videos are smooth and lucid.
The Smartphone from Samsung has a robust 2100mAh battery has seven hours of talk time. As much as standards are concerned it should be enough to get most users through a full day of handling.
The Final Call
It is an average phone in terms of both features and money. So if, you were looking for an in budget Android phone lately then this it is your call. If you are not into too many technical aspects of a smart phone, then you can go for it without any regrets.