Optus is bringing out the Samsung Galaxy Music Android phone from November 15th, for a very decent price tag of $149. The small-sized phone would be available through the Dick Smith, Domayne and Optus stores and the color options would be blue and white. The phone looked like the Galaxy Y with the extended top and bottom ends for the earpiece and mic. Optus has the device available online already, but the retailer stores say the stock should arrive by November 15th.
Specifications are below the decent line, but we wouldn’t have expected more than this for that price.
- 3.0-inch Capacative TouchScreen
- Screen resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
- 850Mhz CPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB with microSD Card slot expandable to 32GB
- 3MP Rear Camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V 3.0
- A-GPS + GLONASS, Stereo FM Radio wRDS
- Dual Stereo Speaker
- 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100 (7.2 Mbps)
- 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- Android 4.0 (ICS)
- Battery mAH1300 mAH- Battery Stand-by TimeUp to 570 hr, Battery Talk TimeUp to 9 hr 30 min
- Dimenstions: 110.0×59.0×12.55mm
- Weight: 108.8grams
The 3-inch capacitive touchscreen is similar to what we have seen on the Samsung Galaxy Y, but the latter was quite lighter and thinner than the former, and it had a 2MP camera, which got better now to the 3MP camera in the Galaxy Music.
The Galaxy Music is compatible with the 3G connectivity, and the other basic connectivity options are all available. The internal memory that the device comes with, is 4GB and that could be expanded to 32GB. There’s a 512MB RAM supporting the 850 MHz processor in the device.
One of the advantages against the Galaxy Y is that the Samsung Galaxy Music would be coming in with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and as usual, the TouchWiz enabled interface. For the price of $149, this is a perfect choice for users who would want to have a better touch in the Interface, and wouldn’t want to spend on something that still has an Android Gingerbread OS in it, with an uncertainty whether the device would ever get an update in the future.
Comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Y
The screen has not got any better, but when we look into the camera and battery, there is a slight upgrade as the battery is now a 1300 mAh one compared to the 1200 mAh battery of the Galaxy Y, and the dimensions have got a bit bigger because of the changing design. The Galaxy Music has the Android 4.0 ICS operating system, compared to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS in the Galaxy Y. Although both the devices are at the same price range, Samsung has now given users a better option to choose, as they aren’t rolling out the ICS update for the Galaxy Y devices, and the users would have to stick to the Gingerbread OS.