The Samsung Galaxy Trend GT-S7392 is the latest addition to the 4-inch Galaxy devices series from Samsung, where one of the best devices for a long time was the Samsung Galaxy S, which had a little better specs and a neat camera, but with the pricing, the Galaxy Trend is not a bad choice at all, as you get to have the Android Jelly Bean OS in the device out-of-the-box. Although the pricing on the box would be quite different, in the Indian market it is available for the modest pricing of Rs. 8000 which is quite good for a device from Samsung.
The external aspect won’t be any different from most of the other Galaxy devices from Samsung, as they don’t do any big changes to the design – it’s the standard one with a curvy body having a single physical home key with two touch-based keys on the either side of it below the screen, and the top has got the earpiece along with the Samsung branding. The side panels show a power/lock button on the right, the volume rocker on the left and the 3.5mm headset jack on the top panel while there is a MicroUSB slot with the mic in the bottom.
The camera is located right on the top center area of the back panel, but there is no flash along with it, and the speaker grill lies just beside the camera. The Galaxy Trend has got a removable thin and light back cover which exposes the battery and the slots for MicroSD card and the two SIM cards (in the Duos version). Comfort wise, you won’t be complaining much because the Galaxy Trend is a little thick and the curvy design along with it gets well adjusted in the palm, and it’s not much heavy too.
The 1 GHz Dual-core processor that the Galaxy Trend comes packed with, is not really impressive and the lags that we could find most of the time with the Galaxy S on multiple heavy app usage, is seen here too, although it doesn’t lag much on the normal usage.
The interface is a standard TouchWiz UI with the standard home screens and app pages, along with the easy-to-use settings and things to play around with. The Galaxy Trend doesn’t disappoint with the time for loading the applications, and even the web browsing was neat and didn’t show any decrease in the performance through both the standard browser and the Chrome browser which came pre-installed in the device. Running the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, the device has got the various toggle key shortcuts and quick settings on the Notification panel, along with the shortcut bar to adjust the brightness directly from there.
The camera isn’t that good, with the 3-megapixel lens not capturing any real decent photos, but Samsung has done its best in including a few shooting modes and effects to the photo capturing, to at least cover up what ends up as a near-disaster without any modes. Capturing the photo doesn’t take much time, and within the same second it gets saved into the gallery.
We tested the performance of the device by running a few different benchmark tests and also played one of the HD games, i.e. the Dead Trigger game, and it was surprisingly very good at playing the game, and the scores for the Benchmark tests were somewhere competing with the devices like the Asus Transformer Prime and the HTC One X, and the Standard Quadrank benchmark results were better than even the Samsung Galaxy Nexus device.
The 1500 mAh battery included in the device too isn’t bad because we saw a few hours of talktime, and it didn’t drain rapidly when we streamed videos from Youtube or played any high-end games.
Priced at Rs. 8000 in the Indian market, the Galaxy Trend is a very neat choice, which responded well to some torture interface testing, but the camera is a bit of disappointment, which gives you a choice of going with the Galaxy S, but the Trend is not bad in any other aspect than this, because the display is same in both the devices, and the TouchWiz UI is quite changed with more options in the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.