Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Mobile Hands-On Review

Samsung Galaxy Y is one of the entry level Android phones and after the usage for a couple days, we could say that the other mobile phones at the same price range, especially the Android phones from other brands, are far behind in features, design and specifications when compared to the Galaxy Y. It comes with everything that can be called Decent, and the people who needs a good feel of Android operating system, in a low budget can go with the Galaxy Y. “Y” stands for young, Samsung bringing this into the market with the young age users in mind, who take the design and the interface in mind, more than anything else. Below goes the detailed review.

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Design & Screen

The Samsung Galaxy Y has a design that resembles all its older siblings, especially the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Ace. It has a curvy body with a thickness not too much to mention about, and the front side has a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen (read that: Capacitive touchscreen, with a good touch response), and below that, is the 2 touch sensitive keys on the either side of the center home key. The touch sensitive keys on the left and right are menu and back key respectively, which are displayed only when the screen is active. The body is light, indicating the plastic cover which actually looks like a hard metal finish, except the back panel which is similar to what the Galaxy Ace has. The rear side has a camera and the speaker just beside to it, and the matte finish panel has the Samsung logo engraved near the bottom. The side panels are just similar to most of the other Galaxy devices, left side having the volume jack keys and the right side having the lock/unlock key.
The dimensions of the Galaxy Y are 58 x 104 x 11.5 mm, making it a compact and neat device with a light weight of just 98 grams.

 

 

The Screen is 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, with a screen being a low-grade one, which be reason no. 1 in the most favorable reasons for the low price. The resolution of the screen is 240 x 320 pixels, and the display is no where comparable to any of the screens of Galaxy S, S II, Ace etc. but still the picture quality shown is not the one that can be thrown aside. The video viewing and web browsing experience is not that good, given the small screen resolution for the 3-inch screen. Either the screen should have been smaller by half-an-inch or the resolution be higher to provide a better display.

Interface, Operating System and Applications

The Galaxy Y comes with the latest version of the Android operating system, a big win situation for buyers as they won’t have a hassle of hitting the update button and waiting for an update as soon as they buy the phone. It comes with the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system, and the phone has got a 832 MHz processor which is decent enough for the low specifications and the display given, though Samsung should have packed in a better processor when it is sending out all other Galaxy phones with at least 1 GHz processors. But alas, this could be reason no. 2 for the low pricing?

Starting up the phone is quite fast, and the home screen welcomes you with a bunch of apps and the Google search box on one of the multiple home screens. The maximum number of homescreens that can be set is 7, similar to the other Gingerbread phones, but you would see a little lag in opening of apps and scrolling through these home screens when all would be filled up with widgets and app shortcuts. The interface is a typical Samsung-Android interface with nothing bad, and at the same time, nothing too extraordinary to talk about. The bottom of the screen has 4 fixed icons – Phone, Contacts, Messaging and Applications/Home.

samsung galaxy y homescreen

The default apps that already come in the Galaxy Y apart from the Camera, Clock, Memo, Market, Music, Gmail etc. are the FM Radio, Social Hub, Youtube, Places, Latitude, Task Manager, Voice Recorder, Downloads section etc. and the Quickoffice app which would help in editing and viewing the Microsoft office files in the phone.
The notification panel has 5 options to toggle – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sound/Vibration alert, Auto Rotation toggling. To make more changes in just a couple clicks, you could have the Power Control widget placed on the homescreen, using which you can again change the settings of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Rotation and the Brightness.

notification panel galaxy

The Gallery has pictures organized well enough in various folders depending on their origin (Camera, Bluetooth etc.), and there are several options one could see in the menu while a single picture is opened. You get to see the sharing options through Bluetooth, Gmail, Messaging, Picasa etc. by default.

The other applications have similar options and settings just like the other Samsung Gingerbread phones, and the phone settings section too has stuff that can be compared, except a few like the missing Sensor aiding, missing Synchronizing options and default USB settings.

The touch experience is quite good, with a pretty good touch response but still the bottom keys do not respond really well, unless you press a little heavier than the normal feather touch that the Galaxy S responds to. The touch being a capacitive one, is the reason for the phone being user friendly, or else there are a lot more options in the market when a search is made for the entry level Android phones.

Connectivity Options

Samsung has not left anything missing when we talk about the connectivity, with the plethora of connectivity options available, through the high/low speed wired/wireless network connections. 3G connectivity is possible, apart from the connectivity options like the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the GPS satellites location based connectivity.

While having the 3G service on, you have an option for the phone to select the 2G network automatically when the 3G is not available at that particular time or place. The Galaxy Y can be used as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, whose internet connection can be used by 5 device through Wi-Fi at the same time, or else the USB tethering option is also available for the sharing of internet with a particular computer.
The long pressing of the Power/Lock key doesn’t provide an option of turning the Data Network mode on/off, so you may need to go to the Settings > Wireless & Network to enable or disable the Data network anytime.

Camera

If someone is going to buy the Galaxy Y, they should forget it has a camera at all. The picture quality is poor, though the lens is of 2-megapixel. There is no flash, and the highest picture resolution is 1600×1200 pixels, but the large size picture when viewed on a computer screen shows a blurry image, however still it was captured. Reason no. 3 for the low cost, but a 3.2-megapixel wouldn’t have been so wrong. The imaging under the direct sun light is appreciable though, but in little darker environment totally sucks.

Battery and Memory

The battery backup of the phone is not very high, but you get a few good hours of continuous talk time on a single full charge. Its the 1200 mAh battery, which is quite good for the low-end processor and the specifications. Given the small screen resolution and poor display, the battery eaten up is not much. On a single charge, with the background data, Wi-Fi, GPS, data network all turned off, the phone stayed well enough for more than 36 hours.
The memory given initially is 4GB through an extra MicroSD card provided in the pack, but it can be expanded to 32GB using the MicroSD card slot.

Final Verdict and Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Y is one of the Android phones which could give you a good experience of the Android interface at a low budget, priced in market at around INR 7000, and the specifications are decent enough for one to buy and play around with it. There are of course a few competitors in this price range from the other brands, like the HTC Explorer, Micromax Andro etc. but the compact and nice design can take away the score above others. Overall, a phone one can buy when they have a low budget in mind.

Image Credit: cnet.com reviews

202 Comments
  1. Reply syed husnain shah August 16, 2013 at 5:52 am

    hey cn u tell me how i install incoming call software thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Reply syed husnain shah August 16, 2013 at 5:51 am

    hey cn u tell me how i install incoming software thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Reply Mounika daru June 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    cn we use skype video calling???????? in samsung galaxy young (version 2.3.6)some people say yes and some say no cn any one say me crct ans

  4. Reply Anupam May 10, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Is galaxy y still in market? If yes den wot’s d price… Samsung dealer… Plz reply asap.. Can I prefer it over htc explorer??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      not really, but its won;t be hard to find one :)

  5. Reply Bikeramjit Singh Bhangu October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is a awesome phone……….I have buy one for my daughter and there are many cool features and the battery is awesome it remains charged for 3 days I don’t know how. My daughter is using it everytime but the battery remains for 3 days

  6. Reply Brilliant Esmah September 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    please advice on how i can activate internet on my galaxy young because it consumers much credit when i visit the internet.
    Thanks

  7. Reply Manjunath Prasad August 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    As i checked with my friends circle the Samsung Galaxy Y is an good mobile, By the Economy wise n features wise its an well supporting good Mobile. As i got the review as camera is not good but comparing by the application the phone is good. If the buyers selecting this option as by selecting the features & price.

  8. Reply Arun July 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Worst battery back up

  9. Reply Arun July 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Worst battery back up

  10. Reply devang June 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    hi i have samsung galaxy y
    i want know which type of movies are played

    • Reply Prak July 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

       helo
      download vplayer from google play store and u can play almost all movies no matter size,bit rate,format etc

  11. Reply Abhi June 10, 2012 at 1:37 am

    best site for application for galexy y  nd best application nd games in freee?
    plzx teLL

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:41 am

      thanks for your appreciation, you can check with the same in TOP FREE section of Games in PLAY Store

  12. Reply Ksharathreddy June 8, 2012 at 8:10 am

    battery back up is very low…….

  13. Reply Ksharathreddy June 8, 2012 at 8:10 am

    battery back up is very low…….

  14. Reply Eshwar May 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I had bought this Galaxy y but it gud in onlines and most most worst n wasteeee battery back up i replced the battery for one month new mobile even that also it will not giving back up even stand by mode also

  15. Reply ahsan May 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

    i was instal APPS on my mobile but mostly apps was download in phone memory, and P.Memory was fully loaded. I needed to transfer and move apps in my sd card. kindly shear me solution …. thanks :-)

  16. Reply Dinesh May 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Sir, I need to upgrade my android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to android 4.0 (ICS)..Is it Possible in my samsung galaxy Y ..
    Looking forward for ur reply for this comment

  17. Reply farhan May 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    how can i set up my internet connection????

  18. Reply Bagya May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    How do i send songs through bluetooth in this phone????

  19. Reply shermize May 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

    can i use this galaxy to play some facebook games like texas hold’em poker? plz help me tnx…

  20. Reply Rey May 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I have a new Samsung galaxy y, the version is already update during i purchased. my concern is mobile network is not available, i check everything already but it is the same thing happen, please help

  21. Reply Ashish poojary May 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Heya,I want to know how to know how to upgrade my android 2.3.5 to 2.3.6…Please reply….

  22. Reply Ashish May 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Does anyone knows how to upgrade this mobile’s Android 2.3.5 to 2.3.6….
    Please reply…..

  23. Reply sanjana May 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Hi, we have taken around 100+ pics in the samsung galaxy y duos mobile and now when I connect to PC to copy the pics from mobile to PC, I found many of the pics missing :( No idea why and how this has happened… Any clue on getting the pics back?

  24. Reply Mohsin May 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I recently installed viber in my galaxy y,and its not allowing me to call any number,so i deleted it,bt still its showing the error “internet calling not available”,plz suggest,wat should i do?? i contacted my service provider and they told me dat i have to visit the gallery for theirs for the same..

  25. Reply veera kumar May 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

    i have balance in my sim but outgoing was not going what is problem

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

      contact your service provider!

  26. Reply Occam49 May 3, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Will the Y work on Consumer Cellular’s service?

  27. Reply rahil May 1, 2012 at 9:14 am

    sir,
    i have Samsung gt-s5360.
    i want to know that how to tern on key light .
    so pls tell me

  28. Reply Aswath April 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    While typing new message,when we rotate the phone by 90 degree,will the qwerty keypad also rotate by sensing motion in galaxy y…???

  29. Reply Aswath April 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    While typing new message,when we rotate the phone by 90 degree,will the qwerty keypad also rotate by sensing motion in samsung galaxy y…???

  30. Reply Aswath April 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    While typing new message,when we rotate the phone by 90 degree,will the qwerty keypad also rotate by sensing motion…???

    • Reply Manjunath Prasad August 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Yes……

  31. Reply kai April 28, 2012 at 4:12 am

    hello.. i have this phone right now.. can i put a password on gallery or my files folder? and how? :\ tnx

  32. Reply Arman April 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I have Galaxy Y -S5360. The Sound of SMS Delivery report sometimes does not work. I mean the SMS delivery Notification is appear on top of Display but there was no any sound. and somtimes this problem is not exist. I do not know what is this problem?!!!!may be whene the charge of battry is low this subject will be happened?
    or is this for hanging cell phone?
    is there any setting for solving this problem?

  33. Reply Aswath April 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Can we play videos in internet in a samsung galaxy y??? Please do help me…!!!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      yes you can make use of YouTube app

      • Reply Aswath April 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

        But can’t we use browser to play video…??? Please recommend a good browser too…

  34. Reply rjay April 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

    i have Galaxy Young.. how to upgrade Galaxy Young..cauz i thought it is a good to Upgrade.. thank you!!

    • Reply Amit Bhawani April 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

      You can check out the Galaxy Y category on this blog or use the search box above.

  35. Reply Saika April 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    How do i download youtube videos from net on this phone?

  36. Reply sally April 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    did not like a little galaxy

  37. Reply kishan April 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    which is the fastest browser for samsung galaxy y s5360.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      go with Dolphin browser! am quite impressed!

  38. Reply abhishek April 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

    heya___

    I have galexy y gt- s 5360

    i wannto lock nd contatct only Not all phone

    i am unabLe to find out the settiNg of that
    soo Plzz guide me

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      to which update you wish to update to?

  39. Reply lakshmesh March 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    how do i record the call

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      you can download the app from the play store

  40. Reply your.answer March 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    just got this phone from Smart center ant its awesome.if you want to downloads anything just go to Market at ur screen then swipe it from the left to right you can see all the categories and just downloads all for the free to downloads..and i like or love the viber its free calls and text international with wifi

  41. Reply Maria March 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Why has my Samsung Galaxy y S5360 become so slow?

  42. Reply Dreak March 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Dude i:m stuck with this phone for 7k this phone is useless my friends have mmx a70 and htc explorer they are far better than this piece of ++++ add an extra 2k and buy htc explorer that would be better….

  43. Reply Amit March 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

    hi,,,frdsss

    i will buy galaxy y…is thizz good phne 4 f.b,,messanger,,twitter?????
    now galaxy y rs..6090…but saler r say must install software like anti virus and panda….what izz panda software,,i can’t listen it and he say thizz soft izz vry imp otherwise don’t instaal any themes….izz thizz right frdsss????and i listen thizz phne hve a battery back porbs…..so,,,plzzz help me frdsss and mail 2 amit95371@yahoo.com

  44. Reply haseng March 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    camera can’t open… camera failed… massagehadler.. hadlermassage

  45. Reply uzl March 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    viber doesnot run efficiently n continously on galaxy y why??

  46. Reply allan March 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I cant play any downloaded videos on my galaxy Y ? Help me please

  47. Reply HImanshu March 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    if its not there by default then what i need to do to make a call recording…….???????

  48. Reply Namitha March 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I am planning to buy this…but I have some issues…please clarify if possible. I am already using Dell XCD28 (out of production) which has android 2.1 . All was fine but suddenly my calls got cut in between conversations and my phone would restart again. Even after replacing the set under warranty, the problem continued. I found out that Dell Hardware issues are there and a lot of people are facing that issue.

    So now I want android ( I love it) but in a reliable hardware.. I found a lot of bad reviews for this model but I am not sure of their authenticity…..I can’t afford more than 10,000….so can you please suggest me whether this phone is reliable?

  49. Reply alok March 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hello Sir, can i install samsung apps. from PC to Samsung Galaxy Y after downloading these on PC through Internet. If yes, how ?

  50. Reply tulsi prasad March 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    samsung galaxy is vary nice & havi smart fhone

  51. Reply gokul March 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    please do not take this phone as the battery drains out very fast and having all applications and without a proper battery life is not worth is as good as having a car without tyres. Take my words M using this phone

  52. Reply sagar ghatge March 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    how to lock the gallery and sms inbox in samsung galaxy Y ??

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      you need to root the device for the same!

      • Reply Ankit April 1, 2012 at 2:29 am

        means?
        is it possible to lock our sms and contacts?
        also tell me can i use whatsapp?

        • Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:09 am

          yes only if you root the device!

  53. Reply abhishek March 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    yeah its a cool just bought it recently.But flash 11 is not supported also many android apps are not supported..

  54. Reply kapil March 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    YOUR PREVIOUS REVIEWS WHERE HELPFULL….
    I have bought Galaxy Y ,Its on 2.3.6 Gingerbird OS,
    Can i update to Android 4.0 and if s how……
    Pls reply……….

  55. Reply mandeep yadav March 10, 2012 at 7:10 am

    i want to buy a phone ..which one sis better : dell XCD35 or samsung galaxy y ?

  56. Reply Leny Golong March 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Hi,

    I cannot the market widget anymore in my phone. I must have deleted it unknowingly. Is it possible to download this widget again to my phone? If yes, please tell me how.

    Thanks in advance…

    Rgrds, Leny

    • Reply Ashish May 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

      go to Mobile9.com or any other website via ur mobile browse or on computer,u will probably find it…

  57. Reply wawa March 7, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Hi,

    Every time I try to log in my Facebook /Twitter, i cannot type in my password. anyone can help me, Please!!! ^_^

  58. Reply demhala March 7, 2012 at 1:08 am

    sir i have this phone,,but have a problem sometimes the back key was not working,,wha do i need to do to fic this prob?

  59. Reply ASHOK KUMAR March 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Pradeep Neela brother are u sleeping plz send suggetion in my mail i have no time plz dont mine

  60. Reply ASHOK KUMAR March 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    the set is very lovely but not installing game plz suggest fast

    • Reply Yogesh Patel March 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

      For some games you need high speed processor, those games will not be supported.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

      which game you are trying to install?

  61. Reply ASHOK KUMAR March 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    im downloading games with wi-fi and also download complete but not installing game plz suggest ho can i download games

  62. Reply dhiraj mahajan March 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    is their any way for making the keyboard leetter big or any software available for keyboard.its headache in it

  63. Reply ARCHIE March 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I THINK SKYPE WILL WORK WITH GALAXY Y, BECAUSE IVE ALREADY TRIED IT WITH YAHOO MESSENGER AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY EVEN THE CAM IS AT THE BACK, YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO ROTATE THE PHONE AND FOCUS CAM WITH YOUR SELF.

  64. Reply Alvin March 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I have a question..I have samsung galaxy y that I bought at Samsung Store..But, suddenly I notice that my samsung galaxy y home button is different than others..what i mean is the design is different..my samsung galaxy y’s home button is similar with samsung y duos..But I have double check the model spec and I am really sure that this is samsung galaxy y but what keep me wondering is why the home button is different than the other samsung galaxy y..

  65. Reply Chockalingam March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I am really happy to have this phone. but only issue i am facing is poor battery & regularly sd card getting unmounted

  66. Reply Rajeev March 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

    When I switch on the GPS my samsung galaxy y S5360 shows (most of the time \your location is currently unavailable\. How can I fix this problem? Please help.

  67. Reply moin February 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    hi there,

    let me know how to do that , getting my pc internet on my mobile , pl let me have the steps and procedures.

  68. Reply anne February 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    What is the keypad of this phone? I wanted 3×4 keypad just like the normal keypad. I don’t like QWERTY or even SWYPE. I have been searching over the net. Please reply! Thanks

    • Reply Yogesh Patel March 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Not possible with Galaxy Y or any other phone which has smaller screen.

  69. Reply sohail February 28, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Hi,
    When I call from Skype after 1 minute, mobile (Galaxy S 5360) outgoing voice stopped.
    Software Version is 2.5.6
    But on Yahoo messenger it works normal.
    Why is the problem with “Skype”.
    Thanks

  70. Reply niraj February 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    sir
    pl. help me . you can ask why sim change alert in this mobile

  71. Reply Muks February 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    hi,

    i just purchased the galaxy y.. how to lock the screen ? if i put the phone in my pocket.. it goes to other screens accidently.

    tnks

  72. Reply srinivas February 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    If i install Juicedefender Ultimate, V6 Supercharger, and Optimize Toolbox, will my battery back increases in my Galaxy Y set? please advise?

  73. Reply MOIN February 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Hi
    i just got this samsung gt-s 5360, excellent in all, only the front camera they havnt provided, everything is ok even skype, but i like to know how to connected my pc internet to mobile and make updation,

    i just looking on google find some m-router, virtual router etc etc but unable to do connection,

    what is best way to get my pc net connection on mobile.

    pl answer.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

      you can ake use of reverse pc tethering which is possible after rooting the device!

    • Reply Himanshu March 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      is there call recording function in galaxy y….?
      plz let me know…

  74. Reply jafar February 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    What about gaming experience and internet in galaxy y…???
    pls suggest me….

  75. Reply jafar February 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    iAm interested in galaxy y…. Since it has many disadvantage still am loving it…. What about gaming experience and internet in galaxy y…???
    Should i go for it…???
    My mail id is jafarsherif786@yahoo.com…. pls suggest me….

  76. Reply Arun February 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Hey guys… the above posts have been really helpful. I am a novice to the smartphone field and this is my first android. So pls forgive if my qns are stupid!! How do u check the battery life of the phone other than the symbol, coz ppl keep talking abt the percentage left and all. Can we knw how much %charge is left?? Please help me out. Also does frequent task managing drain more battery??

  77. Reply aib February 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    i accidentally deleted the clock display on the desktop of the phone , how can i put it back?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      that is a widget, you can long press on your home screen and can set the same again

  78. Reply Nandz96 February 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

    hi… im using sam g s5360 my batter back up is very poor when usin it wit 2g itself..i gave to samsung care center they observe my mobile for a couple of days and they returned it ter is nothing problem in it..the craziest thing is tat its not even one month old whn i gave to care center from the date of purchase :-(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

      kindly check with the operator for 3g services!

  79. Reply alex February 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Samsung Galaxy Y uses Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system. It supports skype.

  80. Reply samarth sharma February 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    this site is really awesome , it helped me a lot…
    I’m using this phone for a month… its decent.

    I’ve a little query that IS THIS PHONE UPGRADABLE to the later android version like icecream sandwich or any other.
    Ive heard that some Samsung phones are not upgradable…

    plz reply.

  81. Reply samarth sharma February 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    this site is really awesome , it helped me a lot…
    I’m using this phone for a month… its decent.

    I’ve a little query that IS THIS PHONE UPGRADABLE to the later android version like icecream sandwich or any other.
    Ive heard that some Samsung phones are not upgradable…

    plz help.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      they can be upgraded, there are no issues what so ever. if at all there are any issues, we are here to help you out! :)

  82. Reply Xavier_Ph February 18, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I’m planning to buy Samsung Galaxy-Y but you said it doen’s have Flash player, how can it play Youtube videos then?
    I thought youtube needs flash player for video to be played.
    Also does it have facebook, twitter or Yahoo messenger? Thanx

  83. Reply Xavier_Ph February 18, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I’m planning to buy Samsung Galaxy-Y but you said it doesn’t support flash player, how can it play youtube videos then? I thought youtube needs flashplayer to play its videos .
    Also does this phone has facebook, twitter, and yahoo messenger? Thanx!

    • Reply harish May 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      You can use youtube app for android to play youtube videos.
      You can use phone browser or official facebook, etc. app for android phone for social networking.

  84. Reply kaz February 17, 2012 at 3:40 am

    I’m planning to buy this phone, however I’m not sure if it does allow skype application.
    It’s said in skype FAQ that,
    Skype application currently runs on some Samsung Android handsets, but not all. If your Samsung Galaxy S is running with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update, then Skype is supported, but if you’re still running Android 2.1 then you will not be able to sign in to Skype.
    Arshavin said it does as i read on your comments but which is which? please help…

  85. Reply shaik February 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    which is the best video payer for this mobile.without wifi or net ????????can any one ??????????

  86. Reply venkatesh February 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    How is GPS accuracy in this mobile

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      GPS Accuracy is good enough!

    • Reply dit April 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

      More than well enough, down to 5 metres, constantly. That’s very accurate I would say, especially for the fact that this is an entry level/budget/cheap phone.

  87. Reply remember 1114 January 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

    if i turn on the hotspot, how many hours i can use? will the phone low battery soon?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

      it depends, you need to check with the user manual!

  88. Reply tanuja biswas January 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    does using internet on samsung galaxy young cost?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

      yes it will cost! you need to check with your service provider for the charges!

  89. Reply kuldeep January 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I want to know if i can make voice call from gtalk from samsung Y S5360?
    But i will be having 2 g Connection not 3 G..
    Please tell me some one if i can use gtalk for voice calling (no video chat) except chating.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:44 am

      no, not as of now! for 3g please contact your service provider!

  90. Reply IAmAndroidFreak January 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I am thinking about buying the samsung galaxy y.
    But I heard some rumors that it doesn’t supports all android applications.
    And that it doesnt supports HD quality on YouTube.
    Are these rumors true?

    And which one is better: The Samsung Galaxy Y or the Samgung Galaxy Gio?

  91. Reply Vikram January 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

    which are the social netoworking sites supports this phone

  92. Reply kongu j ashok January 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    which flash player version will support for galaxy y???

  93. Reply Guru January 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Hi,
    I got my Galaxy Y. Its amazing. Thanks.
    I do have a query.
    I have a Reliance Sim and recharged for 3G. My 3G account balance is also showing.
    In my phone the H symbol is also showing. But the internet connection works just like the GPRS which I had previously.
    There might not be coverage issues as my roommate also uses reliance.

    I am confused whether its my phone problem.
    Kindly suggest

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      its a network issue!

    • Reply Himanshu March 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      is there call recording function present in galaxy y………????

      • Reply Pradeep Neela March 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        no its not there by default

        • HImanshu March 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

          @Pradeep Neela,if its not there by default then what i need to do to make a call recording…….???????

  94. Reply shanker January 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    it would be support (galaxy y) to skype video chat

  95. Reply ajay January 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    how to use wifi network

    • Reply Yogesh Patel January 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      You need to go to Settings > Wireless and network > WiFi tether and ON it.

  96. Reply jeanie January 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Hi, thanks for answering my questions. just want to add though, does it support great little war game app? it doesn’t seem to work perfectly fine on this phone. Some images are missing and it keeps on force closing. Greatly appreciate your response and help. :)

  97. Reply jeanie December 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    1. is it safe/better to upgrade its firmware? and is there any difference?

    2. also, after upgrading it, can i still change it back?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      yes its safe to update, yes there are many performance changes!
      yes you can revert back to any version!

  98. Reply Narasimha December 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    hai dear friends.. Planing to buy samsung galaxy Y s5360. Some are telling the battery back up is very poor. Can any one please help me. Thank you in advance

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      WAIT FOR SOME TIME AND BUY FOR GALAXY Y DUOS AS IT SUPPORTS FLASH!

  99. Reply mahesh December 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I am using Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
    i am trying to install flash player it seems this model is not compatible this version.

    Any idea how i can install flash player on my mobile

    Read more: http://androidadvices.com/samsung-galaxy-y-review/#ixzz1hFh2BUNK

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      flash player doesnt support with galaxy y!

  100. Reply Raaz December 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I am also getting same as ” sd card removed un expectedly”. but how should clear the cache from the recovery.. Can you give briefly. apart from that it works fine.

  101. Reply palaniraja December 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    In my galaxy y at the down load time download stoped and display as sd card removed un expectedly and hanged. After restart come normal. Visible twise a day please give me a ramidy for this problem i by this mobile last month

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  102. Reply flipsyde December 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    You can play some of those games after rooting and using chainfire 3D app… but be warned, warranty will not cover rooted handsets.

  103. Reply irfan December 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    what ise the range of wi fi …in samsung galaxy…?????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:55 am

      please read the user manual for the same!

  104. Reply Jeanie December 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Can this phone play Guerrilla Bob and Sha Sha Defense App? I can’t seem to install it. Please Help!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      we have no clue bout these games but you need to check with the same!

  105. Reply Ajjish December 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I want to ask two question :-

    1. Does WiFi Hotspot acts as modem? I mean if i have an internet on mobile (GPRS plan) and my laptop have wifi then can I can use Moblie internet in laptop using wifi of both.

    2. Which is better Galaxy Y or Galaxy Pop s5570 and why ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      yes you can make use of Wi Fi hotspot!
      go with galaxy y!

  106. Reply Arshavin November 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

    It does support skype;front cam has nothing to do with skype.Although,you can make only voice calls with skype,the voice clarity is better in skype than in nimbuzz on slower internet connection.I have been using this phone for almost 3 weeks,but I regret buying it.Everything works nice except the display-which is awfull to say the least.Anyway,to those who cant afford to spend a penny over 7.5 k I recommend Micromax A70.Maybe flashplayer will work (only the arm6 version,ofcourse)on galaxy Y,but only if someone from ClockWorkMod releases a custom rom for our phone.As of now I can install flashplayer upto 10.2(generic version)and 10.3(arm6 version),but it does not work,browsers complain about an outdated version and ask for an upgrade to flashplayer 11,which is not supported by this piece of crap.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      What more you can expect with a Rs 7,000 device.

    • Reply Naeem March 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      can you send me the link from where i can download skype for samsung galaxy Y.
      it’ll be great help.
      thank you!!

  107. Reply sumit November 30, 2011 at 1:23 am

    should i buy galaxy y? is it really dat gud? bcoz some people are facing problems wid their fones… or shud i go for htc explorer? help me neal..

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 30, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      It depends on your Budget. If you can afford 13k to 15k INR then go with Galaxy Ace. Galaxy Y is an amazing phone and the only problem is people are expecting more from Galaxy Y at that price.

  108. Reply Giri November 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Does Galaxy Y has Digital compass?, What about battery backup for moderate user?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Galaxy Y doesn’t have digital compass. Check more specs at http://androidadvices.com/devices/318-galaxy-y-s5360.html.
      Battery Specs
      Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
      Talk time Up to 17 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 20 min (3G)
      Stand-by time Up to 850 h (2G) / Up to 540 h (3G)

      • Reply bh0ng May 9, 2012 at 4:29 am

        just want to know, is it normal i just charge the battery yesterday afternoon then by the next day morning it almost lowbat again., i use wifi,to download games and songs..hope you can reply..thanks.

  109. Reply Potpot November 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Do the two capacitive buttons (Menu & Back) have light? I have just got one today and I noticed that the two buttons don’t light whenever the screen is on or when I touch it.

  110. Reply kristina calara November 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    does the menu and back keys have a baCKLIGHT?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      No.

  111. Reply Nabeel November 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    does it support wifi hotspot ? as per GSM Areana.. it is not saying that it support Wifi Hotspot… others phones do.. let me know

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

      no not as of now!

    • Reply Arshavin November 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

      Yes it supports wifi hotspot.Go to settings>wireless and networks>Tethering and portable hotspots.Why are you guys so ill informed about the device,telling people that something doesn’t work when it does.

      • Reply Yogesh Patel November 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

        Well said Arshavin.

  112. Reply Zubair November 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    does it support skype?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

      no, as Y doesnt have the front camera!

    • Reply manjeet April 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      yes it supports skype..

  113. Reply habib solangi November 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    i like this phone it is look like iphone

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Yes definitely Habib,
      Its a good starter Android Phone.

  114. Reply upendra November 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

    can v play cricket,asphalt4,5,6hd gtawar gangstar crime city 3d highspeed 3d and other hd 3d games can v play all this games in samsung galaxy y s5360 plez say me

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      Galaxy Y is the introductory Android phone.

  115. Reply mohit November 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

    So how do we play flash files in this phone while surfing on net when there is no flash?

  116. Reply ajith November 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    there is no option at all. it is just showing 2g or 3g mode. 2.3.5 android.

    • Reply ajith November 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

      i mean no option to change 2g to 3g

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      its wcdma mode option which is ther in n/w settings!!!

  117. Reply Satish Pawar November 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I am using samsung young GT-S5360,

    i am trying to install flash player and adobe Air 3 ,it seems this model is not compatible this version.

    Any idea how i can use this mobile to debug/run flex application

    • Reply chaitanyak February 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

      you can install air 2.1 will let you test some of your flex work
      just google “adobe air apk” and manually install the air apk

  118. Reply ajith November 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    3g or H symbol is not coming why?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      check with the APN Settings!!

      • Reply jackson January 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

        please help me,i have update my galaxy y to 2.3.6,i have 3dchainfire to run hd games but it is doesnt work,what would i do please help me to fix my problem,,..tnx nd more power

        • Pradeep Neela January 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

          we can’t support users who follow the articles apart from the links at androidadvices.com. If its important then post your problem along with the link which you performed which will further help us to guide you!

    • Reply affan April 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      turn off the “use packet data”option from wireless and networks>mobile networks

  119. Reply hansraj November 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

    can a running app is minimised in background and is multitasking available on this phone??

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Yes.

  120. Reply Rajesh November 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Is it have the pre installed adobe flashplayer? If no which can compatible to this mobile 10.2 or 10.3?
    10.2 is working with armv6 processers is it compatible to this mobile?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 12:38 am

      no, it doesnt support flash!

    • Reply Chetan Bhawani November 16, 2011 at 12:44 am

      And moreover Rajesh, flash would be discontinued soon for the mobile devices. So you shouldn’t be concerned about the flash compatibility in the mobiles :)

      • Reply Arshavin November 30, 2011 at 10:33 am

        Discontinuation means,there will be no further work in the field of development for mobile devices,but existing versions of flashplayer will remain on mobile devices.It is still a necessity as long as HTML5 is not ready to takeover the burden of playing all kinds of flash videos that flashplayer can play.

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