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.


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.

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  • syed husnain shah

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  • syed husnain shah

    hey cn u tell me how i install incoming software thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Mounika daru

    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

  • Anupam

    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??

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Bikeramjit Singh Bhangu

    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

  • Brilliant Esmah

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

  • Manjunath Prasad

    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.

  • Arun

    Worst battery back up

  • Arun

    Worst battery back up

  • devang

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

    • Prak

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

  • Abhi

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Ksharathreddy

    battery back up is very low…….

  • Ksharathreddy

    battery back up is very low…….

  • Eshwar

    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

  • ahsan

    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 :-)

  • Dinesh

    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

  • farhan

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

  • Bagya

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

  • shermize

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

  • Rey

    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

  • Ashish poojary

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

  • Ashish

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

  • sanjana

    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?

  • Mohsin

    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..

  • veera kumar

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      contact your service provider!

  • Occam49

    Will the Y work on Consumer Cellular’s service?

  • rahil

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

  • Aswath

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

  • Aswath

    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…???

  • Aswath

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

    • Manjunath Prasad


  • kai

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

  • Arman

    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?

  • Aswath

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can make use of YouTube app

      • Aswath

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

  • rjay

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

    • Amit Bhawani

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

  • Saika

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

  • sally

    did not like a little galaxy

  • kishan

    which is the fastest browser for samsung galaxy y s5360.

    • Pradeep Neela

      go with Dolphin browser! am quite impressed!

  • abhishek


    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

    • Neela Pradeep

      to which update you wish to update to?

  • lakshmesh

    how do i record the call

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can download the app from the play store

  • your.answer

    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

  • Maria

    Why has my Samsung Galaxy y S5360 become so slow?

  • Dreak

    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….

  • Amit


    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…,,,plzzz help me frdsss and mail 2

  • haseng

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

  • uzl

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

  • allan

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

  • HImanshu

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

  • Namitha

    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?

    • Neela Pradeep

      you can go with htc explorer!

  • alok

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

  • tulsi prasad

    samsung galaxy is vary nice & havi smart fhone

  • gokul

    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

  • sagar ghatge

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      you need to root the device for the same!

      • Ankit

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

        • Pradeep Neela

          yes only if you root the device!

  • abhishek

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

  • kapil

    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……….

    • Amit Bhawani

      No Galaxy Y cannot be upgraded to 4.0

  • mandeep yadav

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

  • Leny Golong


    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

    • Ashish

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

  • wawa


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

    • Neela Pradeep

      on which firmware you are on?

  • demhala

    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?

    • Neela Pradeep

      have you applied any firmware?


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

    • Neela Pradeep

      we have already replied to your comment!


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

    • Yogesh Patel

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      which game you are trying to install?


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

    • Neela Pradeep

      some games are not supported in galaxy y

  • dhiraj mahajan

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



  • Alvin

    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 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..

  • Chockalingam

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

  • Rajeev

    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.

  • moin

    hi there,

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

  • anne

    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

    • Yogesh Patel

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

  • sohail

    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”.

  • niraj

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

  • Muks


    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.


  • srinivas

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

  • MOIN

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

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

    • Himanshu

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

      • Pradeep Neela

        for this, you need to root the device!

  • jafar

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      its a good low budget phone!

  • jafar

    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…. pls suggest me….

  • Arun

    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??

    • Pradeep Neela

      it all depends on your usage!

  • aib

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Nandz96

    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 :-(

    • Pradeep Neela

      kindly check with the operator for 3g services!

  • alex

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

  • samarth sharma

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      samsugn phones are very well upgradeable!

  • samarth sharma

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      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! :)

  • Xavier_Ph

    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

  • Xavier_Ph

    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!

    • harish

      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.

  • kaz

    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…

  • shaik

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      it depends on the speed!

  • venkatesh

    How is GPS accuracy in this mobile

    • Pradeep Neela

      GPS Accuracy is good enough!

    • dit

      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.

  • remember 1114

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • tanuja biswas

    does using internet on samsung galaxy young cost?

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • kuldeep

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • IAmAndroidFreak

    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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      Galaxy Y is better one!

  • Vikram

    which are the social netoworking sites supports this phone

    • Pradeep Neela

      it supports all the social n/wing sites!

  • kongu j ashok

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      flash doesnt support galaxy y

  • Guru

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      its a network issue!

    • Himanshu

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

      • Pradeep Neela

        no its not there by default

        • HImanshu

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

  • shanker

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

  • ajay

    how to use wifi network

    • Yogesh Patel

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

  • jeanie

    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. :)

  • jeanie

    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?

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Narasimha

    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

    • Pradeep Neela


  • mahesh

    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:

    • NeaL Pradeep

      flash player doesnt support with galaxy y!

  • Raaz

    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.

    • NeaL Pradeep


  • palaniraja

    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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  • flipsyde

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

  • irfan

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      please read the user manual for the same!

  • Jeanie

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Ajjish

    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 ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Arshavin

    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.

    • Yogesh Patel

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

    • Naeem

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

  • sumit

    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..

    • Yogesh Patel

      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.

  • Giri

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

    • Yogesh Patel

      Galaxy Y doesn’t have digital compass. Check more specs at
      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)

      • bh0ng

        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.

  • Potpot

    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.

  • kristina calara

    does the menu and back keys have a baCKLIGHT?

    • Yogesh Patel


  • Nabeel

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no not as of now!

    • Arshavin

      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.

      • Yogesh Patel

        Well said Arshavin.

  • Zubair

    does it support skype?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, as Y doesnt have the front camera!

    • manjeet

      yes it supports skype..

  • habib solangi

    i like this phone it is look like iphone

    • Yogesh Patel

      Yes definitely Habib,
      Its a good starter Android Phone.

  • upendra

    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

    • Yogesh Patel

      Galaxy Y is the introductory Android phone.

  • mohit

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      as of now you cant play flash!

  • ajith

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

    • ajith

      i mean no option to change 2g to 3g

      • NeaL Pradeep

        change from network settings!

    • NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Satish Pawar

    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

    • chaitanyak

      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

  • ajith

    3g or H symbol is not coming why?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      check with the APN Settings!!

      • jackson

        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

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

    • affan

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

  • hansraj

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

    • Yogesh Patel


  • Rajesh

    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?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt support flash!

    • Chetan Bhawani

      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 :)

      • Arshavin

        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.