The Samsung I9103 Galaxy R is a new model from Samsung which resembles to the company’s old and popular model – Samsung Galaxy S2. The company has become the second most popular smartphone seller worldwide. Samsung’s Android phones are a major hit worldwide and here comes yet another powerful offering.
Samsung Galaxy R features NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform and now it has become the most affordable dual-core smartphone. Its worth noting that Galaxy S2 includes AMOLED screen, whereas Galaxy R has SC-LCD (super clear LCD).
The brushed metal back looks attractive, compared to the old glossy black color. S II has an overall plastic feel, while the brushed metal back adds to the overall looks of this device, it makes you feel like you’re holding a premium device. This model definitely stands out from others. Now lets take a look at what this phone offers.
Technical Specs of Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
Touchscreen: SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display: 16 million colors, TouchWiz UI and Multitouch support
Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.2 inches
Memory: microSD card, expandable up to 32GB
Internal: 8 GB memory
RAM and ROM: 1 GB RAM, 2 GB ROM
OS: Android OS v2.3.3
Chipset: NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset
CPU: 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU
GPU: ULP GeForce
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, with v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB: microUSB v2.0
Camera: 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, face and smile detection
Camera capture resolution: 2560 х 1920 pixels
Secondary camera: Front facing camera with 1.3 MP
Video recording: 720p HD video recording at 30fps
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS: GPS with A-GPS connectivity
Audio jack: Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Browser: HTML, Adobe Flash
Other features: Image/video editor, Document editor, Swype and more
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
The Samsung Galaxy R comes with a 5MP camera, an LED flash and face and smile detection. It captures photos at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels. Video recording in 720p at 30fps is what many users would enjoy at. The front facing 1.3MP camera can help you with 3G video calls.
The TouchWiz user interface is Samsung’s popular UI. This can be rightly called as Android’s most flexible modification that provides a better and improved interface to the user.
Connectivity options are pretty standard in all Samsung phones. The phone supports quad-band 3G and GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, with HSPA+. Bluetooth 3.0 means faster file transfers. And lastly, the Wi-Fi b/g/n support with Wi-Fi direct. A handy microsUSB cable is also provided in the package, so that you can easily transfer files from your computer to your phone.
The Box-package Contains
- microUSB cable
- In-ear earphones
- Rubber tips for the earphones
- User guide
- Warranty card
It seems that Samsung is more interested in launching new models then to concentrate on improving them. No doubt Samsung has a plethora of options for Android lovers. The Galaxy Y being the cheapest Android smartphone ever. To sum it up, we can say that Galaxy R is an impressive smartphone. Its cheaper than S II, therefore those on strict budget can consider this phone as an option. But if you can increase your budget, then Galaxy S II is still a recommended buy as it features super AMOLED screen and faster and better processor.
Samsung Galaxy R Price in India: Approx Rs. 21,000 INR. The price is a good buy for those seeking a dual-core Android phone.