Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

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Update: 23-8-2013

Samsung Pocket Neo Review

The announcement of Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo as an entry level phone in the Galaxy series targeting low budgeters is definitely going to raise some eyebrows. Not only does this phone have a set of modest features but also serves two SIMS as its DUOS sign clearly indicates. Then again, with the announcement of Galaxy Star right by its side, Samsung is making sure that it has everything ready to serve all sorts of buyers.

There are a lot of things in Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo that remind of Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos, which was announced last year as a phone catering to low budget buyers. The body design and the styling is more or less the same with Neo being a little curvier on the top and bottom edges. The dimensions are also almost the same; however Pocket Duos was a little thicker being 13mm compared to Neo’s 11.8mm. The metallic edges around the body, buttons on the side and below the screen, all have the same placements, so there is nothing novel this time from design perspective.

However, talking about the specifications, the only difference between Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo is that the latter one comes with a DUOS feature; rest of the things remaining almost the same. Compared to the earlier version of Pocket phone, Neo does have a slightly larger display screen and storage features. Like the previous model had 3GB of internal memory while Neo not only carries 4GB of storage but a slightly better 850Ghz processor as well.

One major thing that makes Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo supersede Star or earlier Pocket is its support for 3G connectivity along with Wi-Fi, which makes it a well rounded phone overall. Being able to stream speedy internet and communicate over social media in a budget-fit phone is certainly something that we don’t see much often.

Other than that, there are several places where Galaxy Pocket Neo goes somewhat above expectations and equally underground. For instance having a low screen resolution and pesky little PPI on a 3-inch screen is something that makes its user dread its interface. Then the responsiveness often lags, enumerating it as a phone not being capable to go rough and tough throughout the day. Covering up the black holes is its winner JellyBean OS marking its vivid point of excellence over similar and mostly Nokia’s Asha phones. So, it Neo is certainly a better choice for phone of the same class.

Overall, if you are looking for a dual sim supporting phone, with impeachable specifications in a tight budget, while not compromising on style and elegance, Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo makes a wonderful choice. Even as a secondary phone it steers clear throughout the day without messing things up making it rank as one of the quality phones in the Galaxy clan.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced 3 April, 2013
  • Status Coming Soon

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML5

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v4.0
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) 250 Hours
  • Talk Time (Approx.) 6 Hours
  • Music Play Time N/A

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • CPU Capacity 850 MHz
  • Chipset No
  • GPU For Graphics No
  • Internal Memory 4 GB
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
  • RAM and ROM 512 MB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz (SIM 1 & SIM 2)
  • 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Mini-Sim (Optional Dual SIM/dual stand-by)

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Display Size 3.0 Inches, 240 x 320 pixels
  • Body Weight 100.5 g
  • Body Dimensions 105 x 57.8 x 11.8 mm
  • Colors Gray

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) No
  • Photo Editor Yes
  • Video Recording Quality Yes, QVGA@15fps
  • Audio Player Support MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/WMV/H.264 player
  • Radio Stereo FM radio with FM recording
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support Yes

Samsung Pocket Neo Features

  • 3.0 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • 100.5 g Weight
  • Dual Sim Dual Stand by phone
  • 4 GB Internal memory with 512 MB RAM
  • microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels Camera
  • Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 850 MHz Processors
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS and FM recording
  • Available in gray color
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/WMV/H.264 player and MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Powered by Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery