Samsung Galaxy S Duos Review
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 smartphone aims to deliver a solid smartphone experience, while juggling calls between a couple of SIMs. It is one of the very few smartphones which have Dual SIM along with good decent specs.
Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
7.2 Mbps HSDPA support
Dual SIM slots
4" 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen 480x800 pixels resolution
Out of the box Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz 4.0 UI customization
5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; geo-tagging, smile detection
Front-facing VGA camera
4 GB of internal storage, micro-SD slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and DLNA
GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
FM radio with RDS
File manager preinstalled
Samsung Apps installed.
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Video recording maxes out at VGA@30fps
No shutter key
No ambient light sensor
Snappy 1 GHz ARM Cortex A5 processor, outdated Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset; low 768MB of RAM available to the user.
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos is the best Dual Sim phone among all others in this category and price range. Its fast, slim and solid and most importantly it appears same as Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. It has a standard 4 inch screen size with TFT capacitive touchscreen. The phone runs on Google Android 4.0.4 ICS (ice cream sandwich) operating system. Hopefully it will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The browsing speed was good when on 3G and multitasking to swapping applications was smoother. The Galaxy S Duos comes with a standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery which goes well with the device and lasts for almost a day and a half with normal usage. The camera quality of Samsung Galaxy S Duos is great. When tested, the outdoor images captured were rich and clearer in colours and the camera worked quickly and hardly took a second to be ready for next image. The camera has a 2592 x 1944 image resolution thanks to 5 MP snapper with LED flash at the back but with VGA camera at the front, pictures were of poor quality. There is NO HD Video recording. The phone comes with in-built memory of 4 GB but can be further extended to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The audio quality on this phone is average. Dual SIM service of this phone allows you to receive calls while you are connected to the internet or even if you are already talking on the phone on the other SIM card. Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth, Social Hub, NFC, Voice Calling and All Share are also featured in this power packed phone.
Final Verdict :
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos is certainly the best phone in this mid-range segment. It offers long list of in-built features/applications that exist in all latest Android phones. The big 4 inch screen and TFT capacitive touchscreen is amazing and offers great display. The powerful RAM and processor gives hassle free browsing experience. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a good phone in almost all aspects but few hardware and design faults are its weaknesses. The price is approx Rs. 17,000.