Monday, March 25, 2013


Samsung is pushing the Galaxy brand into pretty much every part of the market – there’s isn’t a single price point where you cannot find a variation on the best-selling Galaxy S III. The Samsung Galaxy Express is one of the more interesting of those variations. It straddles the entry-level to mid-sectors and makes an ideal device for anyone looking for a first smartphone and doesn’t want to compromise too far on functionality. So you get a large 4.5-inch display, but with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a pixel density of a fairly low 207ppi, along with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, as well as a 5-MP camera. Nothing too exciting there, you might think, but you also get 4G support and Android 4.1.2 (with the TouchWiz interface) installed from the off. Both are things you would normally expect to have to move up a price grade to get your hands on and will give the Express lasting appeal. Samsung is presenting the Express as an S III for the more price conscious user, and in that sense it certainly looks as though it works. The phone will be available in the UK from some time in the first half of the year.
Samsung Galaxy Express Price range Entry-mid
  • Best for Fast connectivity at lower cost
  • Consider if •Camera is not a priority •You want 4G •You like the S III, but not the price
  • Upgrade from HTC One V | HTC Desire | LG Optimus Black | Sony Xperia Ray

Samsung Galaxy Express 4G Android Phone Reviews

Compared to a previous Windows Phone 7 (also a Samsung), the Galaxy Express is so much better. The world of available apps and the ease of expanding the memory (I added a 16gb card – so easy) are truly a delight after my Windows/Zune experience. For my use, it also stacks up nicely against my husbands Galaxy S3. The best points:
- Light and thin (just a bit smaller and lighter than a Galaxy S3)
- Mini USB charging – no special plug
- Expandable memory using a MicroSD card
- Very affordable with new contract (mine was a penny)
- More talk time than the S3
- The screen is beautiful and responsive
Mostly what you give up verses the S3 is some camera resolution (5mp vs. 8 mp on the front camera), a little screen size, RAM (1gb vs. 2gb), and an HD display. There are some other smaller differences as well but for the most part they are hardly noticeable if you are not an extreme power user. Overall, I am very happy with the phone.

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