Samsung Galaxy R I9103 – A variant of Samsung Galaxy S II


Samsung announced the new Galaxy R on August 10, 2011 as a variant of  Galaxy S 2. The phone highlights the clocking and lightning speed performance with its 1GHz dual-core processor Tegra 2. Its nice to know that Samsung and NVIDIA banded together to make a high-end but much cheaper smartphone. Instead of using a Super AMOLED Plus, Samsung used a 4.19-inch Super Clear LCD in Galaxy R. You will noticed the display of Galaxy R is more colorful and has a higher contrast from Galaxy S2 if you watch the comparison video between the two. One noticeable downgrade from the two Galaxy is the camera, Galaxy R is only using a 5 megapixel primary camera.

Features and Specs

  • 1GHz ARM cortex-A9 dual-core processor
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset
  • Dimension 125 x 66 x 9.5 mm, Weight 131g
  • SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 4.19-inch display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • 1GB RAM, 2GB ROM
  • 8GB internal memory (microSD up to 32GB)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/
  • Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0 high-speed
  • 5.0 megapixel, Autofocus, LED Flash
  • 720p Video @30fps
  • 1.3 megapixel secondary camera, QVGA @30fps
  • Video-calling, Geo-tagging and smile detection
  • Android OS v2.3.3 Gingerbread
  • Accelerometer and Gyroscope sensor
  • 2G network GSM 850 / 900 / 1900
  • 3G network HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • Standard Battery Li-Ion 1650 mAh
  • Stand-by up to 620hrs
  • Talk time up to 9hrs
  • Price: Php 20,500
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Samsung Galaxy Y – the most affordable Android Gingerbread phone


Samsung Galaxy Y (S5360) as I believe is the most affordable smartphone that runs Android v2.3 Gingerbread. You can access Android Market where you will find over 500,000 applications to download which this phone can do over Wi-Fi or fast 3.5G network support. The appearance is pretty much the same like Corby and Galaxy S but the performance of its 832MHz processor will provide you faster download speed of 7.2Mbps. It packs in all of great features of Android but with an affordable price of Php5,990.

Phone Specification:

  • 103.5 x 55.3 x 12.2mm Dimension, 97.5g Weight
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 3G Network&Data 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 832MHz processor
  • 3-inch full touchscreen (320 x 240 pixels)
  • 2.0 megapixel, Geo-tagging, Video recording [email protected]
  • Android OS v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • 180MB internal memory, microSD up to 32GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • microUSB v2.0 and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
  • up to 3hrs talk time and 250hrs Stand-by time





Samsung Nexus Prime is finally announced and renamed as Galaxy Nexus


Samsung announced the next Google’s flagship smartphone and they called it Nexus Prime when it was first introduced but Samsung decided to include it in Galaxy line of Android mobile phone and it is now Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This is the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to Google, Ice Cream Sandwich will bring an entirely new look, user friendly, extremely polished, simple and beautiful.

Feature and Specification:

  • Device name: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (a.k.a. Nexus Prime)
  • OS: Redesigned UI Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
  • 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280 x 720)
  • Improved multi-tasking, notification, Wi-Fi hotspot, NF support, full web browsing
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, DLNA
  • Android 4.0 features Software Navigation buttons
  • People App with Google+ and social network integration
  • 5 megapixel rear camera, autofocus with LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel secondary camera
  • Single motion panoramic camera, 1080p video, zero-shutter lag, new faces and background replacement features
  • Face Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock you phone
  • Android Beam: uses NFC to easily share all content with other Android users by tapping the phones together
  • Highspeed Bluetooth v3.0 and micro USB v2.0
  • Accelerometer for UI auto-rotate and 3 axis gyroscope
  • Built-in Barometer sensor
  • Voice Typing: watch text instantly appear as you speak
  • Pure Google Experience Device
  • 8.94mm thick, 4.29mm bezel
  • LTE and HSPA+ connectivity for a wide carrier launch
  • HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps,
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh