Three entry-level Samsung Galaxy smartphones reviewed: Mini 2, Pocket and Y

Affordable smartphones



When you are looking for affordable smartphones, you inevitably end up with products such as the ones reviewed here. You don't buy a phone like this for the best performance, but because you want just a little more than a phone without touchscreen and large display. The hardware in these types of devices is never very powerful, and in the Galaxy Pocket and the Galaxy Y it's probably just on the edge of what is acceptable in terms of performance.

If you don't have to have a pink smartphone for next to nothing, we recommend that you save up a little more and get something like the Galaxy Mini 2 or the Sony Xperia Tipo. The Mini 2 feels and looks the best in your hand, while the Tipo is faster and runs on Android 4.0. It's unknown whether the Mini 2 will ever receive that update. The Tipo is slightly more affordable than the Mini 2, which tips the scales in favour of Sony in our opinion. If you want a smartphone with 800x480 pixels and higher you will need to exercise some patience and save up more, because those remain more expensive as of yet.

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500

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