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How Samsung Pocket Won Me Over
[January 10, 2013]

How Samsung Pocket Won Me Over

(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is one smartphone that did not move me when it came on the scene.

Not that I am a chauvinist but its first adverts had women which made it appear feminine. Secondly, my idea of a touch smartphone was a big screen for one to enjoy applications that need a wider view yet the Galaxy Pocket, like its name suggests, has a small screen.

I needed a new smartphone but I was on a tight budget. I only had Shs 350,000 and did not think I would get anything valuable. However, a friend told me to get a Samsung Galaxy Pocket that I once despised. I have had it for three weeks now, and I must say I am not disappointed. It cost me Shs 330,000 and it is worth every penny. The internet interactivity is brilliant, combined with its portability.

It has Google's Android Gingerbread operating system, 3 GB internal memory (micro SD slot up to 32 GB) and a 2.8 inch screen. It has a fairly good 2 mega-pixel camera with a full touch-screen. With internet enabled, I seamlessly interact with my Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Whatsapp accounts. I get timely notifications on these accounts too.

In addition, I have applications of major media houses like BBC and Al Jazeera that keep me updated on what is happening around the world. Recently, I had to urgently send documents to someone in town yet I was away in the village with only my laptop and phone. I sent the PDFs, pictures and Word documents to the Galaxy Pocket by Bluetooth from my laptop, attached them to my Gmail and sent them to the other party without a hitch.

The Galaxy Pocket battery life could last 10 hours if heavily used but I charge it once a day, which is not bad at all. Wi-Fi works perfectly well and its music output is lovely. So, if you are looking for a relatively affordable phone that can do most of the basic functions you would require of a smartphone, then it is definitely the Samsung Galaxy Pocket.

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