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Samsung Galaxy Golden I9230 Review: Is it worth buying?

Check out the detailed review of the Galaxy Golden, the most expensive Samsung mobile phone till date.

Gone are the days of flip smartphones. Are they? It is yet to think about. Samsung, the world leader in smartphone has recently launched a flip smartphone, the Galaxy Golden, after a long time. Well, it's not a mere flip device, but a gadget with dual screen. Wow! That's something interesting, right? Let's checkout what all are interesting here with the Galaxy Golden.



Design
Of course, the design is outdated. Samsung might be calling back the olden days when flip phones were trend setters. Well, it's not olden days anymore. The world is going beyond touch screens. If the device works without touching the scree, that would be more interesting for the current generation. And it is in such a time Samsung is pulling out such a device. Moreover, flip phones are always a headache after using it couple of years. They asks us to spend a lot in repairing it.

Samsung Galaxy Golden

Display
It comes with dual touchscreen feature, which is the highlight of the device. That is the Galaxy Golden has a 3.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 252 ppi (pixel per density) in the core portion, while a 3.5 inches touchscreen takes charges with the same specifications in the external part.

Processor and Performance
The Galaxy Golden is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual core processor which is further supported by 1.5 GB RAM. It looks really disappointing as far as the price tag of the device is concerned. The device becomes only an average stuff here.

Operating System
It is run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, which is currently the latest in Samsung gadgets. It is likely to be updated into Android 4.4 KitKat, which is the latest Android version.

Samsung Galaxy Golden

Storage
The gadget is preloaded with 16 GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. This is absolutely cool and for storage one can certainly select it. But, is storage all for a smartphone? Of course, never! There are a lot left.

Camera
It is mated with an 8 MP rear camera which is assisted by an LED flash. Well, in the front a 1.9 MP secondary cam does the duties for video calling. This is pretty decent. Nothing is wrong with camera. Well, it's not the greatest in the class.

Samsung Galaxy Golden

Battery backup
The Golden is powered by a Li-Ion 1820 mAh battery. Though there is no official details available about the talktime and standby of the battery, it is expected to provide a good hand. Still, this dual screen gives us some dilemma. So, you need to wait until we get the device in hand to check it out its the accurate battery back.

Price
Absolutely, the Galaxy Golden fails here. Samsung has judged it quiet wrongly. The device looks vulgar and the pricing looks even more disgusting for many customers. The Galaxy Golden has been priced even up to Rs 53,890. It is likely to come down to as low as Rs. 49,900. Still, it never meets the price tag for people.

Verdict
Is the Galaxy Golden worthy to buy for Rs. 53,890? Do you think so? It's too costly and not at all worth buying at this price. Samsung, c'mon make it low. You just can't ask this much and you don't provide great specs either. Only an extra-useless touchscreen can't increase the demand of a smartphone. So when you launch a smartphone next time, beware of what people are seeking for and market it at reasonable price.

Samsung Galaxy Golden

Pros
Dual screen
16 GB internal and 64 GB expandable memory option

Cons
Outdated processor
Only a 3.7 inch touch screen
Outdated design

Last updated on 13-11-2013. Published on 08-11-2013. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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