I have the Samsung Galaxy Music for review, and before we delve deep into the cores of architecture and design, I thought we should see the device all round. Basically what you will see in the first one hour after opening the box. I have included all box contents, minus the Galaxy Music Case I reviewed a few days ago.
Samsung sells this device with music in their minds, for the entry level user. In Kenya, many retail outlets are pricing it at Kes. 14,000 and below. Which is quite a good price considering the specs and add-ons within. The phone also has good looks with a compact design and two front facing speakers one at the top and the other at the bottom spread out across. These beam out some loud stereo sound, best when placed on the dock provided out of the box. Galaxy Music comes in both single and Dual-SIM versions, the single SIM is S6010 while the dual-SIM is S6012.
The earphones are quite good for this price point, not the fancy pod earphones but these actually do fit well in the ears unlike many provided in entry level devices. Something worthy of note is the dedicated music button on the lower left, usually where many OEMs place the camera button.
The phone comes bearing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a 4GB internal storage, it’s important to note that not all the 4GB is useable for file storage, the OS shares in it. But you can still install apps and store files to microSD if you get one, Galaxy Music will support upto 32GB. The RAM is 512 to power the 3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch screen with a 240 x 320 pixels resolution. The Processor is an 850 Cortex A9 and the battery is 1300. There is really no specs difference in the single and dual-SIM versions, just added SIM capability for the S6012.
As this is a music phone, Samsung bundled in some credits to the Mdundo.com for music downloads. Inside the box there is a scratch card that you will use to redeem these downloads credits. See the photos while we await the full review.