The Samsung Galaxy Trend is one of the hottest selling Android handsets in the Kenyan Smartphone market. The svelte handset borrows a bulk of its design concept from the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 giving it a premium look.
The device comes with an attractive price tag and this is one of the driving factors behind its impressive sales figures. Its popularity is mainly in the emerging Smartphone markets such as India and Kenya.
Without any much further ado, here is the in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Trend.
One of the striking features about the Samsung Galaxy Trend is its 4.0″ 480 x 800 pixels touch screen. The Display gives out a stunning 233-ppi pixel resolution density. This is satisfactory for a device in its price range.
Conversely, the downside with the Galaxy Trend display is that it lacks any form of screen protection. However, this is a norm for most Samsung entry-level devices.
Body and Design
The frame measures 121.50 x 63.10 x 10.85 mm. The miniature frame makes the device to slide perfectly in your palms. Additionally, the device has an all-plastic construction with smooth rounded corners.
It is an open secret that Samsung is tagged ‘Mother of the same design’ in most Tech forums. The design of the Samsung Galaxy Trend reinforces this ‘infamous’ tag.
Let’s now jump onto the techy bits of the Samsung Galaxy Trend. The handset has 1 GHz single core CPU and some 768MB RAM. These specs mirror some of the cheapest Android handsets in the market. The Samsung Galaxy Trend has an extremely attractive design and under powering the device was a completely bad idea.
The below average specs works against the smooth workmanship of the Galaxy Trend. The phone ‘deserved’ at least a Dual-core CPU and some 1 GB of RAM. However, it is an entry-level handset; thus cost saving measures were essential.
However, on the upside, it is cool that the Samsung Galaxy Trend has 4GB of internal memory. Moreover, the device has a slot that can support up to 32 GB of MicroSD memory.
On the operating system, the device comes with Android 4.2 out of the box. This is impressive as it is common to find most entry-level handsets stuck with outdated operating systems.
On the connectivity aspect, the device comes with Bluetooth Version 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. 3G speeds on the Samsung Galaxy Trend max out at 7.2 Mbps.
The Samsung Galaxy Trend has a 5MP rear camera. This is disappointing considering that there is a horde of other entry level Smartphones with better camera specs. On the upside, it is awesome that the device has a VGA front facing Camera for Self Shots and Skype Video Calls.
The Samsung Galaxy Trend has a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. This is just enough to take you at least through a day of moderate usage.
Tech Trends Diary Verdict
The Samsung Galaxy Trend is a beauty with an average ‘brain’. I say this in retrospect to the awesome design, but the less than average technical specs. The handset comes with an attractive price tag and thus it is one of the budget Smartphones worth a second look.
Tech Trends Diary Rating
Samsung Galaxy Trend: [usr 7.8]
Price in Kenya
Currently, the Samsung Galaxy Trend has a Ksh 15,999 price tag in Kenya.