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Samsung Galaxy V Plus

Samsung Galaxy V Plus

  • CPU
    1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A7

  • Memory
    4 GB, 512 MB RAM

  • Camera
    3.15 MP

  • Battery
    Removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery

  • WiFi
    Yes

  • Price Range
    €70

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

5.5 2.8 1
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Features 5 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10
  • Camera 5 / 10
  • Connectivity 6 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy V Plus was a mobile phone released in July 2015 and was aimed at the budget end of the mobile phone market in the €70 price range. The phone is more than capable and has had good reviews since it was released. The specs for the Samsung Galaxy V Plus have been added on another tab on this web page.

The Samsung Galaxy V Plus is a dual SIM phone that comes with 2G (GSM 900/1800/1900) on both SIM’s and also covers the 3G band being HSDPA 900/2100. The phone which is also known as the Samsung Galaxy V+ G318 also comes with GPRS as well as EDGE. If you wish to connect your Samsung phone to your PC then you can download and install the Samsung USB driver or the Samsung Android Driver software. The phone is much smaller than others but slips easy into the pocket at 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.7 mm and weights a very light 123 g (4.34 oz). Note that this is a Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) mobile phone.

Much like other modern phones today there is a TFT capacitive touchscreen covering 16M colors and the screen is nice and large at 4.0 inches (~59.6% screen-to-body ratio) with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of ~233 ppi which is good for a budget phone. The screen is also a multi touch screen.

The phone is powered by a dual core ARM Cortex-A7, 1200 MHz which is based on the Spreadtrum SC7727S chipset and its graphics being powered by an ARM Mali-400 MP1, 460 MHz. The phone also comes with 4 GB of space and 512 MB of RAM. The camera on the phone is a basic 3.15 MP camera with an LED flash. There is geo-tagging on the phone as well. There is no secondary camera on this phone and the video on the phone is not bad for a budget phone as it is able to run its video at 480p@30fps.

There is also vibration; MP3 and WAV ringtone alerts on the phone as well as a loudspeaker and also a 3.5mm headphone jack. The WiFi on the phone is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct as well as hotspot ability. Bluetooth is also available as well as A-GPS and GLONASS. There is the standard FM radio and also an expansion slot in the form of the microUSB v2.0 and it can be expanded with a microSD, up to 64 GB of additional space.

There is only one sensor on the phone being an accelerometer. There is also an HTML browser as well as having the ability for SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail and an internet messenger. The phone is powered by a removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 8 hours. Considering its price and ability this is a very good budget phone from Samsung who has been known for its good cameras. If you are looking for a mobile phone in the budget sector then this is a phone you should look at.

 

Samsung Galaxy V Plus - Specs

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 900/1800/1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 900/2100
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Yes

Data

  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    GPRS: Up to 85.6 kbps / EDGE: Up to 236.8 kbps
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    HTML

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    4.0 inches (~59.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    480 x 800 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~233 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    3.15 MP
  • Video
    480p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    LED flash, Geo-tagging
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes
  • Secondary
    5 MP, f/2.2, 720p, LED flash

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.0, A2DP
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Yes
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Headphone Jack

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Spreadtrum SC7727S
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A7
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    ARM Mali-400 MP1, 460 MHz
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    4 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer

Media

  • Audio Playback
    Yes
  • Video Playback
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Ring Tones
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes

Messaging

  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
    Yes
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
    Yes

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • Features
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/AAC/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Power

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Battery Life
    Up to 8 h (3G)
  • Batteries Included
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    Removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
  • Placement
    Rear
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 8 h (3G)
  • Music Play
    Up to 35 h

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