Samsung Galaxy Y becomes cheapest Android phone, also in Netphone Edition

Samsung officially launched their most affordable Android handset today, the Galaxy Y, “Y” meaning “Young”. This phone retails for Php5,990 and is already available since last week. The price pushes the previous Samsung Galaxy Mini out of the market since you can get a better-specced phone at a cheaper price with this Galaxy Y.

Consequently, Smart also has its own Galaxy Y Netphone Edition which you can also get for Php5,990 but you will also get the free social networking benefits thanks to the SmartNet platform. Some specs may not be better than the Smart Netphone 701 but you can’t argue with the price on this one since you will also be getting a Samsung-branded phone running on Android Gingerbread.

The phone comes with the basic accessories: a pair of earphones, manual, Samsung Kies installer, charger, USB cable and a 2GB microSD card with an SD adapter.

The Samsung Galaxy Y reminds me of a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy Ace. It even has  the same light, textured plastic back panel. What you’ll get from this phone is an 832 Mhz processor, 3-inch QVGA screen, 160MB internal storage, 2-megapixel camera and the goodies an Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread can offer.

This phone is really a nice way for younger people to make the switch from their feature phones to Android smartphones. It’s an entry-level Android device with an entry-level price and it might just be the Netphone Edition may just be the push Smart needs for their SmartNet platform to really take off.

Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Y Netphone Edition.

Samsung Galaxy Y Specs:
832 MHz processor
Android OS v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
3.0″ TFT capacitive touchscreen display (240 x 320) 256k colors
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
2mp autofocus w/o LED Flash, QVGA @ 15fps video recording
Swype text input
160MB internal memory with support for microSD (2GB included, up to 32GB)
GPS with A-GPS
1200maH Li-On battery
104 x 58 x 11.5 mm
97.5 g
SRP: Php5,990


  1. Kamukha ng Samsung Punch Calvs?

  2. Griswold /

    kamukha nga sya ng Galaxy Ace. Pag walang size comparison mapagkakamalang Ace.

  3. JmBalicano /

    For an entry level Android, the Galaxy Y is pretty good. That 800mhz processor will certainly make apps run snappier. Still, I’d rather go for the Galaxy Mini because of the better functionality such as the bigger and better screen, better camera and Wifi hotspot features. I looked up the Galaxy Y on gsmarena and didn’t see the Wifi hotspot feature on it.

    Consider one of those unlocked Huawei mobile hotspots that are being sold for Php4,999 and I’d rather pay the additional 2k for the Mini and get a fully-functional cellphone too. Even if it’s only a 600mhz processor on it. Hell, as long as it runs angry birds.

    • i just checked the phone. there’s wifi hotspot capability.

      • JmBalicano /

        Sold! :)

      • washememeow /

        i also checked gsmarena for hotspot capability with this one..

        thanks for the confirmation bro gonna buy this one :)

        the only downside of this fone is its display (320×240 @ 256k colors ) and the 2mp camera .. for entry level

        but the rest features .. sulit na sulit sa price :)

        hindi kc stable ung force wifi hotspot sa xperia x8 , for cam and games i just gonna use my itouch :D

  4. John @Syncing Ipod Shuffle /

    In my opinion, Samsung galaxy Y better than the other android phones.


    I don’t trust GSMArena that much nowadays. Specs are too often erroneous for comfort! :-p

  6. di mo nga lang mamamaximized ang features ng isang android phone dyan.

  7. parang IPhone :))

  8. Hi~!!

    I think this phone would be good for those who are just about to start using smart phones (particularly android phones…)

    I really like the specs and everything, but I’ve but one question though…

    since its release in the market, it was priced as 5990php…

    though, I would want to know how much it costs now?

    Thank you for whoever would be able to answer my simple inquiry~ :)

    Take care all!

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