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Samsung Galaxy Golden Review & Specs

Samsung Galaxy Golden is a solid Android phone, featuring a medium 3.7″ multi touch display, a great performance Dual-Core CPU clocking at 1700 megahertz, and two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 1.9 megapixels front side camera. We will get a better idea about this phone’s pros when we get into deeper details.

Samsung sells this phone in 2 different color options: black and gold. This device is quite thick compared to current devices, being as thick as 0.62″. Samsung forgot about weight optimization in this 6.31 oz cellphone, far heavier than other similar devices.

This phone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930 system chip, backed up by a powerful Dual-Core CPU running at 1.7 GHz with a large 1,5 GB RAM memory. Graphic rendering generally consume a lot of CPU cycles, so this phone also also has an Adreno 305 GPU running at 450 MHz to help with that calculations. A good point of this cellphone is its big 16 GB internal storage memory and an external memory card slot, which allows you to install hundreds of applications and games without any trouble.

This device features two cameras, an 8 megapixels back side camera and a 1.9 megapixels front camera. It can also film videos in 1920×1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. The camera also has a couple of useful features like auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

The Golden is equipped with a very good 3.7 inches display with a 800 x 480 resolution, making everything look beautiful. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This cellphone has a 1820 mAh medium battery, and though it may look a bit small, the Samsung Galaxy Golden has a great battery life.

This phone provides Wi-Fi connectivity (and it can be shared with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a bit slower 4G type or fast 3G internet connection, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a Micro SIM card for GSM carriers.

The Samsung Galaxy Golden also features many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), FM Radio, GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Samsung Galaxy Golden is probably the correct choice for you it doesn’t matter whether you want this phone majorly for social networks, will use it as a work device or will use this phone for playing games.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.2
Product code:GT-I9235
Dimensions:4.65 x 2.34 x 0.62 inches
Weight:6.31 ounces
Colors:Black and Gold


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:3.7 inches
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:252 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930
Processor:Krait 200 (Dual-Core 1700 MHz)
RAM Memory:1,5 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 305 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Capacity:1820 mAh
Talk Time:11 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:1.9 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:900, 1800
UMTS Bands:1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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