The Samsung Galaxy Y is the entry level Galaxy smartphone. The Y forms part of Samsung's new smartphone naming convention, which consists of five categories: S (Super Smart) is for the very high-end smartphones, R (Refined) is for high-end, W (Wonder) is for upper mid-range, M (Magical) is for mid-range smartphones and Y (Young) is for entry level smartphones.
The Galaxy Y runs on Android v2.3 and weighs just 98g. Its a gorgeous, compact smartphone with an attractive price tag. The 3 inch touchscreen comes with Samsungs TouchWiz interface. On the back of the phone theres a 2 megapixel camera, which sounds mediocre yet actually produces fine pictures and video. The Galaxy Y comes with a range of Google integrated applications that include Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Talk, Piscasa and a Quick office document viewer. Plus there is access to thousands of other applications via Google Play Store.
Other features include GPS for navigation, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a USB connection. The stereo FM radio with RDS is a handy extra, and a good music player is also included with memory expandable to 32GB.