CNET First Look
Samsung's budget Galaxy Light stays on targetIt isn't at all flashy, but this entry-level Android does what it says.
If you're looking for a portable and affordable Android phone for T-Mobile, then you might wanna check out the Samsung Galaxy Light. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET and this is your First Look. Now this phone has only a 4-inch screen, don't see a lot of those these days, but that means that it's gonna be a very small and very pocketable. It has the same curved look as a lot of the other Samsung phones like the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 that helps slide easily into pockets along with this very shiny and glossy cover on the front and back. It is going to be a fingerprint magnet just so you know. Now this phone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has the TouchWiz interface on top, so if you're familiar with Samsung phones, then you'll know exactly how to operate this one. There is a central physical button that's pretty easy to touch, very responsive, and then the typical backlit back and menu keys on either side. Now this phone does have a quad-core processor 1.4 gigahertz to be exact. It's pretty snappy. It also has a 5-megapixel camera on the back that takes up to 720p HD video. There's a flash as well and on the front is a VGA front facing camera. Now this camera resolutions are fairly low as far as phones go these days, but I did take some pretty satisfying pictures, more satisfying outdoors than indoors. On board, you've got 8 gigabytes of storage, but if you need more then you can expand up to 64 gigabytes. Cost is a major consideration with this phone and luckily it's on a lower end of the spectrum, $240 all in, with T-Mobile that's gonna be zero dollars up front, and then you're gonna pay for the device $10 every month for the next 24 months. That's pretty good. It's not the cheapest phone that T-Mobile sells, also isn't the simplest, but it is right there in that sweet spot for the budget section. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You can check out the full review of the Samsung Galaxy Light at CNET.com.