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Discover Android's abilities for less (pictures)

The $129.99 Samsung Galaxy Discover on Cricket Wireless offers Android at a low off-contract price.

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Brian Bennett
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Basic Android off-contract

The Samsung Galaxy Discover offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for a low price. Its small 3.5-inch screen and sluggish 800MHz single-core CPU, however, don't impress.
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Almost pure Android

On board the Samsung Galaxy Discover you'll find a mostly unmolested stock version of Android 4.0. The phone is saddled with some nonremovable carrier-branded applications, though.
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Compact but chubby

While the Discover's chassis is relatively small, at almost half an inch thick, it's certainly not thin.
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No sharpshooter here

On back of the Samsung Galaxy Discover is its only camera, a 3-megapixel number that lacks a flash to call its own.
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Headphones, no problem

On the top edge of the Samsung Galaxy Discover is the phone's 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Not premium plastic

The Samsung Galaxy Discover's plastic chassis isn't of the textured, premium polycarbonate variety.
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Charge or connect

Placed on the Samsung Galaxy Discover's lower lip is a Micro-USB port for both charging and linking to PCs.
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Camera close up

Here's a closer look at the Discover's 3-megapixel camera and speaker.
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Choose to remove

Hidden under the Samsung Galaxy Discover's back cover is its 1,500mAh removable battery.
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Up your memory

You'll find a microSD card slot under the Discover's battery door, too.
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A simple picture taker

Don't expect fancy shooting modes like HDR or panorama on the Samsung Galaxy Discover. The app is as basic as can be.
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Compelling mobile tunes

As a Cricket Muve music phone, the Discover can connect to the carrier's digital music library. Best of all, you can store tracks locally for enjoying without the need for a wireless signal.

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