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Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070

(Metallic Black)
  • 1.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 4-inch Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • Android v2.3 OS
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories Samsung India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
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Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070 (Metallic Black) Price: Rs.14720

Key Features

  • Simplified Access to SNS
  • MP3 Player Support
  • 5 MP Camera with LED Flash
  • 4-inch Curved Glass Screen and Premium Finish
  • IM
  • HD Recording at 30 fps
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Perfect in the Palm
  • Email and Samsung Messenger
  • Dual Core Processor

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070 has been beautifully crafted to incorporate some of the recent innovations to optimise the overall user experience. This Samsung Galaxy runs Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system on 768 MB of RAM for fast response to your commands. Latency in operation is further reduced by the dual core Cortex A9 processor that has maximum clock speed of 1 GHz.

The 4 inch super AMOLED screen fitted on this bar-shaped touch operated phone is highly responsive to your commands. User-friendly nature of this device gets a resounding boost from TouchWiz 4.0 user interface that complements the Gingerbread. Graphics and images, on this screen, gain more vibrancy from WVGA resolution of this screen. This resolution has pixel density of 480 x 800 pixels.

The 5 megapixel camera fitted on the back side of this Samsung mobile phone helps you to click impressive visuals of your surroundings. The primary camera of this device is accompanied by an LED flash to let you click clear visuals even in dim light. This phone camera supports HD video recording with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution and that too, at 30 fps. This phone camera, with touch focus and image editor, has attempted to redefine photography through handset. The front panel of this phone carries another camera of 1.3 megapixels to help you indulge in voice chat or to click a self-portrait. You have the option of tagging your photos with geographic location through geo-tagging for better recall, at a later point of time.

Design

The trendy looks of this mobile phone will surely get you in the limelight for a unique style statement. When you are on a call, the proximity sensor helps the screen to lock itself to avoid any accidental touch. The display of this device switches between landscape and portrait mode with the help of pre-loaded gyro sensor. Other sensors loaded on this phone include accelerometer, compass, light sensor and geomagnetic sensor. The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a sleek device that has dimensions of 63 x 123.2 x 9.69 mm and hits the scale at 120 g to be lightweight.

Storage and Battery

The jumbo battery of 1500 mAh, hidden beneath the case of this mobile phone, promises to fuel a talk time of up to 15 hours and 7 hours on 2G and 3G, respectively. Samsung has taken care of your storage related requirements by embedding this phone with a sufficiently large memory space. However, to keep all your favourite multimedia files at your disposal, you can expand the memory up to 32 GB with a microSD card.

Connectivity and Features

The GPRS and Edge enabled Samsung Galaxy I9070 gives you the freedom to connect to the world of Internet through 2G network. If you want to browse the world of Internet at faster speed, then the 3G support of this phone is just meant for you. This Wifi enabled Android based phone allows you to utilise the nearest Wifi hotspot to surf through the web pages.

Samsung has attempted to deliver a phone that is more than a device to you. If you are lost in the streets of an unknown city, then ask you phone about the direction as it features A-GPS with Google Maps. Geographical distance will fail to keep you away from your loved ones as you will stay in touch with them through ChatON, Google Talk and Messaging apps that are pre-loaded on this device.

You can use the Bluetooth and USB connectivityof the Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 to conveniently share files and documents with your friends. Further, the Digital Living Network Alliance or DLNA compliance of this device will help you connect with a range of other DLNA compliant devices.

 

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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070 (Metallic Black)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Manual
Brand Samsung
Model Name Galaxy S Advance
Model ID i9070
Form Bar
SIM Size Mini SIM
SIM Type Single Sim, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Keypad No
Business Features Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail
Call Features Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Timer
Handset Color Metallic Black
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User Interface TouchWiz 4.0
Java Yes
Processor 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9, Dual Core
Graphics Mali-400MP
Display
Type Super AMOLED
Size 4 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 16 M
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 1.3 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD Recording HD
Other Camera Features Multi-shot Mode, Photo Effects, White Balance, Auto Focus, Face and Smile Detection, ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Editor
Dimensions
Size 63x123.2x9.69 mm
Weight 120 g
Battery
Type Li-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk Time 15 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 690 hrs (2G), 660 hrs (3G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 16 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 768 MB RAM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android
GPRS Yes, Class 12, 48 kbps
EDGE Yes, Class 12
3G Yes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA: 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v3
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
DLNA Yes
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC, AC3, FLAC
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264, H.263, HD
FM Yes
Ringtone MP3, WAV, 64 Polyphonic
Other Features
SAR Value 0.543 W/kg
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Light Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor
Additional Features

Readers Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub, Game Hub, D1 HD Resolution Support, Video Streaming, Mobile Printing, Flight Mode, MMS Enabled, Predictive Text Input, vCard and vCalendar, Kies PC Sync, Calendar, Scheduler, To-do List, Clock, Worldtime, Alarm, Calculator, Stopwatch,... Read More

Important Apps Samsung Apps, ChatsON, SNS, Google Talk, Instant Messaging
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070

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★★★★★
★★★★★
sai kiran kanala
07 Sep 2012
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Great Phone for the price.

I was confused whether to take Moto Atrix 2 or S advance.The reason why I went with S advance is that due to lack of proper support from Moto in India(Samsung are having a good time in India and are releasing phones even before US) and 16 GB internal memory.

Build Quality:
It is Usual Samsung design,may be all plasticky but very light weight,and there is not sufficient grip and little slippery on the sides(An case would solve this and of course you would definitely buy a case to protect your near 20000 bubble).
Except the home button all physical buttons are having good tactile response an...
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I was confused whether to take Moto Atrix 2 or S advance.The reason why I went with S advance is that due to lack of proper support from Moto in India(Samsung are having a good time in India and are releasing phones even before US) and 16 GB internal memory.

Build Quality:
It is Usual Samsung design,may be all plasticky but very light weight,and there is not sufficient grip and little slippery on the sides(An case would solve this and of course you would definitely buy a case to protect your near 20000 bubble).
Except the home button all physical buttons are having good tactile response an...
I was confused whether to take Moto Atrix 2 or S advance.The reason why I went with S advance is that due to lack of proper support from Moto in India(Samsung are having a good time in India and are releasing phones even before US) and 16 GB internal memory.

Build Quality:
It is Usual Samsung design,may be all plasticky but very light weight,and there is not sufficient grip and little slippery on the sides(An case would solve this and of course you would definitely buy a case to protect your near 20000 bubble).
Except the home button all physical buttons are having good tactile response and are placed well.
Notice that 3.5mm audio jack is placed at the bottom of the handset and sometimes irritates when you are listening music you need to keep the phone in bottom up position and then if some notification comes up and when you take it out your pocket and you will be confused a little.

Touch responsivenes:
As expected from Samsung,delivers the goods.

No connectivity issues with either network(didn't use 3G) or wifi.

Display:
At this price range,the best display you will get.
But the sunlight visibility can be improved(even with full brightness,the display seems to be dim,typical of AMOLED display).
Indoors zero brightness is enough.

Sound:
Forget that external speaker is there,the output is very low.
The provided earphones are good,may not have bass,but clarity is nice.

Performance:
Android 2.3 runs without any issues.Have downloaded many apps but didn't lag at all,till the user accessible 512 MB RAM is full.
I am not much into games,but i played Dead Trigger without any issues.It's GPU is same as the S2.I sided with S advance because the processor is latest compared to atrix 2 OMAP 4430 and Novathor architecture are very similar to Exynos.I am satisfied with the processor and the performance of the phone.
pinch to zoom and double tap are working in the browser without any issues.

MultiMedia:
11 GB is user Accessible,and it spoils you,It supports All most all codecs.Install MX player and you are good to go with even .WEBM format
I didn't convert any videos and I directly copied them directly and plays all 720P without any hiccup,If any format is not supported use MX player SW decoder(H/W decoder saves your battery life).
Watching Videos on this screen is a joy.
Definitely it exceeded my expectations.

Camera:
good performance in sunlight.
Meets the expectation
There is no zoom functionality(Might be rectified with the next firmware update..Samsung how long will it take to update the phone to ICS,already Jelly Bean is out there)

Battery:
Don't Expect miracles here,It can last one and half day of moderate usage.On Sync continously in 2G,it was down to 30 to 35% from morning 8:00 to evening 8:00.I used 2x battery saver and it improved battery performance a lot.

Misc:
I didn't find any page in XDA for this device,and Still not popular in the modding community,Given the processor capability definitely modding will start for this phone).
If your having a wifi connection download dropbox,and instant camera upload in dropbox is awesome.
I didn't keep any memory card,it uses MTP to connect to the computer and don't rely on kies to load multimedia on to the phone,it is as usual CRAPPY.Just Drag and Drop.

I would definitely recommend this product

Update: I am using Indian Jelly Bean Update.Some core functions like Dialler, Contacts, Camera and gallery are lagging.Seems like Samsung have not optimized the update for this phone because I have seen Galaxy duos,a single core A5 run smoother than this phone's dialer and gallery. I am using alternate contacts and dialer apps like Ex-dialer, Go contacts etc to negate that. Zoom function came back. Samsung's added jingle bells are taking up more RAM compared to GB and not allowing to properly mutitask in JB.

There are many custom ROM's and root are available for this phone and Cyanogen MOD is in beta with camcorder not working. Remaining Custom ROM's are Samsung stock based, so RAM issue will be there.

Temple Run 2 lags in both JB and GB. Subway surfers lag in JB only because of less RAM.

So, if you will be content with GB or comfortable with beta custom ROMs, you can buy this device. But better devices are there in Market for almost the same price range like Xperia L.


94% of 83 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Devashish Pandey
13 May 2013
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Revival of a gem : Jellybean update has made it the best device for 14k price.

If you do a factory reset just before and after installing the JB or any other major update, everything'll be fine.
Make sure you have backed up all your data before doing so.

This phone is awesome at 14000 price band.
No other company is giving away a Dual Core A9 at this price and other features.
Only Lumia 620 matches the hardware and specs with its dual core krait.
Other competitors :

Xperia U : Less RAM, No expandable memory,less internal memory VGA front cam, battery issues, mediocre cam.
Xperia Go : Less RAM, low-res screen, battery, no front cam

LG Optimus L9 II: High price (17k)...
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If you do a factory reset just before and after installing the JB or any other major update, everything'll be fine.
Make sure you have backed up all your data before doing so.

This phone is awesome at 14000 price band.
No other company is giving away a Dual Core A9 at this price and other features.
Only Lumia 620 matches the hardware and specs with its dual core krait.
Other competitors :

Xperia U : Less RAM, No expandable memory,less internal memory VGA front cam, battery issues, mediocre cam.
Xperia Go : Less RAM, low-res screen, battery, no front cam

LG Optimus L9 II: High price (17k)...
If you do a factory reset just before and after installing the JB or any other major update, everything'll be fine.
Make sure you have backed up all your data before doing so.

This phone is awesome at 14000 price band.
No other company is giving away a Dual Core A9 at this price and other features.
Only Lumia 620 matches the hardware and specs with its dual core krait.
Other competitors :

Xperia U : Less RAM, No expandable memory,less internal memory VGA front cam, battery issues, mediocre cam.
Xperia Go : Less RAM, low-res screen, battery, no front cam

LG Optimus L9 II: High price (17k), but better camera and more RAM

Lumia 620 : Buyer's choice.. I consider WP a limited OS. So that is a con for me. Fast processor, less RAM(but enough for WP)

Technical explanation:

A9: 2.5 DMIPS/MHZ, whereas A5: 1.6 DMIPS/MHZ
DMIPS = Dhrystone Million instructions per second.

Therefore,a dual core A9 is 160% faster than a dual core A5 at same clock speed(that's what all other handset at this price offer).

Putting it simpler, 1GHz A9 core = 1.5GHz A5 core
And 1GHz A9 core = 768 MHz Krait core (Krait is faster)
And 1GHz A9 core = 1.2GHz Scorpion core.
make this comparison before matching products with different CPU archs.

The verdict:

So guys this is the best Android deal at 14k.
Super AMOLED, MALI 400 GPU, HD recording @30FPS, DLNA, 16 GiGs of Onboard storage (11.31GB + 2GB(Apps) = 13.31GB usable out of 15GB, when u clear cache after update through boot menu, therefore OS and Preinstalled stuff/tutorials takes 1.7 GB space).

And after Jellybean Update, the camera will get a 4x optical zoom too :) , u'll get the fullest experience of Touchwiz, thanks to project butter, and also the wonderful Google Now.

May 9th 2013:
Received within 24 hrs of ordering (8 May'13) via COD.
It is a Made in Vietnam piece, manufactured in March'13, and imported by Samsung India in March, MRP is 16300.

May 10th 2013:
No defects found so far! Sound is awesome!, Gaming too. Too snappy of a device of this price. I'll run Gingerbread for a couple of days before updating to JB.
Hope its not a defective one. or else i wont get a replacement as it will be out of stock soon. Already out of stock in local market in Pune. :(

May 11th 2013:
Couldn't resist tasting Jellybean on this device, so updated it via Kies today. As mentioned , I wiped the cache and user data before and after the update.

May 13th 2013:
Awesome is the word for the performance after JB update. All high-graphics games run so smooth on the device. But there are some lags in Google Now.
Samsung's Touchwiz Nature UX is beautiful, feature packed, yet simple. Far better than the Senseless HTC Sense or the Sony's timescape.
Keep in mind that exiting an app with back button still keeps it running so make use of task manager to kill the useless apps. Restarting the device in the mid-day would be a great boost for performance.
After installing 50+ apps with apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Google Now, GMail, Nimbuzz etc etc running in background, it shows 465MB of RAM used at startup out of 625 MB Available. Which is pretty decent. I have never seen used RAM go beyond 600 MB even after running 10+ apps including a Game.

Music output is mind-blowing. Specially the Virtual 7.1 preset. (Gingerbread had only 5.1 ch. virtualization). Loudspeaker performance is just average(low volume).

Camera is good for general photography. Don't expect great landscapes or extreme low light photos to look great. Flash is average if not great. ISO ranges from 50(in Firework and Sports preset) to 400, but manually you can select between 100, 200 and 400. For best results in low light use High ISO and standard exposure. It will produce noisy pictures, but post processing software can remove the noise easily with negligible loss of detail.
Video recording has decent frame rate but lil bit noise creeps in in low light. But hey thats Ok as all other A5 handsets only give 480p recording.
No lags in keyboard ever noticed.

You also get some Galaxy SIII's motion features like Direct Call, Pan Zoom and scroll, Motion Unlock etc, and also the old and good turn over to mute and shake to update, Which are decent addons.

GPS takes lock in a minute or so. and is pretty accurate, with less than 2 seconds delay in turn by turn navigation.

Undoubtedly you get the best displays at 14K with this phone. It brings all other displays to shame, whether is IPS of LG or ClearBlack of Lumia 620 or Sony Bravia, none can beat Samsung's Super AMOLED in this price range. The phone has great Sunlight legibility, thanks to the simplicity of the Nature UX too.

Yet to check battery life on cell radio, but on continuous surfing/downloading over wifi, it lasts for 10+ hours, with occasional gaming and music, which is pretty great for a 1500mAh running a dual core A9.

May 14th 2013:
OMG Prices slashed. Im in a loss :p. had I waited for a week I would have saved Rs 800 :(

94% of 18 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
pratik visave
18 Nov 2012
DONT LOOK AT OTHER REVIEWS,JUST BUY IT !!!!

Hello everyone..
first of all please please please dont look at any other review against this phone
Because,evryone tells that this phone is pricey...
SO SORRY TO ALL ABOVE ONES..
U all are talking so that this is not a bang for the buck
EVERYONE... you are suggesting xperia sola ,xperia p,desire x,desire vc.....BWAHhhh..
PLEASE
these phones dont even fit in the price range.Moreover some of them have good displays but lack at performance.....whereas some good at performance and screen is TFT and is SMALL sized..
PLEASE note
1.Super amoled at this price is the main tag..
2.moreover 768 MB ra...
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Hello everyone..
first of all please please please dont look at any other review against this phone
Because,evryone tells that this phone is pricey...
SO SORRY TO ALL ABOVE ONES..
U all are talking so that this is not a bang for the buck
EVERYONE... you are suggesting xperia sola ,xperia p,desire x,desire vc.....BWAHhhh..
PLEASE
these phones dont even fit in the price range.Moreover some of them have good displays but lack at performance.....whereas some good at performance and screen is TFT and is SMALL sized..
PLEASE note
1.Super amoled at this price is the main tag..
2.moreover 768 MB ra...
Hello everyone..
first of all please please please dont look at any other review against this phone
Because,evryone tells that this phone is pricey...
SO SORRY TO ALL ABOVE ONES..
U all are talking so that this is not a bang for the buck
EVERYONE... you are suggesting xperia sola ,xperia p,desire x,desire vc.....BWAHhhh..
PLEASE
these phones dont even fit in the price range.Moreover some of them have good displays but lack at performance.....whereas some good at performance and screen is TFT and is SMALL sized..
PLEASE note
1.Super amoled at this price is the main tag..
2.moreover 768 MB ram,the main thing for multi-tasking
3. the A9 cortex ,DUAL CORE processor...multi-tasking as well as gaming done
4.the graphics....MALI 400... best best ever for intense gaming
5.the very main thing internal memory 16 GB.....for high end gamers,and high level downloaders.....your needs satisfied!! :) EXPANDABLE 32 GB
6.no doubt... the 5 MEGAPIXEL camera is fab..with led flash...followed by fr. cam.1.3 MP 7. ANDROID 2.3........now upgrade available to ANDROID 4.0.4 ICS

Rest you all know 3g,edge..bla bla bla....
so..rise up and give a hand to this one...its just awesum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)

84% of 50 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jeswanth Mohandoss
23 May 2013
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True Unbiased Hands on Review

I purchased this smartphone a week back from flipkart for 13K (500 Cashback Offer) ...
As usual, Flipkart rocked with its package and delivery excellence...
Immediately updated to Jellybean via Kies ...
After using it for a week and comparing it with S Duos which is priced at 12K,
PROS -
1) The Super AMOLED Screen is the greatest advantage of this smartphone (remember 13K)... Pictures, Videos and Games are very crisp and clear that Canvas HD should rename itself to Canvas Poor SD... It easily beats Sony and HTC Displays... AMOLED also helps in saving Battery.... (S Duos just has a TFT Scree...
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I purchased this smartphone a week back from flipkart for 13K (500 Cashback Offer) ...
As usual, Flipkart rocked with its package and delivery excellence...
Immediately updated to Jellybean via Kies ...
After using it for a week and comparing it with S Duos which is priced at 12K,
PROS -
1) The Super AMOLED Screen is the greatest advantage of this smartphone (remember 13K)... Pictures, Videos and Games are very crisp and clear that Canvas HD should rename itself to Canvas Poor SD... It easily beats Sony and HTC Displays... AMOLED also helps in saving Battery.... (S Duos just has a TFT Scree...
I purchased this smartphone a week back from flipkart for 13K (500 Cashback Offer) ...
As usual, Flipkart rocked with its package and delivery excellence...
Immediately updated to Jellybean via Kies ...
After using it for a week and comparing it with S Duos which is priced at 12K,
PROS -
1) The Super AMOLED Screen is the greatest advantage of this smartphone (remember 13K)... Pictures, Videos and Games are very crisp and clear that Canvas HD should rename itself to Canvas Poor SD... It easily beats Sony and HTC Displays... AMOLED also helps in saving Battery.... (S Duos just has a TFT Screen)
2) 16 GB Internal Storage + 32 GB External Storage provides hell a lot space to store music, photos, movies and documents (remember 13K).... (S Duos just has 4 GB Internal Storage)
3) Jellybean Update provides you with Camera ZOOM, Motion Sensor, Google Now, Butter Smooth Touch Screen Performance and much more... Also other reviews forgot to mention about Panorama mode (remember 13K) .... (Jellybean update not yet available for S Duos)
4) 1 GHz Dual Core Processor provides Great Multitasking Performance (remember 13K) ... Quad Core drains battery (S Duos just has a Single Core Processor)
5) Mali 400 GPU provides the best gaming experience in smartphones ... (S Duos just has a Adreno 200 GPU)
6) 5 MP Camera with LED Flash is better than what you expect ... Pics are more similiar with S3 ... 1.3 MP Front Camera is decent for Skype Calls... (S Duos just has a VGA Front Camera)
7) 768 MB RAM is decent yet 1 GB could have been better ...
8) 4 inch Screen ( Great Movie Experience)
9) Build Quality is nice if not the best and certainly not poor...
10) Wifi, 3G and Bluetooth Connectivity is very smooth...
11)Finally for all those Brand Conscious Freaks - SAMSUNG ...

CONS -
1) Phone slightly lags after Jellybean Update... Its not an issue with this phone... Its the issue with Jellybean 4.1.2 ... Even S3 lags after Jellybean Update... Yet hardware reset solved most of my lag issue...
2) Loud Speaker Volume is somewhat low but SpeakerBoost app solves your problem...
3) Doesn't Support USB OTG (Not a big problem already 16+32 GBs of memory)
4) Battery Backup Could have been better yet Juice Defender or 2x Battery Saver app solves the issue...
5) Headphones are of cheap quality... Who cares ?? Buy Philips SHE1360/97 Headphone... Great for this phone with Awesome Bass ...
6) Not a Dual SIM Phone (Only advantage of S Duos)

FINAL VERDICT -
Blindly go for it ... Its money worth than 25k phones ... Clearly beats HTC One V , Xperia Sola and Canvas HD in all fields ... Don't take a wrong decision by buying other brand phones and wasting time in search of Service Stations ...

93% of 14 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Avinash Kumar
01 Apr 2013
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This phone shines after Jelly Bean update

The BEST Android phone that you can currently get under Rs. 15,000!

I was in a big confusion to choose the right one among Xolo X1000, Galaxy Grand Duos and Galaxy S Advance. I removed Xolo X1000 from the list because my experience with the previous Xolo phone (A700) was very bad.

I had almost finalized the order for Galaxy Grand Duos but decided to go with this phone at the very last minute because of its 4" screen compared to Grand's giant 5" screen with the same resolution. The Grand also has a simple LCD screen compared to Super AMOLED screen of Galaxy S Advance. I find Gala...
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The BEST Android phone that you can currently get under Rs. 15,000!

I was in a big confusion to choose the right one among Xolo X1000, Galaxy Grand Duos and Galaxy S Advance. I removed Xolo X1000 from the list because my experience with the previous Xolo phone (A700) was very bad.

I had almost finalized the order for Galaxy Grand Duos but decided to go with this phone at the very last minute because of its 4" screen compared to Grand's giant 5" screen with the same resolution. The Grand also has a simple LCD screen compared to Super AMOLED screen of Galaxy S Advance. I find Gala...
The BEST Android phone that you can currently get under Rs. 15,000!

I was in a big confusion to choose the right one among Xolo X1000, Galaxy Grand Duos and Galaxy S Advance. I removed Xolo X1000 from the list because my experience with the previous Xolo phone (A700) was very bad.

I had almost finalized the order for Galaxy Grand Duos but decided to go with this phone at the very last minute because of its 4" screen compared to Grand's giant 5" screen with the same resolution. The Grand also has a simple LCD screen compared to Super AMOLED screen of Galaxy S Advance. I find Galaxy S Advance MUCH better than Galaxy Grand in every way, except the camera, design and probably a slightly better processor.

When I got Galaxy S Advance in my hands, I really hated the look of it with Android 2.3.6. As soon as I upgraded it to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean, SER version), the whole look of the phone changed. Now when the device is ON, the phone looks AMAZING from the front. One sad fact: from the back, it still appears to be a very cheap, crappy, Chinese phone.

The picture quality of the camera has improved after upgrading to 4.1.2, although I still find the camera way crappier than the camera of my first 5 MP Android phone from Samsung (Galaxy Fit GT-S5670). If you're going to buy it for photography, don't. You'll be VERY disappointed.

System storage of this device is close to 2 GB. Plenty of space for app junkies. You also get roughly 11 GB to store your files (music, photos, videos, etc.). At that, the phone has 32GB of expandable memory. RAM is almost the same as in Grand (even though the spec says it has got 1 GB RAM, several reviewers of Galaxy Grand have found the RAM is close to 800 MB). In Galaxy S Advance, even after the upgrade to 4.1.2, I find roughly half of 625 MB RAM available all the time.

I was afraid of upgrading the device to Jelly Bean thinking I may face performance issues but to my surprise, the responsiveness of the device has actually increased. I just followed the step by step upgrade instruction on www.android.gs and everything is working perfectly, including Wi-Fi, network, etc.

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In short, if you want an awesome Jelly Bean phone under Rs. 15,000, just go for it before the stock ends.

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