Samsung Galaxy R (Metallic Grey, 8 GB)

    Samsung Galaxy R (Metallic Grey, 8 GB)

    Samsung Galaxy R (Metallic Grey, 8 GB)

    567 Ratings & 165 Reviews
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    • 8 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
    • 4.19 inch WVGA Display
    • 5MP Rear Camera | 1.3MP Front Camera
    • 1650 mAh Li-Ion Battery
    • ARM Cortex A9 Processor
    • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
    1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
    The Galaxy R I9103 joins the Galaxy line of smartphones from Samsung that boast of powerful features packed into a premium design. Running on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, the Galaxy R is powered by a 1 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor that helps you in multitasking and efficient Web browsing. You can play console quality games in the Samsung I9103, courtesy the GeForce GPU.

    This Android device sports a 4.19-inch touchscreen having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Galaxy R uses Samsung's TouchWiz user interface that has features such as pan and tilt as well as drag and drop technology. Samsung has included the AllShare technology in this DLNA certified smartphone that allows you to connect compatible DLNA based devices like TV or laptop wirelessly with the I9103 and share multimedia files.

    With the Samsung Galaxy R in your hands, you can click pictures on the go as it is fitted with a 5 megapixel camera. The built-in LED flash lets you take photos even in low light conditions. This smartphone from Samsung packs in nifty features like smile detection, face detection, white balance, auto-focus, image editor and others so that you can have an enhanced photography experience.

    The I9103 also features Geo-tagging feature through which you can include the name of the place where you clicked a particular photo. A 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera present in the Galaxy R lets you take self-portraits. You can record and play your memories in 720p HD videos in the Samsung I9103.


    The Galaxy R has a premium metallic finish that gives it a classy look. This slim and lightweight handset from Samsung has a Super Clear LCD display that provides wider viewing angle and better brightness. The design of the Samsung I9103 is akin to other phones in the Galaxy family, with the right side housing the power button and the left side making room for the volume rocker. Sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope and digital compass present in the Galaxy R I9103 add to your convenience.

    Storage and Battery

    The Samsung I9103 is packed with 8 GB of internal memory for you to store your music, videos and photographs. You can also expand the storage space to up to 32 GB using microSD cards. A rechargeable Lithium Ion battery is present under the hood of the Galaxy R. The 1650 mAh capacity battery serves a talk time of 22 hours in 2G and 9 hours in 3G network.

    Connectivity and Features

    You can connect to the Internet on the Samsung Galaxy R through GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. The preinstalled Android browser lets you surf the Web effortlessly. For file transferring, Samsung has included USB and Bluetooth connectivity in the I9103. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature of this Android smartphone allows you to share your Internet connectivity with others.

    Through the Pushmail option present in the Samsung I9103, you can receive real time emails on your phone. You can create business presentations with Document Editor and preview them with the help of Document Viewer on the Galaxy R. Typing on the I9103 is very easy, thanks to the Swype feature that lets you input words with one continuous finger motion.

    The integrated A-GPS in the Samsung Galaxy R helps you find directions to a new place. The Social Hub unifies all your social contacts in one place for a more streamlined interaction with your friends. Features like Readers Hub and Music Hub are also included in the I9103 that take your smartphone experience to the next level.

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    • In The Box
      • Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, Pouch
    • Model Number
      • I9103
    • Model Name
      • Galaxy R
    • Color
      • Metallic Grey
    • Browse Type
      • Smartphones
    • SIM Type
      • Single Sim
    Display Features
    • Display Size
      • 4.19 inch
    • Resolution
      • 480 x 800 Pixels
    • Resolution Type
      • WVGA
    • GPU
      • GeForce
    • Display Type
      • Super Clear LCD
    • Display Colors
      • 16 M
    Os & Processor Features
    • Operating System
      • Android Gingerbread 2.3
    • Processor Type
      • ARM Cortex A9
    • Primary Clock Speed
      • 1 GHz
    • Operating Frequency
      • GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS 2100
    Memory & Storage Features
    • Internal Storage
      • 8 GB
    • Expandable Storage
      • 32 GB
    • Supported Memory Card Type
      • MicroSD
    • Phone Book Memory
      • Practically Unlimited
    • Call Log Memory
      • Yes
    • SMS Memory
      • Yes
    Camera Features
    • Primary Camera Available
      • Yes
    • Primary Camera
      • 5MP
    • Primary Camera Features
      • Geo-tagging, Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Multi-shot Mode, Photo Effects, White Balance, Face Detection
    • Secondary Camera Available
      • Yes
    • Secondary Camera
      • 1.3MP
    • Flash
      • LED
    • HD Recording
      • Yes
    • Video Recording
      • Yes
    • Video Recording Resolution
      • 1280 x 720
    • Frame Rate
      • 30 fps
    • Image Editor
      • Yes
    Call Features
    • Conference Call
      • Yes
    • Call Divert
      • Yes
    • Call Timer
      • Yes
    • Speed Dialing
      • Yes
    Connectivity Features
    • Network Type
      • 3G
    • Supported Networks
      • GSM
    • Internet Connectivity
      • GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G
    • 3G
      • Yes
    • 3G Speed
      • 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
    • GPRS
      • Yes
    • Pre-installed Browser
      • Android
    • Micro USB Port
      • Yes
    • Micro USB Version
      • 2
    • Bluetooth Support
      • Yes
    • Bluetooth Version
      • 3
    • Wi-Fi
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Version
      • 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot
      • Yes
    • USB Connectivity
      • Yes
    • EDGE
      • Yes
    • Audio Jack
      • 3.5 mm
    • Map Support
      • Google Maps
    • GPS Support
      • Yes
    Other Details
    • Smartphone
      • Yes
    • Touchscreen Type
      • Capacitive
    • User Interface
      • TouchWiz
    • JAVA Support
      • Yes
    • Voice Input
      • Yes
    • SIM Access
      • Not Applicable
    • Sensors
      • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
    • Series
      • Galaxy
    • Other Features
      • Video Streaming, Video Telephony, Predictive Text Input, vCard and vCalendar, Calendar, Scheduler, To-do List, Clock, World Time, Alarm, Calculator, Memo Book, Stop Watch, Countdown Timer, Mobile Tracker, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub, Game Hub, AllShare Technology, Kies PC Sync Application
    • Important Apps
      • Instant Messaging, Google Talk, Facebook, Swype
    Multimedia Features
    • FM Radio
      • Yes
    • DLNA Support
      • Yes
    • Audio Formats
      • MP3, WAV, eAAC+
    • Video Formats
      • MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
    Battery & Power Features
    • Battery Capacity
      • 1650 mAh
    • Battery Type
      • Li-Ion
    • Width
      • 66.7 mm
    • Height
      • 125.7 mm
    • Depth
      • 9.55 mm
    • Weight
      • 132 g
    • Warranty Summary
      • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
    Ratings and Reviews
    567 Ratings &
    165 Reviews
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    Plz dont go by the review coz the phone price has reduced by 10k since then

    Galaxy R initially came out at 30.5k and hence so many negative reviews because at the same price you get Galaxy S2 which is the best phone is the market. Period.

    But now that the price has been slashed by 10k ( Galaxy R priced around 20k now), there is no better phone going around the market now if you are looking for absolute in-depth performance plus a great investment. It has DUAL CORE 1Ghz Tegra 2 processor which itself increases the multi tasking abilities way beyond normal. Add to th...

    Raghu Krishna

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    14 Jan, 2012

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    Web Browsing experience/HDMI/Camera

    The lovely screen on the SGR is awesome, combined with the dual core processor and good software the web browsing experience is a pleasant one.

    On the other hand, O2X sucks while loading pages. It is mighty choppy (check online too) due to the crappy software. You have other options to root it to improve performance, but why risk the warranty for a year?!

    And instead of HDMI you can use AllShare (DLNA) to connect your phone to TV. Else, simply copy files to USB and view (takes less than 10 ...

    Bharath Kumar Narayanan

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    29 Dec, 2011

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    Under estimated Super Smart Phone

    This is my first smartphone of touch screen. I have never purchased phone other than nokia.

    Have brought this phone one month back.I had seen phones of following brands in operation before buying this one. Sony E Neo V, LG Optimix2X, HTC Desire S, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, iphone 3gs. This phone is superior to all the above listed.

    Internal Memory 8GB with breakup as 1) System Storage 1.97 GB(viewable), 2) Internal for downlodable application 3.75 GB (viewable), 3) For Anroid OS 2 GB (n...

    Akshay Sharma

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    18 Jan, 2012

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    Awesome Device

    This device is awesome. The negative reviews are mostly because of the high launch price or in comparison to the O2X. Having used both, I can say that this is clearly better. Go for it, you won't regret it.

    Siddhant Singhal

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    28 Dec, 2011

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    Dont go by the bad reviews!!!

    The reviews given to the phone were true only till the price of the phone was not dropped u must see that who will buy a phone with such specs for somewhere around 27000. Also at that price point The awesome SII stands tall and u will surely add some more money to buy it but now when there is a price cut the phone is an excellent buy. I bought this phone from a dealer near my house for the same price as flipkart and i am completely satisfied with the performance of the phone. The point raised...

    Abhijit Verma

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    13 Jan, 2012

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    Value for Money

    Just called up the Samsung customer care centre for enquiries...they confirmed that this DOESN'T have a GORILLA GLASS display. Another thing they cleared out was that the cell has 8GB internal memory; but the cell will show only 6 GB as available because the remaining 2 GB is for the user interface and apps ( you wont be able to detect it, so the ACTUAL internal memory available is 6 GB)....GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME..NO COMPLAINTS!
    Another thing I advice is that the rates will NOT fall further due t...

    Sandeep Patil

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    4 Jan, 2012

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    Excellent Phone

    Just bought this phone a week back - Excellent performance till now. Very mature hardware platform with none of the over heating or battery problems associated with the Samsung Galaxy S2. Battery life especially is excellent - I am easily getting almost 1.5 to 2 days with 3 push emails that are active all time and internet/videos for about 1.5-2 hours per day. Very pleased indeed.

    Paresh Sharma

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    26 Nov, 2011

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    Great dual core smartphone with ICS update announced

    This phone is just great and after using few smartphones, i can feel the power of dual core when launching multiple apps and switching between apps..
    My 2 cents on this magnificent piece of hardware..

    Pros: 1. super lcd is crisp clear and battery friendly.
    2. dual core with 1 ghz speed.. is quite handy when you are running maps and camera at the same time.. and calling someone in the middle of it..
    3. 1 gb ram.. thats the best part.. because, it automatically qualifies for a ICS...

    Chandan Shivaramu

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    10 Mar, 2012

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    Awesome Phone and Fantastic service from Flipkart

    SG-R-I9103 - is one of the best smart phones out in the market as of QTR 4 2011 and expect it to be so at least until QTR 2 of 2012 (since i've bought it ;-) ;-P ). This set is loaded with almost all features and similar specifications as that of the SG-S2, but except for some differences like 8MP camera, Full-HD, 0.1 inch bigger screen size and 0.2GHz of CPU speed on the S2. Initially SGR priced at 28 to 30K was just not worth it, but Samsung slashed it by a whooping 10 to 11K which kinda m...

    Dominic Samuel

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    5 Jan, 2012

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    Good deal

    nice phone to buy at 20k..............
    good features.
    will be updated to Icecream Sandwitch.
    good support for gaming in android market...
    good camera,faster processor,
    can play 1080p videos..
    no one comes near this phone...
    except lg 2x..
    it very laggy,ui not fluid,less ram etc
    good phone go for it guys....

    Mandeep Saini

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    5 Jan, 2012

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    Product Description
    The Samsung Galaxy R features a slim, metallic design that is all about cool sophistication. The mobile delivers quick performance for a premium mobile experience, whether you’re watching HD videos on the clear LCD screen, playing a game or surfing the Internet.
    Premium Metallic Finish for Your Sophisticated Style

    The Samsung Galaxy R delivers great looks with a slim, lightweight form that is comfortable to use. It’s the perfect accessory for a sophisticated style. The premium metallic finish adds a sophisticated, cool factor to the mobile. The slim, sleek design measures in at only 9.55 mm, yet it still features a longer-lasting battery. So, though it is lightweight and portable, it is packed with an array of features.

    Clocking in At Quick Speeds

    The ARM Cortex A9 processor provides seamless functionality for high-speed multitasking, quick web-page loading, quick reaction speeds, a smoother UI, fast image editing and high-performance gaming. And with its quick encoding/decoding ability, which supports all video playing and shooting, it displays impressive power and performance.

    The 10.64 cm (4.19) Clear LCD

    The large display offers a comfortable and wide view so you can enjoy pictures, movies and use navigation apps with ease. You can browse seamlessly using the bright touchscreen. The large 10.64 cm (4.19) touchscreen makes for comfortable viewing and a smooth user experience. The clear LCD screen produces bright images, offers a wider viewing angle and it consumes less power.

    Readers Hub

    Leave the bookshelf at home and carry your Samsung Galaxy R in your hand. The Readers Hub is a great place to flip through your library of classics and bestsellers or browse through more than 2.3 million books to choose from. On top of that, you will have access to more than 3,000 magazines in 22 languages and 2,000 of newspapers in 49 languages at your fingertips.

    Social Hub

    Organize and synchronize better, all in your online contacts, through Social Hub. Streamline your email, SMS, IM and SNS information into one unified box, and interact faster with more people in the way you want to.

    5 MP Camera with LED Flash

    The 5 MP auto-focus camera doesn’t miss any details whether you’re shooting something that's idle or in action. Take beautiful, detailed photos even in low-light conditions with the built-in LED flash. And thanks to the much improved user interface of Android Gingerbread, fast scene switching is possible. And a quick switch to the 1.3 MP front-facing camera makes self-portraits a breeze.

    Fun Multimedia

    Let the Samsung Galaxy R’s video-shooting capabilities bring out the celebrity in you. Every moment is a potential masterpiece in the making. Capture the action in high resolution and at quick speeds, or instantly playback your HD footage in rich clarity on the 10.64 cm clear LCD display.

    Samsung Kies 2.0 and Kies Air

    The newly introduced Kies 2.0, an upgrade of Kies 1.5, enables the Samsung Galaxy R to sync with a computer using a Wi-Fi network for PIM backup, subscribing to content, and multimedia content sharing. And with the Samsung Kies air solution you can connect with almost any browser’s address bar without a Kies program through the web browser to manage all sorts of information and multimedia content on a larger screen.

    Music Hub

    Keep your music close while accessing a world of nearly 14 million tracks. Samsung’s Music Hub, powered by 7digital, provides an intuitive playback system while you search, discover, preview, purchase and download tracks on the go. This is available only in 32 countries.

    Game Hub

    Join in on the action. Game Hub allows you to download high-quality games, providing various social-network games and premium games. Search for games and new-release information or play away.

    Find My Mobile

    Even if you lose your Galaxy R, you don’t need to worry anymore. If you sync this phone to your account and switch on your 'Remote Controls' option, you can log into and use the Lost Phone Management Service, wherever you are. It shows where your Galaxy R is on a map and you can also remotely ring the device to find it easily. If you’re worried about important information stored on the phone, you can also remotely lock or wipe out the data.


    AllShare lets the Samsung Galaxy R to link wirelessly with a TV, laptop or even audio system to play multimedia files directly from the phone. AllShare synchronizes the phone with compatible DLNA-based products. So start the streaming to the big screen in HD.

    Wi-Fi Direct

    The Samsung Galaxy R's point-to-point Wi-Fi communications can match the device-to-device wireless transfer speeds of Wi-Fi without a wireless access point.

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