Galaxy Y (Black)


Start your new smart life with the Samsung Galaxy Y, specially designed for young, dynamic mobile users who want to stay in touch and connected on the move. You can enjoy all the benefits of an Android-driven smartphone, including great apps, faster downloads, Wi-Fi connectivity and a more intuitive and attractive user interface. Accessing web-based apps and mobile internet has never been easier, with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy messaging and spacious 3” screen despite the Galaxy Y’s compact and sleek design. Welcome to a smarter, better life. 3.972 5 352 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Discover great performance with fast processor and downloads
  • Enjoy a smarter experience with Android OS and Google Mobile
  • Navigate easily with intuitive TouchWiz interface
  • Express your style with a range of bold colour options
Powerful & Compact
Powerful performance meets stylish, compact design in the GALAXY Y. Strong processor, faster download speeds of 7.2Mbps makes this already a winner. Add the attractively compact form factor and 3” screen for ample viewing of videos and for playing games and you’re really on top.
Powerful & Compact
Rich Smart Experience
The Android operating system provides a smooth user experience ramped up by amazing Google Mobile services that interface web-based applications with real life options in entertainment, leisure and lifestyle choices. Social Hub integrates your texts, messages, emails and SNS updates into a single chronological feed to be accessed at any time. Free Samsung Apps (and also paid) are both handy and invaluable, and make your life easier and more fun.
Rich Smart Experience
Smart but Easy-to-Use
Enjoy the visually arresting TouchWiz UI and its impoved more colourful user interface. You can fully customise your homescreen because you know the best which features, apps and contents ar the most important to you. Multi-touch zoom function for web browsing to enlarge ebpages to catch every details. You can also search apps and your contact list by text or voice to find whatever or whomever you want.
Smart but Easy-to-Use

Colour your smart life

Various option colours fulfills your various needs. Match the colour with your cordination or mood today, and express yourself with Samsung GALAXY Y. * Option colours can be varied by each local
Colour your smart life

WiFi and Tethering

Feel super connected with both wireless and wired options available to GALAXY Y. No worries about getting on the Internet with Wi-Fi (b/g/n) for more stable and secure wireless connections so you’ll be able to send and access your online accounts anytime. Tethering application also enables Internet connection of your tablet or laptop via your handset.
WiFi and Tethering

Find my mobile

Feel the assurance of being in full control of your GALAXY Y always even when you don't carry it. Preloaded Find My Mobile application gives you full access to vital functions so you can track the phone if misplaced, lost or stolen, lock all messages, send an alert if the SIM card is changed and even remotely wipe out all data from the phone if necessary. (
Find my mobile

Quick type by SWYPE

Texting is more fun and easy on a large virtual QWERTY keyboard with Quicktype by SWYPE technology to literally trace letters in a single continuous movement.
Quick type by SWYPE

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  • OS
    Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Display
  • Camera
  • 3G
    900 / 2100MHz


  • Band

    • GSM&EDGE Band850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
    • 3G Band900 / 2100MHz
  • Network&Data

    • GPRS850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (Slave)
    • EDGE850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (Master)
    • 3GHSDPA7.2
  • Operation SystemAndroid 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • BrowserAndroid Browser
  • SAR Value0.655mW/g


  • Form FactorFull Touch BAR
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Physical Specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)104 x 58 x 11.5mm
  • Weight97.5g


  • Internal

    • Technology262K Colour TFT
    • Resolution320 x 240
    • Size3.0"


  • Standard

    • Capacity1200mAh
    • Talk TimeUp to 1020min (2g), up to 370min (3g)
    • Stand-by TimeUp to 850hr (2g), up to 540hr (3g)


  • Camera Resolution2MP
  • Digital/Optical ZoomX2
  • Shot ModeSingle / Smile / Panorama
  • Photo EffectsBlack&White / Negative / No Effect / Sepia
  • White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Cloudy


  • Video Player3GPP / H.263 / H.264 / MPEG4
  • Video RecordingCIF / QCIF / QVGA (Recording)
  • Video MessagingYes
  • Video StreamingYes
  • Input DeviceTouch


  • Music PlayerMP3 / AAC / AAC+ / AMR / AMR-NB / eAAC+
  • Poly RingtoneYes
  • MP3 RingtoneYes
  • DRMDRM v1.0 FL
  • 3D Sound TechnologyDNSe


  • Embedded Wallpaper4 ea
  • FM RadioYes
  • FM Radio RDSYes


  • Document ViewerYes
  • Offline ModeFlight Mode
  • Voice Memo&Voice MailVoice Memo, Voice Mail


  • Predictive Text Input T9MMS 1.2
  • EmailEmail (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, SSL, TLS)
  • Cell BroadcastYes
  • vCard/vCalendarYes
  • Instant MessagingGtalk


  • BluetoothBT 3.0 HS
  • USB2.0 High Speed
  • WAPWAP 2.0 / HTTP
  • USB Mass StorageYes
  • Internet HTML BrowserAndroid
  • SyncML (DM) SupportDM 1.2, FOTA
  • WiFiYes
  • AGPSYes
  • PC Sync ApplicationYes


  • User Memory160MB*
  • SMSUp to available memory
  • Phone Book EntriesUp to available memory
  • External Memory32GB

Personal Information Management

  • CalendarMonth / Week / Day / Agenda
  • ClockReal Time
  • AlarmYes
  • CalculatorYes
  • Memo BookYes

Call Function

  • Call TimeLast Call, Total Sent / Received, Reset Timers
  • Caller IDYes
  • Dialed/Missed/Received CallsTotal 500
  • MultipartyMax 5
  • Speaker PhoneYes

Further Information

  • Mobile TrackerpCloud 0.5
  • Touch ScreenC-Type

Ratings and Reviews (352)

Overall Ratings

280 out of 352 (79%) customers recommend this product





camden - Gender: - Age:

is great but there are only two down sides one it only has a two MB camera two not all apps are compatible but you can get Facebook and whatsapp theones you cant get are the complexed ones

Lancashire UK - Gender: - Age:
Easy to use.

My first smartphone and it is so easy to use. Quick to set up. Clear and easy to read directions.

colombo,sri lanka - Gender: - Age:

it provide us with high quality mobile communication and excellent smartphone ever...!!!

Malta,Mlt - Gender: - Age:
One of the best Samsung's.

Yesterday I bought it and it was really magnificent and it's one of the most brilliant mobile phones in the world.

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User Manual

5.66 MB, pdf, ENGLISH(Europe)

28 Jan, 2013

Other Manuals (1)

  • User Manual

    5.27 MB, pdf, ENGLISH(T-Mobile)

    28 Jan, 2013

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