For those looking for an affordable 4G phone in the “uncarrier”, behold, the Samsung Galaxy
Light. A small smartphone that will fit in almost any pocket and will be within most budgets,
that doesn’t try to be more than what it is.
It’s body is the size of the iPhone 4, but the screen is 4 inches diagonally, the size of the
iPhone 5. For today’s standards, it’s tiny. Looking at it, it will remind you of the Galaxy S3
Mini, it’s almost identical. Although a little bulky, still feels very compact and light (no pun
intended) at 4.37 oz.
So, what’s the most attractive feature of the Samsung Galaxy Light from T-Mobile? The price: 0 dollars. Yes, that’s it: “nada” dollars.. upfront, I mean, if you get it with a 2 year contract with T-Mobile, where you
would be paying 10 extra bucks a months for the duration of it. If you want to pay full price,
it’s $140 at Amazon.com
So why would you choose this one? Because it belongs to the prestigious Galaxy line of phones. It
has most of the premium phones’ features, although at not “premium level”. What I mean with this
is that it’s a quad core processor but only 1.4GHz, Front and back camera but no good indoors and
focusing is kind of slow, battery duration is “meh” (will last a day of light use) and yes, it
has the 4G LTE capability, so network speed is going to be very good. The body is shiny glossy
plastic with a removable back that reveals the battery and the micro-sd slot. This glossy finish
will catch fingerprints easy.
On the front, you’ll see the typical Samsung physical home button, with two soft capacitive
buttons, one on each side. The menu and the back button. Just like the big brother Galaxy S4.
The screen is a vibrant 4 inch AMOLED display, with a pixel count of 800 by 480 giving a density
of 233 ppi. Camera is 5 megapixels, video recording only up to 720p, front facing camera is a
disaster and the quad core processor is not very impressive.
Internal memory is rather small: 8GB onboard that can be aided with a big 64GB sd card (or
smaller obviously) with 1GB of RAM.
It comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the usual Touchwiz layer on top of it, which
looks exactly as the Galaxy S3 one, with all those useless air gestures and stuff.
The physical measures are:
Size and Weight
4.78 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches
Quad Band GSM; UMTS: Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100)
If you like how the Galaxy S4 is, but you think it’s too big and you’ll never pay so much for a
smartphone, then this is for you.
How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Light T-Mobile:
Galaxy Light Accessories:
- Samsung Galaxy Light T399 – Bundle Pack
- Samsung Galaxy Light High Definition Clear Screen Protector
- 3-In-1 Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy Light T399