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When reviewing mobile phones, we often ask ourselves what students are looking for in a mobile device and whether the phone we’re reviewing does in fact match those criteria.
This month, we’re excited to announce that we may just have found the perfect student mobile phone. Let us introduce you to the Samsung Galaxy Europa.
The Samsung Galaxy Europa is a budget Android smartphone which offers students the chance to make use of an extremely capable and functional device for next to nothing. We’re seeing more and more smartphones break into the market, and as they become more popular and move into being the standard phone-type, you young people become less likely to want to be seen sporting a mobile phone capable of doing little more than texting and taking calls! ‘That’s like soooo not cool!’
With the Samsung Galaxy Europa, students have access to a range of Android features including web access (through 3G and Wi-Fi), social media applications, a music player, an FM radio and GPS with Google Maps.
The Social Hub, which groups contacts, calendars, email and social networking together, is a rather useful facility. It also boasts access to thousands of apps through the Android app store, including the ‘Angry Birds’ game, which is particularly popular amongst students.
Another great benefit to the Galaxy Europa is the huge battery life. All too often we see smartphones suffer from inadequate power supply, meaning users need to recharge the device every day. The Samsung Galaxy Europa however, has a talk-time of 6 – 10 hours and a standby time of 370 – 520 hours, so it will comfortably last substantially longer than a day with ‘normal’ usage.
As for the negatives, well, they can be summed up in just a few words. Samsung have cut costs by equipping the Galaxy Europa with a 2 MegaPixel camera, which is not particularly good considering some of the top end smartphones can take photos at 12 MegaPixels. But this really is just being picky, and for the price of this mobile phone, you can’t really complain!
You see, perhaps the best thing about the Samsung Galaxy Europa is the cost. It is widely available from the UK’s top suppliers from as little as £5 per month, on a basic contract. There are many cashback and redemption deals available, and there’s little chance that you could get your hands on an equally impressive device for anywhere near that price.
Our advice is to look beyond the slightly inadequate camera and the less-than-impressive appearance of the phone, and think about how much you could save over the course of 12 – 18 months!
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