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Samsung I9103 Galaxy R / Samsung Galaxy Z

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R / Samsung Galaxy Z
alaScore 85

133 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Samsung I9103 Galaxy R / Samsung Galaxy Z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the performance and screen are generally positive. The portability and size are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the camera.

size, portability, screen, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung I9103 Galaxy R / Samsung Galaxy Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Sung (

Samsung Galaxy R pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


In Samsung's latest mobile phone nomenclature, R stands for Royal and is second only to the S or Super range. So, to take a closer look at the Samsung

Sep, 2011

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Samsung Galaxy R


If you're keen to get your hands on the Galaxy S2 but think it's too expensive - the Samsung Galaxy R could be just what you're looking for.

It may have been launched as a 'cheaper' alternative to Samsung's 2011 flagship, but the Galaxy R sports similar specs. It comes with Nvidia's 1GHz dual-core processor, compared to the S2's 1.2GHz chipset. You'll also find a smaller 4.2-inch Super LCD...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung Galaxy R vs. LG Optimus 2X: Affordable dual-cores


Yep, you read that right. Affordable and dual core wouldn't normally belong in the same sentence. In 2011. And you don't need to press fast forward. Just sit back and enjoy. There's a lot stewing in the industry's pot and we think the place smells of...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : GSM Arena (

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R review: Riding shotgun


Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.2" 16M-color SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution; Scratch-resistant glass, Android OS v2.3.3 with TouchWiz 4 launcher, 1 GHz dual-core...

SC-LCD has poor black levels, Tegra 2 falls slightly behind Exynos in CPU and GPU performance, No dedicated camera key, Non-hot-swappable microSD card

The Samsung Galaxy R I9103 stops a few paces from the top in Samsung's Android lineup, but you can tell that the R&D for the top dogs has trickled down the ranks. The camera quality when compared to other Galaxy models has definitely improved, if you...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R preview: First look


The Galaxy S lineup is no stranger to versioning - the original Galaxy S relied on half a dozen different editions to achieve its market success. Its successor will obviously take a similar path as we just got its first body double in the face of the...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Phone Arena (

Samsung Galaxy R Review


Beautiful display, Great in-call sound quality, Good battery life, Dual-core processor

Priced too close to the Galaxy S II, Cannot shoot 1080p video

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy R is one impressive smartphone that offers plenty of processing power packed up in one pretty slim body. It stands out with its great 4.2-inch display, and the in-call sound quality that it delivers is way above the...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Galaxy R Preview


The Samsung Galaxy R (also known as I9103) is the first handset to walk in the shoes of the Samsung Galaxy S II. A slightly stripped down version of Samsung's flagship, it wears similar looks, packs an equally powerful core and only downgrades the...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

Samsung Galaxy R


Samsung Galaxy R Smartphone was launched in August 2011, comes with a 4.19-inch Super LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at a pixel density of 223 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (

Samsung Galaxy R GT-I9103 Review, Price in India, Tech Specs


Samsung Galaxy R GT-I9103 has covered a massive market throughout the globe. If you are looking for a latest smart phone, this phone has all the potentiality to satisfy all your requirements.

• Can be availed in black color with SNS integration facility ; • User can enjoy all the sophisticated functions such as YouTube, Google Talk, Calendar and Picasa integration ; • One can enjoy music with MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player and...

• Like all other Samsung mobile phones, Galaxy R GT-I9103 phone also has its own limitations. Some disadvantages of these phones are enlisted below: ; • Latest version of android is not available ; • Problem of sound occurs at the time of talking if...

After going through the Samsung Galaxy R GT-I9103 Review, it can be concluded that this latest smartphone from Samsung will definitely be a worth buy. Samsung Galaxy R GT-I9103 Price in India is placed at INR 23,827/-, which is quite reasonable...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : mohseen (

Samsung Galaxy R: Stripped Down Galaxy S II


A review of the second best Samsung has to offer it's Android fans, the Samsung Galaxy R. Is this stripped down version of the Galaxy S II worth purchasing? Let's find out as we take a look at the design, user interface, features and performance of...

The Samsung Galaxy R has very few flaws, the only major flaw is the weak camera. Otherwise, the Galaxy R stands as an excellent phone on its own merits. But, the Galaxy S II is a much better phone, and if you have the extra $50 to spare, then please go...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1650
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):620 / 660
Standby time (3G):550
Talk time (2G):22.5 / 9
Talk time (3G):9.6 / 9.7
Video call time:3.6

Call management

Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y
Conference call:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400 / 100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability:4 / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey
Form factor:Bar / Swivel
Standard colour:Black


Display diagonal:10.6 / 106.4
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes


Any key answer:Y
Full-size keyboard:Y


Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader:Y
Video formats supported:DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna:Y
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SAP, SDAP, SSP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:Y
Music player:Y / Yes
Polyphonic ring:Y
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:AUX, USB / USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Customisable video ring tones:Y
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:1


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3


Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.6 / 125.7
Weight:131 / 132
Width:6.67 / 66.7