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Samsung Galaxy Golden
Samsung Galaxy Golden
Samsung Galaxy Golden
Samsung Galaxy Golden
Samsung Galaxy Golden
Samsung Galaxy Golden
Samsung Galaxy Golden

What's good

  • Physical dial pad and call buttons
  • Two 3.7-inch displays

What's bad

  • High cost
  • Poor battery life
  • Slow performance

Don't be fooled by the Galaxy in its name, the Samsung Galaxy Gold is a far cry from the Samsung's flagship phone though it does have many of the same features as the Galaxy S4 such as the S Health and Easy Mode to appeal to the older smartphone users.

Despite being a smartphone, the Gold clamshell design hearkens back to popular phones back in the 2000s with one major difference. Instead of one screen, it features two 3.7-inch SuperAMOLED displays – one on the outside and one on the inside. Both screens have a resolution of 480 x 800, which isn't HD but does offer a respectable 252ppi pixel density. Although it has touch screen capabilities, it also comes with a traditional dial pad and call buttons.

Internal hardware includes a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Due to its limited release, there are no expert reviews on the Gold. Customer did notice some delay during day-to-day usage and were also disappointed with the battery life. Many were only able to get around a day of light usage with others reporting less. Besides this, the phone also comes with an 8MP rear camera and a microSD slot expandable to 32GB.

Overall, many customers were disappointed with the Galaxy Gold as its hardware and features did not line up with its high cost. One customer states, "I wasted my money in [sic] this mobile."

Operating system
Operating system
1.7 GHz
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
1820 mAh

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Common Questions

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Samsung backs up the Galaxy Golden with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy Golden has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Golden's screen size is 3.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.7 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930 Dual core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1820 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.6 days standby time, 660 minutes.

Galaxy Golden Specs

Release Date October 28, 2013
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930 Dual core 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.465 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Metering, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 252 pixels
Size 3.7 inches
Secondary Display Color Super AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1820 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 660 minutes
Standby Time Up to 14.6 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 6.0 x 1.6 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 179 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, AMR-NB
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM/RDS)
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-I9230, GT-I9235
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