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Samsung Galaxy Y CDMA VS Smartfren Andromax, Duel Android CDMA-EVDO

September 24th, 2012 0 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Y i509 CDMA Specification

Network : CDMA 2000-1X 800 MHz EVDO Rev. A 3.1 Mbps
Dimension/Weight : 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm / 97.5 gram
Display : TFT Capacitive Multitouch, 256K, 3.0 inch, 240 x 320 pixel
Camera : 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels, Geo-tagging
Processor : Snapdragon 600 Mhz
Memory : Internal 151 MB, RAM 290 MB, microSD max 32 GB
OS : Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
Battery : Li-ion 1200 mAh
Connectivity : EVDO, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Tethering, Bluetooth v3.0, microUSB v2.0
Messaging : SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Navigation : GPS Internal, A-GPS, Google Maps
Others : Java MIDP 2.1, Stereo FM radio with RDS, SNS integration, Organizer, Image/video editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Quickoffice document viewer/editor, Voice memo, Predictive text input (Swype)
Sales Package : Handset, Battery, charger, data cable, Earphone, User Manual


Smartfren Andromax Specification

Network : CDMA 2000-1X 800 MHz EVDO Rev. A 3.1 Mbps
Dimension/Weight : 112.4 x 60 x 10.8 mm / 125 gram
Display : TFT Capacitive Multitouch, 3.5 inch, 480 x 320 pixel
Camera : 3 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, Geo-tagging
Processor : 800 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7625A, GPU Adreno 200
Memory : Internal 1 GB, RAM 512 MB, microSD max 32 GB
OS : Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Battery : Li-ion 1200 mAh
Connectivity : EVDO, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Tethering, Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
Messaging : SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Navigation : GPS Internal, A-GPS, Google Maps
Others : Radio FM, GPS (A-GPS), Alarm, Clock, Latitude, Compass, Gmail, Maps, Navigation, Places, Play Store, Talk, uangku (my money), Videos, Viki, VMS, YouTube, Latitude, Drive, Gudang Music (Warehouse Music), Smartfren Store, Smartfren RBT, Smartfren Mobile, SMART Pustaka (SMART Library), Customer Information
Sales Package : Handset, Battery, charger, headset, data cable, microSD 2 GB, perdana smartfren (prime smartfren card), User Manual, Warranty Card


Android phone market crowded by mobile phones frequency of GSM , as indeed its users also most widely. So, lovers of CDMA number very difficult getting an interesting choice of android phone. In fact, this CDMA number can be obtained high speed internet connection. This EVDO connection is the mainstay of CDMA operator such as AHA, smartfren and Flexi, and indeed its internet performance more promising than internet via GSM operator.

This time, testing two CDMA EVDO Android phone that circulating in the market, Samsung Galaxy Y i509 CDMA and Smartfren Andromax aka Hisense E860. The starting price both actually same class, but smartfren lowering the price quite far since last June.


Both black color. However, black color on smartfren Andromax phone wrap its whole body. While in Galaxy Y, there are only black color on the front side, then on the back wrapped rough texture in silver color.

In design, Samsung Galaxy Y more nice views through the ends rounded shape with shiny chrome wrapping list. Plastic materials that used in Galaxy Y also more sturdy and nice.

Completeness of both buttons is same, ie charger port, 3.5 mm audio jack, volume buttons and power button. On the rear body of Galaxy Y there are speaker and camera without flash. In Andromax there is only camera without flash, while its speaker at the front.

In Galaxy Y there was Home physical buttons side by side with Back and Menu haptic buttons. In andromax, there are only haptic buttons, ie Menu, Home, Back, and Search.


Andromax screen that larger (3.5 inch) than Galaxy Y (3 inch), making activities on the touch screen more freely such as playing games or browsing internet. Moreover, the density of Andromax screen indeed more nice (480 x 320 pixel) compared to Galaxy Y screen (240 x 320 pixels) so it looks sharper.

Typing via Andromax virtual keypad more comfortable and accurate, while in Galaxy Y more often occur one wrong push buttons next to it despite the buttons size that larger. This is related to the sensitivity and accuracy of the touch screen.

For interface, both are different because of differences in the embedded version of android. In Galaxy Y still Gingerbread (2.3) version, while Andromax already Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) version. Of course the form of appearance, completeness and its comfort different. Inevitably, Android 4.0 in Andromax better. Completeness of features, multitasking functions, widgets system from Android 4.0 in Andromax, more steady and comfortable.


Both music player same, ordinary and simple. However, Galaxy Y appears more complete, with 5 channel manual equalizer, 12 genre equalizer options, plus Bass Boost and 3D Effect. While in Andromax, there are only 7 genre equalizer choice ready to use plus 6 sound effects options.

For sound from speaker, both are loud. However, sound from Andromax little louder with stronger treble. Especially if equalizer setting is done well.

Through headset, both sound also good and clear. Galaxy Y character voice sounded more natural. While Andromax sound more powerful, especially its bass tones that rounded and powerful.

There is FM radio in both, and can capture many radio stations well. Although different appearance, both radio interface are similar. Each has value plus, ie Galaxy Y radio automatically can off within 30 minutes, 1 or 2 hours. While Andromax radio broadcast can be recorded to enjoy later.


Both cameras without flash, ie 2 MP in Galaxy Y and 3 MP in Andromax. Outside room, the images of Andromax little better and sharper, with more natural color. Gradient of color contrast from a very bright object to object that rather dark, can be handled quite well. Inside the room, both produce photos that tend to be dark, but the spots on Galaxy Y more feel.

Both video results also same class. Clear and bright when used to record outdoors that luminous enough. Results recording of moving objects not seen lag symptoms.

While in the room, both video recording become dark with excellent sharpness that reduced. Although the recording are equally dark, but the spots on Andromax video looks more visible. In general, although both resolution are different, its result fairly same class because only a few difference in quality that visible.


Both RAM memory different, Galaxy Y only 290 MB and Andromax already 512 MB. Larger RAM memory plus higher OS versions, making Andromax performance more agile, whereas Galaxy Y already started a bit slow if a lot of activity going on. This feels when many applications opened simultaneously (mutitasking), including when playing 3D games.

For internet, both support internet access CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO Rev.A 800 MHz. However, slots in Andromax locked to smartfren number because sold in a package (bundling), while Galaxy Y slots can be filled with any CDMA card. Besides via operator, internet can be enjoyed through WiFi that can run smoothly in both this smartphone.

Both internet performance considered equal, fast and stable. CDMA EVDO internet indeed known better for its internet performance. Both browser can open multiple pages at once (multi-window) and still running well. But for this, the performance of Andromax run more smoothly. Could be the effect of a higher OS version, plus processor and larger RAM.

For connect to other devices can be used bluetooth, that runs smoothly on both this smartphone. While connecting to PC can be done via microUSB data cable. However, Galaxy Y rather difficult to be recognized by PC even though are used default data cable. While Andromax can immediately detected by PC, even using standard microUSB cable.

Internet GPS with A-GPS is available on both of this smartphones. The map is same, ie Google Maps. But the GPS performance on Andromax more convincing, with loading maps that fast and determination of coordinates which accurate.

The test results with AnTuTu benchmark application, obtained score which quite far apart. Galaxy Y got total score of 1653 (CPU 209, GPU 990, RAM 98, I/O 356), while Andromax got score that much higher, with total score of 2344 (CPU 738, GPU 1086, RAM 225, I/O 295).

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