The Samsung Galaxy R i9103 runs on the Android 2.3 OS and features a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor. The R i9103 is a good smartphone with good feature but one thing will disappoint you and that is the price, or should I say this Samsung smartphone is way overpriced.

I really don’t understand what Samsung was thinking, when deciding the price for this handset. There is hardly a difference of about Rs. 4000 between the Samsung Galaxy R I9103 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 which is priced at Rs. 29,800. Moreover the Samsung Galaxy S2 has better features, a more powerful processor and an 8 megapixel camera. The other best alternative is the Samsung Galaxy S Plus i9001 which is just under Rs. 22,000 or the low cost Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

Samsung Galaxy R i9103 features

This is a single SIM GSM smartphone running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS with a 1 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and ULP GeForce Graphics processor. The Samsung Galaxy R i9103 weighs 135 grams with battery and is of dimension 66 x 125 x 9.5mm.

The WVGA Super Clear LCD capacitive touch screen is of size 4.2 inches supporting 16 million colours on 480 by 800 pixels resolution (WVGA). Note that the screen is Super Clear LCD not an AMOLED screen. This handset comes with 8GB of internal storage memory and microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB cards.

Samsung Galaxy R i9103 price in India
Samsung Galaxy R i9103 price in India

Samsung Galaxy R i9103 houses a VGA front facing camera and a primary 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. HD Videos can be recorded in 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The camera features Image editor, auto focus, GEO tagging and smile detection.

Other features are 3G, GPRS, EDGE, USB 2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS with A-GPS. This handset can play MP3, WAV and eAAC+ audio files and MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV video files. There is a built in FM radio just in case if you want to tune in to your favourite radio station.

The Samsung Galaxy R i9103 comes with a 1650 mAh Standard Li-ion battery that gives a talk time of up to 9 hours and stand by time of 620 hours.

Samsung Galaxy R i9103 Price in India

Current Price: Rs. 21,170

Samsung Galaxy R i9103 Review

Should you buy this handset, well it is already overpriced, either go in for other smartphones within the same price tag some even cheaper with better features or wait for few more months and Samsung will reduce the cost of this handset, that’s for sure.

The only problem with the handset is the price. The Samsung Galaxy R i9103  is way overpriced, which should have been less than Rs 20,000.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -