Straight Talk CDMA Samsung Galaxy Discover S735C Full Review

The Straight Talk Samsung S735C is an mid to entry level CDMA Android device. What's notable about the S735C is that it is one of the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices to join the Straight Talk line up. The S735C is a bit of an upgrade from the Samsung S730G in that it has an upgraded 1.0ghz device so while somewhat entry level, it does have a fairly powerful processor, for being entry level anyway..

Carrier Straight Talk

Release Date December 2012/January 2013

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Galaxy Discover S735c Specs


Android Operating System
Ice Cream Sandwich Android version 4.0

Phone Processor Speed
1 ghz

Phone Dimensions
4.85" x 2.37" x 0.47

Phone Weight
4.2 OZ

Form Factor
Touchscreen Candybar

Screen Size and Resolution:
3.5" Diagonal

Carrier Technology:
3g CDMA via Spring or Verizon

Battery Life:
Up to 9hrs talk time, Up to 15 days stand by

Excellent Camera resolution:
3.0 megapixels w/video recorder

v 2.0

Charge and data cable port
Standard Micro USB

Headphone Jack
Standard iPod type size - 3.5mm

Maximum Micro SD card Support
Supports up to 32Gb support

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Samsung Galaxy Discover s735c

3g data with WiFi, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 3.5" screen, Google play app store, Full HTML browsing, 3.0mp digital camera, Netflix, Facebook, Youtube, GPS and more.

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The Samsung Galaxy Discover is a mid level CDMA device with Android version 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. What's notable about this phone is that not only comes with the newer Android OS but that it also has a nice 1.0 ghz processor. So while this can be thought of an entry level device, spec wise it's about the same as some of the higher level Androids Straight Talk was offering last year. So it's nice to say that Straight Talk is improving their entry level line. In terms of hardware/build quality, there's not a whole lot of new here. It's an all plastic body with plastic screen so it's quite similar to most other Straight Talk phones in this price range. One item of note is the fact that it has the 3 button layout vs the 4 which seems to be a trend in the lower line Android these days. I wonder how much that extra button saves per phone?? A quick look around the phone, we find a 3.5" screen, so this is more on the compact side of things. Continuing our walk around, we find the afore mentioned 3 button layout. What's nice here is that they are capacitive touch, so no push buttons here. Finally, we find that there is no camera quick launch which again follows the trend of entry level phones, at least with Straight Talk. I don't really mind missing buttons here and there is it reduces the price and doesn't hinder functionality which is what we find here.


On the feature end of things, we find the usual suspects here. Google play store, 3g, WiFi, Google Maps and the like. As I mentioned previously, this is the newer Android 4.0. Worthy of mention on the 4.0 version is a new look/feel on the OS. Other improvements include better multitasking, improved pic gallery, Siriesque voice commands and a host of other features. As always with Straight Talk, the Operating System is not crippled in any way so you get full 4.0 Android goodness at a low and affordable price!

Calling Area

The calling area for the Samsung Galaxy Discover is going to be CDMA. This means you will get either Verizon or Sprint. Our money is on Sprint as that is the most used on the Straight Talk CDMA phones these days . Check your calling area

Wrapping it Up

The Galaxy Discover isn't breaking any new ground in terms of hardware. It does, however, offer one of the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 devices on the Straight Talk plan. We like the fact that the s735c ditches the 800mhz entry level processor for a more robust 1.0ghz. So if you want the most powerful entry level phone, the Samsung Discover is the device for you.