Latest Android Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy Centura runs Android Version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which is one of the latest versions around. The newest version is called Jellybean but that system generally requires a more phone power. The Centura is an 800 MHZ processor which is a very decent processor but not one meant for a super user. We should mention that it has a built in memory of 512 RAM so do not expect very fast responses when you have filled the phone with apps and other files that can slow it down. The 4GB storage is a nice thing to have but be cautious with filling up the phone. It is recommended that you routinely clean up old apps and games you no longer use to keep the phone running smoothly.
The screen size is a very comfortable 3.5 inch screen that fits so perfectly and feels so niche in the palm of ones hand. The screen is very brilliant and if you set the brightness high, it is a joy to see and use.
The Centura has a 3 Megapixel rear camera that both takes still images and video. There are some interesting features about the camera:
When taking a picture, there is something called geolocation that basically records where the picture was taken based on your GPS location at the time. Some times this is useful but other times, you just want to turn this off. To turn off the “Store location” feature, do the following:
1. Open camera
2. Click the grid icon on the bottom left next to the zoom wheel.
3. click on the three vertical dots on the far left.
4. Click “OFF” next to “Store location”.
The camera also has three scene modes: Auto, Night, Sunset, and Party. You can experiment with each for the best pictures.
You can change the exposure, as well as the white balance.
Even though the camera is 3 MP, it has enough options and power for a great personal album.