Samsung Galaxy Express

NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Express at ATT

samsung galaxy express with nfc chip at ATT

A handset with mid-range specs for those who don’t need/want the latest high-end phone. The Samsung Galaxy Express has an NFC chip, you can read / write NFC tags and share with the Beam NFC app. It’s approved by VISA and Mastercard, probably soon an “ISIS ready” phone supporting contactless payments.
The Galaxy Express is exclusive to AT&T and runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Upd.; Not so exclusive anymore, in jan. announced for the rest of the world.

– 4.5 inch Super AMOLED™ Plus screen
– 1.2/1.5 GHz dual-core processor
– 2000 mAh battery
– 5-megapixel rear facing camera
– NFC, not a word about optional, but as I know Samsung, they just don’t tell us. In most nfc-enabled Samsung phones, the nfc chip is still optional!
Update; “January 28, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today launched the Samsung GALAXY Express, a..” Sorry, i don’t get it anymore, the phone is on AT&T’s website since November ’12. Further down the “new” specs for the non-ATT phone added.

  • Best Buy Co, Inc.

Specifications, AT&T phone

Rear-facing camera; 5MP AF with LED Flash which includes single, smile, panorama and cartoon shot settings
Zoom; 4x digital zoom
Live video capture and playback; Video recording and playback is supported up to 720p HD.
Front-facing camera; 1.3 MP

Music player; Google Play™ Music
Supported music formats; MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY
Streaming radio; Google Play™ Music
Create music play; lists

Text Messaging; Insert pictures, video clips and sound clips easily
Instant Messaging; Google Talk™, Ch@tOn

Mobile Email; Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®, Gmail™, Yahoo!®, Hotmail®, Office 365™, POP3/IMAP

Video & Web
Web browser; Android browser, HTML5


Cool Tools; Kindle for Android, City ID®, Ch@tON, Kies™ Air, Media Hub†, S Suggest™, S Voice™
Games – puzzle, sports, action, card, racing and more; Google Play™ Store (games available for download)
Preloaded apps from AT&T; AT&T Address Book, AT&T Navigator®, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Code Scanner, myAT&T, AT&T U-verse®Live TV*, AT&T HotSpots**, YPmobile®, AT&T Smart Wi-Fi, AT&T Locker™

Alarm clock
Call waiting
Caller ID
Personal organizer
Address book
Conference calling
Call Forwarding

World phone; Quad-band
Bluetooth® wireless connectivity; 4.0
USB connectivity – transfer data through a USB cable; USB cable included
Hands-free speakerphone
Voice dialing and voice commandsS Voice™
Hearing Aid (HAC) rating; T3,M3
TTY/TTD compatible
Enhanced Audio; earSmart™ Advanced Voice processor improves call clarity & sound quality
Ready2Go; Offers easy online setup and personalization of your new smartphone. See Quickstart Guide included in box for details.
AT&T Device Help; Device Help provides easy access to step by step tutorials and videos about features, functions and AT&T services directly from the web browser on the device (data charges apply). Technical Specifications

Capacity2000 mAh
Talk timeUp to 14 hours
Standby timeUp to 13 days

Size; 5.22 x 2.73 x 0.36 inches
Weight; 4.23 ounces

ChipsetQualcomm® MSM8960
Cores; 1.5 GHz dual-core

Internal memory storage; Up to 8GB
Expandable memory storage; Up to 32GB
Memory format; microSD™

Wireless Technology
4G LTEBand 4 and 17
4G HSPA+ (with enhanced backhaul)
3G – UMTS850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Wi-Fi® connectivity; 802.11 a/b/g/n
Near Field Communication (NFC); Open
BLUETOOTH® technology; 4.0
Mobile hotspotUp to 10 devices
FOTA capable – upgrade Firmware Over the Air

Operating System
Android™v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Display size; 4.5″
Resolution; 800×480 WVGA Super AMOLED™ Plus
Colors; 16 million

Predictive text for fast typing
Backlit Keys
Source; ATT.com

Specifications, non-AT&T phone

Samsung GALAXY Express Product Specifications 


LTE          800/900/1800/2600HSPA+   850/900/2100EDGE      850/900/1800/1900


1.2 GHz dual-core processor


4.5” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus


Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)


Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flashSub(Front): 1.3-megapixel Camera


Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8, 

Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & HD(720p) Recording


Codec: MP3, Vorbis(OGG), WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, FlacMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack

Content Features 


Samsung Apps 

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz

Samsung Hub

- Game Hub / Video Hub

- Music Hub / Readers Hub (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play 

S Beam

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads




Bluetooth® v 4.0USB 2.0WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hot spot

Wi-Fi Direct




Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro


8GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)


132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm, 139.1 g

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