Indotechboy — Samsung Galaxy V or Samsung Galaxy ACE NXT is a mid entry Android smartphone from manufacturer Samsung. It has device code vivalto3gvn for the one which built in Vietnam and vivalto3g for the one which built in Indonesia.
This phone is also has different model name based on region where it released. They are SM-G313HZ, SM-G313ML, and SM-G313H.
Samsung Galaxy V Android phone was first released on the 2014. Today in my country Indonesia, the price is around Rp. 900.000 or if it converted to US dollars the price will be around US +- $79.
Samsung Galaxy V Android phone Specifications
|device name||Samsung Galaxy V / Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite / Samsung Galaxy V Duos / Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT|
|model code||SM-G313HZ, SM-G313H, SM-G313ML (device code: vivalto3gvn for Vietnam built and vivalto3g for Indonesia built).|
|body||Dimension: 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.7 mm (4.78 x 2.48 x 0.42 inc). Weight: 123 g. Available on white and black color.|
|screen||4.0 inc, 480×800 resolution, 240 DPI screen density, TFT capacitive touchscreen 16M colors|
|SIM / network||Dual SIM standby. 3G main SIM, EDGE secondary SIM. Network: GSM / HSPA|
|sound||Alert type: Vibration, MP3 / WAV rington With loudspeaker and 3.5mm jack|
|camera||3.15 MP back camera, VGA front camera.|
|storage||4 GB internal storage (used 2 GB by system), external micro SD memory card up to 64 GB.|
|operating system||Android Kitkat 4.4.2 (upgradable to Android Kitkat 4.4.4 via CM11 ROM, to Android Lollipop 5.1 via CM12.1 ROM, to Android Marshmallow 6.0 via CM13 ROM, and to Android Nougat 7.1 via CM14.1 ROM.|
|processor||Spreadtrum, singlecore 1.2 GHz ARMv7 Cortex.|
|GPU||Mali 400MP, OpenGL 2.0.|
|communication||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot. Bluetooth v 4.0 A2DP. MicroUSB 2.0. FM Radio. GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS.|
|multimedia||MP4 / H.264. MP3 / WAV / AAC / FLAC player. Photo / video editor. Document viewer|
|battery||Removable 1500 mAh, Li-Ion. Up to 4 hours nonstop of hard gaming.|
Rooting method for Samsung Galaxy V
Known custom recovery built for Samsung Galaxy V
Known custom ROM’s built for Samsung Galaxy V
1. Stock based ROM for Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ
These are the ROMs that is a modded over stock ROM. It means you must install it from your stock ROM and cannot run independently:
- HiTech ROM – Stock based (tested)
- Nemoid ROM – Stock based (tested)
- Palents ROM – Stock based (tested)
- RevoOS ROM – Stock based (tested)
- Zentouch ROM – Stock based (tested)
2. AOSP based ROMs for Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ
These ROMs are based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) ROMs and are original projects intended specifically for Samsung Galaxy V Android phone. If you want to use different versions of Android on your Samsung Galaxy V Android phone with little or even no bugs at all, use these ROMs:
- CyanogenMod 11 / CM11 – Android 4.4.4 Kitkat (tested)
- CyanogenMod 12.1 / CM12.1 – Android 5.1 Lollipop (tested)
- CyanogenMod 13 / CM13 – Android 6.0 Marshmallow (tested)
- CyanogenMod 14.1 / CM14.1 – Android 7.1 Nougat (tested)
3. Ported ROMs to Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ
These ROMs are developed for other models of Samsung devices originally, but some people make adjustments, changes, and tweaks to the ROMs so it can be installed and run on Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ Android phone:
- AOGP – Android 4.4.4 Kitkat (tested)
- crDroid – Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Euphoria OS – Android 5.1 Lollipop
- FIUI Dev – Android 5.1 Lollipop
- PAC-ROM – Android 4.4.4 Kitkat
- PAC-ROM Lollipop – Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Tesla OS – Android 5.1 Lollipop (tested)
- Xoplax OS – Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Xperia Z5G – Android 5.1 Lollipop
Useful hacking tutorials for Samsung Galaxy V Android phone
- Fixing / enable write permission on external SdCard (may useful only on stock ROM).
- Linking or redirecting internal storage to external SdCard
This is very useful to to help and “trick” our limited Samsung Galaxy V phone storage so we able to install more games with big sizes data / OBB. There are two methods that I confirm works, it is by using:
1. Foldermount app.
2. XinternalSD (Xposed module).
Samsung Galaxy V Android phone review
Well, The price never lie so Samsung Galaxy V is a worth Android smartphone for its affordable price. With only singlecore processor and 512 MB of RAM, definitely this is not the Android phone you want if you’re looking for multitasking ability.
But this phone is good enough and strong. I have use it for almost 2 years with crazy usage for more than 5 hours/day and yet there are NO issue on the hardware I found. My Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ even have experienced hit by high electricity voltage from thunder when I use it while charging it on rainy day (how stupid I am 😀), I am shocked, the charger is broken, the phone accidentaly throwed by me to the ground, but it keep running normal until today, seriously.
Samsung Galaxy V gaming performance, although it has low specs, but the gaming performance is not very bad. Some huge size 3D games like GTA III, GTA Vice City, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, FIFA 14, FIFA 15, SIMS Freeplay, and most of games on emulators like PSP, PSX, Gameboy, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS running very well with no signiificant issue.
If you are looking for the best ROM to play game better on your Samsung Galaxy V phone, then I suggest you to change your ROM to CM11 or CM12.1. You can give it more performance by NOT installing Google Apps (GAPPS).
Multimedia, for multimedia I think everything is good I think from music to watching movie. The 480p video also run very well on Samsung Galaxy V phone.