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Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508

alaTest has collected and analyzed 568 reviews of Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and portability. The size and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the camera and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

usability, price, size, portability, battery

screen, reliability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The battery and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the sound and size.

price, portability, battery, design, durability

usability, screen, reliability, size, sound

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung GT I5500 Galaxy 5 - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - bar - Android - blackSamsung I5500 Galaxy Europa - AndroidSamsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Android Phone Vodafone PAYG

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 5 / Galaxy 550 / Galaxy Europa / GT-I5500 / GT-I5503 / GT-I5508 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and screen. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, screen, size

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung i5500 Corby Galaxy 5 Android Smartphone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Touch Screen - No Warranty - BlackSamsung I5500 Galaxy 5 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera and and Stereo FM - US Warranty - BlackSamsung i5500 Corby Galaxy Europa

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 review: Corby with brains

 

Don't know what Android is? Don't sweat it. Prepare to want one. The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 looks like a Corby, but walks and talks like a smartphone. More importantly though, it's got no problem finding an audience to talk to. With so many Corby...

Quad-band GSM/EDGE, UMTS 900/2100, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps ; 2.8" capacitive TFT touchscreen of QVGA resolution, 16M colors ; Android OS v2.1 Eclair ; 600 MHz processor ; 170 MB onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 16GB), 1GB card included ; 2 megapixel...

Small QVGA screen: not to good for browsing, limited choice of apps ; No multi-touch support ; Poor still imaging and video recording ; No DivX video support ; microSD slot under the battery cover ; No dedicated camera key ; No secondary video-call camera

The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 is the future. OK, now, take your time. Laugh it up. But it looks like the term smartphone is about to become meaningless. It won’t be too long before they are all just phones again – like in the good old times. The Samsung...

Sep, 2010
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Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 5 Review

 

The hardware of the Samsung Galaxy 5 is low-end, but don't be fooled by that – it masks a device with all modern connectivity options and Android 2.1 for a rock bottom price. Hopefully this will lure you enough to read on if you are interested in a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 Preview

 

The Android platform has gained an overwhelming popularity that certainly motivates manufacturers to stay on target and keep us occupied with new models regularly. Samsung has just become one of the notable runners-up with the introduction of the...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Galaxy 550

 

If you're on a budget and want an Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy 550 , simply known as the Galaxy 5, is worth considering. It runs on Android 2.1 and is powered by a decent 600MHz processor. SWYPE comes pre-installed and aside from WiFi and...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 5 - Affordable Android

 

Budget-conscious consumers can now enjoy Android with the Samsung Galaxy 5 which is, at the time of writing, the most affordable one out in the market. Although its features are quite few, functionality is great. This Samsung phone is definitely not...

Affordable price, great functionality

Limited features

Touchscreen phones are now cheaper. Smartphones are now cheaper. Android is now cheaper. Although we love the overall packaging and pricing, we are dispassionate towards the Samsung Galaxy 5. Apart from the abovementioned aspects, it doesn’t feel like...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Roland Hutchinson (geeky-gadgets.com)

Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 is a budget Android smartphone, that comes with Android 2.1 and a range of features. The Galaxy Europa comes with a 2.8 inc QVGA display and has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

It’s touch screen is capacitative – not resistive.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Pathik (brighthub.com)

Samsung Galaxy 5 i5500 Review

 

This is a review of the Samsung Galaxy 5, a budget Android phone which offers great value for money. It has some decent hardware specifications and runs Android 2.1 Eclair. It is one of the cheapest Android phones available.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com.products)

Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 review: Corby with brains

 

Don't know what Android is? Don't sweat it. Prepare to want one. The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 looks like a Corby, but walks and talks like a smartphone. More importantly though, it's got no problem finding an audience to talk to. With so many Corby...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Rita (fonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 5 Review: The Small Android Your Non-Geeky Friends Will Love

 

The story with Android has been quite similar these last few years: manufacturers seem to always be on the run to deliver bigger, faster, better, devices with more specs inside than anyone can humanly memorize. Dual-Core processors, 4.3″ screens, 3D...

Expert review by: (phandroid.com)

Samsung Galaxy 5

 

The Samsung Galaxy 5 also known as the Samsung Corby i5500 Android (Corby is known as Genio in the Europe) was first spotted in official wireless certification documents before being teasingly seen 'in the flesh' behind a glass cabinet at the Google...

I got some specs for you too including confirmation its packing Android 2.1 Eclair with a slightly customized UI (check the picture tab!), A capacitive 2.8" inch TFT-LCD screen supporting multi-touch, a 2 megapixel camera, 1200 mAh battery and all the...

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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