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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 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 design and battery. The screen and price are also appreciated. The reliability and camera get critical comments, and views are divided on the connectivity.

usability, price, screen, battery, design

features, camera, reliability

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 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. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The screen and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the design and camera.

usability, price, screen, battery, durability

reliability, sound, features, camera, design

59% 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

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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. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and features. There are some mixed views about the screen.

price, usability, camera, portability, battery

features, 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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

As you see, the Galaxy 5 is a phone that brings many of the regular phone features: with the D-Pad, dedicated call keys, small and pocketable size, and great battery life. It will lure the unsuspecting non-smartphone user into buying and trying it,...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Samsung Galaxy 5 review: the cheapest Android smartphone on the market that doesn't skimp on too many features.

 

The Samsung Galaxy 5 is the cheapest Android smartphone currently available in Australia. The reasonably stylish Galaxy 5 has most of the capabilities of more expensive devices, though its low res display and mediocre camera aren't impressive. At this...

Capacitive touchscreen, Loses minimal capabilities of more expensive devices, Swype text input

Glossy finish, Low resolution display, Poor camera

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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