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Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 / Galaxy Europa / Samsung Corby / Galaxy 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews of Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 / Galaxy Europa / Samsung Corby / Galaxy 550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and durability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the camera.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 / Galaxy Europa / Samsung Corby / Galaxy 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 / Galaxy Europa / Samsung Corby / Galaxy 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Android Phone Vodafone PAYGSamsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Android Phone Vodafone PAYG

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 / Galaxy Europa / Samsung Corby / Galaxy 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 / Galaxy Europa / Samsung Corby / Galaxy 550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

83% 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 Corby Galaxy 5 Android Smartphone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Touch Screen - No Warranty - Black

Sep, 2016

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

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: 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...

Mar, 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: (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...

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 review

 

Have we finally got a decent low cost Android smartphone?

Reponsive screen ; Good battery life ; Decent included apps ; Good Twitter and Facebook integration ; Unobtrusive Android skinning

Too many buttons ; Screen too small for media rich activities ; Camera could be better ; No QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode ; Measly 1GB microSD card supplied

The Galaxy Europa i5500 is another small format Android handset, running Android 2.1 but also packing in a much more pocket-friendly price.

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: No

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM