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Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and camera. The value for money and design also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the screen and features.

responsiveness, design, value for money, camera, battery

features, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Galaxy 551 review: Value line


The Samsung Galaxy 551 is something that should have happened a long time ago. This is not to say that the form factor was out of favor with Samsung. But it took a slew of CDMA messengers to finally see a QWERTY ...

Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support ; 3.2" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of WQVGA (240 x 400 pixel) resolution ; Great QWERTY keyboard ; Android OS v2.2 with TouchWiz launcher ; 667MHz...

Glossy plastic is a smudge magnet and scratch-prone ; No dedicated camera key ; No Adobe Flash support ; No live wallpaper support ; No secondary video-call camera ; No DivX/XviD video support out of the box ; No document viewer

After a number of CDMA QWERTY messengers deployed stateside, Samsung’s intentions are clear – continue to serve an underserved niche. There’s nothing particularly exciting about the Galaxy 551 in terms of styling or features but Samsung’s first QWERTY...

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Samsung I5510 Review


At the IFA 2010 expo, a Samsung i5510 was spotted, boasting Android 2.2 and a physical QWERTY keyboard, in a fairly slim package. Now we have a review unit of the device, and will put it through its paces so you can judge how TouchWiz 3.0 and Froyo get...

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Samsung Galaxy 551 Reviewed


A review of the Samsung Galaxy 551, we take a look at the phones design and user interface in the first part of our review on the Samsung 551.

The Samsung Galaxy 551 is like a Ferrari with wooden wheels, or a 5 star restaurant with paper plates. As promised we took off the makeup and discovered that perhaps this model is not as beautiful as it appeared at first glance.


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Samsung Galaxy 551 - Android Messenger


Because of Android's impressive user interface and overall functionality, most of its phone models are touchscreen. Rarely will you see a QWERTY on slide phone. The most well-known of its type is the Motorola MILESTONE, but not because of its features...

Great for heavy messaging

Build not solid, average only processing speed

The Samsung galaxy 551 is not monumental or anything, but it is still a good phone particularly for heavy messaging. The phone doesn’t really wow. It’s a portfolio phone and targets few people of specific preference. Android makes up for its...

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Samsung Galaxy 551


Here comes Samsung with yet another phone in the Galaxy line. This time it's in the form of the full QWERTY Samsung Galaxy 551.

With a 3.2 inch screen and a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy 551 is a nice mid level Android phone for all you enthusiasts out there. Expect it to drop sometime in November.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

value for money, camera, design, battery, build quality


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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510 Unlocked Phone with Android OS, Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, 3.2MP Camera and Wi-Fi-Unlocked Phone - International Version - BlSamsung Galaxy 551 I5510 Unlocked Phone with Android OS, Slide-Out AZERTY Keyboard, 3.2MP Camera and Wi-Fi-Unlocked Phone - International Version - BlSamsung Galaxy 551 I5510 Unlocked Phone with Android OS, Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, 3.2MP Camera and Wi-Fi-Unlocked Phone - International Version - Bl

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Great little phone


The first thing you will notice about this phone is how light it is. My old andoid phone was a brick compared to this. It's light and thin, yet has a big enough screen for most things you'll do on a phone.There's no predictive text, which I like, but...

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Samsung Galaxy 551 Android phone


Android smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards are a rarity compared to their touchscreen keyboard counterparts, but Samsung is keen on offering t...

Full QWERTY keyboard ; Reasonable outright price ; Most functions and features of Android

Limited internal memory ; No Flash support or live wallpapers ; Modest processor

The Samsung Galaxy 551 combines a full QWERTY keyboard and Google's Android operating system at a competitive price.

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Samsung Galaxy 551


The Galaxy 551 is way overpriced for what's on offer. It delivers a decent, if buggy, smartphone experience, and the keyboard is good but you needn't spend this much for a comparable device.

Excellent QWERTY keyboard ; Android delivers great smartphone features

Cheap, plastic feel ; Some software instability ; Crumby camera ; Expensive for what you get

Between Samsung and Telstra, someone has set the price of the Galaxy 551 way too high. Whether you choose to pay AU$480 outright or AU$59 per month, the Galaxy 551 just isn't worth it. The keyboard is excellent and Android 2.2 does offer loads of great...

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Samsung Galaxy 551


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: 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 + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes


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

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.2 Froyo
Operator:Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


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