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Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-I5801

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the camera and usability. The screen and responsiveness are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and features.

value for money, responsiveness, screen, usability, camera

battery, features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-I5801 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 92 reviews)

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo Review


The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is Samsung's follow up from the Samsung Galaxy S. Being sure not to overlap the target audiences, the Samsung Galaxy Apollo is aimed more toward the low to mid tier customers that the Galaxy S does not reach out to. Packing a...

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is truly an average phone that fits right in between power users and regular cell phone users. It's interesting to note that in the U.S. market, Samsung is currently planning a very similar phone, the Samsung Gem, and one has...

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo


The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is an Android 2.1 device with Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 overlay. It is currently available on the Orange network and also unlocked in the UK.

It has a 3.2 inch touchscreen and an optical trackpad. A 3.15 MP camera with autofocus is onboard as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo


The definitive Samsung Galaxy Apollo Review

Extremely responsive screen; Multi-touch zooming; Feature-packed camera; Great media and video performance

No camera flash; Awful Orange widgets & apps; No trackpad or optical sensor; Low-res video recording

There's no physical camera button, with the only other blemishes on the Galaxy Apollo's all-glass front panel being a tiny proximity sensor near the earphone


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Samsung Galaxy Apollo I5801


This budget Android touchscreen smartphone ticks many a boxes but misses a few too.

Good Value ; Responsive touchscreen ; Good battery life ; Surprisingly snappy

Low resolution screen ; Small screen ; No camera flash ; Slightly chunky design

There's no shutter button for the 3.15-megapixel camera, nor is there a flash, but otherwise the I5801 is reasonably well kitted out with the top edge home to a headphone jack and microUSB socket and there's a miscroSD slot under the battery cover for...

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo


Samsung's Galaxy Apollo offers a multi-touch screen and a good range of features at a relatively low price point.

However, the display does have one big advantage over the Portal’s one in that it uses capacitive rather than resistive technology. As a result, not only is it very sensitive to touch input, but it also supports multi-touch gestures such as...

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo review


The Samsung Galaxy Apollo - also known as the Samsung Galaxy 580 - is a Google Android phone that doesn't skimp on too many features.

The Samsung Galaxy 580 Android smartphone is compact and feature packed, but it remains overpriced compared to alternatives, particularly the excellent LG Optimus One.

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801 review


The Android-based Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801's slick touchscreen, reasonably powerful processor and impressive multimedia features help it rise above the moderately priced smart-phone competition

Responsive touchscreen with multi-touch support ; Fairly long battery life ; Good camera ; Impressive video playback

Chunky design ; Screen is on the small side

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801 is one of the best moderately priced Android handsets we've come across. The touchscreen is superbly responsive, the processor has enough grunt to keep everything running reasonably smoothly, and Samsung has added...

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Samsung Galaxy Apollo Review


Like the Galaxy S, Apollo runs Android and features a 3.2-inch touchscreen.

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is a good mid-range touchscreen phone. It’s slick, very easy to use and gives you access to thousands of apps on the Android Market. Available free on £20 contracts its certainly much cheaper than its bigger, more powerful...

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There's plenty of the benefits of Android on a well-made, budget

Disappointing snapper and slow GPS. The display is low-res and rather small

There’s plenty of the benefits of Android on a well-made, budget phone, but it can’t live up to the more expensive smartphones when it comes to performance

There’s plenty of the benefits of Android on a well-made, budget phone, but it can’t live up to the more expensive smartphones when it comes to performance

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Samsung i5801 Galaxy Apollo Review


To be honest with you I was not very excited about the prospect of doing the Samsung Apollo review. Within five minutes of playing with it though I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that a cheap Android phone that as far as I am aware is...

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
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:EE / Orange / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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