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Samsung Galaxy Lite / Galaxy Portal / Galaxy Spica / I5700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Lite / Galaxy Portal / Galaxy Spica / I5700. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the battery and price are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. The camera and reception get negative opinions, and opinions are divided on the reliability.

size, performance, usability, price, battery

reception, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Lite / Galaxy Portal / Galaxy Spica / I5700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Lite / Galaxy Portal / Galaxy Spica / I5700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. The size and camera get less positive comments, while reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, performance, screen

reliability, reception, camera, size

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GENUINE SAMSUNG BATTERY MODEL NO. EB504465VU 1500 mAh SUITABLE FOR SAMSUNG I8910 OMNIA HD, GALAXY PORTAL, I5700 GALAXY SPICA, I5801 GALAXY APOLLO AND Samsung I5700 Galaxy spicaSamsung I5700 Galaxy Spica Mobile Phone SIM Free - Black

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica review: Stars serving Eclairs


Samsung had a slow start in Android but they are focused on redeeming themselves with some serious high-end devices. But the All-star team is certainly not leaving anyone behind and the Spica just got its 2.1 update...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps ; Android OS v2.1 Eclair, upgraded from v1.5 Cupcake ; 3.2" capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution ; 800 MHz CPU ; 3.15 megapixel autofocus camera ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver ;...

Inadequate sunlight legibility ; No ambient light and proximity sensors ; Erratic performance under Android 2.1 (noticeable lag in some apps) ; No Live Wallpapers ; No 3D view in the gallery ; No preloaded document viewer ; No multi-touch support ; CIF...

Devices like the I9000 Galaxy S and the I8520 Beam certainly have the lead but it's down to the foot soldiers to clean up the mess when super AMOLEDs, Snapdragon and WVGA projectors leave the scene

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Samsung Galaxy Spica (i5700)


On the surface the Spica looks like a very competent smartphone, but we're beginning to expect a lot more from manufacturers that take on Google's OS.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 Review


The Galaxy Spica i5700 is Samsung´s second Android-based handset for Europe and the first to feature support for DivX and Xvid video files. The latter is the ace up its sleeve in the fierce battle for domination of the Middle Earth…

Nov, 2009

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Samsung Galaxy Spica


Named after the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, the Samsung Spica is a spicy touchscreen cell phone and the latest in an aggressive franchisee. The Galaxy Spica offers a spacious, 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen, featuring 320 x 480 pixel...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (

Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700 - Welcome to a whole new world


Welcome to the Galaxy - the Samsung Galaxy series that is - Samsung's line of Android-based touchscreen phones. Although the company and brand has already released a few phones running on the most-talked about OS today, the Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700...

Good functionality, good touchscreen response ; excellent OS and interface

Sluggish processing, interface not totally ; thumbable

Most people are aiming for entry-level touchscreen phones these days and are most likely busy with the Stars and the Corbys and the Omnias. For those who have a few a more bucks to spare and is looking forward to a whole new experience in mobile...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: yuga (

Samsung Spica i5700


When the Samsung Spica came out a few weeks back, I was surprised with the retail price of the handset. It one of the most affordable Android-powered smartphone in the market. We looked deeper into the Samsung i5700 before handing out the verdict.

Disclosure: Globe Telecom gave me this handset for free and Samsung is an advertiser on this blog.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (

Review: Samsung Galaxy Spica


A good and inexpensive Android phone facing stiff competition.

Cheap for the quality ; Vivid, responsive AMOLED screen in most lighting ; Fast in most tasks ; Small but comfortable ; Better button layout than original ; Good battery life and call quality

Just Android 1.5; apps, features limited ; Android 2.1 update will need Windows PC ; regular AMOLED hard to see in bright sunlight ; Poor camera for both photos and videos ; Too close to rival phones in pricing for what you get

Design and the AMOLED screenThose who have seen or used the original Galaxy might be forgiven for thinking they're seeing the same phone. In many ways, they're right: the button layout is almost identical, and many of the proportions are just as

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: gary (

Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700


Samsung have given a new breath of air to their Galaxy Spica that we had been wondering on, in the Lite version. However, it's here in its wholeness and goodness and manages to step up another rung with Android to support it, as it runs on an 800MHz...

Nov, 2009

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Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite


Very similar in specification to the existing Samsung I7500 Galaxy, the I5700 seems to be a pretty conventional Android device overall.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy Spica (I5700) touch screen smartphone


Google Android is a powerful piece of software with huge potential, but currently, it has two challenges. As a new operating system, Android still has teething problems and it is still reasonably costly to manufacture a smartphone built on Android....

Battery capacity 1500mAh. Talk time up to 560 minutes on GSM, up to 370 minutes on 3G. Standby time up to 450 hours on GSM, up to 340 hours on 3G.

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung
Processor Number:S3C6410


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


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
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 Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology: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
Operating System Version:Android 1.5 Cupcake
Operator:3 / O2 / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No
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