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Samsung GT-I5700 Galaxy Spica

alaTest has collected and analyzed 523 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the reception and features, and there are some mixed opinions about the size.

battery, usability, price, screen, design

camera, features, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung GT-I5700 Galaxy Spica is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung GT-I5700 Galaxy Spica

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 79 user reviews of Samsung GT-I5700 Galaxy Spica from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, battery, price, GPS navigation, camera

reception, reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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

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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.

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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…

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
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: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / O2 / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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