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Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 697 reviews of Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and usability. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the camera. Some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy 3 i5800 Android Sim-Free Mobile Phone - BlackSamsung Galaxy 3 i5800 Android Sim-Free Mobile Phone - Black

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3 Unlocked Touchscreen Phone with Android OS, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.1 MP Camera+Video--International Version with Warranty (Black)Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3 Unlocked Touchscreen Phone with Android OS, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.1 MP Camera+Video--International Version with Warranty (Black)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 3 and Galaxy Apollo review: Galactic twins

 

Congratulations, it's twins! The Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 and I5801 Galaxy Apollo are both in our office and they're keen to show everybody that Android is great for lower mid-range phones too as well as high-end phones.

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 3.6 Mbps HSDPA support ; Smart dialing ; 3.2" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of WQVGA (240 x 400 pixel) resolution; multitouch input ; Android OS v2.1 Eclair ; TouchWiz 3.0 UI customization (on both, I5801...

Display resolution is too low; poor sunlight legibility ; Editing complex documents is very slow ; No free GPS navigation solution ; No Flash support for the web browser ; Video recording is poor ; The all-plastic body is a real fingerprint magnet

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 preview: First look

 

Smartphones for the masses is what Samsung want and Bada alone won't be enough perhaps to get them there. Why not the Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 then? A mid-range Android phone with a custom paintjob...

Android is infiltrating the lower smartphone ranks. Mission objective: cut down on expensive hardware features and provide a robust experience. The Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 does just that. The hardware won't make it a flagship, but with 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 3 Review

 

There is nothing AMOLED-y or Hummingbird-y about our Samsung Galaxy 3 here, but on paper it has all the prerequisites for a compelling mid-range Android phone. Seeing is believing in our case, so let's charge ahead and examine the TouchWiz-ed Samsung...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Preview

 

Android keeps gaining popularity and followers throughout the cell phone industry and manufacturers are falling over backwards to come up with new smartphones utilizing the operating system. Unlike the Galaxy and Galaxy Spica, the Samsung Galaxy 3...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Galaxy Apollo

 

Finally, proof that a smartphone need not be ludicrously expensive to effectively run the Android OS. Yes, you read that correctly -- Samsung is bringing affordability and functionality to the masses with its I5801 Galaxy Apollo (otherwise known as the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Pathik (brighthub.com)

Samsung Galaxy 3 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy is a new budget Android smartphone which has a 3.2 MP camera, a 667 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM. It runs Android 2.1 Eclair with TouchWiz 3.0. It will be priced at around $299 without contract.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (phandroid.com)

Samsung Galaxy 3 i5800

 

The Samsung Galaxy 3 i5800 is the latest addition to the Galaxy line of phones. With a 3.2 inch touchscreen and a 3.15 MP camera, it isn't amongst the highest end phones, but it definitely packs a punch.

Samsung has really jumped into the Android world head first and this latest addition shows that they aren't stopping anytime soon.

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Apollo

 

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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Galaxy 3 Android Mobile Phone

 

Samsung's Galaxy range of devices is gaining quite a bit of popularity and after the success of their Corby devices, the company is getting more of the spotlight. One of their latest Android devices is the I5801 aka Galaxy 3. It's offered up as a lower...

I’m happy that Android powered devices are becoming more affordable all the time. Samsung’s Galaxy 3 comes with a price tag of Rs. 12,300 (MRP) but is available in certain locations for Rs. 11,900 (MOP). It might not as cheap as Spice’s Android...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Apollo I5801 review

 

It may have updated software, but the Apollo lacks its predecessor's excellent AMOLED screen and it feels far cheaper.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1500 / 2100 / 3200
Battery performance:1300 / 1500 / 2100 / 3200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11 / 7
Browsing time (4G):11
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 8
Continuous audio playback time:45 / 84
Continuous video playback time:13 / 9
Standby time (2G):10.3 / 350 / 570 / 620 / 625
Standby time (3G):370 / 420 / 460 / 483 / 510 / 8.5
Standby time (4G):380
Talk time (2G):15 / 15.1 / 15.2 / 7
Talk time (3G):10 / 21 / 6 / 7.1 / 7.2

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer:No / Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: No
Voice dialing:No / Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.9 / 2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3 / 8
Maximum frame rate:25 / 30
Night mode:No / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.9 / 2
Sensor Type:BSI / CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240 / 720 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
SAR value:0.849
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.849

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / Red / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.2 / 4.8 / 5.7
Display number of colors:0.262000 / 16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 240 x 320 / 240 x 400
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1500
Standby time (2G):10.3
Standby time (3G):8.5
Talk time (2G):15
Talk time (3G):7

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:2048
Internal memory:170
Internal RAM:0.5 / 3
Maximum memory card size:32
NAND flash module capacity:4

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, WMV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3GP, MKV, MPEG4 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,MKV,MPEG4 / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8 / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA / CDMA,HSDPA,WCDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA,HSPA+ / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:2G, 3G, 4G / 3G / 3G, CSD / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in processor:ARM11
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GPRS/EDGE
Playable formats:MP3/AMR/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+/WMA/WAV/OGG/MID
Playback formats:MP3/AMR/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+/WMA/WAV/OGG/MID
Processor frequency:667
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: No
Customizable video ring tones:N
Direct printing: No
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.1 / 4.0 / 4.3 / 4.72 x 9.06
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:1.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Micro / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Battery Capacity:1500
Standby time (2G):10.3
Standby time (3G):8.5
Talk time (2G):15
Talk time (3G):7

Processor

Processor cores:1 / 4
Processor frequency:0.667 / 0.677 / 0.85 / 1.4 / 2.3

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.1 / 2.1 Eclair / 4.0 / 4.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:1024 / 170
Internal RAM:3072 / 512
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
RAM capacity:0.5 / 3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color of product:White

Video

Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.327 / 0.339 / 0.482 / 0.492 / 0.504 / 2.17
Height:0.504 / 0.508 / 4.33 / 4.45 / 5.39 / 5.94
Weight:3.77 / 3.84 / 4.69 / 5.93
Width:2.17 / 2.32 / 2.78 / 3.12 / 4.45 / 4.49