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Samsung S5560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and design. The usability and camera are also appreciated, but many are critical about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

responsiveness, camera, usability, design, value for money

reception, features, GPS navigation, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 487 reviews)

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Samsung S5560 preview: First look

 

Ah, the futuristic appeal of touchscreens - consumers can't get enough of them. Enter the Samsung S5560. With a 5MP camera and Wi-Fi, it's two widgets ahead of the competition. The rest mostly follows the recipe for success...

The Samsung S5560 lacks 3G connectivity but comes with Wi-Fi connectivity. It's hardly the solution that most carriers opt for (and carriers ARE the biggest cellphone contractors), but we guess Samsung have gone for pleasing the end client this time....

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Samsung S5560 Review

 

The Samsung S5560 comes to fill the market gap in between affordable models and handsets like the Samsung Jet S8000. This is a likeable, feature phone that managed to surprise us with its capable 5-megapixel camera and usable browser...

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Samsung Marvel S5560 - Wi-Fi and 5 MP

 

Samsung has another phone for us and this time it is making a strong point that phones are not just about prices and special features but also about the users' specific preferences. There are so many phones out there these days that you would almost...

Convenient Wi-Fi feature, excellent camera

No 3G, No DivX/XviD support, no photo editing feature ; No social network integration; features are inadequate

The Samsung Marvel S5560 is a great phone, but the features may be imbalanced for some people. The phone’s functionality is excellent while the design has small improvements and still has a long way to go. The Marvel is just another option, mostly for...

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Nice Touchscreen Phone but Better phones out there

 

I've had this cellphone for four months or so,and seriously,there isn't much to tell....camera is fantastic and the images look as if captured in a digicam,thanks to the powerful flash and 5.0 MP...video recording is also decent...but no 3g and...

Camera 5 MP ; Flash ; WiFi ; Virtual QWERTY keypad

No 3G ; proprietary os ; themes not available ; web browsing slow and irritating

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Amazon review summary for Samsung S5560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung S5560 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, responsiveness, camera

41% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5560 Marvel 3-Inch WQVGA Display Touchscreen Unlocked Phone with GSM Quad Band, 5MP Camera, MP3/WMA/AAC Player, and Stereo Bluetooth (Black)Samsung S5560 Marvel Unlocked Quad-Band GSM Cell Phone with 5 MP camera, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth -- International Version with No Warranty

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good as expected

 

Very happy with the s5560 ,just had a little trouble in configuring with at&t website had to use samsung fly II (a927)all the applications work fine [...]

Attractive Design","Brilliant Display","Easy Navigation

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Great smart phone

 

This is a great light weight phone, with a nice look and cool design. I don't mind its simple, that's my style. I think it would be great if the music would only shuffle though. I don't mind the new way to view your phonebook compared to Samsung Tocco...

1. Color ; 2. Easy to use touch screen ; 3. Sound volume ; 4. Charm loop ; 5. Aux Jack ; 6. 5mp camera/video quality ; 7. Wi-fi

1. No shuffle in the music player ; 2. Screen scratched easily ; 3. Sticky-hard to press lock button

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S5560

 

the wifi problem is a big down for this cellphone . At first , everything was fine until now. it had only been 3 weeks that i have it. I was really happy with it. Now im kinda dissapoint . Still , i do recommand this phone because of the camera, the...

light ; slim ; integrated memory ; 5mp + autofocus ; QWERTY keyboard ; batter life ( mid usage 3-4 days on a single charge )

sometimes it is a lttle bit slow ; The shipping wasnt that great. the box was put in a box with it little protection. the cellphone box was damaged. Really not happy about it ; for the one that said that the wifi does have a problem. yes it does

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Great phone

 

Overall this is a great phone for the price. The only real problem i found was the lack of GPS as i use navigation software a lot. I'd certainly recommend this phone to freind

Responsive touchscreen. Miles ahead of BB Storm that i used to own ; 5 mp camera is pretty snappy ; Wi-fi ; Battery life ; User friendly menu ; PC Studio makes it easy to install games etc ; Looks good in white ; Has writing recognition that is not...

No GPS. Not good for emergencies or navigation ; Main menu/browser can lag at times when a lot of apps run at the same time ; The wifi's reception is pretty weak, so as the flash of the camera ; No 3g. Although wifi takes care of this problem for me ;...

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Great Phone

 

Nice Build, Not Bulky, great features,mp3 player, expandable memory, good response on touchscreen, brigth at day and nigth, overall its a great phone

had to call Wireless Customer service to activate MMS, other than that its all good, took less than 5 mins

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
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
XHTML Browser: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
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: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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