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Samsung GALAXY Gio

We have collected and analyzed 22 expert reviews and 179 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Apr 21, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 2674451 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung GALAXY Gio Review


Samsung announced a quartet of low- to mid-range Android smartphones in January, and the Samsung Galaxy Gio was in the mix there – an Android 2.2 phone with a 3.2” display, and 800MHz processor. Did the manufacturer succeed to strike the fine...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Brand (

Samsung Galaxy Gio


The Samsung Galaxy Gio Smartphone runs on Android 2.2 and powered by a 800MHz processor. Galaxy Gio features a 3.2 inch QVGA touchscreen display, a 3MP autofocus camera, Music player, video recording, Social Hub, Swype, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB...

A well-rounded Android 2.2 (Froyo) device; Affordable

No full Flash support

While known as "jewel" in Italian, the Samsung Galaxy Gio does not quite possess the shine and luxury but at the price point of RM 799, it’s still a pretty good deal if you’re looking for a middle range Android device. However as mentioned in the...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Sandy Samra (

Samsung Galaxy Gio Review


Samsung Galaxy Gio is a mid-range Android 2.2 smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy family. The phone is all about connectivity and multimedia features. It is a small smartphone with an amazing design and enhanced features for those who want to stay...

With an amazing 3.2 inch TFT touch screen, 800MHz processor, Android 2.2, 3MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, the smartphone is a complete entertainment package. However, Samsung Galaxy Gio’s processor could easily have been 1GHz and the OS Android 2.4, but overall...

Mar, 2011

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Samsung Galaxy Gio


The ever-expanding Samsung Galaxy series of Android smartphones expanded again today, with four new handsets filling out the bottom of the range, mostly due to hit the shelves sometime this quarter

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (

Samsung Galaxy Gio hands-on - Pocket-lint


Boy has Samsung been busy with its Galaxy range. It's already got the Ace, Fit and Mini as entry-level smart Android devices, but has added yet another,

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (

Samsung Galaxy Gio


The Samsung Galaxy Gio is outstanding value for money, basically delivering last year's best smartphone experience in a cheaper, affordable package.

Outstanding performance ; Decent screen for the price ; Full range of connectivity and software

No camera flash

If you're looking to dodge a carrier contract and have AU$200 to spend on a phone, we highly recommend the Galaxy Gio. It's 3.2-inch display is better than its rivals, and the performance of this system is outstanding. It runs an older version of the...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

Samsung Galaxy Gio Review


"The Samsung Galaxy Gio is a rather slick-looking mid-range touchscreen phone that runs on Android 2.2."

The Samsung Galaxy Gio is coming to the UK in March.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Hanleigh Daniels (

Samsung Galaxy Gio


The Korean tech firm Samsung's Galaxy range is populated by a variety of Android-operating inhabitants. TechSmart reviews one which is targeted at the first-time smartphone users or limited-budget crowd.

Really good display, very good photo quality from its budget 3.15 MP camera, nice compact size.

Video recording capability not as good as the stills, no flash for camera and plasticky design.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Carly Page (

Samsung Galaxy Gio


The Galaxy Gio is the forgotten member of Samsung's 2011 line-up, seemingly overshadowed by the Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Mini. However, with its low-end price-tag and host of Android goodies - did the Galaxy Gio manage to grab our attention?

The Samsung Galaxy Gio is by no means a cutting-edge smartphone, and lets itself down with its poor camera smarts and lack of Flash support. Still, with its excellent screen and high-speed connectivity, it's a viable option for those in the market for...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

The best affordable smartphone 2011.


A problem with buying a smartphone on a budget is that you often need to sacrifice one thing for another. The Samsung Galaxy Gio does well to bring a complete smartphone experience to the masses, given its pricetag.First we'll look at the screen ...

Fast UI, Affordable, Vivid Screen, Great build quality, 3mp camera is surprisingly good

Limited internal storage, no Gorilla Glass, somewhat weak GPU (Adreno 200 Graphics). Low video resolution

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1350
Battery performance:1350
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):610
Standby time (3G):460
Talk time (2G):10.6
Talk time (3G):6.6

Call Management

Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: No
Digital Zoom:3
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Maximum frame rate:15
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Black&White, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera: No
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent


Color of product:Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:3.2
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, OGG / AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900, 2100
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Ringer type:MP3


Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
SyncML: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2.1
SyncML: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:158
Internal storage capacity:150
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.478 / 0.48
Height:4.35 / 4.37