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Samsung Galaxy Apollo Review: In Depth
6 April 2011
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is a good mid-range touchscreen phone. It’s slick, very easy to use and gives you access to thousands of apps on the Android Market. Available free on £20 contracts its certainly much cheaper than its bigger, more powerful brother the Samsung Galaxy S and as such it’s a good budget alternative to that phone. However the lack of the flash on the camera and the troublesome accelerometer are things to consider.
Excerpt: 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 end Android device and could make things for the Spice Mi-300 a little difficult. Here’s a closer look. Form Factor The design is chunky and although quite comfortable to hold, I’m not happy with the look.
Excerpt: With the success of the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung has already started targeting the lower tiered customers with the Samsung Galaxy Apollo. With slightly lower performance specs but a new, mirrored, stylish design this phone just may accomplish that goal...
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: In terms of communication quality the model is on par with modern smartphones. Ringtones are very loud, so you have no chances to miss calls if the volume is maximum. The vibro is average and it may not always be felt in a jacket or coat pocket.
The phone costs around €290 and will experience the pressure from the similarly priced HTC Wildfire.
Conclusion: Another decent effort Samsung. Only problem is that we seem to get new Android phones every few weeks. Will there be a better specced and better value one around the corner? I suspect the answer is yes.
Summary: Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5800). It comes with all the facilities provided by Galaxy 5 with some slight modification. For example, the phone has a 3.2 inch screen as compared to Galaxy 5`s 2.8 inch. As far as dimensions are concerned, Galaxy 3 will be of more length as compared to Galaxy 5. However, both the models have TouchWiz v3.0 touchscreen user interface. Regarding multimedia options, the phone very well supports all major media files, both in case of audio and video.
Cons: Very good SNS integration with contacts, Latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth standards
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy 3 should make a compelling mid-range Android device with its capacitive screen, polished TouchWiz interface with SNS integration, and generous battery size. However, the design is nothing impressive, and the CPU plus the screen resolution render browsing often choppy and pixelated.
Pros: Very good SNS integration with contacts, Latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards, Plays DivX/Xvid formats out of the box
Cons: Low screen resolution, Touch focus is hit-or-miss, Poor video recording, Lag here and there
Summary: The Android-based Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801's slick touchscreen, reasonably powerful processor and impressive multimedia features help it rise above the moderately priced smart-phone competition