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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review
8 April 2014
Conclusion: The Galaxy S 5 is a healthy update to the series. With the Galaxy Note 3's release last year we saw a device that ultimately became the new flagship from Samsung. The GS5 takes the crown back for those users who want a more reasonably sized device. The GS5 sees upgrades across the board compared to its predecessor. The underlying silicon is both faster and more power efficient.
Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5: Old News is Still Good News
30 September 2012
Summary: Overall opinion: The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 is one of the best introductory, low-priced smartphones available. It may be “old news,” but sometimes, that’s the best kind of news. Don’t overlook this 2010 model.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Europa is a decent mid-range Android phone. It runs Android 2.1, gives you access to the wide range of apps on the Android Market and is easily customisable. The low-res screen and 2-megapixel camera do make the Galaxy Europa feel a bit old hat next to the slighty-more expensive Galaxy Apollo, which features a more powerful camera and a sharper screen.
Excerpt: This is a review of the Samsung Galaxy 5, a budget Android phone which offers great value for money. It has some decent hardware specifications and runs Android 2.1 Eclair. It is one of the cheapest Android phones available.
Summary: The I5500 Galaxy 5 is the latest offering from the house of Samsung. It is also known as the Samsung i5500 Corby Smartphone or Samsung Europa. Technically a very polished product, the sleek Samsung Galaxy cell phone comes with a very user friendly interface. This lets you perform all essential duties very easily. This slim, lightweight model is loaded with some terrific features.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 is a budget Android smartphone, that comes with Android 2.1 and a range of features. The Galaxy Europa comes with a 2.8 inc QVGA display and has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. There is a two megapixel camera with a built in LED flash and it is capable of taking still photos and recording video, and the handset is compact and light weighing in at just 102 grams and measuring 56 x 108 x 12.3mm.
Conclusion: The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 is the future. OK, now, take your time. Laugh it up. But it looks like the term smartphone is about to become meaningless. It won’t be too long before they are all just phones again – like in the good old times. The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 is the right sort of step – slow and cautious – into a world where every phone is a smartphone. And it seems pretty obvious that Android is the right OS. But let’s not get carried away.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/EDGE, UMTS 900/2100, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, 2.8" capacitive TFT touchscreen of QVGA resolution, 16M colors, Android OS v2.1 Eclair, 600 MHz processor, 170 MB onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 16GB), 1GB card included, 2 megapixel camera with geotagging, QVGA video @ 15fps, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB slot, Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, Excellent audio, FM radio with RDS, TouchWiz UI v3.0, Accelerometer for UI auto-rotate, Social ...
Cons: Small QVGA screen: not to good for browsing, limited choice of apps, No multi-touch support, Poor still imaging and video recording, No DivX video support, microSD slot under the battery cover, No dedicated camera key, No secondary video-call camera
Excerpt: If you’re on a budget and want an Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy 550 , simply known as the Galaxy 5, is worth considering. It runs on Android 2.1 and is powered by a decent 600MHz processor. SWYPE comes pre-installed and aside from WiFi and Bluetooth, the Galaxy 5 also boasts 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity. Imaging however is not the 5's strongest suit.