Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy 5 / Europa / i5500 / i5503
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2 years later, STILL GREAT!
Fried Wonton "FW", Amazon
17 May 2014
Summary: I bought this from another vendor back in 2011 (it was $178 at the time -- the cheapest name brand smart phone....price has gone down significantly!). Then I bought another one for my mom in 2012 from Amazon. Unfortunately she lost it a year later. My phone still runs great 3 years later.
Summary: My main motivation for buying this phone was it cost less than having a cracked screen repaired. No problems connecting to Rogers and WiFi. Android 2.1 is easy to use, but is getting a little old (4yrs next Jan).
Excerpt: Just bought it last year and it is a remarkable phone! It could support the latest andriod 4.1 with many things scaled down. (find how yourselves) Battery life is so-so after kept listening to music and reading comics, but shockingly long when left it by itself(lasted about 4 days without offing...
Pros: great for gaming, sleek,sturdy build, good battery life, standard music player with 3.5mm jack, cheap, light, CM mod ready (google cyanogen mod for galay 5 if you do not understand my post)
Cons: irritating samsung apps that is never used, Armv6 cpu, small screen, is not upgraded to andriod 2.3
Excerpt: If you are looking with a good smartphone with lots of features than this is a great phone for you. It comes with android 2.2 and can be found on Amazon for under $150 for an unlocked phone. I have had mine since Feb.
Pros: Price is excellent, Light and Easy to Handle
Cons: Does not support flash, No front camera. Cant make video calls
Summary: Of course you must understand what you are buying. The screen is barely enough for applications like instant messengers and such. Proves to be quite good as a GPS (again, consider the screen size), locks in fast and is accurate. I use it (with a Froyo 2.2 installation, see [...