Conclusion: Apart from the button issue it seems to do most things well. Some of it’s competitors are better but if you are looking for value for money then the Galaxy Portal is worth considering. From only £12 per month on contract it is a bargain. Spend a little more and you could do a lot better though.
Excerpt: The Galaxy Portal is an entry-level addition to Samsung's Android army. Read our review to see if it's the budget Android phone you've been waiting for. NB: Our review model came with Android 1.5 (Cupcake) installed but we understand that certain retailers will sell the Galaxy Portal with Android...
Excerpt: Smartphones running the Android platform are popping up thick and fast now, and it is becoming increasingly important for them to have an angle, something special, different, alluring to draw you to them
Summary: The Galaxy Portal has a solid, attractive case though the plethora of buttons beneath the screen may look too busy for some. Android’s operating system is pleasingly simple and enjoyable. This is maximised by Samsung through the placing of the Augmented Reality Layar on the home screen.
Pros: The phone is decently priced and fits the hand well
Cons: Irritating screen unlock, average camera and elderly-looking version of Android
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Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Portal (as sold by T-Mobile; also known as the Galaxy Lite) is a relatively cheap Android smartphone with an AMOLED screen. It's visually similar to the earlier GT-I7500 Galaxy, but incorporates many positive changes, not least of which is Android 2.1.