Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Lite / Galaxy Portal / Galaxy Spica / I5700
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Sound quality 10
Battery performance 7
Build quality 10
Good low-cost phone
Dumbledore27, Phone Arena
17 July 2012
Excerpt: This is my first android phone ever and I have to say it's not bad, regardless its "age". I bought it used for only €70. At first I had problems using it because it's impossible to turn off data transfer so if WiFi isn't available, it'll automatically connect to 3g/other carrier-provided network. Other than that, it works perfectly. Another negative experience is programming for android.
Pros: Small, responsive
Cons: Can't turn off data transfer, Old version of android
best lowcost droid phone yet, even though its been 1 1/2 year since release
display name, Phone Arena
19 April 2011
Excerpt: This is an old phone (2009 model), and still its specs and functions are impressive for a low cost droid phone. 800 mhz cpu, mid range resolution, android 2,1, 1500 mAh battery, divx compatability,and physical back, home, menu, left, right, up, down, ok buttons, of which most android devices seem to lack (strange). There is no new devices better than this one for a similar cost.
Excerpt: The GalaxySPICA is my first Android phone and i can say that although not a lot of people can be seen using this phone but this is really a good phone. I have no hesitation to say that i am proud to be a owner of this good Android Phone.Design:My SPICA is Black Red and it look really attractive. There is only Black and red for sale in Singapore.
Excerpt: guess what? spica is the cheapest android 2.1 u can bargain for (actually any android phone). and by the word cheap, don't be confused chinese phone cheap. its got the hardware that could put any high ender HTC to shame. we are talking 800 Mhz processing capabilities and a 3.2" screen (better than ya. Tattoo!) with a 1500 MAh batt for enhanced battery life. For the starters, i got it for 12,500 INR thats roughly 260 USD. seriously, a LOOT.
Pros: # Android OS v2.1 Eclair, upgraded from v1.5 Cupcake, # 800 MHz CPU, # Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver, # Nice DivX/XviD video player, # Voice dialing and search, # Equalizer presets, first in the Android kingdom, # Samsung's TOuchwiz UI, # OneTouch zoom in gallery, # 3.5mm audio jack, # Full blown android marketplace support, # 1500 MAh battery
Cons: # No Flash support for the web browser, # Poor sunlight legibility, # Oldie gallery view, # Camera shutter key, autofocus on one press and click on release, # No preloaded document viewer, # CIF video recording
Summary: Great little phone which I have used for years. It does have some issues. Poor battery life, although most smartphones are not great on this. Also I could never get my mp3s to work properly with it. On the positive. It is good for listening to the radio and the camera is excellent. Took this on holiday to Colorado and got some good pictures. I bought it for £85 a couple of years ago, but you can get it for alot cheaper now.
Summary: This a really good phone and iv noticed a few of the reviews have said the battery life isn't very good but in my opinion, it is! like any phone if your not off it the full day it will run out of battery but if your on and off your phone then it's brilliant, I'm actually selling mines as the contract has ended and i'm moving up in the world of phones but this is a fantastic phone, go into your local store and try it out, it truly is a great phone.
Summary: In contrast with some of the reviews here, I think this is a good phone. Mine is running Android 2.1, thanks to a previous owner who sold it to me second hand on Amazon. I find it works very well, is quite fast, a convenient size, sounds good and is good at getting a signal in poor reception areas. Certainly the battery life is not as good as a simpler phone: I need to charge it on average once a day if I use it.