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Samsung - Galaxy 5 Mobile Phone (Unlocked) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Buy!

    Posted
    GL22312

    This review is for U.S. based customers looking for a small & inexpensive smartphone. This phone fit many of the things I'm looking for in a phone, the biggest of which are built in wifi and inexpensive. It is literally a miniture version of the Galaxy Tab. The other features, which I would only occasionally use, are just icing on the top. Size: Yes, it is small. But it works for me because its primary function for me is to make phone calls or text. So if you are looking for a smartphone that will be great for heavy internet use, I would stay away from this one since it's so small. It's great if you just want to browse the web while you're at a hotspot. I easily browse the web using the WIFI, and being an android phone, it's got the awesome features of Gmail. I was happy that they also had a Google calendar app that I use to keep my appointments anyway. Apps: I would think most of the android apps out there will work great with it, some maybe not so much because it's so small (I downloaded a game that I could not play only because I could not read the text, and making it larger wasn't an option). Camera: I've only taken a few pictures, but it's ok. I'm not big on using my cellphone as a camera anyway. But it's fine. Durability: It feels pretty sturdy yet lightweight. Comparable to other smartphones. Some Cons: If you are in the U.S., you'll be hard pressed to find accessories for this exact model. The U.S. version I think is the Galaxy S, and it doesn't look like this one. I googled for a case, and only found 2 that were not just slip covers. The phone does come with a U.S. plug converter. It would seem it doesn't fit like the other reviewer said, but it does...you just have to really push hard. I went out and bought a car charger from a mobile phone store. I had the clerk open it to make sure it fits Samsung's proprietary plug, which it did. I tested it in the car and it works. So I'm confident I can easily get another wall-charger that doesn't require a converter. The manual leaves much to be desired...it shows you only basic "how-to" instructions. I'm good at tinkering with things to find my own way around, but I had one freak out moment when, while transferring contacts from my sim to cell, some of the contacts were corrupt. I decided to wipe my phone to factory and start over....surprise! It was in another language!! I had to google around to find step-by-step insturctions on how to find the language settings (it was, after all, in a different langauge). Overall, I'm EXTREMELY pleased with this product. It works great for my purposes, and the fact that it's unlocked makes it even more appealing -- No data plan needed!! Again, if you are looking for a phone that will be used heavily for internet features, get another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great with a few drawbacks

    Posted
    HappyAndroidUser

    This is my first smartphone, and I absolutely love it! It wasn't at all difficult to get used to using the touchscreen, and I love being able to do such a variety of things on it! I was afraid it was going to be too small, but I wouldn't want it much larger since I carry it around in my pocket. I only have a few complaints about this phone: -The wifi connection isn't very good. I have to be within about 30 feet of our wireless antenna in order for it to get a strong enough signal to actually connect. The status bar has to show 3 out of 4 bars in order to actually do anything on the internet, such as download email or receive Twitter updates. So that wouldn't be very convenient if I was trying to use the wireless while out and about! -The phone occasionally freezes or moves very slowly in certain apps. (Namely, AngryBirds and the ESV Bible application.) I don't know if that's the app's fault or the phone's. I end up having to go into the app settings and force close the app in order to continue working. -The battery status isn't very accurate. I'm never sure exactly how much charge my phone has because the status drops suddenly from good to empty. Then I plug it in, and it tells me it's charged in 30 minutes. But then when I unplug it and use it, it drops quickly. So I'm just in the habit of charging it regularly whether it tells me it needs it or not, and that works fine. Other than these three things, I absolutely love this phone and am very happy to have purchased it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Posted
    Homers

    This is my first smartphone. I got it to test the android water without committing to a 2 year contract. Since it is unlocked I just popped in my Tmobile sim card and started to use the phone. It works great and I am able to use lots of apps from the android market whenever I have wifi connectivity. I am using it with no data plan yet and will decide later how much data to pay for. The Phone is actually phone sized (not pocket computer size). Battery life is decent (2 days with heavy use). All feature are pretty responsive and easy to use (bluetooth, wifi, google sync, etc.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great HP with poor documents

    Posted
    aleka

    I really satisfy with my Galaxy S with lower price I can experience Android 2.1. The most unsatisfied thing is manual book look like had been changes by 'somebody'. I only found few paper manual even it not for Galaxy S :(. I have to download from internet! Battery is not good like they say in internet. If i use to play BirdAngry for 1 hours then I have too charge it every day. But overall it's good hp. My favorite one

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a good phone

    Posted
    yeiednappqh

    is a good phone for the price, have android 2.1, but dont have all the features that other andriod´s phone.... i recommend the galaxy 5 and i better that blackberry

    I would recommend this to a friend