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Good: The Navigation is okay and just about does the simple things.
Bad: The keyboard is impossible to use and you can't really do much with it.
Comment: I've been using this phone for around a year now. (You may see my first impressions review below.) To be frank, I'd stay away from this phone. You cannot download apps onto this phone in fears of making it crash and slow down. Don't bother with customisations as this'll make doing the simplest of tasks very hard! Moreover, the keyboard is IMPOSSIBLE TO USE. Adding contacts is confusing (As if you put them on the Sim THEY WON'T SHOW UP!). Oh and don't bother connecting it to Wifi unless your really close to the router! However, having said that the navigation app is sufficient!
Good: Easy to use
Bad: Lack of battery,Looks horrid,Bad camera
Comment: I got it for my 11th birthday and now I am 12. I absolutely hate it and I hate everything about it apart from its easy to use. I think its quite good if you want a 'first phone' for children and pre-teens like me. I wouldnt say that its very appropriate for adults and I couldnt really see an adult using it. My Samsung Galaxy Europa gt-i5500 keeps on automatically turning off and I am not very pleased with it. I am definitely on the hunt for a new phone.
Good: It's an affordable "smart" phone with great features.
Bad: It's tries to do too much without having the processing power.
Comment: If you are looking for a phone with SOME smartphone capabilities, then this is the phone for you. Please don't be fooled by the phones' try hard approach this phone is not capable of much and don't be tempted to cramp things on to your home screen either. Having said this, the navigation app has got me out of a lot of deep s*** and it's web browsing capabilities are good enough for someone who simply wants to Google things from time to time so, social networking on this phone is a no no.
Good: The phone has a very good touch screen, quite good for taking pictures, good for running apps.
Bad: There is no flash.
Comment: This phone has lasted me for two years, and it's practically indestructible! It has survived many drops and has even survived a drop into water (after being stored in rice for a few days) and the screen is still perfectly functioning. I would definitely recommend this phone.
Good: excellent first smart phone.
Bad: Cannot move apps onto memory card
Comment: Glad this is my first smart phone. Does everything well. Looking to upgrade to something with a bigger screen now.
Had this phone for one year now, still works perfectly, even after a few knocks.
At 65 pounds on tesco mobile, i think it is the best phone in that price range.
Have given 4 out 5 stars. Only the battery life lets it down a bit if you leave 3g on.
Good: Cheap/affordable, decent Android features.
Bad: Exceptionally slow, small screen, poor screen design, terrible battery life.
Comment: Rubbish little phone. Cheap but not very cheerful as you'll be appalled by the painfully slow processor, which makes it impossible to enjoy games and many apps, the battery life, which doesn't even last a day and the small screen which not only makes typing a miserable experience but is also the sort of screen that, despite being capacitive, reacts to the touch of various materials as well! You have to smash your finger into the phone before it even responds, and usually it ends up selecting the wrong item. Also turns on in your pocket because of the buttons, and due to the, touch screen being weird an susceptible to the touch of other materials other than your finger, will call and text and drain battery life right in your pocket. Setting a password didn't do much help either. Avoid at all costs!
Good: it has good features..
Bad: low battery life..my 3G network won't work anymore..don;t know why..and i cant easily connect by wifi..0.o )):
Comment: i just want to have that 3G connection back..and wifi,,
Good: Reponsive screen Good battery life Decent included apps Good Twitter and Facebook integration Unobtrusive Android skinning
Bad: Too many buttons Screen too small for media rich activities Camera could be better No QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode Measly 1GB microSD card supplied
Comment: The Galaxy Europa i5500 is another small format Android handset, running Android 2.1 but also packing in a much more pocket-friendly price.
You can get it on deals from £10 a month, and SIM free we found it for £186.83 inc VAT at online retailers such as Clove.
This means the Galaxy Europa is a notch up the food chain from the ultra low cost Alcatel OT-980, and closer in price to the LG Optimus GT540.
So, all other things being equal it ought to be better than the former and close to the latter. In fact, we'd say it is rather better than both those offerings.
It has the Android necessities of Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS on board and there is 140MB of user memory, plus a 1GB microSD card in the box.
The build has a weird asymmetrical design that makes the phone look fatter at the top than at the bottom when viewed edge on.
That's an optical illusion created by the fact that there is a silvery edging to the handset that sits at a non-uniform angle. It forms the whole of the top plate, then slants along the edges so that it can form a lip on the bottom front of the handset. Clever, but not rocket science, really.
The actual dimensions are 56 x 108 x 12.3mm, and the handset is not thinner at one end than the other.
The plastic build materials mean the Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 is quite light at just 102g, but the plastic doesn't feel shoddy. We doubt the Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 will survive to many falls from a great height, but the odd drop from a table top ought not to cause it any real harm.
The shiny black backplate is a fingerprint magnet, and we aren't sure we need the 'with Google' reminder on the backplate.
The front fascia is positively riddled with buttons and the area in which they sit looks cramped, though actually using the buttons did not feel especially squeezed.
We are never really sure you need Call and End buttons on an Android handset and in this case there is a shortcut to the dialler hardwired to every main screen. At least the End button doubles as the off switch.
There's a nice sized D-pad which, like Call and End buttons, can feel redundant on a handset with a touch screen, though we can see why some people might like to use one from time to time.
Samsung has also found room for two extra buttons – one offering the Android Menu and Home functions, the other giving you Back and Search functions. There are very slightly concave, which helps with ease of use.
Samsung hasn't gone overboard with side buttons and connectors. There's a 3.5mm headset connector on the top edge, nothing on the right or bottom, and on the left a volume rocker and microUSB power connector.Samsung has skinned Android 2.1 so that while things look pretty familiar, there are plenty of tweaks on offer to play with joyfully thanks to the TouchWiz 3.0 overlay from the Koreans.
There are seven home screens, ready for you to populate with links to apps, widgets and shortcuts. The main home screen is the one you get to when you press the Home button, and oddly it is the one on the far left of the sequence - much like the Samsung Galaxy S.
That means a lot of screen sweeping to get to the far reaches of home screen number 7. We prefer the main home screen to be in the middle of the group.
At the bottom of each home screen is an array of three icons. One calls up the dialler, one takes you to contacts, and the central one drops you into the main applications menu.The Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 has the usual high quality Android web browser on board. The 2.8 inch screen and 240x320 pixel resolution do both mean that it is not always easy to see much of a web site when you go to its home page though, and text can be grainy and blurred. For web browsing we are fans of much larger and higher resolution screens.
Sadly a capacitive screen's usual treat of pinch to zoom is not implemented, so you have to do the rather more irritating double tap to zoom or use the on screen zoom button. This makes web browsing a rather less rewarding experience than it is on handsets that do support pinch to zoom.
But at least zooming is a reasonably smooth affair, and the Android browser understands about text reflow so that you don't have to scroll back and forth like a mad thing to read a page.
There is a YouTube client pre-installed, making it easy to get to your favourite video clips, and video streaming was very smooth.
Even the relatively slow 600MHz processor on board the Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 didn't seem to be a problem, and we did a fair amount of YouTubing over Wi-Fi during the course of testing this phone.
As we mentioned earlier, if you are web browsing or otherwise using the internet over 3G and suddenly decide you'd rather switch to Wi-Fi, you can just pull down the notifications area and turn Wi-Fi on.
This only works if you are in a Wi-Fi zone you've used before, though. If you need to log in for the first time you'll need to take the old-fashioned route and use the Android settings area to log on.
That's a pity – we'd have liked a link right through to where the Wi-Fi settings are from this nifty little shortcut.
Good: es un gran equipo es un android muy bueno
Bad: tienes muchas funciones
Comment: me gustaria saber como hacer la configuracion de calendario entre otras cosas gracias...
Good: I've had it for around six months and so far it has survived. It is a great music player and I have a ton of apps on it. It has a really nice looking screen and the touchscreen feels great. I would recogment this for people that want a phone that can perform for a cheap price. Also, i dont know why so many people are going on about the battery, its alright.
Bad: can be a bit slow at times, (takes around 5 seconds for apps tom load up and sometimes crashes, making you close the app) Also no flash or multitough and some games are not support6ed or run really slowly. Its not really a gaming phone.
Comment: I recogmend it.
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