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Samsung i5500 Corby Galaxy 5 Android Smartphone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Touch Screen - No Warranty - Black

by Samsung
3.5 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
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  • 2.8-inch TFT LCD display
  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. Network: Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900MHz), 3G Band: 900 / 2100
  • 16 million Colors; Full Touch Screen
  • Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel with Digital Zoom
  • Operation System: Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
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Product Description

Be Cool, Stay Connected with Samsung i5500 (also known as Galaxy 5). This mobile is sleek and trendy with a ergonomic grip. Its asymmetric design adds modernity to the classic mobile form. You don't have to compromise your personal style. Phonebooks and calendars are all integrated and consolidated, so that you never have to search for a contact number and you never miss an appointment. Also, you can easily choose how they want to interact with people directly from the phonebook. Beside each name are shortcut links that connect to SNS, email, SMS/MMS for convenient communication. You will enjoy full integration of the Google, Outlook and Facebook calendar. What's in the Box : Standard battery, AC travel charger, USB data Cable, Headphones, Sync software and User manual.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0049PM9HO
  • Item model number: I5500EUBK
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,878 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Long time Linux user, first time Android user's perspective: I picked up one of these and bought my wife a Google Nexus S in January of 2011. The screen is roughly half the size on this one & there is a very noticeable difference while trying to run games or failing to run 480p+ video content, but it works just fine for me. Bought it as a Sansa Clip+ replacement, and I'm extremely happy with it. No comments on voice quality, 3G/EDGE or GSM connection quality - I have yet to test the device with a SIM card, and am using it solely as a personal media player. (I.e. I got tired of waiting for a market enabled iPod Touch competitor)

What it can do:
* Angry Birds - Some lagginess when a media player is cranking MP3s out in the background, but no major issues. Occasionally hangs up & has to be killed in lengthy sessions.
* Voice search - Requires installing the speech-to-text synthesizer, but impressive accuracy & works fine on this limited hardware.
* Froyo - The Latin America firmware seems to work. Not accessible through Samsung's provided Keis software, but available from third parties.
* Speaker - Respectable music playback & spoken word playback for its price range
* Camera - Take decent stills for its price range.
* Unplug/Plug-in pause/resume - Addictive feature, but likely common to many Android devices.
* Decent battery life - I've been charging it every two days or so, with regular use of the Wi-Fi in the evening and 3-4 hours of daily use as a media player with the screen turned off. Otherwise always kept in standby. (Again, this is SIM-free, no GSM radio usage.)
* Wi-Fi - WPA2 Wi-Fi support. Tethering seems to be an option in the Froyo firmware. Didn't check the stock.
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Unlocked phone have the advantage of letting you choose your carrier by just replacing the sim card.
They also are great for travelers since the rest of the world uses GSM. It's wasy to get cheap sim cards all over the world, saving you roaming charges.
MobileCityOnline supplied my order via Amazon. Although I requested second day air, 6 days elapsed between placing the amazon order and arrival.
They appeared new on arrival despite broken seals on the boxes. They came configured for Slovenia. So, you have to go into the settings (in slovenian) and set the language to english US. Kind of tricky but doable. Takes about two minutes.

From there after charging first time I installed $5 ATT sim cards and the phones were able to place and receive calls. The nice thing is ATT lets you choose how to pay when you set up the sim card accounts. You can either post pay or prepay. Since we're not big talkers I chose prepay. This setup actually works better than my Tracphone and my old Virgin Mobile phone. Every call pops up a window at the end showing what the cost was and how much is left. Nice. ATT's website also logs every call and transaction. Cool.

WiFi setup was straightforward. Connect to the access points it sees, maybe enter a password, and you're online. Once online you can click on the App Market icon and download whatever apps you like. The only bug I ran into is if you connect to access points that require a username/password to log in, and they use self signed certificates. You may have to use the Opera browser so the redirect works correctly and you can get connected.

Once you are on WiFi you can configure your google account and it will sync your google contacts and calendar and you have gmail in a shrunken down mobile version.
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This is a great little phone, with many android capabilities. I've decided on it, to give a try to the android phone interface, compared to my long experience with windows mobile smart phones. It is generally a nice cellphone, with v. good price for a smart phone. Just be prepared to do some deciphering to change the default menu from an Eastern European language to English. Once done, most of things go fairly well after that.
I'd list here my overall impressions after using it for about a week:
1- Well built & light handset, with small screen, decent resolution (don't expect AMOLED sharp, but it is good)
2- Responsive capacitive, single point touch screen (so no pinching or any other two-touch gestures).
3- This is essentially the i5500 Europa, which has the android 2.1, and android market access.
4- The camera is OK, but poor focus with mediocre images, so take it as it is, a phone camera.
5- Registering into the android market was a little slow, but I did it through registering my gmail account via wifi only, then things started to work well after that ( I use them mainly with wifi, without issues)
6- I'm trying to get the navigator to work with offline maps, but it seems tricky, I'll give update if I get it to work.
7- Using the supplied Keis software on win 7, I was able to sync with my outlook directly for calendar & contacts, in addition to Google sync too.
8- Finally, downloading the android app killer app is a must, so you can keep your phone running smoothly.
All in all, a great smart phone, with good and peppy operating system that you can try with pleasure, without being forced to commit to the obscene mandatory data charges & 2Y contract extension with your service carrier.
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