Reviews - Reader comments

Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica review: Stars serving Eclairs

Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica review: Stars serving Eclairs - read the full textSamsung had a slow start in Android but they are focused on redeeming themselves with some serious high-end devices. But the All-star team is certainly not leaving anyone behind and the Spica just got its 2.1 update...

 

Sort by:

> In reply to clive @ 2011-12-16 08:17 from f3R$ - click to readthere is already an update to 2.2.3 available since august 2012.. google for it.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-11 23:26
  • 3MRA

just want to know where & how can I upgrade this phone to vision 2.1 .I have 1yr using this phone but bluetooth is not working course of its vision 1.5 .I will appreciate ur help

  • Reply
  • 2011-12-16 08:17
  • f3R$

> In reply to shahy @ 2011-06-15 15:57 from mJCM - click to readThat's a mold-breaekr. Great thinking!

  • Reply
  • 2011-12-11 07:48
  • Lf39

Past 1yr 1month though I feel some lag on some time, but apart from that its really good. Using my mobile as my PC now. A perfect one, no plans for a new phone until this die by its own. Need to know how long does a smartphone survive in my hand. In the past 1yr dropped my mobile more than 20times, I actually noticed that my GPS is not working now, tried a lot options no good result, might be due to the drop. But still this works like a charm, not sure whether Samsung packs mobile with the same box for GII.

  • Reply
  • 2011-06-16 10:27
  • GZ1M

Can you plz tell me how to make the icons of the camera appears plz help as i cant find it, thanks

  • Reply
  • 2011-06-15 15:57
  • mJCM

I had this phone for the past 1 year 1 month and 10 days. Bes phone i ever had. I recommend it to both boys and girls because of its BADASS apps!!

  • Reply
  • 2011-04-14 23:55
  • i5}%

I m using the phone since last 1 year...Its a gr8 phone..Xcept some lag in opening msgs...BUT OVERALL ITS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER USED..

Just want to know if GALAXY SPICA vl get ANDROID 2.2 update or not????
If yes..when???
If no..Y??

  • Reply
  • 2011-02-04 11:37
  • 7jW3

i m confused between galaxy s and galaxy spice .. pls suggest .. i have to buy it today...

  • Reply
  • 2010-10-28 13:14
  • uB%n

I am having this phone for more than 7 months. The only thing i will say, dont upgrade to android v 2.1. The phone was quite fast and snappy, when using with 1.5 V. but after upgrading, its pain in neck. even opening call log takes more than 3 seconds usually, sometimes 5 seconds. all things got slowed down. even touch sensitivity. 800 MHZ cpu can't do anything, if RAM is so low. you need to be absolutely choosy to select applications to download. no more than 10 apps. if u r in need of one more, at least uninstall one of the previous 10. god bless you.
HTC are better with v 2.1; i think.

  • Reply
  • 2010-10-19 08:40
  • t}NF

I own this phone and it has 147 mb ram not 128

  • Reply
  • 2010-09-09 05:40
  • 2InP

"""You are free to rearrange the four icons but removing them or replacing them with others isnít an option."""

Actually, you can replace these 4 sticky icon. While in the main menu, press the "menu" button (top-left); tap "edit" and you can drag the menu around, including the sticky icon. To change the sticky icon with another, you need to remove one of these sticky icon first by dragging the icon to a menu page that has an empty spot, then add another one back by dragging in from the main menu.

  • Reply
  • 2010-08-14 08:39
  • sG}M

I'm a little confused, does the spica have a Amoled display or not? different websites note different speqs (sure android 1.5 now replaced by 2.1, but some speak of TFT, some Amoled, some LCD.) any ideas?
Thanks in advance

  • Reply
  • 2010-07-21 16:03
  • Tm}k

This phone are not available as they have gone back for "upgrade" as the store tells me. I think its for the "update".

  • Reply
  • 2010-06-05 14:26
  • 2SPR

to my fellow pinoys here, you can have a FREE android OS upgrade in any samsung service centers as long as it has the samsung warranty.

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-21 11:08
  • sUSq

That comparison with HTC Tattoo was really silly.

"If price is key, look no further than the HTC Tattoo Ė itís got the pedigree, itís greatly customizable and matches most of what the Galaxy Spica has to offer at a bargain price."

You gotta be kidding me! 528mhz processor, 2,8inch resistive screen vs 800mhz processor, 3,2mhz capacitive screen. Really, GSMArena? Really?!

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-16 21:07
  • S1MB

It has a very good battery life! 1500mA, note that. Nice and big screen is good for eyes. Google maps with street view is cool.

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-14 08:25
  • pE69

can you personalize the home screen using android 2.1 and how many text messages can you store in all folders? Also, is it true that it lags sometimes?

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-04 01:29
  • j2PH

> In reply to Anil Kumar @ 2010-04-18 15:31 from Trp4 - click to readtry samdroid.net, follow the instructions, or try samsung-firmwares.com, register they have all instructions on upgrading your phone to 2.1. than there's marketenabler app,you can using fake operator buy new apps unlike basic market app having just freewares, but with android market offering 60% of its app freeware you have enough to choose from.try the mods like deodex for themes, apps2sd to transfer your apps to sdcard etc, and at the end revert back to 1.5! with newer spicas having 2.1 pre-installed u need not mind it.try seeing youtube as to what this spica is capable of with mods.

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-02 11:47
  • Tr0B

Samsung is one of my favorite brands. Their products are really good quality. I also found some interesting mobiles on www.chinabuye.com. I can recommend that address to every good quality mobiles fan.

  • Reply
  • 2010-04-30 18:04
  • T5PM

I have spica android 2.1 but I don't see the voice dialling?
I tried long pressing the search key but didnt' work either.
Anyone knows how to do it?

  • Reply
  • 2010-04-26 06:18
  • Ui{k

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.