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Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 review: Corby with brains

17 September 2010 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 review: Corby with brains - read the full textDonít know what Android is? Donít sweat it. Prepare to want one. The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 looks like a Corby, but walks and talks like a smartphone. More importantly though, itís got no problem finding an audience to talk to...


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> In reply to Arnold @ 2010-12-16 13:29 from t7{M - click to readyes it has...moreover you can download appd for the same...there r many apps for the same function:)

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  • 2010-12-26 11:48
  • Uqqn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-12-03 10:37 from t7QL - click to readIt can be upgraded.........
Many Users have done it manually n Samsung plans to reveal it's Froyo update in January.(Based on a certain review).........

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  • 2010-12-23 03:05
  • utXn

I bought dis moble two days ago its the best mobile i hv ever seen in dis price range.though it has 256k colour bts it picture quality looks like 16m colour.the capacitive touch screen is d best part of dis mobile.I m lovin it.
if ur budget is arount 10,000 prefer dis one.

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  • 2010-12-17 04:09
  • ut3$

Does this phone have notification beeps or the like? Like when you have unread messages or missed calls and you did not notice it, will it beep to inform you about the missed call or unread message? How will we do it if it does support the same? Thank you!

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  • 2010-12-16 13:29
  • t7{M

hi i am having problem with this phone i can't change my wallpaper pics its too large and i don't know how to fix them plz help me out

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  • 2010-12-16 11:37
  • vGdb

how can i change my galaxy5 menu background colour
can v upgrade my software
can v install themes in the cell

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  • 2010-12-05 12:43
  • vG%h

this phone can't be upgraded to 2.2 T_T

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  • 2010-12-03 10:37
  • t7QL

> In reply to Maneesh singh, Dehra @ 2010-11-21 17:53 from Mfxf - click to readwhen is galaxy 5 going to be upgraded to android 2.2(froyo) any idea??

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  • 2010-11-25 09:59
  • utPy
  • Maneesh singh, Dehra
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Galaxy 5 is no doubt a good phone at such a price, Rs 9,100/-.. But its really disappointing:
1. The buttons below the screen do not have backlight- i.e. call, end, options, home, search, centre selection buttons.
2. Battery heats up a bit while using gprs,gps, charging.. but not too much. So its not a serious problem..
3. 2MP camera could b replaced by 3.2.

Impressive features are:
1. Mind blowing capacitive touch screen..
2. No flash required at night.. I dont know if its due to Android or something else, but pics at night are very nice..
3. No lagging in touch screen..

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  • 2010-11-21 17:53
  • Mfxf

> In reply to rIZ @ 2010-09-20 14:18 from u1tx - click to readonce it is upgraded to 2.2 froyo, u can now upload applications thru SD card slot.

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  • 2010-10-21 11:11
  • nC6v

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-09-21 03:12 from 0C3B - click to readyou'll get the froyo once 2.2 is already available but as of now it is not yet available maybe 1 weeks waiting

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  • 2010-10-21 11:10
  • nC6v

I'll buy this Android Corby if it can be UPGRADED to Eclair 2.2 or Froyo~! =]

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  • 2010-10-17 05:25
  • t7s7

> In reply to Bala @ 2010-10-15 19:11 from iwqW - click to readhey
the choice between galaxy 5 and nokia c5-03 is quite tough. but i have tried my hands at both resistive symbian and capacitive android. and i know for sure that the capacitive android is way better than resistive symbian.
the camera on c5 is obviously better my a long shot as the galaxy is just 2 and lacks a flash.
also if money matters to you id suggest u to take the galaxy as it is completely worth its price to every penny

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  • 2010-10-16 09:05
  • ttwi

this phone is awesome for a first android smartphone. bought this a few days back and the touch response blew my mind. and everything about this cell is awesome.
The accelerometer however is a bit slow but cant complain about that because it just has a 600 MHz CPU and is so low priced.

Bottom line don't think twice if you want to buy it.

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  • 2010-10-16 08:56
  • ttwi

> In reply to Bala @ 2010-10-15 19:11 from iwqW - click to readhi... for me i would give this an 8/10 (for galaxy 5). Sorry I never consider nokia phones, smartphones. Android are oranges. Symbian, apples.

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  • 2010-10-15 21:25
  • wrdR

> In reply to goodphone4me @ 2010-10-14 20:38 from wrdR - click to readHi,

Thats a very nice write up. Thanks for the response.
I am confused about Nokia c5-03 and samsung galaxy 5.
Please tell your suggestion. Also whats the rating you will give for Galaxy 5 out of 10. According to you, what are the best features of this mobile.? U can reply to also.


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  • 2010-10-15 19:11
  • iwqW

answering some of the questions asked here:
this phone does not support multi-touch. Although perhaps it will when Froyo is released by end of october 2010 by Samsung.

The 170 mb limit on device will be solved when Froyo is installed since it allows installation of apps and games on sd card.

this phone is amazingly fast. Faster than galaxy 3 for games. Nice display although only 240 x 320 resolution :( mmh who cares.

One more gripe, no LED notification to notify if i have missed calls or incoming sms messages :( You have to install third party applications that repeatedly tells u i have messages. I have installed a freeware and i have set it to vibrate every five minutes until i read my messages.

I bought the white one. I regret it because it's not all white, just the back! now it's a black and white galaxy 5 :p

Radio awesome, speed awesome. I have no problems with battery life. GPS quick fix. Although the gps applications like ndrive and igo is a little but dumb (not many features) when compared to Igo for windows mobile.

This is my first time using android and i must say it's better than windows mobile 6.5. Bye2 winmo :( you silly sonofabitch why do you have to become winmo 7 :( :(( ???

Oh and since the antennae is located at the bottom of the phone sometime phone reception can be considerably reduced when holding the phone at the bottom part. I see two bars can be increased if the phone is turned upside down. So if you are on a location with poor signal and you need to make an important call you can turn upside down like a bat and make phone calls this way.

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  • 2010-10-14 20:38
  • wrdR

> In reply to Sam @ 2010-09-18 04:20 from YQAw - click to readhey man! Do those Nokia get android?? I own a 5800 and i sure it can't beat android!
At that price, you can't get anything better. corby i5500 will get android 2.1 (and maybe android 2.2 in the near future), that's the point.

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  • 2010-10-13 17:18
  • ULPv

where do I enter the message center no? I'm new to android

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  • 2010-10-13 14:14
  • fjH1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-05 18:10 from t7y} - click to readYes, it is limited on the number of apps or games because of the screen size but hey! it is getting Android 2.2 Froyo update here in the Philippines hehehehehe! I'll buy it still.

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  • 2010-10-12 00:24
  • Qu8c

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