Itís devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gio that helped Android gain so much ground in so little time. They are a better bargain than the uber-smartphone and find their way into peopleís pockets a lot easier. With that goal in mind, the Galaxy Gio must be an all-round pleaser of a phone.
They may soon be running out of names for the Galaxy lot. But it will be when number plates start to fall short that theyíll know theyíre in trouble. Back to the point though. Boy number S5660 is called Gio. Heís a teenager Ė mischievous and fun, too young for a suit and tie.
Itís a decent offer for the midrange: with a good enough version of Android (2.2.1 Froyo), good enough screen, a powerful 800MHz processor and a great connectivity set, ranging from 3G to GPS. Thereís little to complain about, save for the imaging skills perhaps.
Hereís the rest of what the Galaxy Gio has to offer.
The Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio obviously isnít a camera-centric device. QVGA video and 3.2 MP stills donít go a long way. But as a smartphone it has what it takes to be taken seriously.
The Samsung Galaxy Gio is a phone of compromise. If youíre looking to give smartphones a try, you may be willing to live without a killer screen and a brilliant camera. The Gio will be a good choice for newbies or budget upgraders, if the price is right.