Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 - user opinions and reviews

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If you upgrade it to 4.4 it's not that bad. Still quite slow but it is faster than the firmware it comes with.

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  • 2014-08-27 20:07
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> In reply to secure @ 2014-05-18 13:55 from fsT5 - click to readYou can use custome roms
But i dont reccomend you

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  • 2014-08-08 13:54
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I got that phone when I was 11 it lasted me a year then it started getting really large I wasn't able to pick up calls cuz it would just freeze so my dad bought me an xperia u that phone has lasted 2 years I don't if I should get a nexus 5 or xperia z1 compact cuz they both cost 350 euros in Ireland

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  • 2014-08-02 11:23
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Vry bd phne always hang and vry poor prrfomance

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  • 2014-07-26 06:07
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please someone tell me how to update samsung gt-i5500. its firm version is 2.1. even i've kies also its says not available

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  • 2014-07-23 21:59
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the phone works fine with 4.2.1 android but you cant play any game with more than 15mb because it has very small amount of ram free
original rom is crap and cyanogenmod7,2 is the best performance rom for this little beast

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  • 2014-06-30 12:05
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> In reply to secure @ 2014-05-18 13:55 from fsT5 - click to readyou can't, even if you try to use custom rom. the hardware is way too low for 4.1

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  • 2014-06-28 10:55
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Hand mine for 5 years now,
hands on best £40 I ever spent, A GPS MP4 mobile 3g wifi hotspot with loudspeaker full internet access and youtube. I'd have given $40 for it even if it didn't have the phone function.

Great for a cheap intro to android. sessioned users will find it a clunky with its early gen hardware but if you've never had a smartphone before, this is a great cost effective baby step.

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  • 2014-06-20 07:05
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The Galaxy 5 is the WORST phone I have ever owned.

It echos when talking, drops calls, external speaker has so much static you can't understand the caller.


Verizon and Samsung have both blamed each other while I sit with a very bad phone. On top of that they sent me a replacement which has the same issues only worse.

They have also changed out the sims card with no change in the phones working ability!

Samsung and Verizon customer service had to call me back on a land line the phone is so bad.

I complained to Verizon within 3 days of owning the phone and was put off until the 14 day return expired now they want me to put up with continuing to repair a piece of garbage! Samsung knows there is an issue with the Galaxy 5 yet continues to sell it prior to resolving the issue. They continue to say They will do a repair. I paid $500.00 for a NEW phone.

Why can't they check a NEW PHONE for these issues and if they find a good one do whats right and give me the NEW Phone I am paying for today????

Oh I know they can't find a good Galaxy 5 in they warehouse!!!

BE CAREFUL!!!!

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  • 2014-06-12 17:33
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> In reply to mdhasan @ 2013-07-15 10:53 from PEqf - click to readnot working plz hely

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  • 2014-06-10 08:00
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how can i update the android version from 2.2 to 4.1

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  • 2014-05-18 13:55
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You have to "Double Tap" on dialing pad. The tap will enter a number!! When an answering system answers, and you have to enter an extension number... the "double tap" enters a number.,,,giving you an incorrect extension!!
How can this "feature" be removed?

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  • 2014-05-18 01:37
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-11 00:34 from vx@y - click to readhi, i confirm that it shutdown and we need to remove the battery. I noticed that if wifi isn't activated, then it doesn't shutdown. My model is 5500m.

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  • 2014-05-13 00:38
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> In reply to Ezzy @ 2014-05-08 20:05 from Nsj8 - click to readHi , I use Galaxy 5 too. Does your Galaxy 5 lag?
Because mine does..

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  • 2014-05-11 12:29
  • nC0$
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> In reply to Ezzy @ 2014-05-08 20:05 from Nsj8 - click to readHi , I use Galaxy 5 too. Does your Galaxy 5 lag ? Because mine does..

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  • 2014-05-11 12:26
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wau!! this phone is wonderful i like it thx to samsung group....

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  • 2014-05-08 20:05
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Galaxy 5 bbm ready?

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  • 2014-04-27 11:13
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..also, you can install Cm11 on it (4.4.2 kitkat), is as fast as Cm7

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  • 2014-04-16 12:25
  • ajS5
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I have one, my suggestion is to install cyanogenmod 7, it's waaaaayyyy faster than stock 2.2 :)

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  • 2014-04-11 13:50
  • pp}$
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Micomax Canvas 4 rocks!!!!!

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  • 2014-04-04 20:08
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