I have used a Galaxy Apollo (i5801) for about a year now, and I have to say it's by far the worst phone I've ever used. It's slow, it's UI is ugly (unless you spend ages rooting and fiddling with it - and even this never quite sorts it out), it's unresponsive, it looks and feels tacky. It crashes frequently - apps (including things like the dialer and messages!) crash, and sometimes the phone randomly hard-resets, forcing me through an achingly slow boot cycle. While this is technically a smart phone, it makes any internet related task an absolute nightmare. As a 'dumbphone' it's slow and clunky. It falls between two stools, and falls hard. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.
do you know if it will work with gingerbells? or how can i download and install apps on the SD card
i am facing prob wid my data connection. it gets disconnected automatically and after restart of fone or by putin in flight mode it comes back.have tried my sim on other phone and it works fine.
CliCk!, 30 Aug 2012This phone doesn't support live wallpapers.thats not true i have a live koi wallpaper on my galaxy3 so your info is inaccurate
Ashish, 28 Aug 2012Ok i have been using this phone for more than 1.5 years and trust me you dont want to buy this... moreLook.... The Huawei u8650 is better, but THIS one gets you in the door....
DOnt blow it for someone else.
As per me this phone is amaging........ i don't know why ppl are reacting too much regarding this.....
n Samsung Galaxy 3 is tough one too... in a single day it's fell down two or three time.... but there is no harm.
I m happy with the same.
radlin, 16 Aug 2012How can I install live screen savers. Tried it but doesnt work. This phone doesn't support live wallpapers.
How does it behave with 32GB card, does it have any issues with it? I'm planning to buy class 6 card, will it work okay? It's froyo 2.2. Thanks
Ok i have been using this phone for more than 1.5 years and trust me you dont want to buy this..
Initially when it was launched it was a good buy as it was one of the initial android phone and you could have njoyed all the features of android for not that much of a cost .. but if anyone is thinkin of buying it now .. please think again
Most important thing is that since this phone has been put of stock now .. no general mobile store keeps its battery as well.. and even in the samsung service center they dont have it in stock .. they have to order it..
now what else the battery dies down with in a day if you are connected .. then the phone is very very very slow even for opening just the basic things like contacts and call log ..
and worst of all it doesnt get upgrade to beyond Froyo Android V 2.2
My suggestion dont even think of buying this phone or you will end up suferring like me
This phone is excellent, it performs as advertised, even with the stock Android 2.1.1. I was reading these opinions and honestly, I don't know how people even break their phones so often. It never hanged, fast enough for a casual user, camera is good enough for its league. People need to learn how to actually use their phone properly. Oh, and despite its plastic build, Galaxy 3 is an incredibly tough phone, once it fell from about 1,5-meter height on the concrete (with some acceleration, too), battery cover and battery itself fell out. I have just put the battery and its cover back in the phone and started it up. Damage done = ZERO (0). Not a single scratch or any sort of malfunction! In my opinion, there are only 2 cons:
1. its rear slippery surface which provides weak grip (that's really the reason why it fell on the concrete in the first place) but that can be solved with a gel mask.
2. there is no light at all for the hardware keys at the front (a trend Samsung followed with some other phones as well, don't know why), but it's not a deal breaker by any means
Overall, I recommend this phone.
my phone goes to no network area it shows no net work symbol, but wen it comes network area it doesn't shows network symbol. i kept it in automatic network selection mode
Innocent, 30 Jul 2012how can I resolve this problem "SIM network unlock PIN"contact your service provider , they will issue a new pin after checking your identity
Erik, 12 Jul 2012Crap, crap, crap-Samsung galaxy apollo. This phone started having problems after one week: aut... moredude ur the only guy in dis world who will say this.. juz root ur fone,, take advantage of a custom rom... maybe CM7 based..