Yeah so , i bought this phone recently at Rs. 10500 ( 236USD ). Samsung 551 is a very nice phone considering its value for price . i wanted to post the cons first which is really irritating that its battery life is really low indeed . even at home when my Wi-fi is on battery life is about 6-8hours . my previous nokia phone could last a day atleast . my advice is turn on wi fi / edge / 3G only when needed . it also has some software problems . i downloaded some apps from android market but when i restarted the phone they disappeared ( though they were still there ) . it started hanging little bit, but on pressing the center button it works fine . it does not support live wallpaper but someone on youtube.com has uploaded a video how to do it . the screen's resolution is little low .
after reading these cons maybe you would change your mind of buying this phone but actually the phone is amazing, you'll get used to the cons ( except for battery thing ) . slider keyboard is comfrtable and soft . using it is very easy . gingerbread version update should be there . looks are good . its very glossy . no flash but i think its useless . 3mp camera but i think evryone has a digicamera these days . notification bar is good . touch is like the one in iphone . UI is nice .thats all i remember right now . if you have a low budget and want a phone like this ( with slider qwerty and capacitative touchscreen with android ) and you are little patient about phone . its a thumbs up for you .
i am using this phone from past 3 months its awsome . i believe that phone has some negative aspects like
but believe me they are true from one .
phone only lacks its battery while using constant internet while isf u play games constantly for 1-2 hours only 10 to 15 % battery reduction is there.
processor is good for this price.
its value for money phone.
i bought this phone 2 minths ago.
and believe me its value for money.
those people who are ceying foul over low processor speed should buy galaxy s2 coz this phone isnt a gaming spot. its a very good starting android phone.
i saw people facing a llot of problem.
1. the preinstalled browser is slow n crap dolwnload a new one from market i recommend ucbrowser. i am gettin speeds upto 100kbps on 3G network without a 3G recharge.
2. you can always do away unneccesary tasks by the handy taskmanager. close ur wifi and uncheck data enabled and switch to 2G saves a lot of battery.
3. it has only 160mb internal memory well i recommend u to download app to sd pro.. it converts the files so that they can be transferred to sd card.
4. you can run java apps n games by using jbed emulator.
5. as gingerbread update is most likely not coming i would recommend rooting after ur warranty expires.
6. u can dowload a document viewer for free like document to go.
go to umnet.com for free pro unlocked version.
7. video call supported by 3rd party clientslike tango.
post queries i will be happy to help
hey i want to buy this phone..many of my friends have this phone..bt in the market it is not available..please dont stop the production
Palani, 21 Jul 2011How to install the application in memory card.
All Android application are downloading and ... moreAfter intalling an app,go to settingd,applications,manage application and select the apllication you want to move to sd card and then select option "Move to Sd card"
Note:Not all apps can be moved to SD card
How to install the application in memory card.
All Android application are downloading and directly installing in phone memory. Phone memory very less now
jayurz, 20 Jul 2011how to root this fone ?Just google for "Rooting using super one click"....And here is a custom ROM...infact the only custom ROM available for galaxy 551
hello....can anyone of you plz tell me how to add a photo to a contact???
can i play games like nfs shift and angry birds on this phone without any lags..plz tell me coz i wanna buy this phone
os, 17 Jul 2011i want to buy this phone but bit confused. Shall i go with galaxy 3 or 551 which is the best a... moredont buy either of them....If you really wana buy a samsung droid,go buy Galaxy Ace
It's a very bad phone. Poor camera, poor battery backup, very slow net and many more faults.. Dont buy this phone. Time and money waste!
i want to buy this phone but bit confused. Shall i go with galaxy 3 or 551 which is the best and is there any problem in upgrading from android 2.1 to 2.2 please suggest me as i really like 551 but have fear of performance and it also does not have document reader and some more features like galaxy 3.
Kavi, 16 Jul 2011I heard that samsung mobiles HANG too much.. is it true ?You heard it right.....it hangs.....don't buy it. ...i had made mistake
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2011mobile 3g speed is not enoughUse WiFi instead