Galaxy 5 (i5500)does not come with multi-touch nor does it support divx and xvid formats. But these are hardly the things u should consider before opting for a budget phone. Its not like you use this phone to watch videos all the time. You can easily convert the videos into mpg etc before u load them into the phone. Youtube has a video which shows Galaxy 5 delivers better FPS when compared to Galaxy 3 (i5503) in games and animation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnWZwXVlv3Q)You dont have to know the language - just watch the video full. Galx. 5 came upto 45 fps and Galx. 3 came upto only 12 fps. This might be because of the relatively small screen but definitely its a good thing. And the 1 megapix difference hardly makes any difference. This is the best budget Android running on OS version 2.1 which is available within 10k (IND). Galaxy Spica (not featured on ebay) is another option which you might want to check out if you are willing to spend arnd 12-13K, but note that Spica was originally Android v1.6 which was later upgraded to 2.1 but I'm not sure if they upgraded to 2.1 in India as well. However, I suggest you keep away from Galx. 3 the main reason being the FPS rate tho it comes with multi-touch n a 3MP cam. (FPS - Frames per second. The normal FPS reqd for you to watch a movie is 24FPS. Anything less than that will make it look choppy and slow). I wouldn't spend 12K for a phone which has bad FPS performance.
Best way to choose a phone when money is a constraint is to look at performance, applications n stuff. Dont get caught with details like 1 Megapixel difference or one extra type of file support (DivX/xvid). Multi-touch is definitely good but its not like its impossible to live without it. Otherwise, if you've got the money then go in for a HTC. So, pls visit a lot of sites n explore before u decide. Peace :)
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010How do u know that 256 mb 'ram' is present in this phone,from where u got this detail.I want to buy this phone,the features of this phone is very good,can any one tell me that andriod 2.1 can be upgraded to andriod 2.2 or not please reply
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010This has 256 mb ram.. and no front camera..How do u know that 256 mb 'ram' is present in this phone,from where u got this detail.
[deleted post]Check this store called Sun Times near Jayanagar 4th block.. Down the road from cool joint..
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2010@ mark when charging it will stay 99% for a very long time before you get 100%, it also has a... moreDisable, uncheck ! Why not buy a much cheaper phone, Whats the point in paying for all this stuff and then not being able to use it? Battery is too small, thats the problem
manish, 07 Sep 2010can we transfer data through bluetooth in this I5500. I have heared that we can't transfer dat... moreI want to buy this phone.can any one tell me how much 'ram' is present in this cell phone ,and can it has front camara.
Is this a worthy buy? any other phone at this range worth considering. What are in the box? any thing special.
can we transfer data through bluetooth in this I5500. I have heared that we can't transfer data through bluetooth.. please let me know.
niharika, 06 Sep 2010does galaxy 5 support multi touch and does it play vga videos i.e 640*480 resolution with divx... morei don't think it was multi point touch.. and it definitely cannot play xvid/divx videos off the shelf
does galaxy 5 support multi touch and does it play vga videos i.e 640*480 resolution with divx and xvid formats
hai al, gonna buy this phone...can anyone give one good reason why should i go for this phone? what about the speed and wifi of this phone?
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2010According to the website below it is 256 MB http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2390&... moreyeah!!! but no reviewer has confirmed it. can any owner of the phone please check it and confirm....
lonerguy, 05 Sep 2010can anybody confirm the total RAM in Galaxy 5 ?????According to the website below it is 256 MB