First off: Don't get your hopes up.
The phone has one of the slowest CPUs out there today. It's got an awful camera with a poor lens. The wifi connectivity is poor (and by "poor", I mean it's maybe 10-20ft (3-8m) in a straight line with no walls in the way. Maybe 10ft through a thin plasterboard wall.
GPS is also poor.
3G however is very good. The screen is pretty good - especially for the price. It won't hold a candle to the screen on a Galaxy S2, but for the price, you don't expect it to.
The internal memory is tiny and will barely hold the OS and updates, so a micro-SD is necessary, and you suffer from all of the inherent slowdowns of using one.
The screen is also very small compared to many other phones out there.
... Having said all of that, it's the cheapest phone around and is still very usable for nearly everything you'll want it to. It cannot run Flash, and has problems with many more intensive games (etc), but will watch YouTube (html5) just fine.
Value for money, at about £50 for an unlocked handset, with or without a SIM is spectacular. It's comparable to many phones you find for £70-90, and some of the contract deals are brilliant.
Just don't expect to connect to wifi to save yourself more money unless you can see the router while you're surfing.
(Once again I'll say - 3G is very good)
kevin, 23 May 2012im currently using galaxy 5 I5503T the only problem for it is it has no flash but the browser ... morehi guys its really nice phone.someone have problem about its internal memory.but thats no problem.because you can download any backup app from market. than u can uninstall any apps after backup and install it when u need it..
I'm using Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 and it's really great. Nice features, nice pics, love the live wallpapers & everything.But my mms isn't working..can't send or receive mms. But my mobile internet's fine so it sort of makes up for it.
im currently using galaxy 5 I5503T the only problem for it is it has no flash but the browser is good i love this one when i open it's browser it's good for me but the problem is low internal memory i can only have few apps and selected games only i rooted it already and now it lags eventually.
this is my first internet capable handset so i love it so much!
I have been using Samsung Galaxy 5 for a year now, so far, i haven't encountered any problem using it and it's great. I've also upgraded it to Froyo. You can customize it, including the themes, wallpaper, and SMS by installing GO applications from play store. It's battery could last up to 2 days within normal use. Just don't forget to move your applications to your SD card since it has low RAM capacity :)
It is really nice. I would say I just miss the flash for the cammera, because the rest of the specifications are excelent.Eventhough it only has 2mpx, it takes nice pics. Its signal intense is really good!!
I Bought this phone Galaxy 5 two months ago i love it but the problem is when i switched it on and i need to call imegiatly it takes a while when it comes on the call but on the other hand i love it good job!
SAMSUNG GLAXY Y is bull shit Phone if any one wants to put his money on fire then Purchase Glaxy Y
I suggest SAMSUNG 5253 the Best fastest Touch Mobile
Glaxy Y has 3 major Problems
1) Bad resulotion
2) Low Bettry Timing
3) unreliable and not fast
BUY SAMSUNG 5253 the Best One
you can have android 2.3.7 running on this with help of a custom rom.. cyanogenmod 7.2 available just head over to http://madteam.co/forum/development-8/(dev)-cyanogenmod-7-2-0-rc1-galaxy5-port/
Love my phone...took a little while to get used to after using an old flip phone, but now i love it.
Anonymous, 11 May 2012which is better? . . Samsung Galaxy 5 or Samsung Galaxy Y?which phone better galxy5 or galaxy y
rpr, 08 May 2012Please let me know whether this is a good model?yes its a good mobile!
rpr, 08 May 2012Please let me know whether this is a good model?I bought this little bute less than 3 weeks ago, replacing a lost expensive phone, and thought must be rubbish, yet so far has been really ok... A little slow at times when you have too many progs running, but heck it has my vote..!