Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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A phone you can hardly put down
Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
Member Name: vieri3217
Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
Advantages: Plenty of apps from Android market, long battery life, plenty of features.
Disadvantages: hard to see in sunlight.
In today's modern technology, smart phones have taken over the market due to their extensive features for business and entertainment. When people think of a mobile phone, they think of smartphones. There 3 types of operating systems competing with each other for new release phones called iPhone, Android and windows 7 phone which is the latest addition.
The latest release phone is the Samsung Galaxy i5700 which is expensive to own outright but very cheap on a plan. It runs on the Google Android platform which is iPhone's closes rival. The phone comes in black and white. The Android platform runs very quickly just like the iPhone, but there are a lot more free apps to download. The downfall with android is that most free apps have many bugs and errors due to Androids verification process when receiving apps from developers, they simply don't check the apps they are just placed live on the Market. As with Apple they run many verification checks before an app is added to the app store which is definitely free from errors, viruses etc.
The screen is 3.2 inches and the touch screen is very sensitive and very easy to use. There are a few controls on the side for volume and locking functionality. It also has photo functions for zooming and taking photos. The downfall is that the phone does not have a flash! But it does have a 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones and listening to music. The picture quality is so vibrant and easy to read, I find it looks better than the iPhone.
There are a few built in apps that you get with the phone such as facebook. The app makes posting and navigating facebook very easy and enjoyable. With its large screen you can easily read plenty of text and images on the screen. The app store for Android is growing very fast and thousands of apps are added daily.
In terms of performance the phone works very quickly and loading times between apps and menus are super quick. All Samsung phones I have owned previously have performed well in this area. The wifi and gps features work nicely and internet is lightening fast. Videos look fantastic and the motion is very smooth. Music playback is flawless and it is nice and loud.
Overall the phone is very easy to use and it takes a while to get adjusted to the large screen and menu layouts, but its very well self explanatory. Battery life lasted me 3 days of heavy use with talking and apps use, which is the longest battery life I have had with any phone. The phone has a build in microSD slot so if you run out of memory with all the apps and videos being downloaded, it can be expandable up to 32GB. I highly recommend this phone to anyone who loves feature packed devices with plenty of entertainment.
Summary: Plenty of nice features loaded with apps and runs well with the 800mhz processor