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Samsung Galaxy Appollo
Samsung GT i5800 Galaxy Apollo
Member Name: 1985sarah26
Samsung GT i5800 Galaxy Apollo
Advantages: Style and size of the phone
Disadvantages: Battery life and memory space even with SD Card
After my last phone finally gave up the ghost I was in need of an upgrade and totally new. Searching through the Carphone warehouse website I cam across this snazzy little number and decided to go for it. At £10.50pm who wouldn't??? Then I found out why there aren't as many people using them as I thought there would be. So here it is
The phone itself is a nice size and fits well in your pocket. Safety features i.e. key lock and also the pattern unlock are very useful and a nice big touch screen. Plenty of apps and useful gadgets that came with it. Cable to connect to PC in ear earphones and a code for a taste card! Useful apps on the phone are the navigation system that is built in and the places app to help you find things close to where you are ATM, petrol stations and restaurants. The phone has a decent camera built in and a nifty little app that keeps you informed of the weather for the day. Full on screen QWERTY key board, I have found that when composing a text if you turn the phone on its side they keys are a little bigger which helps when you have big fingers (as my hubby discovered).
Unfortunately that's where that positives end for me. I have had this phone for three weeks now and apart from the positives I am not impressed. There are a few things that are of no detriment to the phone like answering a call you have to slide the accept/dismiss icons on the screen as the buttons at the bottom are menu and back keys so this gets a little confusing when you first use it, also making your own tunes ring tones, you can do caller ring tone but not text messages.
Then we come to the battery life out of the 21 days I have had this phone I have had to charge it 15 of those days. So far I have only used this to text so god knows what it would be like if I constantly talked and videoed things. The memory card hardly held any thing so of the things that I saved to it I ended up deleting them and only keeping two pictures and a ring tone on there.
I don't want to slate this phone too much as like I said it does have its upside and is a really nice phone, unfortunately it doesn't do it for me. I don't think I would recommend it to all but as a first smart phone and all touch screen it will do the job.
Summary: Can make a call and receive a text does the job fine
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