Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung GT i5800 Galaxy Apollo
Member Name: mjd0709
Samsung GT i5800 Galaxy Apollo
Disadvantages: Doesn't have a lot of memory, slow processor and may not even work because it lags too much
A lot of people mention that this phone is great value for money. And at around £100, I guess it is an OK price. However, I have had this phone for about 1 year now, and after the honeymoon period, it has done nothing but give me trouble.
Probably one of the best things about the phone is its size. It's not too big, and not too small (113.5 x 55 x 12.6mm), with the right weight in your hand (113g). The screen size is ok if you use it as a phone, but for media or browsing the web, it's probably too small. (3.2 In, 240 x 400 pixels)
667Mhz. Standard affair for entry level smart phones. Basically, don't expect this to set the world on fire.
This is my BIGGEST gripe. It has a pitiful 200Mb of memory, of which about 40Mb is loaded with bloatware. This leaves you with very little space for apps and media. I put in a 16Gb micro SD card in mine (Supports up to 32Gb and is hot swappable), but if you are stuck on android 2.1, you cannot moves apps to your SD card. The support on this phone is shocking, as all the other similar phones were enjoying 2.2 by this time. I had to manually update it myself, which was risky. (I would not recommend it unless you know what you are doing.) This made the experience a lot better and i was able to put my apps on the SD card. Either way, they should of had inluded at least 512mb internal memory.
A standard 3.2MP camera. Nothing spectacular at all.
Pretty good actually. Can maintain signal in many places and connects to at least 3G about 70% of the time (although I do live in a city). Wi-fi is average. Not the best, and as of late, won't turn on unless i go straight into the settings menu. This is the same for bluetooth. GPS is fine, although it takes a huge amount of time to connect, even with assisted GPS (i once waited 10 minutes, then gave up!).
It contains a 1500mAH battery. This lasts between 8 hours and 3 days, depending on use. I find an average of 1 day, where i charge it overnight.
These things are fine... except that after 4 months, my phone failed to actually function as a phone. Contacts opened 15 seconds after i told it to, trying to text was fun, as it wouldn't pick up what i typed, and possibly the must frustrating is when someone called me, the phone froze on the accept/decline screen. This meant i couldn't do anything and had to let it ring out. Sometimes, my phone would crasha nd restart in the middle of a phone call. This had nothing to do with anything i installed, as it continued to happen even after a factory restart.
I fully regret buying this phone, and wish i paid out more money to get a top of the line samsung or HTC (although, no phone nowadays seem to be fully reliable).
Summary: I'd avoid this for a better phone.
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