If you’re on a budget and want an Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy 550, simply known as the Galaxy 5, is worth considering.
It runs on Android 2.1 and is powered by a decent 600MHz processor. SWYPE comes pre-installed and aside from WiFi and Bluetooth, the Galaxy 5 also boasts 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity.
Imaging however is not the 5's strongest suit. It ships with a sub-standard 2-megapixel camera and lacks a front-facing camera which makes video calling out of the question. Another downer is its 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display which doesn’t offer with multi-touch support.
What the 5 does have to offer is a no-frills Android phone that’s well within most people’s budget range. It’s got the basics and performs well considering its feature-set and price. Clearly not a spectacular phone, but its a standouts among its entry-level counterparts.
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Samsung backs up the Galaxy 550 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Galaxy 550 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.