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Samsung I5510 review

6/10 AVG.
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6/10
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The Samsung I5510 currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
667 MHz
Screen Size
3.2"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Galaxy 551 does not look forward to making a big splash, It’s part of a broader effort of giving the Galaxy lineup some depth in the midrange.

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena
Digital Versus

The Samsung Galaxy 551 does everything better than the Bada version of this handset (Wave 533). It's more responsive, it can play DivX files, photos are sharper, it has 3G and it still has a good-quality full physical keyboard. For a 'free' mobile with a contract deal it's not a bad choice.

- Vincent Alzieu, Digital Versus
PhoneArena

The interface is snappy, smooth and functional, while the physical keyboard differentiates the Samsung i5510 from the existing Froyo pack. If you prefer touchscreen only, have a look at the Galaxy 3, or, alternatively, if Android with a keyboard does it for you, the Motorola MILESTONE 2 hears your...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Samsung released the I5510 on November 25, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung I5510 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the I5510 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.2"

The Samsung I5510's screen size is 3.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
667 MHz

There is a 667 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
160 MB

Internal memory is 160 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 21.5 days standby time, 550 minutes.

Samsung I5510 Specs

Overview
Release date November 25, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor 667 MHz
Internal Storage 160 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.375 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 550 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 21.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.1 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm (4.4 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 117 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DJVU, DOC, DOCX, GIF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy 551, Samsung GT-I5510

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

The Galaxy 551 opens the door to the exciting world of Android with a whole new level of performance

After a number of CDMA QWERTY messengers deployed stateside, Samsung’s intentions are clear – continue to serve an underserved niche. There’s nothing particularly exciting about the Galaxy 551 in terms of styling or features but Samsung’s first QWERTY messenger droid to wo...More

After a number of CDMA QWERTY messengers deployed stateside, Samsung’s intentions are clear – continue to serve an underserved niche. There’s nothing particularly exciting about the Galaxy 551 in terms of styling or features but Samsung’s first QWERTY messenger droid to work on European networks won’t suffer from lack of attention.
An affordable smart messenger will be a great option to consider for many current feature phone users. The Galaxy 551 opens the door to the exciting world of Android and you don’t have to wait to get Froyo. With a complete connectivity package (Wi-Fi N, HSPA, GPS) and a great QWERTY keyboard, it’s a whole new level of performance.
As usual, the new territory is duly signposted: some are quick to frown at the TouchWiz user interface but it does help brand-loyal users feel at home. There are small but important novelties here - such as the new and improved task manager and upgraded notification area with rotation lock.
The Galaxy 551 enjoys access to both the Android Market and the Samsung Apps repository. The WQVGA screen resolution won’t let you fully tap the Market’s potential, but the handset wasn’t meant to be the ultimate multimedia device in the first place. On the other hand, Samsung will surely offer some free apps and updates through its own service.
Currently the Galaxy 551 costs about 230 euro, which certainly is a competitive launch price. The competition is there but we guess that Froyo will make the difference where necessary. It is not a phone to get excited about – but you’d be wise to keep an eye on it. With the right kind of support from carriers, it might be a smart buy. Whether or not it’s your first smartphone buy.

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Digital Versus

Practical, good-quality physical keyboard

from Digital Versus

The Samsung Galaxy 551 does everything better than the Bada version of this handset (Wave 533). It's more responsive, it can play DivX files, photos are sharper, it has 3G and it still has a good-quality full physical keyboard. For a 'free' mobile with a contract deal it's not a bad choice.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy 551 does everything better than the Bada version of this handset (Wave 533). It's more responsive, it can play DivX files, photos are sharper, it has 3G and it still has a good-quality full physical keyboard. For a 'free' mobile with a contract deal it's not a bad choice.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

The simplistic, unpretentious design of the compact QWERTY-laden

from PhoneArena

The interface is snappy, smooth and functional, while the physical keyboard differentiates the Samsung i5510 from the existing Froyo pack.

If you prefer touchscreen only, have a look at the Galaxy 3, or, alternatively, if Android with a keyboard does it for you, the Motorola MILESTONE 2 hears your pain, but at a higher price. The rumored MSRP for the unlocked Samsung i5510 is the affordable 200 euros ($270), and it is ready to appear on Vodafone in a short while....

More

The interface is snappy, smooth and functional, while the physical keyboard differentiates the Samsung i5510 from the existing Froyo pack.

If you prefer touchscreen only, have a look at the Galaxy 3, or, alternatively, if Android with a keyboard does it for you, the Motorola MILESTONE 2 hears your pain, but at a higher price. The rumored MSRP for the unlocked Samsung i5510 is the affordable 200 euros ($270), and it is ready to appear on Vodafone in a short while.

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User Reviews


i love this phone because.........

it is easy to text on so u dont have to keep writing or typing the same thing and presing buttons u dont want to type on the text or on your contacts

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