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Samsung Galaxy 5 – Android Awesomeness

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Recently, my mom’s stone-age Nokia whose name I cannot even remember, had started giving her problems. She had really been wanting a new one, and I had my eye on Samsung’s Galaxy 5 smartphone as the perfect choice for her. The Galaxy 5 is a Corby with engines replaced. Instead of Samsung’s propreitary OS, it runs Google’s Android 2.1 Éclair. At INR 9000, it is the most affordable Android smartphone in the Indian market. So Today, on the occasion of Vijaydashmi, I went to my local Mobile Store and bought it.

The phone delivers all that it promises. Samsung has cleverly lowered the processor speed, screen resolution and camera resolution of higher end phones , and has crafted a power-packed smartphone that is affordable. Its touch screen is not disappointing at all. Unlike most inexpensive touch phones, where you need to press hard and coax the UI to budge to your commands, this phone glides as smooth as its big brothers: The Galaxy S and The Milestone. I am really happy that Samsung has taken this step to increase the reach of its smartphones farther across its market. This phone is an excellent choice for anybody who wants to experience quality mobile software at a budget or someone who wants to make a switch from Nokia. I daresay, at the risk of being mauled by Nokia fans, that this is a good alternative to the E63. It lies in the same price-bracket, is more feature-rich, and adds a much needed touch of coolness to a smartphone.
For detailed tech-specs, you can see GSMArena’s listing for this phone at: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i5500_galaxy_5-3371.php

Android’s an awesome platform. So people who’ve got E63s or Corby’s on their minds should definitely consider this first.

Written by parrymathur

October 17, 2010 at 2232

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