Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 review

Galaxy S style on an entry-level budget

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The Galaxy Apollo's browser is the regular Android 2.1 device, which features many, many usability tweaks and updates over past WebKit browsers. And past WebKit browsers have been great, the perfect model of simplicity ideally suited to mobile use.

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The screen layout is uncluttered, giving you maximum browsing real estate, with only an address bar and icon to bring up your bookmarks and history beside it visible on the browser window. Everything else is shuffled out to the Menu screens.

The copying and pasting tools, which were so complex as to be virtually non-existent in previous Android versions, are updated and very welcome here, with the option to copy text to the clipboard, share URLs via email or social tools.

Long-pressing on a URL in a web page enables you to bookmark it, open it in a new tab, share it or copy the URL to the clipboard for later use.

Samsung galaxy apollo

The browser also integrates RSS support, with any sites that offer a feed pinging up an icon and "Add RSS feeds" menu option, which will automatically copy across RSS data to your Google Reader account for easy aggregation.

Oh, and there's multi-touch for page zooming, just as there was in the Samsung Galaxy S. Scrolling and resizing isn't lighting fast and can grind to a halt occasionally, but slowdown is a rare enough event not to put you of the idea.

Switching screen orientation for portrait to landscape is quick, with pages redrawing themselves virtually instantly.

Samsung galaxy apollo

To add a bit more usability to the browser, you're able to select the default text size and page zoom, turn off image loading if you're worried about sailing through this month's data allowance, disable JavaScript, and, of course, delete all your internet history and cookies to cover any tracks you may have left.

Despite all the popular and well-reported alternate browsers out there, the standard Android WebKit one remains the best. And that's what you get on the Apollo.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory170 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, HSDPA, GPRS
SAR Value0.85 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time15.17 Hour
Product ModelI5800 Galaxy Apollo
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 400
Weight (Approximate)109 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height113.5 mm
Width55 mm
Depth12.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time620 Hour
Product NameI5800 Galaxy Apollo Smartphone
Processor Speed667 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-I5800DKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Go ahead - use your influence. To keep you connected in style, the Galaxy Apollo seamlessly integrates the social networking sites and calendars you use every day - planning, updating, and sharing your world all happen in one place - the palm of your hand.

Package Contents
  • I5800 Galaxy Apollo Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Travel Adapter (Charger)
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year