Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 review

Galaxy S style on an entry-level budget

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Our first call, as ever, is the YouTube app to watch a few Kylie Minogue videos. As you'd expect, the app is a rock-solid experience. Skipping through to our favourite costume moments and camera shots was easy, with nothing in the way of clunkiness or glitching.

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The music player in both the Samsung and Orange versions of the OS skin is the very nice TouchWiz player, which is a big improvement on the stock Android music tool.

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As well as looking great, the TouchWiz player has a nice little on-the-fly playlist editor, which enables you to click on track names and add them to a simple playlist called the Quick List, with extra auto-generated menus full of your most played, recently added and recently played tracks, helping you get to what you want with minimum fuss.

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The cleverest feature by far is another TouchWiz enhancement that also features on the Galaxy S – the extremely cool Lock screen music playback icon.

Even when your Apollo's on its Lock screen, you're able to press the Home button and pull down a little CD to skip through music tracks without bothering the main app. It's a great touch.

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The Galaxy Apollo's video playback app also clones that of the Galaxy S. We threw a 720 x 400 Xvid-encoded AVI file at it and it played perfectly, plus the player itself is fully DivX-compatible according to Samsung.

The player was a little slow to skip through the file, but that's not really a deal breaker in a phone in this low price bracket.

The fact you can thrown pretty much any video file at it and expect the Galaxy Apollo to just work, is a rather marvellous and reassuring feature. Plus it's slightly wider/longer than average 400 x 240 screen, making it ideally suited to widescreen material.

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