Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 review

Galaxy S style on an entry-level budget

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The Samsung Galaxy Apollo features a large 1500mAh battery, and we found it to be a very long-lasting performer. The Apollo easily achieved a full two days of uptime under heavy reviewing use, with moderate (once an hour) email syncing and a good hour or two of Wi-Fi use each day.

Samsung galaxy apollo

Obviously battery life depends heavily on how much browsing you do and whether you've got the GPS radio enabled so you can tell everyone which shop you're currently standing in – but with a little care the Apollo will stay active for longer than most Android phones. Very welcome, that.

Samsung galaxy apollo

The Notification area provides shortcuts to a few of the usual power strip options where you can enable or disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, or stick the phone into silent mode.

On the hardware side of things, the phone comes with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n for connectivity, and we had no problems keeping it connected via home Wi-Fi without any drops at all during our time with the phone.

Samsung's main customisation here is the inclusion of AllShare, its DLNA sharing tool that lets you share any compatible media you may have on your PC with your mobile. If you can be bothered with any of that.

Samsung galaxy apollo

There's also an FM radio onboard, plus all the usual set-in-stone Android hardware features – GPS and Bluetooth 3.0, along with a microSD slot that supports cards of up to 32GB capacity. GPS connections were relatively fast, although, as ever, there's a good long wait while getting your initial fix.

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