About the Samsung i5500 Galaxy 5 Android Phone
The sleek Samsung Galaxy 5, is a pocket-size smartphone packed with Android features. This powerful little mobile is designed to be fun and easy to use, and it's so compact that you can operate it with one hand.
The Galaxy 5 is a great first smartphone for new users, because it's so simple to set up and customise. You'll soon be whizzing around the responsive touchscreen, adding your favourite contacts to the Buddies Now app on your homescreen, and texting or calling friends just by tapping their picture!
There's a simple Feeds & Update app that lets you quickly see all of the latest developments on your favourite social networks, from Facebook updates to Twitter tweets. You can also enjoy live web chats with friends via instant messenger, and use the Samsung Social Hub to stay close to your favourite contacts, no matter how far the physical distance between you.
The Samsung Galaxy 5 is great for web browsing thanks to the bright, crisp screen, which is capable of showing really detailed web pages. You simply tap the screen to zoom in or out of detail, and bookmark your favourites to visit again later.
If you enjoy watching YouTube clips then the Galaxy 5's full web browser will come in really handy. It supports video steaming, so you can connect to a wireless network and watch clips without using up your monthly data allowance. There's also a fast 3G connection available, with HSDPA technology for even speedier downloads.
Because the Samsung Galaxy 5 is an Android smartphone it gives you one-touch access to Android Market, an online application store where you'll find over 70,000 unique apps to completely customise your homescreen with. There are seven scrolling pages on your homescreen, all ready to be filled with apps, and some of the best ones come already installed, like Swype, which lets you draw on your touchscreen to write messages really fast.
The Galaxy 5 comes with Android 2.1 software, so it's packed with powerful features, which is a great plus point for such an affordable phone. You can use this great little phone to do pretty much anything, from taking 2 Megapixel photos to navigating your way to meet ups via the Google Maps. It's also great for music thanks to the built-in speakers, media player and 3.5mm jack for headphones.