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Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto

alaTest has collected and analyzed 342 reviews of Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the performance. There are some less positive comments about the battery and reliability.

durability, usability, price, screen, portability

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The portability also gets good feedback. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

portability, usability

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I5510 Galaxy Sim Free Smart PhoneSamsung I5510 Galaxy Sim Free Smart Phone

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy 551 / Samsung I5510 / Samsung Callisto from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views are divided on the usability.

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510 Unlocked Phone with Android OS, Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, 3.2MP Camera and Wi-Fi-Unlocked Phone - International Version - BlSamsung Galaxy 551 I5510 Unlocked Phone with Android OS, Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, 3.2MP Camera and Wi-Fi-Unlocked Phone - International Version - Bl

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

First look: Samsung GT-i5510

 

Samsung had a rough start to its entry into the world of Android. Handsets were either uninspired or underpowered, however with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S earlier in the year the Korean company managed to change all that producing a handset...

Keyboard, Android 2.2, 1Ghz processor

Not as sexy as the Galaxy S

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (mobilephonereviews.org)

Samsung Galaxy 551

 

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy 551 Android phone

 

Android smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards are a rarity compared to their touchscreen keyboard counterparts, but Samsung is keen on offering t...

Full QWERTY keyboard ; Reasonable outright price ; Most functions and features of Android

Limited internal memory ; No Flash support or live wallpapers ; Modest processor

The Samsung Galaxy 551 combines a full QWERTY keyboard and Google's Android operating system at a competitive price.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 551 review: Value line

 

The Samsung Galaxy 551 is something that should have happened a long time ago. This is not to say that the form factor was out of favor with Samsung. But it took a slew of CDMA messengers to finally see a QWERTY side-slider to land in Europe.

Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support ; 3.2" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of WQVGA (240 x 400 pixel) resolution ; Great QWERTY keyboard ; Android OS v2.2 with TouchWiz launcher ; 667MHz...

Glossy plastic is a smudge magnet and scratch-prone ; No dedicated camera key ; No Adobe Flash support ; No live wallpaper support ; No secondary video-call camera ; No DivX/XviD video support out of the box ; No document viewer

After a number of CDMA QWERTY messengers deployed stateside, Samsung’s intentions are clear – continue to serve an underserved niche. There’s nothing particularly exciting about the Galaxy 551 in terms of styling or features but Samsung’s first QWERTY...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy 551

 

The Galaxy 551 is way overpriced for what's on offer. It delivers a decent, if buggy, smartphone experience, and the keyboard is good but you needn't spend this much for a comparable device.

Excellent QWERTY keyboard ; Android delivers great smartphone features

Cheap, plastic feel ; Some software instability ; Crumby camera ; Expensive for what you get

Between Samsung and Telstra, someone has set the price of the Galaxy 551 way too high. Whether you choose to pay AU$480 outright or AU$59 per month, the Galaxy 551 just isn't worth it. The keyboard is excellent and Android 2.2 does offer loads of great...

May, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung I5510 Review

 

At the IFA 2010 expo, a Samsung i5510 was spotted, boasting Android 2.2 and a physical QWERTY keyboard, in a fairly slim package. Now we have a review unit of the device, and will put it through its paces so you can judge how TouchWiz 3.0 and Froyo get...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Calvin (pinoytechblog.com)

Samsung Galaxy 551 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy 551 got its design from the Corby line but more elongated to accommodate the standard 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: mohseen (brighthub.com)

Samsung Galaxy 551 Reviewed

 

A review of the Samsung Galaxy 551, we take a look at the phones design and user interface in the first part of our review on the Samsung 551.

The Samsung Galaxy 551 is like a Ferrari with wooden wheels, or a 5 star restaurant with paper plates. As promised we took off the makeup and discovered that perhaps this model is not as beautiful as it appeared at first glance.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

Samsung Galaxy 551 - Android Messenger

 

Because of Android's impressive user interface and overall functionality, most of its phone models are touchscreen. Rarely will you see a QWERTY on slide phone. The most well-known of its type is the Motorola MILESTONE, but not because of its features...

Great for heavy messaging

Build not solid, average only processing speed

The Samsung galaxy 551 is not monumental or anything, but it is still a good phone particularly for heavy messaging. The phone doesn’t really wow. It’s a portfolio phone and targets few people of specific preference. Android makes up for its...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (phandroid.com)

Samsung Galaxy 551

 

Here comes Samsung with yet another phone in the Galaxy line. This time it's in the form of the full QWERTY Samsung Galaxy 551.

With a 3.2 inch screen and a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy 551 is a nice mid level Android phone for all you enthusiasts out there. Expect it to drop sometime in November.

Product Specifications

Battery

Standby time (2G):520
Standby time (3G):370
Talk time (2G):550 / 9.3
Talk time (3G):340 / 5.6

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Slider
Standard colour:Black

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Navigation

GPS (satellite): No

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GSM, HSDPA, WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:1.2
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Internal Memory:160
Internal storage capacity:0.16
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Display:TFT
GSM bands supported:900,1800,1900

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52
Height :5.5
Weight:156
Width:11.1