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Samsung Galaxy Spica

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Spica. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the battery and reception. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, usability, price, screen, reliability

reception, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Spica is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy Spica


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Spica from 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 People are impressed by the GPS navigation and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the reliability and portability, while many are less positive about the battery and reception.

performance, usability, price, screen, GPS navigation

reception, battery

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica Mobile Phone SIM Free - BlackSamsung I5700 Galaxy Spica Mobile Phone SIM Free - Black

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Jon Fingas (

Review: Samsung Galaxy Spica


A good and inexpensive Android phone facing stiff competition.

Cheap for the quality ; Vivid, responsive AMOLED screen in most lighting ; Fast in most tasks ; Small but comfortable ; Better button layout than original ; Good battery life and call quality

Just Android 1.5; apps, features limited ; Android 2.1 update will need Windows PC ; regular AMOLED hard to see in bright sunlight ; Poor camera for both photos and videos ; Too close to rival phones in pricing for what you get

Design and the AMOLED screenThose who have seen or used the original Galaxy might be forgiven for thinking they're seeing the same phone. In many ways, they're right: the button layout is almost identical, and many of the proportions are just as

Apr, 2010

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good phone


use google voice just use wifi in area to text and call people. cheapest plan i could think of "free". although sucks if your in a area without wifi.

came with 2.1 upgrade ; pretty easy to use ; nice layout works well with google apps ; i like how all my contact threw google voice are imported into my phone. so i dont have to log into my gmail to make a call or text someone

none really, guess could be me, first phone iv bought. but am a computer techy

Oct, 2010

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Spica is not too shabby


This is a darn decent phone for the price, despite its shortcomings. If you are willing to root your phone (which is a very simple procedure) you can unlock a lot more potential. Do a google search for instructions, they are abundant. The Samdroid...

Good battery life ; Android OS upgradeable to 2.1 ; Lots of buttons ; Good screen, not AMOLED, but more than adequate ;

Not upgradeable to Android 2.2 Froyo ; Not enough RAM ; Limited internal storage space for apps ; No flash for camera

Sep, 2010

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Awesome Phone


Just a look at what I have had before this. Sony clie' Peg-sj-22 -> iPod Touch -> Palmone Zire 31 -> Palmone Tungsten T -> Palm Tungsten E2 -> Palm TX -> Samsung Galaxy Spica Best device so far

Newegg didn't have it when I bought it so I bought it on overseas electronics, I then updated to android 2.1 and activated on T-Mobile Prepaid. I love it. Popped a 16 GB microsdhc card in it. Gets relatively awesome battery life

For Some reason it won't connect fully to T-Mobile's network so Android reports terrible signal. lastly no offical android 2.2 yet

Sep, 2010

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Samsung Spica - great starter smartphone


I purchased this cellphone from NewEgg in black color. The phone is really nice with a nice bright LCD screen and with a pre-installed screen protector. However the default language was slovak and it took me a while to determine the right options using...

Price (best unlocked smartphone at this price) ; Great screen and form-factor - 3.2" is not that different from the 3.5", but much easier to hold ; Fast operation and user experience (responsive touch-screen) ; Android has nice free software ; Great...

No pinch to zoom ; No LED flash (not a biggie for me) ; Android 1.5 (Can be updated to Android 2.1 though) ; Build quality is good, though a little bit plasticky

Jul, 2010

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CgeNa Admin


Hi! Even without installing, the Galaxy Spica can read Korean text. If you want to install Korean text (keyboard) in your phone, you can get it from the Android Market.

Jun, 2010

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Hello, is it possible to have or download a Korean language support and Korean (keyboard) txt for this?

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):450
Talk time (2G):9.3

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Second Camera: No


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / TFT
Touchscreen: Yes


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


FM radio:No / Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic


Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:0.8


Operating system installed:Android


Internal Memory:1024 / 200
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.5