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Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Portal T-Mobile

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Portal T-Mobile. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but the camera and reception get critical reviews.

size, performance, price, usability, design

battery, reception, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Portal T-Mobile is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite / Samsung I5700 Galaxy Portal T-Mobile from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the performance. The price also gets good feedback. The camera and battery get critical comments.

usability, price, performance

reception, battery, camera

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica review: Stars serving Eclairs


Samsung had a slow start in Android but they are focused on redeeming themselves with some serious high-end devices. But the All-star team is certainly not leaving anyone behind and the Spica just got its 2.1 update...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps ; Android OS v2.1 Eclair, upgraded from v1.5 Cupcake ; 3.2" capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution ; 800 MHz CPU ; 3.15 megapixel autofocus camera ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver ;...

Inadequate sunlight legibility ; No ambient light and proximity sensors ; Erratic performance under Android 2.1 (noticeable lag in some apps) ; No Live Wallpapers ; No 3D view in the gallery ; No preloaded document viewer ; No multi-touch support ; CIF...

Devices like the I9000 Galaxy S and the I8520 Beam certainly have the lead but it's down to the foot soldiers to clean up the mess when super AMOLEDs, Snapdragon and WVGA projectors leave the scene

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 Review


The Galaxy Spica i5700 is Samsung´s second Android-based handset for Europe and the first to feature support for DivX and Xvid video files. The latter is the ace up its sleeve in the fierce battle for domination of the Middle Earth…

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (

Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700 - Welcome to a whole new world


Welcome to the Galaxy - the Samsung Galaxy series that is - Samsung's line of Android-based touchscreen phones. Although the company and brand has already released a few phones running on the most-talked about OS today, the Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700...

Good functionality, good touchscreen response ; excellent OS and interface

Sluggish processing, interface not totally ; thumbable

Most people are aiming for entry-level touchscreen phones these days and are most likely busy with the Stars and the Corbys and the Omnias. For those who have a few a more bucks to spare and is looking forward to a whole new experience in mobile...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

Samsung Galaxy Spica (i5700)


On the surface the Spica looks like a very competent smartphone, but we're beginning to expect a lot more from manufacturers that take on Google's OS.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: gary (

Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700


Samsung have given a new breath of air to their Galaxy Spica that we had been wondering on, in the Lite version. However, it's here in its wholeness and goodness and manages to step up another rung with Android to support it, as it runs on an 800MHz...

Nov, 2009

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Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite


Very similar in specification to the existing Samsung I7500 Galaxy, the I5700 seems to be a pretty conventional Android device overall.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy Spica (I5700) touch screen smartphone


Google Android is a powerful piece of software with huge potential, but currently, it has two challenges. As a new operating system, Android still has teething problems and it is still reasonably costly to manufacture a smartphone built on Android....

Battery capacity 1500mAh. Talk time up to 560 minutes on GSM, up to 370 minutes on 3G. Standby time up to 450 hours on GSM, up to 340 hours on 3G.

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (

Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 -


We take a look at Samsung's latest Android-based offering, the Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700, a decent all-rounder that caters to both on-the-go working and networking.

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Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700


The Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 is Samsung's follow up to the Samsung Galaxy. Packing a powerful 800 Mhz processor and an AmoLED screen, it's a nice upgrade for people looking for a newer phone.

The Galaxy Spica shipped originally with Android 1.5 and has since been upgraded to 2.1. It's one of the only Samsung phones left without the Touchwiz UI. So if you're looking for a Samsung phone with vanilla Android, this is the phone for you.

Consumer review by: Steve (

Great phone that comes with a good set of apps


Great little phone - my first foray into the world of smartphones but this one has been simple to get used to. Runs a very customisable Android 2.1 OS and allows lots of quality free/ paid apps to add extra functionality.Battery life is about 1.5...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):240 / 400 / 450
Talk time (2G):5 / 7 / 9.3
Video recording time:10

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):352 x 288
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen: Yes


Ambient light sensor: Yes


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


Audio formats supported:AAC+, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3
FM radio:No / Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / ASF, DIVX, H.263, MPEG4, WMV, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, OPP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:1.5 / 2.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
vCard: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:0.8


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:1.5 / 2.1
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Internal Memory:183 / 200
Internal storage capacity:0.2
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.29 / 1.32
Height :11.5
Weight:120 / 122 / 122.5