The Samsung people have released their mid range Android powered Apollo i5801 smartphone with many features in the U.K. market through Orange and rest of Europe and Asia will be able to get a peek soon. Two varying models have been introduced with slightly different specifications– the Apollo I5801 model is for release exclusively on the Orange network initially and carries the option of host of colored casings; while the Galaxy 3 I5800 is the model that will available to customers worldwide.
A review of the specifications shows that the 3 megapixel camera does not have especially high resolution, but does have four times digital zoom, auto focus, smile detection, continuous shooting capacity of 15 frames per second and many other features which do not leave one wanting. The size too is very handy and easy to carry along.
The design itself is fairly unadventurous, with rounded edges and a grey/black body, but the specifications like the 3.2” 240 X 400 touchscreen, 3.5G support, GPS, WiFi and an FM radio make it a fairly decent item. It uses the microSD expandable memory and a 1GB card is included as standard in the sales package. The battery is a huge 1500mAh which is capable of providing up to seven hours of talk time or 21 days on standby time on the 3G mode. A review on the 2G mode showed that the talk time increased to an amazing fifteen hours, but then why would any want to do that?
Another really cool specification in this phone is the Samsung’s Social Hub which allows for the integration of the phonebook allowing it to link to your contacts across the different social networks. Users can connect with their friends and upload photos to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. All in all a really well equipped phone with lots of solid features even if not top of the line stuff. Although Samsung is a bit slow in announcing the price, it just might be worth it if the price is right.