Samsung GT-i5801 Galaxy Apollo

  • Samsung GT-i5801 Galaxy Apollo
68
Based on 12 scores, 13 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Affordable for an Android phone. Fairly impressive capacitive touch-screen, decent built-in storage and access to the Android Market...
  • Inexpensive; great battery life; Swype text input; plays DivX videos; solidly built.

Cons:

  • Poor camera and sluggish GPS. Screen is relatively small and low-resolutionLook and Feel...
  • Unlikely to get Android 2.2 update; TouchWiz interface can be finicky; no directional pad.

Expert reviews and ratings

By BrightHub on 60

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is truly an average phone that fits right in between power users and regular cell phone users. It's interesting to note that in the U.S. market, Samsung is currently planning a very similar phone, the Samsung Gem, and...

By Fonehome on 60

You’ll struggle to find a more affordable Android phone. Don’t expect the features, build or performance to match that of a true high end smartphone, but the general usability and access to Android Market’s apps makes the Samsung...

By 3G UK on 80

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo does offer a lot of the benefits of Android, but bear in mind that some of its features, such as GPS, snapper and display, are not what you’d get on a high-end smartphone. However, if you’re after the benefits of...

By Mobile Choice on 80

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo offers much of what makes Android great on a cheap, well-built handset – but don't expect it to match high-end smartphones on performance...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

With the recent arrival of the , our view of all other budget, and even premium, smartphones has shifted. No longer is budget merely sub-£250 and no longer can it mean a compromised screen resolution or reduced feature set. So with that in...

By PC Advisor on 60

The Samsung Galaxy 580 Android smartphone is compact and feature packed, but it remains overpriced compared to alternatives, particularly the excellent LG Optimus One. Elias Plastiras, PCWorld.idg.com.au...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Apollo is hardly a revelation, but it will certainly suit anybody who only occasionally uses multimedia features but would still like a stylish multitouch mobile in their pocket--especially if they're after a decent camera,...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Samsung currently has four handsets in its line-up of Android-based Galaxy phones. There’s the high-end highly rated , the entry-level , above which sits . Sliding in between the Portal and the S you’ll find this handset, the Apollo. There...

By CNET Asia on 77

Though its competitors offer more features at about the same price, this Android smartphone's great battery life may make it attractive to heavy users....

By RegHardware on 65

Apart from being a low-cost Android phone, I struggle to see what the Galaxy Apollo adds to the Samsung line-up. It’s social networking features may well appeal to its target audience of younger users, but it’s not like these functions...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

Hopefully I have covered all the important stuff. For the money the Samsung Apollo is a good little phone. Maybe suited to someone that is getting there first taste of the Android OS or just needs a reasonably specced smartphone in the under £200...

By Recombu on 60

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is a good mid-range touchscreen phone. It’s slick, very easy to use and gives you access to thousands of apps on the Android Market. Available free on £20 contracts its certainly much cheaper than its bigger, more...

By CNET UK on 80

The Android-based Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801's slick touchscreen, reasonably powerful processor and impressive multimedia features help it rise above the moderately priced smart-phone...