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Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Review


Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Review

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The Galaxy Gio S5660 is a mid range Samsung touch screen Smartphone which comes with many integrated features & supports the popular Android operating system. This Smartphone joins a selection of mid range handsets to make an affordable range of touch screen handsets, which include the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, the Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 & the Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570, which all support their own unique & differing features. The Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 comes with a desirable casing, 3.2 inch touch screen, usable TouchWiz version 3.0 user interface, Wi-Fi®, 3G HSDPA technology, 3.1 megapixel camera, music & video playing capabilities.

Appearance & Size

This mobile phone has a black coloured touch screen form casing complete with the back cover having a subtle spotted pattern. On the back of the casing is a built camera lens & on the front of the casing is the 3.2 inch TFT touch screen complete with a rectangle shaped navigation control & touch sensitive back & home keys. The Galaxy Gio S5660 has a customisable home screen allowing the user to add new widgets to suit their personal needs. Its touch screen supports an automatic response rotation feature providing a vertical & horizontal viewing mode, plus the screen displays up to sixteen million colours on its high resolution display. This Smartphone has a solid feel plus its overall dimensions are compact & pocket friendly due to its touch screen form which measures 11.05cm by 5.75cm by 1.22cm.

Imaging, Media & Entertainment

The rear facing camera lens supports both video capturing & still picture capturing via its 3.1 megapixel lens. This camera feature supports an LED flash & an automatic focus option plus the Smartphone's GPS allows the user to geo tag their pictures or video recordings. Playing music & videos brings entertainment to the Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 & it supports MPEG4, H263, H264 video formats plus MP3, WAV & eAAC+ music formats. Games can be downloaded onto the handset & the user can play their preferred games using simple touch screen controls. A radio feature can be accessed via the main menu & this radio feature supports a RDS display if required & a FM tuner, plus the user can experience good sound quality when playing music on the Galaxy Gio.

Communication & Messaging

Messaging services have become a popular method of communication for both mobile phone & computer users. This handset supports a wide selection of easy to use messaging services allowing the user to communicate with others using the best method to suit their needs. The Galaxy Gio supports an instant messaging service which is like an instant messaging service used on a computer, as the user can communicate with others that are online in a conversation style text communication. There is also an email service which supports push email & Gmail allowing the user to send & receive emails directly from their Smartphone using a Gmail account. Communicating & staying in touch can be experienced via the phones social network capabilities as the Galaxy Gio has popular social network Website integration, allows the user to access their preferred Website quickly from their home screen. A built in phone book is easy to manage & the user can keep all their contacts details updated regularly by editing contacts, deleting or adding new contacts to the phone book.

Technology & Internet

Its Wi-Fi® capabilities means the user can gain a connection via a hotspot or local wireless hub to gain access to the World Wide Web then the user can enjoy the phones Web browser complete with its Google search, whilst finding out information on the move. The Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 has a memory card facility which will hold up to 16 gigabytes of external memory & the Galaxy Gio comes with a 2 gigabytes card, plus it has 158 megabytes of internal memory. There is an integrated GPS navigation feature with assisted GPS & Google maps providing the user with a map view to new locations. It 3G HSDPA capabilities provide high speed 3G network connectivity when needed plus the handset works over quad band GSM networks too. Bluetooth® technology provides a cable free connection between the Smartphone & other compatible devices, for when the user wishes to connect their handset to other devices to transfer data. Its micro USB port provides another connectivity method so therefore the user can connect to devices with a compatible USB connection & when transferring data between devices the user can gain a high speed transfer rates thanks to the Galaxy Gio's EDGE & GPRS support.


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