Samsung GALAXY Gio Review
posted by Daniel P. / May 10, 2011, 4:58 AM
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with T-Mobile USA and AT&T, but without 3G.
low- to mid-range Android smartphones in January, and the Samsung Galaxy Gio was in the mix there – an Android 2.2 phone with a 3.2” display, and 800MHz processor. With the four humble handsets, Samsung demonstrated that it is not only shooting for the stars with phones like the Galaxy S II, but also considering the mere mortal, price-conscious cell phone shoppers. Did it succeed to strike the fine features/price balance with the Samsung Galaxy Gio? Read on to find out...
The Samsung Galaxy Gio is thick just enough, with tapered back cover edges, and rounded corners, which make it fit well in the hand. Samsung leaves the glossy black plastic back in 2010, and on the Galaxy Gio we have dotted pattern, which looks nice.
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The 3.2” LCD display sports the decent for its size 320x480 pixels resolution, and is of quite good quality. It is bright, with good viewing angles for a regular TFT-LCD screen, and rich color gamut. We've seen much, much worse displays on touchscreen phones at this price point.
The Samsung Galaxy Gio has a 3MP camera on the back, without a flash, next to a speaker grill. There is a nice long power/lock button on the right side, very easy to find and press, and the microSD slot is placed on the right side too, which adds to the overall comfort feel of the device, since you don't have to remove the battery cover each time you want to take out the memory card.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Gio has very simple and pleasant design, the display is good, while the buttons around the sides are easy to press. On top of that, the handset is very, very light, at 3.6 oz (102 gr).
Samsung Galaxy Gio 360-degrees View:
hello want to ask,does this galaxy gio have a macro fiture on its camera? i want to buy this handset very soon,thank u
posted on Aug 01, 2011, 2:47 AM 0
I got this for free from my sim's company and so far I'm very impressed. I thought that since it's an touchscreen phone it would be hard to type because I once used an iPhone for about a week . And that gave me a really bad impression on touchscreen phones ! But now, I so take it back. :D this phone
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 7:27 AM 0
i have a samsung galaxy gio i accidently switched my keyboard to swype key mode how do i change it back to original keyboard?
posted on Sep 11, 2011, 11:23 PM 0
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got this phone a few days ago. great response time. battery life is very low, samsung should have thought of it for a multi applicatiion phone. would be great if there was an option to keep the screen from switching off when using GPS option.
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 1:06 AM 0
was looking to buy either the samsung galaxy gio or the htc wildfire s. does anyone know which is better? the texting is the most important. thanks
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 12:07 PM 0
Man, dont go for htc wildfire, it a piece of junk, i had that set, and it was not even able to play angry bird with out lags, simply a waste of money, i would prefer u to have gio, its worth it, :o)
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 1:29 PM 0
Everything anyone ever said about rubbish battery life is true!!! Have had this phone three months now and have to charge it every day. Also Lynne's comment about hanging up. If the screen blanks out, when you recover it the keypad is gone and you have to shut the phone down to hang up. It's a piece of merde' Samsung should do the walk of shame!
posted on Oct 03, 2011, 3:44 AM 0
how much this phone ? i want to buy this phone too.. ;p
posted on Oct 09, 2011, 12:32 AM 0
The reason that flash is not supported, is because adobe's famous lazyness with porting their products to different architectures. The Qualcomm QCT MSM7227-1 runs an architecture that adobe seems to have left out, hence the incompatability. They should release it sooner or later though, but don't hold your breath.
posted on Oct 11, 2011, 1:57 PM 0
Btw, the batteryproblem is usual with android devices, it's because people who use them dont know how to turn off apps/settings that drain batteries! Buy an iPhone if you cant handle techstuff. Dont use internet/maps? Turn off Wifi/GPS! Dont use 3G? Set 2G only! Download some process manager to kill apps you dont use. Turn off syncing if you dont need it. Turn of datatransmission-mode if you don't need internet also. Use the device wisely and itll do you good.
posted on Oct 11, 2011, 2:03 PM 0
Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011
Just got this a few days ago for $150 CDN no contract. I've never used a smartphone before but I think this is excellent for the price. It's very hard to make this phone lag and battery life isn't as bad as people here are saying. I've played around with the vaunted iphone and there's not much difference in how this responds/functions. Of course I wish it had flash but for this price I can't complain.
posted on Dec 24, 2011, 6:29 PM 0
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- Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
- Camera 3 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
- Storage 0.158 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1350 mAh(6.60h 3G talk time)