Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 Review

Performance and conclusion:

The Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 sports a snappy 800MHz processor, but in reality, the presence of the mighty hardware is almost undetectable, because the phone doesn’t feel noticeably faster than the T-Mobile G1 or Magic... or the first Galaxy. The CPU, however, makes the quality Xvid and DivX playback possible at relatively high resolution. Moreover, the handset offers good sound quality when you listen to music and performs very well in terms of in-call quality (8/10). Voices sound loud and clear on both ends of the line and our only gripe relates to their sharpness.

The Spica is equipped with very robust battery and will keep your hone operational for 3 days before you have to recharge it in case of moderate daily use and for day and a half on heavy-duty use, meaning lots of calls and serious Wi-Fi abuse.

Some people may consider the support for HSDPA 3.6Mbps (7.2Mbps with the Galaxy) a disadvantage, but we don’t really think it´s such a serious shortcoming. Throw the appealing overall design into the deal, and the Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 looks like a better option than the Galaxy i7500 and HTC Magic, not to mention it’s expected to roll out at much the same price as the latter two. One of the major drawbacks of the handset is the lack of OS personalization and the HTC Hero remains our favorite in this respect.

All told, the Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 is worth it, despite its minor shortcomings, because it offers something that no other Android handset does – proper multimedia functionality. If you are willing to disregard it and opt for a more appealing interface and attractive overall design, consider the HTC Hero and its Sense UI.

Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 Video Review:


  • DivX and Xvid support
  • Proper AMOLED display
  • Decent in-call quality and audio playback
  • Robust battery
  • 3.5mm jack


  • No interface personalization... and yet again
  • Low quality, low-resolution video capture

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4 Reviews



1. martinpelant

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Hello, does Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 have an Anti-scratch display like Samsung Galaxy i7500?

2. WinnieThePooh

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

128MB of Ram? Are you sure? -_-'

4. aman9393

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2010

Does the new 2.1 update supports sending and recieving multimedia files over Bluetooth? If not is there any application that makes it possible? Delete this post, posted again in a much more relevant section.

5. Yezpal

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

Can we download Microsoft Office and use Excel sheet ( Create New sheet, Edit them)

6. syoody

Posts: 5; Member since: May 04, 2010

Yes, you can but you have to pay extra money for this aplication (I heard that it costs about 15 USD so it's quite expensive)

7. syoody

Posts: 5; Member since: May 04, 2010

Hello, does really Samsung i5700 have AMOLED screen? I don't think so... On every Polish website about mobile phones is written that it's equipped only with LCD screen.

8. chatterboxmoira

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

Can I download Adobe Flash 10 for mobiles onto this phone? I want to be able to play Facebook games and am looking for a suitable phone to hook-up to my home wireless broadband... Thanking you in advance

9. syoody

Posts: 5; Member since: May 04, 2010

Hi, I've just bought my Galaxy Lite and it's quite good phone. I've got a question: Does it support the SDHC memory cards or just the "normal" SD? Thanks in advice

10. djuo unregistered

just bought samsung GT-i5700.what applications can be downloaded on the phone?why does it require google account?thanks..

11. Vlada unregistered

Poor review!!! No AMOLED, no multi-touch...

12. miwa unregistered

does its have unlimited sms capacity?depends on memory..

13. conrad

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

how can i open my 3G for my samsung spica
Galaxy Spica
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.16h 3G talk time)

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