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Samsung I5510 Review

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Samsung I5510 Review
Samsung i5510’s earspeaker is very loud, the conversations with the people that were calling us sounded clear. However, the other party complained of not being able to hear us very well, since our voices came out muffled.

The phone sometimes had trouble locking the nearest cell tower, or dropped the signal in mid-call. When it behaved, though, we noticed that at places where we usually have very scarce coverage, the Samsung i5510 had full three or four bars, and we were able to  carry a normal conversation.

There are no official endurance numbers for the 1200mAh battery, but in our unit it had to be charged every evening, and went down really fast with Wi-Fi turned on.


We were very pleased with the simplistic, unpretentious design of the compact QWERTY-laden Samsung i5510. Seeing Froyo and TouchWiz 3.0 perform in tandem for the first time out of the box, we are extremely optimistic about Android. The interface is snappy, smooth and functional, while the physical keyboard differentiates the Samsung i5510 from the existing Froyo pack.

If you prefer touchscreen only, have a look at the Galaxy 3, or, alternatively, if Android with a keyboard does it for you, the Motorola MILESTONE 2 hears your pain, but at a higher price. The rumored MSRP for the unlocked Samsung i5510 is the affordable 200 euros ($270), and it is ready to appear on Vodafone in a short while.

Samsung I5510 Video Review:


  • Compact design
  • Comfortable QWERTY keyboard
  • Smooth interface with Android 2.2


  • Very basic Adobe Flash support
  • Mediocre camera without a flash
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7 Good
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 1

1. Gianluigi (unregistered)

It is pretty strange the resolution of 400x240 pixel. And really poor too. Are you sure that the resolution is not 480x320 pixel? I think that considering, photo ,video, price and market segment 480x320 should be the correct resolution. Thanks in advance for the answer.

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 07:42

2. Jon123 (unregistered)

Well this is really disappointing! USA has the Epic 4G, Europe get this. Maybe with a half decent camera (5 megpixels isn't much to ask these days!), it would push it to mid-range worthy. Right now its a weird combination of low-to-mid range features... even Sony's X10 Mini Pro at half the size offers more. Shame.

posted on 01 Jan 2011, 06:57

3. Prabhu (unregistered)

Does it have support for document(excel, word, pdf, powerpoint) viewing & editing?

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 01:22

4. sunil kataria (unregistered)

does it support document editor or document viewer( excel,word,pdf,powerpoint) plz provide full details

galaxy 3 or galaxy 551 which one is better to buy

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:05

5. mahikupp (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

@Prabhu & @sunil kataria : Samsung 551 does not come with ThinkFree Office Mobile pre-installed. All Android 2.0 and above versions support docs viewer and editor features. ThinkFree Office Mobile can be downloaded from market or visit the this link for more informationhttp://product.thinkfree.com/mobile/162 you might also want to take a look at this link toohttp://product.thinkfree.com/mobile/android/faq.

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 18:50

6. ariv (unregistered)

can I upgrade the firmware from 2.2 to 2.3 gingerbread ? or change theme ?
because the menu icon is very old.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 05:57

7. Hanif (unregistered)

This is the worst phone i ever used. Because of its stylish look I brought this mobile. Offcourse it should surve my business perposes. Belive me the 12mAH battery is worst. It drain like anything. After full charge within 5 minits battery drains to 95% despite all the bluthooth and wireless is turned off. Bigest joke about the 3G ..It is slower than 2g and the phone get hang very offten. No url open properly. I tried with 3 diff service provider. So there is no sim problem. This product which find its way to dustbin. beleive me friend if u look for a bussiness phone den do consider balck barry. Samsumg u cheat..U suck..Worst product I ever used in my life

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 03:34

8. Rajamanickam (unregistered)

Its very worst phone in android ...when we open the browser the mobile get hang.. :

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 01:40

9. alok852 (unregistered)

i have been using this fon for last six months..its battery lyf sucks..u can't play smooth videos..and today its showing in charging status without the power supply. it doesn't support too many softwares say 8 is too much for it. fon hangs now and then..

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 04:43

10. hemaram (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

Browsing experiance in this mobile is WORST!! Camera Quality is Poor (Though 3.2MP camera of Nokia mobile looks great).Hangs frequently.. you cant play even ANGRY BIRDS smoothly, though it was the only installed application :| ...Processor SUCKS!!!!!
Only PROS i can say is Sound quality is pretty decent.

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Samsung I5510

Samsung I5510

OS: Android 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
600 MHz
Size4.37 x 2.17 x 0.60 inches
(111 x 55 x 15.3 mm)
4.13 oz  (117 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 9.1 hours talk time

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