Samsung S5560 Review

Performance and conclusion:

Our callers sounded somehow far-off and muted through the earpiece of the Samsung S5560. The situation appeared to be slightly better on their end of the line, although they complained we sounded rather surreal. As a whole, the in-quality is below average, although we didn’t have any troubles understanding people. According to the manufacturer, the battery should be quite tough and provide up to 9.5 hours of continuous talk. It did perform well during out tests and managed to keep the phone operational for two days with moderate number of calls, but heavy internet surfing.

There is nothing about the Samsung S5560 to make it stand out really, although it comes free of serious shortcomings as well. Its connectivity, camera and browser functions are better than those of lower-end models like the Samsung Star S5230 or Corby S3650 and what we are most disappointed at is the mediocre video playback capabilities of the handset. If you cannot afford the Samsung Jet S8000, LG ARENA KM900 or any other high-end device, but still consider taking snapshots and surfing the Internet important, the Samsung S5560 is a nice option indeed. We would recommend that you take a look at the LG GT505 that comes with similar overall functionality, but adds a built-in GPS and 3G connectivity.


Samsung S5560 Video Review:



Pros

  • Good snapshot quality
  • Usable browser, especially with a Wi-Fi hotspot nearby
  • 3.5mm jack and cool audio player
  • Robust battery

Cons

  • Mediocre video capture and playback
  • Lacks 3G
  • No automated email account setup
  • No multitasking

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

User Rating:

9.1
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7 Comments

1. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

where is the video?

2. barmalei

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

The phone looks really good for its class, hope Samsung will continue this overall design trend - including matte soft back instead of the ever present shiny plastic that looks and feels cheap even in their expensive phones (like Omnia II). If the screen resolution was a bit higher, and the video recording was of a better quality, S5560 would've been a very interesting phone, ready to compete even with some big boys among customers that don't really need 3G and smartphone capabilities - hey, you've got Wi-Fi and an excellent browser here.BTW, thank you, Phone Arena guys, for your fantastic reviews and for keeping us well-informed.

4. jumpskate

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

hey use samsung s5560....n the phone rocks....it is just a 2 good phone....specially in its price...i dnt need to chrg the phone fr 2 days.....the camera is excellent....the video is comparatively poor....bt not dat bad.....very light n comfortable to use....i wud give it a 9 on 10......n also recommend to buy the phone....

5. jumpskate

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

i meant i use samsung s5560

6. Ceej unregistered

I got this phone 2nd hand from a friend. Though skeptical at first (no 3G, 2nd cam for video calls which I do so often because I live and work away from my family), I got to love the phone! The WiFi compensates for the lack of 3G, the camera is very good, though not at par with my Sony Ericsson K850i which has the same number of pixels, 5 and I love what I can do with the widgets! Best part of it all is the battery life, one of the best. For one full charge I got to surf both on WiFi and EDGE, call and be called on (accumulated minutes 42), text and play some music (I only have a few because most of my music is on my iPod Touch) and it still had 2 bars of juice, AFTER 5 days!

7. shahzad unregistered

i am using s5560 from last 1 year,nd its 2 gud,camera is perfect,i have compared wid so many 5 mp,but it is best ,best output,problem is dat i am not gettig wallpapers formy cell,can anybody tell me from where shld i get the wallpaper for my S5560.... thanks in advance......

8. hmmmmm unregistered

ive had it for just over a year and now it touch sencitivity the lock key and the 1 back button gone weird i wouln''t buy this phone if needed for long term.
S5560
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.078 GB
  • Battery 960 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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