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Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Advantages And Disadvantages

The Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio is a phone of compromise. If you’re looking to give smartphones a try, you may be willing to live without a killer screen and a brilliant camera. The Gio will be a good choice for newbies or budget upgraders, if the price is right.

It’s a decent offer for the midrange: with a good enough version of Android (2.2.1 Froyo), good enough screen, a powerful 800MHz processor and a great connectivity set, ranging from 3G to GPS. There’s little to complain about, save for the imaging skills perhaps.

Once you have purchased Samsung Gio, of course you need to purchase a memory card, because internal memory is only 158 MB and it wont be enough. Minimum 16GB (ad cost almost 30 euro a good one) of memory is required for these generations.

Here’s the rest of what the Galaxy Gio has to offer.

Key features Of Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 3.2" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution, multi-touch
  • 800MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset; 278MB of RAM available to the user
  • Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) with TouchWiz 3.0 UI
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n with Mobile Hotspot functionality
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
  • 3.2 MP autofocus camera with geo-tagging and face-detection
  • QVGA@15fps video
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • DNSe sound enhancement
  • Document viewer
  • Smart dialing
  • Swype text input
  • Web browser is fast even under EDGE network,
  • Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Advantages And Disadvantages

The Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio obviously isn’t a camera-centric device. QVGA video and 3.2 MP stills don’t go a long way. But as a smartphone it has what it takes to be taken seriously. There isn't a shutter for the camera (and sometimes I think it's annoying). The sound from Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio isn't really good. So this is not recommended for you who like listen to music. Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio Battery finishes with in 6 hours.

If the screen was 1 inch more (3.2' to 3.3') the Samsung S5660 Galaxy

Gio will be a nice and hard choice for mid level smartphone on the market to buy.

Once you have purchased Samsung Gio, of course you need to purchase a memory card, because internal memory is only 158 MB and it wont be enough. Minimum 16GB (ad cost almost 30 euro a good one) of memory is required for these generations.

Also missing a Native Divx Player. So you have to arrange to buy some player by the android market and maybe if you lucky it works.

Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio and LG Optimus One compete in the same price level, almost identical in price to be honest. LG has slightly slower processing, compared to overclocked processing in Gio/Ace.

Main disadvantages
  • Poor video recording
  • No shutter key for the camera
  • No Adobe Flash support in the web browser. You need to use YouTube applications or any other such apps to view flash
  • No ambient light sensor for auto brightness
  • No DivX/Xvid video support out of the box

Importance Of Gingerbread Update:

If you have recently bought this phone, get to nearest mobile mall. And get your mobile updated to 2.3 Version. because it has 800MHZ for 2.3. Then when we install (free) application, note that not all applications are free. Its type of Adware so that the company gets its payment through advertisements which gets on during your gameplay or on application usage. So this advertisement get added up and one day it butches up the mobile. So gingerbread is good at this as it blocks the advertisements.

It have been mentioned in the ginger bread highlights that it has better power  management system. just wait for the release of Android 2.3 for Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio.

      If too many applications are running in the background of the mobile, there is a automatic way to stop background running apps through advance task killer. Go to the settings and try to use auto kill apps along with different timing execute or I hope you will figure it out.

      The battery life:

      If you have this mobile, you will love it except for the battery life and it does shutdown very often. Yes, the battery drains up so fast, you need to charge it every 5 hours, that's without wifi on, just imagine how fast it drains up when the wifi is on.

      Note that, Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio battery needs at least 3 hours to be fully charged. Also you can check the battery status with the help of clock icon in the menu during charging . It will guide you the status.

      If you going to use your Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio only for calls. It will be stand for 4-5 days. If you play songs and some games for some hours than it will give you back up for 1.5 days.

      Well there are some tricks to get more & more life out of your battery.

    • 1. Reduce the brightness will help you a lot.

    • 2. Turn off 3G services and switch to 2G network.

    • 3. Do not install so many applications because lot of apps keep running in background.

    • 4. Try to get "Advance Task Killer" to stop unwanted apps.

    • 5. To not use live wallpapers. It'll eat your battery quickly.

    • 6. Turn on the wifi when you need it only.

        • I am sure it will help you or lets hope for a new battery for Samsung in future.

          Remember, battery performance has been compromised at the cost of good display and typical Android 3G set specifications. Overall it is a nice set provided you keep the data network off and put on when the need arises and not all the time.

        Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Advantages And Disadvantages

        They are a better bargain than the upper-smartphone and find their way into people’s pockets a lot easier. With that goal in mind, the Galaxy Gio must be an all-round pleaser of a phone.

        If you want a high end features smartphone then i suggest you to buy this Samsung Galaxy Gio, that's if you don't mind to charge it every 5 hours. But overall Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio is good for its price.

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