Samsung Galaxy 5 Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy 5 review: the cheapest Android smartphone on the market that doesn't skimp on too many features.

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.50 / 5 (of 44 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 199.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Lucas

0.5

1

Pros
Nothing
Cons
WORST PHONE EVER
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I had the Htc wildfire S before this and there is no comparison, the htc owned its ass. Signal always drops out, terrible for multi-tasking and has the worst web browser ever made

Muddy

5.0

2

Pros
Muddy
Cons
I don't know
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I'm not sure if I should buy this phone please tell me if I should

Zach

4.0

3

Pros
Phone
Cons
Text
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Its really annoying when i text if i like press the button once it comes like 50 times its really annoying

SEXY SANTA

5.0

4

Pros
me
Cons
people
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I Love this phone. It is way better than the telstra smart touch. I definetely recomnd this phone! :D

Blargh

3.0

5

Pros
blargh
Cons
blargh
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debbie don't track your daughters movements that's being a bitch

Ella

4.0

6

Pros
good phone
Cons
3g symbol
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Lachlan, it means that you are always connected to the internet. To turn it off you go to settings, wireless and networks, and then scroll down and it says mobile network. Just turn it off and the 3g symbol will dissappear and then if you want the internet then turn it back on. Hope that helps :)

Ella

4.5

7

Pros
good phone
Cons
concerned about credit
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I have a Samsung Galaxy 5 and always when I recharge it it takes away at least $15 content. Why does it do this?

blah2

0.0

8

Pros
specification
Cons
settings
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ahm i accidentally click things out and suddenly something happened the home pad button wont work.. idk what to do, can somebody help me? i really need it fixed immediately.. :(

lachlan

4.5

9

Pros
please help
Cons
gps is bad
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what is that little 3g sign at the top of your screen with the two little arrows going up and down mean i will send someone $10 credit if they give me the answer to locho111@hotmail.com

lachlan

4.0

10

Pros
the phone is great
Cons
gps is bad
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can someone please email me what the little 3g sign is at the top of your screen it has two little arrows pointing up and down can you tell me what its for asap i will send you some credit if posible
who ever tells me first

Katy

5.0

11

Pros
Samsung Galaxy 5
Cons
Nothing
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The best phone ever and battery lasts up to 15 dyas with out loosing a single bar!

I love this phone so much!

It is my 5th phone and i will always get a galaxy now and it is so cheap only 99 dollars exclusive to telstra!

the touch screen is as good as an iphone and it comes with a car charger!! The best phone ever again!!!

J

1.0

12

Pros
the weather :/
Cons
no pool :'(
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I have had this phone for a bit and im having a lot load of promlums with the wep and texting it stops recivimg texts for 4-8 hurs and i dont know how to fix it. can any one help
???

Jiggle

5.0

13

Pros
Almost everything
Cons
Battery life
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I absolutely liked this phone

shayden

4.0

14

Pros
memory
Cons
little amount of memory
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I dont like the little amount of memory it has plus does anyone know when froyo update is out

Amichael

2.5

15

Pros
-
Cons
-
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I'm Getting this phone for christmas, but when I went into the telstra store they said I could get on 0.facebook for free and now JJ Your saying I can't. Who Should I trust??

And my rating is not what I think of this phone!

Brianna Laird

4.5

16

Pros
It's god simple and easy.
Cons
Not enough memory!
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I have had this phone for about 8 months. Such a great phone i love it. Facebook is free if your with telstra, all you got to do is go to the address in browser called 0.facebook.com there you go :)

Zoe

2.5

17

Pros
.
Cons
.
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I was wondering if you are able to plug headphones into this phone, it says there is an mp3 player on the phone, but that isn't much use if it can't use headphone. Any info greatly appreciated!!

kellee

4.0

18

Pros
shoes
Cons
the clap
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how do i get ringtones into my music file

Becky

4.5

19

Pros
Great value for price, responsive touch screen, loads quickly on telstra network
Cons
difficult to customize
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Just purchased this phone and so far I am extremely pleased with it! Considering it was $99 from telstra, it is absolutely amazing! I was quite worried that the touch screen would not work the way that it should and I am pleased to report than in functions fantastically! It was a low cost cell phone so it doesn't have quite as many frills as the HTC androids, and the screen is not as big, but I am perfectly happy with it. I did have to purchase a ringtone rather than use one I downloaded but that's ok! Ringtones aren't a necessity, I just like them ;) The front screen does not have the date on it unless you use the big obnoxious date clock widgit, but like I said before it's great and the price was right!

Tania

2.5

20

Pros
smart looking phone
Cons
calander entrys
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Mum purchased the Galaxy phone for me and I'm having trouble accessing the calander every time I go to put an entry into it the stupid thing tells me no events listed well derrrr i haven't added one yet as i cann't
please help

Michelle

1.0

21

Pros
?
Cons
sim back up???
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When you use the sim back up for all your contacts where do you retreive them from?????? the phone seems to have lost them all????? Not happy

Need to know.

4.0

22

Pros
Touchscreen, look and price
Cons
I dont know if I should buy it or not
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Hey guys! I really need help! I am teenager and I really want a new phone, and this one looks pretty good... but I need to know if it is really worth buying!

I need to be able to use facebook, messaging should work good cause I text my friends.. and it should be really easy to type. Anyone got a good opinion cause I cant decided from all these other reviews...

Cheers

Cathy

1.5

23

Pros
easy use
Cons
charging
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i too have had problems with the charging, not even getting a days use and i am a very light user. Fonezone just sent it back but seems they didnt even check the battery or the charger, just waiting to see if it will charge since i have it back

marleyc

2.5

24

Pros
dunno
Cons
dunno
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i am trying to decide what phone to get without going over 200 dollars i was wondering if this is the phone to get please reply

MK

4.0

25

Pros
samsung galaxy 5
Cons
nokia
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Samsung Galaxy 5 Great phone except the internet wont work how do i get it to work im through telstra.

caiitymay

3.0

26

Pros
sun
Cons
ice
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if you are with telstra
o.facebook.com
is free
enter it in the url then tada ! :D

aL

1.5

27

Pros
nothing
Cons
nothing
• • •

FACEBOOK is NOT free! The phone requires a data plan!

Ellie

3.5

28

Pros
The slim Design
Cons
Having to unlock the fone
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Yes You can use free facebook on this phone, All you have to do is Go onto the pigpond Icon and Type in 0.facebook.com . Also With the picture Messages You Can recieve them As i have Before And they usually take 2-3 minutes to Load on my Samsung Galaxy 5. The only Bit im worried about Is that One of my friends recently locked my phone and i cant get it unlocked...

Ha-chan

3.0

29

Pros
Japan
Cons
Teens
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I like the phone but it's not allowing me to send with bluetooth to other company's phone, like Nokia.
And I can't get good headphones for it.

Matt

4.0

30

Pros
Everything!
Cons
I can't change my ringtone to a song I already have on my phone!
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everything is great except for the fact where i cant change my ringtone or message tone to a song i already have on here in my music file

Mick

5.0

31

Pros
Performance, Value
Cons
not much
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I had nokia 71 before i had this and I love this phone. It does everything i need and it was cheap. Yeah iphone and galaxy S has better screen but this still looks great for its price. For those complaining about SMS facility just go to android market and get other app for SMS

Rebecca

3.0

32

Pros
Easy to use. Lightweight
Cons
SMS sometimes. Email!
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I have had this phone for 5 months and I'm almost ready for a new One. It's good and everything but Lacks in SMS. I don't receive them sometimes and it has it's moments where it won't let me send even though I have service and credit. So I don't know why it does that but Annoying. And I can't read my emails either anymore. Other than that it's works well. Really responsive to touch screen.

Isobella

4.0

33

Pros
Touch screen, awesome price, nice apps
Cons
not sure!
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I dont know much bout this phone but I tried it out in the Telstra store 2day and I really liked it..... i currently have the WORST phone around.... the lg ks360... slide phone.... really bad and would not reccomend it.... but can anyone tell me if the samsung one is one to consider.... or the nokia c3?

Dexajz

2.5

34

Pros
i don't know
Cons
??
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I cannot write a comment on facebook. What's lacking?

Luke

4.5

35

Pros
WiFi, Fast Net, Apps, High Definition Screen, Swype, Fast Texting and contacts and calls are easy to navigate
Cons
When calling do not let ear touch screen as for some reason it unlocks it and presses buttons and calender is gay
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Good phone for teen, not too expensive although living in a rural area it cost me $499

Laurena

3.5

36

Pros
android widgets
Cons
not too sturdy
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i owned a samsung star before upgrading to the galaxy 5, and the star was incrediply sturdy, it only ever had a few scratches, but after only owning the Galaxy 5 for 1 and a half weeks, i dropped it and the screen smashed, other than that its excellent.

Jew

2.5

37

Pros
COOL
Cons
I HAVE TO SPEND MONEYS
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NOT MY JEW GOLD

ben

4.0

38

Pros
free fb
Cons
bat
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FFFeff

Isaac Sagnol

5.0

39

Pros
sensitive toch screen
Cons
havent found anything yet
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great phone heaps of value for money and to all those people who say it takes poor quality photos, they have cameras for that.

Grumpy

0.0

40

Pros
Nothing
Cons
Touch Screen, Appointments
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It is a cheap phone which does not provide good SMS facility. Set up for reminders not user friendly and takes too much time in setting up these on calendar.
Contact can not store full double name.

Jess

1.0

41

Pros
?
Cons
sms
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My phone is only a day old and this morning it stopped sennding or recieving messages. -.- Has this happened to anyone else?

grumpy

1.0

42

Pros
?
Cons
blue tooth,menu
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I have a Telstra unlocked phone which I switched from Windows based O2 Atom. For me a mobile should provide facility to make calls, provide contacts in various sort order,reminders/appointments, listening to music, send SMS/MMS, blue tooth connection in car and to equipment other than Samsung brand. Being so used to O2, I find that Galaxy 5 lacks providing contact in a diffent order than name say for instance by Company name. Sending SMS is also not user friendly. Setting an appointment or simple reminder requires too many fields filling. Possibly all these features are restrictions of Android. O2 linked to blue tooth in car easily but tried the same with Samsung- no such luck. Had bought Samsung blue tooth stereo headset which I find links very well and good value for money. Overall not happy at all. I am thining of getting HTC Mozart or a higher model - possibly because pay peanuts and you get a monkey.

Kylie

5.0

43

Pros
WIFI
Cons
?
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i have had this phone for about three months.
it was great until i dropped it in the toilet, when i charge it the symbol on the phone come up (when off) but i just cannot use the actual on/off button to turn it on or off. so now i cant use my phone at all. HELP !

lily pily

5.0

44

Pros
me
Cons
you
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i have had this product for 4 months now it is great i have dropped it bt not a problem it is like drop proof ohh and i took it for a shower and the screen went white but i took the battery out and back in and i worked better than ever

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