Samsung Galaxy 3 & Galaxy 5: Cheaper Android Solutions

Samsung Galaxy 3 & Galaxy 5: Cheaper Android SolutionsSouth Korean handset maker Samsung is tapping blooming Android-powered smartphone market of India. Earlier Samsung has launched 4 Android powered smartphones including one CDMA smartphone of Galaxy series.

Samsung has introduced these new two Galaxy smartphones – Galaxy 3 (i5800) and Galaxy 5(i5500) at a time when BlackBerry services is under scanner for security reasons and tech savvy people are liking to try hands on Android devices. Android is getting momentum in India, $35 tablet with Made-in-India tag is also operated by Android OS.

Recently we reported that Acer brings Android powered beTouch e110 at Rs 8999, now Samsung Android smartphone is also under 10k mark, Samsung Galaxy 5 is estimated to be priced around Rs 9000.

The other smartphone Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3 is priced Rs 12000. Both are loaded with Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), compared to Android OS 1.5 powered Acer e110. Galaxy 3 is also promised to upgrade to Android 2.2 in coming future. Galaxy 3 is also promised to upgrade to Android 2.2 in coming future. Both have TouchWiz v3.0 touchscreen UI and 3G connectivity.

Comparative specifications of Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5:

Galaxy 3 Galaxy 5
Price (Rs) 12000 approx 9000 approx
Size 113.5x55x12.85 mm 108x56x12.3 mm
Network 2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz3G HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100MHz 2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100MHz
OS Android 2,1 Android 2,1
Display 3.2” QVGA LCD 2.8” QVGA LCD
Camera 3.2MP autofocus, digital zoomPresetted shot 2MP FF
Video DivX/Xvid, WMV, H.263/264 MPEG video player & record 320 x240 fps @15fps MPEG, H.263/264
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, OGG,MIDI. FM Radio with RDS, 3.5”mm jack MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,FM Radio with RDS, 3.5”mm jack
Connectivity Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, AllShareTM Bluetooth v2.1, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, AllShareTM
Other features Social Hub, Google Services, Android Market, AGPS, Touch Wiz 3.0 user interface, Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelometer Social Hub, Google Services, Android Market, AGPS, Touch Wiz 3.0 user interface, Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
Memory 170MB, MicroSD upto 32GB 170MB, MicroSD upto 16 GB
Battery Li-Ion 1500mAh Li-Ion 1200mAh

Samsung’s Galaxy series Android powered handsets- Timeline in India :

Tata Docomo Introduces Samsung Galaxy at Rs 28,990 – September 23rd, 2009
Samsung Intros Galaxy Spica the Android 3G Smartphone at Rs.15k – February 9th, 2010
Samsung Launches Two New SmartPhone Wave and Galaxy S In India – June 16th, 2010
Reliance Mobile Launches Android CDMA Smartphone Samsung Galaxy i899 – July 8th, 2010

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DAVID
DAVID
August 22, 2011 11:54 am 11:54 AM

good phone…but… bad gps…very bad..
thanks

akshay
May 18, 2011 1:06 pm 1:06 PM

should i buy galaxy pop?

akshay
May 12, 2011 8:34 pm 8:34 PM

should i buy galaxy 5,galaxy pop or galaxy fit.Please reply me.I am buying new android phone.

MaNoJ
March 24, 2011 1:32 pm 1:32 PM

Shitiz Khurana :
@Lalit
hey bro.. use kies software update, i have galaxy 5, i have upgraded my phone to 2.2

But it is not showing any update for samsung Galaxy 3 or 5.. 🙁
From where are you updraded.?? 🙂

Shitiz Khurana
Shitiz Khurana
March 24, 2011 1:51 am 1:51 AM

@Lalit
hey bro.. use kies software update, i have galaxy 5, i have upgraded my phone to 2.2

pradeep poudel
pradeep poudel
March 12, 2011 7:38 am 7:38 AM

@lalit-samsung galaxy comes with official android froyo version noe a dayz

Lalit
Lalit
March 5, 2011 11:16 pm 11:16 PM

Guys… I am not gonna purchase any mobile of Samsung in future. They are very clever. First they did fake advertising by other people that Galaxy 3 is upgradable to Android 2.2 but now they are discarding it. I got following reply from them:
“Samsung mobile model GT-I5801 (GALAXY 3) is coming with v2.1 and it cannot be upgradable to any other
higher version of ANDROID like V2.2 or V2.3.”

What a bull-s**t. Wastage of 12K Ruppees.

Gaurav
Gaurav
February 20, 2011 11:07 am 11:07 AM

Any update on when these devices are getting updated to Android 2.2?
I am planning to but one of these only if they are upgradeable to 2.2

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