Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801

The Good Responsive touchscreen with multi-touch support; fairly long battery life; good camera; impressive video playback.

The Bad Chunky design; screen is on the small side.

The Bottom Line The Android-based Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801's slick touchscreen, reasonably powerful processor and impressive multimedia features help it rise above the moderately priced smart-phone competition

Editors' Rating
8.3 Overall

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Price £225 Typical Price £225 Typical Price £849 Apple £949 Apple £225 Typical Price
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Review

Samsung Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801

The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best smart phones you can currently buy. But its high price means many people simply won't be able to afford it. This is where the Galaxy Apollo GT-i5801 fits in. It offers many of the best features of the Galaxy S, including version 2.1 of the Android operating system, in a much cheaper handset.

You can pick the Apollo up for free on a £20-per-month, 2-year contract. It's also available on a pay as you go deal for around £150, or for about £225 SIM-free.

Chunky charm

The Apollo doesn't look as classy as some of Samsung's other recent smart phones, but it's not without its charms. It's rather chunky, at 13mm thick, and the rear of the phone is basically a single piece of dull, black plastic. But the front has a much sexier, mirrored finish that really looks the business, even though it's a magnet for fingerprints.

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