Samsung i7500 / Android / Sim Free / Unlocked / 5.0 Megapixel / Touch Screen Mobile Phone was £499 now £199!! @ Play - HotUKDeals
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Samsung i7500 / Android / Sim Free / Unlocked / 5.0 Megapixel / Touch Screen Mobile Phone was £499 now £199!!

Seems like a good deal for a decent sim free Android phone.

Spec:

Main Features:
Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging
Video
Operating System: Android OS, v1.5
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Games

General:
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100 / 1700

Size:
Dimensions: 115 x 56 x 11.9 mm
Display:
Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Ringtones:
Type: Downloadable MP3, WAV
Vibration
Memory:
Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records: Practically unlimited
Card slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 16 GB
Internal memory: 8 GB

Data:
GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
HSCSD
EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: v2.0
USB: microUSB v2.0
Other Features:
GPS

Java: MIDP 2.0
MPEG4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV player
MP3/ e-AAC+/ WMA/ RA player
Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk

Battery:
Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
More From Play.Com:

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#1
absolutely stonking deal for a very decent handset
#2
I do like Android systems. em,I am planing to get one of those.
#3
May not be as good as first thought, been this price on eBay for quite sometime.
#4
this is a rubbish phone cant see the buttons in the dark
#5
moneysaver05
this is a rubbish phone cant see the buttons in the dark


I don;t understand why. only three buttons on the phone,you just press any of them, the phone screen will be on. and then you can see any thing in the dark.
1 Like #6
Click Here regarding problems with this phone.
1 Like #7
in play description:

Samsung I7500 is equipped with a 3.2-inch OLED screen of HVGA resolution. The device runs on the latest 1.5 version of the Andorid OS and is equipped with a 5 megapixel autofocus camera.

=> phone will never get 2.x update
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/02/17/samsung-i7500-galaxy-will-not-get-the-android-2-x-firmware-update/

if you are ok with android 1.5, then sure its an "ok" deal
but otherwise, i'd stay away for a phone that is abandoned by its own manufacturer!
#8
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.
#9
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


link?
#10
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


Galaxy S for £230???
#11
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


Where can you get a Galaxy S for £229.99?
1 Like #12
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


Or pay £20 more and get a known brand like Sony.
#13
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.

lies! where's the link!!!
#14
Only 1.5... Mmmmm - Run Forest RUN!!!!!
Most have 2.1/2.2 or 1.6 (as with the Xperia soon to be 2.1 I hope - get a move on Sony!!!) so I'd save your money and go for something else IMHO for what it's worth.

:D
#15
Yeah, unless you can hack 2.1 or 2.2 onto this then I wouldn't bother.
#16
tanikk£
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


Or pay £20 more and get a known brand like Sony.


Or a known brand like a Samsung Galaxy S which is a superb bit of kit.
#17
These guys are working on an unofficial update : http://code.google.com/p/gaosp/wiki/Index

Progress could be quite slow and still without a full feature list.
#18
tanikk£
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


Or pay £20 more and get a known brand like Sony.


Since when has Samsung been an unknown brand? I think you'd struggle to find anyone who hadn't heard of them.
#19
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if this was the case...
#20
I do like Android phones... HOWEVER... this (the Galaxy) was my first one and it was a nightmare. Had a few problems but the worst was whenever it rang it would hang up when you picked the phone up to answer it so you would then have to call the person back. I sent it back to Samsung under warranty but don't get me started about that. After a couple months with my phone they gave up and offered me a Omni (Windows phone) which I promptly sold and used the money to get a Moto Milestone. Love the milestone as it is but should be even better when they update it to Android 2.2 (in a month or 2, fingers crossed).
#21
Absolutely shocking phone, got this when it first came out because O2 didn't do the Hero and I wanted a good camera. Ended up selling it within 2 weeks and buying a Hero off ebay (which was cheaper as well at the time) and haven't looked back.

The only advantages this had over the Hero were the screen (which was a bit bigger and prettier but not very responsive), the camera (which was barely functional) and the built-in 8GB storage (which didn't really count for much as SDs are cheap as chips these days). On the downside the phone was immensely buggy - force closes all the time, laggy as hell - my old Nokia 5800 was faster, in-call sound quality was horrendous, battery wouldn't even last a day with pretty much everything turned off, the keylock mechanism was unpredictable and frustrating, and most annoying of all: the phone had a habit of turning itself off without me realising. Perhaps Samsung have sorted some of these issues out by now, but the support when it came out was terrible and now the galaxy s is out I'm fairly sure they're not going to support this any better now.

Still £200 isn't bad for an android smartphone that's only been out 9 months but I would avoid this particular phone like the plague - this for me was the last time I ever buy Samsung (I've had three shocking phones of theirs now)
1 Like #22
Think very carefully, better to save your cash as it's likely you'll stay on Android 1.5 when even 3.0 is being talked about nowadays; like having a top spec PC but only having Windows 95 as the max you'll be able to play with (as great as Windows 95 was).

I have a T-Mobile Pulse which I got brand new for £90 at the end of last year, and even I have 2.1 on it, so it's important to see how much company and online community support these newer smartphones have before you take the plunge.
#23
Where is the Link for the Galaxy S at 229.99 ? we are all waiting .
#24
tanikk£
TheGimp
Pay another £30 for a Galaxy S.


Or pay £20 more and get a known brand like Sony.


oO
#25
There is no Galaxy S for £230 obviously the guy got confused and meant the
£330 on o2 PAYG.

I'd avoid this phone for sure. The Galaxy S is worth the extra £130 for sure. Or if your budget doesnt stretch that far. The Galaxy Portal which I've seen New for £220 inc P&P (Sim Free) or from CEX in Mint condition from £125.

Just my opinion though,
#26
To echo other people here, avoid this like the plague. It will never see later than 1.6 officially, it has a resistive screen and still has bugs in 1.6. Battery life is unimpressive. This is why I was warning people about the Galaxy S, I would not be surprised if they dropped it after 2.2 like they dropped the i7500 after 1.6.

Also, for an extra £20 you can get an HTC Wildfire which would definitley be money well spent.
#27
z0mbi3
To echo other people here, avoid this like the plague. It will never see later than 1.6 officially, it has a resistive screen and still has bugs in 1.6. Battery life is unimpressive. This is why I was warning people about the Galaxy S, I would not be surprised if they dropped it after 2.2 like they dropped the i7500 after 1.6.

Also, for an extra £20 you can get an HTC Wildfire which would definitley be money well spent.


It's not a resistive screen on the i7500, it's an capacitive AMOLED screen.

I'd also discourage potential buyers of this phone due to Android 1.5, it's just so so dated now.
#28
Samsung have no plans to update the Android software on this phone. So good luck.
#29
There are not many apps on Market to support 1.5version and as commented by many fellows here it is unlikely to get an update for 2.1 or 2.2.
The power of android is, like iphones, availability of apps. when you cant get many apps what the point of bying this phone other than just utter rubbish.
#30
Not bad, not a bad deal at all.
But for this kind of money you'd rather get a HTC Hero...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-hero-refurb-159-99-inc-10-start/711373
#31
bilalbilal
Not bad, not a bad deal at all.
But for this kind of money you'd rather get a HTC Hero...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-hero-refurb-159-99-inc-10-start/711373


For that price the Hero is a steal.

It might not get updated from 2.1 to 2.2, but it's easy to root and there are a few custom 2.2 ROMS already around for it.
#32
The Hero is a lot better than this, cheaper as well.
#33
I had a play with a Samsung Galaxy S yesterday - awesome bit of kit. Samsung are on the rise, it would appear.
#34
Infinite Element
I had a play with a Samsung Galaxy S yesterday - awesome bit of kit. Samsung are on the rise, it would appear.


Sure is, its not without it's faults though, but there's a good Custom ROM scene building around it.
ClockworkMOD has almost finished his Custom Recovery image and Paul @ Modaco says his next ROM will be flashed this way.
That should take care of all the bugs so far.
#35
Android 1.5 kills it for me. Now, if I could get a Galaxy S for £230 I'd be laughing...
#36
I've had two of these and they are crap. Stay well clear! TRUST ME!

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