i was totally satisified with this product,i bought it as refurbished but it was just like new,everything worked great,and for an android 2.1 you cant go wrong,the touch screen is almost to responsive but you have the option of the navigational key,battery life is excellent,the only downside is the keyboard when texting or browsing which is a bit small and you press the wrong keys all the time,i suggest a stylus,apart from that its a great phone and i am totally pleased.
I use this phone for a prepaid T-Mobile account. This only allows me to surf the web or get my email when I'm in Wifi areas, but that's fine since most of my time is spent either at work or home. This means I have the same benefits of a smartphone, but without any monthly charges. I'm shocked more people don't do this.
The phone arrives speaking German, but you can find your way to English by doing the following: on the application screen, choose the icon that looks like a blue gear wheel. In English, it will be called "settings." Choose the blue gear wheel.
The 10th item down has an icon that looks like a capital letter "A." Press it. Choose the first item that shows up and now you should be in a list of languages. Go down until you see "English (United States)." Press it. Now your phone speaks 'merican!
I've not had a problem with Wifi connections, though when it sleeps it does often break the connection. When I wake it up, it automatically reconnects and then checks my mail (I really recommend Gmail with an Android). The sync with Google is flawless otherwise.
Another nice feature is that this order is fulfilled by Amazon, and therefore ships free. It really has been a hassle free experience for my first Android phone. Love it!
The Samsung I5500 Unlocked GSM Cell Phone, in silver, is an affordable offering as it boasts a 2.8” QVGA touchscreen, 3G, 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 1200mAh battery, microSD card slot, and widgets for social networking and Google services. Sleek, compact, and pocket-friendly, you’ll be amazed to discover the incredible features inside. Powered by Android, you have access to over 100000 fun and useful apps on Android Market. This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will NOT work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.