Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Review: Average Gio

By 10:35 Tue, 10 Aug 2021 Comments


Introduction

It’s devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gio that helped Android gain so much ground in so small time. They are a better bargain than the uber-smartphone and find their way into people’s pockets a lot easier. With that goal in mind, the Galaxy Gio must be an all-round pleaser of a phone.






Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

They may soon be running out of names for the Galaxy lot. But it will be when number plates start to descend short that they’ll know they’re in trouble. Back to the point though. Boy number S5660 is called Gio. He’s a teenager – mischievous and fun, too young for a suit and tie.

It’s a decent offer for the midrange: with a fine enough version of Android (2.2.1 Froyo), fine enough screen, a powerful 800Mega Hertz (MHz) processor and a remarkable connectivity set, ranging from 3G to GPS. There’s small to complain about, save for the imaging skills perhaps.

Here’s the rest of what the Galaxy Gio has to offer.

Key features

  • Quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) and dual-band 3G support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support
  • 3.2" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchclassy screen of HVideo Graphics Array (VGA) (320 x 480 pixels) resolution, multi-touch
  • 800Mega Hertz (MHz) ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, elegant Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset; 278Mega Bytes (MB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) available to the user
  • Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) with TouchWiz 3.0 UI
  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11 b, g, n with Mobile Hotspot functionality
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
  • 3.2 MegaPixel (MP) autofocus capturing camera with geo-tagging and face-detection
  • QVGA@15fps video
  • microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box)
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • DNSe sound enhancement
  • Stereo Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS
  • Document viewer
  • Smart dialing
  • Swype text input
  • Samsung Apps brings a few nice apps for free

Main disadvantages

  • Poor video recording
  • No shutter key for the camera
  • No Adobe Flash support in the web browser
  • No ambient light sensor for auto brightness
  • No DivX/Xvid video support out of the box

The Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio obviously isn’t a camera-centric device. QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) video and 3.2 MegaPixel (MP) stills don’t go a long way. But as a smartphone it has what it takes to be taken seriously.






Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 live shots

The Samsung Galaxy Gio is a phone of compromise. If you’re looking to give smartphones a try, you may be willing to live without a killer classy screen and a brilliant camera. The Gio will be a fine choice for newbies or budacquire upgraders, if the price is right.


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