Samsung Galaxy 551

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | comments

Samsung Galaxy 551 Android phone

Android smartphones with concrete QWERTY keyboards are a aberration compared to their touchscreen keyboard counterparts, but Samsung is agog on alms this affection after breaking the bank. Its Galaxy 551, accessible alone through Telstra, is a mid-range Android buzz targeted at consumers on a budget.

Although Samsung's flagship Galaxy S II ability abduct all the account this year, the aggregation has acutely not alone its added Galaxy phones. In accession to the Galaxy Ace, a mid-range Android buzz after a QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy 551 is the third Galaxy-branded buzz Samsung has launched this year.

Like the Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy 551 aims to accompany all the appearance and functions of Android to a bunched handset at an affordable price. The Galaxy 551 runs the 2.2 'Froyo' adaptation of Google's Android operating system, has a 3.2in capacitive touchscreen and appearance the now accepted connectivity set of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G. The Samsung Galaxy 551 is a Telstra-exclusive, so it will acutely assignment on Telstra's 850MHz Next G network.

The Samsung Galaxy 551's 3.2in touchscreen may affectation an issue; we anticipate it's a little small. Based on our experience, the adequate average with Android phones seems to be 3.5in. The Galaxy 551 additionally has bound centralized anamnesis (160MB) and a bashful 667MHz processor — a cogent decline from the now accepted 1GHz processors in added big-ticket Android phones. We'll be agog to see if the slower processor impacts on achievement during circadian use — the actuality that the Galaxy 551 doesn't abutment Flash video or alive wallpapers suggests achievement shouldn't be an affair due to the bargain workload.

The Galaxy 551 additionally includes Samsung's TouchWiz UI overlay. It offers seven customisable home screens for widgets and shortcuts, a congenital assignment manager, and a cardinal of pre-loaded apps. Samsung's Amusing Hub app — a account that combines amusing networking, contacts, calendars and messaging action in a distinct inbox — is not included.

The Samsung Galaxy 551 is accessible through Telstra food or online for $480 absolute or $0 upfront on Telstra's $59 Freedom Connect plan. The plan includes $550 account of calls, absolute argument letters and 1.5GB of abstracts per month.
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