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Unlocked Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, Android International Smart Phone in Steel Gray


The Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini  has a well proportioned touchscreen and compact body shape measurement with high 11.04cm 6.08cm wide and 1.21cm deep, allowing the user to hold and use the Mini Galaxy S5570 in a single hand. A 3.1-inch touch screen offers easy to use touch-screen controls and a beautiful colorful look. This screen supports an auto rotate feature that the user handset between their horizontal and vertical mode and the screens turn will react to the movements of the possible. The case weighs one hundred and five grams with rechargeable battery fitted which feels good to hold when in use. The Galaxy Mini Samsung has a very Corby-like appearance with a very compact design.

$ 128.89


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  1. Xiong Mao says:
    38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s a great phone for the price range., January 2, 2012
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    This review is from: Unlocked Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, Android International Smart Phone in Steel Gray (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I bought this exact model (but with a green back cover) in China in October 2011. I needed something cheap, and I needed it fast. I didn’t want to spend too much money, because I wouldn’t be there for more than a few months. My only reason for purchasing it was to call people, send texts, use Google Translate, and use Baidu maps to get around. Fortunately, I was also able to tether right out of the box as well — and connect my laptop when I was in rural China.

    If you’re a frequent traveler, global roaming is a giant money scam. I suggest buying yourself an unlocked phone, and just switching in SIM cards in the country of your choice… if they support them. Many places will let you pay month-to-month. For example, in China, I’ll pay about $10.50 per month for a pretty decent package. Compared to the global roaming packages, this is a steal.

    You need to ask yourself: what do you want, and how much are you willing to pay for it? If you want an awesome smartphone, go buy something else. But if you need a smartphone which allows you to do the basic things such as texting, calling, tethering, and web surfing, then this is actually pretty good… if you can deal with the small resolution.

    The Camera is actually pretty decent as well. It was much better than I anticipated.

    Make sure you get a MicroSD card (up to 16GB) if one doesn’t come with this. Use that to install applications on, rather than the paltry 160MB of built-in storage.

    Cons:
    – Terrible screen resolution (240×320)
    – Low built-in storage space
    – Low amount of ram
    – Terrible battery, but I kept it plugged in most of the time.
    – Performance isn’t perfect.

    Pros:
    – It actually works very well, and it’s extremely stable.
    – Upgrades to Gingerbread easily. Google the instructions. This requires root.
    – After upgrading to Gingerbread, you can install Cyanogen Mod, etc…
    – Most of the time, it runs pretty good.
    – The camera is actually pretty decent.

    You may also need to download and install the Google apps package if it doesn’t come with the phone (mine didn’t). Again, Google this for more information.

    Remember, you get what you pay for. For this price range, the phone is actually pretty good. However — as of this post — there may be much better phones for the same price, or a few dollars more. It might be worth it to skip this phone entirely and find something else. If you can afford it, try to go for something with a bigger screen, and better everything else. Otherwise, this phone is solid, but probably isn’t for people with bad eyesight.

    I’ll be using this phone often on my international travels, at least until I break down and buy the Note. It satisfies all of my basic requirements, and then some. It’s not perfect, but it gets the job done.

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  2. catchnoball says:
    34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Small, compact and great for a starter Smartphone, October 8, 2011
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    catchnoball (tucson, az) –

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    This review is from: Unlocked Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, Android International Smart Phone in Steel Gray (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    A friend owns the same phone and I was able to test it out before purchasing one. As other reviewers have brought out, the battery life is quite bad. Be prepared to charge your phone every night if you run a lot of apps. I’ll be looking into getting a new battery with higher capacity. The Qwerty keyboard while texting can be a tad small, easily fixed by turning the phone on the vertical, buttons are slightly larger then. The other ‘complaint’ about this was that it came without an ear-piece, easily rectified by getting one cheap online. As for it being truly unlocked, I haven’t been able to test that function out yet. We travel frequently to Asia and I hope it works there. All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase, esp for the price paid.
    Update 10/14/11: Wanted to note too, the adapter that is provided for N. America customers is totally worthless as the charger comes with the 3 rectangular prongs. The adapter provided will not fit, so be prepared to buy your own adapter. Apart from that, the phone works just fine.

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  3. Jeff Pittman "Jeff" says:
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good phone but some issues to be aware of, February 13, 2012
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    Jeff Pittman “Jeff” (Durham, NC USA) –
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    This review is from: Unlocked Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, Android International Smart Phone in Steel Gray (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Due to some discussion about very different flavors of this phone being shipped by different sellers, this review is for a phone sent to me by UNLOCKED CELL PHONE KINGS INC via Amazon. Delivery was prompt and the item was in brand new condition (if it wasn’t they sure did a great job making it look that way). Mine came with a very brief manual (if you want to call it that) in English, with the phone set to UK English. This is my first even semi-smart phone, but I have some experience as an Android tablet user so it wasn’t all new to me.

    I have several USB cables with male USB mini connectors. This phone uses a USB micro connector for charging and data transfer so I bought some mini-to-micro adapters so I could use the stuff I have, but the adapters turned out to be useless. The female USB micro port on the phone is recessed in the housing such that the male USB micro fits only if it will fit inside this very, very small housing. The adapters I bought, though small, were too big to allow the male plug to be inserted deep enough into the female to make a connection (or even stay in place – they fall right out). I’m thinking I’m going to have to get genuine Samsung cables from somewhere but haven’t finished looking around yet.

    The power adapter, which has the proper size USB micro male on it, is a European plug design and it comes with a plug adapter, presumably so it can be used in the US. While you can indeed plug it into a 110/120V outlet in the US with the adapter, it has absolutely no effect on the phone. It doesn’t charge at all. I’m guessing it expects more voltage, but whatever. The cable is built into the transformer and so is useless as a spare data or charging cable. Also, apparently not all charging cables will transfer data as well as charge. Be careful when looking at charging cables or kits to make sure you get one that can both charge the device *and* transfer data between the phone and your computer. If it just says it’s for charging, it is probably not for both purposes.

    That means that this package contains one and only one usable cable for charging and data sync, via a standard USB connection on the PC side of things and a micro USB male on the phone side. You will probably want to plan to buy a spare or two but I don’t have a recommendation on that yet because the USB micro female port on the phone won’t accept just any USB micro male. It has to be in a really, really small housing.

    I couldn’t use the camera app or install the Amazon App Store (or several other items) until I put a 32GB micro SD card in the phone (all 32GB were recognized). Get an SD card installed before you start trying to install much of anything; it solves a number of problems.

    The Android Market and the Amazon App store initially reported that several apps were not compatible with my device. I downloaded and installed Samsung Kies on my Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit machine with no problems. Then closed it down and started it again and it asked if I wanted to update it and I said yes. So it updated, and then asked if I wanted to upgrade the firmware in my phone. I said yes. After I did this (by this point I had already installed the SD card), app installations have been smooth as silk, even the often aggravating Words With Friends which seems to decide that any device you have is incompatible about every other week.

    I recommend you look for “App2SD” or a similar application that allows you to move (or which automatically moves) applications to your SD card instead of letting them hog space in the limited onboard phone memory. Some apps must live in the phone but others can live on the SD card.

    I had trouble with the Bluetooth phone application in my car (a late model Hyundai) and found that others have too. I paired the phone with the car successfully and could make and receive hands-free calls through the system with no trouble. I could not get my phonebook/contact list to download from the phone into my car, though. After much aggravation and searching, I found a post on a board that suggested a free Android app called Bluetooth File Transfer. Download and install that app; start it; hit Menu; hit More; hit Send Contacts; Select All (or whatever you want); hit Send As Single. The app blasted my contact/phonebook list out into the ether where the car saw them floating around (the car was configured to auto-download) and sucked them all in. Et voila! Yes, I do have to remember to refresh the car’s copy from time to time but I can live with that.

    The screen scratches pretty easily; you may want to consider a protector.

    And oh yes, I bought a 1500mAh battery because of so many people saying the battery life was lousy. At least for now, my battery life with the originally supplied battery is excellent IMHO with Bluetooth and WiFi on 24/7. But you always need a spare battery lying in a drawer…

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