Samsung Galaxy Europa Reviews and Deals

120 customer reviews

+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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6.9 out of 10 based on 120 reviews.
Samsung Galaxy Europa : Smartphone with 3.15MP camera, Touchscreen and 240 x 320 display. See full product description

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Wayne, Brighton Basic text and chat user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use smartphone. good features. good camera.
Bad points:
UI crashes far too often.
Dire battery life.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2012

Mark, Manchester Basic text and chat

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
This could have been a great value basic but feature packed Android phone. Good capacitive screen, lots of easy to instal Android apps. Although not super slim it is a nice size and has a nice feel. If it wasn't for the problem below I would have been very happy with this phone.
Bad points:
basicl downside is the low spec 2M camera (but you can't have everything at this price).
However - big - big issue for me (and checking the internet also for others) is a problem constantly re-receiving SMS messages! Advised by Tesco Mobile to try switching SIM and then exchaning the phone. Still the same problem.

Tesco now says this is a known 'common' problem with this phone. They said Samsung might be able to supply a firmware update. But just tried online via Samsung KIES application.
But it says that it can't do an update. I think I have finally given up - what could have been a good basic Android has turned into a nightmare.

Samsung - get this sorted and you have a great phone, until then avoid.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2010

kevin, doncaster Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent mobile with highly sensertive captive touch screen, i love this phone so easy to use and i love the apps from android its a great idea and you can put your music on watch videos take photos check you email go on ebay anything great i highly recommend it fantasic value for money.
Bad points:
the texting keyboard could be a littel larger but i will get used to it , apart from that i would say its excellent value for money.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2011

Adrienne, Bexhill-on-Sea Basic text and chat user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bought for 11 year old daughter, great for her, easy to use. She loves the maps, texting is easy so long as you use normal texting and not swipe. She likes that it is lightweight and can slip in her jeans pocket.
Bad points:
Don't like the swipe facility for texting, finds it hard to use.
Doesn't like the fact it has no games at all on it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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23 of 33 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
screen adequate size, bright and attractive
operating system is generally good
touch screen very sensitive
Bad points:
signal reception poor in outlying areas
sound through earpiece speaker is indistinct
slippery case makes it easy to drop phone
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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18 of 22 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2011

David , Bolton Basic text and chat user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Good many number of features is a major plus point youtube on google are a good feature.
Bad points:
alot to be honest, incredibly poor battery life - poor texting - tiny screen, i hate saying negative things about any product but if im being honest i really do not like this phone.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 2.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 1.0
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18 of 24 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Android System Nice design
Bad points:
It claims to take a micro sd card up to 32 gb, anything over 4gb and it is constatly scanning media and then it crashes. The FM radio is not as good as on previous Samsung phones. Overall sound quality is poor
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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10 of 18 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2011

Product Features

Operating system Android
Screen size (Inches) 2.8
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone Slider
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Touchscreen or keypad QWERTY keypad
Connections Bluetooth
Connections USB
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 240
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 3.15
Talk time (Hours) 8
Stand-by time (Days) 23.3
Depth in cm 1.23
Height in cm 10.8
Width in cm 5.6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 135
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-10-06

Also known as: Samsung Europa, Samsung i5500 Galaxy Europa, Samsung Galaxy Europa, i5500 Galaxy Europa, Galaxy Europa

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Manufacturer's Description

Enjoy the best of both world’s with the new compact and sleek Galaxy Europa. It’s bang on trend with a stylish blend of contours and diagonal lines, whiles still delivering all the coolest features. These include the Android Éclair operating system, which gives easy access to Android apps like Google Maps, integrated social networking, and the fun new Swype controls for fast fingertip texting. You can also enjoy speedy internet browsing, awesome built-in Layar Augmented Reality Browser (search nearby attractions/services in real-time on the camera view-finder), and an entourage of multimedia – including a 2 megapixel camera, MP4 videos, and easy content sharing with AllShare. With the Samsung Europa, life is a lot more stylish, connected and fun!

Cool Design
Galaxy Europa is sleek and trendy with an ergonomic grip; its asymmetric design adds modernity to the classic mobile form. You don’t have to compromise your personal style

Social Hub
Phonebooks and calendars are all integrated and consolidated, so that you never have to search for a contact number and you never miss an appointment. Also, you can easily choose how they want to interact with people directly from the phonebook. Beside each name are shortcut links that connect to SNS, email, SMS / MMS for convenient communication. You will enjoy full integration of Google, Outlook and Facebook calendars.

Write & Go with TouchWiz 3.0

Europa’s new universal text composer for SNS, calendar, memo and message, makes sending quick texts easier than ever before. Simply write down the message first and then select the various destinations – it couldn’t be easier.

Experience a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. Simply connect the dots on your touch-screen keyboard and watch your message take form.

Fast Internet Browsing

The Europa’s refreshed User Interface (UI) now comes with an actionable browser, just tap the address bar for instant searches and navigation, and all-new bookmarks with web page thumbnails. It features support for HTML 5 and also provides high-speed wireless data transfers with HSDPA 7.2.

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