The Samsung i5801 Galaxy Apollo is an engaging handset that incorporates a wide variety of useful and endearing features. The unit is a relatively compact 113 mm x 55mm wide whilst being 12 mm thick. It is also 109 g in weight making it a light weight unit. The handset uses the android operating system, which has become a popular choice for many.
One of the handsets most endearing features is its 3.2 inch TFT touch screen which offers excellent colour reproduction and an effervescence which is difficult to match. The unit is able to display 16 million colours within its pixel screen size of 240 x 400 pixels. Navigation around the screen and its functionality is provided by the multi touch input method. The handset also comes with accelerometer and proximity sensors, to automate certain tasks such as auto shut off and image orientation.
The unit also comes with vibration and ring alert options as well as a useful speakerphone which utilises the digital natural sound engine technology which is synonymous with Samsung. A phone book which offers photo call functionality is included alongside effective call records, which retains significant details appertaining to the last dialled, missed and received calls.
Connectivity is provided by several means including class 10 versions of GPRS and EDGE in addition to both micro USB and version 2.0 of blue tooth which also comes with A2DP. Internet access is available through the handsets HSDPA and Wi Fi connections which offers speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. Satellite navigation is available through the integrated GPS function which comes with A-GPS support.
Entertainment is provides by a stereo FM radio and an MP4/MP3 player whilst the inclusion of a 3.15 megapixel camera offers suitable snapshot capabilities with the added bonus of QVGA quality video recording provided as an alternative to still imagery. The handset also comes with a document viewer allowing access to a wide range of files including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF viewer files. In addition the handset provides a voice memo, digital compass and a variety of web based functions including a Facebook application.
The Samsung Galaxy Apollo offers numerous useful features, contained within its aesthetically pleasing and intricately designed casing. Technologically advanced in many ways, this smart phone provides the means to entertain or work whilst on the move. It combines appeal with useful features and a simplistic means of completing numerous tasks.