The series of Galaxy smartphones and tablets have been frequently used and well-favored around the globe starting with Galaxy S2, Note, Tab and now the Samsung Galaxy Europa (also called Galaxy 5 and Corby Smartphone). This handset is basically launched by the company in June 2010, but it has what it takes to contest with several other low-cost Android phones like LG GT540, Xperia X8 and Galaxy Young. Therefore, let’s take a look at the following overview and technical specs of Samsung Galaxy Europa.
In the first time you look at the front and back sides of Samsung Galaxy Europa, you'll notice that it resembles with the range of Corby smartphones. The phone comes with an easy grip, pocket-friendly and sleek body with the sizing of 108 x 56 x 12.3 mm and also the bodyweight of about 102 grams. There will be the standard 3.5 mm audio jack at the top, volume rocker and microUSB port at the right side. The display measures 2.8 inches TFT capacitive touch-screen with 240 x 320 px of screen resolution and 16 million colors. Towards the user interface, the device comes with the TouchWiz UI v3.0 for a better visual appearance.
As the performance booster, the 600 Mhz processor and Android 2.1/Eclair (upgradable to Android 2.2) have been added to the Samsung Galaxy Europa. For the low-end class, this product is going to be capable of delivering somewhat reliable performance but surely won’t be excellent for multi-tasking or maybe 3D applications and HD games. You're going to be given the internal storage of 170 MB that may be expanded with microSD (hot swap) up to 16 GB (1GB included in the package).
In terms of digital photography, Samsung Galaxy Europa has actually been loaded with the 2 megapixels camera that will capture photographs with the maximum resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. There will be also the geo-tagging and smile shot features as the complement. This camera can even be worked as the camcorder with the QVGA quality at 15 frames per second (fps). Even so, you'll not be able to perform any video calls as the phone doesn’t come with the front-facing camera.
To access the internet or world-wide-web, the phone runs on GPRS and EDGE Class 10 and it incredibly allows for 3G connections via the HSDPA network using the speed up to 7.2 Mbps. Towards the wireless connections, you can use the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and in case you need to work with the Wi-Fi hotspot you'll want to upgrade the OS to Froyo. The phone also supports Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, DLNA connectivity, Push Mail, IM, GPS and HTML browser.
As the power supplier, the standard battery of Li-ion 1200 mAh has been included in this phone which will give you the stand-by time up to 521 hours on 2G mode and up to 375 hours on 3G mode. For the talk-time, the battery can provide up to 9.5 hours on 2G mode or about 6.5 hours on 3G mode. The Samsung Galaxy Europa has the price of around $120 (unlocked). With this price level you'll get several benefits including the good construction, sleek design, 3G and Wi-Fi features and hot swappable microSD slot. However, it comes with the low screen resolution, no multi-touch feature and no Flash support.