The mid-range Smartphone with full keyboard and Android operating system shows only a few weak points.
- Samsung Galaxy 551
- Data sheet
With the Galaxy 551, Samsung extends Android series to the first model with a full typewriter keyboard. Coming out is a little visually spectacular slider Smartphone in a shiny plastic look.
The test device is in a discreet black enclosure, which shows very open-minded to fingerprints. If you prefer something more unusual like the attacks to the white model. The recommended price is both at 349 euro, however, the duo on the Web already for ever around 220 euros is to have, for example, on our site.
Writing Professional with small shortcomings
The keyboard of the Samsung Galaxy 551 strongly reminiscent of the version of the Samsung Wave 533 Bada-model – also here rubberized and illuminated perfectly bright pushers take over entering the texts. The individual keys are sufficiently large, there are your own buttons for news and Google search as well as a fully fledged Navikey control.
All in all leaves a good impression the keyboard, prolific writer will complain yet little pronounced pressure points and barely noticeable demarcation of the keys.
Turns out the 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen as another shortcoming in the connect test. This resolves some coarse pixels with 240 x 400, what causes frequent scrolling especially while surfing on the Web and probably represents a tribute to the price. Then also the icons and fonts appear slightly rough, also displayed significant moire already with light pressure.
After all: The display is bright and intense colour and responds to touches very directly and without appreciable delay, so that one can quickly zap through the menus of the Android 2.2 model.
Thanks to the Samsungigens UI Touchwiz 3.0 the main menu of the Galaxy 551 is also much cleaner than in the original Android solution. At fleet operating speed, the processor should have a weighty proportion with its maximum clock frequency of 600 MHz whereas the 145 MB of internal memory somewhat lean.
At the facilities, the Samsung Galaxy 551 shows only a few gaps. So the smart phone with HSDPA, WI-FI offers diverse talents navigation or even Geotagging when shooting with the 3.1-megapixel camera with n functionality, as well as GPS for the pre-installed Google.
The accounts for email and social networks will be under the item “social hub” collected and can be reached quickly and easily. About the software gravel which is free available for download on the Samsung website, manages the synchronization with Outlook.
No problems in the laboratory
Also in the laboratory, the Galaxy 551 hits more than properly. So is the Smartphone on reception for a maximum of 24 days, allowing also just escorts calls the E. To join the good reception properties, as well as a clear acoustics during the phone call.
|Operating system||Android 2.2|
|Processor / clock speed (MHz)||K.a.. / 600|
|internal memory (MB)||145|
|Memory card slot||MicroSD|
|QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch||/ /|
|Battery type / variable||Li-ion /.|
|SCOPE OF DELIVERY|
|Headset / data cable||Stereo headset /.|
|Size of memory card||1 GB|
|Charging cable for the car / holder for your car||/|
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||/ / /|
|GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE||/ / /|
|HSDPA / HSUPA||7.2 /.|
|Wi-FI standard||802.11b / g / n|
|… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP||/ /|
|… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP||/ /|
|… SIM access, phone book / HID||/ /|
|USB type / storage / charging||/ /|
|Type / size (inch)||TFT / 3.2|
|Resolution (PX)||240 x 400|
|Number of colors||16.7 m|
|Call list / language selection||/|
|Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert||2 /. /|
|Handsfree / mute||/|
|Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML||/ / /|
|SMS / MMS||/|
|Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)||7 / 3 / 3|
|Image / notes field / date of birth||/ /|
|Day / week / month view||/ /|
|weekly / annual events||/|
|Alarm clock when device is off|
|Sync: Outlook / Mac||optional /.|
|Look at Word / edit||/|
|Consider Excel / edit||/|
|PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo||/ /|
|Web / frame / Java / Java scripting||/ / /|
|Flash / https / home / Favorites||/ /|
|Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC||/ / /|
|Video player / full screen display||/|
|Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV||/ /|
|Receiver GPS / A-GPS||/|
|Navi-software / onboard / offboard||Google Maps Navigation /. /|
|Navi / route planner||Full version /.|
|SIZE AND WEIGHT|
|Dimensions in mm||111 x 55 x 16|
|Endurance D power (hours)||7:16|
|Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)||9:46 am|
|Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)||4:14|
|type. Endurance (hours)||4:46|
|standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)||-0.64 / 0,375|
|ENDURANCE (100)||very good 87|
|Endurance talk (35)||29|
|Persistence display mode (65)||58|
|FACILITIES (170)||poor 84|
|Scope of delivery (10)||3|
|Phone features (10)||8|
|Web browser (15)||6|
|Music and video (10)||6|
|HANDLING (140)||satisfying 102|
|Ease of handling||40|
|MEASUREMENTS (90)||well 71|
|Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)||25|
|Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)||21|
|Acoustic measurements send (15)||12|
|Acoustic measurements receiving (15)||13|