When we say Samsung, we think about smartphones such as Galaxy S II, equipped with high end features, directly proportional with their huge prices. But there is much more than that – and Samsung Galaxy Gio is an undeniable proof.
Included in a list of low- to mid-range Android smartphones, this budget device doesn’t look bad at all. We must tell you from the start that it fits perfectly in the hand, measuring no more than 4.35 x 2.26 x 0.48 (110.5 x 57.5 x 12.15 mm), dimensions balanced with a weight of exactly 3.60 oz (102 g). And the design is quite attractive, simple, but pleasant, considering the fact that it was launched at the beginning of this year as a transition from the glossy black plastic back in 2010. We know that you must be very curious about the performance aspect, so we’ll tell you everything about this smartphone.
Let’s start by mentioning its 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with a maximum resolution of only 320 x 480 pixels or the 800MHz processor. We know that it isn’t exactly what you might be looking for, but we must tell you that we’ve seen much worse displays on touchscreen phones from this class. Samsung Galaxy Gio supports GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity options and also includes Editor and Microsoft Office Viewer. From the operating system point of view, it runs, of course, on Android 2.2 Froyo.
No secondary camera for video calls was installed, but let’s not forget that it has a 3MP camera on the back, without a flash, but with various features such as Smile detection, Digital zoom, Auto focus, White balance, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, as well as a video recording capability made at a resolution of 320×240 (QVGA) (15 fps). And its 1350 mAh battery offers 10.60 hours of talk-time and 610 hours of stand-by time or 6.60 hours of talk time (3G) and 460 hours of stand-by time (3G). Pretty convenient, isn’t it?