Samsung Galaxy Europa

Samsung Galaxy Europa

the Samsung Galaxy Europa mobile phone does everything you could wish, specially at the lowish price.

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Our Rating: 83%

The One Plan

Currently, Three's most extensive price plan. The only One you are likely to need, this '3' price plan gives you 2,000 (yes 2,000!) anytime, any network minutes, 5,000 Texts, 1GB internet usage and 5,000 minutes of calls to other 3 mobiles each month.

Value for Money
The One Plan
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB FREE £30a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB FREE £30a month
 

Ultimate Internet

The ideal Three priceplan if you want to use the internet on your smartphone as much as you like, without worrying about how many megabytes you’re using. With no data limits and built-in usage alerts for calls and texts, you can relax and enjoy using your phone.

Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £18a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £18a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £25a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £25a month
 

Essential Internet

If you're not a heavy data user, the Essential Internet tariffs from Three are for you. With a fixed data allowance, Three guarantee you can’t accidentally spend more than you planned. When you reach your data limit, Three will send you a text alert. If you want more data, you can add 250MB data for £2 or all-you-can-eat data for £5 - both last for 30 days. Or just wait till your allowance refreshes next month – Three will block data usage until then so you can’t accidentally run up any extra data charges.

Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB FREE £10a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB FREE £10a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 300
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network 250MB FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 300
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network 250MB FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 500
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network 250MB FREE £15a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 500
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network 250MB FREE £15a month
 

Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go
 
Samsung Europa WHITE No Contract
Details Cost  
Samsung Europa WHITE | ThreePay £49.99
 
Pay As You Go
 
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black No Contract
Details Cost  
Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 Black | ThreePay £49.99
 

Our Samsung Galaxy Europa Review

We've been almost deluged lately with smaller smartphones, and the Samsung Galaxy Europa is one of the latest and most exciting. Although its plastic build means that the handset is light, it doesn't feel cheap when sitting in the palm of your hand. The only trouble with smaller smartphones is that they are, well, small, and its just physically impossible to fit everything you want on the screen at once.

Comparisons with the big boys aside, the Samsung Galaxy Europa mobile phone does everything you could wish, specially at the lowish price. Samsung have obviously realised that some people will take time to get used to solely operating a smartphone by tapping or swiping the screen, so have included a few physical buttons below the screen. The traditional call and end call buttons are here, as well as a useful navigation key, for those who don't want to give up their buttons.

It also comes with Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 skin which sits on top of its Android 2.1 operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Europa mobile phone has a lot in common with its bigger brother, the Galaxy S, like the skin and its choice of seven homescreens, plus it comes with Swype. Developed by the same people who unleashed T9 predictive texting on the world, Swype is a superb time saver, once you get the hang of it, which shouldn't take long. Just trace your finger from the first letter of the word you want and take your pick from the suggestions. If the word you want isn't already there, Swype will add it for next time. It's intuitive and reactive and will make typing a more pleasurable experience.

The Samsung Galaxy Europa mobile phone's camera should be used with caution. That is, don't use it for anything other than recording information, because its artistic results are low, especially with a paltry 2-megapixels and no flash. Likewise the video, which looks OK on the small screen but was of poor quality when uploaded to a computer.

One disadvantage of the small screen is that there's no QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode, the handset reverting to T9, and you only get the full keyboard when turning it to landscape. This may be acceptable for an old-fashioned SMS, but not for emailing, or using one of the Twitter or Facebook widgets which come pre-loaded. But this is more than made up for by the inclusion of Swype and the easy syncing of contacts in its address book.

Browsing is not a wonderful experience with such a small screen, and the Samsung Galaxy Europa mobile phone also lacks the pinch to zoom facility of models with larger screens. But thanks to the Android OS and a smallish but powerful 600mhz processor, it's pretty fast.

What We Liked

Despite the small screen, you can fit on probably as many favourite icons as you would need.

What We Disliked

Low-quality camera and low-quality browsing.

Our Final Verdict

This isn't a big screen smartphone and doesn't claim to be, Good value for the price.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 108 x 56 x 12.3 (mm)
Talk Time 390 mins
Standby Time 375 hours
Weight 102 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 2.00 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Voice Recognition Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 170MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (16GB)

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Samsung Galaxy Europa Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 108 x 56 x 12.3 (mm)
Talk Time 390 mins
Standby Time 375 hours
Weight 102 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 2.00 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Voice Recognition Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 170MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (16GB)

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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