Samsung Galaxy GIO in the Test

The GIO allows a cheap and yet solid entry in the world of Google’s Android.

  1. Samsung Galaxy GIO in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The Galaxy GIO is therefore very solid, shows little weaknesses, can but rarely shine. The facilities not match up to that of the top smartphones in the League beyond of 400 euros. However, the entry in the Smartphone world the offered should suffice for most. The touch screen is not huge, with its 3.2 inch where the processing is not noble diagonals but also no mini display, the look and feel, but perfectly.

Yet the Galaxy GIO is not a pure product of the rationality. In the elegantly rounded casing you can know is quite. And the wide range of equipment designed addictive because of the generous package of additional software pre-installed. And through Android market can be retrofitted on top almost indefinitely.

The Galaxy GIO offers Wi-FI and GPS, can edit Office documents into simple scope away from the start and navigate with Google maps for free. Only the camera is more toy than feature: it lacks a camera light, as well as an auto focus that can be selectively controlled. The video with 320 x 240 pixels resolution at 14 frames per second are also no stunner. The camera is very important, must spend more.

Fast and durable

A 800 MHz processor brings the GIO in swing, that while not completely without delay, but as liquid respond to inputs, that the operation is really fun. Also, the 3.2-inch display from 480 x 320 contributes pixels. It makes not a super brilliant high-tech display of course, but always it is sufficient for the appearance of the Android interface.

Even browsing through large Web pages is possible. However, the cover is somewhat thin advised: in the middle of the display, with strong pressure display shadow. That will disappear but after a short time, they are not inspire but also. With proper treatment but could pose a problem.

In the laboratory, the GIO showed his true strengths: perseverance in continuous use in the typical mix of uses is just 5:21 hours, the talk time is about 5 hours even in the UMTS network. Also the sound on the phone is very good. Only the reception moves at only average levels.

Overall, the GIO is a good all-rounder, which Samsung provides alternatives to the side so: who needs a slightly larger display, should look at the Galaxy ACE (400 euros). When it comes to every euro, there is a little cheaper brother, in the Galaxy mini (300 Euro) but with very low 3.1-inch display.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Android 2.2.1
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.-K.a. / 800
internal memory (MB) 142
Memory card slot MicroSD
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable /
Size of memory card 2 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / / K.a..
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 /.
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.2
Resolution (pixels) 320 x 480
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 2 /. /
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac optional /.
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites K.a.. /. / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 3.1
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard Google Maps Navigation /. /
Navi / route planner Full version /.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 110 x 68 x 12
Weight (grams) 102
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 10:52
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 11:06
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 5:01
type. Endurance (hours) 5:21
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) 0.21 / 0,791
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) outstanding 96
Endurance talk (35) 35
Persistence display mode (65) 61
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 92
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 1
Display (40) 22
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 9
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 10
Office (5) 5
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 3
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) satisfying 96
Ease of handling 38
User interface 44
Processing quality 14
MEASUREMENTS (90) good 70
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 22
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 21
Acoustic measurements send (15) 14
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 13
tested in issue: 06/11

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) outstanding 96
Endurance talk (35) 35
Persistence display mode (65) 61
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 92
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 1
Display (40) 22
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 9
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 10
Office (5) 5
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 3
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) satisfying 96
Ease of handling 38
User interface 44
Processing quality 14
MEASUREMENTS (90) good 70
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 22
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 21
Acoustic measurements send (15) 14
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 13
tested in issue: 06/11