The Samsung Galaxy Europa Smartphone is a budget model that runs on Android and offers the same features and facilities as many much more expensive Android phones.
The reason for me buying this phone is for testing purposes. I sant to make sure that our work websites look good and work properly on as many types of device as possible. Whilst not everyone wants or can afford an iPhone or similar high spec mobile phone, it’s essential that our sites work on lesser devices and screen sizes too.
This one cost me £40 for the phone and then £15 to top it up. So for £55 I’ve got access to the Internet wherever I am (network or wifi permitting) and much more. It’s locked to the 3 network, but that isn’t a concern for me.
Whilst I don’t like the flimsy plastic build quality of the phone, the performance is adequate, especially for the price.
The features are well documented elsewhere, so I won’t go into detail here.
As an iPhone, iPad and Apple user for many years and a phone user for even longer, some of the features and settings on this Android phone where less intuitive than I expected. This may be because the version of Android has been tinkered with by Samsung, or it may be part of Android itself. Another thought is that Apple just tends to get things right intuitively!
Having several keys as well as a touch sensitive screen makes navigation pretty easy, but finding what you’re looking or can be tricky.
I’ve not used it for calls, and don’t intend to, as it’s primarily for testing websites, but I’m impressed overall, but would not want to make it my only phone.