One of the more impressive features of the Samsung Galaxy 5 is Swype text input, an option that allows you to slide your fingers over the letters you want to type in a single motion, letting the software work out the word you are trying to write. Swype is an excellent feature and considering the small screen of the Galaxy 5 compared to the larger Android phones like the , it is a smart inclusion.
The Samsung Galaxy 5 runs the 2.1 version of Google's Android operating system and it includes all the regular features and functions of more expensive Android smartphones. Access to the Android Market for third-party apps, an excellent notifications taskbar and automatic and seamless synchronisation with Google services are all part of the experience. The Galaxy 5 can have up to seven home screens for live widgets and shortcuts, and Samsung has also opted to use its TouchWIZ interface which includes Feeds and Updates (Facebook, Twitter and MySpace aggregator), and Buddies Now (a rolodex of photo contacts). Though the Feeds and Updates widget is fairly useful and stops you having to log in to separate applications all the time, it lacks some advanced features, such support for multiple Twitter accounts and URL shortening when tweeting.
Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 is an Android Smartphone running Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2 (Froyo) and features 600 MHz processor. It has a 2.8 inches (240 x 320 pixels, 143 ppi) display, and is powered by its 1200 mAh Li-Ion Battery. In terms of storage it has 170 MB and storage is expandable via microSD, up to 16 GB, 1 GB included. It also has a 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels primary camera with . It was announced in June 2010 and is now available. It also has GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G as well as microUSB v2.0 connectivity.