Samsung Galaxy 3 

Released June, 2010
  • Android 2.1
  • 3.5G
  • 3.2"
  • 0.67 GHz
The 5-directional D-pad and four touch-sensitive keys are placed below the 3-inch display.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
One good alternative to the Galaxy 3 from the manufacturer is the bada-based Samsung Wave with its Super AMOLED screen and camera that does 720p video, plus great indoor photos.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy 3

screen size

Galaxy 3

screen resolution

Galaxy 3
400 x 240
Galaxy S4
1920 x 1080
1280 x 800

camera resolution

Galaxy 3
3 MP
Galaxy S4
13 MP
Ascend P2
13 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy 3

The display is actually decent in direct sunlight, if the brightness is pumped up to the max.

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The 3.2“ screen itself is capacitive, but TFT LCD, not AMOLED, which should have helped to bring the cost further down as well.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
Interface and Functionality: The TouchWiz 3.0 interface on the Samsung Galaxy 3, as well as the menus and core apps are looking absolutely the same like the ones we explored in detail in the Galaxy S review.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
If the omission of capacitive touch technology for the navigation keys, and the D-pad being replaced by a single home button (after all, you have a touch screen) brings with them lowering the production cost, we can't say we will miss those much.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)


Samsung is great in video format support, and the Galaxy 3 is no exception – it plays DivX/XviD out of the box.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
Its strengths are mainly the social networking integration and the extensive video format support, but for quality indoor photos and HD video capture you will have to look elsewhere.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
Despite the fact that our unit is an early prototype, the handset plays videos with resolution of 720x480 pixels and high bitrate without a hitch.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)


The pictures below give you a general idea of the image quality that the 3-megapixel camera delivers, although we would rather advise you not to draw final conclusions based on them.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
The camera interface offers a range of preset scene modes, as well as useful shooting modes such as panorama, continuous shooting and smile detection.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
The 3MP snaps are actually not bad for the resolution since the camera captures enough detail with true colors and decent focus.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)


The rest of the black glossy plastic design is curvaceous, and the plastic feels durable, and it is not slippery, thus making the phone comfortable to hold.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
Design: The Samsung I5800 looks differently from the other Android-based models of the manufacturer on the market today.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
Seeing is believing in our case, so let's charge ahead and examine the TouchWiz-ed Samsung Galaxy 3... Design: There have been some design changes since we made our preview of the prototype unit.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)


The TouchWiz interface as a whole feels silky smooth, despite the phone having a 667MHz CPU.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
Some 3D effects in the gallery grid are present in the Galaxy 3, but indexing files and scrolling through pages with multimedia suffered because of the slower CPU.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)
However, the design is nothing impressive, and the CPU plus the screen resolution render browsing often choppy and pixelated.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 3.2"
Resolution 400 x 240
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 145 ppi


Clock speed 0.67 GHz
Internal storage 0.17 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 3 MP
Resolution 3 MP
Video resolution 320 x 240 @ 15 fps


Generation 3.5G
  1. Unknown (3.6 Mb/s)
  2. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. HSDPA (3.6 Mb/s)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 900 min
Talk time (3G) 426 min
Standby time 37,440 min
Standby time (3G) 30,960 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Weight 109 g
Thickness 12.8 mm
Size 55 x 113.5 x 12.8 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 2.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
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