Samsung Galaxy 551 - Buy the Samsung Galaxy 551 Phone on Vodafone

Samsung, GALAXY 551

Why get this

  • A physical keypad as well as a touchscreen - so you can choose how you type your messages
  • Get apps for almost anything - just download them from a choice of over 100,000 on Android Market™
  • Stay up-to-date while you're on the go - with instant access to all your social networks

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  • Android Phones
  • Android
  • 3.2 megapixels

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About this

If you want an affordable Android™ phone that comes with a physical keypad as well as a touchscreen, go for the Samsung GALAXY 551

Touchscreen or keypad? You choose.

The Samsung GALAXY 551 has a touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keypad like you get on your computer (it slides out from behind the screen when you need it). That means you can choose which you prefer to use when typing texts and emails. You won't find a choice like this on similar phones like the Samsung GALAXY Europa or the HTC Wildfire.

The GALAXY 551's versatile screen
Slide out the keypad to type a message, and you'll see your GALAXY 551's screen flips automatically into widescreen mode. Then when you slide it back - perhaps to browse the web - it flips back so you can read pages in portrait.

Choose from over 100,000 apps

Take your pick from more than 100,000 apps on Android Market - just like you can on other Android phones such as the Samsung GALAXY Europa or HTC Wildfire. Whether you want practical help with managing your life, games to pass the time or updates on the latest news, sport or weather, there's an app to suit you. You can browse and download them straight to your GALAXY 551 in seconds.

Arrange your apps on different homescreens
The Samsung GALAXY 551 comes with five different homescreens - and you can set them up exactly how you want them. Perhaps you'd like a different theme or mood for each - work, social, sport, music and finances, for example. It's a piece of cake to place your apps on the appropriate homescreen - and when you want to see the others, just swipe your finger across the touchscreen.

Instant social networking on your GALAXY 551

Like other Android phones such as the HTC Wildfire and Samsung GALAXY Europa you can download apps for your favourite social networks straight to your GALAXY 551 - giving you instant access to them. And because you can get updates sent straight to your phone, you'll always be up to date with the latest gossip from your mates.

Share your photos straight away
Say you've just met up with some old college friends. You can capture the reunion in style with the 3-megapixel camera on your Samsung GALAXY 551 (it's better than the one you get on the Samsung GALAXY Europa), then share them on Facebook or Twitter in an instant.

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  • Android Phones
  • Android
  • 3.2 megapixels
  • Qwerty keyboard
  • GPRS
  • WiFi Supported
  • Triband
  • Quadband
  • Bluetooth
  • Modem
  • PC synchronisation
  • Built-in GPS
  • Memory card slot
  • Touch screen
  • Voice activated dialling
  • Vodafone Mobile Internet
  • Email
  • Games
  • MP3 player
  • Stereo FM radio
  • Camera / Video
  • Alarm clock
  • Calendar
  • Black


  • Specification

    Dimensions (mm) Yes

    111 x 55 x 14.7mm

    Screensize (inches) Yes


    Internal memory

    This is the space available within your phone to store things like photos and music tracks without using a memory card.



    Memory card slot

    Allows you to add more memory to your phone so you can store more music tracks or photos than you'd be able to do in the phone's internal memory.

    Touch screen Yes


    Qwerty keyboard Yes  
  • Data Support and Connectivity


    3G, or third generation gives you access to multimedia services, such as fast internet access, video-on-demand and video calls.

    Yes   HSDPA

    HSDPA, or High Speed Downlink Packet Access, is an update for 3G. Depending on circumstances, it could allow you to download data up to five times faster than standard 3G phones. HSDPA is sometimes referred to as 3.5G.


    GPRS, or General Packet Radio Service, gives you a connection to the mobile internet. This allows you to download data to your mobile phone, including games and pictures.

    Yes   Wi-Fi supported

    Wi-Fi lets you to connect your phone to a wireless network - at home, or in a public Wi-Fi hotspot (like those available in many coffee shops). While you're using Wi-Fi, you're not using any of your UK data allowance.

    2G network Yes

    GSM 850/900/1800/1900


    Bluetooth lets you connect your phone wirelessly to another Bluetooth device. This could be another phone - perhaps, to send a picture to someone - or a Bluetooth headset or hands-free kit, so you can use your phone while driving.


    Infrared allows you to connect your mobile phone with other infrared devices, without using a cable. The two devices need to be close - typically just a few centimetres apart.

    No   Modem

    Using your phone as a modem means you can connect it to a laptop or netbook and use it to provide internet access to these devices. You can do this wherever there's a mobile signal. It's also known commonly as tethering.

  • Camera / Video

    Direct camera key

    This button switches on your phone's camera with a single press - so you can start taking photos quickly.

    Yes   Image resolution (megapixels) Yes

    3 Megapixel

    Flash No   Camera self timer

    This lets you take a photograph of yourself (or join a group photo) by delaying the time between pressing the button and when the actual picture is taken.

    Camera zoom Yes   Camera autofocus Yes  
    Video calling

    This phone has a camera built into its front so the person who's calling you can see you. You'll also be able to see them if they have a similar feature on their phone. There may be additional charges for video calling.

    No   Flash Yes  
  • Entertainment

    MP3 player

    An MP3 player turns your phone into a portable music player. MP3 files take up less space than the original tracks, which means you can carry more music on your phone.

    Yes   Stereo FM radio Yes  
    Dedicated music keys No   Poly ring tones

    Polyphonic ringtones sound close to the original track.

    Real tones

    Real tones are as close as to the original track as you can get on a phone.

    Yes   Mobile TV No  
  • Navigation

    Built in GPS navigation

    GPS means your phone can use satellites to find your location via apps like Google Maps. You'll need this if you want to use your phone like a sat nav.

  • Other

    Alarm clock Yes   Stopwatch/Timer Yes  
    Calculator Yes   Calendar Yes  
    Calendar Yes    
  • Internet and email

    Web browser Yes   Vodafone mobile internet

    This lets you enjoy the internet on your phone. Most sites can be accessed using a phone that has this capability.

    Email Yes    
  • Calling and messaging

    Speed dialling

    Call people you speak to most by holding down just one button on the phone's keypad. Most phones with this feature let you assign contacts to numbers 2-9.

    Yes   Conference calling

    Speak to more than one person at a time - and speak to everyone you've phoned at once. There may be additional call charges for using this feature.

    Call waiting/hold

    Tells you if someone's calling you while you're already on the phone to someone else. You can hold one caller and speak to the other without disconnecting either of them.

    Yes   Call divert/transfer

    Lets you divert or transfer your calls to another number.

    Vibrating alert Yes   Voice activated dialling

    Voice activated dialling allows you to call people from your phonebook by saying their name, instead of pressing keys.

    Record sound clips or memos Yes   SMS/MMS

    SMS, or Short Message Service, is another name for text messaging. MMS, or Multimedia Messaging Service, allows you to send and receive photographs on your phone.

    Picture and video

    You can attach pictures and video clips to text messages using this phone. There may be additional charges for this.

    Yes   Predictive text

    This helps you text quicker by suggesting words and completing words for you. It can normally be turned on and off.

  • Synchronisation

    Contacts Yes   Mass storage Yes  
    Backup/restore my files items to/from PC Yes    

What's in the box?

  • Phone and battery
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Handsfree headset

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