It’s the first Android smartphone we’ve seen that you can pay for with a single bank-note.
For £50, the Samsung Galaxy Europa has most of the features you expect to find in a smartphone; capacitive touchscreen, access to Android market for plenty of apps, a 2-megapixel shooter, GPS for maps, and an accelerometer for tilting fun.
Perhaps most surprisingly, given the price-tag, it even has DLNA connectivity.
Admittedly, it’s running Android 2.1 (Froyo) so it’s a bit behind the latest version- we’re currently updating phones to Android 2.3 – the 2.8-inch screen and 600MHz processor may not cope with the latest apps, but at this price, it’s hard to argue; the tiny 140MB of storage space is also expandable by microSD.
Three have announced they’re dropping the price of the phone to £49.99, whilst Phones 4U also have the Galaxy Europa at a similar price on Vodafone. For both, you will have to stump up an additional £10 credit.