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Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

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Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Introduction:

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Recently, Samsung has been receiving praise for its high-end Galaxy S III smartphone, though it will cost you a few hundred bucks to buy one, even with a 2-year contract. But let’s face it, not everyone can afford it. Verizon hopes to appease those customers with the new Samsung Galaxy Stellar – and the main thing that is “stellar” is its price: FREE with contract. We recently looked at another budget smartphone from Verizon, the Pantech Marauder, but we weren’t that pleased with it. Let’s see is the Samsung Galaxy Stellar can do better.

Included in the retail package is the Samsung Galaxy Stellar SCH-I200 smartphone, 2100 mAh battery, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, and user guides.


Design:

There isn’t anything inspiring about the overall design and appearance of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, as it features a basic all-black plastic form and finish. Be that as it may, the device is comfortable to hold, since it is only 4.80” in height, but does feel a bit chubby at 0.47” thick.

The Samsung Galaxy Stellar features a basic all-black plastic form and finish - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
The Samsung Galaxy Stellar features a basic all-black plastic form and finish - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
The Samsung Galaxy Stellar features a basic all-black plastic form and finish - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

The Samsung Galaxy Stellar features a basic all-black plastic form and finish


Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

You can compare the Samsung Galaxy Stellar with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Above the display is a 1.3MP camera, and below it are four touch sensitive buttons for back, home, recent apps, and menu. Along the left side is the volume rocker and microSD port, while up on top is the 3.5mm headset jack. On the rear is a 3.2MP autofocus camera and external speaker.

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Front-facing camera - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Android buttons - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
 

Front-facing camera

Android buttons


Volume rocker and microSD port (left) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
microUSB port (bottom) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Power key (right) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Volume rocker and microSD port (left)

microUSB port (bottom)

Power key (right)

3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Back - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Battery compartment - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

3.5mm jack (top)

Back

Battery compartment

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar




Display:

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Most Samsung smartphones we’ve seen recently have been incorporating an AMOLED display in some fashion, but the Galaxy Stellar is using a standard 4.0” 480x800 pixel TFT display. The size of the display isn’t bad, and is actually 0.2” larger than the display on the Pantech Marauder. Text and images both look adequate on the Galaxy Stellar’s display, but our real disappointment was that it is not bright enough to view in sunny conditions and has poor viewing angles.


Samsung Galaxy Stellar 360-degrees View:



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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:58

1. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


6.5 is a bit low. does each con really worth 1.75 points?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:35 1

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Let’s see is the Samsung Galaxy Stellar can do better."...with the ratings i saw before i even read the first word in the review, it's funny going through that line!!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:27 3

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2698; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That's way too simplistic a method of looking at how the review score is tabulated. Try reading the entire review. There are a lot more cons than just the two listed in that section.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:07

2. bayhuy (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


I will never buy Crapsung again...

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:29

5. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Now this phone is plain ugly... even the buttons

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:47 2

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Now, now...'LAUGHABLE camera and video recording quality' is a l'le too cruel...it's a 3.2 megapixel sensor. What do you expect from it?? And you would expect a 720p video from it? Come on!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:48 2

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Now, now...'LAUGHABLE camera and video recording quality' is a l'le too cruel...it's a 3.2 megapixel sensor. What do you expect from it?? And you would expect a 720p video from it? Come on!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 04:25

8. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Its not ugly.. its actually ok. PERSONAL PREFERENCES! NO PHONES ARE UGLY!

Also, if u're those dckheads who keep hating on the phone name.... as its not related to the phone's looks.. COME ON! DOES HTC DESIRE RELATES TO ITS LOOKS? DOES THE S WORD IN S3 AND S2 RELATES TO ITS PHONE DESIGN!?!?

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, Dual core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
1024 MB RAM
Size4.80 x 2.51 x 0.47 inches
(122 x 64 x 12 mm)
4.73 oz  (134 g)
Battery2100 mAh, 17 hours talk time

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