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Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

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Our main disappointment with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar is with images that were captured while using its 3.2MP camera. Every image that we took outside not only is extremely overexposed, but has a “cool blue” hue to them, which makes them look like they were taken by a camerphone from 2006, not a new smartphone in 2012. Inside images are also below average with a lot of visible grain, and there’s no built-in flash to help with low-light images.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Camera interface


Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Stellar


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Darkness - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

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Indoor samples


Videos can be recorded at a maximum resolution of 640x480 VGA. Colors are blotchy and the video look fuzzy overall – again not a surprise. Is a half-way decent camera & 720p camcorder too much to ask for…even if it is a budget phone?

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Sample Video:




Multimedia:

One thing that we are glad to see on the Galaxy Stellar is that it is using the same Music player that is on the Galaxy S III. Naturally, you can list your music by playlists, albums, and artists, but there are also about a dozen preset equalizer settings, or you can manually set your own. The music quality through the rear speaker isn’t that great, but with a set of earbuds connected (or Stereo Bluetooth headset), it sounds just fine.

Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar


The standard Android Gallery will show all of your pictures and videos categorized into folders for easy viewing. We were able to playback all of our MP4 H.264/263videos from 320x240 to 1280x720 resolution without any problems, including DivX and XviD videos.

Gallery - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Video player - Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review

Gallery

 

Video player



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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:58

1. redmd (Posts: 886; 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: 3012; 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: 2179; 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: 290; 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: 3012; 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: 3012; 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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