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Samsung Star II Review

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Samsung Star II Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with T-Mobile USA and AT&T.

Introduction:


In the tradition of the first Samsung Star, which was great success with its 30 million units sold, the Samsung Star II is a cute and affordable touchscreen feature phone, with a few enhancements over its predecessor where it counts.

The original Star brought a 3.0-inch resistive touchscreen and Samsung's TouchWiz UI in its first version. Fast forward to 2011, and the second Star packs a lot more style in its white body, a 3.0-inch capacitive screen, and the third iteration of the TouchWiz UI. It is also positioned as an entry-level handset and to cut cost Samsung has passed on 3G, but the phone has Wi-Fi (which the original Star didn't) and EDGE. 

Will that be enough to repeat the success of the original Samsung Star in the era of cheap Android phones? Read on to find out...


Design:

The Samsung Star II feels very light in the hand, at 3.32 oz (94g), and has a traditional rectangular shape. It is a bit chubby for the small size, at 0.49” (12.4 mm), but not unpleasantly so. The white body stands out on the background of other, mostly dark handsets, but if white isn't exactly your cup of tea,  the handset is available in other colors as well, like black.

The Samsung Star II feels very light in the hand - Samsung Star II Review
The Samsung Star II feels very light in the hand - Samsung Star II Review
The Samsung Star II feels very light in the hand - Samsung Star II Review

The Samsung Star II feels very light in the hand


Samsung Star II Review

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As we said, the Star II comes with a 3.0-inch touchscreen, which is now capacitive in contrast to the resistive one on the original Star. With a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels and 256K colors, the screen is slightly below average, but that's what you get for such a price. The visibility outside and the viewing angles are decent, though. Underneath the display are the call and end buttons, flanking the larger menu key in the center.

The Samsung Star II comes with a 3.0-inch touchscreen - Samsung Star II Review

The Samsung Star II comes with a 3.0-inch touchscreen


The silver sidelining of the Star II houses most of its other buttons. It includes the volume rocker on the left, while on the right are the microSD slot with support for up to 16GB of memory, and the power/lock key. The top part holds a microUSB charging slot with a protective lid, and the 3.5mm audio jack. Pretty standard, the only thing that really caught us is the microSD slot, which is comfortably positioned on the side and easily accessible without the need to remove the battery.

Right side - The sides of the Samsung Star II - Samsung Star II Review
Top - The sides of the Samsung Star II - Samsung Star II Review
Left side - The sides of the Samsung Star II - Samsung Star II Review

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Left side

The sides of the Samsung Star II


Nothing fancy on the white back cover. It houses the 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera, which lacks flash as well as any kind of protection. The loudspeaker is the final touch to the back of the phone.

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posted on 03 Apr 2011, 13:16

1. akash dhiman (unregistered)


its a nice mobile ,looking very alluring in white ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this mobile give u desire specification as per need in a suitable cost.............

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 16:00

2. Amit Duhan (unregistered)


It feels disgusting, always show out of memory error when using internet on it. Not even able to check some mails.......this is useless!!
If somebody has any solution, plz plz tell me and help me......

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:41

5. bob jones (unregistered)


you should download a different browser, like opera mini or something like that. the phone is java based so you shouldn't have any problems installing the app

posted on 05 May 2012, 11:55

16. prashanth (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 May 2012)


hi,,
the problem is sloved now.. go to samsung service center the problem will be sloved...i nearly went 10 times and i said it is a problem with evey mobiile of star 2,so i said to replace my mobile with another model,then they changed some software i dont no exactly it may be os or any thing else. force them they will do.

posted on 16 Apr 2011, 07:37

3. joy212008 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Hello,
hi friends, i have bought samsung star2 s5260. whenever i try to browse i gives an error " not enough resource , close some application and try again " i hav tried all the possibilities like during browse i have closed all the application, i have made my default memory from phone memory to memory card . make it on the run flash option in the preferences. still the problem persist. samsung star 2 use the propriety browser name dolphin. is there any way to load the opera browser or some other browser in samsung star 2

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 20:06

4. grrrrrrrrr (unregistered)


bought this phone and it is driving me mad!! anytime i go on the internet it says not enough memory and the texting keyboard is terrible its way too small why oh why did i waste my money buying it!! dont make the same mistake >:(

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 22:33

6. Abi (unregistered)


Star2 is a waste phone touch type and internet using very bad...

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 00:01

7. anuvind (unregistered)


this is a very bad phone....i got fed up using this phone....i hav time only to say 'not enough memory plz close al applications' .... i reccomend not to buy this phone or else u will suffer the lose

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 10:36

8. Doctor Graph (unregistered)


This phone is a waiste of money when you're a gadgetfreak.
If you are only planning on using the phone for calling and taking pictures it's good,
but if you want to text, change the interface, add apps or use the internet
(or basicly - everything why you are paying for this phone) you shouldn't buy this phone.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 13:13

9. hardik (unregistered)


There is only 1 less feature in this and that also is of not having an android system in it thats the only problem rest everything is good in it... big screen and good music player

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 08:20

10. mani (unregistered)


any one please tell me if it is having accelometer or not &diference beween samsung star & star 2....

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 06:03

11. ashish kal kal (unregistered)


hi all , can any body tell me is wifi works good bcz i m taking this phn bcz of wi-fi if any want to sell this phn then i will buy it. so anybody have this phone can call me on 9716771929 and msg me i want to buy this phone so please call me ashish

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:57

12. YogiYa (unregistered)


the comments are very rude ,, i changed my mind abt this phone .. m gana buy the old star again :)

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 04:11

13. Rajveer Singh (unregistered)


KYA KAHU

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 05:46 1

14. FabioTharwat (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Can you all please SHUT THE f**k UP?... the phone is good for a price like this... a good music player, a descent camera and Wi-Fi... what did you expect? to be better than the iPhone 4 or what?!

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 14:37

15. cam01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


This phone has been driving me crazy for the last 10 months and I feel surprisingly relieved to hear that everyone else is experiencing the same problems as me: "not enough memory" when trying to access internet, in spite of buying extra memory card, the facebook app doesn't seem to ever want to let me log in, too small a keypad, trying to insert any punctuation mark in sms is a finger marathon, problems viewing photo gallery (impossible to pause on individual photos), difficulties in typing on keypad when having to select options over the phone, sometimes the alarm clock just doesn't work,... need I go on. I do not recommend this phone, don't buy it. It is totally user-unfriendly.

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.23 x 2.13 x 0.49 inches
(107.5 x 54 x 12.4 mm)
3.32 oz  (94 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 8.3 hours talk time

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