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Samsung Star II Review

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Samsung Star II Review
Call quality with the Samsung Star II is quite satisfying. We heard the voices in the earpiece rather clear, and its volume is enough too. On the other end our friends could hear us well, too, with no weird distortions.

The 1000mAh battery doesn't have official talk times yet, but the handset behaved typically for a feature phone, lasting more than two days of average use before the charge diminished significantly.

The Samsung Star II comes as a legacy to the legendary original Samsung Star, but this time it is surrounded by many other similar handsets in the low-budget segment. While on one hand it certainly packs some nice connectivity options like Wi-Fi, on the other it lacks 3G and GPS. It also doesn't appear to be very zippy throughout the interface, or while browsing. On the other hand, it could be hard to tell this phone is not running Sammy's smartphone OS bada, as looks and functionality are almost the same, until you try to find apps for it.

Let's not forget, however, that this is an entry-level handset with more than adequate price for what it offers. In short, while it offers improvements over the original, something tells us the Samsung Star II won't fly off the shelves like it. Nothing wrong with the Samsung Star II, it's just that the Android smartphones are steadily advancing down-market, and piggybacking on the success of your predecessor might not cut it these days for feature phones.

Nice alternatives to the Samsung Star II could be Samsung's low-end bada handsets like the Wave 575, or you climb the smartphone ladder with the HTC Wildfire.

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Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Decent camera quality

Cons

  • Laggy interface
  • No 3G or GPS
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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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