Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
Introduction:

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.



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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.





Display:

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.


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8 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1927; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!!

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

2. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I will never buy Crapsung again...

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

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

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

8. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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!?!?
Galaxy Stellar
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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