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Samsung Star GT-S5230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12297 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and responsiveness. The camera and value for money also get good comments, but many are less positive about the features and connectivity.

usability, value for money, camera, responsiveness, screen

reliability, connectivity, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Star GT-S5230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Star GT-S5230

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 292 user reviews of Samsung Star GT-S5230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, camera, responsiveness, portability

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite Sim Free Unlocked Mobile PhoneSamsung S5230 Tocco Lite Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYGBlack Flip Leather Case For Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite Uk

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Star GT-S5230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Samsung Star GT-S5230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Star GT-S5230 Unlocked Phone with Full Touchscreen Quad-Band GSM Bluetooth, 3.2 MP Camera, Voice Record, MP3 and MP4 Speaker Phone--U.S. VersiHello Kitty Limited Edition Samsung S5230 Unlocked GSM Cell Phone with 3MP Camera, MP3 Player, FM radio, Touch Screen, Bluetooth, HTML browser and MicSamsung Star GT-S5230 Unlocked Phone with Full Touchscreen Quad-Band GSM Bluetooth, 3.2 MP Camera, Voice Record, MP3 and MP4 Speaker Phone--U.S. Versi

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Samsung S5230 - black (unlocked)

 

We have not reviewed this phone. Please see the CNET UK site for a review of the Samsung Tocco Lite (S5233), which is an alternate version of the S2530.

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Samsung S5230 Star review: Hot starlet

 

Samsung are going to great lengths to pile pressure on the LG Cookie. While the Samsung S5600 Preston aims to outdo it, the 5230 Star is set for a head-on collision course. This starlet's middle name...

The name itself is no shortcut to stardom but the Tocco pedigree certainly brings with it certain expectations of quality. So will this little Star still be going strong a year from launch? The S5230 certainly has all the ingredients, now all we need...

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Samsung S5230 preview: First look

 

Samsung decided to compete with the popular LG Cookie not in one, but in two ways. We already gave you S5600 and now it's time to direct the limelight to Samsung S5230. Join us as we take a short stroll with...

Dimensions: 104.0 x 53.0 x 11.9 mm, 93.5 gr

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Samsung Star S5230 Review

 

The Samsung Star S5230 was initially introduced along with the Samsung Preston S5600, both meant for people on tight budget. What the manufacturer is striving to achieve is get a chunk of the mainstream market with both phones targeting people who need...

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Samsung Star S5230 Review

 

Today I am going to have a look at the rather modestly priced Samsung GT S5230 Star, and would evaluate as to how well does it stand up to user expectations.

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Samsung Tocco Lite (S5230)

 

Of course, the S5230 comes with things like a web browser, Bluetooth and USB 2 connectivity. It also has handwriting recognition and various other multimedia tricks.

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Samsung Star (S5230) mobile phone

 

Samsung's Star is an entry-level, prepaid mobile phone that features the company's TouchWIZ UI.

Compact, responsive touch screen, TouchWIZ UI, good on-screen keyboards, price

No 3G, screen isn't particularly sharp, widgets could be improved, no dedicated apps

The Samsung Star is a functional and easy to use touch-screen handset that will appeal to people on a tight budget. The lack of 3G connectivity will turn many potential buyers elsewhere, however.

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Samsung Tocco Lite S5230

 

Get the Tocco experience on a budget

Attractive design; Touchscreen user interface; Budget price; Decent usability; Good spread of features; Good battery performance

No 3G or Wi-Fi; Limited 3-megapixel camera; No smartphone functionality; No 3.5mm headphone socket; No GPS

Of course, Samsung isn't the first mobile maker to slip a low-ender touchscreen into its line-up. One knock-on effect from the iPhone's blazing success has been folk looking for a taste of touchscreen further down-range

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Samsung Tocco Lite GT-S5230

 

The Samsung Tocco Lite GT-S5230 is an affordable and light touchscreen phone.

Inexpensive, even on PAYG ; Good battery life ; Responsive touchscreen

No 3G ; No Wi-Fi ; No GPS

All of which makes the lack of 3G something of a pain. Yes, I know this is a budget touchscreen mobile, but the very presence of a large screen makes you hanker for the kinds of features that large screens are good at. I've mentioned web browsing...

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Samsung Tocco Lite review

 

The Samsung Tocco Lite does a good job of scaling down touchscreen tech to fit in a pocket-sized, bargain-basement phone. A bright, responsive touchscreen ensures that basics like dialling and texting pose no problems, and the 3.2-megapixel camera is...

Responsive, bright touchscreen ; Built-in links to social-networking sites ; Expandable memory card slot ; Good battery life

No 3G connectivity ; Poor YouTube quality ; Troublesome USB connection ; User interface can be confusing ; No headphone adaptor

Conclusion Compared to other phones in its price range, Samsung's Tocco Lite is an impressive handset. Although its touchscreen is resistive, it's pleasant to use and responsive, and dialling and texting poses no problems. The user interface is...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Aerial Connection:Not Applicable
Approved Partner:Not Applicable
Battery Quality:Not Applicable
Bluetooth:Not Applicable
Category:Case
Colour Effect of Cover:Not Applicable
Colour of Cover:Not Applicable
Compatibility:Samsung
Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Gaming Cover: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Package: No
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Type of Cover:Not Applicable
Type of Installation:Not Applicable
Type of Partial Cover:Not Applicable
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No
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