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Samsung Star GT-S5230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and responsiveness. The camera and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the features and connectivity.

usability, value for money, camera, responsiveness, design

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung - Tocco Lite phone


Personally, I have had many phones, all of which I find quite standard and get bored with, then move on to wanting another. However what I got the Samsung Tocco Lite is an amazing phone. I had only previously had one touch screen phone which would call

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Horrible phone


It's an international phone and the dimensions are way smaller than advertised

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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...

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Samsung Tocco Lite Review


Considering it's a budget touchscreen phone the Tocco Lite's display is bright and crisp and very responsive.

The Samsung Tocco Lite is fine if you just want a touchscreen and the very basics. The touchscreen is very responsive and bright which is great but don't buy this phone if you want mobile Internet access or if you want to download apps.

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Samsung Tocco Lite Review by


Has found an enthusiastic audience of social networkers who

This is a stylish touch-screen phone with great social networking for a good price

There could be improvements to the resistive touch-screen – there are lots of accidental key presses

The Samsung Tocco Lite has found an enthusiastic audience of social networkers who appreciate its good looks and price tag, but it fails to hit any great heights in terms of features

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Samsung Tocco Lite review


Gadget fans will remember 2009 as the year touchscreen blowers went from the play things of first adopters and nouveau posers to bargain techie essentials. The Samsung Tocco Lite is the latest cheap mobile treat to land on our doorstep. So how does it...

Surprisingly good touchscreen, slim frame

Lacks killer features to make it stand out from the crowd

A decent enough basic phone which lacks great extras

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Samsung Tocco Lite review


We review the Samsung Tocco Lite, the third Tocco in Samsung's lineup

Small for the hand and pocket ; Good screen ; Widgets allow extreme customisation

No 3G ; Proprietary headset connector ; Average camera

The Tocco Lite is small and neat, with a good touchscreen, but it is hampered by the lack of 3G.

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Samsung Tocco Lite


I think for a smartphone its very good i find its a nice light weight phone, I used to buy nokia phones but decided to go for a samsung I'm glad I did samsung are very good quality phones.

at the carphone warehouse i got pay as you go for £45 on virginmobile for a smartphone its very good value

the only thing i find to use is the wigets which seem to be left on screen when u think u have closed them

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Samsung Tocco Lite


do not buy this phone nothing but troble.

it was very fast at first

nothing at first but after about a week it got realy slow it wouldnt let me on the internet reed my texts or call people

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Samsung Tocco Lite


I got this for christmas last year, and at first it was really good, fast, had good touch screen and you could upload pictures straight from your phone to facebook; but after about 3 month it slowed down and the touch screen played up a lot, and then...

really good and fast at first

broke after a few month

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