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Samsung S5230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16037 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and value for money are overall positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the features.

responsiveness, design, usability, value for money, battery


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

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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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Great mobile for it's price!


Phone is good for it's price. Auto-focus on camera will be a good option but the phone will then cost more. I am satisfied with it.

Speed,quality, design, preinstalled software, office viewer

When browsing internet for a long time phone automatically restarts, laggy when having large amount of pictures stored on your mobile phone

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this is a cool device and the price is so reasonable


In addition it has answering machine and it supports office and pdf files which is rare in cell phones at this rate of price and it supports micro SD ram up to 8 Gig and its FM radio could be handy in many situations.

its os based on java so you can install plenty of aplication on it. it also has a 3.2 M.G pixel camera, one of the best standard aplication on it is fake call wich makes you able to fake a phone call whenever you like to avoid unpleasant situations

its boddy is not strong enough and simply could be scratched

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Amazon review summary for Samsung S5230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Samsung S5230 from 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

design, value for money, responsiveness, usability, portability


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

This summary is based on the products: Hello 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. VersiSamsung S5230 Star Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera, FM Radio and Speakerphone--International Version with Warranty (Black)

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Good Phone so far


I purchased this fone a few months ago for my wife. She likes it because of the good battery life and the touch screen.(phone use only). After watching her use this phone for a while, I decided to get one too. Working well so far and like the touch...

Great Features","Lightweight

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Product Specifications


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


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: 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


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



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
Colour Effect of Cover:Not Applicable
Colour of Cover:Not Applicable
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


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