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Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 430 reviews of Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and connectivity get less positive views. Views about the reliability and sound are mixed.

usability, portability, screen, size, camera

battery, connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the sound and screen are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, while many are critical about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, sound

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung S5600 preview: First look

 

Samsung have quite wisely decided to make the complacent LG Cookie smile go away. And they have released not one, but two devices to compete with it. The Samsung S5600 is one of them and luckily...

Attacking the midrange market the Samsung S5600 is a member of the new affordable touchscreen gang. Quite reminiscent of the HTC Touch with its size, shape and display, the Samsung S5600 is actually not a smartphone. It run on the proprietary Samsung...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Samsung S5600 Preview

 

„Whoa, babe, don´t you just dig these shiny large touch-screen phones, oh my, don´t they rock!”We guess this is what Samsung´s lead designer's wife must have said to him all in one breath … and here we go, we are swimming in these. Coming in all...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung Preston Icon

 

At this low price we can live without the bells and whistles of the more expensive phones in the Icon range, but we can't recommend a phone with poor call quality.

Fantastic touchscreen display, Decent performance, Makes a good media player

Poor call quality, No 3.5mm headphone socket on the phone, No memory card included

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : mohseen (brighthub.com)

Samsung Star Reviewed

 

A review of Samsung's best seller of 2009, the low-end Samsung Star S5230. With variations of the Star TV and Star Wi-Fi, is this phone still worth purchasing three years down the line?

click to enlargeThe Samsung Star sold over 30 million units worldwide and was the spark to the mass production of cheap feature phones today, which has in turn evolved into the race for cheap smartphones we are now seeing.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Varun Krish (fonearena.com)

Samsung Star 3G Review Photo Gallery

 

Samsung Star 3G is a 3G version of its popular Star phone. These phones – Star , Star 3G and Beat DJ were announced few months ago. We take a look at the Star 3G in this review with a bunch of photos of the phone. The phone uses TouchWiz technology for...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

Samsung S5600

 

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.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (mobile88.com)

Samsung S5603

 

Samsung S5603 is a candybar phone with HSDPA support and work on quad-band GSM network. It features touch QVGA TFT 16M colors display, 3MP camera, FM Radio, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, HTML browser, Organizer and Speakerphone.

Easy to use; good speakers; decent camera

Slow; overly simplified; picture ­viewer could be better

However, it is overly simplistic in many areas and the processor is not as fast as it should which makes it a little sluggish at times.

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 ;

Other features include a basic 3.2-megapixel camera without flash, a suite of PIM functions, an FM radio, voice recorder, music player and Bluetooth connectivity. A microSD card slot for extra storage is included, but it's under the battery so you'll...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung S5600

 

With it's easy to use interface and good line up of features, the Samsung S5600 offers a good touch-screen experience at a low price point.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Star 3G S5603 Mobile Phone

 

Samsung's Star 3G is a well designed handset with good features, but didn't function too well.

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2 / 3 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 3.5
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 3.5
Second camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

SAR value:Y
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):Y

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.8 / 3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 240 x 400
External display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000 / 880 / 960
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):195 / 250 / 350
Talk time (2G):3 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 6

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:102 / 2048 / 50 / 70 / 80
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:8

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

3G: Yes
Data network:3G, CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM / 3G, CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, wcdma
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other Features

Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Networking Type:GSM / GSM/EDGE / GSM/EDGE/HSDPA
Operating frequency:800/900/1800/1900 / 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3 / MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, WAV / MP3, AMR, AAC; AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, MIDI, SP-MIDI, i-Melody
Playback formats:MP3 / MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, WAV / MP3, AMR, AAC; AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, MIDI, SP-MIDI, i-Melody
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone Features

Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calendar
Phonebook capacity:2000
RSS reader: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
vCard: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1000 / 880 / 960
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):195 / 250 / 350
Talk time (2G):3 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 6

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey / Pink / Red / White
Subscription type:No subscription
Technical features:DNSe, RDS, RSS, uTrack
User manual recycled paper: Yes

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Preview frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, Mpeg / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video playback: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.472 / 0.508 / 0.512 / 2.17 / 4.06
Height:0.508 / 0.512 / 4.06 / 4.13
Weight:3.25 / 3.35 / 3.39
Width:2.09 / 2.16 / 2.17 / 4.06