If you are on a budget, buying an Android phone may become an issue. But some companies out there have launched low cost Android phones in order to appease to that requirement of the consumer as well. Although these phones are the basic models, they provide the users a good phone experience. And this is exactly what Samsung seems to have done by creating Samsung Galaxy Star. The Samsung Galaxy Star is priced at just Rs 5, 000, making it a perfect choice for someone on a tight budget. The Galaxy Star is a great combination of pricing, and brand that has further boasted the popularity of the phone. If you are on the lookout for a new smartphone on a budget; read ahead to get a complete review on the Samsung Galaxy Star.
From the design point of view, Samsung Galaxy Star is similar to any other Samsung Galaxy devices, except it is a wee bit small. This pocket sized model is easy to carry and also pretty neat to look at. The Galaxy Star is built with curvy edges that make the phone design unique and the phone fits comfortably in the hand. The plastic chassis makes the phone lighter than others in the market. The Galaxy Star models a display of 3-inch screen, which is perfect for the small design. On the lower front panel the phone has a physical home button and two touch sensitive buttons for menu and the back options. Like other android models, the phone has a side lock on right side, along with a volume rocker on the left. The phone comes with a Micro USB charging slot, which is present at bottom, a 3.5mm Jack at top, a 2 megapixel camera and loud speakers at the back of the phone.
The Galaxy Star has a 3-inch TFT display screen which has average viewing angles. Although the text display quality is not up to the mark, Samsung offers a partial in-built solution to this problem. The phone has an increase legibility option, which comes with the display settings within the cell. Another way to counter the lackluster screen is to adjust the brightness, which does bring the screen to life. The phone also has a dual SIM feature which is very popular in the country. The phone notifies the active SIM, making it easy and simpler for those who have never used dual SIM phones before.
Software and Features
Powered by a single-core Cortex-A5 1GHz processor the phone runs of a 512 MB RAM, which is not bad for the price you are paying. The Galaxy Star features the basic Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 operating system, which works smoothly on the phone. It also offers 4GB of internal memory which can be extended to 32GB via a micro SD card, provisions for which are available on the phone. Games like Temple Run 2, Stick tennis do run well on the phone, with other provisions like music player, video player and radio which are also available on the Galaxy Star.
Camera and Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Star also features a 2 megapixel camera. Although the camera lacks the finesse of the higher end models the images produced by the camera are not half that bad. In broad day light the camera produces average images, but this does tend to decrease as the light fades away.
The Galaxy Star boasts a 1200 mAh Lithium ion battery. While activating just one SIM or using the Single SIM feature, the phone gives up to 2 days of battery backup, which is really good. Because of the phone’s rather low demand, the battery on the Galaxy Star delivers good and consistent backup, making it the highlight of the phone.
Decent in looks, good in features and low on price, the Samsung Galaxy Star is a great combination of all those features. This hassle free phone is great for first time users, or those who just don’t want to be bothered about where they keep their phone. It is also great for those who want the benefits of a smartphone without compromising on battery life or the bulky price tag. All in the all the Samsung Galaxy Star is a worth the while phone.