Samsung Galaxy Star
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OVERALL RATING 3.8 /5 BASED ON 1,774 RATINGS
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Samsung Galaxy Star
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Nice Phone and Whatsapp is working fine

Dear All,nnI have ordered the phone on 4th June and got it on 6th June, the delivery is as fast as ever and with reasonable price. You may get the lesser price then flipkart but flipkart service is awesome, the products are genuine and on top of that 30 days replacement guarantee but still you can use your discretion and buy from wherever you want.nnI start with those who believe that whatsapp is not working with this phone. (First of all you need to understand that if whatsapp is not working in this phone means whatsapp has to modify their application not the samsung who has to change their handset coz samsung is a bigger brand then whatsapp) Anyways lets not get into unnecessarily discussion.nnYou may not be able to install whatsapp thru play store but you can download it thru watsapp website to your phone and then run it or download whatsapp.apk file to your computer and transfer the apk file to your phone and then run the apk file to install whatsapp. Its running. nnThere are number of people who are complaining about the screen size of this mobile. I really wonder ain't they checking specification before buying or samsung is claiming 4" screen for this phone and when actually they get the handset they get 2.9" screen? As it is mentioned in the specification the screen size is 2.9" only so you will get 2.9" only. (so in the price of peanut you will get peanut only, if you want to buy gold in the price of peanut means you are mad) People who want bigger screen, i request them spend some more money and go for a bigger screen phone or buy a cheaper brand phone with bigger screen if they want big screen in same budget. I am also using MMX A25 with same screen size in 3k only and that also a good phone.nnIt has no 3G as mentioned in the specification, but I dont know how many people who buys 5K phone and using 3G?? People using 3G must be using more than 10K phone (Predominantly - not always but majority)nn- It has internal storage of 2GB with 512MB ram (Checked), n- One of the latest version of Androidn- USB tethering & wifi hotspot (for those who knows what it means) so I take data plan for one phone and run 2 phones (My samsung and MMX) at home (or at same place) but on 2g onlyn- Google maps and navigationn- Almost all inbuilt Google services like Gmail, Gtalk, G+, Gmessenger etc.n- Camara 2MP but still decent for people like me (Again if you want more, pay more)n- If you are buying the phone for gaming then the screen is really small for that (though hardware is strong enough to support heavy games), but then i really dont understand the purpose of mobile coz i think mobile is for communication not for gaming, and if you want bigger screen for gaming buy a tab in 3k, i can give you the good brands of tab in 3knwhich will give you 7" screen.nnnBottom-line:nIts a good branded 2G phone in less than 5k with really good specifications. You will not get better than this in this budget in current date (May be after 1-2 years you may get). If you want branded phone with 3g & Big screen then pay more or else go with some Indian brands with same budget. (Though Indian brands are also not bad, the only problem in 5k - they do not offer high internal storage, if you want more internal storage you have to pay more even in Indian brands)nnThough I am not that techno savvy to resolve you queries but still you can reply me on imdnimesh@gmail.comnnnP.S. - Regret for any spelling and grammatical mistakes, so plz do not draw my attention toward that.

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86 users found this review helpful helpful?
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Feeble chipset and screen Good OS and price and Its from Samsung

Yes, it is lowest priced Android smartphone by Samsung, but for that they made the hardware feeble. It is powered by a SC6820 chip from Spreadtrum (single-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A5 with Mail-300 graphics). Naturally it doesn't support 3G. None of the Spreadtrum's processor support HSPA standard used for 3G in India. So you are stuck with 2G or to search for a Wifi connection. Now a days cost of 3G service is comparable with 2G and 2G is really slow. It will be hell to download any app in 2G.nThe screen is small for a touchscreen only mobile and that too of low resolution. Its really tough to type on small onscreen keyboards, or to view a website. Anyway you will not be interested to surf internet on slow 2G. The Lack of 3G and the 3" screen with low 320 x 240 (QVGA) resolution is the main weakness of this set. nPerformance wise it is not so bad.. at least comparable with previous budget Galaxy sets. Samsung has giving Android Jellybean 4.1 instead of turnkey Android by Spreadtrum, so they have made it by themselves, and so it is expected that the SW is optimised for the device and 512 MB RAM is OK for it. nActually don't expect something spectacular but the phone runs Android 4.1.2 fairly well. Games like Temple Run 2, Stick Tennis run satisfactorily..for the price.nAt this price this is the best from Samsung.. They are not going to leave their profit anyway.. Now if it fits your requirement and bill is to be decided by you.. You are getting a smartphone with proper OS at the price of a feature-phone and its from a reputed company Samsung :-)nnPros: n1) Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung customization and motion UIn2) 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and Micro SD support up to 32GBn3) Dual SIMn4) Wifin5) Low pricen6) Support network - Its from Samsung, a reputed brandnnCons:n1) Small 3" screen with very low 320 x 240 (QVGA) resolutionn2) No 3G (Now a days cost of 3G service is quite comparable with 2G)n3) Feeble chipsetn4) 2MP camera (Well, OK for this price)n5) No A-GPS chip present.n6) 1,200mAh battery (but with moderate use it should easily last a day)n7) This handset support only Micro SIM. You need to cut your existing SIM.nnNote: Whatsapp works in this set. For Whatsapp to work download it from its website(whatsapp.com) and then install.

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33 users found this review helpful helpful?
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Samsung Star cheapness at the cost of usage

I have bought the phone yesterday, cant believe that although this phone is having all latest features with android version- Jelly bean, good memory and processor BUT BUT it doesnt support WHATSAPP messanger !!!! I bought it after looking all it features mentioned on flipkart and other sites but nowhere mentioned about this drawback... Whatsapp has become so famous, people buy smartphone for these kinds of apps but if this phone doesnt support whatsapp, whats the use of buying a smartphone!!! nnThis is the hidden cost of cheapness... just wanted to inform all those people who are thinking to buy this so called ANDROID phone.. there can be others apps also which may not be compatible with this device like whatsapp..nnSamsung people... please dont make such devices and hide the reality if you want to be in competition.. You are deceiving consumers with such devices.. nnThx

30 users found this review helpful helpful?
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Good..All Apps will work...

Well I am using the phone for last two weeks..from 25th may.. First Buyer in Kolkata..nn1. Android Jelly Bean : beautiful, but this version of android does not support copying from phone memory to memory card. Since its Internal memory is only 2GB , you cannot keep much application at a time..But JB out of the box at this price raange is just Awesome..nn2.RAM: 512MB which is just perfect at this range upto now...n3.Processor: ARM v7 Likes!!nn4.Internal Memory: 2GB,This is very bad, you need atleast 8GB for small phones with JB. 2GB is just nothing.You cannot keep many apps at a time.You have to install and uninstall.. Use Android Assistant apps for backup and other process.nn5. Touch Screen: Very smooth,feather touch, Multi-touch, but sometime lags.Common at this price range.n6.Camera: Beautiful still photos with smile shot!! But video recording quality is bad.n7.Apps : All heavy games will run.Temple run, Subway Surfers, FF all runs smoothly..n Whats app,Facebook messenger, Opera Mini,Google Chrome works easily.No problem at all.n8. Very Good Display.n9.No 3G, but you will not use 3G at a low cost phone like this.n10.Battery is not good.After full charge at 8am..Playing games from 10am to 5pm... Battery will drain at 8pm.nnREMEMBER this handset support only MICRO-SIM .Samsung care will charge Rs.100 for cutting one sim.Well this is the latest technology, so I bought a cutter at Rs.165...and Enjoy.nnBuy this, if you dont want mobile for heavy gaming and big screen..n Much better than Micromax..nnFor any details gmail at abhar92nnEdit :: After Five months of Usage ..nnI have received a lot of emails asking about the performance of the handset ... So I deceided to pen it down here ..nnThe overall performance of the phone is bad.It is very slow. Opening message and contacts take too much time, and if you loaded it with any high end games, then the phone will hang and run slow all the way.nnUnlock screen needs to be pulled twice to unlock everytime!nEarlier Temple Run( 1 & 2) used to run smoothly, but the gradual loading of different apps , message and contacts, One cannot play the game smoothly.Sometime lags and the game will end there..nnBattery backup is very bad, after recharging 100% at 9 O'Clock, and then without playing games, battery will drain fully within 7pm..nnThe phone is just for minimum use.Only messaging and call.Not for any type of heavy use.No application...nOnly 1 positive side is Whatsapp runs without any problem.But if your keeps your Internet connectivity on the whole day, battery will drain evern more quickly...nnUse this mobile as a mobile purpose only.If you want more pay more.

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29 users found this review helpful helpful?
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call Recording facility not working

I was demanded a mobile which supports the ''Automatic call recording Facility''.The Samsung mobile dealer "S.S.COMMUNICATION & SERVICES,KOlhapur " given me SAMSUNG -S-5282 IMEI NO.358304053051821 on 29/09/2013 by showing call record facilty but there are no such facility in this model.

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21 users found this review helpful helpful?