Samsung’s continuous domination in high-end Android segment is different from low-end because there are lot of other local manufacturers already performing well with its budget Android mobiles. To compete with those devices, Samsung was announced entry level Android smartphone – Galaxy Star S5280 in April, 2013. This device also available in Dual-SIM variant in selected markets as Galaxy Start Duos S5282, the Dual SIM version of Galaxy Star is now available from wide variety of retailers in India for Rs. 4,990 ($91 or €70). We recently reviewed this low-end droid. Lets get into full details of this phone.
Design & Display :
Samsung Galaxy Star offers basic design with typical Samsung Android buttons at bottom. It is quire curvy at top and bottom but overall it offers quite acceptable design, especially at this price tag. It measures 105 x 58 x 11.9 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 0.47 in) and weighs 100.5 g (3.53 oz) also nice to hold. At the left side of the devices, you will find volume rocker. At right side, there is typical Samsung lock/ unlock button. There is 3.5 mm jack on top and back of the device carries 2MP rear shooter but no LED flash and also the capacitive touch screen buttons also placed at nicely along with Pebble design like Home button, which we are seen in many of Galaxy devices. The Galaxy Star fully made with plastic, the nice back shell also proven that. The overall build quality is also seems to be good at this price range.
Samsung added a basic 3-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, which makes 133 PPI. Of course, it is too low to consider but expecting lot at this price tag doesn’t make sense. There is no gorilla glass protection, in the mean time, Nokia devices at same price tag offers Hardened glass to protect the device from scratches, which is nice. Samsung has to offer some thing extra to protect the display, without the proper display, you won’t do any thing with recent generation smartphones because all activities will run based on the display only. The Galaxy Star offers multi touch functionality, it supports upto 5 point multi touch. In our tests, the touch feedback is good enough and multi touch functionality could be better.