Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282 Review

Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282
Price:
Rs.5,240

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On June 14, 2013

Summary:

Great Budget Android smartphone although we missed 3G on it, Loads of Features specially Android Jelly Bean Worth Price !

Samsung success mantra lies in just one thing, they understand the need of the market.They have been trying to capture the lower end of the market.Earlier devices like the Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Y, Samsung tapped the under 10,000 market space.

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With Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282 they are taking this further ahead and introducing the most affordable Android Jelly Bean smartphone in the Indian market.With a price range of just 5K it will definitely compete with Nokia’s Asha 501 and other budget smartphones by Micromax, Karbonn and Chinese Smartphones.In our Samsung Galaxy Star Review we tried to find out, whether Samsung has succeeded in its effort or not !

Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282 Review

Build Quality & Design

Oh so you bought another smartphone from Samsung, doesn’t matter if you buy Rs.5000 or Rs.50,000 phone from the company all you going to get is plastic. The Samsung Galaxy Staris no different, with a Plastic chassis, plastic back and plastic bezels along with plastic buttons.

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The look and feel is very similar to what we have seen in other galaxy devices before.although this look very small when you compare it with other galaxy devices, this is just 2.9 inch smartphone.

Hardware

Galaxy Star comes with a 2.97 inch (7.56cm) display, which is based on the TFT technology and a QVGA resolution of 320×240 pixels, which is pretty outdated.The phone comes with 512MB of RAM coupled with a 1GHz single core processor, which is pretty decent, although we have loads of Dual-Core floating around.Another downer being that the 1GHz single core processor on the Star is based on the Cortex A5, so do not expect anything overly spectacular out of it.

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This entry-level smartphone from Samsung features a 2 megapixel fixed focus rear camera without support for flash and no front camera on the Star.Other camera features include Scene Mode, Shooting Mode, Effects, Brightness, Timer, White Balance, Metering, Image Editor.

The internal storage is shown as 4GB out of which under 2 GB is available to the user and expandability is kept at 32GB via microSD. The Galaxy Star has a 1200 mAh battery which seems sufficient considering lack of 3G and the screen size.

Android and Interface

The only highlight of the device is Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung customization and motion UI.The Touchwiz interface however is very responsive and very much similar to other low end Samsung smartphones.

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Features Like Motion UI and Blocking Mode are addition to Samsung low end as this comes with Jelly bean.Rest other settings and features are similar to what Jelly Bean has to offer.Although 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.

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Conclusion and Price, Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Star is a great dual sim phone, which fades the barrier between smartphone and feature phone.While it does have multitasking capabilities, and a whole array of multimedia features you may not end up using any of them except possibly the loud music from the speakerphone.

If you want to get a basic phone to make phone calls and send messages , this is your bet, dual sim with a good two day battery life and great network reception and a loud speaker.

Honestly, we are not overly impressed with this offering from Samsung. Samsung are trying their hand in the already flooded budget dual-SIM market in India, and by the looks of it the star does not look very promising.

The Phone is Priced around Rs.5,240 although you can get it for Rs.4,800 – Rs.5,000 from local market.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282

  • 1 GHz  Processor
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal Storage, expandable upto 32 GB
  • 2.9 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display (240 * 320 Pixels)
  • 2 MP rear camera
  • Dual SIM capability
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0, GPRS, EDGE
  • FM Radio, media players and many more apps
  • 1,200 mAH battery
  • weight 100.5 grams
  • Talk Time 14 hours
Great Budget Android smartphone although we missed 3G on it, Loads of Features specially Android Jelly Bean Worth Price !
JaY Srivastava is Owner of innogriti,Microsoft Product partner, Technology expert and Also Been Blogging Over past 5 years, With Great Skills In Technology.
  • Geetanjali Swain

    Best mobile in this range…..whatsapp also can be downloaded but not
    from playstore….it can be downloaded from http://www.whatsapp.com/android

    • http://www.innogriti.com/ JaY Srivastava

      Yeah whatsapp works on this mobile.

  • Shwetank Shukla

    Sasta, Sundar Aur Tikaau… Amazing offer by SAMSUNG INDIA….Go get it now !!

    I am also impressed with this phone because its in my bugdet and also a smart phone.

  • mm_thatmyname

    plese tell me how to root this phone…

    • http://www.innogriti.com/ JaY Srivastava

      Rooting Guide will be updated soon in “How To” Section…

  • Rakesh Verma

    nice review, is it rooted ?

    • http://www.innogriti.com/ JaY Srivastava

      check the updated rooting guide.

  • Nikka Maturan

    what is the complete Gprs settings in this phone?

    thanks:)

    • http://www.innogriti.com/ JaY Srivastava

      Where are you from and what network you are on ?

  • Nikhil manoj

    please tell it uses micro sim or normal sim

    • http://www.innogriti.com/ JaY Srivastava

      Micro SIM