Samsung S5260 Star II review: In the making
In the making
You must remember this one – maybe not by face but certainly by name. The Samsung S5260 Star II has some big shoes to fill: over 10 million units sold propelled the predecessor to Stardom. The original Samsung Star was one of the most popular handsets in the early days of affordable touch phones. For the sequel, the count-up to 10 million has begun but this time around customers are harder to please.
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS/EDGE class 12
- Dimensions: 107.5 x 54 x 12.4 mm, 94 g
- 3" capacitive TFT touchscreen, WQVGA resolution (240 x 400 pixels)
- TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- 30MB onboard storage
- Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 3 megapixel fixed focus camera with smile detection
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
- microUSB v2.0
- Document viewer
- Smart unlock
- Smart dialing
- Accelerometer sensor
- FM radio with RDS
- SNS integration
- Find Music recognition service
- Great battery life
- SMS spam filtering
- Decent audio quality
- No 3G
- Low-res display
- Basic fixed-focus camera with no flash
- Poor video recording – QVGA@15fps
- Poor web browser
- Laggy user interface
The changes aren’t too many but they should be significant enough for an entry-level handset. Does anyone really expect miracles from a €100 phone – 1080p video recording and big AMOLED screens are reserved for the expensive devices.
What the Samsung S5260 Star II should try and deliver is decent telephony, sleek design, long-lasting battery and the occasional bonus feature. A game or two would also be nice, but probably not mandatory – gaming has long since become a smartphone territory.
So let’s see how the new Star fits the bill. Join us after the break.
- 26 Nov 2021
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- 17 Dec 2020
It was my first phone, basic, small and sleek, loved to charge it once every two days. Got it almost new from my mom, she was very careful with it, nice touch screen, with that camera the photos were not that bad on daylight time, I managed myself to...
- 17 Jul 2020
My sister is using SG 5260 now it is requesting for a pin no when it is switched on pls how do I go about it even if it is to hard boot it thanks in advance.