Samsung S5230 Star

A full touch screen phone at a really small price didn’t have Samsung so far in the offer. This gap should close the S5230 star for cheap 245 euros, at Amazon is to have the good piece now for nearly 160 euros.

  1. Samsung S5230 star
  2. Data sheet

The potential buyer has a choice of three colors: in addition to the pictured “noble black”, also “soft pink” and “snow white” versions are available. One hardly notices the device the low price, is shaking here neither the battery cover still disturb creaking noise when operating.

Also the touch screen is quite lush dimensioned with its size of 3 inches. However, the resistive display like threesome should respond to input, the display of the content could be even finer.

Shortcuts and keyboard

The user guidance and the menus correspond to those of the S5600, which ensures the trouble-free operation in daily life even when the star almost completely. The S5230 has three standby levels, where maximum twelve widgets deposit themselves, providing quick access to key features.

Star offers a real advantage when writing messages with its virtual QWERTY keyboard. Thanks position sensor appears this automatically, as soon as the device when writing a message in landscape mode is turned.

The HTML browser, which however had some pages of problems with the representation of in the test dominated the same trick. For the “one-finger zoom” that allows you customize the display of Web content quickly and conveniently on the display or on the individual eye strength like here, too.

Compromising the equipment

But where have the Samsung engineers used to now the red pen? Since the radio unit, would be the one the only quad-band GSM including dominates the EDGE data Accelerator, but no UMTS. In addition, a photo light is missing the 3-megapixel camera and looking for also the photo browser in the main menu to no avail.

A plug adapter, not included to dock retrofit headphones to the proprietary connector, also. A pity, because the included headset could not convince his thin sound. While the music player is in itself good and pamper with cover display, as well as ten presets for the equalizer. FM radio with RDS transmitter display convinced in practice with good reception.

Facilities on the amount of time

The remaining equipment moves with Bluetooth and an address space on the amount of time Global 2000 entries. Also, the S5230 comes with a data cable includes PC software for the synchronization. Samsung shows, however, economical in memory: internal memory remembers only meager 83 megabytes, you must buy a ticket for the MicroSD slot on its own account.

Endurance measurements in the laboratory, then beat the great hour of the S5230 star. It shows a performance for a touchscreen device with a maximum standby time of 33 days, a typical endurance of just under seven hours and a talk time of over 10 hours in the E-network. Also the transmission and reception properties fall neatly, the acoustics is well used by Samsung.

Samsung S5230 star

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €245.00
Rating 364.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 83
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 39 x 65
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 400
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) /
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / proprietary
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 4 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 3.1
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / /
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 320 x 240 / 30
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 4 /. /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner / /
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.09 / 0,531
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 33
typical endurance (hours) 6:56
Talk time D-network 8:35 am
Talk time E network 10:23
Talk time UMTS network 0:00
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 91
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 105 x 54 x 13
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) good (97)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 62
Endurance standby (35) 35
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (116)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 22
Connectivity (20) 10
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 3
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 9
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 2
Handling (max. 125) satisfactory (92)
Manageability (40) 38
User interface (60) 35
Processing quality (20) 15
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) sufficient (53)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 23
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (358)
tested in connect 09/09