Samsung S5280 and S5282 (Dual-SIM) Galaxy Star Review

The galaxy S5280 isn’t a major contender in the top tier smart phone category, everything underneath best suits a budget droid smart phone but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely worthless especially for new comers. Alongside the single SIM S5280 is its immediate S5282 dual-sim sibling that comes with dual-sim capability onboard. The two smart phones don’t have much to offer in terms of performance compared to pricier rivals such as S3 but they’ve got an almost rock-bottom price tag that any cheapskate looking for an easy way to own a droid smart phone would love. Both S5280 and S5282 Galaxy Star variants are exceptionally identical physically besides the dual-sim feature included on the later, they’ve a simple 3.0inch TFT screen with a modest 240×320 pixels screen resolution, so expect slightly pixilated icons and text.

Despite a mean screen resolution, the small 3.0inch panel works in its favor, translating to 133ppi (pixels per inch) which’s slightly better than the older Mini S5570’s 127ppi. Something that’s way impressive on the galaxy star s5280 and s5282 is the processor speed, for a clock-speed of 1GHz; it’ll a shame a good number of devices within its genre plus its own older siblings. It has an almost double-speed processor than Mini S5570, which pioneered the galaxy budget category sometimes back with a modest 600MHz chip. The front panel is largely occupied by a 3.0inch panel and Samsung’s typical logo at the top and three physical buttons below, it’s mainly plastic with a chrome looking bezel running around it thought we’d preferred at least some aluminum touches here and there. On the back-side is a mean 2.0 megapixel snapper, it’s far below our benchmarks in the same category but at least we’ve got a faster processor as a consolation.

The processor speed stunned us but the camera size is disappointing with almost a similar margin, call it give and take; Samsung Galaxy S5280 and S5282 (Duos) Star will only please the right target group. However, you’ll still take decent shots of your mates and family in well lit environments. The 4GB onboard storage space is a pleasant addition considering older Galaxies within its genre only managed a couple of MB’s, you’ll still have the option of beefing-up the storage space further using an external MicroSD card. Dual-sim capability was an awesome addition to the S5282 variant; it’s best suited for those who’d like to take advantage of cheaper services from more than one service provider. It comes with Google’s recent Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S5280/S5282 Star Features/Specifications;

  • Operating System: Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean Operating System
  • Processor: 1GHz Processor
  • Display: 3.0inch (320x240p pixels) (133ppi) TFT Capacitive panel
  • Camera: 2.0Megapixel (1600x1200pixels), Video: QVGA @15fps
  • Storage: 4GB Internal, 512MB RAM Up to 32GB MicroSD card
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.0
  • Internet: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Hotspot
  • Other ft: FM radio with RDS, FM recording, Accelerometer
  • Battery: Standard Lithium Ion 1200mAh

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