The Galaxy Star S7262 Duos isn’t here to replace Samsung’s flagship offering – the S4; it has basic specs you’d expect in a mid-range android device from top-to-toe. There’s nothing fancy or spectacular on this handset that you’d miss in its pricier sibling – the hardware isn’t unique, neither are the features therein; in fact, Samsung didn’t spent much on its awareness compared to its senior sibling – to the extend even most android fans aren’t aware of its existence. I could go-on and on discrediting this phone but putting everything under microscope simply reveals the Star S7262’s happy target group. The phone feels generally cheap and outdated, but I wouldn’t bet on its survival; in fact, it has the price tag in its favor – something you’d expect majority of buyers would give a better thought before choosing alternatives.
After owning several android phones, I could say much on the operating system – it’s simply wow in comparison with other market favorites. Samsung galaxy Star S7262 Duos has it installed – something I wouldn’t just pass without mentioning. It’s shipped with android version 4.1.2 operating system; not the latest release from Google but we’d equally see updates from Sam roll-out in the near future. Underneath is a single core 1GHz processor, we’d love to see double cores on this handset but at the same time I’d rather have a single core at an almost rock-bottom price. The amount of RAM installed is far below our expectations even at the galaxy star S7260’s price tag, it’ll be impossible to play heavy games like Asphalt 8 without noticing annoying lags or even worse shut-down while in the middle of a race. Furthermore, close rivals such as Tecno devices still manage to install bigger 1GB RAMs at the same time keep-up in the same price range.
Samsung Galaxy Star S7262’s additional stronghold lies within its support for more than one Sim card, I’d recommend Samsung to put this feature on all its devices first before thinking of a flexible smart phone. It feels convenient having two Sim cards from your preferred providers on a single handset rather than having separate phone – it’s cheap and easy to carry-around than the alternative. The screen’s technology is outdated, I often get annoyed with TFT’s untrue blacks; they appear washed-out and consume lots of battery power due to the backlighting. The screen is however 4inches wide – same size you’d get on the pricier iPhones. The phone’s housing is definitely plastic – something that’s typical with most devices from Samsung, I’d recommend metal or magnesium but considering Star S7262’s price tag, we can’t complain.
The front panel is largely occupied by the 4inch display panel except for the Samsung’s logo at the top and a large physical button below with two capacitive keys sitting beside it. At the phone’s back is an awkwardly 2.0 megapixels camera, don’t expect same photo quality as those taken by bigger cameras on pricier rivals. Bottomline: Samsung Galaxy Star Pro S7260 and S7262 Duos have their specific target market, I’d not recommend to gamers or those who have had smartphones before, on the other hand, I strongly suggest you give it a shot if you’re a first timer or don’t have enough money to purchase pricier rivals.
Samsung Galaxy Star Pro S7260 and S7262 Duos Features and Specs
- Operating System: Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean Operating System
- Processor: 1.0GHz Single-Core Processors
- Display: 4.0inch (800x480p pixels) (233ppi) TFT, Capacitive, 16m colors
- Camera: Pri:2.0 Megapixels (1600x1200pixelsVideo:VGA
- Storage: 4GB Internal, 512MB RAM Up to 32GB MicroSD card
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.0
- Internet: HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSDPA 5.7Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Hotspot
Battery: Standard Lithium Ion 1500mAh
Samsung Galaxy Star Pro S7260 and S7262 Duos Price in Kenya: Ksh.10000