Samsung has now started with cost-effective touch screen mobile phones and discovers a new one called, the GT-S5230, which are already at market prices to EUR 140 and which is available and thus a direct competitor to the LG KP 500 "cookie". The simple design in Noble Black (also available in the colors of Soft Pink, Snow White, etc) is combined with extensive multimedia functions. The buyer will receive a compact full-held mobile phone with touch-friendly practice facilities including a 3.2 MP camera with zoom and FM radio also. As with the "cookie" lacks UMTS / HSDPA in the equipment list, it is only EDGE on board. With 100 MB there is not exactly abundant internal memory which is calculated as comparison using microSD cards up to 8 GB expandable. We have to verify that the GT-S5230 is thus convincing or not.
Samsung GT-S5230 - Fully Compact, Touch Mobile Phone with 3.2 MP Camera
The battery compartment cover is perfect, and is made of plastic and can be easily opened
Back of the Samsung GT-S5230 Star
Volume control buttons and the headset + Charger connector
The integrated speaker is positioned on the front of the mobile phone
1. First optical impression / special features to support the design - Beautifully, subtly and simplyfied.
2. Housing material / surface quality - Glossy plastic, very good surface quality.
3. Housing dimensions - With a weight of only 92 grams and the dimensions of 104 x 53 x 11.9 mm, it is very good in the hand. With the eion Full Touch function, it can also be easily stowed.
4. Goodness (sharpness / resolution) of the display - 3 inch TFT display with 262,144 colors and a resolution of 240x400 pixels. Excellent in color and sharp display, rich, deep-looking colors, at good black level. Top prize for the class.
5. Implementation of the folding or sliding mechanism - NA.
6. Quality of the battery compartment lid - The battery compartment cover is made of plastic, is easy to open, close, and also sits fit.
7. Quality and scope of the supplied items - USB cable, software cd, user manual, headset, charger.
8. Processing result - The Mobile Phone is made of high-gloss plastic and with its dimensions and low weight, very good in the hand. The operation via touchscreen runs evenly and smoothly. 262,144 colors are displayed on the TFT display sharply presented. The well-fitting battery compartment lid made of plastic scores for the S5230. The equipment is standard.