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Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone
  

Introduction
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

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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

Processing Characteristics
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.

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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Business Features
1. Supported networks - Quadband, GSM: 900, 1800, 1900, GPRS Class 12.

2. Data transfer - Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WAP 2.0, EDGE Class 10.

3. Reception and voice quality - Even with only sufficient network coverage, the S5230 offers a good reception quality. It is neither to noisy nor there are to dropouts during the call. The voice playback also surprised with almost similar fixed playback. Background noise are difficult to hear.

4. Voice quality of the speaker - When light is switched on loudspeakers in the background we can hear the noise to the playback. In addition, the voice sounds shrill and minimally distorted.

5. Battery life (under normal use) - Until 3-4 days - perfect for a full-touch device with this functionality. For use in strong EDGE receiving weak areas will reduce the battery life also significantly less than many competitors.

6. Storage contacts - Phone: first name, last name, display name, mobile - private, Change Type: Mobile business, fixed - home, land - for business, fax, video call etc.; Mobile - for business, e-mail - private / business, group, ring tone, vibration, Birthday , memos, group: office, family, friends, ring tone, vibration, birthday and other fields to add: Mobile - private / business, land - private / business, fax, etc., video call, email - private / commercial, URL - private / business, group, DTMF, nickname, company, profession, address - private / business; SIM card: name, phone number, phone number: Home Voice: select, rename, delete, e-mail - private, group, SIM No further fields Add Group.

7. Profiles - Normal, Silent, Car, Meeting, Outdoor, offline; The profiles can be preset and easily done on their own needs.

8. Calendar settings - Date create: title, start date, start time, alarm: off, on time, 30 minutes before, 1 hour before, 1 day before, 1 week in advance, adapt, details set: End date, End Times, Details, location, alarm, leave define: a / off; Retry: off, every day, every week, every month, every year; Repeat until (date); options: Go to Day view, Week view, delete: Today, this month, all the data before today, all the data, calendar settings: start date: Monday, Sunday; Select view: month, week, day, in the absence of alarm events, memory status: 300 appointments or entries possible.

9. Feature of Notes - Notes can be sent by touch keyboard (virtual QWERTY keyboard), or handwritten will be created. Memo create keypad: Keypad, handwriting, Write Field 1, Field 2 Write; languages (EN): German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Suomi, Turkish, etc.; input: Abc, ABC , abc, Numeric, Symbols, edit memos, send by post, email, Bluetooth; options: delete, print via Bluetooth, memory status, 100 messages can be saved, but only 100 per note characters, but they are probably rather low.

10. Built in voice recorder (dictaphone) - Voice: Record, erase options: send via: Message, Email, Bluetooth, set as caller ring tone, alarm, details: name, format, size, routing, date created on / around, place, settings: Standard Name: voice call, delete rename, sort by: date, type, name, size, printing via USB, Bluetooth, Bluetooth visibility, protection, management: move, copy; The voice recorder could convince the balance sheet. The recording is hardly compatible with noise in background. Even at almost maximum volume you will hear no intrusive noise.

11. E-mail functionality - Connection type: POP3, SMTP and IMAP4. Setting the Email Accounts wizard is done, thanks to e-mail in a few steps. The downloading of the settings is fairly fast. Send and receive emails is done entirely smoothly.

12. Internet Functionality - Web sites are in fairly decent quality and well read out. Charging takes little time and even complex pages are preparing the GT S5230 with no trouble - for a EDGE phone with the peak power.

13. PC synchronization - The needed USB cable and software are included. Synchronization with Outlook is as usual from Samsung, smoothly.

14. Other Features - Task, World Clock, Calculator, Conversion. Game: rolling dice, Bubble Popper, Google Maps, WiseStar, Brick Breaker (demo version), Millionaire 3 (Demo Version); synchronization, timer, stopwatch, RSS Reader.

15. Conclusion - The quadband mobile phone, with EDGE and Bluetooth is very fast for a speedy data transfer. 3 days battery life are essential for the S5230 with its equipment which is acceptable. Calendar, contacts and profiles correspond to the standard and are equipped to meet practical needs. To criticize the memo functions, only 100 characters per note are in our opinion, also for an entry-level touchscreen cellphone far too low. This surprised the voice recorder with good results. The email account is with the e-mail wizard, and easy retrieval of messages which is very fast. Internet pages are loaded quickly and the presentation is very clear. In addition, the S5230 also has games for entertainment facilities and other useful points.

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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Multimedia Features

1. Camera equipment - 3.2 mega pixels with 2 times digital zoom; Resolution: 3MP (2048x1536), 2MP (1600x1200), 1.3 M (1280x960), 0.3 M (640x480), w3m (2000x1200), 400x240; effects: no, black / white , Sepia, Negative, water, exposure measurement: normal, medium-weighted, spot, image quality: Very Fine, Fine, Normal, Economy and auxiliary lines: on / off; Checking: a, 2 seconds, from a trigger-clay: 1, 2 , 3, from; memory: phone, memory card, recording mode: Single, series, panorama, frame, scene mode: none, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Sports, Sunset, Text, White Balance: Auto, Daylight Savings Time, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Self-timer: off, 2, 5, 10 seconds; Brightness: -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3; postprocessing possibilities: the Web upload, delete, rename, slide show , printing via USB, Bluetooth, set as wallpaper, caller ID, by sending: Message, Email, Bluetooth, Editing: Effects: Filter, Style, Warp effect, Partial blur; Customize: Automatically adjust brightness, contrast, color; Convert: Resize: 640x480, 320x240, 176x144, 160x120; Rotate: 90 ° right, 90 ° to the left, tilting, image, insert: frame, picture, clipart, smiley, text, message on screen, files: open, save, under.

2. Camera Photo quality - In daylight and normal lighting conditions in an enclosed area of the camera it achieves good results. Shapes and colors are true to life, with good saturation and image is also with sharpness consistent manner. During the night, it cannot produce enough colors despite activating night mode which does not score points.

3. Video-equipment - Recordable formats: MPEG4, H263; Normal, limit for MMS, settings: self-timer: off, 2, 5, 10 seconds Resolution: 320x240, 176x144; effects: none, black and white, Sepia, Negative, water color, video quality: Fine, Normal, Economy and auxiliary lines: on / off, audio recording: on / off; memory: phone, memory card, white balance: Auto, Daylight Saving, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Brightness: -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3; postprocessing options: fast forward, rewind, pause, stop, send by: Message, Email, Bluetooth, tags: Add, delete, adapt to screen size: Normal, image size is not observed, picture page format is maintained and upload to the web; details: name, format, resolution, size, routing, date, location.

4. Video quality - Under normal lighting conditions, the filmed objects orderly, with minimally pale presented. Even with faster movements there are barely visible pixels. Zooming in the background of the host are also not too clear. Moreover, the camera adjusts quickly to different lighting conditions. In the darkness it can be, despite the night mode, but unfortunately no results. In low light you can see only see about the color strongly attenuated and hardly detectable object.

5. Facilities of the built-in Music Player - All titles, playlists, recently played, most often played, artist, album, genre, podcast, Equalizer: Normal, Rock, Pop, Dance, Classic, Jazz, (WIDE DYNAMIC, SURROUND); Repeat all, automatic, one; Title: send by: Message, Email, Bluetooth, set as caller ring tone, alarm sound; Options: Details: name, format, size, routing, date created on / around, place, artist, title, album, length of the title, genre, recording date, description, number of the title, format, settings: Background music: on / off, Music menu: Playlists, recently played, most played, most recently added artists, albums, genres, composers, podcasts, music, the menu can be Freedom of choice will be customized (add or remove).

6. Sound quality of music player - The loudspeaker was positioned at the front and can be play the requested songs in the great quality. Thanks DNSe sound optimization heights and depths which are bright and clearly reproduced. Songs with too much bass sound while activity at max. Minimal volume overrides, but this application - full volume over a cell phone built-in speakers - is also somewhat impractical. Moreover, the built-in equalizer and a little help customize the titles. The EQ is not under "options" to find, but directly under the title display.

7. Radio yes / no, sound quality radio - Preferences: Background music: on / off; Sender ID Display: On / Off; alternative frequency: on / off, radio text: on / off, scan, frequency manually, default name, AF: on / off, headset or speaker; Menu the radio is fairly sparse and channel names can also unfortunate not to be added, but are abundant transmitter seats. The individual stations are free in almost ecstatic quality, with good alignment of the antenna playable.

8. Memory - 100 MB internal for user data - expandable to 8GB.

9. Conclusion - The photo / video camera, which is easily operated, has useful settings. The quality of results are for the 3.2 MP camera in normal light conditions, completely fine. Unfortunately obtained in the dark night mode, despite no usable results. It is also simple to use built MP3 player. A playlist is created quickly. The sound is not to criticized, there are also DNIe and EQ. The operation of the radio is fairly easy, though the menu is extremely sparse that fails. Therefore, the radio transmitter is in sufficient places and almost scored with good sound. Unfortunately, no sender name. The Mobile Phone has a dynamic memory of 100 MB and is expandable up to 8 GB.

Samsung GT-S5230 Star with 3.2 MP camera


Camera in Action


The headset does not have high volume with comfort, but sounds passable
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Handling / Menus Features

1. One-hand operation for key functions - Yes, partially.

2. Call execution (with the menu item "Contacts") - Easy to Run a call and easy to find contacts.

3. Adding / Creating / editing contacts - Contacts can be easily created, edited or added. The handling is very simple.

4. Readability of the display - Under normal lighting conditions and at night very good readability of the display. In direct sunlight or light of the display, you can only read. Of course, also the choice of a background image or subject matter.

5. Virtual Keyboard - Precised, uniform surprisingly quick response of the touch screen.

6. Handling the navigation elements on the menus prospecting - NA.

7. Overview of the menus - The menu icons are arranged and clear.

8. Scope of the menus - The menu has a wide scope of equipment, but the less experienced user is not on the extent.

9. Graphic design of the menus - Samsung typical, timeless design.

10. Opportunity for the assignment of shortcut keys - The laterally integrated widgets (like eg the F480, F490, or other current Samsung mobile phones) are used for fast access to the menu. These can be easily and according to their own needs to be adjusted. The entire operation via touch screen is fairly quickly from.

11. MMS and SMS handling - Add a recipient: Current Contacts, contacts, groups, manual input, insert text template, business card, calendar, task, memo, bookmark, Add Attachment: File, Business Card, schedule, memo, task, bookmark, subject to add page add media to add : image, video, audio, photo, video recording, sound recording; Language: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Suomi, etc.; T9: T9 ABC, T9 abc, Numeric, Symbols , emoticons; keypad: Keypad, handwriting, writing field 1, 2nd Write Field.

12. Service photo and video - The additional features of the camera are easily found and quickly set. The entire handling are not overwhelmed.

13. Operation Music Player - The MP3 player is also easy to operate. Playlists are easily created and otherwise, the operation is going smoothly. To praise would be music to the menu according to their own ideas together (eg artist, genre, albums, most recently added, etc.)

14. Reading Cards - The reading of micro SD cards of various sizes are up to 8 GB and will do it quickly and S5230, the existing data, provided by the file format and forth can easily done.

15. Conclusion - Touchscreen beginners will quickly adjust with the Samsung S5230. The fairly evenly end touch-control scores for the Mobile Phone. Run a call, adding contact information, as well as the readability of the display (in normal light and at night) do not entail any negative points for the S5230. The response of the touch screen mobile phone for this price class is to be very commendable and in no way disappointed. The menu is divided meaningfully and timelessly. The operation of the photo / video camera and MP3 player are additional plus points of mobile phones. When composing messages, you have choice. Handwriting, keyboard or virtual are available for selection. Even when reading from memory, the Samsung GT-S5230 works with no problems. Existing data, provided by the file format type, and it is possible to play. Moving data is also done easily and smoothly.

Overall Conclusion

The Samsung GT-S5230

The Samsung S5230 GT offers a very interesting market a practice facilities. His appearance is subtle, the very compact dimensions. In addition, the stylish device makes it relatively easy to operate. The 3.2 MP camera in daylight provides very good results. In the darkness they can, unfortunately, despite the night mode which is not rated. The internal memory of 100 MB is for the price category in order and can use MicroSD cards up to 8 GB expandable. The music player can also sound good, thanks DNSe™ sound optimization, points. The internally built-in speaker was positioned on the front and offers surprisingly good acoustic performance. The menu of the radio is quite sparse, the application needs to hide, but no, because the playback sound is alive and virtually noise-free. The intuitive operation of the very responsive touch screen allows for easy handling of all mobile phones. Although only EDGE on board, are Web pages loaded quickly and on the sharp display first presented. Also you can send emails depending on the size of the attachment simply be downloaded and are very well read. The Samsung S5230 GT is in full touch-entry-level price range (from 140, - €) and surprised us with his amazingly high level of overall very positive. The normal to advanced user gets a lot of performance at a great price - whether business, fashion or multimedia tool, GT-S5230 can be seen everywhere.
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does it support sms conversation view?

i'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but on you photos of the phone there isn't a network logo, how do you remove that?? i got the phone yesterday and i'm so happy with it thats the only let down .. please help

A real Star competitor is about to come.Nokia 5230 is a true smartphone based on symbian smartphone similar to 5800 with 3G and GPS.It is priced at Rs 10000.

Take your phone to Samsung Service Center and tell them about your problem. As the phone is just a month old, they will fix the problem for you or will replace your phone with a new one...

There may be software problem that also may to virus or some other thing but my suggestion is if you are under warranty claim your warrant

Im using samsung Gt-S5230 phone. can u tell me how can i add my contacts from pc to mobile...
With the Samsung Star 5230 I am unable to store numbers from my call log. Can anyone help and guide on how to store a number from the call log?
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

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does it support sms conversation view?
I dont think that Samsung GT-S5230 Star mobile phone supports sms conversation view or not but there are many softwares that you can use to do the same on the mobile phone.
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Well you can ask your question in a new topic with a title in appropriate section of the forum.
What logo you are asking about please clarify in your question so it will be easier to answer your question. Make a new topic for same & dont reply in current thread its talking about "Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone" and your question is not related to this topic.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Hi,

I cannot access my I touch, but only recieve calls with the key pad and nothing more.
However, I have only use this new phone not more than a months.
And sometimes there is this unknown calls, and when I pick it, there is no responds and i have to stop it before the phone will stop. This calls even occures I have even remove the phone chip from it.

The following is the phone details:-

Model :- GT-S5230
FCC ID :- A3LGTS5230
SSN:- S5230GSMH
RATED:- 3.7V---;800mA
Made in KOREA By Samsung
IMEI 352212/03/501657/0
S/N:- R3YS608880M

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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

I have gone through lots of the site and finally got this link which could be the helpful for you so use it and see whether it is working or not .
game problem in Samsung S5230 Problem
Samsung S5600 And S5230 Full-Touch Screen Mobile Phones With Gesture Lock Feature
Samsung Star (S5230) And Samsung Preston (S5600) Touch screen phone Released
Samsung STAR S5233 mobile phone
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Well, to be precise, in my nokia e90 i usually save the contacts from my log file by pressing the option button by highlighting the number that i want to save in contacts and then save it with the add a new contact option. I hope there might be some similar tricks used to save the contacts in you phone as well.
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Its better to ask this question on the Samsung official site but as per my knowledge and as i have got the answer of it on the same is that this phone supports the SDHC cards so you can use this without any worry. I hope that you like it. Say thanks if you like the same. Thank you
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

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A real Star competitor is about to come.Nokia 5230 is a true smartphone based on symbian smartphone similar to 5800 with 3G and GPS.It is priced at Rs 10000.
I agree. After the debacle of the Nokia 5800 ( silly bugs fixed by a firmware update i think the Nokia 5320 really has improved in all its features and decent ui it offers for the price point. To top it off, it offers a good value for money option since you can install software from the huge symbian apps available which are generally free. It would be nice to have a face off between the corby the star and the nokia
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Is there any way to have the phone answer a call in speaker mode?

ie: you are in the car and don't want to fiddle for the speaker function
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

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Is there any way to have the phone answer a call in speaker mode?

ie: you are in the car and don't want to fiddle for the speaker function
Well, you will need a mobile holder to hold the mobile phone in your car and connect it with your car speaker with a wire (2 pin wire that connects your mobile phone to your speakers) and you will need a bluetooth, just sync it with your mobile phone and hear the OP's sound from the car speaker and talk to the OP with the bluetooth, I usually do the same thing while driving a car.
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Re: Samsung GT-S5230 Star Touch Screen Mobile Phone

I dont want to use the car speaker or bluetooth when driving, is there no way of having my Samsung not automatically locking the touch screen when an incoming call comes in so I can put it on loudspeaker. Is there no way of disabling the lock option for when calls are coming in? I dont want keep having to use the unlock button on the side on the side of the phone.
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