Expert Review of Samsung Star 3
Samsung Star 3 comes with the dimensions of 102 mm X 58 mm X 11.5 mm and weighs 95 grams. The device comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen that works at a pixel density of 133 ppi. The screen gives a resolution of 240 X 320 pixel along with 256K colours. The 3 inch screen is powered by the accelerometer sensor. The device also features a music player that allows the user to listen to his/her favourite musical tracks. The music can be heard by the user through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack or through the loudspeakers. The video player makes sure that the user can watch videos with remarkable quality. The music player is compatible with the formats MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ while the video player supports H.263/H.264/MP4. Various data connectivity features offered by the device include the GPRS and EDGE facility. The bluetooth facility lets the user connect with other devices and exchange data with that device where the data may include music files, videos, games and other applications. Wi-Fi makes sure that you get to access the Internet and download loads of data as per your convenience. The USB port can used for charging and data exchange purposes. The GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to keep track of the desired location without any hassle. The 3.15 megapixel camera allows the user to click pictures at a resolution of 2048 X 1536 pixels. Also, there is the facility of video recording that makes sure that you get to shoot videos. Various messaging features offered by the device include SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and IM. The device is powered by the 1000 mAh battery that makes sure that the user can work with the device for a substantial period of time without his/her entertainment being cut short. The device works on the WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML browser and comes with the facility of Stereo FM radio with RDS that makes sure that the user gets to access the popular radio stations. Available in the colors of black and white, Samsung Star 3 comes with lots of other features as well including an organizer, a document viewer, a voice memo and a predictive text input. The device comes with an internal memory of 20 MB which is not much but there is a microSD card slot that allows the user to expand the memory up to 32 GB that makes sure that the user gets to keep a large collection of data without worrying about the memory space running out.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Star 3 comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen that gives a resolution of 240 X 320 pixels along with 256 colours. The device has a USB port that allows the user to charge the device or exchange data with the computer. There is also a pin that is compatible with a 3.5 mm jack.
Samsung Star 3 comes with a music player that allows the device to listen to their favourite musical tracks that are compatible with the formats MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. Then there is also the facility of a video player that allows the user to watch and enjoy his/her favourite videos that are supported by the formats H.263/H.264/MP4.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Star 3 comes loaded with a 3.5 megapixel camera that allows the user to click pictures with ease and clarity. The camera works with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels. There is also the facility of video recording although there is no provision for a secondary camera.
Samsung Star 3 comes with the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n that gives the user access to wireless Internet and lets them watch and download videos along with songs, images, games and other applications.
The Internet access also means that the user can stay in touch with his/her friends through the popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Star 3 comes with an internal storage capacity of 20 MB which is really small. But the short internal memory is made up for by the microSD card slot that allows the user to make the device flexible in terms of memory as the memory can be stretched up to 32 GB. The large storage capacity means that the user can store loads of data where the data may include music files, video files, images, games and other applications.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Star 3 comes with lots of gaming features and further allows the user to download more from the web.
Samsung Star 3 comes powered by the 1000 mAh battery that allows the user to operate on their devices for long hours without being interrupted. The battery also lets the user enjoy a talk time of up to 14 hours and 40 minutes along with a stand-by time of up to 625 hours.
Samsung Star 3 offers loads of data connectivity features including the GPRS and EDGE facility. The GPRS facility allows the user to navigate to his/her desired location without being lost. The bluetooth facility allows the user to connect with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data form that device. Then there is the USB port that allows the user to connect with their personal computers and transfer or retrieve data to or from that computer. The data exchanged may include music files, video files, images and games. There is also the Wi-Fi feature which makes sure that the user can access the Internet no matter where he/she is.
Samsung Star 3 when compared to Samsung GALAXY mini 2, lags behind on number of features. The battery of Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is 1300 mAh where as for Samsung Star 3 has a battery of 1000 mAh. Samsung Star 3 has a slightly better camera with 3.2 megapixel as compared to 3 megapixels for Samsung Galaxy Mini 2.
Samsung Star 3 Description
Samsung Star 3 is a feature phone launched under the popular “Star series” of Samsung mobiles. With Star series, Samsung has rolled out some truly adorable and affordable feature phones with very nice entertainment features. Samsung Star 3 feature phone follows the idea that the need of young buyers is entertainment. With this clear and straight forward approach, this phone is targeted at youngsters who are keen on enjoying social networking and multimedia experience at an affordable price. Samsung Star 3 phone runs the Samsung's proprietary operating system integrated with TouchWiz Lite user interface. Consequently, the handset has better usability and improved functionality. The whole experience is also heightened because the phone boasts a 3 inch TFT LCD display that comes with 320 x 240 pixels of resolution with a capacitive touch based input. The Star 3 is a very sleek model and measures just about 11.5 mm in thickness. It external appearance is charming which let users to actually flaunt it.
Samsung mobile phones claim that they offer good multimedia but Samsung Star 3 somehow has lost the multimedia capabilities because Samsung Star 3 comes with a 3.2 megapixel fixed focus camera only. A fixed focus unit isn’t that impressive and its results are just about average. What Samsung Star 3 has failed to deliver on the multimedia front, it has compensated that on the social networking front. Samsung Star 3 delivers what it promises, as it come pre-installed with Samsung's ChatON application and that is one happening service from the pool of services that Samsung offer to its esteemed users.
Users can sign-in without ID or password (just via their phone number) to send personalized multimedia messages, group chat, and buddy management to associated ChatOn users. It also allows users to access Push Instant Messenger capabilities via ChatON through various instant messaging services like MSN, Yahoo, and Google Talk. Also, the Samsung Star 3 has natively integrated Facebook, Twitter and push email services which are part and parcel of the lives of every youth these days. Furthermore, data connectivity is taken care of by advanced features loaded on Samsung Star 3 like the embedded Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth of v.3.0. There is 200 MB of user memory in Samsung Star 3 that is expandable upto 16 GB via a microSD card to accommodate data and information inside.
With Samsung Star 3, an enhanced version of the hugely successful Samsung Star series, Samsung continues to offer the best opportunities for their feature phone buyers. It is indeed an admirable attempt.