Samsung Star 3G S5603 Review

Samsung Star 3G (S5603) is a light weight touchscreen mobile phone within your budget. I have received a review unit and here is my review of Samsung Star 3G.

Samsung Star 3G S5603
Samsung Star 3G S5603

Specs highlights

Samsung Star 3G is very light and thin. It weights only 96 gram and 12.9mm thick. The 2.8 inch touchscreen has a resolution of 240×320. You see less screen details if compared with other higher-end mobile phones.

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Samsung Star 3G screen with widgets

Samsung 3G Star has a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash. Supports bluetooth, FM radio, but no WiFi. Connects to your computer using USB 2.0.

Internal memory has 80MB and support external memory card up to 16GB. The 1000 mAh battery allows up to 3 hours talk time and 300 hours standby time.


Review Samsung Star 3G S5603

Samsung Star 3G is thin, light and the curved design makes it very comfortable to be held in your hand. The phone’s speaker is quite loud but the sound quality is just so-so.

One of the highlighted features of Samsung Star 3G is its touchscreen and widgets. You can a column of widgets at the left hand side of the screen. You can drag a widget and drop it to anywhere you like on the screen.

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Samsung Star 3G widgets and multiple screens (3 small square boxes on the bottom of screen)

Like Apple iPhone, Samsung Star 3G has multiple screens. You can have different widgets on each screen. You “swipe” to switch in between the screens.

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Sounds cool, right? But it is not the real case.

The touchscreen of Samsung 3G Star is not sensitive. It is slow and lag. It keeps on launching widgets when I only want to switch screen or move a widget..

Click, move, or swipe, you need to do it slowly on Samsung Star 3G.

On the plus side, Samsung Star 3G has a 3.2 megapixel camera with rich camera controls. Many scene modes are available, as well as custom adjustments. Very much like a touchscreen digital camera!

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Samsung Star 3G camera scene modes

The overall user interface design of Samsung Star 3G is colorful and cute. Youngsters would probably love it, but not for an uncle like me.

More photos of Samsung Star 3G

Here are more photos of the Samsung Star 3G. Click on each thumbnails to get full size image.

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My two cents

Samsung Star 3G is a light, thin, fun, budget touchscreen mobile phone. If you have limited budget but want to have a touchscreen phone, consider this.

Else, I would recommend you to skip this and get a higher-end smartphone.

Pro:
– ligh & thin
– low cost touchscreen mobile phone
– powerful phone camera

Con:
– less sensitive touchscreen
– no wifi

Retail price: MYR$999 (~USD$294)

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  • Kevin Chong

    Is it the new model of Samsung ? I like the Samsung Omnia, with a touchscreen also, it is silmilar to iPhone. Actually, I like Model of Nokia brand. Now I am using Nokia N70 for three years already.

    • Samsung Star 3G was released middle of 2009.

      • Kevin Chong

        Oh I see. That means is around May 2009. The price is cheap, but the function is Ok, right ?

        • yes, the function is ok.

          • Kevin Chong

            Oh I see. That’s great. I will consider to buy it.

  • Do you need to return the review unit to Samsung?

    • yes, I do need to return the review unit.

  • nice phones… i hope to get one one day

  • Mujahidin

    nice phone

  • Tim Reed

    Hi,

    What’s texting like on this device?
    Easy to use?
    I gather you don’t recommend this phone..

    • texting is like normal numeric keypad phone, except it is on touchscreen.

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