Hi,friends.I have been using this phone as one of my phones for 5 years!?I think it should have been the first samsung,s smartphone!Design,features,specification,camera,contacts and other qualities including internet are outstanding!I know and I am sure that I should not expect to have all specification of Sam S4 on and in this old champion phone!!!?Anyway I still use it for out of house internet usages and I am satisfied with it though it,s old!I have downloaded many apps from samsung apps that has made it up to date phone!Only thing it lacks is wifi,html5,adobe flash player and front camera to become a new S4!!!?Good hope and luck+happiness+succer for all including the best gsmArena!
i am once a user of this particular samsung s5230,it was a wonderful phone. though despite all its functions whatever its carrying 2g and everyone knows that its now the 3g and 4g technology.it would have been better if the phione can be upgrade to atleast 3g if not 4g.thank you.
mil, 03 Jul 2013Where i can buy touchscreen lcd for my samsung. touch is not working..in Serbia.
mil, 03 Jul 2013Where i can buy touchscreen lcd for my samsung. touch is not working..hey mil
ebay is where you want to be
i bought one for 7 euro including postage
I had s5230 star(wifi but doesnt matter), and im not really happy with its software, allthough it IS an old phone, hardware is good, but software is so badly done. Browser, java, video player are the weakest points in the phone, and online video streaming(e.g youtube) doesnt work...
dis is a ruff-tough phone.i'm using d phone since 3 years.the phone has a battery problm as it runs max to 3-4 hrs while surfing n downloading. the volume is tooo slow.. d software problem arises after 1 year of usage...d screen is nt gud,it attains many scratches easily... bt d best thing i've seen in dis phone is its durability.it has fallen down many times bt its still working...
I thought of buying this samsung star, right now iam using a tablet, galaxy tab 2, but because of its size, its not handy. and my question is, after I bought this phone ( $tar ), should I feel regret ?
I purchased my Samsung GT-S5230 in 2010, and payed 110 Euros for it, factory unblocked for all networks (sounds like nothing worth mentioning, but here in my country - Portugal - it IS a big deal, since networks feel they have the right to own property to each phone after they are sold (LMAO)..
I still have it, and it's still a GREAT phone for my humble needs.
The camera is actually EXCELLENT for a 3.2 MP, pictures get WAY better after they have been transfered to your PC, and so do the videos.
The TOUCH screen interface could be better, I know mine works slower because I DELIBERATLY left the protective clear sticker ON. All the scratches are therefore superfial, as you can imagine.
Memory card is 4 GB , the one I personally use - so that the factory software doesn't get "laggy" as mentioned. It CAN be upgraded to 16 GB, but me personally can't listen to so many songs in one day, or take that many pictures...
Now it has a "low-cost" (marking designation) price of € 50,00 - if BLOCKED to a carrier ( such as TMN).
I won't sell mine, still works great, have no use for Internet in my phone, this battery exceeds one WEEK every time, still with 3 YEARS regular usage..
Works great as an MP3 player or FM radio when you are walking around, reception is excelent.
All MENUS are easy and intuitive, this was a mid-level phone when it was lauched back in 2009, I really don't get why anyone would expect for it to perform as a high-end phone, anyway... lol
In a NUTSHELL: one of the BEST value for money phones I've ever owned, and I use them since 1997..so ;)
arshi, 29 May 2013can i update android in my s5233? if not, this phone is box for me.no.you can't use android in this phn..
arshi, 29 May 2013can i updateit to android?? it not this s5233 is like a box for me.. :(Nice phone!
Parveen, 09 May 2013can Whatss upp aplication can be laoded on Sansung S5230S5230 star,it load whatupp?
can i updateit to android??
it not this s5233 is like a box for me.. :(
MrDato12, 14 Apr 2013when i downloaded mp4 video from PC it sad unsupported media or bitrate over...what do???Mp4 not supported,internet slow.this is a box.
I owned the Samsung Star for nearly two years, since last August I have an HTC One V with Android 4.0.3 and hell does it make a difference. Today I've used it again for the first time since I bought my HTC and it was just horrible. This phone is laggy, the touchscreen doesn't work properly, the camera is pretty awful, it doesn't even have wifi(so apps like Facebook won't work unless you have a mobile data contract or you're willing to pay a ridiculous amount of money for browsing without contract).
Maybe this was a nice phone back in 2009, but now I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Rather spend 50 bucks more and buy a cheap smartphone (or wait til the Nokia Asha 501 comes out which will only cost $90, it's way better than this).