A sequel to a bestseller, the Samsung S5260 Star II has good genes and a lot to live up to. Building on a successful recipe is a shortcut to success and that’s exactly what Samsung have done with the Star follow-up.
The latest TouchWiz interface puts users in control of the Samsung S5260 Star II. It’s the feature phone variety of TouchWiz rather than the Bada OS but, with added multitasking and improved homescreen, Bada won’t be badly missed.
There are always ups and downs to buying a phone in this class – here’s the list of pros and cons for the Samsung S5260 Star II.
The lack of 3G connectivity isn’t a surprise on the Star II – Samsung wanted it to be as affordable as possible. The lack of multitouch though is a disappointment – it’s one of the major points of a capacitive screen. We should note perhaps that the unit we tested wasn’t completely finalized.
Still, the basic package is good and the new software ticking inside the S5260 Star II can make all the difference. Wi-Fi will make up for the lack of 3G – after all, it’s not common to buy an affordable phone and use it with an unlimited data plan.
In the hand, the Samsung S5260 leaves a positive impression. It is well put together and the materials are pleasant to the touch – “affordable” doesn’t feel “cheap” here.
So, will the Samsung S5260 get its own star on the Walk of Fame? Let’s hope our walkthrough of hardware and software will give us a better idea. Step right up...