Waqas, 09 Sep 2009Please don't compare Samsung star with 5530.No one can offer a symbian smartphone at affordabl... morethere are no other manufacturers giving a touch screen smartphone at the price that nokia is offering...even 5230 is much better than star..
star is for people who use a mobile phone just for calling and sms for power user who seek a computer in their handheld device 5530 is the best and cheapest they can get..
i don't like saying this but people who think star is a better choice over 5530 are dumb (not regarding the price tag though)
SEVERAL REASONZ TO GO FOR 5530 n NOT Samsung Star
Samsung Star is not a direct 5530 competitor, but I found that many cellphone buyers are confused between Nokia 5530 and Samsung Star . So, i decided to write a post to clarify their doubts. You may wonder why am i not calling it a competitor when Star is also a touchscreen phone with similar looks and size and falls in the same price range.Iím saying this on the basis of smartphone capabilities.
While Nokia 5530 is a smartphone based on Symbian operating system, Samsung Tocco Lite is not a true smartphone i.e it cannot run 3rd party applications.This single reason is sufficient enough to consider buying 5530 over Samsung Star.A true smartphone has an operating system such as Windows Mobile, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Android etc.If you donít know the potential of a Symbain smartphone then go through this post.
You will feel handicapped without provision for 3rd party applications. If you use Windows on your PC you may be aware how useful the 3rd party applications are.For Example Photoshop, Firefox, Media Player Classic to name a few. Can you manage without these?
Although, this is the most important reason for choosing 5530 over Star, there are few more points that i would like to elaborate. Letís go through them
Display - Nokia 5530 and Samsung Star have same size touchscreens, but there is a huge difference between the screen resolutions. 5530 has much better 360◊640 pixels, 16 Million Colors display, whereas Samsung Star has 240◊400 pixels display with 256 K Colors.
Memory - Nokia 5530 comes with a 4 GB card in the sales package whereas you have to purchase a Micro SD card for Samsung Star separately.
Camera - Both have 3.2 Megapixel cameras but with huge difference. Nokia 5530 has an autofocus camera with LED Flash and can record DVD quality videos at 30 fps, whereas Star has a Fixed focus camera which lacks Flash and records poor quality videos at 15 fps.
I got the video samples for both the cameras from gsmarena.You can check it out yourself.
Nokia 5530 Video Sample , Samsung Star Video Sample
Connectivity - While 553o offers high speed connectivity through Wifi, there is no means for high speed net browsing on Star.You have to rely on slow EDGE or GPRS connection.
Hardware - 5530 has very powerful hardware which includes 434 Mhz CPU and 128 MB RAM, same as Nokia flagship N97.This means faster operations and multitasking i.e running many applications simultaneously.
Kinetic Scrolling - Have you checked the 20 Min kinetic scrolling video of Nokia 5530? It is an awesome feature and works through the entire user interface.
Multimedia - 5530 offers excellent audio quality through noise isolating earphones in the sales package.It also includes standard 3.5 mm jack to plug in you own earphones. There is no such provision in Samsung Star.You can play full length DVD movies in .avi format on your 5530 through a 3rd party software.
Task Manager - You can switch between running applications and close them through task manager. No such task manager in Samsung Star.
I donít want this to be a biased comparison with all praise for Nokia 5530. There are few cool things in Samsung Star also which i would like to describe.
TouchWiz - Samsungís TouchWiz interface letís you add widgets on you phoneís homescreen. The widget can be anything such as calendar, clock, document viewer etc.
Smart Unlock - By drawing a letter on you touchscreen you can unlock phone as well as launch applications. For example, R to launch Radio.
Price - Samsung Star belongs to the entry level touchscreen phones and is priced $ 215 at Amazon. Nokia 5530 is priced higher.It is available for $260 at Amazon.
So, are you willing to lose so many useful features in Nokia 5530 for mere $45 ?
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2009nokia lover = one who loves to waste money.....
star wifi very soon will be there in the mark... morePlease don't compare Samsung star with 5530.No one can offer a symbian smartphone at affordable prices other than Nokia.Check the entire smartphone world and you will come to know other manufacturers are offering symbian phones at what price.
check this link and you will come to know where does star stand in comparison to 5530
Rajeev, 09 Sep 2009No eshaan Nokai is nt looking 5800 like tht & Airtel & Vodafone both said...they hope to... moreThinkdigit.com alo confirmed that ALL nokia touch phone getting the new upgrade! So yeah at 13.5k its surely worth buying the 5800!
ehaan, 09 Sep 2009I think the 5800 has a lot to offer yet. It's a brilliant phone and is getting kinetic scrolli... moreNo eshaan
Nokai is nt looking 5800 like tht
& Airtel & Vodafone both said...they hope to get 3G by nxt year oct.
Rajeev, 09 Sep 2009& yeh also they wil b focusing on 5320 the other cheap ouch phn I think the 5800 has a lot to offer yet. It's a brilliant phone and is getting kinetic scrolling and the 5530 homescreen in the net upgrade. So it make sense to buy the 5800! And 3G should be in india b4 mid 2010~
Mangesh S, 09 Sep 2009You know its so funny that we waited and waited so long for 5530 and now 5800 going down to 13... moreWell there is News going on
As 3G will b launched by Oct 2010 by Airtel & Vodafone...So 5800 is waste & 5800 is old phone now.
So nokai is taking it out of market. & as 5800 is there 1st touch phone.
& as there will b no 3G till oct 2010 Nokia wanna take advantage of 5530.
IN KOLKATTA THEY HAVE LAUNCHED IT FOR 12800 And the Nokia 5800 price has dropped u getting it for 13500....so better go for 5800
Mani, 09 Sep 2009Guys what this going on.. 5800 and 5530 going to be priced the same ? gosh it confusing me now... moreYou know its so funny that we waited and waited so long for 5530 and now 5800 going down to 13.5k Rs! Is nokia-ind trying to finish off all the 5800 they have in stock?
And that too 5800 is with carl zeiss optics, 5530 is not the same. Nokia's strategy is confusing now.
Guys what this going on.. 5800 and 5530 going to be priced the same ? gosh it confusing me now... i preferred a smaller screen as against 5800 which was why i was delighted about 5530. Now 5800 at same cost or less with more features... what a pity..
Mangesh S, 09 Sep 2009rajeev thats gr8 news man! I check univercell and wavetelmobiles site. Both show around 13.5K !
yeh with tax it 13k :D
Mani, 09 Sep 2009Whats does "smartphone" mean actually ?@mani
If you wish to know what a smartphone is specifically nokia symbian smartphone then check this link
Rajeev, 09 Sep 2009Shocking news for South Indian guyz 5800 @ 13k iN UniverCell. http://www.univercell.in/e... morerajeev thats gr8 news man! I check univercell and wavetelmobiles site. Both show around 13.5K !
Anil, 09 Sep 2009Yaah m talking about 5800, in banaglore its available arnd 16.5k range.....But Rajeev if price... moreAnil no 13.5k is with tax final price is 13.5k
& HTC touch r old
new touch like magic cost 23
& hero which launched 2day will cost 31k
Yaah m talking about 5800, in banaglore its available arnd 16.5k range.....But Rajeev if price of 5800 & 5530 will be same than I will definitely hesitate to go for 5530.....
About univercell price 13500 is base price after tax they will cherge aroun 15k.....
Now if price of 5530 will be around 14k, than i may think of htc option also, there ae quite good number of models they are launching...
ehaan, 09 Sep 2009That is more than enough. stand is not needed and 1 stylus is enough!Yeh i knw
let see i wil get detail frm there store 2morrow
& than in a week time will bye 5800
Anil, 09 Sep 2009Hey guyzz, I have checked the price of 5800 in banaglore last week, it was 16.5k than its good... moreAnil u r talking abt 5800 Price last week
till y'day the price was 16k man
from today on Univercell they hav shown the price.
Well if they are making 5800 in 13.5k than i blv 5330 will b 14k caz of it better homescreen & sexy look