Andyr, 08 Jul 2009I tell u what I am unhappy with. Sound comes from ear speaker and does not have another speake... moreno direct way to switch between apps: i had written how to switch between apps (indirect way of course) by using the hold and gesture lock feature.
1.when a window is already open, press ur hold key, then draw a character for another application. it opens parallely.
2.again do the same for another application (sms, call, java, music player, browser).
3.pressing the back key takes u back to the previous application.
of course the characters need to be assigned before the gesture operation.
king, 07 Jul 2009yeah i've used the web browser a lot. but i have'nt heard anything about "tabbing in the brows... morehi king!!
nope... not the autorotate...
im referring to this line in the new review...
"The new web browser allows up to 5 pages to be open at the same time. Multiple downloads in the background are also supported and there is also a built-in AdBlocker."(http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_s5230_star-review-372p6.php)
and can i download some more widgets 'cause i dont have the youtube widget...?
tnx very much!!!
yem, 08 Jul 2009king!! ya any one who can answer!
Proprietary connectivity port
... moreI tell u what I am unhappy with. Sound comes from ear speaker and does not have another speaker for ringtones/music. Ramped ringtones that do not come on loud first of all even though you have not set it to ascending ringing. No inbuilt holder for a stylus and I had no stylus supplied in the box. Hard keys (end call/send buttons) do not light up at all. Phone locks too quickly when on phone call so fiddly to turn on speakerphone facility. No phone conversation record on my model.
No 3G but not a particular issue with me because I dont use Internet on phone hardly or use videocall.
Proprietary connectivity port: I dont really like phones with this port, give me a phone with standard mini usb socket and standard earphone socket any day.
Slightly more expensive than the LG KP500 Cookie: Roughly around same price in my country I think. LG KP500 cookie comes with roughly same features and has a built in stylus holder and stylus.
No way to directly switch between running apps: I havent found a way although on my phone you can 'minimize' some running java apps and games.
The camera is quite basic - uninspiring picture quality, no autofocus or flash?: I have found this to be one of the best cameras on the range of mobile phones. No flash but perfect in daylight and not too bad if you have avialble light indoors. - no focus problems yet, I dont know how it would perform Macro/Closeup yet havent tried it.
Non-hot-swappable microSD slot?: I have found it to be a pain where it is located on the S5230 but other users have reported no problems. I like to be able to hot swap SD card on the outside of phones myself without having to take covers off and shut down phone. I believe the cookie has external sd card which is hot swappable.
Hope this helps.
Venu, 08 Jul 2009Can anyone tell me how to delete the inbuilt/default images from the phone (S5230).you might be able to use the tkfile explorer but be very careful you dont ruin the phone or void its warranty.
king!! ya any one who can answer!
Proprietary connectivity port
Slightly more expensive than the LG KP500 Cookie
No way to directly switch between running apps
The camera is quite basic - uninspiring picture quality, no autofocus or flash
Non-hot-swappable microSD slot
how do these disadvantages, by any chance, can make us regret buying it later?? plz lemme knw...
king, 08 Jul 2009if u surf the web continuosly for 2 hours then yes, battery drains fast. nokia drains faster. ... moreHi King,
Can you tell me how fast is the internet surf, if I connect the phone to my PC/Laptop ?
hey king! im about to buy samsung star 5230. the thing i want to knw abt is that whether we can get iphone theme on our samsung star....if yes from where? n i also wanna knw if using touch cells is troublesome while attending a call...i faced such trouble with my brother's imate ultimate where by mistake while holding the cell to my ear my thumb touchd the "end call' icon n it war rather irritating at times...!!
waiting for ur reply /...
anony, 08 Jul 2009hi can i remove the music player on my idle screen? if so, how? thanks a lot.open up side widget bar and then slide the music player off the standby screen into the widget bar. Andy.
Can anyone tell me how fast is the internet surf, if I connect the phone to my PC/Laptop ?
Can anyone tell me how to delete the inbuilt/default images from the phone (S5230).
New firmware is out! Firmware and guide here.http://darkforestgroup.com/forum/index.php?board=31.0
well i would like to comment on the great samsung star ...
lets start by simply saying dat it is a great phone....
i would not compare it with lg cookie...but for the people who are about to buy let me tell u its a really nie phone with great packed features......
nice touch interface...easy to use and handle..average sound quality(max volume)....fantastic camera with good resolution and zoom.....easy to use smsing calling and so many other features....
so overall i would like to say its a real nice phone...i bought it for 9400/- only....and even i m using a 4gb card it really works well...
another thing its a hard built phone...
so thumbs up to samsung star !!!
can i remove the music player on my idle screen?
if so, how?
thanks a lot.
seigen, 07 Jul 2009one day with the phone. very, very good. much better than LG cookie. Nimbuzz, Skype mobile and... moreHi there can you tell me why u think it is much better than cookie because I was thinking of selling my S5230 and buying a LG cookie. Thanks.
Ale, 08 Jul 2009Hey King,
Thanks for your help, also I have heard that the battery life of this mobile is a... moreif u surf the web continuosly for 2 hours then yes, battery drains fast. nokia drains faster. my previous 5300 used to drain from full to zero in 30 minutes of continued net surfing.
3 hours music listening on the "loudspeaker" IS going to drain ur battery that fast. try it with sony or nokia, ur battery wud drain in less than an hour (dats my experience with W700i,k790i,N81 and 5300).
but if u're listening with headset, it should not drain dat fast.
check that ur battery is 1000 MAh, and not 800 or 900 MAh.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2009hey king. i believe you're the guru when it comes to this particular phone. pls help me. bough... morehave u converted the videos using a converter?? u need to reduce the frame rate to 12 fps or 30 fps. and also reduce the resolution to 240*320 pixels. otherwise u won't be able to view the videos on the phone.
Thanzeem, 08 Jul 2009can anyone say how much does it costs????and wat is the overall performance??especially sound.. this question has been answered several times. do take your time and go through the previous user opinions.
there is no phone like s5230 in the samsung website!!are s5233 and s5230 the same???
Thanks for your help, also I have heard that the battery life of this mobile is awesome but I found it to be pretty ordinary firstly becoz it takes lots of time to charge completely(sometime even 2 hours) secondly if I am browsing internet it eats up the battery quite fast. I used to listen to music for about 3 hours everyday and some 1-2 hour of internet browsing and that reduces the battery markup to 2 (consider we have 5 markup in battery indicator). Is this the battery issue or this is normal for Samsung star? Your help is required!
Thanzeem, 08 Jul 2009can anyone say how much does it costs????and wat is the overall performance??especially sound..
in blore it cost u 9600 nett. however i got it from ebay for 10k cos seller had an offer of free bluetooth headset and ebay had an offer of 160 gb hard drive...the deal was awesome..hence i got from ebay...box packed with 1 yr warranty bill