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Samsung E1230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Samsung E1230. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung E1230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Samsung E1230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The price and portability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the camera.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung E1230 SIM Free Mobile PhoneSamsung E1230 SIM Free Mobile Phone

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Samsung E1230


Samsung may be best-known for dominating the smartphone market with its high-end Galaxy devices, but the firm also has a presence in the feature phone market, the firm's latest budget mobile being the Samsung E1230.

The E1230 is a simple as they come, ideal for those perplexed by high-end smartphone technology or for those of you looking for a cheap pay as you go phone to use as a "spare". On the spec-front, you'll find a compact, yet ample, 1.8-inch (120 x 160)...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Lyn (

Samsung GT-E1230


Battery life is excellent


Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Richard (

Samsung GT-E1230


Basic phone easy to use, reliable and with a quality feel.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Samantha (

Samsung GT-E1230


Really easy to use, great value phone for making calls and texting

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Louise (

Samsung GT-E1230


Love my Samsung E1230. Very easy to use. The only functions I want from a mobile are to make a call, text and tell the time. This basic model fullfills my requirements and the time is displayed in large numerals so I do not have to put glasses on to...

None for me

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Jonathan (

Samsung GT-E1230


Perfect phone for those who want a simple life. Fantastic battery life, no internet or camera, really good little FM radio.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Hi (

Samsung GT-E1230


Nice easy to use basic phone. Interesting fake ring function. Light enough to fit in top pocket. No camera. Perfect for spare phone or for children.

It feels very light. Maybe too light for heavy handed people.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: dan (

Samsung GT-E1230



is cheap

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Joanne (

Samsung GT-E1230


Awesome battery life, all you need when you just want to make calls and texts and not into all that apps, touch screen malarkey.

Only have to charge phone once a week

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Michelle (

Samsung GT-E1230


Easy to use, good features and value for money.


Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes


Built-in Camera: No
Rear camera:N

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No
Infrared data port: No


Display diagonal:4.57
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 160
External display: No
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N / No

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes


Compatible memory cards: No
Flash card support: No
Internal Memory:64


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): No


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800
Data network:EDGE, GSM / GSM
GSM bands supported:900,1800
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Smartphone: No

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Battery Capacity:1000 / 800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):660
Talk time (2G):10.5 / 8.6

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Colour of product:Black / White
Subscription type:No subscription
Volume Control:Digital


Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.7 / 11.1
Weight:68 / 73
Width:4.3 / 4.44
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