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Samsung E1230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Samsung E1230. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The price and portability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the camera.

usability, portability, price, size, battery


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 Opinions about the design and battery are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the camera.

usability, portability, price, battery, design


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

Oct, 2016

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: Joan (

Samsung GT-E1230


so simple to use...ideal for someone who can`t be bothered with all the fiddling of the more up-to-date phones

hasn`t got the 'smiley' symbols enabled....but they may be me not found them yet

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Lyn (

Samsung GT-E1230


Battery life is excellent


Oct, 2012

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

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Michelle (

Samsung GT-E1230


Easy to use, good features and value for money


Oct, 2012

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

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung GT-E1230


Good cheap phone when a phone is all you want

Few bits which annoy me but probably because they are different to my old phone

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: ray (

Samsung GT-E1230


does what i want it do do calls and texts. didnt expect it to do that much as was only a emergency phone for when im biking so didnt have to take my good phone


Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Samantha (

Samsung GT-E1230


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

Oct, 2012

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


Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes


Built-in Camera: No

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

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

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