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Samsung E1230

alaTest has collected and analysed 174 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and battery are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features, and there are some mixed comments about the camera.

usability, price, design, battery, portability


We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the Samsung E1230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 58 user reviews of Samsung E1230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

usability, price, portability, battery, screen


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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung E1230 Mobile Phone O2 Pay As You Go / Pre-Pay/ PAYG (Including £10 Airtime)Samsung E1230 SIM free mobile phoneSamsung E1230 on T-Mobile pay as you go

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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)...

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Basic but Reliable


One of the cheapest phones around with very basic features and a low resolution colour display.

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Great value phone


For a £15 phone this is great!

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great buy


I find this mobile so user friendly and pleasing on the eye. The mobile has a nice comfortable feel about it when using it.

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great phone


i love this phone so simple to use for someone who only needs a phone for texting and making and receiving is simply brilliant.i love it

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Great no frills phone


Bought this phone to replace my old one,which was acting up! Only want to send & receive text & calls, does just the job. It feels alittle light & cheapy hence the 3 stars for quality,but hey for the price!

Product Specifications


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Playback: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No