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Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16495 reviews of Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the text input and apps get critical reviews.

size, usability, performance, price, design

GPS navigation, apps, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 526 user reviews of Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, camera

reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSamsung S5230 Tocco Lite Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 user reviews of Samsung S5230 Star / Samsung Tocco Lite / Samsung Player One / Samsung S5233 / Samsung Avila from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the connectivity.

usability, performance, portability, price, design

connectivity

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Star GT-S5230 Unlocked Phone with Full Touchscreen Quad-Band GSM Bluetooth, 3.2 MP Camera, Voice Record, MP3 and MP4 Speaker Phone--U.S. VersiSamsung Star GT-S5230 Unlocked Phone with Full Touchscreen Quad-Band GSM Bluetooth, 3.2 MP Camera, Voice Record, MP3 and MP4 Speaker Phone--U.S. Versi

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Lattimore (techradar.com)

Samsung Tocco Lite review

 

Samsung's S5230 delivers an affordable taste of touchscreen control

Attractive design ; Touchscreen user interface ; Budget price ; Decent usability ; Good spread of features ; Good battery performance

No 3G or Wi-Fi ; Limited 3-megapixel camera ; No smartphone functionality ; No 3.5mm headphone socket ; No GPS

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Tocco Lite GT-S5230

 

The Samsung Tocco Lite GT-S5230 is an affordable and light touchscreen phone.

Inexpensive, even on PAYG, Good battery life, Responsive touchscreen

No 3G, No Wi-Fi, No GPS

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Samsung Tocco Lite Review

 

The Samsung Tocco Lite is an inexpensive touchscreen phone that keeps things simple -- but is it too simple?What we likeConsidering it's a budget touchscreen phone the Tocco Lite's display is bright…

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Samsung Tocco Lite review -

 

A sleek looking touch-screen device available for credit crunch busting price

The resistive touch-screen can prove a bit hit and miss; accidental commands were common place

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (pdareviews.org.uk)

Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite Review

 

The Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite is a competitively priced full touch-screen phone that has taken a goal squarely at LG´s extremely popular Cookie phone. If you were not aware, the LG Cookie is the best selling phone in the first half of 2009. The secret...

Despite going light on the big-ticket features, the Samsung Tocco Lite offers a decent way to get into touch control on a limited budget. It has its limitations, with its data connectivity hampered by a lack of high speed 3G and Wi-Fi, and there are...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite

 

The Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite has made an interesting choice with regards it's touch screen. Where as most of the latest touch screen mobiles are capacitive styles, which means they are designed to be used with the fingers for touch, Samsung have opted...

There is an integrated, fully featured music player where you can list tracks by artist, by song or by album. The music player also creates automatic play-lists based on your most recently added songs and your most listened to tracks.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Simon D Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Tocco Lite Review by 3G.co.uk

 

Has found an enthusiastic audience of social networkers who

This is a stylish touch-screen phone with great social networking for a good price

There could be improvements to the resistive touch-screen – there are lots of accidental key presses

The Samsung Tocco Lite has found an enthusiastic audience of social networkers who appreciate its good looks and price tag, but it fails to hit any great heights in terms of features

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung Tocco Lite review

 

Gadget fans will remember 2009 as the year touchscreen blowers went from the play things of first adopters and nouveau posers to bargain techie essentials. The Samsung Tocco Lite is the latest cheap mobile treat to land on our doorstep. So how does it...

Surprisingly good touchscreen, slim frame

Lacks killer features to make it stand out from the crowd

A decent enough basic phone which lacks great extras

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Samsung Star

 
Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Tocco Lite review

 

We review the Samsung Tocco Lite, the third Tocco in Samsung's lineup

Small for the hand and pocket ; Good screen ; Widgets allow extreme customisation

No 3G ; Proprietary headset connector ; Average camera

The Tocco Lite is small and neat, with a good touchscreen, but it is hampered by the lack of 3G.

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64 / 72
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Speakers:Mono
Voice codecs:AMR-NB
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):700
Talk time (2G):10

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Art, Negative film / Black&White, Mosaic, Negative film, Sepia / black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Grey, Negative film, Sepia
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port:N / No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display number of colours:0.262000 / 0.262144 / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 400 x 240
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Touch screen:Y
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Keyboard

Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:100 / 50
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum memory card size:8

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP, SMTP / IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GPRS
3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Browser supported:HTML
Bundled software:Jasmine, OMA DRM / Windows Media DRM, RDS, MSC, SyncML(DS), PC-sync, uTrack / Windows Media DRM, OMA DRM, DNSe, RDS, SyncML (DS), RSS, uTrack
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:EDGE/GPRS / GSM / GSM, EDGE
Operating Frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Phonebook capacity:1000
Playable formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / MP3 / AMR / AAC / AAC+ / e-AAC+ / WMA / WAV / OGG / MID / MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone:N / No
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:Y / Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11g

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes

Phone features

Conference call:Y / Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slate / Slider
Java technology:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Themes / Themes, Widgets
Phonebook capacity:1000 / 2000
Push-to-Talk (PTT):No / Yes
Speakerphone:No / Y / Yes
SyncML: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
vCard: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:1
Continuous video playback time:1
Standby time (2G):250 / 300 / 450 / 600 / 700 / 800
Talk time (2G):10 / 3 / 4 / 6.5

Storage

Internal Memory:50

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Yellow / Pink / Pink, White / Red / Silver / White
Document formats supported:PDF
EDGE: Yes
FM recording: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Motion JPEG frame rate:15
Standby time:700
Stopwatch: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
T9 text input: Yes
Talk Time:10
Type:Feature phone
USB mass storage: Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:15
Preview frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 320 x 240
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.19 / 1.2 / 11.9 / 12
Height :10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 104 / 105 / 5.3
Weight:144 / 92 / 94 / 95
Width:10.4 / 5.3 / 5.33 / 5.35 / 53