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Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 443 reviews of Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the performance and size. The screen and portability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the GPS navigation and connectivity. Opinions about the reliability and battery are mixed.

usability, portability, screen, size, performance

connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung S5600 Preston / Samsung Halley / Samsung S5603 / Samsung Star 3G / Samsung S5600L from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and screen. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, sound

reliability

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

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung S5600

 

With it's easy to use interface and good line up of features, the Samsung S5600 offers a good touch-screen experience at a low price point.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Samsung S5600 Preview

 

This is the Samsung S5600, also known as the Samsung Preston. Quite why the phone has two names is a mystery but if you're asking Samsung, we prefer names to numbers.The S5600 measures 54.8mm wide by…

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Samsung S5600 Review

 

"Quite why the phone has two names is a mystery but if you're asking Samsung, we prefer names to numbers."

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Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Clare Hopping (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung S5600 review

 

We review the Samsung S5600 Preston/Blade touchscreen phone, an affordable, stylish 3G alternative to the Tocco Lite

Compact, slim design ; HSDPA high speed 3G connectivity ; Good screen action ; Widgets customisation ; Flash on camera ; Good quality music perfromance with 3.5mm adapter on earphones

Compact screen ; No Qwerty keyboard input option ; Text input numberpad could be better ; Average fixed focus camera

Effectively an upgraded version of the popular Tocco Lite, adding HSDPA high speed 3G connectivity to a good quality affordable touchscreen phone package

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

Samsung Star

 

The Samsung Star is a quadband GSM touch-screen cellphone with a WQVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, FM Radio, Bluetooth, HTML browser via GPRS and Edge, and Speakerphone.

Ease of use, affordability, good battery life.

No flash for the camera, no 3G browsing.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Nick R (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Samsung S5600 review

 

The Samsung S5600 is yet another touch screen device from Samsung continuing the theme of simplicity and practicality gloriously blended with great stylish design. At first glance you may struggle to differentiate between the S5600 and the...

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Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

In conclusion the Samsung S5600 is a small, light and compact touch screen. Simple to use and a lower price tag, perfect? No far from it but that does not take away from the fact that the S5600 from Samsung is a great little phone perfect for the...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Star (S5230) mobile phone

 

Samsung's Star is an entry-level, prepaid mobile phone that features the company's TouchWIZ UI.

Compact, responsive touch screen, TouchWIZ UI, good on-screen keyboards, price ;

No 3G, screen isn't particularly sharp, widgets could be improved, no dedicated apps ;

Other features include a basic 3.2-megapixel camera without flash, a suite of PIM functions, an FM radio, voice recorder, music player and Bluetooth connectivity. A microSD card slot for extra storage is included, but it's under the battery so you'll...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Star 3G S5603 Mobile Phone - Tech2

 

Samsung's Star 3G is a well designed handset with good features, but didn't function too well.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung Preston Icon

 

At this low price we can live without the bells and whistles of the more expensive phones in the Icon range, but we can't recommend a phone with poor call quality.

Fantastic touchscreen display, Decent performance, Makes a good media player

Poor call quality, No 3.5mm headphone socket on the phone, No memory card included

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2 / 3 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 3.5
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Second Camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):Y

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.11 / 7.62
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 240 x 400
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

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

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:102 / 2048 / 50 / 70 / 80
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:8

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

3G: Yes
Data network:3G, CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM / 3G, CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, wcdma
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Networking type:GSM / GSM/EDGE / GSM/EDGE/HSDPA
Operating Frequency:800/900/1800/1900 / 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3 / MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, WAV / MP3, AMR, AAC; AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, MIDI, SP-MIDI, i-Melody
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone features

Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calendar
Phonebook capacity:2000
RSS reader: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
vCard: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1000 / 880 / 960
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):195 / 250 / 350
Talk time (2G):3 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 6

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Pink / Red / White
Subscription type:No subscription
Technical features:DNSe, RDS, RSS, uTrack
User manual recycled paper: Yes

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Preview frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video Playback: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 1.29 / 1.3 / 10.3 / 5.5
Height :1.29 / 1.3 / 10.3 / 10.5
Weight:92 / 95 / 96
Width:10.3 / 5.3 / 5.48 / 5.5