Reviews and Problems with Samsung I200 / Galaxy Stellar
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Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review
18 October 2012
Summary: The Galaxy Stellar isn't a bad phone, but it isn't a great one, either. It's pretty much exactly what it looks like: a very low-end phone designed to be free with a new contract. It has good performance, and a decent if unremarkable screen. So it might suit some people well.
But frankly, a tiny investment will net you a vastly better device.
Conclusion: For free, you could certainly do much worse than the Samsung Galaxy Stellar. In fact, we're surprised it doesn't sell for $50 on contract. If you're just getting into your first smartphone and don't want to gamble lots of money or you're an experienced Android user on a tight budget, the Stellar gets the job done with a fast CPU, a sharp display with decent resolution and a recent Android build.
Pros: Free on contract, strong features for a budget phone.
Conclusion: The old saying “you can’t get something for nothing” still applies today, as you have to sign a 2-year contract in order to get the Samsung Galaxy Stellar for free, as the full retail price is $330. The Galaxy Stellar doesn’t have any stellar features or specs, but does provide the basics, such as a usable 4” screen, nice 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and is running Android ICS. But the poor camera quality is a disappointment, as is the lackluster call quality.
Pros: Free with signing a 2-year contract, Starter Mode for beginners, Decent battery life
Cons: Laughable camera and video recording quality, Calls sound choppy and digital
Summary: Samsung certainly deserves credit for the i200's design. This smartphone is compact and easy to use, but the lack of Wi-Fi and GPS will force many users to look elsewhere. Overall, the i200 is a credible but certainly not inspiring handset.
Pros: Slim design, Wizpro home screen interface, control and keypad layout, HSDPA capable
Cons: No Wi-Fi, no GPS, mediocre camera, little extra software included, proprietary headphone/charging jack