Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5230 / Star / Tocco Lite
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A. Daniels "Renaissance Soul", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Not the phone in the pictures and on top of that it wasn't really "unlocked" because it couldn't go online PERIOD. I found from someone else's review on a different style of phone they're on different waves that not all carriers here have, so like verizon might work with it but ATT does NOT. and that's not stated in their product information which it should be because you can't receive pictures at all if you don't have internet.
Excerpt: i only used it for 3 months before it got really damaged, it is crap and was before smart phones where invented(i think). the screen is resensitive the only good thing is the size of the screen but it ain't great at all.
Pros: big screen for it's time, good theme, have widgets
Cons: resensitive, sim-card holder gets broken preety quick afer using it a culple of months, bad internet connection, bad to make phone calls with, half-bad camera
Summary: I ordered a Samsung S5230,, but received a Samsung GT S5230 instead. But the problem does not end there. I had the item shipped to a friend in Georgia who brought it with him to Grecia, Costa Rica, where I reside. I opened the box and first went t read the instructions. Rather than being multi-lingual as most instruction manuals are, it was totally in German. And then I check the charging cord, it is a European plug, not the standard 110 volt plug.
Summary: I bought this phone and got surprised with hungarian language when I switched phone ON for a first time - needed google translate in order to make phone working and switch to english. then phone was randomly rebooting - brought it to local service to update firmware and then finnaly phone started to work fine.
Very basic features, Limited Custom Options, Software is Terrible
10 August 2011
Summary: The phone is small and has a touch screen, the two main reasons for my selection. It's light alright, and nice-looking. It has the advantage that the SM card can be removed without lifting the battery. The touch screen works well enough, although scrolling down can be challenging as it seems to have trouble differentiating between scrolling and tapping. Resizing photos is also very very difficult, as the screen doesn't pick of the swiping movements well.
Summary: I bought two of these and my husband and I both wish we had different phones. They feel kind of cheap, they are very lightweight. I think the most annoying thing about them is that the picture messaging does not work (I know you run that risk with unlocked phones) and that when you are on a call in your voicemail you have to push the call button to get out of the screen and then the back button to return to the screen to pull up the keypad to delete or save the message...
Excerpt: please change the port of charging and handsfree because it is not reliable it is defected soon it will be like nokia's charging port. so if you like my suggesstion so keep it on and made new samsung's port a single hole anyway the battery timing is tooo good i like it very much
Pros: charging and handsfree port is not reliable
Cons: it will too god if there is a flash light with camera
Summary: I was excited to see a simple, small, and touchscreen phone for such a fair price... getting a new phone was long overdue. Well the problem starts when "I" cannot receive pictures, I cannot send out pictures, mainly MMS is not available with this phone. I am very disappointed, i purchased it when it stated it was great for texting, mms, etc. This phone is manufactured outside of the states and can only be used in the UK and Asia...
You'll probably have problems with this international phone
Evan J. Futterman, Amazon
29 January 2011
Summary: This phone has given me nothing but trouble since I have had it. I think this is due to it being an international phone. Every time a get a voice mail it notifies me about 8 different times, and the new voice mail symbol won't go away. Then it proceeds to send me text messages with symbols. The camera is basically useless due to its horrible quality and bleaching of photos. The call quality is OK. The other features such as memos, and multiple alarms are great.