Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5220 / Star 3 / Tocco Lite II
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Samsung Tocco Quick Tap Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
Conclusion: If you’re looking to have an extra phone that’ll pay for your coffee when you forget your wallet, the Tocco Quick Tap can do that. Expect it to do more than calls, text messaging, and simple emails, and you’ll be disappointed. One benefit to the cheaper handset is that it should prove to be a very accessible entry into the world of the mobile wallet, but with limited stores and services able to accept contactless payments like Quick Tap, as it currently stands, this is a...
Conclusion: The Samsung Star 3 is aiming for the sub-$100 mark without any subsidies, so there isn't much else we can desire from its hardware except what is already in there. We wish it had at least the same screen as the Star 2 , but the slightly lower pixel density is a minor quibble on such a phone. The incapable browser is is a bigger gripe, though. More importantly, the phone sports an above average call quality, and that's all that could be asked from its price point.
Pros: Cheap and compact, Good call quality, Wi-Fi connectivity
Cons: Laggy interface, Browser struggles to render heavier pages, Low pixel density, No ambient light and accelerator sensors
Conclusion: The problem with the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is that it's a feature phone, not a smartphone, but it's priced at around the same level as some budget smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Y , for example, can be found at a similar price and the Orange San Francisco 2 and HTC Explorer are only slightly pricier. This puts it in competition with them and that's a competition that it just can't win.
Summary: If you’re on a budget and need a handset for texting and calls, it’s worth looking at the Samsung Tocco Lite 2. It’s nice looking, and the screen is responsive. However, the lack of 3G and Wi-Fi is an issue for internet fans.
Pros: Good build quality, responsive touchscreen, really long battery life
Cons: Connectivity is slow because there’s no 3G or Wi-Fi ; no 3.5mm audio jack
Conclusion: The Samsung Tocco Lite II is a handset that sits between a rock and a hard place. Lacking enough features to truly be a smartphone, yet designed to look like one, it has aspirations beyond its capabilities. I can’t help thinking anyone considering this phone should spend considerably less or a bit more and give it a miss.
Pros: Small, Has an app store of sorts, Chassis looks nice
Cons: No 3G, Small low-resolution screen, Hampered OS
Excerpt: Den tredje touch-mobil i Star serien fra Samsung kommer på markedet her i starten af 2012. Samsung S5220 Star 3 er ikke en decideret smart-phone, men indeholder stadig en række brugbare funktioner. Eksempelvis kan man surfe på mobilen via WiFi, ligesom der er forhåndsinstalleret SNS-integration på brugerfladen, hvilket giver nem og hurtig adgang til en række sociale tjenester.
Summary: Dass man in dieser Preisklasse nichts Exklusives erwarten kann, ist klar. Zwar ist das Star 3 ein reiner Plastikbomber, doch bei der Verarbeitungsqualität ließen die Macher wenig anbrennen. Einziger Schwachpunkt: Das Display reagiert sensibel auf Druck auf die Plastikscheibe in Form von schwarzen Stellen. Das Display selbst bietet nur eine Auflösung von 240 x 320 Pixel, was aber angesichts der geringen Größe preislich angemessen ist.
Pros: Sehr günstig, Gute Rufbereitschaft
Cons: Magere Multimedia-Qualitäten, Kein UMTS, Kleines Display