Summary: A nice phone, although a little pricy. It works right out of the box, and it works well both in and out of the US. WIFI function is particularly nice so that I don't need to sign up for data service with my carrier, and trapped into a 2 years agreement. One problem I have with this phone is that it's not set up w/ my carrier to send and receive multimedia text messages.
A Decent 'Phone - At $100. Perhaps a Little Overpriced.
Tech Nutz "Ontario", Amazon
12 January 2013
Summary: SAMSUNG STAR II GT-S5260 I purchased this touch screen `phone, to replace my antique Motorola flip phone. It's not a "smart" phone, but rather what's known as a "feature" phone. This product was first introduced by Samsung onto the European market in early 2011, so it's not the newest technology. I've had it for about a week, and thought I'd pass on some quick first impressions of a senior's initial step towards the world of "smart" phones. - Capacitive touch screen.
Summary: This is a good phone for the money. It works as advertised except for one thing: it was purchased in the US but it in Italian language. OK, we changed that, but maybe the vendor can tell us how to change the Samsung Apps store to open in English insted of Italiano? Then it would be a great phone. My wife did not want anything too technical and no data plan? so for wifi connection phone this is perfect.
Summary: Pros: Overall I am pleased with this product and the value. The phone is very reasonably priced for what it can do and offer. It has good clear sound when conversing and works well as a phone. The speakerphone is understandable and has good volume control. The touch screen is very responsive, but does take some getting used to. A person is definitely not going to be a speed dialer using it but it can be mastered even with one hand, if you are patient.
Summary: I LOVE THIS PHONE BUT WHEN I WENT TO REGISTER THE WARRANTY SAMSUNG DECLINED AND SAID IT WAS CREATED FOR THE UK SO THEY WOULD NOT HONOR THE WARRANTY IN THE US.I THINK THAT SAMSUNG SHOULD STAND BEHIND THERE PRODUCT WHERE EVER IT IS.
Summary: This works as a great feature phone without having to buy a data plan. But, ours came with a German manual and we couldn't send or receive pictures via text. So, for the manual -- go to the German Samsung site, click on Support, search for "GT-S5260," click on any of the phone options, and then you'll be able to choose and English manual download.
Summary: I have purchased this phone knowing that all I want to do is make phone calls. I wanted to have a phone that looks modern (touch screen - but not a smartphone) I have service with T-mobile and all I had to do is pop my sim card into the new phone and everything worked. The call quality is good. For my purposes the phone features are adequate. The screen is responsive and well lit. I like how the phone looks and feels in my hand.