Samsung is one of the few vendors that are known for announcing different variants of its flagship models and successors of its offerings. Now, the South Korean tech titan appears to be all set to release the Galaxy Star 2 Plus in India. Well, the handset is listed on the Samsung India eStore for a price tag of Rs 7,335, but remains out-of-stock. If you are interested in this handset, here is a quick review on the same.
Camera and Internal Storage
The camera unit at the back of the Galaxy Core 2 is a 3 MP one that is coupled with LED flash for enhanced low light performance. This standard camera is the sole performer of the Galaxy Star 2 Plus as the handset lacks a front-facer to handle video conferencing and snap selfies. While the recent trend is in clicking selfies, the lack of a front-facer makes it weird and dated.
The storage department is take care of by 4 GB of internal storage space that is too low to store all the necessary content including the operating system, default software and installed applications. Thereby, to help the users there is a micro SD card slot that can support expandable memory card providing the users the freedom of storing as much content as possible without any trouble of limited storage.
Processor and Battery
The processor employed in the Galaxy Star 2 Plus is a 1.2 GHz dual-core unit of unspecified chipset that should be capable of delivering an average performance and user experience. This processor gets teamed up with a meager 512 MB of RAM for multi-tasking. This combination of raw hardware makes the handset a direct competitor to the newly launched Moto E.
The battery unit inside the Samsung offering is a 1,800 mAh one that is acceptable as it can deliver a decent backup to the device given its mediocre specifications.
Display and Features
The Galaxy Star 2 Plus uses a 4.3 inch display that boasts a WVGA screen resolution of 480×800 pixels translating to a pixel density of 216 pixels per inch. Again, the device joins the already crowded entry-level smartphone market and hence we cannot expect it to boast superior screen resolution. But, similarly priced handsets launched by the several others do arrive with almost similar screens that make it on par with its competitors.
The handset is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out-of-the-box and it is packed with the standard connectivity options including dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Core 2|
|Display||4.3 inch, 480×800|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
What we Like
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
What we Dislike
- Only 512 MB RAM
- Lack of front-facer for video calling and selfies
Price and Conclusion
The Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus priced at Rs 7,335 doesn’t seem like a sweet deal. Though the low cost smartphone arena is flooded with offerings from local players, there are few from the global vendors as well. If you are not bothered about the hardware capabilities and just need a smartphone for a worthy upgrade, the Galaxy Star 2 Plus could be a better choice. Moreover, it could be the first choice for those Samsung loyalists who are looking for reasonably priced handsets.