By now, the Indian tech media is flooding with the launch new of Samsung’s entry-level handsets. While we have already seen details about the Galaxy Star 2 that is priced at Rs 5,100 that is a low-end device, here we come up with a quick review of the Galaxy Star Advance that carries a price tag of Rs 7,400.
Camera and Internal Storage
The device is equipped with a primary snapper of 3 MP paired with LED flash for better low light performance. This is quite fundamental and it can handle only the basic imaging requirements of the users. The handset lacks a front-facing snapper that can help the users in video conferencing and in clicking attractive selfies that is the trend lately.
The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy Star Advance is 4 GB and it comes with support for expandable storage by means of a micro SD card. This additional storage support should eradicate concerns regarding limited storage space.
Processor and Battery
The device is incorporated with a dual-core processor that is clocked at the frequency of 1.2 GHz is pretty decent for an entry-level smartphone. Also, there is a 512 MB of RAM onboard to handle the app switching capabilities with ease. It has to be noted that the entry-level smartphone market segment is flooded with a slew of offerings that come with capable quad-core processors and 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM for efficient multi-tasking.
The battery available on the device is a 1,800 mAh unit that is decent looking to handle the Galaxy Star Advance with such basic aspects.
Display and Features
The display available on the device is a 4.3 inch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels that should suffice the basic requirements of the users such as watching videos, playing games and others.
The device will arrive preloaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Also, it packs connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Also, there is free bundled 200 MB of data from Vodafone per month for six months. Moreover, the highlight of these handsets is the support for 12 Indian regional languages.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Star Advance|
|Display||4.3 inch, WVGA|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual-Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
What we Like
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Up to 12 Indian languages support
What we Dislike
- No front-facing snapper for video calling
- High price tag
Price and Conclusion
The Galaxy Star Advance is an average entry-level smartphone that packs moderate specifications for its pricing of Rs 7,400. But, the device lacks a better camera set missing out on a front-facer, low internal storage space and basic display. For those who are interested in availing better specifications at this pricing, there are better offering including the ones from Asus, Motorola and Micromax among others.