Design and features
Twinkle Little Star. Samsung Star, that is, is offered as Virgin Mobile’s prepaid phone. It’s a light and nimble creature weighing just 93.8g and at first you would almost expect the Star to have a sliding keyboard thanks to its slender design and smooth curves. Even though it didn’t do that well, it survived a good week of being thrown around in one of the most dangerous environments we can think of – a handbag.
The WQVGA (240×400) 3-inch resistive touch screen has developed a few scratches during that time but nothing has hampered its visibility. Included in the box is a stylus that can help navigate the small icons on the screen without your fingernails, but the majority of your digits can do the job properly. Below the aforementioned screen are three buttons, the first button is the call button, the middle button or the home button and the last at the bottom, the call end button and the power button complete the front.
Unfortunately there is no 3.5mm stereo jack, so you’ll be limited with the bundled headphones plugged into the versatile power / headphone port. The port’s lid is particularly flimsy, so you can fall into a frenzied frustrating moment while trying to take it out of its precarious position, you might accidentally tear it up.
Samsung Star user interface. (Credit: Samsung)
The phone’s design is a bit similar to the original Omnia, with some differences. First, the Star feels cheaper and second, the specs aren’t as complete as the old phone; don’t have 3G capabilities, for beginners.
Along the side are a row of expandable widgets, apps, and features you might want to access, like the FM radio, as well as a multitude of social networking sites.