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Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus Specifications Overview

January 22, 2015
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The Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus is one of the best Android budget devices in the Kenyan market right now.

It is also one of the latest Samsung entry-level devices and with that comes the boon of the device running Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box.

Here is what the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus has to offer.

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Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus Technical Specifications

Display

Display Size: 4.3-inch

Display Type: WVGA TFT

Screen Resolution: 480×800 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 217 ppi

Screen Protection: None

The Galaxy Star 2 Plus has one of the largest displays I have seen on a Samsung budget device.

This is because a 3.5-inch display was pretty much the unofficial standard for most Samsung entry-level devices.

Other than that, the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus offers just the basic display features.

Design

Frame Dimensions: 129.7 x 65.9 x 9.4 mm

Weight: 129 g

One of the best aspects about the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus is its great design concept.

Previously, Samsung hardly went into details while designing their entry-level devices and this resulted into some rather ugly devices that looked and felt cheap.

This is however different with the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus, as it is clear that looks were of a priority when designing the device.

The Samsung brand has some significant value in Kenya and having that brand on a well-designed smartphone is the ultimate goal for the buyer on a budget.

Performance

Operating System: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

CPU: 1.2 GHz Single-Core Cortex-A7

RAM: 512 MB

Internal Memory: 4 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

Sadly, a 1.2 GHz Single-Core Cortex-A7 CPU runs the show. I had expected at least a Dual-Core CPU to power this fine gadget but Samsung thought otherwise. I say this in the context of other closely priced smartphones powered by powerful Quad-Core CPUs.

However, if you check down the specs list you will notice that the Galaxy Star 2 Plus features a Li-Ion 1800 mAh.

This seems out of place considering that the battery will power a single-core CPU. In my opinion, the mismatch was a deliberate move to optimize the battery performance of the device.

The CPU aside, you have 512 MB for multi-tasking and 4 GB internal memory for your Apps and Files plus a slot that can take a 32 GB memory card.

The Galaxy Star 2 Plus runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, and that strikes the perfect bargain.

Camera

Rear Camera: 3.15 MP

Secondary Camera: No

LED Flash: No

There is nothing fancy about the camera profile of the Galaxy Star 2 Plus.

You get a 3.15 MP rear camera and no selfie camera. This is clearly a cost-cutting measure to keep the device well within the budget price range.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1800 mAh

The battery is one of the core reasons why you should consider purchasing the Galaxy Star 2 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus actually has one of the highest capacity battery you will find on any decent budget device.

Extras

Dual SIM

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Verdict

If you have been following the Global Mobile Tech Trends, you must be aware that Samsung has lost a significant part of its market share especially in emerging Smartphone markets.

New entrants like Xiaomi and local brands such as Tecno Mobile are giving Samsung budget devices a serious run for their cash.

The Galaxy Star 2 Plus isn’t the perfect Smartphone. The device is, however, a fine choice for Samsung fan boys who will not take a second look at any device that lacks the Samsung logo.

Alternatively, the Galaxy Star 2 Plus is a fantastic choice for the buyer whose purchasing decision is largely influenced by the design and the battery performance of a smartphone.

Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus

Great Design Concept

Adequate Battery Capacity

Runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box

Affordable Price Tag

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus

Single-core CPU

Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus

Rivals of the Galaxy Star 2 Plus include the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite and Tecno H5.

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus currently has a suggested retail price of ksh. 9,499

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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