The Samsung Star 3 Duos S5222 is another dual SIM phone from Samsung that sports a 3 inch capacitive display, comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera and running on proprietary OS with TouchWiz Lite UI 2.0.  You can use 2 SIM cards over the 2G network.

The Star 3 Duos S5222 is not a 3G phone and neither does it come loaded with popular OS. This handset is similar to the Samsung Star II Duos C6712 model. If you compare both the models you will find slight difference in the screen size, camera MP resolution, internal memory and the battery mAh capacity.

Samsung Star 3 Duos S5222 features / Specifications

This Samsung handset supports dual SIM with dual Standby (GSM + GSM). The S5222 is available in modern black and white colours with a 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen supporting 320 by 240 pixels resolution with 256K colours without multi touch support. The handset comes loaded with TouchWiz Lite 2.0 UI.

The Star 3 Duos weighs 95 grams with 11.5 mm thickness. There are 3 buttons on the front the left call button, the central navigation button and the right cancel / disconnect button. This handset comes with 40 MB internal memory with microSD support up to 32 GB.

There is only one primary camera present of resolution 3.2 MP. This camera can be used for recording videos (not so great) at 15 fps. There is no built in Flash. As far as data connectivity is concerned you will have to do with the 2G network. For browsing GPRS and EDGE networks is support apart from that you can make use of Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n).

Samsung Star 3 Duos S5222 features and price in India
Samsung Star 3 Duos S5222

The pre-loaded media player supports MP3, WAV audio formats and H.263, H.264, MP4 video formats. For sound output there is a built-in loudspeaker or you can use the 3.5 mm audio jack with external headset. Few games come pre-loaded; more games can be downloaded.

Other features are Bluetooth 3.0, MicroUSB 2.0, WAP 2.0 / XHTML / HTML browser, Hindi language support; SNS enabled (Facebook, Twitter, Gtalk, MSN etc.) and built in FM radio with RDS. The 1000 mAh Li-ion battery gives a decent talktime and standby time.

Overall the phone is a good buy considering the price and dual SIM factor. The 3.2 MP camera quality is nice, touchscreen is smooth and responsive; the sound quality is pretty good. The main disadvantage is no 3G and flash support.

Samsung Star 3 Duos S5222 price in India is Rs. 5,350 with 1 year Samsung warranty.

By Rajeev Rana

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