Verizon Wireless rolls out Samsung Galaxy Stellar


You know, when you have a device with the name “Stellar” tucked away somewhere, you had best make sure that the hardware specifications are able to live up to the name. I guess the same cannot be said for the Samsung Galaxy Stellar which has arrived at Verizon Wireless, and I will get back to that in greater detail in the extended post. Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar might come with 4G LTE connectivity as well as dual interface options, but when the proverbial rubber meets the road, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar is definitely not going to top any of the benchmark tests in the market.

Since a couple of days ago, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar has been made available over at Verizon Wireless – whether you want to visit them over at their brick and mortar store, or check out their online presence. Being easy-to-use, the 4G LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy Stellar was specially designed to be compact and small enough, letting your hand have a firm and comfortable grip on the handset.

Apart from that, the Galaxy Stellar does come with a dual interface option so that customers will be able to pick from Starter Mode or Standard Mode. Just what are these two modes? Well, Starter Mode offers customers a simplified home screen display alongside preset widgets such as Favorite Apps, Favorite Contacts and Favorite Settings so that you are able to obtain quick and easy access to frequently used apps and settings. In addition, Starter Mode will also boast of a quick dialer icon which enables customers to make phone calls directly from the home screen.

As for Standard Mode, customers will be able to enjoy a more conventional layout that delivers the traditional Android experience, if there is such a thing that is classified as so. Not only that, the Galaxy Stellar will be accompanied by a Help app which features guided tours, walkthroughs, tips for changing settings and more, in order for customers to master their device within the shortest time possible.

Some of the hardware specifications (don’t be prepared to get blown away) include 4G LTE connectivity (which you already know), a 4-inch WVGA display (800 x 480 resolution), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a suite of Amazon apps, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon application processor, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, a 3.2-megapixel camera at the rear, Wi-Fi support and a microSD memory card slot.

The asking price? Basically free, after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

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One review or comment

James Miller Says: November 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Despite the fact that the Stellar is a “budget” phone, and you seem quite underwhelmed by it, I am thoroughly enjoying the jump in performance from my previous phone (Huawei Ascend 2). In fact, real-world experience has told me that the Stellar runs with some of the top phones presently on the market. Pretty please, before you pass judgement on a phone, get your hand on it and benchmark it, don’t just read the spec street. Many an electronic device have out-performed their build specs.

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