Samsung Galaxy Star lacks enough innovation, to rival Nokia Asha 501

Samsung Galaxy Star’s 5 features may not be enough to attract Indian mobile phone users for a price of Rs 5,240. Though it will try to compete with Nokia Asha 501, the latter scores better on innovation.

Features of innovative Nokia Asha 501

First, Samsung Galaxy Star features 1200mAh battery. It’s below usual standard and expectation of Indian mobile phone users.

Second, the entry level smartphone supports dual-SIM.


Third, Samsung Galaxy Star with 3-inch capacitive touch screen runs on A5 1GHz processor.

The latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be a value addition for the Indian mobile phone users. But we will not consider this as new.

Fourth, the budget smartphone comes with 512 MB RAM & 4GB internal memory. Samsung Galaxy Star can be expandable upto 32GB for a seamless smartphone usage.

Indian mobile phone users may not be attracted to 2MP camera. For camera users, they will look at phones in the Rs 10,000 range.

The latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology for on-the-go Internet and effortless sharing is yet another good feature from Samsung, India’s #1 smartphone vendor.

Fifth, Samsung says Intelligent Motion UI maximizes smart features for the most responsive, intuitive user experience. For example, shake the device to refresh and update, mute volume by simply flipping device, etc.

Samsung has tied up with Vodafone to offer Samsung Galaxy Star and 250 MB data per month for 2 months. The offer is valid till July 31, 2013 and applicable on Vodafone 2G data. Gizmolead is not adding this as a major value addition since this kind of offers can be withdrawn without notice from the vendor.

The major disadvantage is that one would expect any budget smartphone to support 3G.

Samsung Galaxy Star is slightly cost effective than Nokia Asha 501 which will be priced at around 6,000. But Samsung Galaxy Star will not be able to compete with Nokia Asha 501 because of the former lacks innovation.

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