Samsung S5230

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Samsung GT-S5230
Samsung GT-S5230-7568.jpg
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series S-Series
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Availability by country May 2009
Predecessor Samsung Tocco
Successor Samsung Star II
Related Samsung Omnia, Samsung Tocco, Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition, Samsung Tocco Lite 2 (S5220)
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 104 x 53 x 11.9 mm
Weight 93.5 g
Operating system Samsung Touchwiz 1.0
Memory 50/144 MB (Region dependent)
Removable storage Micro SD, Micro SDHC, up to 16 GB
Battery Li-lon 1000 mAh
Data inputs T9, Abc
Display 240 x 400 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density) Resistive Touchscreen
External display 3 inches
Rear camera 3.2 Mega Pixel Fixed-Focus Videos QVGA@15fps
Media MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV, MP4
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
Other Touchscreen, Full web browser (Jasmine), Haptic Touch feedback

Samsung S5230 (also known as Tocco Lite, Avila, Samsung Star and Samsung Player One) is a feature phone announced in March 2009 and released in May 2009 by Samsung.[1]

It is available in black, white, and pink, and there are gold and silver special editions. The phone has a 3.0" LCD with 262K Color WQVGA. In total the device measures 104x53x11.9 mm. It uses a WAP 2.0 browser and makes use of Java MIDP 2.0 as its Java support platform. It, by default, does not have a 3G network connection and the base model lacks Wi-Fi connectivity; the S5230W and S5233W variants support Wi-Fi.

It uses S3C2410 (CPU) at 200 MHz.

The phone has a 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording, the camera having a smile mode and 4x digital zoom. The phone has software for editing photos and videos and music recognition. Its storage can be upgraded to 16 GB with a microSD card. The UI includes widgets which can display information from the internet. The phone has an inbuilt accelerometer for motion gaming and social networking.[2][3][4]

Full specifications[edit]



  • Dimensions: 106 x 53.5 x 11.8 mm
  • Weight: 93.5 g

External display[edit]

  • 3" TFT LCD, 240 x 400 pixel WQVGA resolution 262K color
  • Resistive touchscreen
  • Full haptic touchscreen


  • Li-ion 1000 mAh
  • Up to 10 hours talk time
  • Up to 800 hours standby time
  • Long lasting battery


  • 3.2-megapixel
  • Digital zoom of 4x
  • Multiple shot modes; Continuous/Mosaic Shot/Frame shot/Panorama shot/Smile Shot
  • Multiple effects; black & white, sepia, negative, watercolour
  • Photo editing; frames, text and a small collection of clip art


  • MPEG4/H.263/H.264/WMV/3GP video player
  • 15 fps@QVGA video recording
  • Video messaging, video streaming
  • MP4
  • 320x180, bit rate 128 kbit/s

Music and sound[edit]

  • Music player
  • The following file formats; MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV
  • 3D Sound Technology (DNSe)
  • Music library
  • Digital rights management (DRM): WMDRM (ILA) OMADRM1.0 OMADRM2.0 (operator dependent)

Fun and entertainment[edit]

  • Embedded Java games
  • Embedded wallpaper
  • Pod casting
  • RSS feeds
  • FM radio with RDS



  • Email (POP3/SMTP/IMAP4)
  • T9 input
  • Full QWERTY keyboard when in landscape mode.
  • Full AZERTY keyboard when in landscape mode and the T9 language is set in French
  • Accelerometer


  • 102 MB standard
  • Up to 16 GB with SD/MC (varies with specific model)
  • 2000 phone book entries
  • 500 messages (200 inbox, 200 sent, 50 outbox, 50 draft)

Call functions[edit]

  • Speakerphone
  • Call time management
  • Multiparty (conference call)

These specification were provided from Samsung Mobile website.[5]


S5230N Star NFC (integrated NFC module) next to a Motorola SLVR L7 (external NFC transponder visible)

Box content[edit]

Standard contents are:

  • Phone With Screen guard
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • Headphones



  1. ^ "Samsung S5230 Star - Full phone specifications". Archived from the original on 24 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Samsung announces Star II for superb social networking experience". 19 January 2011. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 June 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Mobile
  5. ^[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Samsung adds NFC to bestselling Tocco Lite/Star/Player One/Avila Archived 20 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine., Near Field Communications World 17 February 2010
  7. ^ "Samsung, the S5300 (Galaxy Pocket) parameters". Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2018.