First Look: Samsung Galaxy Stellar shines for $0
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Samsung Galaxy Stellar shines for $0

1:53 /

This starter Android phones has more bells and whistles than you might think, including LTE and a dual-core processor.

I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET and this is your first look at the Samsung Galaxy Stellar for Verizon. The best thing about this phone is that it is free, but this is not a junkie phone that they're just giving you. It actually has quite a few features and amenities. First of all, it's got 4G LTE. Second, it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on here. It's got some extra software for none as well. One thing I really love about this phone is the new menu button here. Samsung has how to menu button in the past, but now it's the Google icon. Another interesting feature here is the ability to switch over from the standard Ice Cream Sandwich mode to a much simpler starter mode. Other phones have this too like the Pantech Flex for AT&T. The phone's design is very familiar. It's black, glossy, sleek to the touch, slips into pockets. It's a little bit thicker than some of the high-end phones we're seeing. It still comes in to less than half an inch, but it's gonna look at lot thicker if you're seeing some of the slimmer phones. There's a micro SD extension slot here. You'll also find 4 gigabytes of memory onboard. There's a 3.3 megapixel camera on the back. Megapixel resolution isn't very high, but outer shots are very good. However, there's no flash so the indoor shots were variable and some of them were pretty cool. There was also a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front that's good for video chats. Processing speed is also pretty good. There is a 1.2 gigahertz dual-core processor onboard. The prices I mentioned is $0. That's with a new 2-year service agreement. Overall, this is a very solid phone especially for beginners and the price tag of $0 sweetens the deal. I'm Jessica Dolcourt. You can find the full review of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar on cnet.com.

New releases

Do you really want an iWatch?
4:32 July 24, 2014
It's an "Ask Brian Anything" email episode where we talk Macs, what he really thinks about the iWatch, Final...
Play video
Porsche 959: Posterchild of the...
10:10 July 24, 2014
If you had posters of cars on your bedroom wall when you were a kid, chances are the Porsche 959 may have...
Play video
Sony Xperia M2 is a sleek, affordable...
2:27 July 24, 2014
Check out our video review of the Sony Xperia M2. It's an affordable Android phone with a 4.8-inch display,...
Play video
How the £100 Nokia points the way...
32:07 July 24, 2014
Microsoft has revealed the cheapest Nokia smartphone yet, but how does the 530 point to the future of Windows...
Play video
The Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6...
4:47 July 23, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo finds the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router a hefty investment that doesn't return...
Play video
Can Android do for wearables what...
14:49 July 23, 2014
Google makes a play to be the center of the wearable universe, cars that communicate to each other, and what...
Play video
How accurately do fitness trackers...
2:13 July 23, 2014
As the "quantified self" craze continues, fitness trackers have us obsessing over not only how active we are...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 023: Amazon Fire...
24:16 July 23, 2014
Today, Amazon Fire phone reviews started dropping (and they're not very good), Samsung puts a price tag on...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre