Samsung Star S5233w Wi-Fi touchscreen phone launched in India

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 15:17 by Tech Correspondent

Samsung has launched a new, updated version of its popular Samsung Star S5233/S5230 touchscreen phone, in India, the Wi-Fi enabled Samsung Star S5233w. 

Photo: Samsung Star S5233w Wi-Fi touchscreen phone

Photo: Samsung Star S5233w Wi-Fi touchscreen phone

The new Samsung Star S5233w touchscreen phone is pretty much the same as its predecessor, the Samsung Star S5233, except that it offers Wi-Fi.

The phone will be available in Black, Silver, White, and Pink.

The Samsung Star S5233w touchscreen phone will be available at a competitive price of Rs 12,000, slightly higher than that of the Samsung Star S5233, that is priced at Rs 11,100.

Like its predecessors, the phone will come with a 3-inch 240 x 400 pixels, 262K colors WQVGA touch screen, mobile widgets-enabled Touch Wiz User Interface, 3.2 megapixel camera with a smile detection feature.

The phone comes with 50MB memory and microSD card support, expandable to 8GB.

Other features include EDGE/GPRS, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0, MP3 player with DNSe, support for multi-format playback, accelerometer sensor for auto rotation, handwriting recognition, and FM radio.

The Samsung Star S5233w offers a gesture control feature that allows users to lock or unlock the phone using gestures.

Inclusion of Wi-Fi will definitely add to the popularity of the Samsung Star S5230 phone, that was launched in May 2009.

In August 2009, Samsung had announced that around 5 million units of the Samsung Star S5230 had been sold since the time of its launch.

The company expects to hit the 10-million mark by November 2009.

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26 Comments

  1. A said on Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8:50

    What is the diffrence between Samsung Star S5233w and Samsung Star S5233???

  2. A said on Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8:52

    I am looking for Touch Phone in range of 10,000 to 12,000 so is it the sood option to go with Samsung Star S5233w.. Please reply

  3. joe said on Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:20

    Yea i think its a good buy!
    i went to the store and checked it out. very smooth very comfortable. apps do not take long to launch, very user friendly!=)

    The addition of wifi really makes this phone even better. do go ahead and buy it, it’ll be ur moneys worth=)

  4. Prashant said on Friday, October 16, 2009, 7:39

    Tell me abt Samsung Star Wi-fi & its battery back up…!!!! Is this connect any intenet zone

  5. thampi said on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 15:30

    nice phone.i bought it for 10200 at the mobile store. good batery backup,fast ,easy to use ,excellent touh sensitivity.

  6. Prashant K Misra said on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 13:45

    I am planning to buy this phone, would like to know what all other features are there. I wish to surf the Internet and use WIFI also. Is it possible ??

  7. jesse said on Monday, November 2, 2009, 15:31

    this fone is great..i mean soooooooooooooo great…everybody needs to have one now if ur not planing 2 buy one well youd better think twice…features r great..fone is great..style is sexy..
    its so much more than the worth of ur money..damn!

  8. vichu said on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:42

    hi..vichu from chennai
    me says this is exxellent .. but me not able to search for themes in net and me wanna find some one to help me to update the features inside…. tell some web sites where downloading themes … becomes possible!

  9. vichu said on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:44

    really good looking one… awesome * elegant……… oops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Varinder said on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 13:45

    wat is current price of the star wifi phone 
    i confirmed frm many company stores and some private dealer but the differs frm rs 400 to rs 800. 
    so which place shold i buy ??

  11. Sarang said on Monday, November 30, 2009, 8:12

    I checked in the stores recently. If you go to some samsung storeroom, you will get it at around 9800 and if you go to some mobile stores like sangeetha or the mobile store, this will cost you around 10300

  12. arindama from kolkata said on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 8:04

    hi i m arindam frm kolkata, this ph is very gd looking, i this everyone should buy dis ph right now , its cost 9200 to 9500, i can say ucan save ur money and u can get everything in one phone ……

  13. ravi said on Friday, December 4, 2009, 4:40

    i am d owner of Samsung Star * Wifi GT-S5233W
    wowwwwwww man its an awesome cellphone.
    touchpad is so cool.
    lookswise damn sexy .everyone must go for this
    Go Go go!!!

  14. D.K.Tripathi said on Saturday, December 12, 2009, 4:08

    Please tell me does it have 3G or not ?

  15. anna said on Monday, December 14, 2009, 7:46

    iv already bought this and its a nice fone but my samsung GT S5233W is not connecting to WIFI, what do i do?

  16. Ab said on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 10:10

    Samsung GT-S5233W is, i think, the best option to go for in it’s range…

  17. Crusanger said on Friday, January 8, 2010, 6:42

    Give credit where credit is due. I am a Preston owner and even I am impressed with the affordability and the specs of the Star (suggested one to a friend).

  18. SONIA said on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 15:12

    hey im interested in buying a touch phone but im not sure if i should get the Samsung S5233W Star WiFi ( which has WIFI but NO 3G) OR Samsung Star 3G (also know as Preston) which has 3G but no WIFI!!
    Please advice me as to which phone would be the better option!! a quick reply would be greatly appreciated!!
    cheers!!!

  19. VIJI said on Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:03

    Hai i am using SAMSUNG STAR WI-FI. It is sooooo good to handle easy to navigate,light weight. After searching lot of touchscreen mobiles i selected this one. Battery backup is good. It has special features like youtube,funclub,google face book, picaso,photobucket. and it has photo contact feature. Over all samsung STAR WI-FI is very very good to buy.

  20. Dhruv said on Friday, January 29, 2010, 13:42

    bought for Rs.8,200 nice phone

  21. wangdu sapar said on Thursday, April 22, 2010, 12:43

    SAMSUNG STAR WI-FI. It is sooooo good to handle easy to navigate,light weight. After searching lot of touchscreen mobiles i selected this one. Battery backup is good. It has special features like youtube,funclub,google face book, picaso,photobucket. and it has photo contact feature. Over all samsung STAR WI-FI is very very good to buy. pardip i love u samsung mobil my tochs

  22. binson joseph said on Saturday, July 17, 2010, 9:40

    hello SONIA,
    SAMSUNG (S 5620 Monte) IS THE BETTER OPTION FOR YOU. 3G AND WI FI BOTH IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PHONE. SO GO A HEAD. NOW HAPPY?

  23. vivek said on Saturday, October 2, 2010, 16:37

    i think tht it is a good phone with so much features…….

  24. Kapil Rohira said on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 6:59

    I have purchased “Samsung 5233 Wifi” just now, But i couldn;t found the Wifi working when try once… It might be possible that Wifi zone was blocked… but instead confirmed me if any body has experienced WIFI on “Samsung 5233 Wifi”… ????

  25. pratik aggarwal said on Monday, February 7, 2011, 17:38

    hi , i want 2 purchase samsung 5233 Wifi modle but it currently not avaliable on stores (as i checked out), plz tell me frm where i cam easily buy it and what’s it current price in delhi.

  26. Kuldeep said on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 8:16

    it is not gud compare to other mob. wid same price rate . . .
    mainly sound is not gud nd SMS memory is very very less . . .
    ti ha only gt 250 msg capicity . . .

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