While the Galaxy Stellar won't blow away those with larger budgets, the cost -- or lack thereof -- sweetens the deal for those looking for a deal on Verizon's network. Free isn't really free, of course; the price comes with the condition of a new two-year service agreement. The carrier now forces new users into a shared data plan, which will raise the price for some. On the flip side, Verizon's 4G LTE network is currently the most extensive. Design and buildAt first glance, the Galaxy Stellar strongly resembles the Droid Razr Charge, also for Verizon. A little smaller, it nevertheless has the same glossy black plastic body, similar port placements, and, most distinctively, a slightly peaked chin. The Stellar is softer and less pronounced than the Charge in that respect.
The handset's 4.8-inch height and 2.5-inch width are barely worth noting, but the 0.47-inch depth is thicker than the slim high-end phones in the Samsung family, Still, a half-inch thickness is within the realm of normalcy, though it feels as hefty as it looks at 4.7 ounces, The provectus case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus slick, reflective coating will help the Stellar glide into loose pockets, Weight aside, it feels comfortable to hold, and my ear had no complaints, You'll find a 4-inch Super AMOLED display as your window into Android, The Stellar's resolution is a respectable 800x480 pixels, also known as WVGA, It's fine for the Stellar's screen size, where icons and text look typically sharp and bright on the automatic brightness setting, Support for 16 million colors helps achieve the rich look..
Moving on to the physical controls, you'll find the charging jack at the Stellar's chin, the power button on the right spine, the volume rocker and microSD card slot on the left spine, and the 3.5mm headset jack up top. There's a rear-facing camera, and above the display there's a front-facing camera lens. Nearby, you'll also note the blue LED indicator light. OS and dual modeAn Android 4.0 phone, the Stellar includes several hallmark features, including the capability to view recently opened apps, peer into your data usage, set up face unlocking, and take advantage of some reorganization and housekeeping. Samsung's TouchWiz interface adds a lot of its own aesthetics and software extras, including the quick-access settings at the top of the notifications pull-down menu, and the option to pinch the home screen for a view of all home screens.
Like AT&T's competing Pantech Flex, the Stellar has a simple bootup mode to help Android newbies to get acquainted, However, it's far less drastic a change than the Flex's, which limits the number of home screens to one and replaces the menu pages with a simple list of settings on a single screen, In contrast, the Stellar keeps the multiple customizable provectus case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus home pages, but does make them simpler, The drop-down menu and app tray remain the same as standard mode, Any customizations you make to either mode gets saved if you feel like swapping back and forth, perhaps sharing profiles between two people on a single handset..
FeaturesSome of the pared-down features are what make the Stellar stand out as a starter smartphone. At least 90 percent of the Android experience is the same, from the sign-on for Google and multiple social-networking accounts, to GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and hot-spot support (up to 10 devices). The lack of near-field communication (NFC) is one difference, and it means that the Stellar won't be able to take advantage of Android Beam or of S Beam, Samsung's enhanced version. NFC would have been a bonus for the Stellar, but its absence isn't necessarily a demerit for this class of smartphone. There is, however, support for Wi-Fi Direct.