Now this being a cheap feature phone, Samsung have cut out some features to keep the cost down. So far the only significant cut has been 3G connectivity , that's about it.
For calling and surfing the web you are saddled with GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900, plus GPRS/EDGE class 12, which should give your surfing speed a slight boost. Local connectivity is handled via the rare Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b,g,n and microUSB 2.0, the Bluetooth does not really give any extra speed, it's really just insurance against the future.
The phone has a truly Scrooge-like 30 MB of internal memory, you'll definitely be needing a microSD card if you listen to music or play videos, the Star 2 has serious memory management issues, so please load everything onto the memory card, the phone will need every internal MB it can muster to surf the web or run JAVA apps. It can handle a 16 GB card trouble free.
Now for the camera, the 3.15 MP camera has no flash, shutter key or auto-focus, shooting options are pretty much limited to smile shot, preset scenes, viewfinder grid-lines and panorama. Pictures are, however, presentably sharp and colorful, there is a decent amount of noise suppression in outdoor shots, this is really a very good 3.15 MP snapper. Move indoors though, and things start to go downhill. Pictures start to have pronounced brown shading, noise suppression becomes very evident and the pictures are very unsatisfying in terms of quality.
Video recording quality is a pitiful QVGA shot at 15 FPS in MP4 format, seriously the videos are only worth viewing on the phone itself.
Now music is definitely one of the strong points of this phone, you get preset equalizers, fake 5.1 audio surround, DNSe (digital natural sound engine). Plus you get full album art display and a service named Find Music, this allows you to record ten seconds of any song, and it looks up the artist and song name for you. Gone are the days of asking the waitress what song is playing in the cafe, and just receiving a blank stare in return, if that's not enough you also have an FM radio with RDS and the option to record broadcasts. Supported audio formats are; MP3,WAV, WMA and AAC+.
Now for the video player, which has a feature called mosaic search, it creates thumbnails of anything being watched, about 30 seconds apart, just tap a thumbnail and the video will resume play from that point, definitely beats having to fast forward. Only MP4 (H.263 or H.264 encoded) or 3GP movies can be viewed, both at the phone's native resolution.
Now for the all important miscellaneous list of features, we have - an organizer, document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), voice memo, predictive text input, calendar, alarm, world clock, timer, stopwatch, calculator, voice recorder, To-Do, memo, dictionary and Google Maps. There is no GPS, and if you view a PDF file larger than 2 MB the document viewer freezes.