The model is offered only in black andits surface is matte, while the original model was glossy. Thedimensions of the phone are 109.5 x 56 x 12.2 mm (Star II has107.5x54x12.4 mm) and it weighs 100 g. It is compact and fits thehand well. At the top we see a 3.5 mm headphones jack and a microUSBnearby with the movable cap. The right side hosts an on/off buttonalso responsible for the screen locking. Below there is a card switchbutton.
The build is above criticism, but thebody squeaks a bit if you squeeze it due to plastic characteristics.Red and green buttons are hardware, which is good. The central keyopens a menu. Keys have no backlight, but it is redundant here. It isa 3" screen with the resolution of 240x400 (TFT, 262000 colors).The screen is capacitive but it does not support multitouch. Thepicture quality concerning the price is excellent. The view anglesare good and under the direct sunlight the picture remains readablebut still fades out.
The screen fits up to 10 lines of textand up to three system tray lines. There may be up to 16 lines in themessage reading modes depending on the font. Scaling of the fontsunlike the previous model is not supported. In most cases thepreinstalled fonts are quite comfortable. There is no light sensor inthe phone so you can only adjust the brightness of the screenmanually. To my taste, the maximum brightness level is notcomfortable to eyes – I used the medium brightness. Autorotation ofthe screen works fine and smart.