I bought this device from a local store because Flipkart did not have the colour white. This is a super detailed review and any keen buyer must read it.nnInfo : - nDevice Type : Touch And TypenColours - Black And White. The Samsung India Website also had a pink colour.nBluetooth - 3.0nBattery - 1200 mAhnTalk Time - Up to 850 minutes (2G)/Up to 320 minutes (3G) - Company figures.nStandby Time - Up to 580 minutes (2G)/Up to 390 minutes (3G) - Company figures.nProcessor - 850 MHznCamera - 2 MegapixelsnTouch Screen - TFT, 256 K, 240 X 320 Pixels, 133 Pixels Per Inch.nnThe device is loaded with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The OS runs very well on this device. The 850 MHz processor is good for moderate use. Games do not run very well due to the lack of a graphics card. The Ram is 512 MB and is pretty descent.nnInternal memory is 4GB which is a strong point. The phone is not a small one. The touch screen is almost same size of Galaxy Y but this one has a wonderful QWERTY Keypad. It is incredible fast. You can also type by Touch Keyboard but the QWERTY is fun. The Camera has modes like Panaroma, Smile, Share Shot (Like Galaxy S3) and Single Shot) and lot of effects like B & W, Sepia etc. Exposure etc. can be adjusted. Other reviews on internet said the camera was horrible but I personally found it not too bad. It was better than my first Android A70 with 5 MP camera which underperformed big time.nnThe OS runs butter smooth. The Touch WIZ UI is exciting. Lots of amazing tweaks done to the OS. Touch feels nice to use. However, the display resolution wise is horrible. The pixel density is very low. Reading small text is a pain. However, normal usage is not affected too much. I normally use iPhone 4 with Retina Display but liked this bundled display too. The back cover has a glossy finish. The silver rim around the front body is plastic. nnThe device does not squeak if grabbed hard. The battery may be just 1200 mAh by figures but the battery on this phone is not a let down. It is amazing. The phone lasted me for 7 hours on Wifi using lots of applications and downloading. The 3G talk time is just 5 hours. The 2G talk time turned out to be near 12 hours with Cellular Data on.nnThe phone is moderately heavy and feels like a premium device. Facebook, Whatsapp are readily integrated. However, the promoted Samsung ChatOn is a let down. There is a dedicated ChatOn key and another key besides it. The other one can be customized for anything. nnThere are a lot of bundled apps like Gmail, GTALK, ChatOn, Samsung Apps, S Planner, Memo, G+, Youtube, QuickOffice and a Download and File Manager. The widget library is also good not forgetting the Google Play Store for downloading.nnIf we slide from the top, a moving notification panel appear. If we slide, we say more setting toggle switches. Even screen brightness slider for adjustment is there. During a call, we can turn on speaker, or even end it using the notification center.nnA lot of sources were saying the phone does not have call divert, call waiting etc. However, the phone has all these settings from within the phone app. Not all settings are there in the app settings. Each app like contacts, photos etc. has its own setting page from within the app. We can use it as a WIFI Hotspot or even USB tether the internet. The QWERTY keyboard is illuminated making it very usable at night.nnThere is a 3.5 mm audio jack. The factory headphones are very satisfactory. A microSD card is supported till 32 GB. I did not find any option to transfer an app from phone storage to SD card yet. Maybe, the app cannot be moved. Will update review once I find that feature. nnThe phone is quad band. The 3G band is 2100 and support 7.2 Mbps Download and 5.76 Mbps uploading. The Nature UI is not a live wallpaper and just looks like the S3. The lock screen has quick shortcuts. nnSamsung has also included the Game Hub. The QWERTY is useless if you wanna type something in Landscape. You then have to compulsorily use the display keyboard. The low resolution display is a blessing in disguise. The processor does not get overloaded because of high power by display and runs apps well.nnApps look good in portrait actually.nnSo, do check out this phone costing Rs. 8490. It is a good phone that shall not disappoint. It has more features than the Galaxy Chat. However, it needs to be explored well.nnEnjoy this device!
I dont know how can people rate this phone less than 3... You guys need to get ur heads checked..!!!nnThis phone is basically for all the qwerty lovers who cant type on the BAKWAAS keypads on the touchscreen of all the newer phones...nnTrust me.. the keypad on this one is very easy to use and thats the usp of this phone.nnAnd something that goes along very well is the performance...nn512 mb ram and 800 mhz processor is impressive.nnit can play temple run and many other games with ease..!! something which the htc one v cant do...nnthe only disappointment is the battery which lasts a max of 1 day.. never more than that..!! it gets consumed pretty fast nnthe cam though 2 mp is better than all the nokia's and micromax's 5 mp cams.. sound and video too are nice..!!nnthe screen resolution is less.. but then u dnt have any other qwerty phone.. that offers even anything close to this phone..!!nnAll in all this is a very good phone... the only thing better than this in this price bracket is MICROMAX a110... but without any qwerty
Good phones with physical keypads have become rare and this is one phone which I would love to have. I don't like typing on a glass screen. There is no mention of a GPU here but since I don't play games, this does not matter to me. This would be able to run casual games like paper toss, amazing alex, cut the rope etc. and this is all I would play on a phone. All I want is good processing power and smooth operation within my budget. This handset has it all. The best thing is ICS which is important today because of the apps. Overall a very good phone and I recommend it. I'll buy it on diwali.I'll rate it 4 because of the absence of a GPU. For those who want to play HD games etc, you should look for a phone in a higher price bracket.
This is a good phone. The price is cheap for an Android ICS phone. The white coloured device looks very stylish. The internal memory is sufficient for most part. The sound quality through head phones is awesome (I use a philips earphone instead of the stock earphones by samsung)nAnd finally the feature that has really got me all worked up is the wonderful qwerty keypad. the keys are small but somehow it works well. very few errors while typing. Writing blogs/tweet/whatnots are simpler on this device. Chatting on Instant messengers are a breeze with this keypad (atleast for me..)nI did try a few games on the device. Temple run (flawless), Angry Birds and Bad Piggies (hmmm... flawless for the most part but I did notice minor lags running both these games for about half an hour or maybe it's just my eyes acting out due to the strain :D ), and a few tower defense games like empire defense 2 and nexus defense (both ran smooth). Most of the really awesome titles (Eternity Warriors 2 or Samurai II: Vengeance etc..) won't run on this phone simply because the hardware does not support it (lack of a GPU).nIt's been three days that I have been operating this phone and frankly the I don't mind the low resolution display. I found that even under the bright afternoon sun, the display is legible (on maximum brightness of course) and that is enough for me.nThis is also the case with games.. you hardly would notice. But I guess watching videos would be not that great on this phone..nThe battery life is ok for a smart phone of this price range I guess. gets through one day with moderate-heavy screen usage and data usage.nI'm not a camera person so I rarely notice the 2MP snapper on the back of the phone. But the quality of shots are average (as expected.)ncharging the phone is a pain and it seems to take a lot of time to be fully charged (from about 8-10% charge to 100% charge).nIf you have read all this and you are still wondering if buying this phone is worth your time and money... I would say go for it. If you want a decent looking budget android.. this is it.nI rate is 5 starts because I just bought this phone and I love it.
This is obviously a low end Android phone. It would be pretty futile comparing this with an S3 or something of that sort. Hence all the points I am gonna make will be in comparison to phones in the similar price range. One more thing, I've been using basic models for the past six years and this is my first mobile with features worth talking about. n1.Firstly, the Camera is pretty average for a phone with that price range. But since I am not much of photographer type I looked past it. n2.The music player is decent and the sound quality is decent too. The speakers could have been a bit louder though. n3. Most games and other apps can be used without any hiccups. Only the really heavy ones crash, that too occasionally. The 850MHz processor is good enough for most apps.n4. The Internal memory of 2GB is unbelievable. n5. The head sets provided are pretty ordinary.n6. The low resolution might bother you a little in the beginning, but when you see how the apps run seamlessly on this, you'll forget about it.n7. I don't really know about how good ICS is compared to the previous versions, since I haven't used an android device before. But all I can say is its pretty comfortable and makes for a good experience.n8. The battery could have been better though. With moderate-heavy usage the battery can survive up to one day.n9. I have saved the best for the last. QWERTY keyboard. It's obviously this phone's best selling point. Once your fingers get used to it(which should take 2-3 days) it provides you brilliant typing experience. nI will go on record saying that this phone is the best in the below 10K category of smart phones. If you like its looks and don't mind the camera, then there is really no reason for you to choose any other phone in the below 10K category.