The Samsung galaxy Chat 335 is in a nutshell, a budget Blackberry beater. It has been specifically designed for socially active users and has a Qwerty keypad coupled with an optical track pad that makes it ideal for texting, facebooking, emailing or tweeting. The super slim feel of the phone can fool anyone into believing that it is a high-end phone. Although the Camera in the phone is a bit of a disappointment, everything else about the phone shouts of nothing but quality.
Shape and Size:
The device offers you a 3- inch QVGA LCD touch screen having a 4-row physical QWERTY key pad. The device combines both the features of a QWERTY handset and a touchscreen phone all in a very compact design. Also the phone is much lighter and sleek in design as compared to other phones in its class. The overall dimension of the phone is 118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7 mm and has a weight of 112 gm. only.
The phone is powered with a 1200 mAh battery and the device comes installed with some of the Samsung quality features like the S Planner that you find mainly in the Galaxy series of Samsung and other useful features like the Quick Office, which comes in very handy for business users. The keypad isn’t too big but it responds well to the touch and one can program shortcuts in to the keyboard for making a fast access for applications easier. Between the LCD display and the key pad is the optical track pad, which differentiates easily between a normal movement of the finger and the swype and lets you navigate around the screen with much ease.
The phones runs on Android IceCream Sandwich 4.0 which is one of the most attractive features of the phone and it makes it highly lucrative buy as well. The memory of the phone isn’t huge but it comes in handy for whatever can be done on the phone with 60MB. For increasing the size of the memory on your phone, you can expand the size upto 8GB of space. It seeks to deliver the capabilities of the likes of Balckberry 8520 at approximately half the price.
The camera in the phone isn’t much impressive though and it has only a rear 2 MP camera which doesn’t support autofocus or flash. Although it runs on Android, it is no smartphone. You can enjoy only a limited number of applications and if you were to put to many of them, mostly your RAM wouldn’t allow you with favorable speeds to do so.
What makes it attractive?
Although the phone doesn’t support 3G , it is about the only phone that comes with wi-fi for a sub 5o euros price. You can easily connect to wi-fi networks besides great USB connectivity and Bluetooth support. In short, it will deliver everything that you can expect for a phone of this range. The elegant design of the phone makes it very charming and it has good audio quality as well. The ergonomics of the phone is superb and it is an ultimate low end phone which is fit for socially active users.
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Expandable memory up to 8GB.
- Touch screen and Qwerty keypad.
Samsung Galaxy Chat Price :
Galaxy Chat is not launched at the moment, it will be launched soon in Europe around end of this month and later on phone will be launched in Eastern Countries like China, India and more by September. Expected Price Range will be around 70 Euros.
In all, if we were to rate the phone, in its class, it will surely get a 3.5 rating on a scale of 5 given the number of features it delivers at such a low-key pricing.