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Samsung C3520

Sep 22, 2011
Market status
Release date
Oct 1, 2011


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, GPRS)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The Samsung C3520 is clamshell phone with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, FM radio, microSD card slot, 1.3-megapixel camera, instant messaging, access to social networks and multimedia player.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.02 x 2.05 x 0.66 inches (102 x 52 x 16.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.43 oz (97 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 33.55 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.028 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS, Recording option
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • NetFront Browser v4.2
    • supports:
      • HTML, WAP
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Converter, Currency converter, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!, Hangouts / Google Talk
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 09 Sep 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTC3520 link
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.35 W/kg
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