Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos Review
Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos is one of the most affordable touch screen devices out there and that means a lot of compromises in exchange for the low price tag. The Champ Deluxe Duos deserves its name only if we speak about its price - otherwise it is no champ at all, but an ordinary feature phone with a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen and dual-SIM card support.
We’ll be blunt - there are no sane reasons to get a feature phone in this day and age, if not for price. And with the Champ Deluxe Duos being one of the cheapest out there, it gets our attention. Still, the difference with most affordable Androids is very tiny, so let’s see if it is justified.
There is nothing particularly striking about the compact and plastic body of the Champ Deluxe Duos. The device is very light and not too thick, and the patterned plastic back reassures you won’t drop it. It is all plastic, of course, but overall this compact phone lays well in the hand, like a cute little toy.
There are three physical buttons below the screen and they are comfortable to press.
The display is rather mediocre with colors fading out when viewed at a slight angle, and with a low pixel density that would make you remember the 8-bit console era.
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1. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
While it does share a clear Samsung lineage, I am disappointed that they released such an iphone-resembling device.
Also, some folks prefer feature phones for their simplicity and/or cannot afford the requisite data plan, so the second paragraph comes across as narrow-minded and short-sighted.
You also listed lack of WiFi a con: what feature phone comes with WiFi? In the U.S. market I am not aware of any.
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Samsung Champ series always has been phones with no actual game-plan i would say... It looks cute, that's all i can say.
It may be cheap, but it's better to get a phone with a keypad instead of this one!
6. redmd (Posts: 860; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
not everyone wants a smartphone
not everyone can afford a smartphone
not everyone lives in the USA
some people want to have the basic phone functions
why can't you folks understand that
besides there's a galaxy S3 and note 2 for high end
there's a market for feature phones in developing countries
and Samsung wants everything covered
2. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Samsung I am disappointed with this. Such a crappy Feature phone. you can do great Smartphones, Why don't you put in effort when making feature phones too?!
8. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Features phones are made to look bad just to boost the smartphone sales, when i wanted to update from my samsung jet, my only requirement was a larger screen size with the same resolution and i found choices only in android and windows 7.5 devices.
4. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
the other cheap & crap phone by sami..4 of 10 ..why samsung do this work stupidity?
5. mydi.maus (unregistered)
sammy is tired making great phones.. go champ! lol
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Lmao what were you expecting on the most affordable phone? A 1080p display?
13. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
No they expect a Samsung Exynos 1.4 GHZ Quad core processor and a 480X800 3.2 inch screen..
9. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
The cons they have listed are irritating.
Feature phone means no apps...duh!
Resistive touch screen is a pain...true, but it also has it's positive quirks, like anything can be used as a stylus.
No WiFi...It's a feature phone, they never have had wifi, never will.
These aren't cons, it's just a different market. It's like buying a base model car, and then complaining it doesn't have 400hp, or a premium navigation system.
10. hkxm8 (Posts: 45; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
The back button is the big black button and champ deluxe can play QVGA video (384kbps-18fps, 128kb-441khz). Feature phone mean it can run java apps and don't tell me you can't find java app.
This phone released almost a year and the review comeout when it birthday is near.
11. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Atleast strike a balance when making feature and smartphones!! Make both classes of phones good, or QUIT MAKING FEATUREPHONES! Samsung, your feature phones are truly disappointing.
Here's what i would do to make this 4/10 rated feature phone better-
-Put in a 3.2 inch screen with 480x320 resolution, instead of a 2.8 inch screen with 240x320 resolution.
Replace the resisitive touch screen with a capacitive one (GEEZ Sammy! what were u thinking?! Resisitive touch screen? That is OBSOLETE nowadays!)
Put in a 3.2/5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash. (1.3 MP camera? FACEPALM)
Lastly, Put in some other youthful colours!! Target this phone towards tweens, (12-14 years old) And not the good old black. Take a look at your corby and learn, samsung.
This is what i would do to this phone... if i'm a sammy phone designer.