Samsung Ch@t 335 Review
Samsung Ch@t 335, also known as the Samsung S3350, is a candybar portrait QWERTY handset, designed with heavy texters in mind. You not only get a BlackBerry-esque keyboard, but to suit your web needs, the phone comes with Wi-Fi on board, as suggested by the proud “WiFi” logo at the front.
Its most lovable feature, however, is that it is a very affordable handset that might end up in the pockets of many people, who type a lot on their phones. Is it well-equipped for thumb gymnastics? Read on to find out...
The first thing you notice when you hold the Samsung Ch@t 335 is that it is fairly thin, but not remarkably so. It feels well in the hand, the phone is very light, since the casing is all-plastic, and the back cover has a pattern that improves the grip. The phone has tapered edges, which helps additionally for a comfortable fit.
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In a world of huge screens, the 2.4-inch TFT display with a modest resolution of 320 x 240 might not even make it to a mid-range device, but for your basic texting/calling needs it works like a charm. When it comes to viewing angles, the TFT screen is pretty average. It's not touch sensitive, but navigation is nevertheless fluid due to the optical trackpad. It is pretty sensitive by default, but you can customize the sensitivity, so you get very functional navigation. You also get two function keys flanking the D-pad, along with Send and End buttons at both ends of the navigation area underneath the screen.
In the Samsung Ch@t 335 we have a pretty BlackBerry-esque full QWERTY keyboard. There is no other word to describe the keys, which mimic the familiar edged style you might have seen on a RIM handset. The keys are similarly tilted to the left on the left half of the keyboard, while the right side tilts to the right making it very easy to type. The Samsung Ch@t 335 is however slightly narrower in size than your usual BlackBerry Curve, which means that the keys are smaller as well. If your hands are on the large side, you might want to check out the typing experience yourself before you get it, as this could be an issue. Key travel is deep enough, but dialing a number quickly is a pain with the small buttons, on top of that you have to hold a key to get in number mode.
On top there is a 3.5mm standard headphone jack, and a lid-protected microUSB slot for charging/syncing the handset. On the right you have the very conveniently placed and distinct volume rocker. The back houses a humble 2-megapixel camera, and the speaker grill. Pop the back cover open to add your own microSD storage card, which is hot-swappable. The 1000mAh battery is replaceable as well.
3. Aakriti (unregistered)
I AM CONFUSED BETWEEN NOKIA C3 AND SAMSUNG CHAT 335
I HAVE READ ON MANY SITES THAT THE OPTICAL PAD IN SAMSUNG CHAT 335 IS VERY FRAGILE AND DELICATE AND IT TENDS TO STOP WORKING AFTER 2-3 MONTHS.
IS IT TRUE? BECAUSE I WANT A STURDY MOBILE FOR CHATTING AND LISTENING TO SONGS (NOT FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING OR BROWSING THE NET AT ALL). SO I WANT A CELL WHICH IS BETTER FOR TYPING AND HAS A BETTER SOUND QUALITY.
NOW I HAVE 4 QUESTIONS:
1. DOES EITHER OR THEM COME WITH METALLIC FINISH BECAUSE I DEFINITELY WOULD PREFER ONE WITH A METALLIC FINISH AS IT LOOKS QUITE CLASSY.
2. DOES EITHER OF THEM HAVE THE OPTION TO CHANGE THEMES. AND I MEAN NOT JUST THE 2-3 PRE DOWNLOADED THEMES. THE THEMES WHICH I CAN DOWNLOAD FROM NET AND EASILY INSTALL (READ: WITHOUT HACKING THE CELL OR DOING ANY OF THE CRAZY GEEKY STUFF ONE HAS 2 DO IN MOTOROLA).
3. IS THE OPTICAL TRACK PAD STURDY ENOUGH TO LAST LIKE AN YEAR OR TWO AT LEAST?
4. WHICH ONE SHOULD I OPT FOR?????
4. Raphael123 (unregistered)
get a c3 it's way better than chat 335, but if you are looking a more mettalic finish and a blackberry style go for the chat, if you are looking for themes get a c3... c3 has a much more great audio quality and great battery life i have one, my friend has a chat... go for the c3 way way way way better!!!!!! hope this helps... :D
5. sakura (unregistered)
I can't decide beteen the samsung chat 335 or the lg C300
i want a phone i can listen to music on and use internet on, but i'm not in a wifi area so can't use wifi, not bothered about design as long as it's black, i just want a good phone that will last more than a few months and can use normal mobile internet on.
6. ajaypunia4u (unregistered)
go for samsung chat 335.
7. rolf (unregistered)
does the white s3350 come in O2??(:
8. Chazza (unregistered)
This phone is not all that it is made out to be. It is a very boring phone, and extremely basic. However that'll be good for people that do not want jazzy phones. I purchased this phone probably 8 months ago. I dont like it. When i first got it i loved the keypad etc, but even as a teenage girl of sixteen I still struggle with the keys. The O, and P stick. If i want to delete one single photo the whole phone will crash so ill have to take the battery out and start again. It wont let me view certain things because itll crash. The internet is terrible, it wont let you go onto big pages. It is terrible. Dont buy it. Please. Get something thats worth it. The trackpad for me was ok. 4/10 for this phone.
9. i love this phone (unregistered)
i love this phoneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
10. how to configure exchange emai (unregistered)
i am not able to configure exchange email client on my mobile samsung chat 335, anyone knows where it is or any alternate option ??
11. bumble00000 (unregistered)
I am getting my phone very soon. And I really liked the samsung ch@t 335, but according to two of the comments, it's not great. But some other people love it, and some people like the nokia c3, but i think the nokia c3 is utter disgusting. So please (below) some good reviews on samsungch@t335??????????????????
:) x thankss
12. ellemint (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I have this phone :))
I only got it because of the keyboard and i thought it would be like a blackberry curve.
Dont be fooled by the looks. Its a shocking boring phone which is so basic my gadget nervous grandad can use it! If you just want it for basic use like calls and texting every so often this would be idea. The camera is poor and the keys make a horrid sound! Its very slow on the internet which uses your money up 10 times as fast! The videos always delete themselves. I also have a problem whenever I text someone and then put it on lock it will ring that person which ius soooooooo annoying and uses all your credit. This is an awful phone dont bother! My old £10 was better and that says something! Hope this helped you guys :)
and bumble DONT GET IT ITS AWFUL YOU WILL HATE IT!
13. pathan ubaid khan (unregistered)
samsung chat @335 is very good
14. zaffy (unregistered)
i'm really confused.. i want this phone but some of the comments says its not a good one.. should i buy this or not? i need a credible opinion.. please help me.. i bearly have 1-2 weeks to decide.. :( i really wants this.. i want a phone that last.. :(
15. bobob (unregistered)
its an amazing phone and anything people say is not true
16. a3naderi (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Hi; I have a samsumg model; S3350. my question is that how I can save the messages of INBOX or Folders??! I will be glad if any software exists.
17. bluebell24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)
i personally think that the ch@t 335 is more stylish if you like the blackberry style, the c3 is not my type, i dont not adsactly like the style,although, it does have better quality screen and is a better phone. But if u r like me and lwould like a stylish phone then i would go for the ch@t 335