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Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

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This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA,
but without 3G.

Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 is a global GSM/EDGE phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA

Introduction and Design:


The Samsung Corby S3650 is the first handset of the manufacturer aimed at young people. It comes with a cheerful design, easily replaceable panels and affordable price-tag. The former two are among the things that youngsters do like, while their parents are sure to find latter appealing. There is a really important thing, however, that Samsung forgot at first. The statistics says that most young people are really eager on text messaging and we have to say it didn’t take Samsung much time to decide what to do to fill the market niche. They are about to release two QWERTY handsets, effectively turning the original Corby into the forefather of a new range of cell phones dedicated to young people. Today, we are going to introduce to you the Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 and Samsung CorbyTXT B3210. The former is the most technologically advanced member of the Corby family and comes with 3-megapixel camera, support for high-speed 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps) and a side-sliding keyboard with four rows of buttons.

Actually, it´s exactly the keyboard that makes the Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 so different from the Corby S3650 – the newer handset is substantially thicker and heftier than its predecessor. They both have pretty similar faces and you can easily get them confused if you fail to notice the small video-call camera placed above the 2.8-inch resistive, QVGA screen of the CorbyPRO B5310 (the Corby S3650 has a capacitive display). It supports 16 mln colors unlike the original Corby that copes with just 262k.


 The Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is substantially thicker and heftier than its predecessor - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
 The Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is substantially thicker and heftier than its predecessor - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
 The Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is substantially thicker and heftier than its predecessor - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
 The Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is substantially thicker and heftier than its predecessor - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

The Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is substantially thicker and heftier than its predecessor



We still do not have official information on the replaceable panels that will be offered, but we hope the manufacturer comes up with cool and good-looking ones that don´t get dirty and stained as easily as the white one. We are pleased to see the Samsung Corby B5310 sports standard connectors only – 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB port for charging and data transfers.

The left and right sides - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
The left and right sides - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

The left and right sides

The top side - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

The top side

 



Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

You can compare the Samsung CrobyPRO B5310 and Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 with many other phones using our Size Vizualization Tool.


The Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 features the same standard connectors, but that´s where the similarity ends. This is a cell phone coming in a classic, candybar form factor equipped with full QWERTY keyboard and 2.2-inch display with low native resolution (220x176 pixels). We quite like the large functional keys around the D-Pad. The keyboard buttons are small, but with a specific form, just like those of BlackBerry devices. Still, we tend to think it´s just people with smaller fingers that will find them comfy enough, i.e. youngsters. Hulk and Hellboy on the other hand, are bound to face BIG troubles with them.

Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 is coming in a classic, candybar form factor
 - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 is coming in a classic, candybar form factor
 - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 is coming in a classic, candybar form factor
 - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 is coming in a classic, candybar form factor
 - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 is coming in a classic, candybar form factor


The keyboard buttons are small, but with a specific form - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

The keyboard buttons are small, but with a specific form

Left side - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Right side - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

Left side

Right side

Top side - Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview
Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 & CorbyTXT B3210 Preview

Top side

 


As a whole, the Samsung CorbyTXT B3210 remains true to the spirit of its predecessor - it´s a compact, likeable handset that will fit perfectly into the hands and pocket of any kid. We, however, believe the Samsung CorbyPRO B5310 is aimed at teens and older kids, since it delivers more features and sports a more, erm, austere design. By the way, take a look at the comprehensive comparison of all features of the Corby family members available here.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. f3661 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2009)


Is it true that Samsung CorbyTXT is a defect? I heard the battery drains quickly and hot? And it often restarts on its own?

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 02:56

2. charanaridia13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2009)


how much is the Samsung CorbyPro? it is cheap or expensive? thanks :)

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 17:24

3. rushie82 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


Why is the Corby Pro pics so yellowish? The colors don't look normal at all, especially indoors. Corby TXT on the other hand has quite natural colors in its pics, although details are less as it is just 2 mp. When are you going to do full review of the Corby Pro?

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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.13 x 2.24 x 0.62 inches
(105 x 56.8 x 15.68 mm)
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery960 mAh, 8.33 hours talk time

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