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Samsung Galaxy Chat Review

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Camera:

The Galaxy Chat comes with a basic 2MP snapper. Still on this part? OK, so it also has a bunch of settings which are also present with pretty much every other Samsung smartphone. No surprises here.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review

Camera interface


The pictures themselves aren't pretty. Colors are dull and everything is quite blurred. It's good to know that it's there, but otherwise we can't imagine that many users will be “taking advantage” of this camera.

Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review

Outdoor samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Chat


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review

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Medium

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Indoor samples


Video is captured at 320x240 and 15fps, and, as you might expect, it's very hard to look at. In our opinion, Samsung should have included at least a 3.2MP shooter in this phone. Let's hope that the price will justify it.

Samsung Galaxy Chat Sample Video:




Multimedia:

The TouchWiz music player is easy to use and pleasing to the eye (as much as the QVGA screen allows it to be). It comes with the mandatory EQ presets and the ability to set a custom EQ, but that's not all. There are also a few additional options, which allow you to add Reverb, Room Size and Clarity effects to your tunes, if you like what you hear.

The TouchWiz music player - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
The TouchWiz music player - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review
The TouchWiz music player - Samsung Galaxy Chat Review

The TouchWiz music player


The handset easily plays MPEG-4 video at resolutions that are higher than its native one (meaning most video that you'll ever find). However, in order to play other codecs like DivX or Xvid, you'll have to install a third-party player like MX Player.

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posted on 23 Jul 2012, 06:35 2

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


we seriously need more portrait qwerty android phones - i find this very pretty to look at.

i wish BB goes android.

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 12:50

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Hell, we need more QWERTY Android phones in general, high end especially.! QWERTY phones are now being reduced to low-mid range devices.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 03:01

7. mas11 (Posts: 1029; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


DROID 4 ftw

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:07

8. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


RIM BB may go for Windows phone 8.

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 07:50

2. Tonivstono (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


ICS + Qwerty Key.....This is sick....:D

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 09:10 1

3. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


looks like samsung and bb had an unwanted child LOL!!!

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 09:14 1

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


If they made a high end version of this, blackberry will cry.

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 11:48

5. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


can this run games like ninjump or temple run?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 22:17

15. anoopkrishna09 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


ohhh sure

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 21:32

9. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


well, this one is good considering entry level, low-priced but comes with ICS and touch screen too! what more can we ask for? I'll get it in a heartbeat for an alternative phone in the future.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 05:01

10. sagarsamy (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


may i knw the date whn this cell gone be launged

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 18:25

11. kingstandup (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Very nice phone. Always wanted to see a good Android phone with a QWERTY keyboard.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 03:16

12. raam31 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Samsung has a tendency of lauching new category phones with low feature and low specs 1st, later once they gauge customer feedback then they come with a bang with inproved version, this has always worked for Samsung, look at earlier touch screen phones by samsung and then they came with full force with Galaxy series. Im sure they will come and surprise us with next gen chat series from this category soon.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:19

13. ajeet (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


guys please don't think to buy this phone....
very slow process. if u want to dial a number or want to search in ur contact list then u have to wait of atleast 15 to 20 second to open dial screen, this waiting time may increase if u have downloaded few application online. and many top rated application doesn't supported by this phone.
internal memory is just 2GB not 4GB & more than 1GB is filled by its preinstalled application. So u will b getting just 990 MB for your use..
And out of 445MB RAM 65% of its RAM is already used by its operating system.
i just purchased 2 weeks ago & now i m planning to sell...
I strongly recommend not to buy this piece of s**t…
be carefull...

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 22:15

14. anoopkrishna09 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


u have to install android booster from play store.noo complaint at alll iwas using this phone still one month.its nice cute phone.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 10:08

16. Vikky (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Please tell me How to use onscreen keyboard to type messages...??
As in the review it says "we can use onscreen and qwerty keyboard both."
I am only able to use qwerty keyboard.
Is there any setting to use onscreen keyboard??

please help.
Thanks

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 03:07

17. rxdue (unregistered)


Yeah u can. :D Go in setup>language and integration>displays are in keyboard or something like that

*sorry for my english*

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 03:09

18. rxdue (unregistered)


someone know how to take a screenshoot with this smartphone?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 12:19

19. aravindmnair (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jul 2013)


yes... just press Power button + Home key together

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 13:42

20. SamuelThomas95 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Can the Camera of this Phone click text documents? In way are they Legible while Zooming.
Also, Is the Network connectivity of this phone Good?
Lastly, Does WhatsApp Work well?

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (133 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 850 MHz
Size4.68 x 2.33 x 0.46 inches
(118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 14.66 hours talk time

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