Samsung Ch@t 335 Review

Performance and Conclusion:

Call quality with the Samsung Ch@t 335 is good, with loud and clear voices in the earpiece on our side. The other party said they can also hear us well, but the higher tones come out a bit distorted and unnatural. The handset is rated for the very good 12 hours of talk time, and 21 days on standby, one of the clear benefits of feature phones before smartphones.

The Samsung Ch@t 335 is no doubt inspired by RIM's BlackBerry line of QWERTY candybars, for which it seems there will always be market. It lacks many BlackBerry features, most notably - a fully functional smart OS and a decent browser, but its similar design and welcoming price could lure many.

Moreover, the phone offers a pretty decent set of connectivity options with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio, so you get what you pay for, and even a bit more. It is a device largely oriented towards a lot of typing, as exemplified by the number of combined messaging and communications apps in it. Thus the main selling point is the keyboard and, while it is quite comfortable, its smaller size makes typing much slower than on a regular BlackBerry, or some other QWERTY candybars.

Looking around for alternatives, we spot the Nokia C3, which is in the same price point, and has a similar physical portrait QWERTY keyboard.

Software version of the reviewed unit: S3350XXJK6, CSC: S3350OXCJK2


Samsung Ch@t 335 Video Review:


Pros

  • Excellent battery life
  • Good optical trackpad
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

Cons

  • Tiny keys will be a challenge for people with larger hands
  • Very basic browser
  • Video recording capabilities could be better

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5

User Rating:

8.4
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15 Comments

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????? PLZZZZZ ANSWER!!!!!!!

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. help please?????

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: Sep 16, 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: Oct 19, 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. thanks. Alireza

17. bluebell24

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 25, 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
Ch@t 335
  • Display 2.4" 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.06 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh(12.00h talk time)

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