Samsung Ch@t 335 Review
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
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