Samsung Shark S5350 Review

Interface and Functionality:

In terms of software, Samsung´s models without touch-sensitive screen evolve rather slowly and have not made much progress over the last two years. In other words, the interface of the Samsung Shark S5350 is almost identical to the version running on the Ultra B S7200 and Soulb U800. There are several cool things about it – it runs fast, you are able to create your own themes, the phonebook feels intuitive to use, you´ve got the option to search for names by entering digits, there is a dedicated chat client (Palringo) etc. The list of shortcomings includes things like lack of automated email setup and mediocre browser (loads pages fast, because the device comes with 3G support, but fails to visualize them properly).

You shouldn’t expect miracles from the 3.2-megapixel camera of the Samsung Shark S5350. It offers an ample number of options, including face detection and beauty shot (algorithm that tries to remove image flaws). The overall quality is decent – colors appear realistically represented, but pictures lack enough details. There is a slight noise in good lighting conditions, but the issue becomes overwhelming in pictures captured in places where there´s not enough light.

The Samsung Shark S5350 is equipped with a mighty loudspeaker (not as powerful as that of the Soulb U800 though), meaning you will not have any troubles hearing the ringtone at incoming calls. It produces clear, enjoyable sound, so it´s suitable for listening to music as well. The boxed headset is not as good, because everything sounds overly sharp and in order to fix it you would have to decrease the volume to the point where you will be able to distinctively perceive environmental noises, which is quite disagreeable really.  

Performance and Conclusion:

Good in-call quality is a feature of crucial importance to all handsets of the device class the Samsung Shark S5350 belongs to. Fortunately, the cell phone doesn’t disappoint and we encountered no issues during our tests. We were able to understand our callers and their voices sounded realistically. They complained about a slight metallic ring, but stated they were satisfied on the overall.

There are only good things we can say about the battery as well – it offers 10hrs of continuous talk time and keeps the device operational for 450hrs in stand-by.

The Samsung Shark S5350 comes with three distinguishing features to attract customers – great design, good sound quality and robust battery. Still, there are quite a few mainstream handsets with the same merits to their credit, so we guess the decisive factor would probably prove to be the overall look of the device – we find it appealing, but there is no accounting for taste. You might want to consider the Samsung Soulb U800 that we consider a great option as well – it features similar functionality, but is made of metal entirely and is slightly thinner. Samsung´s competitors also offer decent alternatives like the Sony Ericsson C510 and Nokia 6303. These are handsets that have been on the market for quite some time now, meaning they are available affordable prices. The Samsung Shark S5350 is a proper device and is expected to roll out with a price tag of $180, which is reasonable for a contract-free, brand new cell phone.

Samsung Shark S5350 Video Review:


  • Solid build and pleasing design
  • Powerful loudspeaker
  • Proper in-call quality
  • Robust battery


  • Lacks 3.5mm jack
  • Screen that is hardly legible at an angle
  • Almost no novelty features even alongside of the models that came out in 2008

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1. Vo Quang Hoa unregistered

Hi, I'm using this device (Samsung Shark 5350). I can not find any theme of it from the internet. Can you share me some themes by send to e-mail Thanks for support.

2. aslamshaik

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

i love it i'm using this phone but i loos this now i want i'm in kuwait plz
Shark S5350
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 900 mAh(3.16h 3G talk time)

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