Latest addition to Samsung’s Dual SIM portfolio is C3312 featuring a full touch screen and a couple of amazing features. The handset is specially designed for the developing world considering its low price tag despite presence of several top-class specifications housed within. Unlike Chat322/GT-C3222 Duos, Samsung C3312 Duos does not feature a QWERRTY keyboard; instead, it comes with a 2.8inch touch screen. Samsung has previously unveiled feature dual SIM handsets like the aforementioned Chat322/GT-C3222 Duos with QWERTY keypads, its change of taste to a full touch-screen entry level device with dual SIM capability further diversifies the phone maker’s presence in the segment. On top of the dual SIM capability, Samsung C3312 Duos elicits genuine admiration when it comes to social networking, widgets for major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have been carefully integrated within its operating system and can be accessed from the home screen.
Given the low price tag on Samsung C3312, we are forced to cut short on expectations and review it according to the respective genre. Overall, it’s a decent device which possesses some downsides as well as advantages; it lacks a physical keypad, though a full touch-screen acts as an input interface. We decided to do some minor physical hardware evaluation of the Samsung C3312 Duos and it didn’t disappoint, though it looks plasticky, the handset is generally sturdy to withstand minor accidents. We were not surprised by its plastic built material as that’s typical to majority of Samsung’s devices, but what amazed the entire crew was its responsiveness, just as fast as its high-end compatriots. To maintain its low price tag status, Samsung compromised the C3312’s screen resolution at 240x320p (143ppi) making text and images not as crisp as its high-end siblings. Viewing web pages and videos is also a concern as you’ll need a lot of scrolling due to the low resolution.
Besides its touch-screen, Samsung C3312 features touch sensitive keys which make menu navigation a pleasant experience. The phone houses a 1.3 Megapixel camera which evidently comes as a compromise at the expense of pricing; however, you’ll still be able to take good photos, up to 1280x1024pixels which is not bad considering everything else. When it comes to connectivity, Samsung C3312 has the latest Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. Though it lacks 3G as another compromise, you’ll still be able to browse on both GPRS and EDGE networks.
Samsung C3312 Features/Specifications;
- Dual SIM capability, Predictive text input
- Primary Camera: 1.3 Megapixel
- Display: TFT Touch-screen, 256k colors, TouchWiz UI
- Screen Size: 2.8inch (240x320p), 143ppi
- Connectivity: EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 2.0 MicroUSB
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- Battery: Standard 1000mAh Lithium ion
Samsung C3312 Price in Kenya: (not available)