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Samsung C3330 Champ 2 Phone Review

Samsung C3330 Champ 2 follows-up as an improved successor to its older sibling C3300k Champ in the feature-portfolio, it comes with a resistive touch-screen just like its predecessor and a couple of improved features. Unlike its predecessor C3300k which is limited to a MicroSD card of up to 8GB, Samsung C3330 Champ 2 can accommodate a bigger MicroSD card of up to 16GB, so you can store more on your device. The handset is specially designed for low end market segment considering the price tag, however, painful compromises were enforced to achieve the same. The likes of S5222 Star3 Duos and Chat322/C3222 Duos both support Dual SIM capability with the later featuring a QWERTY keypad; on the other hand, Samsung C3330 Champ 2 doesn’t support any of the two features, even though they belong in the same genre. Despite lacking vital features such as 3G, WiFi and GPS functionality, this phone managed to squeeze a smile on our face with social network integration underneath.
Considering the low price tag placed on Samsung C3330 Champ 2, we’ll forgive a lot, but at the same time, highlight unreasonable compromises made on this device. Generally, it’s a decent phone suitable for newbie’s and just like any other device out there, it has cons as well as pros; to start with, it lacks a physical keypad, though a resistive touch-screen acts as an input interface. I wouldn’t choose a ‘resistive’ touch-screen at any point especially in the era of capacitive technology, it doesn’t support multi-touch gestures such as pint-to-zoom and requires pressure to recognize commands which results in delicate soft screens. The front panel is dominated by a 2.4inch TFT screen with exceptions to earpiece at its top while the Samsung’s logo, navigation button, call and call-end buttons sit at the screen’s bottom. There’s a loud speaker, 2.0Megapixel camera without Led flash at Samsung C3330 Champ 2’s back, so you can capture those memorable moments in well-lit places.
Samsung C3330 Champ 2 is noticeably 12.2mm thin and will fit in the smallest pocket. If you have tiny pockets or a cheapskate searching for an affordable touch-screen Phone, this device fits the equation. 240×320 pixel resolution is a major disappointment on this device, though not unusual with phones in this category, images and text look over-pixilated and a lot of scrolling is needed when browsing web pages. The phone runs on Samsung’s native OS and comes with 20MB internal storage, expandable by a MicroSD card up to 16GB. The phone comes with an FM radio and recorder, so you can record your favorite songs direct on the phone. Battery life for Samsung C3330 Champ 2 is average as there’s not much onboard that could drain power reserves that quickly except for the touch-screen. There’s no 3G support, however, EDGE and GPRS will do just fine.
Samsung C3330 Champ 2 Features/Specifications;
  • Display : 2.4inch (240x320p) (167ppi), TFT, 256k colors
  • Primary Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (1600x1200p)
  • Storage: Up to 16GB MicroSD, 20MB internal storage
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Internet: GPRS, EDGE, Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • Other features: FM Radio with RDS, FM recording
  • Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1000mAh
Samsung C3330 Champ 2Price in Kenya: Kshs. (unavailable)

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