Chat 357 - £50
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Chat 357
The Samsung Chat 357 is an update to the Chat 335. It comes packed with messaging features and is designed with social networking in mind.
This phone has a 2.4 inch touchscreen that displays in 167PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Chat 357 has a 2MP camera and can record video in up to QVGA (320x240). This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 6 out of 100.
The Chat 357 has an estimated battery life of around 11 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Chat 357 comes with 0.034GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Chat 357 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. This phone does not have 3G, a feature commonly available on many of its competitors.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Chat 357 Duos) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Samsung Chat 357 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. The Chat 357 supports instant messaging services such as Google Talk, MSM and Facebook Chat and is able to integrate with social media via the built in Facebook and Twitter apps.
Samsung's Chat 357 is a good choice for anyone looking for a budget phone that facilitates a desire to stay in touch via social messaging tools, although its usefulness is arguably compromised by its lack of 3G.