Samsung Galaxy Chat – For Text Lover PeopleCell Phone Reviews — By Naveen Vaidhya on July 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm
We have not seen many BlackBerry kind of Android phones hitting the shelves, therefore each new model with portrait QWERTY keyboard received examined with interest. One brand new handset of this form factor is planned to come out very soon – the ‘Samsung Galaxy Chat.’
It is not the 1st Samsung handset, which would have ‘Chat’ monicker. But, the first Ch@ts was modest feature phones, which were majorly aimed towards teens who like to text a lot. Now with the latest Galaxy Chat, Samsung is carrying the Chat family to world of smartphones, where it may become attracting to a prominently bigger group of users. Let’s take a look in case the cramped front-facing QWERTY keyboard remains has a place in this contemporary landscape.
By Galaxy Chat, Samsung shows that it can also make good-looking phones. We were happily surprised by device’s modern looks, also strong feel. Surely, it is all plastic, however this phone somewhere tries to feel much reliable than something supposedly much premium similar to Galaxy SIII, for instance. The screen is one of the fragile elements of the Samsung Galaxy Chat not because of its relevantly small size, however due to its less resolution. The panel measures three inches, however its resolution is just 240x320pixels, impacting in a pixel density of 133ppi. Need not to say, this display does not look decent, and reading is bit complicated with it. Seeing angles were also bad, and so is outdoor visibility. However in all, it’s an entry-level model that has to be simple on budget, and such compromises are inevitable in case the manufacturer wishes to hit very less cost point.
Interface and functionality-
We are happy to see Ice Cream Sandwich ultimately come pre-loaded on low-end gear also. Not just this, however Samsung has also added the new version of TouchWiz UI also – Nature UX. Yes, that is the similar one as one Galaxy SIII, just with number of optimizations to make it much appropriate for small screen and slow processor of Galaxy Chat.
In spite of physical QWERTY keyboard, you can also utilize the on-screen one that you may guess, is not as comfortable, majorly on that 3” display. Remain it is not that bad and is surely usable; hence we really cannot think of a cause why one may select to side with it. They physical QWERTY will serve you a bit decent input experience; moreover it will not take up space on your screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Chat features basic 2MP snapper. It has a bundle of settings that are also present with bit much each other Samsung smartphone. Here there are no surprises. The images themselves are not good. Colors are cloudy and everything is bit blurred. It is nice to know that it’s there, however or else we cannot imagine that number of users will be ‘having benefit’ of this camera. Video is clicked at 320×240 and 15fps, and as you may estimate, it is very difficult to look at. According to us, Samsung must have added minimum 3.2MP shooter in this phone.
In the end, the Samsung Galaxy Chat is a good piece of equipment for those people who wish an inexpensive and handsome smartphone, and/ or those people who are really in physical QWERTY keyboards. However you receive what you wage for.