Samsung C3300K Champ review: Having fun
Sometimes less is more. The Samsung C3300K Champ lets you start small, hoping that sooner or later you will want more. It’s a deal that suits Samsung fine. This here Champ is a touch phone with social networking support, stereo speakers, cordless FM radio and a memory card, camera and Internet. And the sticker price is as low as it gets.
So, why isn’t everyone running around with a Champ in their pocket? Well first off, the Champ does have all those features but they’re not top of the line – the camera is a lowly 1.3MP, there’s no 3G and there’s several other glaring omissions.
It may not be the ideal phone for you but if you’re looking for a phone for your kid, the Samsung C3300K Champ just might be it. The young lad or lass better learn their ABCs before they start pestering you for a new toy. And they can have fast Internet, a beefier camera and Wi-Fi when they buy their own phone.
The Champ still has plenty to get them excited about – an almost complete touchscreen experience thanks to TouchWiz Lite, social networking, FM Radio that plays without the headphones plugged in. Better yet, it plays on the stereo speakers. There’s a microSD slot as well to hold an extensive music collection.
Here’s the pros and cons of getting a Samsung C3300K Champ.
- Quad-band GSM/EDGE
- 2.4" resistive TFT touchscreen of QVGA resolution
- TouchWiz Lite with widgets and Cartoon UI
- 50 MB onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 8GB)
- 1.3 megapixel fixed-focus camera with smile detection, QCIF@15fps video recording
- FM radio with program reminder; plays without a headset, too
- Stereo speakers
- Social networking
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB v.2.0
- Very low price for a full touch phone
- Pull-out stylus included
- Small screen
- No 3G
- Very basic camera
- No on-screen QWERTY keyboard
- No smart dialing
- SNS support is basic, works through the browser
- microSD slot under the battery cover
- No accelerometer for screen auto rotation
Let’s get one thing clear – the Samsung C3300K Champ is no Galaxy S. But it’s well-built and has all the features, be they not as good as on more expensive phones.
The Champ is cheap – at around 100 euro you wouldn’t worry much if the phone ends up lost or broken. Like we said – maybe not the phone for you, but perfect for a kid or young teenager.
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