Samsung C3300K Champ review: Having fun

Having fun

GSMArena team, 10 September 2010.


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.

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Samsung C3300K Champ official photos

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.

Key features

  • 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

Main disadvantages

  • 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.

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Samsung C3300K Champ visits our office

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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