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Although I must start off by saying I do like this phone, the selling point "smartphone" mustn't fool you. The only way in this phone can call itself a "smartphone" is because it can connect to a Wi-Fi. Other than that, it's a high-end 'basic' modern-day phone.
The optical trackpad that is used for navigation reminds me of a Blackberry, and I can see how this can be a cash-saving version of a Blackberry for most people. Although in comparison to a Blackberry, the trackpad is much easier to use on the Samsung Ch@t.
The QWERTY keyboard is designed with ease of use for the customer in mind, and I love texting and e-mailing using the keyboard.
This phone is very much for the 'social butterfly' as it comes with all kinds of social networking apps - Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The battery life of this phone is not excellent, however considering it is a smartphone and a lot of the functions do suck the life out of it, the battery life is impressive. On average I'd only have to charge it approximately once every 3-4 days, which, as I stated previously, is impressive.
To conclude, if you don't have a busy life and don't require the extra functions of a high-end smartphone, such as an iPhone, I would recommend this mobile phone as it can cope with my demands and more, and I'm definitely a busy-bee when it comes to my mobile phone.
Ch@t 357 boasts the slimmest profile so users can enjoy QWERTY comfort and convenience in sleek style - just 11.5 mm thin! Generously large screen with fine resolution gives ample room and detail to view all your pictures, read long messages or surf the Internet. Overall modular design with rounded edges provides compact form factor that takes you everywhere from morning till night - your perfectly stylish mobile companion.
Ch@t 357's QWERTY keypad is generously sized for more comfort and usability. Ergonomically designed for seamless inputting so you can message faster without a second thought. Users will relish using the optical trackpad for swift, smarter navigation and expert control.
|Product Description:||Samsung Ch@t 357 - mobile phone - GSM|
|Product Type:||Mobile phone|
|Service Provider:||Not specified|
|Mobile Services:||Samsung ChatON|
|Form Factor:||Full keyboard|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||60 mm x 12 mm x 112 mm|
|Band:||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)|
|Integrated Components:||Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder|
|Wireless Interface:||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|Display:||Colour - 2.4" - TFT|
|Instant Messaging Services:||Google Talk, Facebook Chat|
|Supported Social Networks and Blogs:||Twitter, Facebook|
|Playback Digital Standards:||MP3|
|Supported Memory Card:||microSDHC - up to 8 GB|