Samsung Champ – A pocket friendly touchscreen phone
As touch screens are becoming a mainstay, the price barrier has been crashed and we have touch screen phones at very affordable prices. So if you want a stylish phone with touch screen, owning it is lighter on your pocket now. Let’s look at Samsung Champ C3303 , the musicgiri phone.
Samsung has been aggressively flooding the market with plethora of products to suit different needs, technology and budgets. With Samsung Champ it aims to attract the budget conscious buyer looking out for a stylish touch screen and music experience.
The USP of the phone apart from the affordable stylish touch screen is that it is a music phone with sound-alive 3D effect which delivers wide, dynamic & surround mode music (only with earphones) and with a dual loudspeakers.
Samsung Champ is small, cute with a shiny chassis that the company claims to be similar to premium crystal design chassis found in high-end Samsung TV’s. It comes in 5 colors – Black, White, Wine red, Espresso brown and Pink.
The Champ sports Samsung’s Cartoon UI, coupled with the TouchWiz Lite 2.0, it allows seamless menu navigation. For the price range, the touch screen was quiet impressive and responsive. Touchwiz Lite 2.0 interface allows easy and fast navigation.
Another selling point of the phone is its music capabilities. The phone comes with an internal FM receiver with a built in antenna and supports FM with recording. So goodbye to ear set plugin to listen FM. The phone also comes with 3.5 mm audio jack so listening music is more pleasurable now. With an expandable memory up to 8 GB with microSD card you have more than enough space to store all your favorite songs. The box comes with a 1 Gb memory card. It supports MPEG4 video format.
With more and more people looking for social networking features, C3303 also supports it with direct access to 7 Social Networking Sites including Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket, Flickr, Twitter and Picassa. You can also download free apps from the Samsung Apps store.
C3303 sports a 2.4” TFT screen which might be marginally smaller when compared to the bigger cousins in the market but then don’t forget it is an entry level touch screen phone. The 2.4” screen comes with a handy stylus pen. It has a VGA camera which supports video recording. Though of course some of you might be let down by the 1.3 megapixel camera.
The C3303 Champ comes with a customisable home screen which supports up to 7 pages enabling you to highlight the most frequently used widgets for easy access. The handset supports connectivity via Bluetooth 2.1(A2DP) and microUSB.
GingerChai Verdict: At the selling price of Rs.4099 and with an overall good, decent functions and performance, champ is a champion at this price range.