Samsung GT-C3780 Candybar Phone Review

Of late, Samsung has largely come to be associated with high-end smartphones like the Galaxy SIII. But we must not forget that Samsung has a plethora of feature phones at its back, which too are equally popular. To revive its populist image, Samsung has announced the launch of the GT-C3780 candybar-style feature phone.

Some of the major highlights of this phone are 2.4-inch display with 240x320p resolution, 3MP camera, microSD card slot, FM, music player, ChatON app and 1000mAh battery. Since the phone was announced in Germany, it will most likely be available here for €800 (around $100). The phone will soon make its appearance in the rest of Europe following its official launch in Germany. Let us have a closer look at its core features in this review.

Samsung GT-C3780 Features

Design

Samsung takes a break from designing ultra-thin smartphones and gets back to the good old candybar design with Samsung GT-C3780. Dimensionally, Samsung GT-C3780 is 117.7X49X12.3 mm and weighs 82g. These dimensions make the phone extremely handy unlike the giants such as the Galaxy Note.

Samsung GT-C3780

The phone sports a keyboard with ample space between each key for facilitating fast typing of messages. There is also a navigation right above the phone’s keyboard that accounts for smooth transition between programs.

Display 

Samsung GT-C3780 sports a 2.4-inch TFT QVGA display that renders output in 240×320 pixels resolution.

Internals

Samsung GT-C3780 runs on 250MHz processor that handles multimedia and social apps smoothly.

Camera

For a feature phone, Samsung GT-C3780 sports quite a powerful 3MP snapper.

Multimedia

Samsung GT-C3780 includes a decent music player along with FM radio for music lovers.

Connectivity

The phone offers microSD card slot that enables the users to expand the phone’s memory. It also sports standard 3.5mm audio jack.

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Social Networking

Since social networking has become such an integral part of our lives, no phone – however basic it may be – can afford to miss it. For the same reason, Samsung GT-C3780 sports the proprietary ChatON app that allows you to connect to your friends and family in real time. ChatON is essentially a messaging client that is bundled up with many other useful features. For example, Group Chat feature allows you to chat simultaneously with two friends or more.

Samsung GT-C3780 price

Multimedia Transmission feature allows you to send various files such as audio clips, animated messages, pictures and contacts to all your friends. Also, Buddy Interaction feature lets you know the top 3 friends with whom you chat the most.

In addition, Samsung GT-C3780 sports a dedicated Facebook and Twitter apps.

Battery life

Samsung GT-C3780 is powered by 1000mAh battery that is sure to render considerable talk time and standby time (around 37.5 days). The correct figures will be known only after the handset is officially launched.

Price and availability Of Samsung GT-C3780 Candybar Phone 

Samsung GT-C3780 will be launched in Germany with a price tag of €80. Its availability in other European countries is still at a dubious state.

Conclusion

Not everybody needs a smartphone and Samsung GT-C3780 is a perfect choice for such people. For a phone worth €800, Samsung GT-C3780 offers ample features and comes in a stylish candybar design with metallic touch.