Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) Review

If you're seeking the low-end Android device with actual QWERTY keyboard, then you'll have to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Chat (B533). The vendor claimed that this device has been designed for individuals who socially active in social networking and also for individuals who wants the faster and much better keying in experience. Thus, let us take a closer look at the following specifications overview of this smartphone for your personal aspect to consider.


The Samsung Galaxy Chat comes with the very sleek candy-bar style with the measurement of 118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7 millimeters and body-weight of about 112 gr. The display measures 3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and below the display there are actually three touch-sensitive keys including Menu, Home and Back. Below those buttons, you'll see the four rows physical QWERTY keyboard that can be very useful specifically for people who still prefers typing on keys to text message rather than relying on the on-screen keyboard. The dimension of keypad itself is actually larger as compared to the standard BlackBerry's keyboard so that it can give the more comfortable typing.

General Functionality

In relation to the hardware specs, there'll be no extraordinary technical specs contained in this handset as it just boasts the single-core 850 MHz processor along with the 4 GB of built-in storage space. But, the handset has been packed with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) together with the TouchWiz UX UI. Having this hardware specification, people will certainly not be able to upgrade its operating-system to the latest version of Android 4.1.


The device only provides the main camera of 2 MP minus the existence of auto-focus and secondary camera for video calls. Using this camera, people can take image with the maximum quality of 1600x1200 pixels and record VGA video using the quality of 640x480p at 25 frames per second. This device is certainly not good for those who have the high interest in digital photography. But happily, the phone has actually been loaded with the built-in photo and video editor together with the geo-tagging feature.

Internet and Connectivity

To access the 2G network, this phone runs on the quad-band GSM and also the dual-band UMTS network. When using the 3G network, users will be given the internet speed of up to 7.2 Mbps via HSDPA and up to 5.76 Mbps through HSUPA. The default browser supports for HTML and HTML5 web browsing and there are the built-in online services that include YouTube and also Picasa. For the wireless network and local connectivity, the device has been equipped with the Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB 2.0 (mass storage device, USB charging and computer synchronization).


The standard battery of 1200 mAh contained in this smartphone can provide the talk-time of about 14 hours (2G) or approximately five hours (3G mode). This battery will provide the standby time approximately 520 hours (21 days) on 2G mode or approximately 380 hours (15 days) on 3G mode.

Price, Pros and Cons

The price range of Samsung Galaxy Chat is approximately $150-180. The advantages of possessing this handset are the sleek design, useful touch and type style and the good battery life. Unfortunately, the device doesn't have secondary camera, autofocus and it's not upgradable to the Android Jelly Bean.

Author: Imam Sulaeman

Comments :

Rahul said... on 

This phone is packed with all the features that you get in the phones with the price range of 10000/- plus an advantage of QWERTY keypad for those who have a clean hand in typing with the keypad.
The phone works fine with ICS. (haven't tried JB update till now)
Battery is a little worrying factor but that also drains fast if you keep on fiddling with the phone all the time else it gives you a good backup.
I was a bit disheartened with the screen resolution at the time of buying it but I promise that it will not give you a letdown considering its price.

Overall a complete feature packed phone and would recommend it to those who are looking for an android in the range of 5-6k.

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