Samsung Chat 357

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Update: 19 May, 2015

Samsung Ch@t 357 Review

The idea behind Samsung Ch@t 357 seems to be making a blend of smartphones in a low budget without making it look bland. From small phones to big ones, low budget to high budget, a QWERTY keyboard is what every phone needs; it’s no surprise to see a hundred phones that look similar and support a similar keyboard. It’s just like the fact that one does and others follow. Similar is the Samsung Ch@t 357. To expand its market share and brand image, Samsung has worked hard to build mobile phones with a variety of features and accessories. So far, it can be said that it has succeeded in its goal and has established a brand name for itself that is now one of the leading ones in the market. Through its phones and technology, it has shown its durability and quality as a worthy mobile phone company.

Samsung Chat 357 is one of Samsung’s low budget creations; being low budget does not mean that the phone hasn’t been paid enough attention and has been let at the mercy of just a few numbered features. To start off with, the Samsung Ch@t 357 is the slimmest phone at 11.5mm thin; and displays a sleek personality for users. Provided that the Ch@t 357 has a QWERTY keyboard gives it a wide body of 111.9 x 60.4mm, much like that of a typical business phone in the market, this greatly helps its image as a commendable phone. Rounded edges, good finish at the back and available colors white and grey bring forward a very compact form factor for the Chat 357.

The display screen is comparatively smaller at 2.4 inches, you might say; but in their defense, the phone is largely low budget and is also highly aimed at selling as a text messaging phone rather than a multimedia phone. This is probably a big reason why the Samsung Chat 357 also gets away with a fine, yet low, resolution of 320×240 pixels. However, that does not mean that the display quality is far gone, it is definitely good enough to view all your pictures, read long text messages, and surf the internet. Yes, the phone does allow good connectivity to the internet with available GSM services, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and also a USB port for PC synchronization.

Amongst other features, the phone allows sms, mms, email, IM and html browsing. It also has a 2 mega pixel camera; this may not be even average but works pretty well for the phone. The phone lacks in its internal memory which is a staggering 34MB, but makes up for it with an external memory card slot that supports up to 32GB of memory. Messaging with the Samsung Ch@t 357 is faster and it is also loaded with social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo etc; its design supports its personality as a messaging phone and helps the Samsung Ch@t 357 make a place for itself in the market.

Samsung Chat 357 Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced October, 2012
  • Status Available. Released 2012, September

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) N/A

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) 400 Hours
  • Talk Time (Approx.) 11 Hours 40 min
  • Music Play Time N/A

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) No
  • CPU Capacity 208 MHz
  • Chipset No
  • GPU For Graphics No
  • Internal Memory 34 MB
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
  • RAM and ROM No

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - Ch@t 357 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Ch@t 357 Duos)
  • 3G Network No
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Optional Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type TFT, 256K colors
  • Display Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density)
  • Body Weight 95.5 g
  • Body Dimensions 111.9 x 60.4 x 11.5 mm
  • Colors White, Gray

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) No
  • Photo Editor No
  • Video Recording Quality Yes, QVGA@15fps
  • Audio Player Support MP3/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/H.264 player
  • Radio FM radio
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support No

Samsung Ch@t 357 Features

  • 2.4 inches TFT Display
  • 95.5 g Weight
  • 34 MB Internal Memory
  • microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels Primary Camera
  • 208 MHz Processor
  • FM radio
  • White and Gray Colors Available
  • SNS integration
  • MP3/eAAC+ player
  • MP4/H.264 player
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh
  • Stand by up to 400 Hours
  • Talk Time up to 11 Hours 40 minutes