Reviews and Problems with Samsung S3650 / S3653 / Corby / Genio Touch
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Samsung Genio Touch Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
Conclusion: Aside from the eye-catching design, the Genio Touch is very middle-of-the-road. There are things about the handset we like, but we find ourselves constantly pointing out that they could be better, could be faster, could be easier to use. We'd like to see the same handset with access to an app store, a landscape Qwerty touchscreen keyboard and a few buttons rearranged, then we reckon Samsung could be on to a winner.
Summary: The Genio is a good looking phone with many of the features that anybody would want. If you’re looking for a true smartphone then the Genio is probably a bit to limited for you. If however, you’re a general consumer or care greatly about web surfing on the move then the Genio Touch is most likely well suited. Whatever the case, it’s hard to deny that overall the Genio is a good buy and at £100 (at time of review) is a bargain to boot.
Pros: Small form factor, multiple desktops Large screen in proportion to phone size Slim, Strong social media focus Full HTML web browser, Price
Cons: No front facing camera Camera limited to 2MP Screen resolution not as high as it could be No QWERTY keyboard layout
Conclusion: The in-call quality is slightly above average. We like the fact that the sound packs some punch and we were able to hear our callers even in noisy places, plus they didn’t seem to have any problems either. We were somewhat annoyed at the voice sharpness and the more or less surreal ring to them, but fortunately, they remained utterly intelligible.
Pros: Easily changeable overall look, Capacitive screen that is easy to use, High audio playback quality
Cons: Mediocre camera, Below par multimedia functionality, Lacks 3G and Wi-Fi
Summary: We were content with the S3650's reception quality, although it wasn't much different from other phones in this class. The ring tones volume was pretty average, and we even missed some calls when the phone was stuffed in a bag. The vibro alert was nothing to shout about either, as it hadn't changed at all, compared the S5600.
The Corby has what it takes to become a best seller, but its fate hinges entirely on how soon Samsung will send its price through the floor.
Summary: A curvy, thin, futuristic looking, entry-level touch screen phone. Samsung Genio Touch is functional, easy to use and a more simplified version of Samsung’s best selling phone the Tocco Lite. Lightweight and smaller than other touch screen phones, the Samsung Genio Touch is great if you want a touchscreen without the price, the weight or the bulkiness.
Excerpt: After Samsung’s success with the mid-range Tocco Lite, the company has taken a gamble with an entry-level version aimed at the younger generation of touchscreen aficionados. The Genio Touch packs a smaller screen and a more basic camera, so will it be popular enough to warrant being pulled out of backpacks country-wide? Let’s find out.