Samsung Chrono review: It makes calls!

Call quality is nothing to sniff at, especially since it's not something every phone does well. The Chrono is one flip phone exception, at the right price.

Samsung Chrono
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The Samsung Chrono may not stray much from the well-worn path tread by Samsung's flip phones before it, but we will say one thing: the phone can make calls.

Large dial pad buttons keep it simple, and a call quality so unclouded we had to ask several times to make sure our callers were still on the line is a rarity among most cell phones, period, no matter how many rabbits their software pulls out of a hat.

Of course, we wouldn't say no to a few more software tricks and to updated specs in general, but for its killer price (a penny if you get it on contract and $20 if you don't), the Chrono is good value for money if you're looking for an entry-level phone.

Check out the video and full review of the Samsung Chrono.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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