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First Look: Samsung Chrono 2

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First Look: Samsung Chrono 2

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Though its design and feature set are from another decade, the Samsung Chrono 2 succeeds at what a phone should do.

I'm Kent German senior managing editor here at CNET saying it give you -- first look at the Samsung -- -- Which are probably saying properties -- 20042005. And -- and transported back to the past. It's not true it's actually 2012 at this phone just looks really old but I promise you would use new. It is with US sailor and it's actually the second crohn's subsequently. Ritual colonel came out on April. -- this design looks really all of a blast from the past but you know what this design works and Samsung has used it for years and years I don't own a flip phone -- reviewed one and I came Italian like for 2010 maybe but. You know I once since I picked this -- it just brought back a -- but the feeling of salsa. You can open it with one hand flip closed -- -- clocking around of course to use -- nine detects it's not like -- a bicycle really had to remember how to use it. After using keyboard for so long punching out on campus words to make each of the -- is right. -- to take a -- a long time to get used to again but. You know -- have found that I'd just make calls well call quality is good and it does what a phone should do just course is not very exciting. Has said it is a very simple clip from the signing of the rounded corners on the and smooth lines the plastic casing the hinges sturdy -- -- too loose story to step. He can open it one hand. -- -- outside there's one point -- -- as a camera lens you can use the external displays self portrait you know. Also says the date time battery life on information you need. -- like the much rather -- be -- -- backlighting is off the external display disappears completely and you can push any of these buttons to -- to back up again to open the phone shut it. That's kind of -- -- wanna see the time you know -- and watch you have to. Fiddle with the phone quite a bit this is -- time. -- -- a textured cover on the back on the site as a camera shutter 3.5 millimeter headset Jack. Over here there's a volume rocker and game micro USB charger port inside there's the main display. Course not a great resolution not great graphics and -- employee away but you know -- really not supposed to an iPhone like those inside the user interface is easy to use -- just a grid of icons in the main menu on my lists as you get into the sub menus. -- keypad and navigation -- they are flat so you currently use an IPO there are a lot of space there's lot of space that a -- that navigation of -- cargo OK button at all. Two soft keys the talk and hierarchy -- and a clear button and and the -- the alphanumeric keypad. Iraqis have a little bit of a rubbery feel which is nice but then again -- -- -- have used to buy feels a little typical. But abrupt very easy to use some simple feature set is very very basic does have Bluetooth it does have voice dialing it does have USB mass storage. -- upon the basic tenant organizer options like. Calculator a calendar courses text and multimedia messaging. -- call quality is pretty decent I can hear people fine little distortion -- the voice some voices sound like at a higher pitched me actually do but. Not a big deal on the other end callers said that I and I had been -- close the phone especially the speakerphone -- -- -- be heard. -- -- -- -- background and wind noise but overall this phone does exactly what a phone should do. After that I did feel a little weird using this phone on the street -- -- -- a couple of people standing on us taking photos with it or second for some other reasons but. You need a phone just to make calls -- want to be keeping your glove compartment. You wanna keep for emergencies and you warnings that I've just only when you need to this phone definitely does the track. It is only 29 dollars if you buy it prepaid that is just on -- -- -- our contracts and of course this free with the contract. And this is the Samsung -- of two from US site.

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