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Samsung Chrono 2 (pictures)

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

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Kent German
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Hello 2004? The Samsung Chrono has an exceedingly simple retro design.
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The color external display is just 1.3 inches, but it shows all the information you need.
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When the backlighting is off, though, the display disappears. Just above is the lens for the 1.3-megapixel camera.
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The flat navigation array and keypad are spacious, but you can't dial by feel.
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Over on the Chrono 2's left side you'll find a volume rocker and a Micro-USB charger port.
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And on the right side are a camera shutter button and 3.5mm headset jack.
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I liked the textured battery cover. The Chrono 2's skin is plastic, but the hinge is sturdy.

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