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Judging by the name alone, the Samsung Chrono may evoke the passage of time. Instead, its typical flip design with the same old QVGA main screen resolution and old-timey VGA camera specification makes us feel like the phone design is in fact frozen in time, with the exception of the more modern Micro-USB charging port, that is.
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The Chrono is actually pretty nice to gaze upon, with a steel blueish, grayish lacquer, and a sharp top to serve as foil to the otherwise smooth lines.
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Samsung flip phones often share a sturdy hinge up top. Other than the external speaker, the back is bare of elements.
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The Chrono's volume rocker is surprisingly short, but we had no problem adjusting the sound.
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Large, responsive buttons and full separation between the keys make the Chrono's dial pad comfortable for texting and dialing.
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Overall, the Chrono's size, light weight, and smooth contours make it easy to carry around.
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