Some time during the past decade, phones stopped being just phones and turned into all-purpose multimedia devices. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t buy models that are made mainly for calling and texting anymore just like in the good old days. Consider the Samsung Chrono 2. It’s a basic budget phone that comes in the clamshell form factor.
Although billed as a no-frills entry level handset, it does offer a few useful extras. It boasts a 1-megapixel camera with a bunch of special features which include night mode, multi-shot, white balance, and self-timer. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity and microSD card support. And it uses a 2.2-inch QVGA panel for its main screen which, when paired with its large alphanumeric keypad, makes messaging easy and straightforward.
The best thing about it is the fact that it’s sold at a very affordable price point. It may not be tough as nails, but if it ever breaks, it’ll be easy on the wallet to replace.
Need to Know: Samsung Chrono 2
1. Available at a very affordable price. (The Good)
2. Uses a large screen for its size. (The Good)
3. Camera performs poorly. (The Bad)
4. Only available in one color variant. (The Bad)
The Samsung Chrono 2's screen is 2.2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.
The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).
Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1000 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 1 day standby time, 300 minutes talk time.