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Samsung Chrono 2 review

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The Samsung Chrono 2 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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)


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Cnet

The Samsung Chrono 2 is exceedingly easy to use, its call quality is admirable, and you get the bonus of voice dialing. The Chrono 2 has a flat keypad and you can't change the backlighting time of the external display, and it can't shoot video. Though its design and feature set are from another deca...

- Kent German, Cnet


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Samsung released the Chrono 2 on June 5, 2012.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Chrono 2 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Chrono 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.2"

The Samsung Chrono 2's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1 days standby time.

Chrono 2 Specs

Overview
Release date June 5, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.57 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 1 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.8 x 9.6 x 1.9 cm (1.9 x 3.8 x 0.7 in)
Weight 4 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD, 1.3 inches
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Contour 2, SCH-R270

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Cnet

The Samsung Chrono 2 succeeds at what a phone should do

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The Samsung Chrono 2 is exceedingly easy to use, its call quality is admirable, and you get the bonus of voice dialing. The Chrono 2 has a flat keypad and you can't change the backlighting time of the external display, and it can't shoot video. Though its design and feature set are from another d...More

The Samsung Chrono 2 is exceedingly easy to use, its call quality is admirable, and you get the bonus of voice dialing. The Chrono 2 has a flat keypad and you can't change the backlighting time of the external display, and it can't shoot video. 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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