Samsung Corby TXT

But don’t be fooled: behind the Smartphone look of the Samsung Corby TXT is a normal phone that offers the flexibility of an open operating system nor can be upgraded with expensive additional software only Java applications can run the Samsung Corby TXT.

  1. Samsung Corby TXT
  2. Data sheet

For this, the operation is easy; even in deeper levels of the menu, you can lose little track. After the first turn leads the mobile phone through a small introduction of directly the main adjustments are made. While it responds to input fast and ran into the test absolutely stable. The QWERTY keyboard, which offers, not every Smartphone, makes it easier for all those to life, which restrict mobile communication not only on the phone.

Large handle, small window

The keyboard is initially somewhat sidelined, the pushers are clearly curved, sufficiently large labelled and secure with some concentration to use. Just little things bother: for umlauts, two buttons must be pressed at the same time, and to capitalize the first and only the first letter of a Word, the SHIFT key must be pressed the test device three times.

Also the navigation button has been rather small, in the test, the finger ended up occasionally on the buttons next to it. The display is also not a highlight: the display consists of only 220 x 176 pixels and is thus quite coarse. Trappings is properly processed plastic housing out of shiny, really high quality it doesn’t feel however.

Go for this price class appearance and processing in order, however, there are devices with better display and better equipment for the almost 200 euros at the competition.

Messages in all shapes and colors

What can you type with the keyboard other than SMS? Of course MMS: the simple 2-mega pixel camera spits out snapshots that make so together with the comments of the people. And naturally, the mobile offers also an E-Mail client that can handle multiple email accounts.

On top of that, you can send texts via the Internet on the journey: In the News menu the Messenger fring mobile can be found to do so. This little Java application is designed to provide a central point of access to multiple messaging services, assisted in our test device only Google talk but out of fring. For access to social networks, the menu point “Communities” where mainly links to the mobile sites of MySpace, Flickr or Picasa are deposited can be found under “Applications”. Facebook has installed a small Java application that cuts off but longer status messages.

Social networking works, but requires patience. Because the Samsung Corby TXT not via wireless LAN or via UMTS, but only with EDGE on the Internet. Anyway, surfing sessions with access browser due to the coarse screen make no great fun. With the Samsung Corby TXT you can send messages directly to other Bluetooth phones in the area. They arrived in fact in the test on a S60 Smartphone – albeit in heavily human-readable form. Really fun the Newsfeed, if the recipient also uses a Samsung Corby TXT.

What else is? The slot for MicroSD cards, as well as a 3.5 mm jack ensure that the music player can be used meaningfully. in the test, he got along with all popular audio formats. The FM radio offers a recording as a real delicacy. Also the title detection works directly on the radio. It shows Samsung stingy at the games and has installed only five demo versions.

Weak stamina, good sound

Even when the battery has been saved: the small electricity storage offers with only 800 mAh no large reserves. The pure talk time is around seven hours neatly with, but who has the Samsung Corby TXT in continuous use, must look for good four and a half hours of a socket. The transmission and reception quality is the sound on the phone on average, very well.

Samsung Corby TXT B3210

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €0.00
Rating 304.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 36
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
Headset / data cable /
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
Width x height (mm) 43 x 35
Resolution (pixels) 220 x 176
Number of colors / type 65536 / TFT
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) /
Wi-Fi standard
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / 3.5 mm jack on the housing
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 0 / 5 / 1
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
Web browser / WAP /
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 1.9
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / /
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 176 x 144 / 15
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 0 /. /
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner /
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.1 / 0,631
Stand by time (days) 16
typical endurance (hours) 4:39
Talk time D-network 6:42 am
Talk time E network 7:31 am
Talk time UMTS network 0:00
Weight (grams) 96
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 111 x 60 x 14
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (68)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 41
Endurance standby (35) 27
Facilities (max. 175) sufficient (92)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 1
Display (25) 12
Connectivity (20) 11
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 10
PIM (15) 10
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 6
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 0
Navigation (10) 0
Handling (max. 125) satisfactory (86)
Manageability (40) 32
User interface (60) 40
Processing quality (20) 10
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) satisfactory (58)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 25
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 16.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) sufficient (304)
tested in connect 05/10