Samsung Corby II Phone Quick Review

September 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I have a Samsung Corby II phone now! Yes it’s in pink πŸ™‚

It was just a quick decision. Last month I saw this phone for Rm299 only (normal is RM399) and I’ve been wanting a new second phone because 1) I don’t want to mix personal numbers with business numbers and 2) I need a backup phone because my Blackberry’s battery drains real fast.

So I’ve been looking for a really cheap phone just for backup and business calls.. and it just so happen that this corby is cheap enough and has TOUCH SCREEN. I love touch screen. I have small fingers, so I like touch screen.

It has 3 colors available – pink, white and yellow (orange not available at the store I bought in).

The features are pretty basic but it does have integrated social networking apps – myspace, facebook and twitter.. also has gmail app but they’re all very basic and nothing fancy. What I don’t like about it is it only has gprs and EDGE connection and no HSDPA compared to Samsung Galaxy Mini which is an android phone. Cost RM499 but I wasn’t looking for expensive phone. I need the cheapest possible.

Touch screen is okay and responsive although it has no qwerty keyboard which I hate.. I’m used to qwerty keyboard that now it slows me down to message on this phone.. it does however have ‘bahasa melayu’ dictionary so at least it’s a bit easier. It also took me a while to figure out how to change ringtone. The volume isn’t that loud either compared to Galaxy mini..

It only has 2MP camera which is alright but not good enough compared to today’s standard with HD quality photos in phones.

However, if you’re looking for a light, thin, funky, enhanced basic phone.. corby II is good πŸ™‚ Now I have a separate phone number for other than personal calls so I’m happy.