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Samsung Genio QWERTY review

The budget option for the BlackBerry lover

The lack of high-speed 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity hampers the web browsing capabilities of the Samsung Genio QWERTY.

The phone sports a familiar sort of lower range Samsung Access NetFront 3.5 browser.

Samsung genio qwerty

This works adequately at negotiating mobile optimised sites, including BBC News and network operator portals, where speed isn't a huge issue.

Samsung genio qwerty bbc browser

It does trundle along slowly when downloading other full webpages, such as TechRadar, and it doesn't support Flash.

We also got 'insufficient memory' messages when downloading some webpages. It isn't ideally suited if you're after an enjoyable browsing experience – the screen also lacks the resolution of standard issue mobiles so visually isn't that attractive.

In addition, with an average mobile menu based user interface for selecting options, it's a less than slick browser.

Samsung genio qwerty techradar browser

There is the facility to use online social networking services on the SamsungGenio QWERTY, with links to Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, Friendster and Photobucket.

The Orange-optimised model we reviewed provides a selection of services via its Orange World mobile phone-optimised portal. They do work adequately, but some may prefer a slicker online experience.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported8 GB
Built-in Memory41 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourYellow
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time7.50 Hour
Product ModelB3210 Genio Qwerty
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution220 x 176
Weight (Approximate)94 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height110 mm
Width59 mm
Depth12.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time390 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameB3210 Genio Qwerty Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B3210CWAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The colorful and convenient Samsung Genio Qwerty keeps you in-touch and in-style. Totally friend-friendly, it keeps you and your social circle connected 24 / 7 so you never miss a thing. You can send SMS texts, instant messages and emails, as well as tweet your latest thoughts. The full QWERTY keyboard makes it quick and easy. But even when you're not typing any words, this eye-catching mobile makes a statement.

Package Contents
  • B3210 Genio Qwerty Cellular Phone
  • Battery
  • Travel Adapter (Charger)
  • User Manual