Samsung Genio QWERTY review

The budget option for the BlackBerry lover

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Without 3G or higher spec power-hungry features like GPS or Wi-Fi to sap juice, the Samsung Genio QWERTY puts in a decent battery performance.

Samsung genio qwerty

Samsung reckons on its 800mAh power pack clocking up up to 7.5 hours of talktime or up to 390 hours on standby.

Samsung genio qwerty

In our tests, the handset doggedly kept going for 3-4 days between recharges with our normal phone usage. Extensive use of the music player or online services, though, could soon see you slim that performance down, however.


A regulation set of Samsung organiser functions are loaded onto the Genio QWERTY, including calendar, memo, tasks, world clock, calculator, converter and alarms.

Samsung genio qwerty

All are straightforward to use and intuitive, with a functional layout and operation. A voice recorder, stopwatch and timer are also included.


The Samsung Genio QWERTY is a quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 handset, and doesn't support 3G data connectivity, relying on GPRS/EDGE for online connectivity.

This limits its online speed for browsing and uploading or downloading content.

The handset supports stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, so you can use wireless stereo headsets and stream music to other Bluetooth devices such as wireless speakers.

While the phone supports USB connectivity via a MicroUSB port on the top of the phone, there's no USB cable included in-box (presumably for cost reasons).

Samsung genio qwerty

No software disc for PC syncing is included either, though you could download the relevant Samsung PC Studio software online.

As mentioned previously, the Genio QWERTY does support MicroSD cards up to 8GB. The slot is under the back cover and requires the battery to be removed for access.


The Genio QWERTY doesn't do too much extra fancy stuff. There are a trio of demo versions of games, which you can buy if you like them.

A typing training application is included, just in case you've bought a QWERTY keyboard-packing phone without knowing how to type.

Samsung genio qwerty

On the Orange version of the Genio QWERTY there's an Orange Widgets application that enables you to get online updates and headlines for sports, news, entertainment and weather, plus an online search facility.

The updates are effectively a series of RSS feed consolidated into one Widgets application, so nothing groundbreaking.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
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
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
Product NameB3210 Genio Qwerty Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B3210CWAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
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