Samsung 5212i promises us with much better features and capabilities than the other competitors at the low price range. Samsung 5212i is a Dual-SIM cell phone that enables users to embed 2 SIM cards in one cell phone.
Between Samsung 5212i and Samsung D780
By looking at the whole design of this phone, Samsung 5212i kind of reminds me with the other Samsung model, Samsung D780, which is also a Dual-SIM cell phone. They even look very similar when you see them in dark gray case cover. However, based on the whole feature and specification, I’ve got to say that Samsung D780 has some better specs than Samsung 5212i.
For instance, the screen resolution of Samsung D780 (240x320 pixels) is definitely higher than Samsung 5212i (176x220 pixels). Luckily, Samsung 5212i has the same 256K color display and pretty bigger screen size (2.2 inches), while Samsung D780 only has 2.1 inch screen.
The other element that makes them look different is the rounded shape of the phone body. If on the Samsung D780, the entire body looks square, then Samsung 5212i has been designed in rounded shape on every corner. But overall, they both look identical one to another. Not to mention, on the D-Pad of these 2 phones, there is the word “OK” on the center position of D-Pad.
On the left side, there are volume buttons on upper position, while the USB charging port can be found on the lower position of the left side. On the right side, there are a dedicated camera button and one other quick launch button on upper position of the right side. And on the back cover, the 1.3MP camera is placed on upper left position, without the support of LED flash.
Inside the battery cover, you are given with 3 dedicated slots, 2 for the Dual-SIM cards, while the other one is for the microSD card.
With the Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery, the battery life of this phone is guaranteed good, since this phone only operates in Java MIDP 2.0 platform. Well that’s because most of Java-based cell phones out there usually don’t consume a lot of energy when being used in heave usage.
Interface and Functionality
The user interface of this phone looks pretty much the same with other Java-based phones from this vendor, where 2 Dual-SIM signal bars can be found on the top left of the screen, while the battery level is placed on the right top position.
Besides the Dual-SIM technology, this phone comes with some basic features of standard Java cell phones, such as: Bluetooth, USB, 1.3MP camera, 60MB internal storage, up to 8GB microSD support, FM recording, Java MIDP 2.0 and many other cool things.
Bottom line, if you’re currently looking for an affordable and simple cell phone at the low price, instead of getting Samsung 5212i, I think you must switch your target to the other model, Samsung D780. The reason is simple. Samsung D780 has much better specs than Samsung 5212i.
For instances, Samsung D780 has higher camera capability (2MP) and this phone also has much higher screen resolution than Samsung 5212i. However, Samsung D780 only has 32MB internal storage with up to 2GB microSD upgrade, while Samsung 5212i has much bigger 60MB internal memory with up to 8GB microSD support.
And if you’re still confused with those 2 options, I have other alternative that I think is far better than Samsung 5212i or Samsung D780. And I’m talking about Sony Ericsson W810i, which is a Walkman series. This phone has a really great sound quality, the most advanced Java platform, 2MP camera, the LED flash and many more.
- 2G Network
- TFT, 256K colors
- 176 x 220 pixels
- 2.2 inches
- 60 MB Internal storage
- microSD up to 8 GB
- 1.3 MP Camera
- Stereo FM radio
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Dual SIM