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Samsung Genio Review: Fresh And Funky Handset For The Budget Market!


It seems like only yesterday that the yoof-friendly Samsung Genio was unveiled to a baying crowd of The Saturdays fans in trendy North London…that’s probably because it was.

Nonetheless, GSMArena were quick off the mark to review the bright and bashy mobile phone, and came away impressed with the customised cartoon user interface, head-turning design and changeable Fashion Jackets which enable the Genio to act as the ultimate fashion accessory!

With a 2.8″ capacitive display, the S3650 Genio (dubbed the Corby elsewhere on the planet) proved responsive and fun to use, whilst the Facebook, MySpace and Twitter integration cement the handset as ideal for the connected generation. Inheriting many of the appealing traits of the Samsung Jet including one-finger zoom and the TouchWiz interface, it certainly

Direct uploads to YouTube and Flickr see the genial Genio stray into smart phone waters, whilst the 2 megapixel camera, FM radio, Bluetooth and music recognition make it a phone which kids won’t be embarrassed to bring out on the bus.

Downsides? Well, they understand that the Genio is a budget blower, but the lack of 3G and Wi-Fi on such a web-savvy mobile makes surfing and status updates pretty slow.

Also the lack of a virtual keyboard (it remains as 12 numerical buttons, rather than a QWERTY), no flash on the camera and absent accelerometer might bother the technophiles of GSMArena, but kids will be too busy happy slapping or texting each other to notice…

Given the pocket-friendly price of the Samsung Genio, the balance of specs and fashion seems to tick all the boxes for mobile phone fans and mini-fashionistas alike.

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Ernest Doku