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There was a time when you couldn’t play Angry Birds on your mobile phone.

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I have a new phone. And the Samsung GT-C3350 is almost perfect to replace my smartphone since I’ve got a tablet now. It’s waterproof, more and less shockproof, battery got an incredible lifetime (I think around three weeks), it uses a standard microUSB for charging and ergonomy is nice. Oh, and it’s cheap and it accepts a microSD card up to 16 Go (and can be used as an USB key).

I got back to dumbphones because smartphones are great tiny computers but awful phones. Maybe, when voice analyzers à la Siri will get better, you won’t have to use the wonky ergonomics of something that pretend to be tactile but really is visual, but for the moment, it doesn’t work for me. When I’m using something that’s essentialy an audio experience (like my phone or an mp3 player), I don’t want to use my eyes to pilot it. I need big keys that I can feel and use without looking at it.

But Samsung has to ruin it somewhat. And they were particulary vicious with this model : it doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack. It uses a microUSB headphone jack, and I really can’t undestand why. That way, you’re stuck with crappy Samsung handfree kit. 

I mostly use it for calling, sms and as mp3 player. As such, I would wholeheartly give it a 9/10. But since it doesn’t have a standard jack for headphones and handfree kit, I’ll give it only 3/10.