Samsung S7330 review
|Review: March 2009|
Last updated April 2010
In a nutshell: The S7330 is a budget version of the Samsung Soul and is exclusive to the 3 network.
The Samsung S7330 is basically a cut-down version of the Samsung Soul. The Soul is a great phone, so this is no bad thing.
The S7330 looks very much like the Soul, and is almost exactly the same size. The brushed stainless steel finish looks fantastic. It shares the high quality 16 million colour screen of the Soul, and uses the same touch navigation panel in addition to the numeric keypad that slides down. The phone includes a digital music player, a camera with autofocus and a flash, 3G video calling and an FM radio.
Economies have been made in the S7330 when compared with the Soul. The first thing to notice is that the camera has been reduced from 5 to 3 megapixels. The internal memory has been reduced from 100 MB to 30MB, but the S7330 can still accept microSD memory cards up to 8GB. HSDPA is present, but it supports a maximum download speed of 3.6 Mbps compared with the 7.2 Mbps of the Soul.
Read our Samsung Soul review to find out more. We've summarised above what's missing from the S7330. It's a trade-off of features against price, and the S7330 does include most of what made the Soul a success. Certainly when you compare the S7330 against other similarly-priced phones, it holds its own. A likeable phone, available in a choice of Black or Pink and exclusive to the 3 network.
Samsung S7330 features include:
- 3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, autofocus and LED flash
- Video camera (MPEG4 / 3GPP) / 3G video calling
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 320 x 240 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+ formats, OMA, WM digital rights management)
- FM radio
- Bang & Olufsen power amp
- Ringtones: MP3 ringtones / 72-voice polyphonic tones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Voice memo & voice mail
- Java games
- Document viewer
- Offline mode
- WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, 3.5G (HSDPA 3.6 Mbps), web browser
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 2.0
- Memory: 30 Mbytes plus MicroSD memory card slot (up to 8GB supported)
- Personal organiser functions
- Triband GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) plus 3G
- Size: 105 x 50 x 13.7 mm
- Weight: 110g
- Talktime: 5 hours
- Battery standby: 400 hours
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Samsung S7330 user reviews
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Average rating from 17 reviews:
Reviewed by steve from usa on 19th Jun 2010
good fone wid outstanding battery life
Reviewed by pezmo from england on 15th Apr 2010
had the phone a good six months and its great everything works great txt easy good sound when talking and you can put your own message and ringtones on it like any uder phone havent had any problems with it at all and i like to txt and talk i have to laugh when people blame the phone as they say a bad workman always blames is tools
Reviewed by abdul from UK on 13th Apr 2010
very nice phone
Reviewed by tim from london on 21st Mar 2010
best fone ever!!!!!!! and didnt know how to putgames on but then checked internet and now i have a dozen games
Reviewed by Rachel from Wales on 6th Feb 2010
I have had this phone for nearly a year and soon to upgrade. This is by far the best phone i've had in a long time and plan to get another samsung. I have been over joyed with this phone and would tell anyone to get it..i am very critical about phones since my last one was rubbish..i have never had a problem, go for it and get this phone! : )
Reviewed by Daisy from UK on 23rd Jan 2010
This phone is the best phone I've ever had!!!! It is much better than my lg ks360. The camera is really good there is a wide range of themes to choose from!!!! And if u want a phone with games just get an iphone. the games aren't important. This phone is outstanding!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
Reviewed by Roy from UK on 22nd Jan 2010
The most user UNfriendly phone I have ever used. Still can't work out how to change the message tone. If you like scrolling through meaningless features for hours on end then this phone is for you. The User's Guide is hopeless. Look elsewhere.
Reviewed by george from uk on 11th Nov 2009
everything is brilliant about it but just need games
Reviewed by Fadumziie from UK on 3rd Oct 2009
I've had this phone for time now and Ive got NO problems with it! Apart from the memory but then i bought a memory card and the phone is amazing
Reviewed by Tess from UK on 13th Jul 2009
This has got to be the worst phone I've ever had! Previously having been faithful to Nokia in the past, my subsequent betrayal to Samsung has been justly rewarded with this heap of awfulness. Avoid like the plague!
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 1st Jul 2009
I've had this phone for about 3 weeks now, and have had nothing but joy. I love the touch pad and find all of its functions easy to use. Mine came without games, which is a downer, but that can be easily fixed. All round good phone. I would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by makenzi from united kingdom on 24th
phone got rekd up within 2 weeks of purchase
Reviewed by vince from england on 22nd Jun 2009
just got the samsung s7330 and i love it controls are easy to use and i had navigated my way round the phone within a few hours
Reviewed by james from west middlans on 21st Jun
i love this phone it is one of the best phones i have ever had iv had some pretty good phones in my life but this is the best one of all.
Reviewed by Danielle from London on 5th Apr 2009
its very stylish and funky i think everything on it is fantastic just abit tricky wen youve first got it but most phones are like that until you get used to them, i love all of it and one thing i found really good was you make your own thmes and change the colour of the keypad and when dialing you can change the theme very good i definatly think its a must buy =]
Reviewed by Felice from Vietnam on 2nd Apr 2009
After getting tired of my 2 iPhones - the first gen and the 3G, I switched to Samsung Tocco. I wasn't happy about it, so I changed it to LG Cookie which after 1 day of using, the LCD screen was frozen. I had to return it and replaced it with Samsung S7330. Since then I enjoy using this phone with the combination of slide, keypad and touch screen on the lower part. The design is so handsome and looks elegant too. I can compare it with the Nokia 8800. The music, using the Samsung earphone, is amazing; I can hear all the instruments in the song I've never heard when I was using my iPhone. I cannot claim that this is the best phone in the world ever, but in my opinion, this is a very satisfying phone and I'm so happy about it. For that, I'll give it a 5 star.
Reviewed by louise from england on 25th Mar 2009
its a nice phone to look at, and i really like the touch pad. however, it is too basic. anyone who likes to be able to do alot with their phone shouldnt get this one! i mean, it doesnt even have games! its good if you would like a basic phone, but if u want one that does alot more this isnt the phone for yoou