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Samsung C3530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Samsung C3530. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The size and battery are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the sound. There are some critical views about the GPS navigation and reception.

usability, battery, size, design, price

performance, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung C3530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung C3530 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung C3530 Handy (ohne Branding, 5,6 cm (2,2 Zoll) Display, 3 Megapixel Kamera, MP3-Player) chrom-silberSamsung C3530 Handy (ohne Branding, 5,6 cm (2,2 Zoll) Display, 3 Megapixel Kamera, MP3-Player) chrom-silber

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung C3530 Review


Smartphones and big screen sizes are all the rage nowadays and even though they offer great functionality, there is still the casual user, who does not need the big screen and just wants to make a call or send a text. The Samsung C3530 is a traditional...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

Samsung Metro C3530


Samsung Metro C3530 Basic Phone was launched in November 2010, comes with a 2.2-inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 240 X 320 pixels at a pixel density of 182 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Grant (

Samsung C3530


The phone is small, light and easy to use.

The only downside I can see, is that the key pad does seem to get locked out quickly if not in use, however a minor point.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (

Samsung C3530


slim ; excellent battery life ; includes MP3 and radio


Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: joan (

Samsung C3530




Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: andrew (

Samsung C3530


Battery lasts for more than a week in standby !!! Good solid feel. Really well built. Parial metal case.


Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Nigel (

Samsung C3530


Long battery life Easy to get round Great performance

Metal case is stylish, but easily slips out of the hand

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Deena (

Samsung C3530


looks stylish

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: george (

Samsung C3530


Long battery life ideal phone with just the right ammount of immicks


Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Harry (

Samsung C3530


Good fot th price!!

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Call timer: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:2 / 3
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Custom modes


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.92

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No


Display diagonal:5.59
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N / No


Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:50
Maximum memory card size:16


Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


Data network:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Browser supported:Access NF 3.5
Networking type:GPRS/EDGE
Operating Frequency:900,1800,850,1900
Playable formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MIDI
Playback formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MIDI
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Battery Capacity:960
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):550 / 640
Talk time (2G):13 / 14.5

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver


Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:H.263, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.2
Weight:90 / 91.4
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