Samsung C5212

Dual-SIM phones rather lead a shadowy existence in Germany. No wonder finally is the operators not keen that in addition to their own SIM card copy of a competitor is in any subsidized cell phone. And because the operators are still the most important distribution channel for mobile phones, the cell phone makers want to not forfeit is of course’s with large customers.

  1. Samsung C5212
  2. Data sheet

Now dares Samsung was the first major manufacturer from the cover and brings a cell phone on the German market, that governs the use of two SIM cards with the C5212 for 249 euro.

Inside of a well processed candy bar package, with lush 2.2 inch display; However, the resolution is only 176 x 220 pixels. The keyboard provides large pusher and acknowledges each keystroke with a unique feedback, in combination with the logical menu operation succeeds simply.

SIM-card election: No reboot necessary

But how well does the dual-SIM operation in everyday life? Legal practical! As you can before making the connection, if one has typed a phone number respectively before submitting one set SMS with the key side, about what SIM card done to. No restart must be so carried to the SIM card changes.

In addition, you can individually configure the situation profiles per SIM. So, about incoming calls to SIM 1 vibrate while ringing calls for the SIM 2 normal. You can also individually configure call forwarding, as well as Anrufund data locking for any SIM. The mobile depending on the respective SIM also missed calls or messages.

Disappointing facilities, but good in the laboratory

The facilities of the C5212 is slightly disappointing given the rather high price. So, the connectivity is limited to Bluetooth and EDGE. An FM radio and a simple music player provide entertainment. The 1.3 mega pixel camera is good only for snapshots.

A very good figure left the Samsung in the laboratory. In particular the talk time of up to ten hours is an announcement. The standby time of about 13 days is not great, but solid. This is true also for the reception, a “satisfactory” in both networks reach.

Positively stands out the good clear sound during a telephone conversation. In sum, the C5212 is a phone for specialists who absolutely want to fiddle around with two SIM cards. For everyone else, there are better alternatives to the requested price.

Samsung C5212

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €249.00
Rating 331.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 54
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 35 x 44
Resolution (pixels) 176 x 220
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) /
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / proprietary
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 200 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 3 / 7 / 3
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 1.3
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / /
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 176 x 144 / 15
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / / K.a..
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 5 /. /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner / /
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) 0.09 / 0.621
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 15
typical endurance (hours) 6:35 am
Talk time D-network 9:21 am
Talk time E network 10:53
Talk time UMTS network 0:00
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 99
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 113 x 49 x 15
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (84)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 59
Endurance standby (35) 25
Facilities (max. 175) sufficient (96)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 12
Connectivity (20) 8
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 8
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 6
Camera (15) 6
Music and video (15) 15
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 0
Handling (max. 125) well (98)
Manageability (40) 34
User interface (60) 45
Processing quality (20) 15
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) sufficient (53)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 22
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 15
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (331)
tested in connect 07/09