Samsung Guru E2152 vs Nokia C1, C2 dual-SIM phones17 Sep 2010
Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone was launched yesterday, for budget-conscious customers, after Wyncomm launched Y-23 inexpensive dual-SIM phone. But how does the Guru E2152 compare to Nokia's C1-00, C2-00 dual-SIM phones launched recently?
Size: The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-sim phone is the largest of the three -- weighing 80.4 gm, to the Nokia C2-00's 74 gm and Nokia C1-00's 72.9 gm. But, the Samsung Guru E2125 dual-SIM phone is slimmest of the lot, measuring 13.5mm thin to the Nokia C2-00's 14.7mm and Nokia C1-00's 15mm thickness, respectively.
Screen Display: The Samsung Guru E2152 beats the two Nokia C1-00, C2-00 dual-SIM phones by including a 2-inch screen with 256K colors -- both the Nokia dual-SIM phones manage just 1.8-inch screen with 65K colors. However, all three dual-SIM phones -- including the Samsung Guru E2152 -- have screen with 128x160 pixel resolution.
Connectivity: Although none of the dual-SIM phones include 3G and WLAN (Wi-Fi) support, the Samsung Guru 2152 dual-SIM phone has better connectivity features than the Nokia C1-00 and Nokia C2-00 dual-SIM phones. The Samsung Guru 2152 dual-SIM phone supports GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP connectivity. The Nokia C2-00 manages GPRS and Bluetooth 2.0 support, while the Nokia C1-00 dual-SIM phone offers no support to either GPRS, EDGE or Bluetooth connectivity. All three phones operate in the GSM 900/1800 for both the SIM.
Storage: Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone is outclassed in the storage department by the Nokia C2-00: both the phones come with a microSD slot, but the Samsung Guru E2152 manages up to 2GB of data, whereas the Nokia C2-00 supports up to 32GB of storage. The Nokia C1-00 doesn't come with a microSD slot for additional storage.
Camera: The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone comes with a VGA camera (640x480 pixel) that can shoot videos at 15 fps. The Nokia C1-00 doesn't come with a camera, whereas the Nokia C2-00 dual-SIM phone's camera is similar to the Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone.
Other Features: None of the phones come with GPS support. The Samsung E2152 dual-SIM phone has onboard microUSB slot -- so does the Nokia C2-00. The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone and Nokia C2-00 offer MMS, Email, IM support and come with a WAP 2.0 browser. The Nokia C1-00 doesn't offer these features, however. Where the Nokia C1-00 only offers FM Radio, the Samsung Guru E2152 and Nokia C2-00 dual-SIM phones offer FM recording facilities as well. The Nokia C1-00 doesn't have dual-SIM standby, whereas the Samsung Guru E2152 and Nokia C2-00 have.
The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone and Nokia C2-00 have JAVA browsing support. The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone also additionally offers Facebook, Twitter social networking support -- the only phone off the three. However, only the Nokia C1-00 and Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone have an embedded flashlight at the top of the phone -- a feature the Nokia C2-00 lacks.
Battery: The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone claims 11 hours of talktime, the Nokia C2-00 up to 4 hours, and the Nokia C1-00 promises up to 13 hours of talktime, respectively. All three phones come equipped with a Li-Ion battery.
Price: The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone is the costliest of the lot, selling at a price of Rs. 3,500, whereas the Nokia C2-00 is priced at Rs. 2,500, and the Nokia C1-00 the most inexpensive of all at Rs. 1,999.
What we think: The Samsung Guru E2152 dual-SIM phone is without a doubt the best phone compared to the Nokia C1-00 and Nokia C2-00 dual-SIM phones, with respect to social networking, features, screen size, camera, and connectivity options. Depending on your budget -- which is the defining factor in a budget-conscious phone buying decision -- you have to decide which phone matches your needs.
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