I have been carrying two phones for a while now… my trusted and favourite Motorola Razr and a borrowed nokia… Thanks to some mess up with the charger my Razr stopped working and i was left with one dead phone. It was about time i invested in a new phone… a little research convinced me that a Dual sim phone was a better option. There are not many companies which dish out dual sim phones. Surprisingly nokia has none! Samsung, Intex, Spice and Onida were the only options with price ranging from

Finally i settled for Samsung C5212. The phone looks smart and has better built quality compared to others… It was easy to set it up… put the 2 sims and it asks you which is going to be the default one. Its easy to change the order whenever you want at the touch of a key… thing i liked was it rebooted itself whenever that was done…

You can have different ringtones for both your numbers… it’s a really useful feature. If you’re worried about not knowing whether a call is for business or social reasons, it’s better to have an alert system in place. Once this is set up, and it’s easy enough to research how for other phone models if you’re got an O2 uk Mobile Broadband online connection handy to check it out
… and its easy to browse through the call log or messages and know for which number the call/message was for…

It comes with Samsung PC Studio which is like any other desktop phone app. Some of the things you can do are

  • Importing contacts from other phone
  • Managing SMS/MMS
  • Transferring music/files
  • Organiser (Scheduler, Todo, Memos)

I had a tough time importing contacts from my Nokia backup files (.nbu). The scheduler was excellent. was able to fill in some 70 odd entries in a couple of minutes…

The tool box is like a bookmark for all the functionality of the app… Found 3 interesting apps

  • Video Convertor (supported formats *.3GP, *.MP4, *.SKM, *.K3G, *.MPEG, *.MPG, *.ASF, *.AVI, *.WMV, *.DIVX)
  • Disk Ripper
  • Disk Burner

I found the keys a lil hard to type. Getting used to the nuances of the phone was not difficult.

It comes with 2 free games [Canon ball and Freekick], Has an image editor which i thought was a good feature. Voice recorder which can record upto 60minutes or as much as your memory card can support!

Another interesting feature is the Mobile Prayer. You can set what day/time you want the prayer to play… Currently it supports

  • Hindu Prarthna
  • Christian Prayer
  • Islamic Salat
  • Sikh Gurbani

The phone comes with a Charger/Data cable/Headset. Hate the fact that it doesnt have the usb charger. Will have to carry this charger everywhere i go.

I havnt bothered with checking the music player. The bluetooth worked fine. The 1.3 mp camera has tons of option to play araound with…

I paid Rs 6990. Too early to give a verdict. If you are using one and have something to add do leave a comment…

Cheers!