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Samsung Rex 90 Review

Samsung Rex 90

Price     Rs. 5,700

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Not quite a T-Rex Samsung’s feature phone salvo

Written by Heena Gupta
Added on February 18, 2013

After claiming supremacy in the smartphone market, Samsung has targeted the feature phone section of the market with its Rex series. But how well will it perform against the likes of Nokia’s Asha device? We spent some time with the Samsung Rex 90 to find out.

Samsung Rex 90 S5292Pros

PROS

  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • Big display
Samsung Rex 90 S5292Cons

CONS

  • Slow processor
  • Low resolution screen
Looks: Same as earlier

Samsung Rex 90 reminds us of earlier Samsung phones. It looks simple yet trendy. It has a plastic body and is covered by a silver band on all sides. The phone comes with a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive display, with an on/off button on the right side and the volume buttons on the left. The charging slot is at the bottom, while the 3.5mm audio jack is right on top of the phone. There is one hard button on the front for home accompanied by two soft keys for Options and Return. The back contains the 3.2-megapixel camera and the speaker.

Hardware: Not that great

Being a feature phone the Rex 90 is powered by a 312 MHz xMM2230 chip – not the fastest. The device has 20MB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD card and also comes with dual SIM functionality. On the connectivity front, the phone offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and depends on a 1,000 mAh battery to keep ticking.

Software: Simple

This Samsung feature phone runs on a Java based operating system with Samsung Touchwiz UI. The user interface is simple, with five customisable homescreens, and fixed shortcuts for keypad, contacts, messages and menu on the main screen. There is also a notification drop down bar, for the latest mail and social network updates. The phone comes with pre-installed apps as well like Facebook, Opera Mini and Samsung ChatOn messenger.

Multimedia: Decent sound quality

The Rex 90 has a 3.2-megapixel camera with no flash. The camera is nothing to rave about, with photo quality not being particularly good especially in low light conditions. That said, the camera does come with some special effects and the pixel count can be tweaked. The sound quality of the device was good, both on call and while listening to music. The FM reception was also decent and there was no breakage in the signals. The phone supports most popular audio formats and also MPEG and 3GP video formats. There are also some games on board from the manufacturer and there is Samsung App Store in case you want more.

User experience: Mixed bag

The Rex 90 has its high and low points. The touch experience is not the greatest and we were not too impressed by the camera as well as occasional lags while using the device. However, Internet browsing was good and the battery backup sufficient to see us through more than a day of usage.

 

Samsung Rex 90 Review Rating

At Rs 5,700 we would say that the Samsung Rex 90 is priced on the high side. Those looking for alternatives can go for the Nokia 308 which also has dual SIM support, a capacitive touchscreen display and comes for Rs. 5,200.

Looks
7
Features
7
Ease of Use
8
Performance
8
Value for Money
7
74 %
 

READ TECH SPECS

Dimension (mm)
113 x 61.9 x 11.9 mm
Weight (gms.)
NA g
Talktime/ Standby
NA
Screen Size/ Colors
3.5
Inbuilt Memory
10 MB
Expandable Memory
up to 32 GB
Bluetooth / Wi-Fi
/   
Camera / Flash
3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels  /  
Video
Phonebook Capacity
Yes
Frequency/ Dual SIM
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / Yes
Music Player/ FM
/   
GPRS/ EDGE / 3G
/   
/   
Operating System
Genric
Form Factor
Bar
Touch Screen/ Qwerty
/   
Burn Test Rating
74%

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