Expert Review of Samsung Guru 1207
With a succession of launches in the entry-level market, Samsung has just warned other manufacturers of the forthcoming danger. Expanding their reign in all directions, Samsung is producing one of the finest delicacies of the lot. The demand of these low cost phones are increasing day by day, and Samsung wishes to fulfill the need of everyone out there, leaving no potholes unfilled. There has been a sudden rise in the sales of Samsung, and the supreme mobile manufacturers wishes to maintain the same. Within a very short span of time, Samsung launched quite a few entry-level phones and the recent one in this series is the Samsung Guru 1207. It is a very basic phone offering no extravagant features but it is one of the cheapest dual SIM phone in the market. It even supports the Samsung smart dual SIM management feature for easy functioning of both the SIM cards. Samsung Guru 1207 is totally different from other high profile phones and it is adequately designed and loaded with subtle features. Placed at a very low price range, Samsung Guru 1207 faces a stiff fight with other low budget phones from Lava, Micromax etc. but with Samsung’s quality and brand name, it can stand out in the crowd. Loaded with a few very basic features, Samsung Guru 1207 can become popular within a short span of time.
User Interface and UI functionality
The most important thing that you need to know about the phone is that it is a dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) phone. Loaded with Samsung smart dual-SIM function, you can easily manage switching among the SIMs. Samsung Guru 1207 is fitted with a 1.5-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 128 X 128 pixels and a pixel density of 119 pixels per inch. Samsung Guru 1207 has overall dimensions of 108mm X 45mm X 13.5mm. The phone weighs just 65 grams and fits easily in the pocket. Considering its lightweight, it is definitely easy to carry anywhere. The alphanumeric keypad is responsive and the all-plastic body is durable enough. The user interface is very easy to use and is not at all complicated. You will find large bright icons as soon as you press the menu button, and everything you require is just there. Samsung Guru 1207 has a very lucid design and user-friendly interface. Samsung has put in a lot of effort and it definitely shows.
Samsung Guru 1207, though not too much on the multimedia side, offers a few features that you might fine attractive. The phone has no music player to play songs. It just supports the MP3 ringtones and the loud speaker is loud enough. There is no multimedia galley to view pictures nor is any video player to play videos. But the phone is fitted with an FM radio to listen to music. It is just not the phone if you are looking for something on the multimedia side but considering its price tag, it can be a good option. Although the lack of music player and gallery might hurt you a bit.
Pictures and Video quality
One of the major disappointments of the phone comes here. Samsung Guru 1207 does not have a camera to capture special moments. It neither has a front camera nor a rear camera. The phone lacks the ability to record videos or click photos. Samsung Guru 1207 is not the phone that can be boasted upon its picture and video quality.
Samsung Guru 1207 supports GPRS. You can easily access Internet using the pre-loaded WAP browser. The browser has simple and subtle looks. Text reflow takes a second or two and zooming is efficient. The phone lacks JAVA support so no JAVA based games or apps can be downloaded on the phone. The phone does well in this section as many of the phone of this price range lack the Internet facility.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Guru 1207 is loaded with mere 8MB of internal memory storage space. There is no external memory card slot. So memory can’t be expanded beyond 8MB. The internal memory is just enough to store your contacts, SMSs and other multimedia files that are there to entertain you.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Guru 1207 does not have any powerful processor to boast about. Third party apps and games can’t be downloaded and run on the phone. However, Samsung Guru 1207 has few pre-loaded utility apps such as calculator, alarm clock, calendar and memo pad. There are no pre-loaded games and the phone does even support JAVA, so no JAVA games or apps will work on the device.
Samsung Guru 1207 is fitted with a standard lithium-ion 800mAh battery. The battery backup of the phone is decent enough. It offers a talk time of around 8 hours 35 minutes and a stand by time of around 430 hours. The battery of the phone runs long enough an is very durable.
Samsung Guru 1207 has limited connectivity options. It is a dual-SIM GSM+GSM phone and can be connected to a GSM 850MHz, 900MHz or 1800MHz network. The phone is loaded with the latest Bluetooth technology to connect to other devices wirelessly. It does offer USB connectivity, so can be easily connected to a computer. Samsung Guru 1207 does not support Wi-Fi or Infra-red feature. It has a loud enough speaker and 3.5mm audio jack for plugging in earphones or headphones.
Samsung Guru 1207 faces a stiff competition in the market from other manufacturers such as Micromacx, Karbonn etc. The brand name of Samsung might helps in boosting up the sales of the phone, yet it must have something to attract the buyers. Micromax X11i is yet another dual-SIM phone in this price range and is loaded with a few features that are not there in Samsung Guru 1207. Maxx MX111 also offers a tough fight to the phone.