Expert Review of Samsung Guru E1081
Samsung Guru E1081 is an affordable piece of feature phone by the South Korean giant manufacturer of smartphones and electronic products, Samsung, that is designed to satisfy the basic calling and messaging needs of the customers. The device is so adjustable in terms of its size that it can fit in even very small pockets. The phone is blessed with ergonomic design that is easy to grip and can fit anywhere, from hand to pocket. The CSTN LCD display offers comfortable and easy viewing of text messages and menus. The device has a sturdy and solid feel and is very easy to use with comfortable and easy to press keys. The device comes with a size of 107.4mm x 45.5mm x 13.6mm and holds a very light weight of 64.5 grams only. It is not a dual SIM phone but with such a small price, the features that this device holds are worth it. It will remain with the users for long time without causing any battery related problem. There is a mobile tracker alert function in the phone also that will alarm the users when the SIM card is changed in the phone. Emergency messages can be send to the pre-designated contacts with just a single click of the button with the help of SOS Message. Then there is a fake call function also that makes the phone start ringing automatically. This function can be entertaining when one wants to fool their friends. The phone holds the support for LED flash also that provides a flash of light in dark surroundings. With the LED support the users will have a permanent torch with them always that can be switched on instantly with no passage of time. The users can set call time limit to avoid lengthy calls. An alarm will notifies the users when their call limit has been reached. This would help in cutting the cost spend on long calls. The call manager keeps the proper record of call durations and call costs so that the users are aware of how much amount they are spending on calls. Power saving mode helps in saving the battery and turns off the phone when it is not in use for a long time. The body of Samsung Guru is made up of plastic that helps in keeping the weight of the device down. The front has a non touch type screen with alpha numeric keypad below it. There is a hexagonal navigational D-pad that is capable in itself of handling most of the tasks of the device and the surrounding bezel of the D-pad is highlighted with red color to make it look different from the other keys. This D-pad has four keys, two on each side for Select, Back, Answering/Making a Call and Ending a call. Above the display there is an ear piece grill that is placed in the center. The rubberized keypad is easy to use and the keys are so soft that even after long usage the fingers of the users will not get tired. Below the alpha numeric keypad on the left side there is a small hole that works as a mouthpiece. The charging port and the headphone jack is placed on the left side of the phone's body and are covered by a rotational flip. The top hosts an LED flash light that works like a torch for the users. The right side and the bottom of the phone are left untouched as you will not find any dedicated key or port there. The back of the device holds nothing but a Samsung logo that is engraved in the back cover. Removing the cover will reveal the powerful battery and under the battery there is a microSIM card slot.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Guru E1081 has a 1.43 inches wide CSTN LCD display that is not sensitive to touch but has a six way navigational D-pad that handles most of the major functions of the device. This display provides a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels with color combinations made from 65K colors. The pixel density of 127 ppi makes the screen vibrant and clear and visible from each angle. Samsung Guru is running on Samsung's own proprietary operating system that makes its usage very easy and simple. The phone has the same basic icons in the menu that are available in almost all the simple basic feature phones, that are, Message, Contacts, Call History, Calendar, Games, Organizer, Applications, Alarm and Settings. The interface of the device is very simple and the users do not have to take much load in getting addicted to the phone. The usage of the device is so simple that you can type texts or do lots of tasks even without looking at the screen. The mobile tracker facility alerts the users when SIM card is changed and with the single press of a button, you can send emergency messages to the pre-designated numbers. You can also make fake calls to create fun in the friends group.
Samsung Guru E1081 is a very cheap handset that does not hold loads of applications and features to entertain the users but still it is blessed with some of the features that are needed for the daily day to day tasks. The device offers support to 40 polyphonic ringtones. There is no camera so the users cannot enjoy the video clips on this phone. There is no music player supported on the device so one cannot listen to their favorite numbers. The phone does not have any FM radio facility. It is a simple phone for calling and messaging purpose so expecting a lot out of it is of no use.
Pictures and Video quality
Since Samsung Guru E1081 does not support a camera so no pictures or videos can be shot using this phone neither you can play audio or video files on the device. there are many cheap devices available in the market that have the facility of a low sensor camera in them, so they can affect the demand of Samsung Guru in the market.
Samsung Guru E1081 does not provide support to Internet as there are no connectivity options, such as EDGE, GPRS, 3G at HSPA+ speed, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi Hotspot, are available on the device. the users cannot exchange the data with the nearby devices as there is no support to Bluetooth even. The only connectivity support that this device offers is via USB port. Through this port the users can transfer compatible files from the PC to Samsung Guru or vice versa.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Guru E1081 comes with an internal storage capacity of 1MB that can store 1000 phone book entries, 500 messages and 20 dialed calls, 20 received calls and 20 missed calls. There is no support to microSD card slot so the users cannot expand the external memory of the phone.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Guru E1081 supports some of the basic applications that are required for daily tasks, such as Calendar, Clock, Alarm, Currency Converter, Converter, Calculator, Memo book, Stop watch, Countdown Timer, Mobile Tracker, Organizer, Voice memo and Predictive text input are supported by this phone. There are some pre-loaded games also in the device that the users can enjoy playing but those games are not supported by Java. The games cannot be downloaded on the device so the users have only a limited collection of games only. One cannot download third party applications also on this device.
Samsung Guru E1081 is bestowed with a powerful standard Li-Ion 800 mAh battery that is sufficient enough to keep the phone alive for more than a day even after a heavy usage. Since no heavy applications can be played on the device so the usage of battery is limited and very small. This battery provides a talk time of up to 12 hours and a standby time of up to 550 hours, which means nearly 23 days, almost a month long standby time. So this device is very suitable and apt for those who love chatting on phone for long hours.
Samsung Guru E1081 is a single SIM supporting device that provides support to GSM network only at a bandwidth of 900 / 1800 MHz for 2G band only. The device does not support any 3G network so you cannot enjoy the super fast 3G HSPA+ for downloading or for uploading a data. The users also cannot pay visit to social sites like Facebook or Twitter or Orkut or YouTube.
Samsung Guru E1081 is an okay types of phone that is meant only for heavy calling or heavy messaging purpose. It does not provide any extra application or feature to entertain its users as there is no support to FM radio, music player, video player or audio/video recording. There are many other contemporary phones available in the market that are doing good in the market and have more features and support as compared to Samsung Guru and some of these handsets are Nokia 100, Nokia 101, Nokia X1 01, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 303, iBall Aaura 3, iBall Glam 3, Nokia C1 02 and more.