The latest price of Samsung Guru 1085 was obtained on 19 Oct 2018.
The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.
Samsung Guru 1085 - Expert Reviews
The Samsung Guru E1085T happens to be one of the budget feature phones launched by Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung. Having a sturdy form, it is designed to meet your basic communication needs. The Samsung Guru E1085T sports a 1.43-inch CSTN screen having a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels (65K colors), rendering clear and bright images on the display. With dimensions of 107.4mm X 45.5mm x 13.6mm, the phone weighs around 64.5g. Below the display screen is located a 4-way navigation button that allows you to navigate through web pages and applications with considerable ease. Of course, the feature that the Samsung Guru is best known for is its amazing battery life. The handset is powered by an 800 mAh standard Li-Ion battery that gives a great talk time of upto 12 hours and standby time of 420 hours.
Operating system and UI
The Samsung Guru E1085T runs on the Samsung Proprietary operating system which is okay for your normal tasks but of course, given the ultra-low price, don’t expect anything even close to an Android or iOS interface. Like we said, this is simply a normal budget phone and not a smartphone. However, you do get access to a wide variety of nifty and useful pre-loaded applications that are designed to make your life easier. Some of these applications include Clock, Alarm, Countdown Timer, Stop Watch, Scheduler, vCard and vCalendar, Calendar, To-do List, Calculator, Currency Converter, Memo book, Offline Mode and Mobile Tracker.
The multimedia options available in the Samsung Guru E1085T are pretty limited. All you get is a Stereo FM Radio with RDS and a music player that manages to play basic formats with ease. No camera is available on this handset. You can set your favorite song as your MP3 ringtone or you can choose from among the 40 polyphonic ringtones that are provided with the handset.
The 1.43-inch CSTN screen tries its best to render clear and bright images and does a good job of it. But of course, you can’t really think of watching any videos on such a tiny screen.
As this phone is an ultra-affordable handset equipped with only the basic features, you really can’t expect it to offer any advanced internet support like 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity. However, basic GPRS/EDGE support is provided for, allowing you to browse the Web at 2G speeds.
The Samsung Guru E1085T is equipped with only 1MB of internal memory storage. While there is no facility for external memory in the form of a microSD card slot, you do have facility for storing call records and a phonebook capacity of 500 entries. The lack of expandable memory support is a significant drawback for a user who wishes to listen to his favorite songs on the music player provided.
The Samsung Guru E1085T comes with a variety of useful pre-loaded applications such as Clock, Alarm, Countdown Timer, Stop Watch, Scheduler, vCard and vCalendar, Calendar, To-do List, Calculator, Currency Converter, Memo book, Offline Mode and even Mobile Tracker, which helps to recover your phone when it gets lost or stolen.
As we mentioned before, the most significant feature of the Samsung Guru E1085T is its amazing long-lasting battery life. On full charge, the phone manages to give talk time of upto 12 hours and standby time of upto 420 hours, which comes up to around 17 days. Samsung has really gone all-out in advertising the amazing long battery life offered by this handset.
In terms of the connectivity features offered by the handset, the Samsung Guru E1085T significantly falls short as besides USB connectivity and GPRS/EDGE support, no other feature is available. That means no 3G support, no Wi-Fi connectivity, definitely no GPS and not even basic Bluetooth support! We can understand the absence of the other features but Bluetooth is something that is supposed to be available on almost every handset- regardless of the price!
Let us compare the Samsung Guru E1085T with a similar handset from Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia. In India’s budget handset market, the two major foreign companies that compete to grab the most consumers are Nokia and Samsung. The Nokia 1616 was launched just a few months after the launch of the Samsung Guru E1085T and possesses features that closely resemble those of the latter. However, both handsets also offer certain features that are aimed at fulfilling specific needs and preferences of the consumer. For example, the Samsung Guru E1085T is 9% slimmer and 17% lighter than the Nokia 1616, making it easy and convenient to carry around in your pocket. However, the Nokia 1616 features a screen that is 25% larger than that of the Samsung Guru E1085T. Naturally, it also possesses 25% more pixels than the latter, thus being able to render crisp and sharp images.
When it comes to multimedia features, both handsets are pretty much head-to-head but the Nokia 1616 possesses a significant feature that is absent on the Samsung Guru E1085T- a universal 3.5mm headphone jack, which lets the user play music on any speaker available, which feature a 3.5mm port. On the other hand, when it comes to connectivity features, the Nokia 1616 falls far short of the Samsung Guru E1085T, lacking even basic GPRS/EDGE support and USB connectivity. The battery backup on both the phones are almost same with the Samsung Guru E1085T offering marginally more battery life as compared to the Nokia 1616. Both phones are in the same price-category with only a marginal difference between their prices.
According to the latest update, the Samsung Guru E1085T is available for an ultra-low price of Rs. 1000 only, from various sellers. Given the basic features of the phone, the affordable price-tag has been very appealing to the budget consumers who want simple calling and messaging functionality along with a few multimedia features and long-lasting battery life. This phone was launched way back in September 2009 and thus it is recommended that you check out newer phones in the same price-category in order to obtain the most up-to-date features available in the budget phone market today.