Metro B350E – Could This Be Samsung’s Best Low-End Feature Phone?

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  • Posted: August 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Besides the high end phones that Samsung launched, the company never forget the low end customers. Well, the market is wide and both ends need a phone. That’s why Samsung launched a cheap feature phone — Metro B350E.

The market is growing and everybody wants to be smart and enjoy the amazing features that come with smartphones. A research last year done by Gartner revealed that Samsung topped the smartphone market by selling close to 300 million units (31% of market share) up from 205 million units (30% market share) sold the previous year. Apple was second in the number of sales recorded, the company sold slightly more than half the units sold by Samsung thereby taking up 15.6% of market share. LG, Huawei and Lenovo managed not to be in the list of others by taking up 4.8, 4.8, and 4.5 percent of the smartphone market respectively. Others took the largest share of the market at 39.3% by selling well over 380 million units of smartphones.

Also read: “You can copy a phone but you cannot copy innovation”: Here is why Samsung continues to introduce so many phones in the market.

The new feature phone may be will change the trend since tech desirability is unpredictable. The phone has some nice features. Metro B350 has a dual sim which is incredible. Early this year Orange launched a dual SIM handset called Kaduda. The phone was advertised everywhere which gave the device an upper hand in capturing many customers. Customers liked the device because of it’s dual SIM which is helpful to entrepreneurs or MPESA owners.

The phone is 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) display which is good–my mother would love that. It has a physical keypad. It measures 117.5×51.3×11.9mm. In terms of storage the phone is better than Kaduda. It has a 32MB inbuilt storage and can support microSD cards of up to 16GB on the other hand kaduda supports up to 8GB microSD cards.

A camera is very important in a phone, and Metro B350 has a good camera that can support the current lifestyle. The phone has a 2MP rear camera which is better compared to kaduda. Kaduda comes with a 1.3 MP camera. Metro does not have a flash light.

Samsung Metro B350E comes with GPRS/EDGE and Bluetooth connectivity and has other features like torch, MP3 player, FM radio, and an internet browser. Kaduda, Metro B350E and Nokia 105 Dual SIM have almost the same functionality.

Also read: Kaduda faces competition as Microsoft announces Nokia 105 Nokia 105 Dual SIM

 

 

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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