Gadget Review: Samsung Punch ch@t322

After two weeks of waiting, Sun Cellular finally provided the free Samsung Punch ch@t322 that goes with my sun line.  The Samsung Punch ch@t322 currently retails at 4,300 php.  This was the only dual-sim phone among the selection.

  • The phone looks bold.  
  • It has a QWERTY keypad.
  • It has an optical track pad similar to those of Blackberry
  • Bluetooth capable (even with Bluetooth Messenger)
  • Dual SIM (dual standby)
  • Has a Micro SD card slot
  • FM Radio 
  • Java capable
  • No SMS threading (was mislead in thinking it has because of the name Chat)
  • Has to switch using the switch button at the right side of the phone to make a call or send a message
  • Only 1.3 MP camera
  • No WiFi
  • Not touchscreen
This phone is probably one of the cheapest dual sim phones around.  It you are satisfied with just call or text, this phone will suffice.  However, if you want more, we recommend upgrading to Samsung Ch@t 355 (WiFi) (5,000 php) or Alcatel Ot-806D (touchscreen + QWERTY + SMS threading + WiFi ) (5,000 php) instead.  The price difference is not that big.  It would be interesting though if there were dual sim android phones to come out.