The Samsung Utopia isn't your average feature phone, as you'll find a 5 megapixel camera, a front-facing webcam and 3G and WiFi connectivity
Editor's Review of the S5610 Utopia
Given its classic candybar styling and traditional features, you make thing Samsung's S5160 Utopia is just another 'cheap' dumb phone. However, the handset's specs may just surprise you.
If you struggle to get to grips with touchscreens and BlackBerry keypads, you'll be pleased to hear that the Samsung Utopia touts a traditional 9-key alphanumeric keypad, paired with a decent 2.4-inch (240 x 320) colour display, which showcases Samsung's simplified feature phone interface. These come housed within the phone's skinny 12mm-thick metal clad casing, which makes the phone look much more expensive than it actually is.
When it comes to 'basic' phones, you usually expect to find little more than a built-in flashlight and a selection of Java-based games. However, the Samsung S5610 comes rocking a decent 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, alongside a front-facing camera for video-calling. Thanks to the handset's included 3G and WiFi connectivity, you can easily share snapshots on the internet too. The onboard browser, although cramped, makes accessing Facebook and Twitter fairly easy, and there's also a pre-loaded email application.
The phone's multimedia smarts don't stop there. Potential adopters can also look forward to an FM radio with RDS, a built-in music and video player, and a bunch of pre-loaded games. There's also up to 32GB of expandable storage - a feature we're not used to seeing on affordable handsets.
If you're after a phone with smartphone functionality but without the complicated touchscreen, the Samsung S5610 - especially given its reasonable price-tag - could well be the perfect handset. However, those of you addicted to browsing the web, may struggle to cope with the compact display.
Not all Samsung S5610 come with wifi. It depends on the country where you buy it.
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Samsung S5610 Utopia Specifications
118.9mm x 49.7mm x 12.9mm
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.4 inches
Resolution: 240 x 320
External: microSD up to 32GB
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Front facing camera with video calling
Talk Time: 916 minutes
Standby Time: 960 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Video supported formats