Samsung B7722 review: Double the action

GSMArena team, 17 August 2010.
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Tags: Samsung, Touch UI

Introduction

Letís face it, B7722 doesnít sound particularly inviting. But you will be surprised to see that unlike most of the dual SIM phones on the market, which donít do anything beyond the basics, the B7722 packs plenty of features that are rarely found on the spec sheet of such a niche device.

Some might take the double-seven double-two as the slightest of hints but itís nowhere near the Duos pet name that Samsung dual SIM phones usually get. Anyway, dual SIM action is the most important feature of the Samsung B7722 but it isnít the only card up its sleeve.

Besides looking nice and handling two SIM cards all at the same time, the B7722 also has a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and above average connectivity options (including 3G support on one of the SIM cards and Wi-Fi). And on top of that you get a decently sized stylus-friendly touchscreen (measuring 3.2 inches).

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Samsung B7722 official photos

Although dual SIM phones are a sensible option for a certain set of customers, they will never be mainstream it seems. Itís arguable whether a more advanced set of features will broaden the phoneís appeal. Or risk turning away the hard users, who wouldnít want to pay extra for features they deem irrelevant. The Samsung B7722 is an interesting device but thatís the kind of dilemma itís facing. Just look at the specs below and notice just how little is missing.

Key features

  • 3.2" 256K-color resistive touchscreen at WQVGA resolution
  • Dual-SIM dual standby quad-band GSM/EDGE support
  • Single-band 3G with HSDPA (SIM 1 only)
  • TouchWiz UI
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera and QVGA@30fps video
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1
  • Standard microUSB port
  • Office document viewer
  • Good audio quality

Main disadvantages

  • Quite pricey
  • Memory management issues
  • Poor screen sunlight legibility
  • Smudge-prone back and front panels
  • No standard 3.5mm audio jack

As you can see, the B7722 packs in a lot. And while that certainly sounds good to us, it comes at a price. A pretty high one, by the way. The phone can be had for around 300 euro, which is rather steep for a feature phone.

However, maybe itís the rest of the dual SIM phones out there to blame for being too cheap, and not the B7722 for being too expensive. Thatís one of the things weíll reflect on while reviewing the phone.

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Samsung B7722 live shots

Follow us on the next page to see whatís in the Samsung B7722 retail package and take a closer look at the phoneís exterior.

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