The features on the Samsung Character are extremely limited. It is a CDMA phone with 2G and 3G support and it won’t work on a GSM network.
There’s a 1,000 entry phonebook with multiple number slots, email and notes. You can also add picture ID and ringtones to your contacts and group them if you like. The basics are all here including a calculator, alarm function, calendar, stop watch and timer and a few more besides. You also get some basic apps for social networking and music.
Bluetooth 2.1 is supported but there is no Wi-Fi. The basic Internet browser is not ideal; it is pretty slow, images often won’t load and, because there’s no Wi-Fi support, you aren’t going to want to use it very often. There also doesn’t seem to be a dedicated email app.
The camera is awful. Seriously 1.3 megapixels in this day and age is simply not up to scratch. There are loads of options and you can edit shots after you capture them, but the maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels is a disappointment. There’s no flash and no support for video recording.
It does support up to a 32 GB microSD card and coupled with the 3.5mm headphone jack that makes it a decent MP3 player alternative. In fact it only supports the MP3 and AAC+ audio formats. It can also handle MP4 videos.
Additional features worth mentioning include a speakerphone function and voice commands.