Samsung Corby S3653 Full Touch Screen Phone review

Sporting a 2.8  inch capacitive touch screen, Samsung Corby definitely makes a strong statement in the Mobile market. With no real competition in the low end Touch Screen scenario, Samsung tries to strengthen its hold in the sub Rs 10,000 / $240  Touch screen market. After good success with Samsung STAR and STAR , this phone is expected to consolidate its hold.

The phone has an unusual rounded shape rather than a typical bar shape of 5800 or Apple Iphone. Also the phone comes in funky colors like Caribbean Yellow,Pink etc. Lets look how it compares against other similar in terms of dimensions and thickness

Samsung Corby S3653 Black and Yellow  Face book app
Black and Yellow Face book app

Samsung Corby – 103 x 56.5 x 12 mm
KP500 -106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm
– 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
– 104 x 49 x 13 mm
Samsung STAR – 104 x 53 x 11.9 mm
Nokia X6 – 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm
Nokia X3 – 96 x 49 x 14 (Not a touch screen) mm
Nokia – 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 (18.2 max) mm
Iphone 3Gs -115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
Nokia E71 – 114 x 57 x 10 mm
Nokia N97 mini – 113 x 52.5 x14.2 mm

The phone is definitely a slim one in its league also very light weighing at 94 g. And its screen is bright and as you would expect from a capacitive touch screen, doesnt support multi touch etc.

But Samsung Corby comes preloaded with variety of Apps for the internet hungry youth, Orkut,MySpace,Facebook, Twitter,Yahoo messenger,Google Talk, Gmail , Youtube, Flickr,Picasa to name a few. It comes with 27 widgets preloaded and you can still download 75 more from samsung site for free.

Samsung Corby S3653  Home Screen
Samsung Corby S3653 Home Screen

It has a inbuilt memory of 64 MB and supports upto 8GB in External Memory Cards. The phone comes with 2MP without Autofocus, with One touch zoom. In connectivity Corby supports A2DP (streaming stereo music over ). There is no 3G and .

The phone comes with an office viewer, but strangely Samsung omitted On Screen , which might be a turnoff for many considering this phone is targetted at social media fans. Also there is no accelerometer to Auto rotate the screen mode between Landscape and portrait.

Specifications
Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Dimensions 103 x 56.5 x 12.4 mm
Weight 90 g
Display Type TFT capacitive , 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches
Speakerphone Yes
Memory Phonebook 1000 contacts, Photocall
Internal 64 MB
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 8 GB, buy memory
Data Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
HSCSD Yes
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Features Smile detection
Video Yes, QVGA@15fps
Secondary No
Features Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
Browser 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Jamaican Yellow, Cupid Pink, Minimal White, and Festival Orange; 2 Fashion Jackets
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
– MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Find Music recognition service
– H.263/H.264/MP4/WMV player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– T9

Well if you have sub 10k budget Samsung Corby S3653 is definitely a good buy. The price of Samsung Corby S3653 is Rs 8600 ($ 200 ) and you might end up getting more discounts during Diwali or New Year offers.

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102 Replies to “Samsung Corby S3653 Full Touch Screen Phone review”

  1. Hiiii…
    I bought a samsung corby its great …… But there is no pc suite cd with the phone and i am not able to connect my phone over pc and transfer my contacts from my pc because its askin for mobile USB modem 1.0 software and i am unable to find one through net …. So could any one pls help me out with this problem …….

    1. dude just goto settings, den phone settings… PC connections n den select MASS STORAGE . Now try connecting to ur pc ..vil surely workkk

      REGARDS
      amit

      1. then i change it to mass storage means how it will come while transfer files from pc and i need phone restart code and personal site for this mobile s3653 samsung corby for themes wallpaper videos image and ringtone pls tell friend………………………………..

  2. Hi all
    Simillar Jack
    I bought a samsung corby its great …… But there is no pc suite cd with the phone and i am not able to connect my phone over pc and transfer my contacts from my pc because its askin for mobile USB modem 1.0 software and i am unable to find one through net …. So could any one pls help me out with this problem …….

    1. 1. Firstly you need to have the PC to Mobile Connector. The connector is really cheap

      2. Go tp settings -> Phone -> Choose Mass Storage

      3. Now connect the cable

      4. Your phone will be like a USB device now

      Hope it helps 🙂

  3. hello m using corby its a nice phone
    i read in sum reviews dt it supports wmv video but m nt able to play any wmv file
    does this really support WMV format..
    thanx

  4. yeah as said by navya an othrs thr is no pc suite cd wid this. wen i couldn’t connect my mobile wid my pc it looks like a dooms day fr me. it looks like have been handicapped by some sort of technical prob. please let me know a solution pls………

  5. The Samsung TXT Corby is a new mobile phone from Samsung after Corby series previously introduced the S3650. This new series Samsung mobile phones trying to reach a younger audience. Samsung GSM Corby TXT, the company focuses more on the frequent SMS-er. The Samsung TXT Corby is alotted with a physical QWERTY keyboard for exceptionally fast and easy longer can type text or SMS messages.
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  6. I have s3653(samsung) phone , and I m not able to charge it from USB port. However when I connect it to USB( even for 2 hrs), it shows charging but when I disconnect it battery doesnot gets charged.

    1. I faced the same problem. Googled about it and got two solutions.
      This is on Samsung CORBY
      Solution 1:
      On the phone go to Menu > Settings > Phone Settings > PC Connections, in that select Mass Storage and save it. After doing this plung-in the USB cable. Now it gets charged fully in 3 hours.

      Solution 2:
      Simply switch-off the phone and plug-in the cable and it gets charged within 3 hours.

    1. i bought corby s3653 at 6k along with usb cable,pc suite,5 back panels,2covers,charger,1 stereo headset, 2gb memory card.1 data kit and 1mic cable gud na.but its strange that many of u did,nt got many of the things.sad!

  7. can anyone tell me how to get themes and wallpapers for samsung corby s3653? i couldn’t find one.. i just like to change my wallpapers and themes into a new one…

  8. got myself a corby s3653… juz wanna ask if it can play youtube videos? other advices or needed applications to play other media streaming like youtube? any applications to play FLV format on Corby? where can i find it..?

  9. I have 1 question to ask.please help me.

    I have blocked some of the numbers using samsung corby but know i don’t know how to block them.

    please reply (its urgent)

  10. can anyone tell me how to get themes and wallpapers for samsung corby s3653? i couldn’t find one.. i just like to change my wallpapers and themes into a new one…

  11. compatibility issue!!! Cannot be connected to a PC with the windows 7 OS. No PC studio can help you do that. If anyone knows better- I will be glad to learn.

    1. Use there are 3 option in PC connetion (Setting – phone setting – pc connections) select Mass storage and save.
      Now check you will able to connect your phone to PC having windows 7

  12. @all
    Anybody having problem in continuous shooting mode of camera. I am able to take one shot only while it should take 10.

  13. i have been using this mobile past 3 months there is no prob at all and having good features in it really stylish and nice phone but the prob is we r unable to connect pc

    1. Use there are 3 option in PC connetion (Setting – phone setting – pc connections) select Mass storage and save.
      Now check you will able to connect your phone to PC

  14. hi dudes

    solutions for u

    the price of samsung corby 3653 is 6800 rs.
    we get the following in the box
    1mobile 5 backpannels
    2 pouches 1 ear phone set 1 charger 2pc studio cds 2gb card 1datacable

    changing ur theme
    menu – settings-didplay sett.-main menu style-style- custom theme then browse ur pics

    i have samsung pc studio cd which supports samsung corby
    if u need means mail me at
    r for any solutions contact me r male me

    satish_8585@yahoo.com

    ph no 9849891011

  15. Hey can one inform me that how is teh sound quality of the speaker and whether i will be able to swch between the application when i listening to music…ex msgng or checking photos.plz lemme know coz i m planning to get a new phone.

  16. Hi friends

    S there is technical deffect with pc studio of corby 3653

    uninstall all samsung drivers and pc studio frm ur lappy or desktop
    and den install the pc studio and drivers of samsung Metro 3600 phone

    restart ur pc after uninstalling the older pc studio nd even installing the new one too

    surely it works
    iam using in the same manner

  17. hey friends i want to hide sum personal information in my samsung corby
    so is there any java application for it
    even iam also serching for it
    if any body had such application means plz kindly inform me

  18. hi 🙂 this phone is really nice but i have one problem…its when i run ebuddy it says to me u need to enable java apps from your internet settings and i searched but didnt find anythin 🙂 i have the s3653 wi-fi thnx

  19. Question: Can you install an ms office or an equivalent in the samsung corby? I really want to see if I can use it to view and make documents.

  20. I have samsung corby s3653 , when i use widgets facebook and press login it says “Network connection error”?
    PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME,AS SOON AS POSSIBLE….this happens with widgets,mobile browser,opera mini……..when i brought it worked fined,but for now it shows,DNS FAILED when connected by browser and NETWORK CONNECTION ERROR when using widgets.

  21. Hi
    I just bought this phone. Its really very good. But i got one problem in this. When i download any Java software which is 1 mb or above. It installed successfully but it says error when i louch. So please anyone help me what should i do.

  22. I have a samsung corby s3650. Currently I am on a trip and I didn’t carry my travel charger for recharging mobile. I try to recharge it by connecting the data cable USB port with a laptop PC, but it’s not recharging as it appears (battery indicator moves but it doesn’t get charged). I’m trying hard to fine out if this data transfer cable USB wire is also used for recharging purpose or not. But I can’t fine an answer. Please tell me if I can recharge mobile with this data cable using USB port or it’s not possible.
    Thank you

  23. I found the same inquiry by Ashok on this Jan. 2010 posted here. However nobody could reply it. Hope someone gives the light over the matter soon!!

    “I have s3653(samsung) phone , and I m not able to charge it from USB port. However when I connect it to USB( even for 2 hrs), it shows charging but when I disconnect it battery doesnot gets charged.”

  24. Samsung corby s3653 caller name displaying issue….Plzzzz Help?
    I have a samsung corby s3653 phone.The problem is when i save a name with a mobile number, it wont display the name when Im getting a call from that number.But if I ommit the zero infront of the number and save it in the phonebook, I can view the name when a call is comming.
    But again I only can see the name of the sender of a SMS if i save a number with the Country code.
    Im totally lost with saving the numbers in the phonebook..Please I would like to know a fix for this…
    Please help me…

  25. Hi!

    Any of you have sound setup on your Corby’s OS? I totally miss it, and phone profiles alone is just makin it a big pile of shit? Are there such a verion of OS for Corby, where you can setup sounds for each function like in any other mobile?

  26. Hi all,

    Mee too using corbie yaar…..I had got one problem with MP4 format of vedio files.They are not playing in this mobile,but in specifications there was a specification that MP4 files can be played….could anybody can help me out?????

  27. Iv jus bout a corby 2, im havn endles probs, tink its more likly dat damn vodafone network dan anytin else.me nd sum1 2chat me tru da setings, my patience is wearing thin,startn 2tink it may hav been da wrong fone choice aftr all. help plz my email addy is ielzinkza@yahoo.com

  28. hii all of u
    /i have lost my handset (samsung s3653) today on27/011/2010. around 10:40pm and i activate tracker toobut still no message coming on my another nomber.so how can i get my sellfone back.plz advice on my mail.

  29. where can i find a usb driver for samsung corby
    to transfer files from computer to phone
    i searched the entire web and found nothing
    please help!
    thanks!

  30. maa ki aakh nokia 1616 is the best phone in the world check it out i have one………… tumahari maa ki aankh… bhen ke loddddoooo

  31. hi, i am unable to play *.wmv and *.mpeg video files in by samsung corby s3653, can any one help me out to get this resolved. Thanx

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