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Now straight to the point the phone is not on for its flashy looks but it has several beneficial factoids. Including the fact that is small and nippy easy to hold in your pocket plus it doesn't really have any weight to it. Secondly its an easy going phone meaning there is no need to read a manual to know how it should be used thus preventing complications. second to last the product is of great strength and reliability meaning if ever you were to drop it on the ground whether by accident on purpose i can guarantee that phone will still work. and finally the price is between £7 - 10 max that's not at all pricey meaning if you were to get stopped on the street by a gang of thugs and were sadly to say robbed you aren't losing much.
But with all regards communication has become more socially revolved so if your not one that so much follows the trend feel free to buy this phone.
The Samsung GT E1080 excellent phone with basic features. I love it because it performs the main functions that I require which are making and receiving calls. It does include some interesting features such as call blocking and sending SOS (save our souls)messages in emergencies. It is also affordable and sturdy. I can simply reassemble it and reset information such as the date and time if it falls. Daily, I use the alarm, calendar and calculator functions. I use the alarm to alert me when the end of my lunch break is soon approaching. The calendar is great for completing the date section on forms and the calculator is excellent for performing simple numerical calculations. It is easy to transport due to its lightweight and slim design. The numbers appear large on the screen which allows persons with poor eyesight to easily see if they have dialed the correct number. For entertainnment very few games are available. If the battery is relativley low the phone does not function well (it is very difficult to receive and make calls), so charge it promptly.
I enjoy using my phone on a daily basis.
Couple months ago, I try to buy a cell phone with standard features and with cheap prize. Actually I still in that time I still have the other choice that is Nokia 1280 with prize 20 dollar, but I more choose Samsung GT E1080 with prize 20 dollar.
In the cell phone just only a cell phone, a battery, a charger, guarantee card and guide books. In box is any note "slim and sleek in your hand", but the true is this cell phone is not slim when you grab it, but in the back side casing is any unique design. So the cell phone not falling from your hand although your hand is wet or sweat.
For use it, it's not too hard like other Samsung cell phone couple years ago. For me this cell phone is not just having standard features but this cell phone had more important features, like torch light or flashlight. You can use the flashlight with way press on the d-pad for turn on and turn off.
This cell phone is having too mobile tracker features, when your phone has been stolen and the thief replace the card. The card will send a message to phone number who which you fixed. So you can track the location of your phone.
For fill in your free time, you can playing 2 full version games from Carom and Super Jewel Quest, this phone have a great battery. The battery will hold for 3 days with normally use it.
There comes a time in life when you want a simple phone that can just make a call like the good old days rather than the modern smartphone's we have now which can do everything. So that's why I decided to get the Samsung GT E1080.
I wanted a cheap mobile that I can use to call and text, also that I wont be devastated if I lose it on a night out. The samsung GT E1080 is a budget phone from Samsung. What i noticed was the lack of features on the phone which i already expected it doesnt come with a camera for you to take pictures.
You will also be surprised to know that there is no internet capabilities due to lack of WIFI within this budget phone. What I liked was how small the phone is and can fit in your pockets very nice, the phone comes with a 1.43 CSTN LCD screen which is nothing spectacular, the screen is not really bright and colorful but that is to be expected for the price.
The mobile feels very solid and thin, it is also very easy to grip it in your hands when you want to make calls. The mobile comes with a alpha numeric keyboard its very easy to use , its very intuitive when sending text messages and there is no lag in between. I felt that the letters on the screen were rather small when sending a message to someone.
The phone comes with built in phone memory which can hold up to 100 messages and can store 200 of your contact lists but it can hold more depending on your sim card. The phone comes with a built in calender which is rather useful, notes where you can store your notes, it comes with a built in alarm clock which you can set up five different alarms. It also comes with a calculator, converter etc.
Samsung have even included two games which you can play if you feeling bored. A feature I liked was the torch which comes in handy when you are in a dark room and want to find your way around. The main selling point for this phone I believe is the excellent Battery life which can easily last you up to four days which is good when you are travelling a lot.
No, this is definitely NOT a Smart Phone ,but excellent value ,only costing somewhere between £10 to
£20 at most, mine was £12 from Tesco. It is advertised as being "slim and sleek" this is true, it fits
comfortably into the palm of the hand, and feels smooth and light. It is hard to damage; today it fell out
of my pocket onto some wet grass, but seems fine. Ofcourse there is no camera and no internet access
or Sat Nav, but I have a Sat Nav and a digital camera, so don't mind too much.You can't download apps.
Its' features are basic but work well. It will receive and make calls, send and receive messages, and let
you know when an out going message has been received.I find texting from it quick and easy, though my
husband who has bigger fingers has a bit of difficulty as the keys are small. It stores sent and received
messages indefinitely until you choose to delete them. The ringtones are nice and clear, you can adjust
the volume. You can also make fake calls incase you need an excuse to leave a meeting, but I haven't
used that feature.It records missed calls,with date and time, and has an ansaphone feature.This is OK
but is fiddly and time consuming to switch it on to listen to messages.
The games feature seems pretty limited with one game, "Jewel Quest" not very diverting.
The alarm feature is very good ,when set for a particular time it will repeat it once, nice and loud, you
don't need a biscuit tin to put it in overnight and switches off easily using the OK button.
The calculator can be very useful, accurate and easy to use.
Like all phones it switches itself off if not in use, this activates itself very quickly, and it can be annoying
to keep having to turn it back on, even though its only a small matter of having to press the star button.
The phone will run on various networks, mine is Tesco, I do pay as you go. and it is incredibly cheap for a
light to medium user like me.As well as clubcard points for topping up, I get triple credit, and offers of
free text bundles. Until very recently I was using it for ringing work often, the credit lasted for ages and
ages. The battery also lasts a long time before it needs recharging, the phone comes with a nice plug in
charger, this is not an extra. Transferring data from another phone via Sim is not a problem.
If the battery gets low it does send out little signals to let you know which can be a bit annoying.
All my grumbles are minor, I am a satisfied customer, and don't want to change.
This phone is amazing value for money, but comes with no bells and whistles. There is only one game, but the call quality is good and the battery life is excellent. I purchased this phone after a theft and I was very glad I did. Excellent product for excellent value.
The phone's charger is not a standard charger which makes replacing it a problem and the back of the phone is also not very well kept on, but this may just be my level of wear and tear.
I would recommend this to a friend as it is very simple to use, being very reminiscent of the early Nokia "brick" phones. I dropped it multiple times and it didn't take any damage at all. Perhaps a good phone to give to a child as their first? It can stand wear and tear and is not likely to be stolen due to the low cost of it.
I really love my little GT-E1080, especially the version 1080W version, which has improved storage capacity and some improved mp3 ringtones. The ringtones of this phone are quite loud to be able to hear it for example on public transportation or other noisy places. The speaker can be set to quite loud, and the microphone is also quite sensitive. The overall sound quality is nearly the best. The keypad is also good, and that is only one plastic block, so you can use it in slow rain, the internals won't get wet.
The 1080W version has improved storage capacity:
500 SMS message, instead of 100 SMS message of the basic model,
1000 Phone Numbers instead of basic 200, and
100 Calendar schedules instead of ???(doesn't signed)
which I think is not bad. This modification has made this model really usable.
This model has no data-communication to the outside world, but I think, if it is not really necessary, it doesn't mean a problem.
The display is quite small, but the bigger problem is the CSTN technology, which produces very slow displaying, even in wintertime, when there is cold outside, that slows down the display even more. The scrolling texts simply can not be read.
The battery life is unbeatable, two weeks between charges at average usage.
Just over the Christmas period, typically, since all shops and services are shutting down, my HTC smart phone broke, and I could no longer access my text messages. Considering that I live with my phone in my hand, and that I pay almost £30 per month for the contract, I decided to get a cheap phone which I could use with my contract SIM to still get the advantage of my unlimited texts and calls until I could get my phone fixed.
I went into Tesco and picked the cheapest phone which would fit my needs, which was this one. At just under £10 I thought it was really worth the money, even though it is intended as a temporary measure. Having been used to a smart phone, I had forgotten how few functions these phones had - just one game, and very few theme/colour options, and I really miss the camera and internet functions! But it does the job! And one thing which really was a pleasant surprise, was the battery life!! Usually I charge my HTC every night, or at least every second night. I have had this little Samsung since before Christmas and I have charged it twice! Absolutely fantastic.
The display size is 1.43 inches, is 1.8 inches wide total, 4.2 inches long and half an inch deep. I was also pleasantly surprised at the light weight - just 65g.
All in all, the phone was really good value for money, and although it is very basic, it has a good feel and a good quality - at least it doesn't fall into a million bits when I drop it like my HTC!
If all you want is a phone, and not a hi-tech touchscreen smartphone this is for you. does exactly what it says on the box, it phones! the interface is basic but easy to use, especially for people who cannot fathom the modern smartphones. features are kept to a minimum, no camera, light or internet. this means the E1080 has a fantastic battery life, whilst smart phone users will be charging a minimum of once a day, this little phone lasted me 2 weeks without a charge, making it fantastically practical. the buttons feel solid and the unit is very light and well sized, making it perfect for people who want a mobile for what it was intended for, calling and texting! the display is bright and easy to read, its feels solid and tough, and at only £15 what more could you want! the perfect everyday mobile or backup for when the smartphone almost inevitably encounters issues!
I'm one of those people who prefers having a basic phone than a phone that can do everything. Sure I would love an IPhone, but there's times when a fancy phone can distract you using a phone for its original purpose: calling and texting. Which is why i bought this very basic, little Samsung phone.
I wanted a good battery life and i got it, I can charge this phone up and not have to worry about it for a week. Meaning it won't let me down when i need it the most, whereas with a smartphone you have to charge them more or less every day.
This phone feels like it has been made well. The plastic casing is tough and it comfortably sits in your hand. I've got quite big hands and I think the buttons are just about right in size. I've dropped this phone many times and nothing has changed, it's safe to say that I'm going to have it for a few more years. Even if it does brake (which it won't), I'll definitely buy another straight away.
I'd say the most advanced feature it has is 'fake call' or the 'mobile tracker' which is not very advanced, but i don't care. It has an alarm, a feature that makes the screen act as a light and basic calling and texting.
You can pick one up for under £10 on eBay or about £15 brand new, i got mine for £8.50. So if you want a cheap, reliable phone, I'd recommend this Samsung to anyone.
It's cheap, has no special features to speak of, isn't overly attractive, but it's a phone. The Samsung GT-E1080i is small, black, and sturdy. It doesn't matter if you drop it, it always bounces back. I'd say the handset is virtually indestrucable, even the buttons look strong and at no risk of falling off, as you'd expect of a cheap phone.
It won't take a picture, has no fancy touch-screen, but it'll let you make and recieve calls and send and reciever txt messages, and it won't cost a fortune. With prices varying from £10 - £17 depending where you shop, the phone really is a bargain buy.
The Sumsung GT-E1080i comes unlocked to any network, so you'll have no trouble transferring your number, or have to worry about changing provider. The phone seems to pick up good signal on any network and has a suprisingly long battery life for both standby and talk time.
The only downfall I feel with this phone is the noises it makes. Everything it does causes the phone to squeek and chime in extremly irritating tones. These can however be silenced with the press of a button, but this isn't helpful if you need to hear your phone.
OverallyI'd rate this phone 8/10 if you want something cheap and cheerfull that does the minimum you need it to and no more, or if you're just looking for a temporary stop-gap phone and don't want to spend a fortune, then this is the phone for you.
After breaking yet another budget phone (dropped in the bath) I was scouring the shops for a cheap but stylish phone. After searching for some time, I picked the Samsung GT E1080, picked up for a bargainous £11.99 from Asda Home. I have recently become quite a fan of Samsung phones for their stylish designs and usability, this being the 3rd Samsung phone I have had. I was really surprised by how sleek and stylish the phone was for such a cheap price. A lot of the other cheaper phones I have bought have been slightly bulky or childish in their design, but this phone looks modern with a shiny black case.
I don't buy phones for any modern features ( I break far too many phones to warrant spending mega bucks) - I've never owned a touch screen phone and wouldn't know how to use an app. This phone has all the basic features as expected - receives calls, sends text messages (with predictive text) the usual extras (calculator etc.) which is all I require for my needs. The sound quality is good, a plus as a couple of the budget phones I have bought did compromise somewhat on sound and speaker quality, and the volume goes up high enough for me to hear the phone ring from upstairs in my house if I leave my phone downstairs. I also found this phone has a really good battery life as well, Im constantly texting away, and one for leaving my phone charger at home, but find the phone easily lasts a long weekend out (Friday - Monday)
I have now introduced the 'Grandma Test' giving my budget phones to Grandma to see if they are easy enough for anyone to pick up and send a text, and she had no problems with this phone as she has had with some of my other models. Overall, I would say this is now my favourite budget phone to date - easy to use menus, sleek and really great battery life. A definite 5/5.
I got this phone as a cheap spare to keep for when either myself or my husband had phone problems. It was actually bought initially when my husband's pile of crap flip phone that he loved dearly gave up the ghost, and he used it for a few weeks while deciding what phone he wanted eventually settling for another Samsung that's pretty much a blackberry clone. When my own phone had a screen issue I used it for about two weeks while mine was being repaired, and then again more recently when my battery got so bad that it was only holding a charge for a few hours before it needed charging again and I had to order a new one which took a while to arrive (why do these things always go belly up just before a bank holiday weekend?!).
Because this was bought as a spare, we chose one which was something that either myself or my husband would be ok to use, and which wasn't expensive and didn't have a lot of fancy features to bump up the cost. What that basically meant was that my dh had to be able to use it and as he finds touch screens irritating and likes 'real buttons' this seemed fairly suitable.
The phone cost us £19 including the sim card that came with it which had £10 of airtime on it. Once we'd bought it, we went home, rang virgin and had the £10 of airtime transferred from that sim to my husband's as at the time he was on pay as you go while I was on contract. They were absolutely fine doing this for us.
What You Get
Being a pretty basic phone you don't get a lot with this. The phone, a mains charger and some instructions. Because my husband and I both have Virgin phones, we've bought this on Virgin but it also comes on O2, and various other networks.
Yeah I know I said this was a basic phone without much on it, but it does in fact have a few features as follows:
Radio - not very good and we couldn't get much on it and what we did get wasn't very clear. As this doesn't have headphones it's quite a tinny sound that you get out of the phone itself.
Alarm Clock - fairly basic range of noises you can chose from, and easy to set the time on it.
Calculator - same as that on most phones - works ok but nothing special.
Calander - again, ok and you can set reminders on it if you need to although I have to say we've not bothered using even this as neither of us has used the phone for long enough at a time to make it necessary.
Stopwatch - never used it, but would imagine it would work in much the same way as that on my regular phone which I've also never used. Press the button once it starts, press it again it stops.
Bejewled Game - A game I've owned on my pc in the past where you move things around the screen to score points. Not easy to play on this phone and I only tried it once because of this. The controls are just damned awkward and the whole thing isn't very clear as the screen is pretty small.
Using the Phone
As a phone - for making and receiving calls this is fine. The sound is clear enough and it has a good volume control and will turn up fairly loud so you can easily hear what people are saying. The ringtones with it are pretty crap, but if you wanted something better you could probably install it - again we only use this for short periods of time when regular phones are out of action so we've not bothered.
For texting - again fairly simple although I do find it quite hard going back to buttons after using a touch screen phone for so long, but it's not impossible and the buttons themselves are fairly easy to use if a little clunky.
A Few Other Thoughts
The battery on this is extremely long lasting. I'm guessing this is because it's got so little in the way of features that there's nothing really to eat the energy. Add to that you can't sit and play much in the way of games or surf the net or anything so you're not wearing it down that way either. I do make quite a lot of calls and texts through the day, but the battery still lasts several days before I need to charge it - though to be fair it's my habit to charge my phone regularly so I tend when using this to just top it up in the evening as normal.
Looks wise this isn't really the sort of phone that you will be proud to own or display as a status symbol. It is however nice and clear, so might be ideal for someone who is new to mobiles or not very confident, or even someone who needs bigger buttons and more visible numbers as they're pretty clear on this.
Would I recommend this? Well if you're looking for a cheap spare phone, or one that is nice and basic for a beginner to mobile phones then yes I would. If you're looking for something good that you can do a lot more than just make the odd call or send the odd text from then no, this won't be much use to you. It all depends on what you're looking for from a phone really.
And that is really all this does. I don't use a phone for the Internet - we have a laptop, a tablet, and my computer + my husband has a smart phone if we need to check anything away from home. We have MP3 players for music, an excellent digital camera and a camcorder, and if I want to play games - there is Nintendo DS - in short I have other devices that do a better job at all the extra functions one often buys a phone for - I want a phone to make and receive calls - nothing else. I bought this phone so that I can easily call my husband to collect me after hospital appointments, have access to a phone for emergencies if I am in the caravan, and the odd time the main landline has gone out on us - which has happened a few times - the last time taking 4 days before we had phone service again.
I paid £5.95 for this phone with a mandatory £10 calling time which brought the total up to £15.95 from the carphone warehouse. In the box you get the phone, a mains charger, a small instructions book and nothing else, you don't even get an earphone. If you should want to buy an earphone - there is not a seperate slot for this. Instead you will have to open up the charging slot and attempt to thread the earphone into the small circular bit in the middle. I have this on Virgin, but it was available on, Orange, O2, T-mobile and Vodaphone as well at the same price. The phone itself is unlocked so you can put any card into it - you just pick which network you want and you can take the card home and set it up, or they will do it free of charge. I took this option and let the salesperson set it all up, but it was only a few minutes and I do think it would be simple enough to do yourself.
This phone does have a couple of features - it has a radio, alarm clock, a calculator, a calender, a stopwatch, torch light and one game, but I do not use any of these. I would point out that the torch function is simply the screen lit up and isn't going to do much, and the game - a jewel puzzle game is so awkward to use even the kids won't play it - and I like bejeweled - it's just that the controls are awful. There is no camera at all. You can of course text with this phone, but the keys are tiny , a bit stiff, and this phone would not be ideal if you spend a lot of time texting. The phone book is simple and easy to use, and you have a choice of a few ring tones but they are all awful in my opinion - very high pitched polymorphic noises. I'd much prefer a simple ring, but then I don't get a lot of calls on this, so I can live it with it. If turned up loud - which my husband did - I can hear this from anywhere in the house or even if the phone is indoors and I am out in the garden. It is very, very loud. There's no way you can claim not to have heard this one.
But the one area this phone really shines is the very simple making and receiving calls. I live in a signal blackspot of sometime. My husband has always had trouble getting a signal and often has to stand in the hallway, as it the one spot in the house with a stronger signal. This little phone has never had a problem though - I can get a signal anywhere. We are both on the same network, so I do think this just has a stronger device for picking up a signal. It works grand out in the middle of nowhere too. Voices are crystal clear with this unless my husband is having trouble with a signal on his phone - not the fault of this phone. I never have to ask anyone to repeat anything.
The other strong spot on this phone is the battery. I've been waiting for the battery to run low before reviewing this - and waiting and waiting and waiting. Two weeks in fact, and that is with a few phone calls, setting it up and general messing about while the kids tried the game etc..... It still isn't dead - I could still make a phone call on this - but it has started to beep in a very loud annoying fashion and tell me that the battery is low, so I have just plugged it in and started my review. This came charged as well, and I have no way of knowing how long this phone sat with this charge before we bought it, but it was of course turned off. It has left been on for the whole 2 weeks I have owned it.
Overall - I am really happy with this phone. Yes I know it doesn't have any extras - but I don't need them. It is reliable and does what it meant to do - make phone calls. I like having this for an emergency back up in the house, and I like the fact that I now have a phone of my own for the caravan. My son does have a better phone that he kept for the games when his father upgraded, but if he wants to go out and play around the neighbourhood, or caravan park I'd rather he take this. It is very sturdy and can easily handle a few drops and a bit of bashing about. It isn't really good enough for anyone to want to steal - and if my son should lose this - it isn't the end of the world as it far easier replaced than his own phone.
If you are looking for a very simple phone, for calls only, I am quite happy to recommend this. Even if you have a much better phone, this is good one to take places like the beach where a good phone could be damaged, or just as an emergency back up. For a child just to have a way to contact home when out, or for parents to call it is grand as well - but I think most children would be quite disappointed with this as their own phone. It certainly would not make a nice Christmas box. Honestly , I would have liked a simple camera on this as it's so small and easy to carry about in a pocket, and I am afraid to take my good camera some places like a day at the beach, but I am planning to buy a tiny cheap, tiny, digital camera as well and combing the price of the two items, this still works out so much less expensive than buying a phone with a decent camera built in.
In deciding how to rate this phone, I have not rated down for lack of features. I knew it did not have any features when I bought this, and I don't think anyone who wants a phone that does it all would even look at this phone. You really can a lot expect a lot of features for £5.95 . I bought this for phone calls only, and it is excellent for this single purpose.
So my iphone broke and I decided I had had enough of the responsibility of carrying around an expensive phone all the time, and decided to get a cheap one that I wouldn't mind losing or breaking. This phone was not the cheapest that I could find (there was one for £6 in carphone warehouse) but this did look like the best of the cheapies so I went for it.
- Overview -
First off the build quality is pretty good, its not a really tinny light device that feels like it was put together by a 5 year old, it feels pretty sturdy and has a good weight to it, not too heavy but feels nice in your hand. The buttons make quite a lot of noise when you type a text message and the noise can sometimes be a bit squeeky and annoying but thats what you get when you spend £15 so I am not really complaining.
It has limited features, there is of course calling, texting, alarm clock and a calendar (though you cannot set dates for reminders on it), as well as the added feature of memos and a rather addictive game called Jewel Quest, good for killing a bit of time.
A fairly interesting and possibly useful feature is that it can do fake calls, which means that if you are in an awkward meeting or date and want to get out you can set it to look like it is receiving a call from an unknown number and make your escape - useful! - maybe.
The flashlight feature is not a flashlight, it just makes the screen a bit brighter, which doesn't really make any difference so this is not quite so useful.
Battery life is immense on this thing too, I charged it once and it worked without fail for almost an entire week. I suppose this is because it does not have all those juice draining background features that most smart phones have nowadays and just uses batttery when calling and texting really. The instruction manual says that it will last for 19 hours of talk time, which is pretty impressive I would say.
- Calling -
Connectivity is good on the phone and it is easy to make calls either by looking up numbers in the contacts menu or by inputting them manually. The volume is good and there is no problem hearing what somebody on the other side is saying, though I have had problems with my voice not being too loud on the other side, so I have to speak a bit louder sometimes, which is not that big of a problem.
- Texting -
For those of us who are used to smart phones it is a bit of a hassle to go back to using the old fashioned keypad for writing texts, and it certainly takes a few tries to get back into it, but it is not so bad after all that and this phone is quite good for it, as well as including a predictive text dictionary which is pretty useful. The buttons are not massive however and it can often take a few tries to get the words right, so long texts are a pain, especially when still getting the hang of the interface.
- Verdict -
Pretty much the best you can expect for a phone that costs less than 20 quid, really very good value for that and is useful for all the primary tasks that we need a phone for, but not much else. If you really want to be able to check all the sports scores and play angry birds then this is not for you, however if you just want to call your friends and keep in contact, theres nothing comparable for cheaper out there really.