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      28.09.2013 22:04

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      Don't bother

      It's a phone that does what it should. Not the best I've had.

      Texting was a little difficult as the touchpad wasn't highly responsive. I found that if I texted without the checking the screen properly I had missed letters or spaces and had to go back and start again. Starting in that specific where I had made the mistake was a waste of time as it was tricky to get to the exact place. I would always be one or two spaces away.

      Ringing people is usually difficult for me due to my Deafness but with my hearing aid I managed to train myself to hear my Mum okish but with this phone I couldn't at all. It wasn't clear. A little crackly.

      Camera is utterly crap!! I liked the idea of having the camera button on the edge of the phone so you could take photos like you would with a camera. Plus the features it had on the camera like the low light, panorama, different filters- sepia, solarize is great but only if you're able to take a photo without blurring it! I'd hold the phone and try my best not to move but I still managed to blur the photos. Even my friend who is a photographer struggled.

      Battery life, memory was good. I didn't have problems with this.

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      10.02.2012 15:38

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      A great phone.

      I bought this phone two years ago, then more recently purchased a HTC Wildfire, purely based on the fact that I wanted a smartphone. I got it on a contract, but I know that the phones are reasonable priced now. I used my HTC for around 6 months before the flimsy screen smashed, and I had to go back to using this phone, but I would definitely of moved back by choice anyway. I am a heavy internet user via mobile, and this phone is efficient and quick, I have never had it jam up on me in all the time I have used it. It is great for those who are less advanced with technology too, the texting and calling option is simple too. I have dropped and scratched this phone many times, and it has never let me down, very durable. I do not have a memory card in the phone, and still, it holds a large amount of pictures and texts before I need to delete any. The sound is loud and clear, and it has various settings of vibrations which is also great. You can personalise the phone how you want it (excluding the lock screen) and it also has many useful applications, such as calculators and calanders. The only thing I would critizise is the camera, it is very basic, not great if you are wanting a crystal clear picture. I would recommend this phone to anyone who was consdering getting one, a fantastic model, I say.

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      30.10.2011 20:12
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      good phone for children.

      This mobile phone is totally useless and has NO good applications on it for entertainment. internet is accessable on the Tocco but is extremely slow. no one likes a slow phone so why should you have to put up with it. For a little extra you can get the samsung jet which is fast refferring back to the name "Jet".
      the camera on the samsung tocco is quite good but if your wanting to take professional snaps this is not the choice. Being a ex-owner of this TERRIBLE phone i know a lot about it and im advising you to get a better upgraded phone for a little extra. After a little while the samsung tocco screen wears out and gets damaged only by accident because there cheap phone. If your only thinking of your child/children having a cheap phone to call you in emergencies then i can say this is good enough just for that but for games, internet and apps its no good.
      The texting on this mobile can be extremely hard especially if the user has big fingers or likes to type quickly.
      Whilst i had this mobile my reception was always very low or even empty and im on 02 a good network provider.
      HAPPY BUYING FRIENDS!!!

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        15.06.2011 01:48

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        This phone is absolutely useless. I've had a couple of bad phones in my time, but none as bad as this. Most of the functions either don't work properly or don't work at all. I regularly have to turn it off and restart it. I'm just counting down the days until the contract ends. Cheap, low quality, garbage. I can't stress enough - do not buy this phone!!

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        17.03.2011 09:53
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        not too bad for the price

        Had this phone as a part of the 18 months contract from Orange. On the start - very nice and handy phone, sleek design ( if you think iPhone has got to square design now) than it was quite ahead of its time by the release.
        Menu - quite user friendly, although keep your gadgets in the site bar, if you put them on the "desktop" its hard to navigate through them, as the touch screen is quite sensitive ( on the start) so slight touch and you open a gadget which you didnt want. The icons for them are quite big - maybe for easy of use( touch) but then the screen is full quite quick. It can be personalized too, although there is only 2 options of personalisation of the menu - black and white ( could have more styles maybe)
        Fliping to full menu can be sometimes a play - after 6 months it started to freeze from time to time half way through so I have seen my desktop on one half and menu on the other half , but after few seconds it woke up and done what was requested.
        Camera in the phone is pretty good quality and the pictures ( if on higest setting) are pretty clear, so quite pleased with that as I didnt expect too much from the camera in the phone. Expandible memory slot is therefore very usefell feature and easy to transport the pics to pc ( or via bluetooth) which is also very good feature.
        MP£ player ( radio) is very good , but it uses a lot of battery life from start so make sure you cary on the charger with you if you listen to the music very often.
        Thus battery life - if using for calls only - good, if using additional features - quite bad, end of the day you have to charge it up.
        The touch screen starts to not response after cca 15 months ( and I clean it regulary) do not sure whats the cause. Also the phone after this time starts to freeze more often.
        When you want to use application after turning it on ( like messaging, address book) it takes quite a time to "wake up" , so not good. Also had a trouble to connect to internet - had it on like normal, than it says no response, when you restart the phone , works fine, not good as I mentioned before , the applications take time to start up after turning on.
        After year and half of use I will return though to the keyboard as I find it quicker to type with the keys than via touch screen, so depends on your habbits and preferences.
        Result: For the price good phone packed with features, good camera for the phone, but expect the decline of the performance after certain time.

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        22.01.2011 17:40
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        happy to recommend it

        It's my birthday on Thursday and I have just been given an early birthday present and it's a Samsung SGH-F480, my daughter and son in law already have one of these each and have moved back home after having a baby to save up for a deposit on a house, and I have been admiring the phones they have since they got here. Hinting that I need a new phone and today they got the hint and bought me one for my birthday.

        They are currently on offer at the car phone warehouse for £80 which is half price and they bought me a pay as you go one on Orange so that I can keep the same phone number as I have now by just putting my sim card in from my old phone.

        The Samsung comes in a small blue box and inside it has the user manual, the charger, the disc for the computer and the headphones and computer lead inside the box with the phone. Each item is packed neatly into the groves in the box and each item comes in it's own protective little plastic bag, so there's a fair bit of packaging to recycle once you have taken all the bits out of the box.

        Once you have put your sim card inside the phone you can then begin to get used to it as there is always a few days of having to play with a new phone to get used to the menu and how to operate it. This is a touch screen phone and I like the touch screen phones as I have one for my business calls already but this one is going to be for my personal calls so has all my family and friends numbers on it.
        You can transfer your numbers from your sim card onto your phone once you have put your chip in.

        The phone turns on with a button at the top of the mobile on the left, there is a memory slot in the phone if you want to take extra pictures but you have to buy the memory card separately and it will cost you around £11 to buy from the car phone warehouse, or you can get one from Ebay or Amazon for a little cheaper..
        At the bottom of the mobile there are three silver buttons, which let you get to the menu by pressing the small one on the right, the middle button is the cancel key and this will take you back to the menu or the previous screen depending on what you are doing on the mobile.
        The other silver button on the left is the dial key and this brings up a keypad for you to touch the numbers when you want to dial a number that is not in the memory or on the sim card.
        The silver button in the middle is slightly bigger than the other two.

        The other buttons on the mobile are the camera key situated on the right hand side, the volume key situated on the left hand side and the camera lens is at the top front of the screen. There is also the place to put your charger and the flash for the camera is on the back above the battery cover.
        The cover of the phone lifts over the screen and folds down for when your using the phone.
        This is a little flimsy but does cover it well and you also get a plastic screen cover which is already on the screen when you get a new phone to protect it, using the touch screen with this on isn't any different than using it with it off. It can be peeled off if you don't like it or you can change it for a mirror one or a smoked coloured one, but you have to buy these screen covers separately.

        Once the phone is on and the menu selected you are given choices on where you would like to look on the phone. The phone will display the menu which has the camera, settings, web access, music player, messages, phone book and other pictures to touch that will take you to the relevant screen.
        Touching the games picture will bring up a choice of games to play or you can download games at extra cost.
        You just have to touch the screen to do a certain function and then slide the finger across the screen to get to where you want to access.
        Phoning a friend is easy as you would bring up the menu, touch the phone book then slide your finger down the list of names until you can to the person you wanted to call
        Touch the screen again on the persons name and a little box will come up with call, message or voice call and video call . This is easy to use and quick.

        The functions on the phone are easy to use and there are lots to choose from, you can store numbers, download music and use the music as new ring tones, play games, use the web, voice call, video call, take pictures with the 5 mega pixel camera or use the video function as well as texting.
        You can also use the Google map on the phone.
        It also has Bluetooth, can record calls, you can also add a phone tracker where when someone puts their sim card in your phone it will automatically send a message to two people of your choice so that you know the phone isn't lost and is being used. This service has to be activated before this works.
        You can also activate an SOS on your phone so that if you have an emergency you can press the SOS button and it will call the for help. You can chose who your SOS numbers are when using this function.

        When I first got the mobile phone it seemed there were a lot of things on the menu for me to figure out, but having used it for all day today, I'm happy with it and can find my way around it to do calls, take pictures and messages as well as go online and log into face book and other places I like .
        Although going online will get you extra charges you can get packages to go with the phone once you have registered for a deal with Orange.

        I'm very happy with this phone, it is thin and fits in my pocket a lot better than my Sony Erikson mobile which is a little chunkier. The size of this isn't too big either and the casing feels good and sturdy.
        I'm happy to recommend this to you if your looking for a new mobile as it's at a good price and is easy to navigate.

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          20.11.2010 00:37

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          There are much better phones available.

          I owned this phone for around 12 months and appreciated it while I had it however, I came to notice the flaws when I upgraded to a new phone.
          The positives about this phone were that it is useable, the touch screen is a nice feature and it is a nice size, small and light, it can easily be transported around. Also, for the price, it does include a reasonable camera.
          The negatives were that this phone tended to run quite slowly, moving between screens was not an instant process. The front screen, which can be personalised, was not particularly user friendly. Adding several icons to the front screen resulted in it becoming very cluttered and difficult to select the correct item. Different icons would overlap and move around the screen as I was trying to navigate....I can see why the feature has been added to the phone, however, some sort of mechanism to lock the icons in place would have been a good addition.

          Overall, this is on average phone. There are definately better phones available, however, it is a good basic touch screen phone.

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          08.09.2010 12:41
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          A good introductory phone to the touchscreen newbie

          I had this phone a few years ago on an Orange 18 month contract. At the time I had never used a touch screen phone and felt that I might give this one a go as it looked nice and simple to use.

          There are lots of standard features on the phone and there are no WOW moment when using it. For a touchscreen phone it is very, very basic. Even back then. An MP3 player (great for ringtones), camera (5 mega pixel both video and images), a couple of games, alarm, calculator and other generic things are included. the phone lasts on standby for 250 hours but you will be charging it every other day as I don't think 250 hours of pure standby is too accurate.

          The phones touchscreen is really good. Its nice and simple and feels like second nature after a while. The texting keyboard if quite fidegty to use at first but what phone doesn't take a while to get used to.

          As with all touchscreen phones you will need to get a case. The flip one supplied with the phone I had was ok but didn't provide much protection (or look too good) and I did aquire a few scratches on the back and sides after alot of use. The front touch pad was susceptable to damage as I scratched just during normal usage. It does takes ALOT of punishment as it is designed to withstand heavy handedness.

          All in all this is a basic but well made handset designed to appeal to those of us who don't really need all the fancy features that its rivals and cousins have on them. Straight forward and to the point with great menu systems and ease of use.

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          06.09.2010 12:51
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          A reliable and sturdy little phone, definately one to get.

          I had this phone for 18 months on a contract with Orange, and it's a good little phone, worth getting.

          The camera on the phone is 5 megapixel, which means yes, it's a decent camera. It has a flash so photos can be taken at night and comes with all the special camera effects of being able to take pictures in black and white, sepia, negative etc. The one problem with the camera is that you have to hold your finger down on the button and there is a slight delay to take the picture, but it's a small price to pay if I'm honest. It never bothered me too much.

          You can store a fair few pictures on the phone memory, but there is also a slot to insert your own memory card, which is what I did. I didn't get the memory card with the phone, but they're cheap enough to buy on ebay.

          For text messages, if you don't delete them straight away like I don't, you can probably fit nearly 200 text messages on the phone memory until you have to delete. If you don't want to delete every text one by one, as you have some to keep, you can put some text messages into folders to keep.

          To say it was one of the earlier touch screen phones, it has a fairly responsive touch screen. You only have to tap it slightly and it will work, to be honest I've had a go on later Samsung Touch screens and it is still better than them.

          It has 3g internet, but the internet is still quite slow, then again I may be saying that because I use an iphone now, but the internet seemed not to work when your signal was below half way, and you'd get an error message. It still worked fine for me just using the internet for sites like facebook and twitter.

          I would say the phone is quite strong. I go out drinking a fair few times and the phone has been dropped more times than i care to remember, to the point where the battery has fell out the back, yet it still worked. I used the phone with the case, that attaches to the battery pack, if you don't like the colour of the case then there is a fair selection of cases on sites like ebay.

          The phone has the ususal features on it like a world clock, calculator, conversions and it also has a music recognition feature, which will tell you the current song playing wherever you are, providing of course the phone can hear it. The music recognition works well, it has never got a song wrong for me yet.

          The memory for games on the phone is quite good, mine came for with a single game, and I got about 12 games on top of that, and I still had room for more. On Orange, these games can be priced from anything up to about £5.99. The majority of games were this price, and a few others were about £3. The Orange store is quite easy to navigate around also to get what you want.

          The phone is fairly small, it will fit comfortably in your back pocket, and it is easy to unlock by using a button at the top of the phone. Calls made on the phone are quite clear, and the phone itself is quite loud when it rings.

          The phone is also easy to navigate around. The menu is split into icons that take you where you want to go, rather than having to search through big menus.

          The battery, from constant use, used to last me nearly two days. If you don't use the phone as much, then it will last longer obviously.

          If people asked me if I would recommend this phone now, then yes I would. It's obviously a bit older and less technical than phones these days, yet it is still a good little phone. If you are clumsy with your phones and don't want to spend any more money on repairing/replacing them then I recommend this phone. If you want a good reliable little phone that still has fairly cool features then I recommend this phone.

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          16.08.2010 20:06
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          Overall, a very good phone and I have been very happy with it.

          I've had the Samsung Tocco for over 2 years and I am very impressed with it. I often used to change my phone regularly, but I have been so happy with this that I have not wished to get a new one. Although nowadays, people tend to have smartphones with weird and wonderful apps, the Samsung Tocco was a top phone when it was released and would still be a great purchase today if you do not wish to buy a new, expensive smatphone.

          The screen is large and easy to use. It is a touchcreen and I have never felt there was a problem with it being too sensitive or not sensitive enough. The Samsung Tocco saw the birth of widgets, which are handy shortcuts that appear as small symbols on your screen that can be moved around. These are very handy and easy to access.

          The phone has all the standard features and applications that any phone launched in 2008 has, including a calender, alarms, converter, calculator, stopwatch, timer, radio, MP3 and internet access. It also has features such as a video editor and music recognition, whereby you can hold your phone up to record a short clip of music, then you will instantly find out what the song is. The camera is good and has a good flash and although the photos taken do not look very good quality viewed on the phone itself, once you put it on the computer, they are very good quality.

          There is plenty of memory in the phone but I would recommend buying a memory card for more space as music and photos take up a lot of memory. It is very easy to transfer pictures, videos and music to and from the computer using a USB cable provided with the phone or Bluetooth. The message memory status is fairly standard and can hold approximately 200 messages in the inbox and 200 messages in the sent items. I find the phone very easy to use when texting due to the large screen.

          The only problem is that the the sound quality isn't particularly good when making a phone call so I wouldn't recommend the phone you regularly make very long phonecalls. But other than that, I can't think of any other disadvantages.

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          10.08.2010 00:30
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          Average, doesnt set the world on fire, no major issues though

          I had the F480 for 18 months and consider it an average phone. It was functional but didnt really set the world on fire in anyway. Internet access was slow to say the least and probably 60% of the time i would get DNS error and it wouldnt then connect. It froze fairly often and wouldnt accept the memory card i had inserted, despite it being formatted at the mobile shop. The phone was easy to use though and there were no major problems. It was dropped a fair few times and never had issues with it after, and the casing was hardly damaged. the camera was pretty good too, and it was easy to send and upload photos. It was fairly limited in terms of ringtones and message alerts and these had to be downloaded. The messaging memory limit was limited and could only hold 200 - sounds a lot but most phones hold a lot more. Despite all this, it was an averageish phone, no major issues, but no major plus points either.

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          18.07.2010 02:43
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          A pretty, yet flawed phone

          This mobile phone offers plenty of features condensed into a slim, slick package. The main features are its 5 megapixel camera, the good quality built-in music player, FM radio and web browsing. It also has music recognition software and a talk-time of 3 hours. It's also a light phone (106g), allowing you to use it quite comfortably for long periods of time. However, it's not long before some of the flaws come through. I personally found that the leather battery cover/ flip cover that is supplied with it was flimsy and dirtied easily. Soon it had gone from a pretty pale pink to greying pink. It also began to fray at the edges, especially at the fold, so soon the brushed metal battery cover was back on instead. I also found that call volume was hard to get right, always being either too loud or too quiet. On the customisation front, I was very disappointed. There was no way of changing background colour for the menu or any such thing. No different themes. Nothing. You could change the wallpaper background but that's pretty much it. Also, as a screensaver it chooses a random image. So everytime you lock the screen, you'll get a different image out of a library of 8 or so. There was also the issue that the keyboard buttons are ridiculously small. If you've got large finger tips, there's no way you'll be able to use it without making a lot of mistakes. It comes with a few widgets but personally, I found most of them useless.

          All in all, here's my nutshell.

          3 best features:
          1. the slick look.
          2. the music player.
          3. the camera. Some people on the net have been complaining but I found no problem with it.

          3 worst features:
          1. no customisation.
          2. keyboard buttons too small.
          3. call volume was an issue.

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          10.07.2010 01:28

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          Great phone flawed by the absence of simple additions

          I bought this phone second hand to replace my K800i, however traded it for the LG Cookie in better condition as the camera was too slow and I don't use 3G. This phone has a good quality touch screen however there is no accelerometer, which seems like a very obvious thing to leave out. This means that the orientation is always portrait and you cannot flip the phone to use a full screen keyboard when typing, meaning you have to use the touch screen keypad which wastes a lot of time. Also there is no way to rotate saved photos to use them as your wallpaper, or if there is it is very hard to find as I have searched hard for it. This means that they are always landscape, even if you took the photo in portrait mode. The battery life is average and the firmware is easy to use, however, instead of pushing your thumb up to scroll down (ie pushing the page upwards) you hold the bottom of the screen which I find very confusing.

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          30.06.2010 12:32
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          Good phone with good features, but be wary of reliability.

          I've had this phone for over a year now, and it is a very decent phone, and considering it came free with my £15 a month contract with Orange, I can't really have too many complaints about it.

          Let's start off with the camera. It has flash meaning that good quality photos can be taken at night as well, and at 5 mega pixels, the quality is really good for a phone. The video camera could have been improved, but I rarely use it for that.

          The phone itself is touchscreen and I haven't had any problems with this, every button I press works, and there is no problem with the phone being touch screen.

          To me, this should seem like a phone that ought to have wifi capabilities, but it doesn't for whatever reason, so the £169.99 price tag on amazon seems a bit too expensive for my liking.

          There is also an Micro SD slot which is useful, although I did not get a micro SD card with it, but I bought a 1gb one which is more than enough for my needs.

          However, the one disappointment is that very recently the speaker on my phone doesn't seem to work from time to time, meaning that occasionally I cannot hear what the person on the other end is saying; this is thoroughly disappointing because this has never happened before, and that has only happened very recently, and orange say that I must wait until the end of contract before I can get a new phone.

          However, overall, I would recommend it, but perhaps not for the £169.99 price on amazon.

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          23.06.2010 14:32
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          Would recomend to a frined without doubt!

          I have had this phone for 12 months and I love it!

          The touch screen is so cool, cleverly protected with a flip cover that comes with it. It has a strip on the left side of the screen that you can hide or show that has pictures on to enable you to bring up messages etc just by pressing the picture! You can also drag and drop things on this model.

          I also love the 5MP camera although the videos are not so good, a bit jumpy if you know what I mean.

          The usual features are good, takes a while to get used to texting on a touch screen but then you wont know what to do if you try to use a phone with buttons!

          I find the SD slot handy too because you can keep them with you with any essential information or pictures and swap between them really easily.

          I have to admit I have found a problem though, ever since I got the phone I have had trouble when charging it, I put it on charge before it dies but a few times it has died in the night, I mean wont even switch on dead despite being plugged in.

          I then have to take the battery out, put the battery back in and go around the house plugging it in to different sockets until it likes one and starts to charge, bizarre!

          I have another 12 months left on my contract and will probably stick with this phone, I love it that much!

          I hope I helped!

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          PRODUCT FEATURES:

          5 mega pixel CMOS camera

          Auto-focus

          Image and video stabilization

          2.8" TFT full touch LCD (240 x 320)

          Slow motion and video editor

          Multi-format audio and video

          FM radio

          Video messaging, e-mail, mobile tracker

          Mobile blog

          Bluetooth 2.0

          USB 2.0