Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Samsung Tocco Lite
Member Name: ProntoPlease
Samsung Tocco Lite
Advantages: Modern appearance, many applications, cheap, touchscreen.
Disadvantages: Lack of 3G, slow Internet.
I've had my Tocco lite for about a year now, it was around £70 and I brought it from the Carphone Warehouse. I had been after a new phone since my crappy Sony Ericsson was almost broken so I thought I would opt for a sleek, modern touchscreen phone. It's biggest drawback is the lack of support for 3G, but nevertheless it is still a suprisingly good phone and best of all, it's affordable. There is a 3.2 megapixel camera, which may be a problem for some users however it has a responsive touchscreen, it's a relatively small pocketsized phone and it includes a variety of apps to keep you entertained. For £70, it isn't a bad phone at all.
Being a girly-girl, I have it in a baby pink colour but you can also buy it in silver and black. It has a good sized 3-inch screen, with a dozen applications to choose from, including: music, which you can download from your computer and transfer onto it; a video player; a camera; an FM radio, plus a selection of online-based apps and social networking options to work with. The 3.2 megapixel camera comes with an automatic focus feature to ensure a well focused picture. This camera also supports a smile detection feature, which allows the user to take a picture and the smile detection will ensure the user captures their subjects smile as the picture will be taken as soon as the subject smiles. A built in flash will also add light to those darker surroundings. There is also a cool photo editing application, which helps you add effects and create novelty pictures.
Texting is simple. I prefer to switch my phone horizontally, that way you can get a QWERTY keyboard to type with. The user can share SMS messages and add text, symbols and pictures to their messages. Cleverly, there is a predictive text feature which allows you to start writing a word then the device will add the remaining letters, which makes Texting effortless and quicker. Personally, I'm on O2 and a text costs me around 10p to send, I'm not on a contract, I'm simply on 'Pay as you go' purely because I rarely use my mobile.
Tocco Lite contains a speaker system so you can talk to your contacts hands-free. Easilly, you can access your phonebook from the main menu and the phone also supports a call log, which allows users to access any calls made, received or missed. The phone has a great signal so I can call or text people from almost anywhere.
The web browser is quite good, making excellent use of the large screen with easy to access: Google Mail, RSS feeds, Google search and Google maps. The lack of 3G does hinder the web browser though in terms of download speed.
Battery life is pretty good aswell, I only have to charge it once a week at the most. The phone's package includes a charger. However, if you regularly use the Internet and the music player it will drain your battery life, so beware of that. It takes around 2-3 hours to fully charge and apparently it can last atleast 250 hours on standby. When battery life is low, the phone emits a loud, beeping noise.
Overall, a great phone at an affordable price. Despite lack of 3G, it's a really great mobile. It contains basic features aswell as many other fun add-ons. Also, it's sleek and stylish and you can take it anywhere. You can buy it at Asda, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis and Amazon for atleast £70. Great buy, 4 stars.
Summary: A great phone at a reasonable price!
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