Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Good value for money, especially for touch screen beginners
Samsung Tocco Lite
Member Name: WithoutFear
Samsung Tocco Lite
Advantages: Sturdy, well priced
Disadvantages: No apps, basic internet
I bought this phone in August 2009 as my first touchscreen phone, and considering it was around the £100 mark at the time I found it to be quite good considering the budget price.
On the whole the touch response time is quick, and there are rarely any difficulties regarding calibration. On occasion I have found loading can be slightly delayed if there are many files, messages etc stored, though this has never been a major issue. Icons displayed are large enough to be seen and selected with ease yet at the same time do not clog up the entire screen! Colours show up well, even on lower brightness options, though sometimes display is affected in bright sunlight (as with many mobiles).
The 3.2 megapixel camera can take decent snaps though don't expect professional photography from it! There is a selection of effects and options to choose from, including modes for night time, sport etc. The video option isn't spectacular though does what you'd expect - record short videos when you want! (I personally used it a lot at a concert!)
Battery life on this model is generally very good, I usually need to charge it no more than once a week, despite many texts, a few phone calls and a generous amount of web browsing.
Speaking of web browsing, though this is a far cry from lightning fast surfing you can certainly get away with updating social networking accounts e.g. Facebook, Twitter and using Google. Youtube is a no go however, loading is very slow and there is no option to pause to allow for buffering!
Internal memory is reasonable, and will suffice, though if you like to store photos, videos or music then I would recommend using a mini SD card to expand space; photos taken on the camera tend to fill up memory without you realising! There's a generous amount of room for texts, though this does vary depending on the size of messages received.
Overall, though this phone can't really be compared to the likes of Blackberry's HTCs and iPhones, and considering the price, it's a decent, sturdy, reliable phone that provides the novelty of a touchscreen with the functions of a phone that will get you through day to day life.
Summary: This phone is ideal for those who want a simple touchscreen on a budget.
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