Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Samsung Tocco Light
Samsung Tocco Lite
Member Name: lorrainek858
Samsung Tocco Lite
Advantages: lots of features, easy to use
Disadvantages: internet can be very slow
I owned my Samsung Tocco Light for about 1 year before I decided to get myself an Apple Phone, and I must say that this phone is rather good value and a lovely little starter phone for anyone who is unsure of phones that have touch screens or younger teenagers who don't have the money for very expensive phones. There is a good number of features on this phone and it is cheap and easy to use.
Ease of Use
When I bought this phone, it was my first ever experience in having a touch screen phone. I thought it might be quite hard to get a hang of and use properly, but this phone is quite easily and suitably laid out and using the touch screen was very easy to adapt to.
Making Calls and Sending Texts
The most important thing about a phone is making calls and sending texts. It is quite simple and straight forward carry out both these tasks with this phone.
Making phone calls is straight forward and easy to do, you can either choose the person you want to call from your contacts list, or manually type in their number with the touch screen keypad (which is laid out in a similar fashion to all other mobile phones on the touch screen). Then press the call button. While you are in a call you can browse your phone book and also go into your phone menu if you need to for any reason, this is handy if someone rings you wanting a number as you don't have to get off the phone to find it for them.
Sending texts is also really easy to get the hang of, you can choose to send them to a person in your contacts list or type the recipients number in manually, when you are writing the text you can hold your phone upright and vertically to keep the keypad in the traditional phone keypad fashion (numbers 1-9 allowing letters to also be typed) or you can put the phone on its side horizontally and then the phone will display a QWERTY keyboard, which I found is quicker to type on as you don't have to tap on buttons more than once to display one letter. Once you are finished typing, just click send.
The phone's main screen is divided into 3 sections that you can scroll across with your finger and lay out different 'widgets' that allow you to keep track of different things like the date, a calendar, quick access to facebook, reminders, your alarm clock, your recent texts, a notes page and many other little applications. You can open any of these on the main page by simply tapping on them.
The main menu is divided into 9 different sections and is really easy to navigate through, you can access your texts, alarm clocks, your personal pictures and files and also your call log, calendar, camera, music and phone settings through the main menu my just tapping the picture that corresponds to what you need to view.
The camera on this phone isn't great, though for the price of the phone it is good enough, it is 3.2MP and pictures taken on this phone are quite clear, but nowhere near the quality of my iPhone 4S, however, this phone is much cheaper so the trade down in quality is inevitable.
You can play music on this phone and there is a build in MP3 Player, though the phone memory isn't great, you can buy a little micro SD card and insert it a little socket at the side of the phone to give you more memory which means you'll get more songs onto the phone. The memory card is also useful if you take a lot of pictures and like to store them on your phone.
Something I miss about owning this phone now that I have got an iPhone is that it has a radio built into it (which doesn't require any wifi or internet connection to play). I found it was always quite easy to pick up radio signal when using this phone, even in my old work, which never had radio signal in other devices. This phone does require the use of its own special headphones to listen to the radio (they are supplied in the box) so you can't listen to it out loud.
You can browse the internet and access Facebook on this mobile, but the internet is quite slow (compared to iPhone), and can cost quite a bit if you don't buy good internet bolt ons. Apart from this, it is easy to access and navigate through the internet on this phone, as long as you have a little patience to wait on pages to open.
The battery life on this phone is quite good, I found that it needed charged every two days, which is brilliant for a smart phone battery.
You can buy this mobile at the moment on Pay as You Go for in around £55-£70, which is a really good price for the quality of the phone. I would definitely recommend this phone to anyone who wants a good quality, cheap smart phone.
Overall I think that this is a fantastic little phone and I think that I got my monies worth out of it before I upgraded. It is the perfect phone for anyone who doesn't want to spend high prices on a smart phone or anyone who isn't sure on touch screen phones or teenagers who don't have as much money to splash out on a smart phone. I would give this phone 4 out of 5 stars and think its great value for money.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Summary: a nice, cheap, smart phone
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